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Real Housewife of Atlanta Kandi Burruss, ‘Missing You’ Singer John Waite and Oscar Nominee Gwendolyn Whittle Today on BlogTalkRadio

kandi-3Kandi Burruss: The R&B diva, who starred on Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, stops by talk with Embrace Life Radio host Tiffani Walker about her latest album, Kandi Koated, which features the tracks Me and U, Leroy Jones and Superwoman.

john-waiteJohn Waite: The British rocker, who fronted The Babys and Bad English—not to mention scoring a No. 1 hit with 1984’s Missing You—sits down with Icon Fetch host Tony Peters to chat about his new album, Rough & Tumble, on which he collaborates with Matchbox Twenty guitarist Kyle Cook.

gwendolyn-yates-whittleGwendolyn Yates Whittle: The Hollywood sound engineer, who has worked on flicks ranging from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to The Simpsons Movie, chats with 123 Film! host Sam Heer about her Academy Award nomination for Tron: Legacy.

yara-martinezYara Martinez: The actress who plays Mariella Moretta on TNT’s SouthLAnd—and previously appeared in CBS’ The Unit—sits down with Movie Addict Headquarters host Betty Jo Tucker to chat about her role in the new A&E series Breakout Kings.

fordummies-joehutskoJoe Hutsko: The world’s best-selling reference series marks its 20th anniversary by bringing you interviews with many of its most popular authors, including tech guru Joe Hutsko, whose titles include Green Gadgets For Dummies and Macs All-in-One For Dummies.

Judge Hatchett, ‘You OWN Show’ Contestant Elizabeth Espinosa and Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart Today on BlogTalkRadio

judge-hatchett3Judge Glenda Hatchett: The former host of the long-running syndicated TV show Judge Hatchett stops by The Coffee Klatch to chat with host Marianne Russo about her latest book, Dare to Take Charge: How to Live Your Life on Purpose. Plus, fellow TV judge Alex Ferrer talks about his anti-bullying campaign.

elizabeth-espinosa1Elizabeth Espinosa: The Emmy-winning reporter for KTLA-TV in Los Angeles drops in on host Janette Smith to chat about being a finalist on Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star, and how her learning-disabled brother inspired her to compete in the Mark Burnett-produced series.

josh-grobermanJosh Groberman: Former pro wrestling superstar Bret “The Hitman” Hart—a 7-time WWE world Champion—joins forces with young, outspoken co-host Josh Groberman to launch a new weekday BlogTalkRadio program titled (hell, yea!) The Hitman & Groberman Show.

larry-kasanoffLarry Kasanoff: The Blackbelt TV CEO and Moral Kombat films producer—who began his Hollywood career as a bit player in the 1987 big-screen comedy The Underachievers—sits down with Tomorrow Will Be Televised to talk with host Simon Applebaum about his latest projects.

deborah-owensDeborah Owens: The author of Confident Investing and Nickel and Dime Your Way to Wealth sits down with Wealthy Sistas host Deborah Hardnett to discuss her latest book, A Purse of Your Own, and her mission to equip 1 million women to be financially empowered.

pamela-schoenewaldtPamela Schoenewaldt: The writer drops in on Book Club Girl to discuss her debut novel, When We Were Strangers, which tells the story of Irma Vitale, a poor, 19th century immigrant from an Italian village whose mother passes away, prompting her to flee her lustful father, armed only with her sewing skills and a small dowry.

Steve Irwin’s Dad Bob, ‘ER’ Player Lily Mariye and Smooth Jazz Sax Artists Dee Lucas Today on BlogTalkRadio

bob-irwinBob Irwin: The late Steve The Crocodile HunterIrwin’s father, who founded the Australia Zoo in 1970, sits down with Urban Jungles Radio host Danny Mendez to discuss the new conservation projects he’s heading up Down Under.

lily-mariyeLily Mariye: The actress to played Lily Jarvik on NBC’s ER from 1994 to 2009—and previously did guest turns on such hit series as Murphy Brown and Ally McBeal—chats with Breakfree to Success host Doug Foresta about her latest role, on Showtime’s Shameless.

darryl-scottDarryl M. Scott: The Delaware congressman, who serves as vice-chairman of the Education Committee and chairman of the Telecommunications, Internet and Technology committees, sits down with host LaSean “Mz Optimizm” Shelton to discuss issues governing the First State’s future.

