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It’s a Have-and-Have-Not Edition of ‘The Mix’

Ernest Hemingway would no doubt be proud of this week’s nod to his 1937 novel To Have and Have Not.

Or maybe not.

The point is, by using such a cheap tactic, we’ve succeeded in grabbing your attention.

And now that we have it, here’s a sampling of what’s you’ll learn on tonight’s Have-and-Have-Not edition of The Mix:

CAPTION: "By the time I got done with her," Omarosa (above) tells us, "I had the laptops, the printers and ink for a year."

"By the time I got done with her," Omarosa (above) tells us of the uppity clerk, "I had the laptops, the printers and ink for a year."

-Why reality star Omarosa had a bitch of a time getting a clerk at an electronics store to redeem a valid coupon for 50 percent off a laptop.

-Why William Sanderson, who plays Sheriff Bud Dearborne on the hit HBO series True Blood, has an aversion to discussing the show’s stunts and special effects.

-Why Ralph Carter, who played impoverished Michael Evans on Good Times, didn’t need to get a call from TV mogul Norman Lear to know he’d landed the role on that groundbreaking ’70s sitcom.

-Why financier T. Boone Pickens – who’s worth an estimated $3 billion – wants to make July 8 an annual celebration of America’s independence from foreign oil.

-Why jazz-piano great Ellis Marsalis‘ kids – Wynton and Branford Marsalis among them – had virtually no interest in jazz as teenagers.

-Why Merlin star Anthony Head – who played Ruper Giles in the ’90s TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer – has no intention of bringing his character to the big screen unless original writer Joss Whedon is at the helm.

So don’t miss The Mix, hosted by everyone’s favorite pod jockey, Shaun Daily, tonight – and every Monday – at 9 p.m. ET!

To tune in, click here.

‘Buffy’ Star Anthony Head: ‘I Love the Idea of a Buffy Movie’

As yet another sign that the vampire rage shows no signs of abating, Buffy Summers’ British mentor may be coming to a Cineplex near you.

Anthony Head, who played Rupert Giles in the TV version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, says he’d sign on in a flash for the planned big-screen remake of the 1992 flick.

CAPTION: "It's just very strange that anyone would think of doing it without him," Anthony (above) tells us of a Joshless Buffy reboot.

"It's just very strange that anyone would think of doing it without him," Anthony (above) tells us of a Joshless Buffy reboot.

He only asks that Joss Whedon, who wrote the script for the original film and later developed the series that ran from 1997 to 2003, helm the project.

“I love the idea of a Buffy movie. I think it’s about time,” he tells Mr. Media host Bob Andelman.

“I’m not sure about the idea of it being done without Joss Whedon. In fact, I’m absolutely clear that it shouldn’t be done without Joss Whedon.

“It’s Joss’ baby. And everything that was right about the show – and for me really didn’t work in the original movie – everything that was right was Joss,” continues Anthony, who currently plays King Uther in the NBC series Merlin.

“Because he was young and he didn’t have much of a voice in the original movie.

“If he was involved, I would leap at the chance at doing something again with him.”

To hear Anthony’s full interview, click here.

Tim Minear, TV Writer/Producer, Talks WGA Strike

The live, interactive format of BlogTalkRadio allows for discussion of current events like few other audio platforms. Tonight, the Geeks talk STRIKE with Tim Minear.

Minear The Geeks welcome television writer/producer and director Tim Minear to Geekerati tonight at 10pm on BlogTalkRadio to talk about the Writers Guild of America strike.

Minear has written for, produced and directed such shows as “X-Files,” “The Inside” and many others. He made the move to Joss Whedon’s Mutant Enemy as a producer on the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spin-off “Angel,” after his work with ABC’s “Strange World.” Shortly after that, Whedon tapped Minear to work on the short-lived, but fan-frenzied “Firefly.” He most recently was working on “Drive.”