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Programming Highlights; June 9, 2010

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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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‘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.