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Programming Highlights; May 23, 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:


aaronfresh-scrollerAt 11:30 AM Host Timothy Hodge hangs with Def Jam recording artist Aaron Fresh. The 17-year-old Chicago native, whose family hails from Trinidad, will sample his new album, Fresh N Up, which features the chart-climbing single Spending All My Time.


thor-scroller2At 6 PM Heavy Metal Mayhem kicks it with Jon Mikl Thor, the first Canadian ever to win the Mr. Canada and Mr. USA titles. But his talents don’t stop there. He’s also a heavy-metal rocker and actor—who appeared with Lou Diamond Phillips in Murder at the Presidio.


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It’s A Psychological Edition of ‘The Mix’

No, we’re not messing with your mind. This week’s edition of The Daily Mix does in fact explore the human psyche, answering, along the way, such important questions as:

—Why Tori Amos’ eight-year-old daughter Natashya tells the pop diva, “Mummy, I think I need to create an empire.”

CAPTION: “She’s become obsessed with Coco Chanel,” Tori (above with her daughter) tells us of Tash.

“She has become obsessed with Coco Chanel,” Tori (above with her daughter) tells us of Tash.

—Why funnyman Dane Cook says he had “What I learned later would be fear-of- abandonment issues.”

—Why Lou Diamond Phillips feels com- pelled to tell us, “I’m very different from John Wayne or Richard Burton or Yul Brenner.”

—Why The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola says, “We are always prisoners of what our lives were like when we were kids.”

—Why the Style Network’s Yard Sale Diva Trish Suhr confesses, “My moma doesn’t carry around nothing’ of mine anymore.”

—When True Jackson, VP star Matt Shively says, “I am a medium- sized white kid with brown hair,” what that has to do with not dating his co- star Keke Palmer.

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.


Lou Diamond Phillips: I’m Badder than John Wayne

Don’t dare compare Lou Diamond Phillips to late leading men of the 20th century – lest he let you know in no uncertain terms that he’s no watered down version of them.

Interviewed on TV Talk, the actor – who also appears on tonight’s season debut of NBC’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! – discusses his starring role in the upcoming Hallmark Channel remake of the 1947 John Wayne flick Angel and the Badman,  in which the Duke plays a reforming bad guy.

Lou: That’s Double Duke to you.

Lou: That’s Double Duke to you.

When host Shaun Daily asks, “How was it stepping into John Wayne’s shoes,” Lou replies:

“You know, I’m the idiot who followed Yul Brenner into The King and I – but got nominated for a Tony for it.

“And last year I toured with Camelot, as King Arthur. So I was following Richard Burton and Richard Harris.

“I’m not daunted too much by the legends who came before me. As an actor, you hope to bring something different to it,” continues Lou, 47, who first made a name for himself on the big screen as Ritchie Valens in 1987’s La Bamba.

“I’m very different from John Wayne or Richard Burton or Yule Brenner, for that matter. So whatever I do is sort of automatically going to be a re-imagining of the role.

 CAPTION: John in the vintage "Angel," with co-star Gail Russell

John in the vintage flick, with co-star Gail Russell.

“The very first thing I said to Terry Ingram, the director of Angel and the Badman – after having seen a little bit of the John Wayne film – was and I had no fear that I was gonna start talkin’ like this,” add Lou, breaking into his best Duke imper-sonation.

“I basically said, He’s John Wayne, man. He wasn’t that bad.

“He wasn’t the kind of guy that you’re really worried about killing you, you know?

“You knew that John Wayne was gonna be OK with you at the end of the day. So I said, ‘Let’s get this guy a little darkness. Let’s make him a little tougher.’”

Angel and the Badman debuts July 5 on the Hallmark Channel.

To hear Lou’s full interview, click here.