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Host Tim Gordon Keeps It Reel While Covering Tinseltown’s A-List Set

What kind of person boasts that he spends the majority of each working day watching movies—and has seen more than 10,000 of them in the process? A person like Tim Gordon. As president of the Washington, D.C., Film Critics Association, a movie reviewer for local PBS affiliate WETA-TV, and host of BlogTalkRadio’s Keeping It Reel, Tim is always game to screen flicks of any caliber. Except, of course, when chatting with Hollywood powerhouses like Tyler Perry. Confabs like that happen during the balance of his working day, while he and his correspondents are attending junkets for such flicks as Tyler’s For Colored Girls, Angelina Jolie’s The Tourist or Denzel Washington’s Unstoppable. And on that cinematic note, it’s time to go live to our nation’s capital for a chat with this week’s SoundBits subject, aka Film Gordon…

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

If you love talking film, if you love good conversation, if you love funky music and if you love havin’ a whole lot of fun, we’ve got all that plus a Cineplexful of reel celebrities weighing in on their latest flicks.

Cinematic addict—and lovin’ it!

Cinematic addict—and lovin’ it!

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

In addition to the passion I have for the power of movies, I’m a huge sportsas well as an avid collector of trading cards. I also love politics, literature and the culinary arts.

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

Since I model my show on late-night talk shows, my inspirations are of course the king himself, Johnny Carson, as well as Arsenio Hall. I’m taken, as well, by the interviewing style of Today show host Continue reading

‘All My Children’ Star Marcus Patrick, ‘MythBusters’ Star Tory Belleci, Hoodoo Gurus frontman Dave Falkner and More Today on BlogTalkRadio

marcus-patrick5Marcus Patrick: The actor who played Jamal Cudahy on All My Children tells H8terade Radio why he took a break from showbiz to live on a farm in Hawaii. “Having had the record deals, the soap-opera deals, the film deals,” he says, “I realized it wasn’t that fulfilling.”

tori-bellaci1Tory Belleci: The special-effects guru, who has worked for Industrial Light and Magic a model builder and painter—and currently co-hosts Discovery Channel’s MythBusters—chats with World Footprints hosts Tonya and Ian Fitzpatrick about his recent trip to earthquake-devastated Haiti, and how it changed his life.

dave-falknerDave Falkner: The frontman for Aussie rockers Hoodoo Gurus—who charted in the ’80s with tracks like Leilani, Tojo and Bittersweet—drops in on Icon Fetch host Tony Peters to fill us in on the band’s first new album in 6 years, Purity of Essence.

diane-hart1Diane Hart: The executive editor of Oxygen magazine, which covers women’s fitness, stops by Best Ever You to offer hosts Elizabeth Hamilton and Katie Eastman her list of simple food substitutions that can help you slim down as the holiday season shifts into high gear.

nell-minowNell Minow: The daughter of former FCC Chairman Newton Minow—whose weekly parental advisories on the latest movie releases appear in the Chicago Sun-Times—drops in on Movie Addict Headquarters host Betty Jo Tucker to chat about hot holiday flick picks.

Christina Aguilera, ‘Football Wives’ Star Melani Ismail, Jimi Hendrix’s Lady Love Rosa Lee Brooks and More Today on BlogTalkRadio

christina-aguileraChristina Aguilera: The 4-time Grammy-winner drops in to chat about her big-screen debut, in Burlesque. Co-starring Cher, the big-budget musical casts Christina—who tells Punch Drunk Critics host John Nolan, “I’m a little O.C.D.”—as a small-town waitress with a big voice who follows her dreams to an L.A. nightclub.

melani-ismailMelani Ismail: The wife of former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Raghib “Rocket” Ismail stops by The Beautiful Butterfly Show to fill us in on how she balances starring in the new VH1 reality series Football Wives with raising four kids and pursuring her pop-music career.

rosa-lee-brooks2Rosa Lee Brooks: Jimi Hendrix would have turned 68 last week. And to celebrate, his lady love—and R&B singer in her own right—Rosa Lee Brooks drops in on host Brown Suga to chat about working with the rock icon, and to sample tracks from his new box set, The Jimi Hendrix Anthology, which features a few of her own tunes.

richard-hatch1Richard Hatch: The hunky actor who played Capt. Apollo in Battlestar Galactica—while also appearing on such hit ’70 series as Hawaii Five-0 and The Streets of San Francisco—drops in on FanCentral Fancast host Kim Lockman for a BSG Blowout.

amber-osborneAmber Osborne: The CEO of Tampa, Fla.-based new-media PR firm Head of Lettuce Media—who has been featured on ABC News and CNN—stops by Train with Shane to chat with host Deborah Shane about how to destroying social-media bordedom while getting your message out.

stupidcancershow-3ccSurvivor Spotlight: Mel Majoros, producer of The Cancer Warrior show on Empower Radio, and singer-songwriters Mimi Ferraro and Christine Baze stop by The Stupic Cancer Show to talk with host Matthew Zachary about being cancer survivors, and how that has inspired their work.

Legendary Screenwriter Bo Goldman discusses his craft

If you’re a movie lover, chances are you’ve experienced Bo Goldman’s work in one way or another.

goldman.jpgSince he arrived on the scene in Hollywood, Goldman has set the bar with his screenplays for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Scent of a Woman” to name a few.

If you count these in your top favorites, don’t miss this rare opportunity to share your enthusiasm with Bo, the creative mind behind the films.

In today’s edition of Movie Geeks United, the acclaimed scribe discusses his past work with fans, the recent strike, and hopefully gives us some insight into his future projects.

Listen to the show here.

Ian Halperin dishes on the Glosslip from Hollywood

halperin.jpgSunday nights have never been so steamy on BlogTalkRadio.

New York Times bestselling author Ian Halperin joins the gals of Glosslip Radio at 10pm ET. On the show, Ian will discuss his latest page-turner, Hollywood Undercover: Revealing the Sordid Secrets of Tinseltown.

As an investigative journalist, Halperin went undercover to explore the grit below the surface glamor of the celebrities and stars. Along the way, he encountered people and institutions that were darker than he had imagined.

Don’t miss this insider’s take on the current state of Hollywood.