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Denise Richards, John Ratzenberger, Ed Burns and Many More Interviewed this Week on BlogTalkRadio 10/25-10/31


Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife, Denise Richards, chats about her role on the Spike TV sitcom Blue Mountain State. But Denise also opens up to Milling About host Robin Milling about Charlie’s coke-fueled meltdown in the Big Apple earlier this week, saying she has no choice but to move on.


John Ratzenberger, beloved by millions as Cliff Clavin from Cheers and Hamm from the Toy Story series chats with Enlisted Spouse Radio host Beth Wilson about his new flick, What if…, co-starring Kevin Sorbo and Debby Ryan—in which he plays an angel.

The Saving Private Ryan star, Ed Burns, discusses his new flick, Nice Guy Johnny, about a talk-radio host who wrestles with quitting his job for one that pays enough to please his fiancée. Ed also chats with Baseball Digest Live’s Mark Healey about wife Christy Turlington’s directorial debut.


Flashback host Carey Fisher gets the story from Susan Olsen, who played the ever-lovable Cindy Brady on The Brady Bunch. Susan will chat about her work with Precious Paws, an animal sanctuary that promotes the importance of responsible pet ownership.


Host Robin Milling whoops it up with Royal Pains star Mark Feuerstein, who plays a wrestling trainer in the comedy Knucklehead—and who dishes about his own high school days with the sport: “I was terrible at basketball,” he says, “which is why I joined the wrestling team.”


Willie Geist of MSNBC’s Way Too Early with Willie Geist chats about his new book, American Freak Show, which offers a insider’s take on the absurdity of America’s media culture. Amy Llamas-Bakari and her In My Pajamas Show team are live with the rising cable star.


Danny Bonaduce’s ex-wife, Gretchen Bonaduce, who starred in Fox Reality Channel’s Re-Inventing Bonaduce, drops in to discuss her divorce from The Partridge Family star. Gretchen will also chat with Psychic Tina Z host Tina Z about getting her self-worth back, and finding love again.

Michael Porter: 1951-2010. Former WWE ring announcer and editor of Wrestlebeat newsletter Michael Porter, who hosted Michael Porter’s WrestleShoot here on BTR from June 2008 through June of this year, passed away Saturday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 59 years old. On behalf of his many fans, and BTR’s legion of pro-wrestling hosts, our condolences go out to Michael’s family.

WorldView Network’s Reuel Sample welcomes Chuck Colson, the one-time special counsel for President Nixon, who was the first member of that administration to be jailed on Watergate-related charges. Chuck will discuss the role of Christians in the midterm elections.

Live from the Online New Association’s 2010 conference in Washington, Rebooting the News’ Dave Winer—aka the Godfather of Blogging—and NYU Journalism Professor Jay Rosen ask, How does the emerging system of news work. And what stands in the way of it working better?


On Hoops in the Sun:  Don’t ask the former Knicks point guard, Stephon Marbury, why he didn’t resign with the Celtics last year, and instead went to China. “That’s my business,” Starbury says. “I’m not gonna ask Donald Trump what his contract was for buying that whole lot on the Westside Highway—what he negotiated.”

The current WBC and IBF Light Welterweight champ, Devon Alexander, aka “Alexander the Great,” stops by to talk about his upcoming match-up with WBO Junior Welterweight King Timothy Bradley. During Devon’s chat with Go for It host Paul Gant, the southpaw will be taking calls.

The former middle linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tom McManus, who’s now host of Tom McManus Uncensored on Fox Radio affiliate AM930, drops in on The Couch Potato Sports Show’s Sonny Clark. Tom will talk Jags vs. Cowboys, and the helmet-to-helmet hits issue.


The Streak singer, Ray Stevens, is riled up about Obama Care, which he takes to task in We the People. “The message of the song at this point is to Congress and the politicians in office,” he says. “Hey, here’s your chance to redeem yourself and vote against this darn thing because it’s really bad,” he tells Firefox News Online.

The sultry, seductive samba singer-Luisa Maita—who, like her 2 sisters, was named after a song by bossa nova legend Antonio Carlos Jobim—stops by to chat about her latest album, Lero-Lero. Luisa will also fill host Joy Keys in on her upcoming concert appearances.

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‘Hercules’ Star Kevin Sorbo: Hollywood Studios Are ‘Truly a Mafia’

EDITOR’S NOTE (Sept. 18, 2010): Last month, Kevin Sorbo told host Rex Sikes that Tinseltown studios are “truly a mafia.” Today, the New York Post writes that the Hercules star “might be the bravest actor in Hollywood for taking on the ‘creative accounting’ practiced by the studios.”

Kevin Sorbo may be a Greek demigod in the eyes of billions, but in Hollywood’s eyes he’s little more than a spec of dust. Or so he believes.

