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Daily Highlights: Wednesday October 13, 2010


In honor of Paul Simon’s 69th birthday—today—Milling About host Robin Milling unspools a never-before-aired 1986 interview with the music legend. “The songs emerge,” he said of his creative powers. “Seldom do they sort of pop. They slowly reveal themselves.”

Life After Dusk host Cedric Collier hangs with Nick (son of Hulk) Hogan who made his name on the VH1 reality series Hogan Knows Best. Nick will chat about getting his life back on track after his 2007 car crash—which landed him in jail for 6 months.

Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone goes on-one-one with Boris Kodjoe, who stars as CIA operative Steven Bloom on J.J. AbramsUndercovers, which debuted last month on NBC. The hottie actor will chat about how he landed that plum role.

Talking Smooth Jazz’s Terri Scott grooves with bassist Stanley Clarke, a virtuoso performer and composer in his own right, who has also scored a host of TV series and feature films. Stanley will sample tracks from his latest album, The Stanley Clarke Band.

Former House Speaker—and To Save America author—Newt Gingrich is keeping the door open on a bid for Barack Obama’s job. “I don’t know quite what we’ll do,” he tells AACONS host Marie Stroughter. “We’ll decide probably next March.”

Talk Entertainment kicks it with Vinny Foti from the MTV’s Fresh Meat 2, who’s now on Challenge Cut Throat. The reality sex symbol will dish about upcoming drama on the show, while taking questions about his personal life.

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Daily Highlights: Wednesday; September 22, 2010

carter-macityre1Stardish Radio’s Jo Ann Kubasek gets up close and personal with Carter MacIntyre, who’s done guest turns on such hit shows as E.R. and Nip/Tuck. The hottie will chat about his starring role on J.J. Abrams’ action series Undercovers, which bows tonight on NBC.

Lessons Learned’s Rick Tocquigny hangs with Bill Mumy, who’ll forever be known to sci-fi fans as Will Robinson from the ‘60s TV series Lost in Space. Billy, who also starred on Babylon 5, will chat about his musical career, as half the comedy-rock duo Barnes & Barnes.

Jazzin Em Up host Cres O’Neal swings with saxophonist Michael Lington, who scored a No. 1 hit with the 2008 track You and I, and whose first best-of album drops Oct. 1. The contempo-jazz star will also chat about his work with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.

Go for It host Paul Gant goes one-on-one with Willie Roaf—aka Nasty—who played offensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs. The 7-time Pro Bowler will weigh in on the current NFL season and (of course) the 18-game debate.

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Programming Highlights; July 2, 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:


otis-williams At 7 PM WDKK Radio host Darryl Williams kicks it with Motown legend Otis Williams, who co-founded— and sang tenor for—The Temptations, penned such hits as Treat Her Like a Lady, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.


michael-braunAt 7:30 PM The Flight Deck host Kimber C. Turner takes off with actor Michael Braun, who played a 727 pilot opposite Tommy Lee Jones in 1998’s U.S. Marshals. In addition to being a real-life aviator, Michael’s a painter, and will be discussing both pastimes.


brenda-hamptonAt 8:30 PM Seriously Sensual host Nicole Brooks kicks it with Voices Books & Publishing Founder Brenda Hampton, whose novels have made the Essence bestseller list. The St. Louis native will chat about the latest offering in her Jaylin Rogers series, Naughty No More.


paul-ryan At 10 PM The Conservative Blues Show’s Ric Webb and Kerry Shelton welcomes U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), who’s a member of the House Budget and Ways and Means Committees. The congressman will discuss his Roadmap to America’s Future.


mindy-hall-2Also at 10 PM 123 Film!’s Sam Heer puts on her A-list face for veteran Hollywood makeup artist Mindy Hall, who won an Oscar for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. Mindy will chat about her work on Oliver Stone’s upcoming Wall Street sequel (and sure hit) Money Never Sleeps.


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New Lt. Uhura Zoe Saldana: Don’t Ignore Me on the Set!

Zoe Saldana may be one cool lieutenant aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, but woe to the honcho who won’t give her feedback while filming.

Interviewed on the Double Down Film Show, the Star Trek star – who reprises the Nyota Uhura role made famous by Nichelle Nichols in the original TV series – isn’t shy about expressing her dislike for disinterested directors.

“You feel really neglected and disregarded,” Zoe (above) tells us of not being given the attention she deserves.

“You feel really neglected and disregarded,” Zoe (above) tells us of being given the cold shoulder.

“As an actor, there’s no worse feeling than feeling completely useless, where you were just hired for your voice and your face and you’re just supposed to say these lines and that’s it,” she tells host Pete Chatmon.

“If [directors] want to have their story be told right, they need to trust the fact that they wrote characters that are very complete and everybody that walks into this is going to have a different point of view,” continues Zoe, who made a big-screen splash playing Anamaria opposite Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Carribean.

“I’m not saying that their point of view is going to be taken more into consideration, but it defin- itely needs to be considered. Period.

“That, and please voice how you feel. I can’t stand directors that you have to walk all the way over to them and ask them, ‘How was it?’ And they’re like, ‘Yea, it’s alright.’

CAPTION: But happy as Uhura.

But happy as Uhura.

“I’m sorry. Actors, we’re in a constant vulner- able state. We need a lot of encouragement from our coach, which is our director. We’re trusting the director – the leader of this org- anization.

“And when they’re sort of blasé about it – like, ‘Yea, it’s alright. I liked it’ – you just feel so, like, Why am I here?”

But Star Trek director JJ Abrams need not worry about Zoe’s wrath: She has only the kindest words for his on-set style.

To hear Zoe’s full interview, click here.