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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

‘Twilight’ Werewolf Rick Mora: Flick Was Shot in Oregon — to Gyp the Local Natives

Fortunate as he was to land a role in last year’s Twilight, Rick Mora has lingering gripes about his employers.

Interviewed on The Hoop, the Native American character actor says that – as part of a longstanding tradition of short-shrifting his people – the producers of the smash-hit flick pulled yet another fast one.

CAPTION: "We're fighting for the same pay that they're going to pay our counterparts who aren't Native American," Rick (above) tells us.

"We're fighting for the same pay they're going to pay our counterparts who aren't Native American," Rick (above) tells us.

“There are reasons why movies like Twilight were shot in Oregon and cast with Oregon natives,” he tells host Neyom Friday.

“It’s because they didn’t want 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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It’s a Devil-May-Care Edition of ‘The Mix’

In a Daily Mix first, we’re highlighting celebrities who throw caution to the wind in the interest of speaking up for what they believe in, be it social issues, artistic choices or just the plain old (if slightly cruel) need for attention.

Cases in point:

-Legendary fiddler Charles Daniels trashes a growing segment of our population. “There are people out there fathering one illegitimate child after the other,” says The Devil Went Down to Georgia singer. “Quit givin’ money to people that absolutely refuse to work.”

CAPTION: "Put that SOB to work. Make him support those children," Charlie (above) tells us of America's deadbeat dads.

"Put that SOB to work. Make him support those children," Charlie (above) tells us of America's deadbeat dads.

-Rather than having to “go a whole season with walking around with towels in front of me,” The Secret Life of the American Teenager star Molly Ringwald recounts how she worked with the show’s producers to weave her real-life pregnancy into the plotline.

-Jaleel White knocks his show-biz contemporaries for not supporting aging entertainers like the late Ed McMahon, telling us, “We have this new culture that says if you’re not the youngest, hottest, we don’t care about you.”

-Screen idol Bill Pullman explains why, regardless of its uncommercial nature, he has selected as his current acting project a revival of David Mamet‘s 1992 play, Oleanna.

-Purely in the interest of generating a great sound bite, comedian Dave Coulier punks one of his Full House stars live on the air.

-Despite having the golden opportunity of starring in the Twilight series, Michael Welch tells us he’d never want to be a vampire – because they are “miserable, miserable people.”

Plus, a special let-it-all-out farewell to the great Michael Jackson.

So don’t miss The Mix, hosted by everyone’s favorite pod jockey, Shaun Daily, tonight – and every Monday – at 9 p.m. ET!

To tune in, click here.

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‘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.