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Programming Highlights; June 15, 2010


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Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

allen-westAt 11:30 AM AACONS host Marie Stroughter welcomes retired Lt. Col. Allen West, the GOP Congressional candidate from Florida’s 22nd District whose YouTube video At The Revolution has been viewed 2.2 million times (making him a much-buzzed about Oval Office contender for 2012).

becky-leeAt 6 PM World Footprints continues its focus on global citizenship as Becky Lee from Survivor: Cook Islands Castaways drops in to chat about her Becky’s Fund, which raises awareness of domestic violence—and which was financed with her prize money from the hit CBS series.

burgess-jenkinsAt 6 PM Christian Devotions’s Scott McCausey welcomes Burgess Jenkins, who played Ray Budds in 2000’s Remember the Titans, and has since appeared on such hit shows as Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill. The actor will chat about his role in the new upcoming flick Hero.

rasheedaAt 6PM The African American Literary Divas chill with hip-hop star Rasheeda, who began her career as a member of the teen trio Da Kaperz, and has since risen to queen of the Crunk Kingdom. The Georgia Peach singer will fill us in on wassup with her next album.

tc-carson1At 7 PM Your 15 Minutes Radio gets busy with actor-crooner TC Carson, who played Kyle Barker on the Fox sitcom Living Single. TC will chat about his role in the Houston’s Ensemble Theater Co.’s production of Five Guys Named Moe, and his new CD, Truth.

tim-donaghy1At 8 PM The Wheelhouse hosts Michael Bower and Chris Cause mix it up with Tim Donaghy, the former NBA referee who was booted from pro ball—and spent 15 months in prison—for betting on games. Tim will give us his take on whether Boston can lock in the title tonight.

daniel-cudmoreAt 9 PM Artists on Demand gets ups close and personal with Daniel Cudmore, who made his name as Colossus in the X-Men series but more recently set female hearts aflutter as Volturi guard Felix in The Twilight Saga: New Moon—which he reprises in Eclipse, opening June 30.

alexandra-paulAt 10 PM The Movie Geeks kick their Summer of ’85 series—which has already been graced by Steve Guttenberg and Joel Schumacher—into high grear with Baywatch cutie Alexandra Paul, who’ll chat about starring opposite Kevin Costner in John Badham’s American Flyers.

molly-burnettAlso at 10 PM Jasam Radio host Deborah Huey hangs with Molly Burnett, who plays Melanie Layton Kiraikis on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, and has also done a guest turn as Amanda Jane on HBO’s True Blood —during which she belted out the tune Jesus Asked Me Out Today.

jillian-lauren1At 10 PM Host Olivia Wilder sits down with Jillian Lauren, an NYU dropout who got Shanghaied into spending 18 months in the harem of Prince Jefri Bolkiah—youngest brother of the Sultan of Brunei—though lived to chronicle her experiences in the new book, Some Girls.

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Billy Black Actor Gil Birmingham: ‘Twilight’ Is Shakespeare

We’d never thought of it this way, but Gil Birmingham may be right: The Twilight series does owe a debt to William Shakespeare—namely, the bard’s most romantic play.

Interviewed on Neyom Friday, the actor who plays Billy Black—whose son is werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner)—offers his take on why Twilight is so captivating and addictive to audiences the world over.

“It’s the story of Romeo and Juliet. I think people tap into the heart more than anything. And that’s what they feel, even if it is a fantasy story,” Gil tells host Neyom Friday.

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“It’s been spoken of before, but nobody has ever witnessed it or experienced it,” Gil (above with Taylor) tells us of Jacob’s transformation into a werewolf in “New Moon."

“It speaks to the longing that I think we all have, to love and to wanna be loved—and higher aspirations of ourselves.

“That’s why I feel proud to be part of it: It’s not filled with graphic violence or gratuitous sex. It makes you feel good.”

Gil also chats about the hit flick’s forthcoming sequels, New Moon and Eclipse.

“I’m so happy that the storyline’s gonna follow more of ‘the puppy pack,’ as I call them, and the wolves and the development of the story with my son, Jacob,” he says.

