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Daily Highlights: Tuesday, September 7, 2010


At 4 PM Movie Addict Headquarters host Betty Jo Tucker whips out the holy water for Ashley Bell, who plays Nell Sweetzer—a farm-town girl possessed by Satan—in the monster hit The Last Exorcism. MTV news has hailed the 24-year-old’s performance as “outstanding.”

At 10 PM The Movie Geeks’ weeklong tribute to Brian De Palma heats up with a look at his 1976 blockbuster, Carrie. Weighing in on bringing Stephen King’s best-seller to the screen will be Nancy Allen, who played Chris Hargensen—and would go on to wed the acclaimed director.

At 11 AM Sheryll Alexander, who pens Autotropolis.com’s “Driving Smart” column, hosts a 30-minute chat with Brigitte Richardson, Ford Motor Co.’s global voice-control technology and speech systems lead engineer, who’ll discuss the automaker’s new tech features like MyFord Touch and SYNC.

At 10 PM Yvette Brisco kicks it with mixed martial arts star Randy Couture, whose role opposite Sly Stallone (above), Jason Statham, Dolf Lundgren and Jet Li in The Expendables jacked up his celeb cred by at least 10 notches. The 3-time heavyweight champ will tell us how big-time success feels.

At 10 PM Host Olivia Wilder gets up close and personal with Jeff Branson, who originated the role of Jonathan Lavery on All My Children in 2004. And this summer, he debuted The Young and the Restless as Ronan Malloy, police detective with a mysterious past.

At 9 PM Icon Fetch’s Tony Peters gets busy with Richard Barone, who fronted new wave band The Bongos in the ‘80s before launching a solo career. Now he’s got his first album in 16 years, Glow, which drops Sept. 14—and features the work of ‘70s hitmaker Paul Williams.

*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.

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Eric Roberts’ Beloved Pooch Soon to Pass Away Too: ‘This Will Probably Be Muddy’s Last Week’

Anyone cheering Mickey Rourke’s big comeback (as we did) could not help but have been touched by the February 16 passing of his pet Chihuahua Loki.

“I said to myself that I’d rather have Loki for two more years than an Oscar,” Mickey – who was nominated for his role in The Wrestler – told reporters six days later while making his way up the red carpet at the Academy Awards.

CAPTION: Eric (above left) with Mickey last month at Film Independent’s Spirit Awards in L.A.

Top dogs: Eric (above left) with Mickey last month at Film Independent’s Spirit Awards in L.A.

Now, sadly, we learn that Mickey’s pal Eric Roberts will soon be griev- ing the passing of a beloved pet as well.

Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio’s Spiritual Warriors, Eric says Muddy, his 14-year-old half-pit bull, half- German shorthair, is in the final stages of cancer.

“We have his lungs drained about twice a week. And we’re keeping him alive because he still wags his tail,” Eric tells host Jsu Garcia.

“But I believe this will probably be [Muddy’s] last week here, because he’s starting now to get unhappy. So when he gets uncomfortable, I’m gonna put him to sleep,” adds the actor, who co-starred with Mickey in The Pope of Greenwich Village, and will be reunited with him in next year’s The Expendables, along with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolf Lundgren and Jet Li.

CAPTION: “I’m his best pal,” Eric tells us of Muddy (above).

“I’m his best pal,” Eric tells us of Muddy (above). (Photo: The Pet Press)

But we’re trying to keep him happy. And I’ll keep him with me all day long, up until that happens.”

Eric also talks about Mickey’s recent public grieving of Loki, telling Jsu:

“He meant it from the bottom of his heart. Don’t think he didn’t.”

Mickey told Enter- tainment Tonight last month that Bruce Springsteen, Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins were among the stars who expressed their sympathy following Loki’s death.

To hear Eric’s full interview, in which he also chats about his daughter, Hotel for Dogs star Emma Roberts, click here.