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Programming Highlights; July 23, 2010


At noon Kevin Kline, whose Extra Man opens July 30, recalls shooting the low-budget comedy in New York City—and stumbling across Jeremy Irons. “He thought I had really fallen on hard times,” Kevin tells host Robin Milling, “because the car that my character drives was a jalopy!”

At 3 PM The wOw Effect’s Lesley Stahl goes one-on-one with CNBC Money Honey Maria Bartiromo, who describes being harassed by a NYSE board member. “For seven years, he tortured me,” she says. “Every time I walked by him, he’d say little grumblings—‘Save your money.’”

At 5 PM Red Velvet Media host Holly Stephey gets up close and personal with pal Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of legendary punk-rock group The Ramones. Plus: The band’s tour manager, Monte A. Melnick, author of the new book, On the Road with The Ramones.

At 11:30 Host Timothy Hodge kicks it with actor Sharif Atkins, who plays Jones on USA’s White Collar, and has done guest turns on such hit shows as E.R. , Cold Case, Criminal Minds and CSI: Miami. Sharif will fill us in on what he’s got in the way of film projects.


At 3 PM Tomorrow Will Be Televised’s Simon Applebaum sits down with Matt Polka, president of the American Cable Association. Plus: SnagFilms CEO Rick Allen and This New House producer Bruce Irving.

At 9 PM Freedomizer Radio is live in Las Vegas for the RightOnline conference, where guest speakers—including FCC Chief Robert McDowell, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, HotAir.com’s Ed Morrissey and Fox News’ Jim Pinkerton—will address Internet rights and freedom.


At 9 PM NeXplicable P gives it up for Athena Cage (above), Lavonn Battle and Tabisha Duncan, aka Kut Klose, the R&B trio discovered by Keith Sweat, and whose 1995 single I Like cracked the Top 10 on the hip-hop charts. The divas will chat about their latest album, Let It Ring.


At 8 PM Fightin’ Words Radio host Bobby Carroll lets it all hang out with Sebastian Felix, frontman for the rock band Bash, whose new album—featuring such tracks as Best Friend, No Vacancy and Broken Smile—is titled Stop the Angel’s Cry.

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

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It’s a Revealing Edition of ‘The Mix’!

How revealing, you ask?

Well, much as we’d like to answer that, we don’t want to reveal too much about the revelations – except to say they answer such all- important questions as:

“I had the opportunity to leave college early . . . like Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan,” Patrick Ewing (here in a pre-9/11 New York City) tells BlogTalkRadio.

“I had the opportunity to leave college early. . . like Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan,” Patrick Ewing (here in a pre-9/11 New York City) tells us.

—Did music producer Phil Spector – who was arrest- ed in 2003 for the fatal shooting of actress Lana Clarkson, only to be acquitt- ed four years later – brand- ish guns at The Ramones while he was recording End of the Century with the punk rockers in 1980?

—Why does “Snapple Lady” Wendy Kaufman “despise and detest the people” from confectionery powerhouse Cadbury?

—Who inspired NBA legend Patrick Ewing to finish all four year of his Georgetown education – rather than leave the university early to turn pro?

—At what age did formerly 500-pound actor Ron Lester lose his innocence – and to whom?

—What eyebrow-raising story about himself did Ernest Borgnine Google with intense interest this past summer?

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


Marky Ramone: Dee Dee Finally Got His Rolex—Then Dumped it for a Cassio!

It seems the late Dee Dee Ramone was an unpretentious punk rocker to the core – even at the height of his fame!

During an interview with The Ripple Effect hosts Pope John the Enforcer and RacerX, a listener in the chat room asked, “Did Dee Dee ever get his Rolex?”  (The question referred to a scene in the 2004 documentary Ramones: Raw, where the Ramones founder, who passed away in 2002, tries to buy a Rolex watch while on tour in the mid-’80s.)

Marky then launched into this ironic anecdote:

Dee Dee: Preferred cheaper time-keeper.

Dee Dee: Preferred cheaper time-keeper.

“Yea, [Dee Dee] did. Fact, he got it in, I think it was Spain. It was called the Sea Dweller [which cost about $3,000].

“Then a week later, he saw a $40 Cassio and he said, ‘I like that better than the Rolex.’ I go, ‘You wanna sell me yours?’ Then he said, ‘Yea. Here you go – six hundred dollars.’”

Marky also talks about recording The Ramones’ 1980 album End of the Century with legendary pro- ducer Phil Spector – who was arrested in 2003 for the fatal shooting actress Lana Clarkson, but acquitted four years later.

“We went to L.A. We went into his mansion. He owned guns. He had a license – but he never pointed anything,” says Marky.

“But there was another time where Dee Dee and Tommy [Ramone] and [tour manager] Monte [Melnick] went to his, ah, I think his house. And they said he pulled out a gun.

“But when I was there in the studio, there were no guns. He wouldn’t pull out a gun because if it went off, it would kill one of us and then he wouldn’t have a band to produce!”

Click here to hear Marky’s Ramone’s full interview.

The Ramones’ Drummer Marky Ramone to Rock ‘The Ripple Effect’

Anyone with a taste for punk rock will want to be front and center this evening as BlogTalkRadio presents one of the legends of the art form.

Gabba Gabby Heyyyyy!

Marky: Gabba Gabba Heyyyyy!

At 10 p.m. ET, drummer Marky Ramone joins The Ripple Effect host Pope John the Enforcer and his sidekick, RacerX, as they flash back to punk’s heydays when The Ramones ruled the airwaves with hits like I Wanna Be Sedated and Rock ‘n’ Roll High School.

Marky (born Marc Steven Bell) will also share his memories of The Ramones’ three founding members – Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone and Johnny Ramone – all of whom, sadly, passed away between 2002 and 2004.

In all, Marky – who joined the Brooklyn-bred rockers in 1978 as the replacement for original drummer Jeffrey Hyman – spent 14 years as a Ramone and recorded 10 albums with the band.

Among his high points with the band?

Starring in the 1979 cult flick Rock ‘n’ Roll High School.

Marky (right) joins band mates Johnny (center) and Dee Dee (left) during The Ramones’ 2002 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Marky (right) joins band mates Johnny (center) and Dee Dee (left) during The Ramones’ 2002 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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