dee-lucasDee Lucas: The smooth-jazz sax virtuoso, who broke onto the scene in 2004 with the solo album Rememberance, drops in on Jazzin Em Up host Cres O’Neal to sample his new offering, Something to Ride 2, featuring the tracks Into the Night and Bayou.

charal-thomasCharal Thomas: 1979-2011. On Feb. 28, while driving in Ft. Worth, Texas, with his 3 kids, Charal Thomas—who was wanted on warrants—was pulled over by a cop in a routine check. Minutes later, after he pulled away, Charal was shot to death by the officer. Center Stage host Kheri Hines asks, Was it justified or homicide?

the-osThe O’s: Dallas-based Taylor Young and John Pedigo, who play multiple instruments in their alt-country acoustic duo, sit down with Icon Fetch host Tony Peters to discuss their new album, Between the Two, which features the tunes Remember You, We Are Young and Wreckin’ Ball.

Supermodel Nicki Taylor, R&B Diva Kandi and the Houston Astros’ Bill Hall on BlogTalkRadio

niki-taylorNiki Taylor: The supermodel—who was among People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People of 1991—drops in on Film Festival Radio to talk with host Janice Malone about her role as a contestant on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, which gets under way March 6.

kandiKandi Burruss: The R&B diva, who starred on Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, stops by The Mutha Knows Show to talk with host Mutha about her latest album, Kandi Koated, which features the tracks Me and U, Leroy Jones and Superwoman.

haunted-by-heroes1Haunted By Heroes: The world’s youngest rock band—comprised of fifth-grade schoolmates from Pacifica, Calif.—sits down with Twisted South Radio host Zeke Loftin to fill us in on their unique place in music history, and their recent appearances, which includes a gig at LA’s storied Whisky a Go Go.

dick-gregory-3Dick Gregory: The veteran satirist—who, throughout the ‘60s, ’70s and ‘80s, was instrumental in the civil-rights and feminist movements while helping to unify white and black audiences—returns to The Artivist to chat with host Ron Herd to chat about his storied career.

tiffany-moniqueTiffany Monique: One-third of Beyonce’s backup group, aka The Mamas, drops in on Gab with the Gurus to chat with host Connie Bennet about her debut EP, Nemesis, which sports the tunes Take Your Time and Anytime, and was inspired by A-listers like Aretha Franklin and Chaka Kahn.

‘Melrose Place’ Hottie Patrick Muldoon, ‘MADtv’ Funnyman Pablo Francisco and Blessid Souls Frontman Eliot Sloan Today on BlogTalkRadio

patrick-muldoon1Patrick Muldoon: The actor who played Richard Hart on Melrose Place and Austin Reed on Days of Our Lives sits down with Jasam Radio’s Deborah Huey to chat about his role opposite Michael Keaton and Howie Mandel in the upcoming animated feature Noah’s Ark: The New Beginning.

pablo-franciscoPablo Francisco: The former MADtv player, whose dead-on impressions include Jackie Chan, Howard Stern and (yes) Celine Dion, stops by Backstage Comedy Live to chat with host Cory Andrews about his new tour, which kicks off today in Providence, RI, and wraps up in November in Phoenix.

eliot-sloan2Eliot Sloan
: The Blessid Union of Souls founder, whose 1995 single I Believe cracked the Billboard 100 Top 10, chats with Nightly Candy Chat host Nana-Adwoa Ofori about his band’s new album, The Mission Field, which features the tracks Back from the Dead and Higher Calling.

eliot-sloan21Norman E. Bowie: The world’s best-selling reference series marks its 20th anniversary by bringing you interviews with many of its most popular authors, including Norman E. Bowie, professor of strategic management at the University of Minnesota, whose titles include Business Ethics For Dummies.

bruce-harper3Bruce Harper: The former NFL running back, who spent 7 years with the New York Jets—and remains the team’s all-time greatest kick-returner—drops in on Pure Gold to talk about his gridiron career and his nonprofit Heroes and Cool Kids youth-mentoring program.

tyler-batesTyler Bates: The Hollywood composer—who has scored such flicks as Watchmen and Halloween II—sits down with 123 Film! host Sam Heer to chat about his latest musical project, the big-screen remake of Conan the Barbarian, starring Jason Momoa in the title role.

