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Programming Highlights; April 15, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

kim-parrishAt 10 AM Kerry’s Network host Kerry Heaps chats with Kim “The Shopping Goddess” Parrish, a former QVC host—and Miss West Virginia—who has worked with such trendsetters as Bob Mackie and Joan Rivers. The ladies’ topic? Amassing a limitless wardrobe on a limited budget.



babara-corcoranAlso at 10 AM Money Matters & More host Heather Taylor sits down with real estate goddess—and star of ABC’s Shark Tank—Barbara Corcoran for a frank discussion about getting ahead in this decimated economic environment. And staying there.



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SoundBits: Micah Jesse: Social Butterfly by Night, Social-Media Maven by Day

If you want to know who’s hot (before the mainstream media tells you who’s hot, that is), then Micah Jesse’s eponymous show is a must. The celebrity blogger, who was born in Atlanta and now makes his home in the Big Apple, has a knack for spotting up-and-coming talent. That could be because he rarely fails to show his face at the fiercest of goings-on, where he has been snapped with the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Mariah Carey Gwyneth Paltrow and Rihanna – who in turn weigh in for him on their faves. So with sounding boards like those, you can be sure Micah’s guest picks are worth a listen.

CAPTION: Micah at NYC hotspot Greenhouse. (Photo: Chance Yeh/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Micah at NYC hotspot Greenhouse. (Photo: Chance Yeh/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Give us a 15-second pitch for your BlogTalkRadio show – why should listeners tune in?

The Micah Jesse Show has access to all the up-and-coming celebrities! So far, I’ve dished with pop sensation Kat Deluna, T-Shirt-wearing diva Shontelle, Next Selection Entertainment’s newest star singer Krys Ivory, Aaron Reid of MTV’s Sweet Sixteen and VH1 Glam God winner Indashio. And I convinced every singer who’s come on the show to belt out a tune!

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

I’m a huge nerd. I may be – as Gawker has dubbed me – a “socialgay,” but in my spare time I’m immersed in social media, like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and YouTube.

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

Ryan Seacrest, hands-down. He does everything from the Oscars to radio. He’s ubiquitous. Plus, his charming smile goes a long way!

If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?

CAPTION: And with "Gilmore Girls" star Alexis Bledel at a Gotham magazine bash honoring her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants co-star America Ferrera. (Photo: Moises De Pena/MicahJesse.com)

And with Alexis Bledel at a bash honoring her "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" co-star America Ferrera. (Photo: Moises De Pena)

Christina Aguilera. Because, de- spite following her career for a long time now, I’ve never had the chance to meet her.

As we speak, what are you wearing?

A teal Joe’s Jeans sweater, Cheap Monday jeans, metallic gold Nike hightops, and a Zara Terez “Forrest Hills” bag in brown.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?

Nothing crazy, but I did have to pause the show once because of a coughing fit. I couldn’t hide it – and I couldn’t stop!

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Red-Host Celebrity Blogger Micah Jesse Launches BlogTalkRadio Show

And just how hot is Micah Jesse?

A quick gander at the pics below should tell you all you need to know.

With Chris Rock in NYC’s Bryant Park this fall.

Dapper duo: Micah (right) with funnyman Chris Rock in NYC’s Bryant Park this fall.

But on the off chance it doesn’t, here are some impressive tidbits:

Though just 22 years old – and still a college student at Hofstra University in New York – Micah has already worked for music mogul Tommy Mattola.

What’s more, shortly after he launched his blog last year, OK! magazine wrote, “Micah Jesse is the Perez Hilton of the East Coast.”

With “Ugly Betty” star America Ferrera at the fall premiere of her hit show.

Pretty impressive: Hanging with America Ferrera in NYC at the fall premiere "Ugly Betty."

Plus, he’s current- ly a contributor to Us Weekly.

“If there’s a red- carpet event anywhere in New York City, you can be sure I know about it – and will be working over- time to snag celebrity inter- views,” Micah tells us of landing guests for his new BlogTalkRadio show.

On today’s launch of Micah Jesse, Micah dished with Indashio, the Season 1 winner of VH1’s Glam God, which (as you of course know) is hosted by the fabulous Vivica A. Fox.

With Mario Lopez at the opening of Lucky Strike Lounge & Lanes in NYC this fall.

Fine and dandy: Nothing but love for Mario Lopez at the Lucky Strike Lounge in NYC this fall.

Among other accomplishments – at the tender age of 24 years old – Indashio last year became the youngest designer ever to be shown at New York Fashion Week.

The self-proclaim- ed “glam god” tells Micah which celebs he’d most like to outfit (hint: they’re all uninyms like him).  He also reveals which A-listers he’s already made his mark on.

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To check out Micha’s blog, MicahJesse.com – where you can “quench your thirst for amazingness” –  click here.

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?!