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It’s a Cantankerous Edition of ‘The Mix’

In a stark departure from the usually warm-and-fuzzy editions of The Daily Mix we bring you each week, tonight’s show may send you scurrying for the Alka-Seltzer.

How come?

Because it’s chock full of interviews with stars who are bickering about one thing or another.

Cases in point:

Inside Edition anchor Deborah Norville believes that the CBS Evening News messed up big-time back in 1995 by not pursuing an interview with Osama bin Laden.

CAPTION: “The executive produced of the ‘CBS Evening News’ said, ‘That’s such a downer. I don’t want those kinds of negative stories on the news,’” Deborah (above) tells us.

“The executive producer of the ‘CBS Evening News’ said, ‘ I don’t want those kinds of negative stories on the news,’” Deborah (above) tells us.

—Former local-marker anchorman Nick Clooney asserts that two of the three cable news nets are breeding a nation of dangerous people.

Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, reveals that at least one list- ener of his new ABC Radio show hates co-host Mika Brzezinski – because “her voice makes [him] want to vomit!”

The French Con- nection cinematog- rapher Owen Roizman abhors director William Friedkin’s new Blu-ray transfer of the classic Big Apple cop flick.

William Friedkin in turn states in no uncertain terms that Owen’s opinion is wrong.

—Legendary diva Patti LuPone has had it up to here with NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to close the heart of Broadway to vehicular traffic – fearing it’ll prevent her from getting to the theater.

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.


Broadway Legend Patti LuPone: ‘I Don’t Know How I’m Going to Get to Work’

As if the Great Recession isn’t bad enough, now the City of New York wants to make it even harder for Patti LuPone to earn a buck.

 CAPTION: “It’s scary,” Patti (above) tells us of the number of Broadway shows that’ve been shuttered.

“It’s scary,” Patti (above) tells us of the number of Broadway shows that have been shuttered.

In January, the diva’s Broadway revival of Gypsy closed two months ahead of schedule due to (as the producers put it) “these uncertain financial times.”

And even if she does return to the stage in the future, Patti’s not sure she can make her 8 p.m. curtain – assuming that NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg moves ahead with his plan to turn (as the New York Post‘s Page Six gossip column puts it today) “the Great White Way into the Great Walkway.”

Last month, Bloomberg unveiled a proposal for closing Broadway to vehiclular traffic from 47th to 42nd Streets – in the heart of Times Square – in order to build a series of pedestrian malls.

“I don’t know how I’m going to get to work. Excuse me, I’ve got a show – move over!” Patti tells TV Talk host Shaun Daily.

“What am I gonna do? Obviously [Bloomberg] doesn’t go to the theater. Well, maybe he does. [But] I’ve never seen him.”

To read how Page Six covered Shaun’s interview with Patti, click here.

To hear Patti’s full interview, click here.