Jack LaLanne: 1914-2011. Sadly, the Godfather of Fitness passed away yesterday at age 96. In his final BTR interview, he revealed how—amazingly— he’d planned to celebrate his 90th birthday. “I wanted to swim from L.A. to Catalina underwater. That’s 26 miles. I’d change tanks every hour and a half. Nobody could be around me. They lower tanks down to me and I change them,” he told host Connie Bennett in 2007. “But my wife said if I do she’ll divorce me! And I said, ‘Promise?’ Without my wife I’m a big nothing. She’s the power under my muscles.”
Kym E. Whitley: The hardest-working (and, yes, funniest) sista in showbiz—who has appeared in everything from Married with Children to Curb Your Enthusiasm—drops in on host Janette Smith to chat about her role opposite Shia LaBeouf in this summer’s big-screen flick, Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Crystal Renn: The red-hot catwalker— who holds the distinction of being the only plus-size model ever to appear on a Harper’s Bazaar cover—stops by PLUS Model Radio to chat with host Chenese Lewis about her latest promotional gig, as the new face of Jimmy Choo.
Cedric Pendleton: The actor best known for playing Keenan on Tyler Perry‘s House of Payne—who has also done guest turns on such series as NYPD Blue, The Shield and Dawson’s Creek—talks with Conversations of a Spirited Actor host Tracey Moore.
Caleb Barlow: The director of IBM’s SMB Solutions Development offers a preview of all the Unified Communications-focused sessions from the actual presenters, and Sametime product managers at Lotusphere 2011, which gets under way this weekend in Orlando.
Dondria: The R&B diva known as Phatfffat—whose YouTube channel caught the eye of impresario Jermaine Dupri, who in turn signed her to his So So Def label—drops in on Secrets After Dark host Cruz to chat about her latest album and upcoming “You’re the One” band search.
Vicky Dreiling: The self-proclaimed historical-romance junkie—and Anglophile—stops by Grand Central Publishing to discuss her new novel, How to Marry a Duke, which tells the story of the Duke of Shelbourne, a notorious rake who goes on the hunt for a wife to bear him an heir.
James P. Duffy: The historian stops by Sins of Omission to talk with host Paulie Abeles about his new book, Lindbergh vs. Roosevelt: The Rivalry That Divided America, which contends that FDR smeared Charles Lindbergh as a Nazi-sympathizer and anti-Semite in order to neutralize the aviation hero’s political opposition to America entering WWII.