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Actor, writer, director, and restauranteur Chazz Palminteri joins host Robin Milling to discuss his new film Mighty Fine. Chazz tells Robin he didn’t have to look any further than his own colorful Bronx upbringing to tap into his character’s violent temper. Tune in here.

The Heavy Metal Mayhem Radio Show welcomes Dan Spitz, guitarist for the famed New York heavy metal band, Anthrax.  Anthrax was dubbed one of the “big four” of thrash metal alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer. Dan calls in to talk about his latest project, Red Lamb, with Megadeth frontman, Dave Mustaine. Tune in here.

Joy Keys chats with fashion icon, Mikki Taylor about her book Commander in Chic. For 30 years, Taylor served as Essence Magazine’s groundbreaking Beauty & Cover Director, and is now Editor-at-Large for the publication. Mikki Taylor uses Michelle Obama as a muse in her new book about developing personal style, good health, and acquiring the tools of self-discovery, as a path to empowerment. Tune in here.

Tune into Matty P Radio to hear his interview with the beautiful actress, Ali Cobrin. Ali is best known for her role as Molly in the Showtime series Look, and as Kara in the 2012 film American Reunion, a sequel in the American Pie film series. Tune in here.

Get Into It launches their Politics in Black series with DC’s unapologetic, ‘Mayor for Life’, Marion Barry in an exclusive conversation on the impact of social media, race, & gentrification on his political career in Chocolate City. Tune in here.


Join 123 Film Easy as they welcome Reed Morano,  recipient of the Kodak Vision Award for Cinematography at the 2011 Women in Film Crystal and Lucy Awards. She was listed in “10 Cinematographers to Watch” in Variety.  Tune in here.


‘PLUS Model Radio’ Host Chenese Lewis’ Chat with Catwalker Crystal Renn Stirs Up Media Storm

As readers of this blog know, PLUS Model Radio is the go-to show for news and information on the plus-size modeling industry, as well as interviews with top models in this fast-growing category.

So when we tell you that host Chenese Lewis is once again making headlines with the program, you won’t be surprised. (Nonetheless, do read on.)

CAPTION: Crystal: Caught in girth controversy.

Crystal: Caught up in girth controversy.

On Jan. 24, Chenese sat down with Crystal Renn, the red-hot catwalker who holds the distinction of being the only plus-size model ever to appear on a Harper’s Bazaar cover, to chat about her latest promotional gig, as the new face of Jimmy Choo.

During the interview, Crystal reflected on her recovery from anorexia and her decision to become a plus-size model, which the industry defines and beginning at size 8 and going up size 20.

“Because of my size currently, I straddle this line between Continue reading

‘Good Hair’ Star Nia Long: Black Women Aren’t the Only Ones Gettin’ Weaves. White and Asian Women Are Gettin’ Them Too

CAPTION: "At the end of the day, we have to do the things that make us feel great," Nia tells us of beauty enhancements.

"At the end of the day, we have to do the things that make us feel great," Nia (above) tells us of beauty enhancements.

The longing for long, lustrous locks isn’t limited to African American ladies.

So says Nia Long, who’s among the A-list sisters interviewed in Good Hair, Chris Rock‘s hilarious new documentary that “explores the wonders of African American hairstyles.”

Interviewed on Timothy Hodge, the actress, who has appeared in such hit flicks as Boyz n the Hood, Soul Food and Big Momma’s House, offers her take on terrific tresses.

“Good hair is hair that’s shiny and healthy. And for all my sisters out there who weave it in, that’s Continue reading

Isobella Jade: Almost a Famous Scribe to Boot

Big ups to BlogTalkRadio’s own heroic – and heavenly – underdog, Isobella Jade.

CAPTION: Playtime: Our host rockin' out in a recent iTunes ad.

Playtime: Our host rockin' out in a recent iTunes ad.

The celebrity catwalker’s memoir, Almost 5′ 4″: Confessions of an Unconventional Model, hit the shelves this week.

So she’s been busy signing books at Barnes & Nobles throughout New York City’s Tri-State area.

But that doesn’t mean Isobella, who has hosted Isobella Jade’s Model Talk since October 2007, has forgotten her thousands of loyal BTR listeners.

To the contrary, she’s throwing a virtual book party tonight at 6pm ET, during which she’ll be reading excerpts from her 278-page tome.

In the meantime, she tells us:

“The Internet has changed the word ‘model,’ mostly for the worse, as it allows for many scams, jerks, and misconceptions. Aspiring models should not use the Internet to start promoting themselves.almost-5-43

“If a girl wants to be a model, the first thing she should do – even before her photo is taken – is ask herself, What can I realistically model?

“Shorter girls can model in print ads for lifestyle products and shorter girls are perfect for modeling accessories, such as handbags, shoes, sunglasses, skin care, hair care.

“Modeling is about you just being right for the job – and is less about being perfect, airbrushed or tall.”

To tune into Isobella’s show, click here.

To check out Isobella’s blog, click here.

