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Daily Highlights: Wednesday, September 1, 2010


At noon Icon Fetch’s Tony Peters welcomes Antonia Bennett, whose dad is jazz icon Tony Bennett—and whose own voice is reminiscent of Blossom Dearie. The diva will chat about her debut album ‘Natural‘ which features standards like Puttin’ on the Ritz and The Thrill Is Gone.

On Demand: Season 2 of Venice The Series debuts this month—and star Crystal Chappell has been dishing to Destini about the story line. “There’s a shower scene,” she tells us of the same-sex fling between Jessica Leccia and Nadia Bjorlin. But, adds executive producer Kim Turrisi, “It’s not in Episode 1.”

At 9 PM Comedian Stevie Mack—who began his career as an extra in opposite fellow BTR host Bill Cosby in 1974’s Uptown Saturday Night, before going on to write for The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show 23 years later—marks his 300th show on the network. (Way to go, Stevie!)

On Demand: To raise awareness of suicides promoted online, Jon Hansen welcomes Deborah Chevalier, the mother of Nadia Kajouji, an 18-year old Canadian student whose video blog foretold of her 2008 self-destruction by throwing herself in a river after struggling with postpartum depression.

At 2 PM The Empty Nesters’ Claudia Brown and Jill Fromer sit down with executive search firm owner Nicki Boscia Durlester, whose memoir, Beyond the Pink Moon, chronicles her journey after being diagnosed with breast cancer—as well as her mom’s stuggle with the same disease.

At 1 PM Laura “The Jazzy VegetarianTheodore grooves with Maribeth Abrams, the corporate chef for Vitasoy USA and a columnist for Vegetarian Voice Magazine, whose new book is titled The 4 Ingredient Vegan: Easy, Quick, and Delicious.

*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.

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Nadia Bjorlin: I Want to Be Crystal Chappell’s Special Lady (on ‘Venice’)

If Nadia Bjorlin‘s behavior on BlogTalkRadio is any indication of how Venice the Series will play out this season, you’d be well-advised to ready a cold shower.

Chatting on the companion podcast to the online drama—which TV Guide has called “2009’s Best Web Soap”—the sultry bombshell gets frisky with co-star Crystal Chappell.

CAPTION: "It's my favorite thing in the world," Nadia (above) says of hanging out at gay bars.

"It's my favorite thing in the world," Nadia (above) says of hanging out at gay bars.

“I think it’s going to be Gina yearning for a very special love, and I think that the audience will be very happy with what happens,” says Crystal of her own character while previewing the series’ upcoming second season, which wrapped Sunday.

That’s when Nadia, who plays children’s book author Lara, bursts in with, “I’ll show you some special love baby. Can I please! I know it doesn’t make sense in the story, but let me show you some special love.”

Later in the show, Nadia reveals that Continue reading

Crystal Chappell Dishes New ‘Venice’ Storyline: Jessica Leccia and Nadia Bjorlin Have a ‘Beautiful Love Scene’

It’s coming back—the series TV Guide called “2009’s Best Web Soap”— and BlogTalkRadio is proud to be the home of its official podcast.

Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia, who played Olivia and Natalia on The Guiding Light—which CBS axed in 2009 after a record-setting 72-year run—returned to the soap realm last year with Venice the Series, playing same-sex couple Gina and Ani.

Jessica (left) with Nadia: Soon to be entangled.

Jessica (left) with Nadia: Soon to be entangled.

Now Crystal—who recently reprised her role as Dr. Carly Manning on NBC’s Days of Our Lives—is readying Season 2 of Venice, which she and Jess dish about on their companion BTR show this week.

And who might be acting as guest host for that hot confab? Why, it’s the ladies’ former TGL co-star, Continue reading

‘Guiding Light’ Stars Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia Moving Their Love Online

Much to the dismay of countless Guiding Light fans, Olivia and Natalia never got to lock lips on the recently-canceled daytime drama.

And at least one of the actors who made up the couple known as “Otalia” was so distraught by the omission that she wished for a social disease—to make it ring true.

Next month, Crystal Chappell, who played Olivia, and Jessica Leccia, who played Natalia, return to the soap realm as yet another same-sex couple—Gina and Ani—in Venice the Series.

CAPTION: Jessica (left) and Crystal: They'll always have "Venice."

Jessica and Crystal: They'll always have "Venice."

Only this time, they’ll be free from the constraints of network censors, because Venice is being produced exclusively on the Internet.

In anticipation of the digital serial’s launch, former Soap Opera Weekly editor-in-chief Mimi Torchin dishes with the ladies on her companion BlogTalkRadio show, V-Pod. Continue reading