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Paris Hilton, Blues Traveler’s John Popper and ‘$#*! My Dad Says’ Star Will Sasso Today on BlogTalkRadio

paris-hilton5Paris Hilton: The superstar socialite drops in on World Talk Live host Brett Cohen to chat about her new Passport fragrance collection—and her new iPhone app. “It has this really cool BFF feature,” she says. “You take a pic of yourself and it comes up next to a picture of me, so it looks like we just met.”

john-popperJohn Popper: The Grammy Award-winning Blues Traveler frontman, whose band hit the big time in 1995 with album Four—featuring the singles Run-Around and Hook—drops in on Icon Fetch to talk with host Tony Peters about his side project—a band called the Duskray Troubadours.

will-sassoWill Sasso: The former MADtv funnyman—whose offbeat impressions included Tony Soprano, Kenny Rogers and Steven Segal—sits down with Movie Addict Headquarters host Betty Jo Tucker to chat about his role opposite William Shatner in the CBS sitcom $#*! My Dad Says.

thea-vidaleThea Vidale
: The funny lady, who starred in her own ABC sitcom during the ‘90s, drops in on Chuck and PJ to chat with host Chuck Tolbert about her upcoming role opposite Teck Holmes and Ralph Louis Harris in the feature flick Douglass U.

heather-newtonHeather Newton
: The writer sits down with Book Club Girl to discuss her maiden novel, Under the Mercy Trees, which tells the story of a failed, middle-aged, hard-drinking New York City scribe who must return to his North Carolina town to help search for a brother gone missing.

Ryan Gosling, Michael Feinstein, ‘Criminal Minds’ Star Kirsten Vangsness and More Today on BlogTalkRadio

ryan-goslingRyan Gosling: The star of the critically-acclaimed big-screen romance Blue Valentine—opening today—chats about prepping to play opposite Michelle Williams. “Michelle was on board for six years and I was on board for four years. We had a lot of time to work on our characters,” he tells Milling About host Robin Milling. “Michelle and I lived in the house that our characters lived in, in Carbondale, Pa. We celebrated Christmas and birthdays and we had a budget, based on how much our characters made in their jobs, for grocery shopping… We kind of tried to recreate as much as we could, this life together of memories, so when it came time to shoot it we could draw on it.”

michael-feinsteinMichael Feinstein: The multi-platinum-selling singer-pianist—aka “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook”—drops in on Laura “The Jazzy Vegetarian” Theodore to chat about his latest CD, Fly Me to the Moon, and about his new role as artistic director of the $170 million Center for the Performing Arts.

kristen-vangsness3Kirsten Vangsness: The actress who plays Penelope Garcia on the CBS criminal drama Criminal Minds stops by Indie Inner Tube to fill us in on its spinoff, Suspect Behavior, which debuts Feb. 16 and co-stars Forest Whitaker, Janeane Garofalo, Richard Schiff and Matthew Ryan.

kyle-richardsKyle Richards: Paris Hilton’s aunt, whose TV roles have included Alicia Sanderson on Little House on the Prairie, Gerry on Carter Country and Nurse Dori on ER, drops in on host Olivia Wilder to chat about her Bravo reality series, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.watermelon-slim1

Watermelon Slim: The slide-guitar-playin’ bluesman, who was born Bill Homans, stops by Twisted South Radio to sample tracks from his latest album, Ringers, which features the tracks Tight Fittin’ Jeans, Truck Drivin’ Buddy and Good Ole Boys Never Change.

crystal-harris-hefCrystal Harris: When Hugh Hefner’s new fiancée—to whom he proposed on Christmas Day—dropped in on host Film Festival Radio Janice Malone in July, she dished about meeting the Playboy mogul’s former flames—and whether they gave her any advice. “It was kind of a let-me-figure-it-out-for-myself kind of thing,” she said. “Which I did—and it worked out pretty good!”

tonya-tko2TonyaTKO: The Love Guru—whose YouTube channel boasts more than 19 million views—is back for 2 hours of no-holds-barred, tough-love talk. This week’s topic? “I Don’t Need No Damn Man! Is the Modern Man Worthless to the Strong Independent Woman?”

