Tag Archives: Martin Scorsese

Weekly Best; July 26, 2010

johnny-depp-wbJohnny Depp may be a top box-office draw, but that doesn’t mean he’s above supporting the work of lesser-known artists. While Xany Rudoff—from whom he recently commissioned a Keith Richards portrait—was being interviewed, Johnny called in to Red Velvet Media as an alter-ego.

Wilmer Valderrama, whose new flick, The Dry Land, opens today, gets all moist about jailed former flame Lindsay Lohan—telling host Robin Milling, “I adore her to death. I love her to death. I love her. I love Lindsay very much and I know she’ll be OK at the end.”

Shutter Island star Patricia Clarkson chats about the hit filck’s Oscar-winning auteur. “It’s an actor’s dream. You’re working with one of the great directors of all time and he doesn’t disappoint,” she tell us. “You have to be ready to rock and roll with Martin Scorsese!”

It ain’t easy being a supermodel, particularly if you’ve got the acting bug, like Tyson Beckford. The fashion icon chats about breaking into films, telling us, “I still get this to this day, people say, ‘Ah, I didn’t know you could act,’ or ‘I didn’t know you could speak.’”

Robin Milling flashes back to 1992, when she went one-on-one with Dick Clark. The icon reflected on his older brother, who was killed in WWII—and whom he strived to emulate. “You’re a different person. You do things better than I do,” Dick says his brother told him. “Do what you do.”

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Programming Highlights; June 18, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
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Today’s Programming Highlights:


aphrodite-jonesAt noon Host Carlotta Chatwood goes one-on-one with Aphrodite Jones, host of the Investigating Discovery series True Crimes and author of Michael Jackson Conspiracy, based on the King of Pop’s 2005 trial—and extreme media bias against him.


david-provalAt 2 PM Mr. Media says ‘cent’anni’ to David Proval, who played Richie Aprile in The Sopranos 26 years after getting his start in Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets. The paisan will chat about his role in Just 45 Minutes from Broadway, at Santa Monica’s Edgemar Center for the Arts.


al-chalkAt 5 PM Host Caleb Jones kicks it with Al Chalk, Hollywood’s leading voice-over artist, who has appeared in trailers for every major studio—from Dreamworks SKG to Warner Bros—as well as in promos for ABC, Spike TV and every network in between. Al will answer listener questions about the V.O. industry.


al-jarreau1 At 7 PM WDKK Radio host Darryl Williams is live at Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival in Philadelphia today through Sunday, where he’ll groove—and chat—with Al Jarreau, Dave Sanborn, George Duke, Sonny Fortune, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and other headliners.


kimberly-locke-1 At 7 PM Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone chats with Kimberley Locke, the 2003 American Idol finalist who went on to star on Celebrity Fit Club. The diva will discuss her work as an HIV/AIDS activist, and her poppin’ new single, Strobelight.


theo-alexanderAt 9 PM Artists on Demand fawn over Theo Alexander, who’s joined the cast of True Blood in the role of Talbot—half of a same-sex power couple who’ve been together for 700 years. “He loves his husband,” Theo has told Access Hollywood of Talbot. “They have a great relationship.”


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images2P.S. Don’t forget to take a moment to tell Oprah, “We want Chenese!”

Darius Rucker on New Hootie Album: ‘Absolutely’ Happening

Just because Darius Rucker‘s now burnin’ up the country charts doesn’t mean he’s abandoned the band that made him a pop star.

Interviewed on Film Festival Radio, Darius—who in November won the Country Music Association’s New Artist of the Year award—reveals his plans for laying down new tracks and going out on the road with Hootie & the Blowfish bandmates Dean Felber, Jim Sonefeld and Mark Bryan.


"I love bein' a dad," Darius (above) tells us. "I was put on the earth to be a dad."

When host Janice Malone asks, “Will there ever be a Hootie & the Blowfish reunion project or tour?” the Only Wanna Be with You singer replies:

“Absolutely. We wouldn’t even call it a reunion-because we don’t feel like we’ve ever broken up. We still feel like a band. We still do suff together all the time.

“It won’t be anytime soon. But, yes, within the next few years, there will be another Hootie & the Blowfish record tour.”

Hootie, which won Best New Artist honors at the 1996 Grammys, and whose Cracked Rear View became the top-selling album of 1995, disbanded in 2008—according to Darius himself. During the group’s AOL Music Sessions show in August of that year, he said:

“We have four charity gigs every year and we will still do them, but we will not do a record or tour. Even when we play now, we’re not as close as we were. I don’t miss Continue reading

Doug Ellin’s Dad: Why’d You Make Me Do Four Takes on ‘Entourage’?

His show may be called Entourage, but last night on BlogTalkRadio, it was more like All in the Family!

Not long after Doug Ellin sat down with The Alan Levy Show host Alan Levy to chat about Season Six of the hit HBO series – which kicks off this summer – a surprise caller from Long Island threw the executive producer for a loop.

One take doesn’t cut it!

Doug: One take doesn’t cut it!

Turns out that Doug’s dad, Marvin Ellin, had a bone to pick with his son.

“I was wondering if Doug could an- swer how much influence he thinks his father had in his success?” Marvin teased.

“Lots of influence. Tremendous in- fluence. What else you got, Marv?” Doug replied from his L.A. crib.

That was when Marvin – who put in an Alfred Hitchcock-like appear- ance on last season’s Entourage finale, where the cast returned to the Big Apple – needled Doug about winding up with scant screen time.

“What a disappointment! I’ll get him for that,” said Marvin. “I had my one big starring role: Walking up a flight of stairs – and in one-eighth of a second I was gone!”

As “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly descends into the NYC subway system, Marvin exits.

Blink and you missed him: As “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly descends into the NYC subway system, Marvin exits.

“It wasn’t cut. That was pretty much it. That was how it was shot,” explained Doug.

“Why did I have to do it four times?” asked Marvin.

Because if you stink – if we used the take you were in, you wouldn’t be in it at all,” laughed Doug.

“Then you would’ve really been cut.”

Doug also revealed to Alan how Encourage came to land Olympic hero Michael Phelps and Oscar winner Martin Scorsese for the same episode – as well as which pro athletes he’s hoping to wrangle in for Season Six (hint: one’s a recently-wed Super Bowl champ).

To hear Doug’s full interview, click here.