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Daily Highlights: Wednesday October 20, 2010


OutTakes host Laurie Baker gives it up for Thom Bierdz, who plays Phillip Chancellor on The Young and the Restless. The Forgiving Troy author will discuss his new PSA seeking to create awareness of the recent rash of gay teen suicides.


Flashback to Celebrity Rehab cast member Sean (son of Rod) Stewart, who was arrested on a warrant in California yesterday for driving on a suspended license—and who told our Access New York hosts last year of his romantic aspirations, “I’m looking for someone like my mom. Because I’m kind of a mama’s boy.”

phil-boyceWIN Without Competing’s Dr. Arlene Barro, who’s celebrating her 2-year BTR anniversary (way to go, AB!), welcomes Phil Boyce, president of Talk Radio Network, the radio syndicator whose hosts include such heavyweights as Michael Savage, Laura Ingraham and Mancow Muller.

Joker’s Radio host Jokerette gets up close and personal with Shannon Elkins—the pest-control company owner who describes himself as “smart, sexy and strong”—from the current season of Survivor: Nicaragua, who was voted off on Day 6 of the hit CBS series.

Expand Music host—and electric violinist—Noel Webb grooves guitarist with Larry Coryell, a pioneer in jazz fusion, who has collaborated with such masters as Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Charlie Mingus, Stephane Grappelli and Billy Cobham.

Train with Shane host Deborah Shane gets down to business with Edith Yeung, founder of TechBizDay, an annual event—being held Oct. 23 this year in San Francisco—where entrepreneurs gather to inspire, and be inspired, by each other’s work.

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Heath’s Joker Nothing Like Jack’s, ‘Dark Knight’ Producer Hints to BTR

Don’t speak Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger’s names in the same breath – at least not when talking to “The Dark Knight” executive producer Michael Uslan about the actors’ portrayal of the Joker.

Uslan tells BlogTalkRadio’s Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman that the late Ledger’s dark portray of the be-loathed Batman villain will live in stark contrast that of Nicholson’s clownish turn.

“You can’t re-do things that were already done,” Uslan says when asked how Ledger stacks up to Nicholson, who originated the Joker role in 1989’s “Batman.” “You have to find new and inventive ways to do them.”

In addition to dishing about the highly anticipated “Dark Knight,” which opens July 18, Uslan also spoke about his work with another comic-book based flick, Will Eisner’s “The Spirit,” which hits theatres in December – and proved to be an even more protracted project.

“I thought nothing I would ever do in life would take longer than the 10 years it took to bring a dark and serious Batman to the screen. And here we are, 14 years out,” he says of “The Spirit.”

When Mr. Media brought up the public’s concerns that director Frank Miller couldn’t do justice to Eisner’s vision, Uslan assured him otherwise.

“Frank knew this had to be as daring and innovative and pushing-the-envelope as Will Eisner would have wanted because that’s the way Will did everything he ever created,” he said.

Not only that, but when the movie opens, Uslan promised, “I will look the wonderful and lovely Ann Eisner [Will’s widow] in the eye and say, ‘Here’s everything I promised Will.’”