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‘Twilight’ Mania Grips BlogTalkRadio as ‘Eclipse’ Opens Nationwide

It all started back in April 2009 when Taylor Lautner dropped in on Stardish Radio from the set of New Moon to deliver the latest Twilight dish.

During that live interview, more than 30,000 rabid fans logged onto BlogTalkRadio—and hung on Taylor’s every word—while another 200,000 listened on-demand.twilight-mania3

Since then, many of the cast members from the smash-hit series have graced our network, sharing tidbits about their characters, their personal lives, and behind-the-scenes action on the set.

Like when Charlie Bewley, who plays a Volturi guard in Eclipse, dropped in on Artists on Demand and hinted that he might be gunning for Rob Pattinson‘s job, telling us which of the Cullens he’d like to rub out:

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‘Twilight’ Star Michael Welch: I’ll Paint Chocolate All Over My Lady (and Spray Her with Whipped Cream!)

Michael Welch may play Kristen Stewart‘s suitor in the smash-hit Twilight series, but in real life he’s devoted to gal-pal Marissa Lefton.

Interviewed on Film Festival Radio, the actor dishes about his long-term relationship.

CAPTION: "We're very happy," Michael (above with Marissa) tells us. "I love her very much."

"We're very happy," Michael (above with his sweetie-pie) tells us. "I love her very much."

“Our five-year anniversary is coming up,” he tells host Janice Malone. “March 8 is our technical anniversary. We dated three or four months first before we, like, made it official.”

Michael—who reprises his role as Mike Newton in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, opening June 30—also describes his fantasy date for marking the occasion with Marissa.

“After five years you don’t always really put on the old romance after that long period of time. But I’ll try to let her know how special she is to me all the time,” he says.

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Programming Highlights; June 9, 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:


joan-rivers2 At 1 PM Joan Rivers—whose new flick, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, opens Friday—has seen everything during her 50 years in showbiz. “One time a heckler started heckling and projectile-vomited all over the stage,” she tells host Robin Milling. “Once a guy died while I was onstage in Vegas.”


michael-korytaAt 1 PM Little Brown welcomes L.A. Times Book Prize winner Michael Koryta for a discussion of his new novel, So Cold the River—which fellow scribe Michael Connelly has said “is guaranteed to put the cold finger down your spine.”


michael-welch-2At 4:30 Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone scares up an interview with Michael Welch, who plays Bella Swan’s human suitor, Mike Newton, in the smash- hit Twilight series. Michael will chat about his role in the latest installment, Eclipse, opening June 30.


terri-j-vaughn-1 At 8 PM Women on the Move’s Leslie Harris mixes it up with Terri J. Vaughn, who first captured our hearts as Lovita Alizay Jenkins Robinson on The Steve Harvey Show. The wife of former Chicago Bear Karon Riley will chat about her role in Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns.


mark-pellegrino1 At 10 PM Lost Causes host Jamie Ruby gets up close and personal with Mark Pellegrino, who played Jacob on ABC’s recently-wrapped Lost. The mega-hunk will fill us in on his starring role opposite Friday Night Lights’ Alicia Witt in the upcoming big-screen flick, Joint Body.


manu-intiraymi-1At 11 PM The Sphere beams in Manu Intiraymi, who played Icheb on Star Trek: Voyager—and says of his future dramatic aspirations, “I desperately want Stephen King to let me audition for The Dark Tower series when it gets produced.” The actor will chat about his new charitable effort.


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It’s a Devil-May-Care Edition of ‘The Mix’

In a Daily Mix first, we’re highlighting celebrities who throw caution to the wind in the interest of speaking up for what they believe in, be it social issues, artistic choices or just the plain old (if slightly cruel) need for attention.

Cases in point:

-Legendary fiddler Charles Daniels trashes a growing segment of our population. “There are people out there fathering one illegitimate child after the other,” says The Devil Went Down to Georgia singer. “Quit givin’ money to people that absolutely refuse to work.”

CAPTION: "Put that SOB to work. Make him support those children," Charlie (above) tells us of America's deadbeat dads.

"Put that SOB to work. Make him support those children," Charlie (above) tells us of America's deadbeat dads.

-Rather than having to “go a whole season with walking around with towels in front of me,” The Secret Life of the American Teenager star Molly Ringwald recounts how she worked with the show’s producers to weave her real-life pregnancy into the plotline.

Jaleel White knocks his show-biz contemporaries for not supporting aging entertainers like the late Ed McMahon, telling us, “We have this new culture that says if you’re not the youngest, hottest, we don’t care about you.”

-Screen idol Bill Pullman explains why, regardless of its uncommercial nature, he has selected as his current acting project a revival of David Mamet‘s 1992 play, Oleanna.

-Purely in the interest of generating a great sound bite, comedian Dave Coulier punks one of his Full House stars live on the air.

-Despite having the golden opportunity of starring in the Twilight series, Michael Welch tells us he’d never want to be a vampire – because they are “miserable, miserable people.”

Plus, a special let-it-all-out farewell to the great Michael Jackson.

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.


‘Twilight’ Star Michael Welch: Jealous of Edward and Jacob?

Sounds like one of the Twilight humans has a case of supernatural sour grapes.

Interviewed on Film Festival Radio, Michael Welch, who plays Mike Newton – Bella Swan’s human suitor – tells us he’s none too keen on the monsters who populate the smash-hit flick.

“I was afraid of vampires as a child,” he tells host Janice Malone. “Because we have no power as humans.

CAPTION: "It's gonna get a little darker as we go along, and appeal to guys a bit more," Michael (above) tells us of the "Twilight' sequels.

"It's gonna get a little darker as we go along, and appeal to guys a bit more," Michael (above) tells us of the "Twilight" sequels.

“It’s like, if you’re in the ocean and you’re confronted by a shark, you’re out of your element. If that shark wants to eat you, you’re going to be eaten. Similar with vampires.

“I’ve thought over the years – I’ve thought a lot about this – if I’d want to be a vampire. Because there’s a lot of elements of it that are so cool and sexy and dark and interesting,” he continues.

“But the thing that I’ve come across over and over again, in researching it and thinking about it, is that they’re miserable, miserable people. So I don’t think I would want to be a vampire.”

Michael also hints that, in Twilight‘s upcoming sequel, New Moon, the green-eyed monster may be partly responsible for his aversion to non-humans.

“My role as Mike Newton, a high school kid who continues to have a crush on Bella, stays the same,” he says.

“I don’t get to be involved in all this vampire-werewolf fun action,” he adds, referring to the respective roles of Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner).

The Twilight Saga: New Moon opens November 20.

To hear Michael’s full interview, click here.

To check out Janice’s site, click here.