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Rue McClanahan: 1934-2010. Still Witty (and Randy) in Her Final Years

Sadly, yet another Golden Girl is gone.

Rue McClanahan passed away early this morning at age 76 after suffering a massive stroke.

CAPTION: "I really like digging for different jewels to play," Rue (above) told us. "I've loved looking for Easter eggs all my life. So I like solving puzzles," Rue (above) told us.

"I really like digging for different jewels to play," Rue (above) told us. "I've loved looking for Easter eggs all my life. So I like solving puzzles."

Her death follows those of fellow Golden Girls stars Bea Arthur, who died last year at age 86, and Estelle Getty, who died in 2008 at age 84 .

But we’ll always remember Rue for her wicked wit, which often revolved around her characters’ overactive libidos.

Case in point, while chatting with our TV Talk host, Shaun Daily, last year about a role on NBC’s Law & Order, Rue said:

“I had to play a woman who had an affair with a United States president—or hadn’t.

“That’s the question: did she or didn’t she?

“Because her son Continue reading

It’s a Socially-Conscious Edition of ‘The Mix’

While it’s true that there’s no shortage of celebrities on BlogTalkRadio, not all of them are here solely to pitch their latest flick, show, CD, book or other entertainment project.

Equally as often, big names take the time to address issues of a social nature. And so, for your listening pleasure and edification alike, we’ve woven together a socially-conscious edition of The Daily Mix.

On tonight’s show you will learn:

CAPTION: "Our foremothers and forefathers always kept the heat on the system, even if they were not armed with guns or baseball bats," says Bill (above).

"Our foremothers and forefathers always kept the heat on the system, even if they were not armed with guns or baseball bats," says Bill (above).

—What comic Bill Cosby is referring to when he says, “You do not participate as a parent when you think the school system is going to do it for you.”

—When former E! News anchor Steve Kmetko—who now works for a website that connects the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community to local events—says, “She’s just there to do a good job. She’s not there because of her sexual orientation,” who he’s talking about.

—Who Beauty Shop star LisaRaye is chastising when she tells us, “They think our stories are ‘ghetto’ or ‘in the hood’ or only depicted to be in the black population. And that’s Continue reading

It’s a Sociable Edition of ‘The Mix’

What with The Daily Mix being billed as “the show that brings you the best moments from BlogTalkRadio’s unmatched mix of social-radio programming,” it was only matter of time before we stumbled upon a sociable edition.

And now that we have, you’ll want to be front and center tonight, because that’s when you will learn:

CAPTION: "It was really effortless," Steven tells us of sharing the silver screen with Al Pacino. "We were best friends."

"It was really effortless," Steven tells us of sharing the silver screen with Al Pacino. "We were best friends."

—Which of his Scarface co-stars Steven Bauer is referring to when he says, “Our relationship was cemented the day we met. We had a natural chemistry.” (Hint: His last name contains the letters “P-a-c-i-n-o.”)

—In what context Bill Cosby tells us, “I’m gonna post audio, and after the audio, they will Tweet me.”

—When True Blood creator Alan Ball tells us, “If it does mean something about the human psyche, I don’t know what it is,” which current pop-culture craze he’s talking about. Continue reading

It’s a Pot-Luck Edition of ‘The Mix’

‘Round and ’round the sound bites go, where they stop, nobody knows—except us.

Because we’ve just compiled 10 of last week’s best into a pot-luck edition of The Daily Mix, which we’ll be bringing you tonight at 9 pm ET. At that time, you will learn:

CAPTION: "It's just not my forte," Sela (above) tells us of blood-curdling cries.

"It's just not my forte," Sela (above) tells us of blood-curdling cries.

—Why screen siren Sela Ward tells us that the hardest thing she had to do recently was “learning how to scream.”

—Why funny lady Margaret Cho tells us, “For me, sex is a sacrament, and I try to have it many times a day as many times as possible with as many people as possible.”

—Why Desperate Housewives hunk Jesse Metcalfe tells us that screen icon Michael Douglas “pulled me aside and said, ‘You gotta relax a little bit.’”

—Why Justine Wachsbeger, who plays Gianna in next month’s Twilight sequel, New Moon, tell us that she’s “just really not attracted by” stars Rob Pattinson Continue reading

It’s a Nostalgic Edition of ‘The Mix’

It’s no secret that BlogTalkRadio regularly features appearances by up-and-coming, recently-burst-onto-the-scene and veteran celebs.