Miss America Pageant Chief: WE Would Have Respected Carrie Prejean for Having an Opinion

Sounds like there’s a catfight dogfight brewing between Miss USA and Miss America.

The chairman of the board of the latter tells us that had embattled Miss USA 2009 runner-up Carrie Prejean been a contestant in his pageant, she would not have been “persecuted.”

CAPTION: “I feel sorry for her because she had an opinion and she tried to express her opinion and she was grilled for it,” Sam (above, with wife Mary) tells us of Carrie.

“I feel sorry for her because she had an opinion and she tried to express her opinion and she was grilled for it,” Sam (above, with HIS beauty queen, wife Mary) tells us of Carrie.

On April 19, during NBC’s live broad- cast of the 58th annual Miss USA ceremony, one of the pageant judges, Perez Hilton, asked Carrie if she believed that every U.S. state should legalize same-sex marriage.

“In my country, in my family, I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there,” said Miss California, who was ultimately voted runner-up.

Perez slammed that answer as “the worst in pageant history,” later telling ABC News that it cost Carrie, who turns 22 today, the crown.

Amid the media firestorm the ensured, the former model claimed that Miss California USA officials leaned on her to apologize, after telling her, “You need to not talk about your faith.”

Two weeks after the beauty queen’s gay-nups pan, semi-nude pics of her, taken when she was 17, found their way onto the Internet.  In turn, speculation built that she’d be stripped of her Miss California title.

"It was not a big deal," Donald (left, with Carrie), said of his contestant's topless snaps. (Photo: ABC News)

"It was not a big deal," Donald (left, with Carrie), said of his contestant's controversial topless snaps. (Photo: ABC News)

Yesterday, how- ever, Miss USA owner Donald Trump held a press conference to announce that Carrie will keep her crown.

But he also took a swipe at his com- petition, the 88- year-old Miss America pageant, telling Good Morning America that asking Miss USA contestants tough questions has kept the event relevant – while Miss America has been relegated to cable TV.

“Miss America’s gone-zo, and we’re doing phenomenally,” The Donald told the morning show.

This week on BlogTalkRadio’s Mr. Media, Miss America chief, and former worldwide head of television for the William Morris Agency, Sam Haskell discusses the Miss USA controversy with host Bob Andelman.

Promises I Made cover“In the Miss America system, we encourage our young women to have an opinion and if a Miss America contestant had had that opinion on national television, none of our judges would have ever come out against her,” he says.

“None of them would have ever gone on a blog and talked about it to bring all this negative attention. They would have respected her as we ask them to for having an opinion,” adds Sam, whose wife, Mary Donnelly Haskell, is a form- er Miss Mississippi, and whose new memoir is titled Promises I Made My Mother.

“The only way a Miss America contestant can lose points is if she has no opinion. We want them to have opinions. We want them to be who they are. And they will not be persecuted.”

To hear Sam’s full interview, click here.

Deal or No Deal Model and WWE diva, Leyla Milani

BlogTalkRadio welcomes “Deal or No Deal” model and former WWE diva, Leyla Milani, as she stops by Somewhere in Vegas today.

Leyla MilaniThe number 13 never looked so good. Leyla safeguards the 13th briefcase on the NBC smash hit show “Deal or No Deal.” As she’s known on the show, “Lucky 13” or “Lucky Leyla,” charms contestants and audiences alike with her infectious smile and exotic style. Known for her beautiful mane of fantastically wild hair, Milani is quickly making a name for herself as a model, actress, hostess, fashion designer and entrepreneur.

Find out more with MarQ and Leyla on BlogTalkRadio today at 2pm ET (click here to listen).

Niki Taylor Makes BlogTalkRadio a Supermodel

Supermodel Niki Taylor, and host of Bravo’s “Make Me a Supermodel,” headlines tonight’s Radio Happy Hour with Dr. Blogstein.

Niki_Taylor_002 Tonight at 9pm ET, Niki Taylor will tell the good Doctor if he has what it takes to become a supermodel, how she’s persevered though a soap opera-like life story and whether or not she hangs out with other beautiful people. Pay close attention to this interview and hang out in the live chat room during the show and you can win some cool prizes (so we’re told).

Also this week, NASCAR driver and Hollywood stunt man Stanton Barrett stops by the Radio Happy Hour. We’ll hear about his death defying stunts on some of Hollywood’s biggest films, his racing career and his athletic pedigree. Plus, Matt and Bryce from the band Stealing Jane. All this and more with Dr. Blogstein!

Model and Host Isobella Jade LIVE in Time Square

Isobella Jade, BlogTalkRadio host, author and model broadcasts live at the event today.

Lashes Isobella takes her show on the road today at 5:30pm ET to visit the Sephora in Time Square, New York City to experience the Pimp Your Lashes Event at Sephora with the Make Up For Ever brand. Pros are training ladies in the art of lash pimpin’ and providing them with the skills they can take home (plus a handy snapshot of the handiwork).

Our own Ms. Jade will be broadcasting live from the event and providing her usual advice and hints for women, especially those interested in the modeling industry.