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‘Twilight’ Mania Grips BlogTalkRadio as ‘Eclipse’ Opens Nationwide

It all started back in April 2009 when Taylor Lautner dropped in on Stardish Radio from the set of New Moon to deliver the latest Twilight dish.

During that live interview, more than 30,000 rabid fans logged onto BlogTalkRadio—and hung on Taylor’s every word—while another 200,000 listened on-demand.twilight-mania3

Since then, many of the cast members from the smash-hit series have graced our network, sharing tidbits about their characters, their personal lives, and behind-the-scenes action on the set.

Like when Charlie Bewley, who plays a Volturi guard in Eclipse, dropped in on Artists on Demand and hinted that he might be gunning for Rob Pattinson‘s job, telling us which of the Cullens he’d like to rub out:

“Edward, because Continue reading

SoundBits: Jo Ann Kubasek Lets YOU Dish with the Stars (Despite Regrets from Nathan Fillion)

Just how devoted are Jo Ann Kubasek’s celebrity guests to the Stardish Radio host? Consider this anecdote: A few months back, Seamus Dever, who plays Detective Kevin Ryan on the hit ABC series Castle, was scheduled to appear on Jo Ann’s show. But shortly before the interview, the actor was unexpectedly called to the set, and had to cancel. To ensure he remained in her best graces, however, Seamus promptly enlisted the help of co-star Nathan Fillion, who plays title character Richard Castlea bestselling mystery writer. And what, pray tell, did Nathan do for Seamus? Why pen the following excuse, of course: “Stardish, We regret to inform you that Seamus cannot attend his interview.” If that doesn’t convince you of Jo Ann’s commitment to reeling in top-notch guests week in, week out, then read on. For the Buffalo, N.Y., residentwhose bookings have included Twilight’s Taylor Lautner, True Blood‘s William Sanderson, The Vampire Diaries‘ Katerina Graham and Jasmine Guy, General Hospital‘s Tyler Christopher, Glee‘s Brooke Newton and Heroes‘ Greg Grunbergmakes it abundantly clear that she’s in the star-dishing game for the long haul…

Jo Ann: Daytime—and prime-time—drama queen.

Jo Ann: Daytime-drama queen. (And prime-time, too!)

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

Stardish is a true labor of love for me. My goal is to make it the premier online destination for actors, musicians and artists of any stripe to come and chat. This is a way for fans to get to know their favorite stars in a whole new light. There truly is no other opportunity such like this. It’s fantastic having celebrities—live on my show—wish their fans a happy birthday, or just say hello and thanks for the support. Continue reading

‘Vampire Dairies’ Star Katerina Graham: Our Show Is No Mere ‘Twlight’ Knockoff

Don’t tell Katerina Graham that The Vampire Diaries is nothing more than a Twlight wannabe.

Unless you wanna bloody earful, that is.

CAPTION: “I think people will really enjoy it because it’s a great show,” Katernia (above) says of “TVD.”

“I think people will really enjoy it because it’s a great show,” Katernia (above) tells us of her hit vamp series.

Interviewed on Stardish Radio, Katerina, who plays Bonnie Bennet on the new CW series—which debuted last month to a record 4.9 million viewers—points out that Diaries was around long before Stephenie Meyer penned her bestselling gothic novels.

“From the beginning, we’ve gotten so many comparisons to Twilight, even though The Vampire Diaries is from a series of books that L.J. Smith wrote in 1991,” she tells host Joann Kubasek.

“It’s great that all this vampire stuff is coming out. But Continue reading

‘General Hospital’ Star Lisa LoCicero: Look, but Don’t Sniff!

Lisa LoCicero loves her fansexcept when they act like canines in heat.

Interviewed on Stardish Radio along with fellow General Hospital star Brandon Barash, the 39-year-old actress discusses an encounter with a daytime-drama enthusiast who expressed his affection in a bizarre fashion.

Lisa: Wary of pooch-like predators.

Lisa: Wary of panting fans.

“He picked me up in his arms and sort of started smelling me. That was probably the weirdest [fan]. And I’m hoping that it doesn’t ever, ever happen again,” she tells host Joann Kubasek.

“I highly don’t recommend that as something that people do. He meant it in a friendly way, like a dog would do at the dog park.

“But, ah, I wasn’t real thrilled about that.”

That’s when Brandon breaks in with: “You just insinuated he sniffed your a – – .” Continue reading

‘True Blood’ Star Ashley Jones: Don’t Diss the Soaps!

Ashley Jones may have landed a plum role on the hit HBO series True Blood, but don’t expect her to say she’s “graduated” to big-time TV.

Interviewed on Stardish Radio, the actress – who concurrently stars on CBS Daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful – wants the world to know that her soap-opera work has been no cakewalk.

CAPTION: "It gets a bad rap," Ashley (above) tells us of starring in daytime dramas.

"It gets a bad rap," Ashley (above) tells us of acting in daytime dramas.

“People say, ‘Wow, soaps! That’s such a great stepping stone.’ Or ‘Wow, that’s where a lot of people stared out.’

“And I understand they don’t really know what they’re saying, and they’re not intending to be malicious,” Ashley, who plays Daphne – the new waitress at Merlotte’s diner – in True Blood, tells host Joann Kubasek.

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‘One Tree Hill’ Star Barbara Alyn Woods: My Six-Year Old Daughter’s Addicted to a Very Bad Word

Despite all the experience Barbara Alyn Woods has parenting her TV kids, she can’t seem to keep one of her own brood from belting out a particular profanity.

Curses the “c” word.

Barbara: Curses the “c” word.

Interviewed on Stardish Radio, the One Tree Hill star dishes about how she and the other adult castmembers take pains to watch their language around eight-year-old Jackson Brundage, who plays Jamie Scott.

“We had a big discussion about whether ‘crap’ was a bad word.  And I said it was a bad word, because whatever your kids are not allowed to say in school is a bad word. And kids cannot say that word in school,” Barbara tells host Joann Kubasek.

“When Jackson’s around that’s what we’re always talking about – what we can and can’t talk about,” she continues.

But here’s the ironic part.

“What’s really bad is that my daughter, who’s six, won’t say ‘crap,’ but she will say the ‘c’ word,” reveals the actress.

Then she laughs: “And I said, Honey, don’t say the ‘c’ word. Saying the ‘c’ word is even worse than saying ‘crap’!”

To hear Barbara’s complete interview, click here.

Barbara Alyn Woods – Nathan’s Mom on ‘One Tree Hill’ – to Grace BlogTalkRadio

If you’re as big of a One Tree Hill fan as we are, you’ll definitely want to stick close to your PC this evening.

"One" talented lady.

Barbara: "One" talented lady.

Because 10 p.m. ET, Barbara Alyn Woods will drop into Stardish Radio to dish about the show, as well as her career and family.

As many of you know, Barbara plays Nathan’s mom, Deb, on the hit CW series.

But many more recall the Chicago native from such shows as Providence, Ally McBeal, Touched by an Angel, Murder, She Wrote, Seinfeld and Star Trek: The Next Generation (just to name a few).

Now a mom of three daughters (with hubby John Lind, her director on the syndicated series Honey, I Shrunk the Kids), Barbara is nothing if not still a sex symbol.

In 1996, she appeared opposite Demi Moore in Striptease.

And in 1993, she posed for Playboy.

Later this year, Barbara appear in the big-screen comedy Port City opposite Full House star Jodie Sweetin.

To tune into Stardish Radio, click here.

Barb (fifth from left) with cast-mates on her hit CW show.

Barb (third from right) with castmates on her hit CW show.