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Celebrating Black History Month on BlogTalkRadio

We are celebrating Black History Month in a big way at BlogTalkRadio thanks to our sponsors, AT&T and Lincoln!

AT&T wants you to “Rethink Possible” with these two amazingly curated stations of content celebrating Black History Month:

AT&T’s Ear To The Future

Rappers, reality stars, soul singers, novelists, comedians, humanitarians, Oscar champs, digital gurus, entrepreneurs and more. Throughout Black History Month, AT&T brings you the most compelling conversations from 28 accomplished figures who tackle the latest trends in music, entertainment and technology, with an ear to the future of their industries and art forms. Catch interviews with Ja Rule, Regina King, Queen Latifah, Wayne Sutton and more! Tune in.

AT&T’s Listen to Learn

Grammy champs, Broadway stars, opera divas, community leaders, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, law professors, sports legends and more. On this station, AT&T celebrates Black History Month with interviews highlighting insights into family, community, career and philanthropic issues while delving into music, entertainment and literature.  Catch interviews with The Temptations, Esperanza Spalding, Charles Barkley, Bill Cosby and more! Tune in.

You can also join us for Black History Month in the Lincoln MKX Lounge for an eclectic mix of interviews from CNN’s Soledad O’Brien to self-made millionaire Brian Joubert.

Lincoln MKX Lounge

The Lincoln MKX Lounge houses some of the most interesting conversations on the web and is the place to discover fantastic new music and learn about the key issues impacting our world today. We’ve selected a crossover of the very best shows on BlogTalkRadio, all guaranteed to please. So sit back and relax or get on the edge of your seat and get involved! Tune in.

Listen daily to celebrate Black History Month and don’t forget to share this amazing content with friends and family!

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.”
marshall-thompson

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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Is Queen Latifah Mulling Motherhood?

It sounds like Queen Latifah may have the patter of little feet in her sights.

Interviewed on The wOw Effect about her new book, Put on Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom, the Grammy-winning Oscar and Emmy nominee chats about being raised by her mother, Rita Owens, in Newark, N.J.

Latifah: Learning what's important.

Latifah: Learning what's important.

“My mom actually has the best chapter in the book. You know, she was a teacher for over 25 years. She saved a lot of kids,” Latifah, whose latest flick, Just Wright—co-starring rap sensation Common— opened in May, tells host Julia Reed.

“As an adult, as a I looked back on how my mom raised us, I was so thoroughly impressed, and I figured if I can be just half the mother she is, I’ll be doing just fine.”

Latifah also discusses her Continue reading

Programming Highlights; June 10, 2010

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:

 

robyn-dehartAt 2 PM Grand Central Publishing welcomes Robyn DeHart, author of Desire Me, No. 2 in the Legend Hunters series. Publishers Weekly has called the scribe’s work “comical and sexy,” while the Chicago Tribune has lauded her as “wonderfully entertaining.”

 

basil-smikleAt 3 PM Harlem Talk Radio sits down with ace political strategist—and former senior adviser to Hillary Clinton—Basil Smikle. The lifelong Democrat will fill us in on his bid to unseat Bill Perkins in the N.Y. State Senate race. “I’m running as an insurgent,” he said while launching his campaign

 

kim-colesAt 4 PM BlogTalkRadio’s newest celebrity host, Kim Coles —who played Synclaire James-Jones opposite Queen Latifah on Living Single—grooves with Pilates guru Ana Caban, whose DVDs have raked in more than $25 million. Ana will chat about her Charity-Conscious Lifestyle Movement.

 

jamal-anderson At 8:30 PM Women on the Move’s Leslie Harris gets busy with former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson, who went on to become an ESPN analyst and concert promoter, working with acts like Boyz II Men and Britney Spears. Jamal will chat about his TV projects in the works.

 

janel-parrishAt 9 PM Artists On Demand hangs with Janel Parrish, who made her name playing Jade in the hit 2007 flick Bratz: The Movie, and more recently landed on the new ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars in the role of Mona Vanderwall.

 

paula-begoun4At 9 PM Beauty guru Paula Begoun, author of Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, discusses the causes of cellulite, the products that claim to make it disappear, and what you can really do about it. Call in during the show to receive free Paulas Choice products or one of her books.

 

gloria-hendryAt 10 PM Gloria Hendrey—who, long before Halle Berry mixed it up with Pierce Brosnan—made history as the first-ever African American female lead in a James Bond flick—drops in on Four Aces Network to look back at her big-screen career, which included a role in Black Caesar.

 

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Programming Highlights; June 7, 2010

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:

 

michael-perryAt 7 PM Book Club Girl welcomes Michael Perry, author of Population: 485, a humorous, heartfelt memoir of living in a ramshackle Wisconsin farmhouse, faced with 37 acres of fallen fences and overgrown fields—and a pregnant wife who intends to deliver their baby at home.

 

stupidcancershow-7At 9 PM The Stupid Cancer Show host Matthew Zachary welcomes young adult survivor Jason Varounis, the Patient Advocate Foundation’s Chief of External Communications Erin Moaratty, and the Cancer Support Community’s Senior VP of Research and Training Mitch Golant.

