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Weekly Best: October 11, 2010

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Movie Geeks United’s Jamey DuVall and Jerry Dennis join, ah, Forces to welcome Peter Mayhew, who played Harrison Ford’s hairy sidekick Chewbacca in Star Wars. The 7-foot-3 thespian will help our hosts celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back.
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Punch Drunk Critics host John Nolan chats with Edward Norton about his starring role opposite Bobby De Niro and Milla Jojovich in John Curran’s Stone, which tells the story of a convicted arsonist planning to secure his parole using his beautiful wife as bait.
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BlogTalkRadio rolls into Vegas for live coverage of BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2010. Beginning today at 10:30am PT, we’re interviewing a host of thought leaders, including The Hotline’s Reid Wilson, GeekBeat.TV’s Cali Lewis and Ford Motor Company’s Scott Monty.

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Buzzworthy Radio’s NaVell Lee hangs with Tiffany Thornton, who plays Tawni Hart on the hit Disney Channel series Sonny with a Chance. The teen queen—who’s also a budding pop singer—will chat about working alongside red-hot co-stars Demi Lovato and Sterling Knight.
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PLUS Model Radio host Chenese Lewis gives it up for America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson, who’ll be hosting the Hollywood chapter of the National Organization for Women’s 2010 Love Your Body Day weekend, which gets under way Oct. 22.
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Paul Simon turns 69 years old today, and in honor of that milestone, Milling About host Robin Milling unspools a never-before-aired 1986 interview with the music legend. “The songs emerge,” he said of his creative powers. “Seldom do they sort of pop. They slowly reveal themselves.”
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Life After Dusk host Cedric Collier hangs with Nick (son of Hulk) Hogan who made his name on the VH1 reality series Hogan Knows Best. Nick will chat about getting his life back on track after his 2007 car crash—which landed him in jail for 6 months.

pete-rock1WYMS Radio‘s Cha-Boogie asks, Who Murdered Hip-Hop? Was it the artists? The A&R guys? The media? Joining her to explore this issue will be one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, Pete Rock. Plus: Riggs Moralez, director of A&R for Eminem’s Shady Records.
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Daily Highlights: Thursday October 14, 2010

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Buzzworthy Radio’s NaVell Lee hangs with Tiffany Thornton, who plays Tawni Hart on the hit Disney Channel series Sonny with a Chance. The teen queen—who’s also a budding pop singer—will chat about working alongside co-stars Demi Lovato and Sterling Knight.
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PLUS Model Radio host Chenese Lewis gives it up for America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson, who’ll be hosting the Hollywood chapter of the National Organization for Women’s 2010 Love Your Body Day weekend, which gets under way Oct. 22.
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The NeverHood’s Ethan Tudor W gets up close and personal with former child star Paul Petersen, who played Jeff Stone on The Donna Reed Show. Paul will discuss his foundation, A Minor Consideration, which protects present-day and one-time child actors.
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Fantasy Sports and Politics host Victor Gardner and his crew mix it up with former CBS Sports reporter Tracy Wolfson, who worked her way up to the network from WZBN-TV in Trenton, N.J. Tracy will weigh in on the new college football season.
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In the latest in her Worth Reading series, Women on the Move’s Leslie Harris welcomes John Mitchinson, co-creator of the BBC quiz show QI (Quite Interesting). John will chat about his QI books, including The General Book of Ignorance
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This show is a must-listen for anyone battling acne—or knows someone who is. Paula Begoun and The Cosmetics Cop Team discuss the pros and cons of prescription acne medications, and share their own experiences. Call in with questions to receive free Paula’s Choice products.

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Weekly Best: September 13, 2010

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Fightin’ Words Radio host Bobby Carroll gives it up for Neil Turbin, the original lead singer for Anthrax. The rocker, who founded his latest band, Death Riders, in 2003, will fill us in on the Sept. 21 Metal Revolution for Iran benefit in L.A., where he’ll be headlining.
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Film Festival Radio’s Janice Malone got busy with former Hootie & the Blowfish frontman—and rabid gridiron fan—Darius Rucker, who filled us in on his new End Zone Obsession Football Challenge, a weekly, 17-round interactive game presented by Athlon Sports.
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When Random Talk Radio cut loose with the Conan O’Brien Band, guitarist Jimmy Vivino dished about which members will join Conan’s team on the new TBS show. “Johnnie Johnson kind of knew he had to get Doña Oxford,” he said. “There’s a lot to it—and Johhnie’s never leaving us.”
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America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson and BTR’s own Chenese Lewis—who last month raised eyebrows by posing nude together—used their star power for another good cause: The NOH8 campaign, which supports same-sex marriage.
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Molly Ringwald is ratcheting up her writing chops. The ‘80s screen idol reveals what the follow-up to her 2010 memoir, Getting the Pretty Back, will be. “I’m working on my second book, but it’ll be fiction,” she told host Robin Milling. “I’m looking forward to writing about characters.”
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Josh Duhamel agreed to pose in his BVDs for the Life as We Know It poster—his new flick with Katherine Heigl—only if Warner Bros. agreed to fix his bad gam in post: “I was like, ‘OK dude, I’ll do the underwear. But please make my right calf look a little bit bigger!’”

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‘America’s Next Top Model’ Whitney Thompson and Chenese Lewis Pose for NOH8 Campaign

Well, they’re at it again.

America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson and our own Chenese Lewis—who last month raised eyebrows by posing nude together for the Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women’s Fifth Annual Love Your Body Day—are using their star power for another good cause.

Earlier this month, the dynamic duo slipped into celebrity photog Adam Bouska‘s L.A. studio to shoot a series of pics for his NOH8 (pronounced “No Hate”) campaign, a grassroots movement supporting same-sex marriage in the state of California.

What you see here is an exclusive peek at Whitney (r.) and Chenese’s twist on the two-year-old effort. That by painting NOH8 on their bods as well as on their faces.

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BlogTalkRadio’s Chenese Lewis Bares It All with ‘Top Model’ Whitney Thompson for Love Your Body Day

Here at BlogTalkRadio, we often refer to our many talented hosts as getting “up close and personal” with their celebrated guests.

But Chenese Lewis, host of our ever-poplar PLUS Model Radio, has taken that expression to a whole new level.

As part of her promotional efforts for the National Organization for Women’s Fifth Annual Love Your Body Day—which says “no” to advertisements and images of women that are harmful, offensive, disrespectful and demeaning—Chenese has posed in the buff with Whitney Thompson.

CAPTIONS: "Our picture looks like a photoshoot from ‘America's Next Top Model,'" says Chenese (left) of Whitney (right). "She makes loving your body fierce!"

"Our picture looks like a shoot from ‘America's Next Top Model,'" Chenese (l) says of her headline-making spread with Whitney (r). "She makes loving your body fierce!"

Whitney, of course, made history in 2008 by being the first plus-size model to win America’s Next Top Model. And on Oct. 23, she joins Chenese as celebrity co-host of the Hollywood Chapter of NOW’s Love Your Body Day.

Both models will help raise awareness for organizations that help individuals with eating disorders—Whitney as an ambassador for the National Eating Disorder Association and Chenese as an ambassador for the Binge Eating Disorder Association.

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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?!