Brittany Flickinger: Paris Hilton Is a ‘Disgusting, Self-centered User’

Brittany Flickinger is one bitter BFF.

While Paris Hilton was launching Season 2 of her MTV reality series, My New BFF, on June 2, the Season 1 winner was busy bashing the hotel heiress here on BlogTalkRadio.

CAPTION: “She used me,” Brittany (above) tells us of Paris.

“I cared about her so much,” Brittany (above) tells us of Paris.

“I’m really sick of getting branded with a bad reputation for hanging out with her and sticking up for such a disgusting, self-cen- tered user. I’m a good person… I have morals. I don’t have to do anything disgusting or rash to get famous,” she told The Radio Happy Hour host Dr. Blogstein.

The bad blood between the duo, said Brittany, began when the series wrapped in December.

“She’d tell me things that made me think I was her best friend. And we got really close. And I’m like, Oh, man, this is really nice,” she said of Paris.

“Then all of a sudden it was like, ‘Casting for BFF2! Better end this now. Bye. I don’t need you anymore.’ That’s disgusting to do to somebody… That’s defamation of character.”

But Brittany didn’t stop there. Recounting her early days on the show with Paris, she said, “It was around the time she broke up with Benji [Madden], so she was feeling lonely. And she would say things to me that led me to believe that she really did think we were best friends.

CAPTION: Happier day à deux: Earlier this year with Paris (left) in Australia.

Happier days à deux: Earlier this year with Paris (left) in Australia.

“So I was like, ‘Oh, s – – -. This girl must be a little f – – – – – up.’”

Brittany’s position on Paris marks a stark departure from how she por- trayed their relationship in January, when she said they were, if not Siamese twins, still quite sisterly.

“We’re not married. We’re BFFs,” she told host Olivia Wilder. “Friends aren’t attached at the hip 24/7. And when we’re somewhere together and we’re not attached at the hip, they’re like, ‘Oh, no. They’re fighting!’”

The spurned reality contestant also accused Paris this week of censoring her in cyberspace:

“Any time I say anything about her to defend myself – after all the interviews she has done lying about me and making all this stupid stuff up – everything that I say is taken off the Internet.”

To hear Brittany’s full interview, click here.

To read about Brittany’s January interview here on BlogTalkRadio, click here.

SoundBits: Brett Cohen, Barely-Legal Media Maven (and Lovin’ It)

You know the voice, now meet the boy man. Since the early days of BlogTalkRadio, Brett Cohen has been a force to be reckoned with, what with his trademark wit and ingratiating demeanor. Then of course there’s his roster of A-list guests, which has – in the past six months alone – included Jimmy Fallon, Paris Hilton, Mandy Moore, Mick Fleetwood, Nancy O’Dell and Carson Kressley. Along with way, his interviews have been picked up in such powerhouse news outlets as People magazine online and the New York Post. So if that’s any indication, the still-in-his-teens host, who hails from Long Island, N.Y., and who’ll be transferring from Penn State to Quinnipiac University in Connecticut this fall, should have quite a career ahead of him. (We just hope he isn’t snatched up by the Big Media boys before landing Jack Nicholson or Angelina Jolie.)

Brett (above): Another Charlie Rose in the making?

Brett (above): Another Charlie Rose in the making...

Give us a 15-second pitch for your show – why should listeners tune in?

World Talk Live! has been keeping BlogTalkRadio listeners captivated for nearly two years now. Each week, I interview a wide variety of people with compelling, news- worthy stories to tell (whether they come on the air intending to tell them or not). My guests range from musicians to actors to com- edians to media figures to polit- icians to folk heroes – you name it.

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

The first is my age. I’m only 18, so I can’t legally drink on the air (though I can drive – and eat most snack foods). My youth usually shocks people because of how much I’ve accomplished thus far in my career. For example, from 2006 to 2008 I was the prime minister of Canada. Then again, I don’t usually talk about my age because I want to be taken seriously (so immediately after reading it, please shred this web page).