 

paul-odenAt 9 PM What’s Brewin host George Brew goes one-on-one with Paul Olden, who took over Yankee Stadium announcing duties after last year’s retirement of then-98-year-old Bob “The Voice of God” Sheppard. A 12-time Super Bowl announcer, Paul will weigh in on Bob’s legacy.

 

pj-mortonAt 9 PM Mutha Knows host Mutha kicks it with music producer PJ Morton—whose dad is gospel legend Bishop Paul S. Morton. Having worked with such A-listers as India.Arie, Erykah Badu and LL Cool J., PJ’s releasing his own album, Walk Alone.

 

jeff-fridayAt 9 PM Inside Urban Hollywood’s Tanya Kersey sits down with Jeff Friday, founder of the American Black Film Festival, which gets under way June 23 in Miami, and features Night Catches Us with Kerry Washington, and Suicide Dolls with LaQuita Cleare.

 

tc-carsonAt 10 PM Let’s Be Frank gets busy with TC Carson, who played Kyle Barker opposite Queen Latifah on the Fox series Living Single. TC and castmate Anthony Glover will chat about their roles in the Houston’s Ensemble Theater Company’s production of Five Guys Named Moe.

 

phil-proctorAt 11 PM The Worst Show on the Web cuts loose with Phil Proctor, who has voiced characters in such hit flicks as Dr. Doolittle and Toy Story, and is an original member of the The Firesign Theatre comedy troup—which embarks on a new tour this month.

 

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Our ‘Top 12 Curvy Entertainers’ List Unveiled!

As we told you this morning, Mo’Nique took top honors on the first annual BlogTalkRadio/PLUS Model Magazine “Top 12 Curvy Entertainers” list.

The ranking honors dynamic divas who have made significant strides in the entertainment industry by celebrating the skin they’re in and empowering curvy women around the world to do the same.

And tonight, Chenese Lewis, host of BlogTalkRadio’s PLUS Model Radio, unveiled the full list. But in case you missed the just-wrapped show, here are all the fabulous full-figured females who stand proudly in our Pantheon of Panache:

1. Mo’Nique: From standup comedian to movie actress to host of the highly popular Mo’Nique’s F.A.T. Chance on the Oxygen Network, Mo’Nique has built a winning career, all while maintaining her belief that women with curves deserve to be successful – and to have it all!

Ravishing in the No. 2 spot.

Raven Simone: Ravishing - as always - in the No. 2 spot.

2. Raven Simone: She has come a long way from the adorable, pint-size favorite on The Cosby Show to singer and star of That’s So Raven on the Disney Channel – and may be worth almost half a billion dollars – but Raven remains one child star who is still comfortable in her skin.

3. Oprah Winfrey: Where to start with this woman who has bared her soul to the public concerning her life and struggles with body image?  How about a confident, successful philanthropist and icon, who stands as a shining example of the adage “Anything is possible.”

4. America Ferrera: We love America! This amazing actress continues to make us root for the quirky Betty Suarez, the lead character on ABC’s Ugly Betty. Betty is smart, funny, soulful, practical and she gets the guy(s)!  What’s more, we adored her in the ever-popular chick-flick series, The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants.

5. Queen Latifah: All hail the Queen. The poised, confidant and glamorous Cover Girl, actress and humanitarian (check out The CurvationSM Project ConfidenceSM Awards) is also the first hip-hop artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! She now touts ”better health” as one of her campaigns. Yes, we can dig that. Look for her in the upcoming movie, The Secret Life of Bees.

6. Jordin Sparks: The winner of American Idol Season 6, Jordin, was the youngest contestant ever to take top honors. We cheered this curvy beauty all the way!  And a little-known fact: She was also a plus model for Torrid!

7. Sara Ramirez: This Tony Award-winning actress is unafraid to flaunt her curves, even if it means dancing in her undies on the top-rated ABC show, Grey’s Anatomy. And did you catch her in the red dress in the Got Milk? ads? Va-va-voom curves!

Broadway babe breaks in at No. 10.

Marissa Jaret-Winokur: Broadway babe breaks in at No. 10.

8. Jill Scott: A soulful triple Grammy Award-winning songstress, Jill has a new CD hitting the charts, a tour in the works  and a new Ashley Stewart bra line. She’s also an actress and published poet. This multi-talented diva has it all going on!

9. Jennifer Hudson: She may have been booted off American Idol, but this diva defied the odds in the movie Dreamgirls by tackling a larger-than-life role and going on to win an Oscar for Best Actress!  There’s also her latest role in the Sex and the City movie and in the upcoming Secret Life of Bees. Jennifer may have made a hit of And I Am Telling You, but she is going – all the way to the top!

10. Marissa Jaret-Winokur: You just have to love this vivacious, bubbly actress who began her career on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning Hairspray. She most recently cha-cha’d her way into our hearts on this past season’s Dancing with the Stars.

11. Camyrn Manheim: A current favorite on NBC’s Ghost Whisper, this activist, poker player, actress, Emmy Award winner and role model continues to be a champion for smart, talented, curvy women everywhere.

12. Whitney Thompson: And a final shout-out to the first plus-size lady to win America’s Next Top Model! Who would have thought?!