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Dave Foley, Christine Lahti and More Today on BlogTalkRadio

dave-foleyDave Foley: The Kids in the Hall founder, who went on to star in News Radio, chats with Movie Geeks United hosts Jamey DuVall and Jerry Dennis about his new flick, Cooper’s Christmas, just released on DVD. Plus: Olivia Williams, star of Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer.

christine-lahtiChristine Lahti: The Chicago Hope star, who broke onto the cinematic scene opposite Al Pacino in 1979’s And Justice for All, drops in on Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone to chat about her return to NBC’s Law & Order: SVU as Sonya Paxton.

jon-lindstromJon Lindstrom: The actor who played Kevin Collins on General Hospital chats with OutTakes host Laurie Baker about his guest turn on CBS’ Blue Bloods. A drummer with The High Lonesome, Jon Linstrom also fills us in on the band’s newly remastered CD, Feel Free to Do So.

mama-debargeEtterlene ‘Mama’ DeBarge: The DeBarge family matriarch, whose brood hit the pop charts in the ‘80s with hits like Rhythm of the Night and You Wear It Well, drops in to chat with DeAnna “Mz Deeva” Shields about her memoir, Other Side of the Pain. Plus: Ft. Hood’s USO director, Robin Crouse.

shayna-turkShanya Turk: The 2010 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner, who was selected from 4,300 candidates throughout the U.S., talks with WIN Without Competing’s Dr. Arlene Barro about the project that earned her that honor: Shayna Turk’s Academy of Rising Stars, a drama camp for kids.

Brett Ratner Clarifies ‘Corrupt’ Remarks in Roman Polanksi Case

Brett Ratner didn’t mean to diss California’s legal system—as he tells us himself.

On Sept. 29, the New York Post ran a story about Movie Geeks United‘s interview with the Rush Hour director.

That interview, which will be featured in The Geeks’ Oct. 4 Roman Polanski special, was conducted by host Jamey DuVall on Sept. 26, just hours before Roman’s arrest in Switzerland in the 31-year-old Samantha Geimer case.

Brett: No harm done.

Brett: No offense to La-La Land.

News from the interview included the fact that Brett announced he’s producing a sequel to Marina Zenovich‘s 2008 documentary, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, which examined the Geimer case in painstaking detail. Also that Roman, who (apart from archival footage) did not appear in the first project, had “agreed to participate” in the sequel.

Citing verbatim from a tape of his interview, The Post included the following quotes from Brett:

“The family has forgiven [Polanski]. The victim has forgiven him. The rest of the world has forgiven him… The L.A. judicial system is corrupt. It’s horrible.”

The Post also attempted to reach Brett, but reported that “Ratner did not respond to repeated requests for comment via his publicist.”

Then yesterday, Brett issued the following statement to BlogTalkRadio: Continue reading

‘Movie Geeks’ Spotlights Roman Polanski (with a Little Help from Wunderkind Brett Ratner)

Call it a “Rush” job—though one that’s been in the works for weeks.

On Sunday, Oct. 4, Movie Geeks United unspools the latest in its ever- popular “Director Series,” this one focusing on the films and career of acclaimed, yet controversial, director Roman Polanski.

CAPTION: "He has a great life, a great family," Brett (above) tells us of Roman. "This case has just been going on too long, and it's just ridiculous."

"He has a great life, a great family," Brett (above) tells us of Roman. "This case has just been going on too long, and it's just ridiculous."

During the two-hour special, hosts Jamey DuVall and Jerry Dennis talk with director Brett Ratner (Rush Hour); Bobbie O’Steen, the wife of Roman’s late editor, Sam O’Steen (Chinatown, Rosemary’s Baby, Frantic); cinematographer William A. Fraker (Rosemary’s Baby); and critic Keith Uhlich.

Also featured will be highlights from the Geeks’ January 2008 interview with Marina Zenovich, director of the 2008 documentary, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired.

Brett’s interview, as fate would have it, was taped just hours before Roman’s arrest on Saturday in Zurich Continue reading