Interviewed on Movie Beat, the actor who, from 1995 to 1999, played the lead in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys—which would become the world’s most watched TV series—lashes out at the ways of Tinseltown.

"They just want to force the dark side on us because they like to wallow in their own misery," Kevin (above) tells us of  the studio chiefs.

"They just want to force the dark side on us because they like to wallow in their own misery," Kevin (above) tells us of studio chiefs.

“Ever since the ‘60s, it’s just gotten worse in Hollywood,” Kevin tells host Rex Sikes. I like visual effects like anyone else but the bulk of those movies—the Transformers —even though they make hundreds of millions of dollars because it’s all the 12 to 20 year olds who see it five times because it’s a video game, there’s no story, there’s zero story.

“The studios—I think I’ve mentioned this to you before —they are mafia. And I don’t use that term lightly. They are certainly, truly a mafia,” Kevin continues.

“They hide the money, they bury the money, they won’t Continue reading

Weekly Best: August 16, 2010

kevin-sorbo1-wbRex SikesMovie Beat got busy with Kevin Sorbo of Hercules fame, who denounced Hollywood studios as “truly a mafia.” “They hide the money, they bury the money, they won’t share profits, they won’t pay actors what they’re due,” he said. “It’s happened to me.”

Straight Talk’s Melissa Hopkins sits down with Former GOP Majority Leader Tom DeLay—whom the Justice Department cleared of corruption charges this week—for a live, 30-minute review of his case, and the money-laundering charges he still faces in Texas.

Night Views Radio cut loose with comic Jim Florentine of Crank Yankers fame, who dished about his failed fling with Robin Quivers. “Look, we’re two adults,” he told us. “We’re not in high school going, ‘I’m never talking to you again!’ “Well, f— you. I’m not either!’

Lessons Learned roasted birthday girl Rose Marie, who just turned 87. Hollywood Squares host Peter Marshall called in with best wishes, as did Carl Reiner—who quipped, “I remember how much you’ve done for me in my life. But you haven’t done anything for me lately!”

There’s a scene in Piranha 3D that gives new meaning to the term 3D. That would be the one where Jerry O’Connell gets his manhood bitten off by the man-eating creatures—and pieces fly off the screen. “I’ve seen a large chunk of it,” he tells host Robin Milling,” and it looks great!”

Leading up to his Aug. 28 Restoring Honor rally in Washington, D.C.—which pays tribute to America’s military personnel and other citizens who embody truth and integrity—Glenn Beck launched an a.m. prayer series with esteemed faith leaders, right here on BlogTalkRadio.

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It’s a TV-licious Edition of ‘The Mix’

Tonight on The Daily Mix, the boob tube finally gets the respect it deserves.

But don’t think for a moment that this will be the first and last TV-licious edition of the show that brings you the best moments from BlogTalkRadio’s unmatched mix of social-radio programming.

Nope. We’ve got more little-screen content sitting in our vaults than you can shake a remote control at.  So, as the cliché goes, stay tuned.

CAPTION: "If the right part came along, I definitely would take a long hard look at it," Taylor (above) tells us of tackling additional stage or screen roles.

"If the right part came along, I definitely would take a long hard look at it," Taylor (above) tells us of tackling additional stage or screen roles.

Until then, here are just some of the fascinating tidbits you’ll absorb this evening:

-In his role as Teen Angel in the national tour of Grease, which of the following instruments does American Idol champ Taylor Hicks play: (1) harpsichord, (2) bassoon, (3) viola da gamba or (4) harmonica?

-When Wendy Raquel Robinson, who played Principal Grier on The Steve Harvey Show, says, “I love you more, mama,” whose mama she’s talking about.

-Why Marla Sokoloff, who played Lucy Hatcher on The Practice, refers to one caller as a “pedophile on the loose.”

-How Aziz Ansari, who plays Tom Haverford on NBC’s Parks and Recreation responds when Continue reading

Kevin Sorbo: The Heck with ABC — They Put the Kibosh on My Pilot!

CAPTION: "It's just so frustrating," Kevin (above) tells us of "Bobby" getting bounced.

"It's just so frustrating," Kevin (above) tells us of his beloved "Bobby" getting bounced.

Even after four years, Hercules is still miffed at the Mouse House network.

Interviewed on Dr. Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour, Kevin Sorbo, who played the title role on the syndicated series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, recounts how Disney’s TV operation failed to pick up what he says was an excellent project.

“I did a pilot for ABC called Bobby Cannon, where I was playing sort of an aging star quarterback for the Chicago Bears,” the he-man actor tells host Dr. Blogstein.

“We were the number-one-tested pilot for ABC. But in their infinite wisdom Continue reading