“We just finished filming Eclipse and it’s very, very rare to Continue reading

SoundBits: Amy McCracken’s Got a Monstrous Fang Base

With the enormous popularity of Twilight on the big screen and True Blood on the little, vampires are no doubt the new black. So it should come as no surprise that Vamp Radio host Amy McCracken and her crack team of staffers have been burning the candle at both ends to bring their voracious listeners news, gossip, interviews and other goodies from those blood-sucking series. In recent weeks, for instance, the show has welcomed Twilight castmembers Daniel Cudmore, who plays Felix, and Justine Wachsberger, who plays Gianna in the upcoming sequel, New Moon. They’ve also dished with actors from the 1987 Joel Schumacher-directed vamp flick The Lost Boys, including Brook McCarter, Chance Corbitt and Billy Werth. On that note, we now take you live to deceptively bucolic Connelly Springs, N.C., where Amy resides – amid forces we mere mortals can never fully comprehend.

CAPTION: Amy: Bloody good show!

Amy: Bloody good show!

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

Our show is fan-driven and down to earth, with a fun and relaxed, yet professional, vibe. We cover a variety of Vampire-related and paranormal-themed shows. We also have a great night for authors of your favorite novels. And don’t forget about our band night, when you can hear from your favorite artist, or new upcoming bands. Plus, we’re live, so you never know who’ll call in. Believe us, you never want to miss a night of Vamp Radio.

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

1) I hate talking on the phone. 2) ’80s vampire movies scare the life out of me. (I can’t watch Lost Boys alone, and I’ll never watch Fright Night again.)

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

Shaun Daily, host of TV Talk right here on BlogTalkRadio. OK, I have more than one! Ace & TJ from Kiss 95.1, Charlotte, N.C.’s No. 1 morning show. These two men have done so much good for families in the Charlotte broadcasting area.

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

Alex O’Loughlin! Why? Because he was the main character on the CBS’s show Moonlight. Moonlight started Moonlight Radio, which led to Vamp Radio.

As we speak, what are you wearing?

Jeans and a T-shirt. But I host my show in my Vamp Radio pajamas. We will have those for sale in about a week. (Just kidding.)

CAPTION: Great es-cape: The "Vamp Radio" team at 2008's Moonlight Gala in Chicago.

Great es-cape: Team Vamp Radio at the 2008 Moonlight Gala in Chicago.

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

Back in January, I had Corey Haim on and in the middle of the interview I asked him to marry me. I got a rain check – then a yes.

On a side note, I would like to thank my Vamp Radio team. Without the hard work of Jess, Ashley, Gina, Angela, AngM, Sheila and our newest member, Courtney, Vamp Radio wouldn’t be on the air in all its gothic glory.

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To read all our SoundBits profiles, click here.

‘Twilight’ Star Michael Welch: Jealous of Edward and Jacob?

Sounds like one of the Twilight humans has a case of supernatural sour grapes.

Interviewed on Film Festival Radio, Michael Welch, who plays Mike Newton – Bella Swan’s human suitor – tells us he’s none too keen on the monsters who populate the smash-hit flick.

“I was afraid of vampires as a child,” he tells host Janice Malone. “Because we have no power as humans.

CAPTION: "It's gonna get a little darker as we go along, and appeal to guys a bit more," Michael (above) tells us of the "Twilight' sequels.

"It's gonna get a little darker as we go along, and appeal to guys a bit more," Michael (above) tells us of the "Twilight" sequels.

“It’s like, if you’re in the ocean and you’re confronted by a shark, you’re out of your element. If that shark wants to eat you, you’re going to be eaten. Similar with vampires.

“I’ve thought over the years – I’ve thought a lot about this – if I’d want to be a vampire. Because there’s a lot of elements of it that are so cool and sexy and dark and interesting,” he continues.

“But the thing that I’ve come across over and over again, in researching it and thinking about it, is that they’re miserable, miserable people. So I don’t think I would want to be a vampire.”

Michael also hints that, in Twilight‘s upcoming sequel, New Moon, the green-eyed monster may be partly responsible for his aversion to non-humans.

“My role as Mike Newton, a high school kid who continues to have a crush on Bella, stays the same,” he says.

“I don’t get to be involved in all this vampire-werewolf fun action,” he adds, referring to the respective roles of Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner).

The Twilight Saga: New Moon opens November 20.

To hear Michael’s full interview, click here.

To check out Janice’s site, click here.

‘Twilight’ Sequel’s Justine Wachsberger: Beat Out by Canadian Stunner for Key Role

It was a case of good news-bad news when Justine Wachsberger got a call several months back from the Twilight series’ casting director.