Paris Hilton, Blues Traveler’s John Popper and ‘$#*! My Dad Says’ Star Will Sasso Today on BlogTalkRadio

paris-hilton5Paris Hilton: The superstar socialite drops in on World Talk Live host Brett Cohen to chat about her new Passport fragrance collection—and her new iPhone app. “It has this really cool BFF feature,” she says. “You take a pic of yourself and it comes up next to a picture of me, so it looks like we just met.”

john-popperJohn Popper: The Grammy Award-winning Blues Traveler frontman, whose band hit the big time in 1995 with album Four—featuring the singles Run-Around and Hook—drops in on Icon Fetch to talk with host Tony Peters about his side project—a band called the Duskray Troubadours.

will-sassoWill Sasso: The former MADtv funnyman—whose offbeat impressions included Tony Soprano, Kenny Rogers and Steven Segal—sits down with Movie Addict Headquarters host Betty Jo Tucker to chat about his role opposite William Shatner in the CBS sitcom $#*! My Dad Says.

thea-vidaleThea Vidale
: The funny lady, who starred in her own ABC sitcom during the ‘90s, drops in on Chuck and PJ to chat with host Chuck Tolbert about her upcoming role opposite Teck Holmes and Ralph Louis Harris in the feature flick Douglass U.

heather-newtonHeather Newton
: The writer sits down with Book Club Girl to discuss her maiden novel, Under the Mercy Trees, which tells the story of a failed, middle-aged, hard-drinking New York City scribe who must return to his North Carolina town to help search for a brother gone missing.

Singer Grayson Hugh, Arrested Development’s Eshe and ‘America’s Next Great Restaurant’ Producers Dan Cutforth & Jane Lipsitz Today on BlogTalkRadio

grayson-hughGrayson Hugh: The singer-songwriter, whose 1988 album Blind to Reason yielded the Top 20 hit Talk It Over, sits down with Milling About host Robin Milling to chat about his new CD, An American Record, which features the soulful tracks Zoe On the T Train and North Ohio.

esheMontsho Eshe: The singer-songwriter from two-time Grammy-winning hip-hop group Arrested Development—who scored such Top 10 hits as Tennessee, People Everyday and Mr. Wendal—stops by E.R. Radio to fill host Cutty Shark in on her upcoming solo project.

dancutforth-janelipsitzDan Cutforth & Jane Lipsitz: The producers of America’s Next Great Restaurant stop by Tomorrow Will Be Televised to talk with host Simon Applebaum about the NBC reality series, which bows March 6. Plus: Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora, co-creators of Breakout Kings.

att-dianne-reeves1Dianne Reeves: Though known for carrying on the tradition of jazz masters like Ella Fitzgerald, it was Earth Wind & Fire that helped propel the diva to stardom. “I didn’t know Philip Bailey then,” she tells host Joy Keys. “But I knew friends of his, who told him, ‘You should get Diane!’

Cuba Gooding Sr., ‘Soul Plane’ Actress Angell Conwell and Dallas Cowboy Matellus Bennett Today on BlogTalkRadio

cuba-gooding1Cuba Gooding: The Main Ingredient frontman, who charted during the ‘70s with hits like Everybody Plays the Fool and Just Don’t Want to Be Lonley, drops in on Chuck and PJ to chat with host Chuck Tolbert about his musical career and (of course) his Oscar-winning son.

angell-conwellAngell Conwell: The Soul Plane hottie sits down with Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon to chat about her role as Leslie Michaelson on The Young and the Restless. Plus, Oscar predictions and film reviews with Wilson Morales and The Movie Mob.

martellus-bennettMartellus Bennett: The Dallas Cowboys tight end, who stands 6-foot-7, drops in on Get Up Show host Chris LaMonica to discuss his team’s disappointing season, while looking ahead to September, and weighing in on the suggestion of certain media pundits that he play offensive tackle.

att-russellwilliamsRussell Williams: The first African-American to win two Oscars tells Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon: “The film that made me consider that there was work behind the scenes was 1967’s In the Heat of the Night… I was paying attention to the Quincy Jones score, and people like Ray Charles.”

keiko-matsuiKeiko Matsui: The Japanese smooth-jazz pianist, who has sold more than 1.5 million albums, sits down with Icon Fetch host Tony Peters to discuss her latest offering, The Road, which features guest appearances by Kirk Whalum and Richard Bona.