Nor that, during their always-compelling interviews, this fabulous array of talent often waxes nostalgic about days gone by.

CAPTION: "That was one of the hardest things I ever had to do-to fight a guy that I loved," Larry (above) tells us of former boss Muhammad Ali.

"That was one of the hardest things I ever had to do—fight a guy that I loved," Larry (above) tells us of one-time boss Muhammad Ali.

So it should come as no surprise that we’re dedicating an entire edition of The Daily Mix to just such moments.

On tonight’s show, among other chestnuts, you will hear:

—Former world heavyweight champ Larry Holmes reminisce about battling Muhammad Ali in the ringafter The Greatest took Larry under his wing as a sparring partner for four years.

Space 1999 star Barbara Bain weigh in on reprising her role in that ’70s sci-fi show—and if she’s even aware that Continue reading

It’s an Uneasy Edition of ‘The Mix’

Not every edition of The Daily Mix can be happy and peppy and bursting with love (an allusion that should perk up the ears of Odd Couple fans).

Sometimes, interviews are fraught with annoyance, anxiety, despair and such. So it was bound to happen that we came upon an uneasy edition of the show that brings you the best moments from our unmatched mix of social-radio programming.

CAPTION: "They don't know their a - - from a whole in the ground," Jonathan (above) tells us of his fellow Young Hollywoodians.

"They don't know their a - - from a hole in the ground," Jonathan (above) tells us of his fellow Young Hollywoodians.

On tonight’s show, you will learn:

—Why—before telling us that Steve Martin is “just the coolest guy to work with”—Jonathan Bennett, star National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: Freshman Year, says, “There’s a lot of young people out there today who are jerks. They don’t know what they’re doing. They’re not talented.”

—When Mary Jo Buttafuoco says, “He’s like a white-collar sociopath. People trusted their life savings to this man,” who she’s referring to.

—How Halloween 4 star Ellie Cornell —who tells us of her character, “Rachel was to get scissors shoved down her Continue reading

It’s a Star-Studded Edition of ‘The Mix’

Smear on that sun-block and slap on those shades and because tonight on The Daily Mix, the stars are comin’ out in spades.

And if you’re lucky enough to snag a seat for this cavalcade of A-listers, here’s a sampling of what you’ll learn:

CAPTION: "She was one of the most well-proportioned women I've ever seen," Tony tells us of Marilyn (above).

"She was one of the most well-proportioned women I've ever seen," Tony tells us of one-time flame Marilyn (above).

—When—as Tony Curtis himself recounts—legendary costume designer Orry-Kelly told Marilyn Monroe, “You know, Tony Curtis has a better- looking a – - than yours,” how the iconic blonde bombshell responded.

—Why racing legend Janet Gutherie—the first woman to compete in the Indy 500— feels compelled to point out, “The fact that you don’t have broad shoulders and big muscles doesn’t matter.”

—Which Sopranos castmember tells us, “One day, I was standing there with Vinny Pastore and Michael Imperioli, and Continue reading

It’s an Epic Edition of ‘The Mix’

Whoever it was that said size doesn’t matter has yet to check out this week’s Daily Mix.

So until that time, we’ll continue to contend that bigger is better by far.

For on this epic edition of the show, which features more sound bites from our fabulous hosts than ever before, you will learn:

CAPTION: "There were rumors flying around with her and Ray-J and, you know, it is what it is," Cocktail (above) tells us of MTV star Tila Tequila.

"There were rumors flying around with her and Ray-J, but it is what it is," Cocktail (above) tells us of Tila Tequila.

—When Joanna “Cocktail” Hernandez is asked, “I’m hearing you got a beef with Tila Tequila. What’s the deal with that?” does the For the Love of Ray J star reply, “If she wants to speak crap about me on her website

or on radio interviews, that’s her cup of tea”—or are we just making that up?

—How come Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley advises aspiring writers to “Go ahead and eavesdrop and go ahead and gossip and go ahead and observe people with your binoculars.”

—After telling us, “I had friends in town last night and we went to The Mirage and they had this bread pudding made out of Krispy Kreme donuts,” does Dance Your Ass Off winner Ruben, who shimmied off with the $100,000 grand prize in the Oxygen Channel’s weight-loss reality series, Continue reading