Interviewed on Vamp Radio, the French-American actress, who plays Gianna in the hit flick’s sequel, New Moon, reveals that she read for another part when called in earlier this year – before discovering that a more exotic creature would embody that character.

CAPTION: “It was nerve-racking,” Justine (above) tells us of her “Twilight” interview. “I was really stressed-out.”

“It was nerve-racking,” Justine (above) tells us of her “Twilight” interview. “I was really stressed-out.”

“I initially auditioned for the role of Heidi, not Gianna. So it was funny because I start reading – I read the tabloids sometimes, Us Weekly and everything – and I saw that the part of Heidi was sup- posedly cast,” Justine tells host Gina Jasinski.

“So, I was like, for sure I’m not making the cut. I was kind of depressed.

“But a couple of weeks later I got this call and they were like, ‘Oh, you’ve just been cast as Gianna.’ So obviously I was really excited, because Gianna is such an interesting character.”

In New Moon, Gianna is a human, while Heidi is a vampire (or, as they’re known in the Twilight series, Volturi), who brings humans to her fellow bloodsuckers to eat.

The role of Heidi went to Canadian fashion model Noot Seear, who’s been featured in the ad campaigns of such leading designers as Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.

Noot: Not picked over Justine for vamp part.

Noot: Not picked over Justine for vamp part.

Justine, who tells us that BlogTalkRadio marks her first-ever media interview, also draws parallels be- tween her character’s life and her own.

“We’re both from European upbringings. She lives in Italy. I lived in France my whole life. She has so much duality within her persona. And I feel I have that, hav- ing been raised between Los Angeles and Paris.

“But, obviously, I don’t want to become a vampire – in this life, at least.”

The Twilight Saga: New Moon opens November 20.

To hear Justine’s full interview, click here.

BlogTalkRadio Today: May 22, 2009

New Moon

Today’s BlogTalkRadio programming is chock-full of good stuff.  Check out today’s highlights. As always, all times are EDT:

  • Rising star in Hollywood, Justine Wachsberger, discusses shooting Twilight‘s highly anticipated sequel New Moon and her role as Gianna. Tonight at 7:00 on Vamp Radio.
  • Julia Anderson, winner of ABC’s hit show True Beauty, discusses her career post-victory, as well as her inclusion in People‘s 100 Most Beautiful People on Everyday Style today at noon.
  • Nicole Feliciano, editor at MomTrends.com, shares how she started her business and and how she snags great connections to test fabulous new products – before anyone else on WAPHM this afternoon at 3:00.
  • Social Media maven and Fortune 500 consultant Reggie Saddler discusses how social media is changing the way we receive information and how it affects how we interact with one another on Aware Talk Radio tonight at 9:00.

Enjoy today’s BlogTalkRadio programming, and your long holiday weekend!

‘Twilight’ Sequel’s Daniel Cudmore: ‘A Lot of Young Girls Are Not Going to Be Happy’

Superstar Robert Pattinson won’t be the only one infuriating female fans in New Moon, the upcoming sequel to the smash-hit flick Twilight.

His big-screen cohort, Daniel Cudmore, also stands to invite the wrath of ravenous members of the fair sex – as he tells us himself.

CAPTION: “He’s jealous of the fact that he doesn’t have an extraordinary power, like the majority of vampires around him,” Daniel (above) tells us of Felix.

“He’s jealous of the fact that he doesn’t have an extraordinary power, like the majority of vampires around him,” Daniel (above) tells us of Felix.

New to the Twilight series, Daniel plays Felix, a vampire with no special powers, while Robert returns as Edward Cullen, the 108-year-old vampire boyfriend of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who’s trapped in a teenage body – and who leaves Bella in New Moon.

When Vamp Radio host Gina Jasinski asks the towering hottie, “Are you ready for when you’re walking down the street and people are coming up to you shouting, ‘Felix! Felix!’?” he replies:

“It’s gonna be scary because a lot of young girls are not going to be happy with what my character and Edward get up to.

“I might have a lot of Edward fans coming after me and trying to attack me – and I might have to start running.

“There’s nothing funnier than a 6-foot-7 guy running down the street with 14 14-year-olds chasing him!”

The Twilight Saga: New Moon opens November 20.

To hear Daniel’s full interview, click here.