The second thing is that I do great vocal impersonations, and have even created my own characters for the show. While my background isn’t in acting, I’ve been told that I have a natural comic sense. My dream job would be to join the cast of Saturday Night Live.

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

Or another John Belushi?

...or another John Belushi?

I can’t really narrow it down to one person. But Howard Stern has long been an inspiration, simply because of all the attacks and other obstacles he has had to put up with to maintain his style. So I’ll always appreciate his innovation. But I think that the media and entertainment industries have been my main motivation for taking to the airwaves. There are so many talented people who work in broad- casting, and just being a part of that is immensely fulfilling.

If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?

I really enjoy interviewing politicians, so it would be great to speak with Barack Obama. The story of his rise to power is fascinating – and he’s the coolest commander-in-chief our country has ever seen. So an interview with him would be meaningful in many ways. But the chances of that happening seem slim. Then again, I never thought that I’d interview some of the people who’ve already appeared on my show, Ralph Nader or Akon or even Gennifer Flowers. The truth is, I appreciate when anyone comes on my show and gives me some of their time.

As we speak, what are you wearing?

Hugo Boss jeans, a dark-blue polo shirt, New Balance sneakers. Chrome by Azzaro is my fragrance of choice this evening.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?

During my interview with Paris Hilton, I asked her out on a date. She’d just broken up with Benji Madden, so I figured it couldn’t hurt. She, of course, declined my offer, and then went on to explain that it wasn’t the appropriate time for me to invite her into a relationship. (Well, Paris, we’ll always have BlogTalkRadio.)

To sample Brett’s show, click here.

To read how Brett recently landed in People magazine online, click here.

And to read how he elicited a shot from Jerry Seinfeld’s TV mom that was read ’round the world, click here.

To read all our SoundBits profiles, click here.

Paris Hilton’s BFF Brittany Flickinger Picks New OFF

If Brittany Flickinger’s BFF-ship with Paris Hilton doesn’t pan out, the singer won’t be a bit peeved.

How come?

CAPTION: “Brittany can trust me in every situation,” Kathrin (above) tells us of her new OFF.

“Brittany can trust me in every situation,” Kathrin (above) tells us of her new OFF.

Because she has a new BFF – at least in cyberspace.

This week on Olivia Wilder Times, host Olivia Wilder wrapped up her month-long Brittany Flickinger’s New OFF (as in “Online Friend Forever”) contest, in which hundreds of listeners from around the globe each submitted 10 reasons why they deserve the OFF title.

After narrowing the pack to five semi-finalists last week, Brittany – who won her BFF title in December on MTV’s reality series Paris Hilton’s My New BFF – selected…


Kathrin Tilp, who hails from Frankfurt, Germany.

Among Kathrin’s winning reasons were:

(8) I would accept Brittany’s mistakes, because nobody is perfect. 😉

(6) We both love cereal.

(4) I think that Brit is an awesome and honest person.

(2) I don’t care that the call will be not that cheap. 😉

(1) I get up at 4 a.m. to listen to Olivia’s show on BlogTalkRadio.

Brittany (above): Ich bin ein Frankfurter.

Brittany (above): Ich bin ein Frankfurter.

So what does Kathrin actually win?

A blog post about her, along with her photo, on Brittany’s MySpace page; an autographed picture of Brittany; and a personal email correspondence with Brittany – “as often as humanly possible.”

And in the coming weeks, Kathrin gets an entire ed- ition of Olivia Wilder Times devoted to her.

In the meantime, here’s what Kathrin, a 24-year- old business student, tells us about her daily life in Deutschland:

“When not at school, I work for a car-rental company, where I drive the big cars around.

“I love sports and cartoons, as well as indie and alternative music.”

To hear Olivia’s OFF finale, click here.

Paris Hilton’s ‘New BFF’ Trashes Rift Reports: “I #$@!-ing Practically Live at Her House!” Says Brittany Flickinger

Lest you believe all that chatter about her being on the outs with new BFF Paris Hilton, Brittany Flickinger wants the world to know there’s zero truth to it.

