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It’s an Addictive Edition of ‘The Mix’

If you’re not already hooked on The Daily Mix – which, week in, week out delivers the best of BlogTalkRadio’s unmatched mix of social-radio programming – you’re sure to be very soon.

Because tonight’s edition of the show answers such all-important questions as:

—Why, on a recent episode of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab, Crazy Town frontman Shifty Binzer failed to return to the Sober House – and instead went to the house of a “crazy pill-popper.”

 CAPTION: “Have a glass of wine, then imagine that everyone in the audience is crying and throwing up,” Eugene (above) advises a wannabe star on combating stage-fright.

“Have a glass of wine, then imagine that everyone in the audience is crying and throwing up,” Eugene (above) advises a caller on combating stage-fright.

—What made Suzanne Somers kick her habit of snacking incess- antly from crafts tables during her many years as a TV actress.

—How come – even though he says he’s now sober – Jeff Conaway still needs nightcap every now and then.

—Why Flight of the Conchords star Eugene Mirman advises against drug addiction.

—What funnyman Fred Willard’s secret – and surprising – addiction is.

—How Rush Limbaugh came to hear what Nightline host Terry Moran said about Barack Obama being the first president since George Washington to “take a step” down into the Oval office.

—Why one particular prank Drew Carey’s cast mates played on him – as recounted by the sitcom star’s on-screen squeeze, Jenica Bergere – gives new meaning to the term “addicted.”

So don’t miss The Mix, tonight – and every Monday – at 9 p.m. ET!

To tune in, click here.


Celebrity Rehabber Jeff Conaway: Clean, but Not Always Sober

Though he has come a long way in his efforts to kick his substance- abuse habits, Jeff Conaway still can’t resist a belt every now and then.

Interviewed on The Radio Happy Hour, the Grease star – who left Season 2 of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab after a confrontation with host Dr. Drew Pinsky – says an occasional nightcap helps him sleep.

“Next time I see [Dr. Drew], I’m going to say, ‘Ha-ha! I told you so!’” Jeff (above) tells us.

“Next time I see Dr. Drew, I’m going to say, ‘Ha-ha! I told you so!’” Jeff (above) tells us.

“Do you realize that you’re announcing your sobriety on a show called The Radio Happy Hour?” host Dr. Blogstein asks Jeff.

“Well, cheers!” quips the actor, who’s best known to TV fans as Bobby Wheeler from Taxi.

“Are you off every- thing – even pain medication?” continues Dr. B.

“No, we’re cutting back on my pain medication and we’ve started a slow detox. And I’ll have a drink once in a while.  I’m not a drinker, per se. But if I feel like having a nightcap before bed, it helps me sleep,” says Jeff.

Having undergone a series of operations to repair an old back injury that left him wheelchair-bound, Jeff is also feeling upbeat about his progess on that front – so much so that he gets in a few digs at his former TV shrink.

“Dr. Drew told me, ‘Forget it, it’s all over.’ He told me, ‘You’re never going to get better. This is as good as it’s going to get.’

“And I refused. I said, ‘You think I’m buying that? I’m going to walk again. I’m going to stand straight again. I’m going to be without pain again . . . This is something that’s going to happen.  And it’s actually happening.”

To hear Jeff’s full interview, click here.

BlogTalkRadio Today: February 24, 2009

Jeff Conaway

Jeff Conaway

by Deb Ng

Lots to talk about today…check out our highlights! As always, all times EST:

  • Fred Willard drops in to chat with Betty Jo Tucker about his upcoming stint as co-host of the Robert Osborne Classic Film Festival and legendary roles in Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman and For Your Consideration. Don’t miss this entertainment episode this afternoon at 4:00.
  • Shel Israel, global neighbor, c0- author of Naked Conversations, and serious expert on social media networking shares his favorite web secrets today at noon.
  • The Tech Moms get geeky about your Digital Rights when it comes to posting information online, who owns the content, and how to understand Terms of Service before you agree – tonight at 9:00.
  • Celebrity Rehab patient and actor Jeff Conaway, his girlfriend Vikki and life coach Johnny Wimbrey and comedian Jim Florentine join Dr. Blogstein tonight at 9:00.
  • At 1:00 p.m. Sister 2 Sister discusses publishing an effective online newsletter.

Please see today’s On Air Schedule for a complete listing of all of today’s BlogTalkRadio programming.