“It’s SO ridiculous,” Brittany (left) tells us about rumors that Paris is giving her the cold shoulder.

“It’s SO ridiculous,” Brittany (left) tells us about rumors that Paris is giving her the cold shoulder.

Brittany, who earned her title last month by trounc- ing the competition on the MTV reality series Paris Hilton’s My New BFF – which is currently on the lookout for wanna-BFFs for Season 2 – explains to Olivia Wilder Times host Olivia Wilder how the terrible rumors got started.

“We’re not married. We’re BFFs. Friends aren’t attached at the hip 24/7. And when we’re some- where together and we’re not attached at the hip, they’re like, ‘Oh, no. They’re fighting!’” says Britt.

But the Las Vegas-based rocker doesn’t stop there.

She also trashes her fellow hangers-on for trying to hog the Hilton spotlight:

“Paris sees a lot of friends that she doesn’t see when we travel a lot that she doesn’t see ever. And aside from her never seeing them – and me being like, alright, she never sees them; give her some time – I #$@!-ing practically live at her house!

my-new-bff“I’m not gonna be like, ‘No, pay atten- tion to me! Don’t pay attention to your other friends.’ We have other friends. She’s gonna hang out with her other friends. It happens.

“Aside from that, everyone’s kind of desperate, like, ‘I gotta get in the paparazzi shots with Paris!’ People shove me out of the way. I’m, like, let them embarrass themselves. I just chill back and watch it happen.’”

To hear Britt’s full interview, click here.

$2 Million Paris Hilton Heist: I Moved into a Gated Community to Get Away from the Paparazzi, She Told BlogTalkRadio

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2008 (BlogTalkRadio) – Burglars broke into Paris Hilton’s home today, making off with an estimated $2 million worth of jewelry and other valuables.

$2 million poorer.

Paris: It was the flashbulbs she feared.

The hotel heiress had just recently moved into the Hollywood Hills abode.

Ironically, however, it wasn’t to get away from robbers – it was to flee photographers.

In a Nov. 29 interview on BlogTalkRadio’s World Talk Live! Paris, 27, told host Brett Cohen exclusively that she’d taken a hard line against the prying eyes of ever-present paparazzi.

“They follow me all day long. But I moved into a gated community now,” she said.

“Before, they would literally be running up my driveway and taking pictures through my windows – could see everything in my house.

“Now I live in a gated community, so they usually just fly over with helicopters!”

To hear Paris’ full interview, click here.

It’s a Star-Studded Edition of ‘The Mix’!

And when we say “star-studded,” we don’t just mean “studded with stars.”

We also mean “celebrity-filled” and “filled with celebrities,” “A-lister-packed” and “packed with A-listers,” “bold-faced-name-brimming” and “brimming with bold-faced names,” “world-renowned-visage-loaded” and “loaded with…” – well, you get the point.

     “I hope that mother#&$@!* tastes good,” David says of his holiday fowl.

“I hope that muther#&$@!* tastes good,” David says of his three-figure holiday fowl.

And even if you don’t, you’re still required to tune into The Mix this evening, as it answers such all-important questions as:

—What Paris Hilton did recently to pre- vent the paparazzi from peering into her abode.

—Why Chocolate News host David Allen Grier (right) bought a turkey online for $129.

—Who started the rumor that Maureen McCormick and her Brady Bunch co-star, Eve Plumb, were lesbian lovers.

—Which of his Martha Stewart jokes Tommy Chong deemed too risqué even for Howard Stern’s show.

—Why 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan says comedy clubs – during hard times – are “the center of the universe.”

—What physical characteristics Grammy Award-nominated American Idol finalist Mandisa is looking for in a black man.

—How Tom Arnold paid back the man who molested him decades ago in Iowa.

So don’t miss The Mix, hosted by everyone’s favorite pod jockey, Shaun Daily, tonight – and every Monday – at 9 p.m. ET!