Summer 2021 Clip Show Featuring: Tichina Arnold, Anne Heche, Heather Matarazzo, and more!
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It’s as if we never said goodbye! Happy pride and happy summer, bbs! We are back with a very special clip show episode with brand new content featuring Wendy Makkena, Heather Matarazzo, Anne Heche, Baayork Lee, and Tichina Arnold. Wendy Makkena (Sister Act) opens our show with her uncanny impersonation of our fave Penny Marshall who directed Wendy as “All the Way” Mae in the TV series version of A League of Their Own. Heather Matarazzo (Welcome to the Dollhouse) talks to us about donning Carrie Fisher-like tinted glasses in Scream 3 and remembers working with both Debbie Reynolds and Carrie on Roseanne. Anne Heche (Six Days, Seven Nights) gives us the skinny on her dating life that included both George Clooney and the recently single Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mad fame. Baayork Lee (A Chorus Line) imagines a revival of the musical Seesaw; she danced on point and covered in balloons in the original production opposite the great Tommy Tune, And finally, Tichina Arnold (Martin) shares the pre-CGI magic of the opening scene of Little Shop of Horrors as directed by the incomparable Frank Oz. All that, plus Anne’s dad Ralph makes a surprise visit to the pod to show us why Anne is the way she is, and listener Kathy shares a real life story about Frank Oz that will make you sing. We love you and will see you next month, kittens. Wendy Makkena did a Penny Marshall impression for us. Penny directed her in the tv series version of A League of Their Own (1993) Full Wendy Makkena interview (Episode #79) Nell with Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, and Natasha Richardson My dad broke news of R Kelly’s rapes and Notorious BIG’s death It’s a police SCANNER (thanks, Daniel) Penny Marshall’s book My Mother Was Nuts Kathleen Turner’s Send Myself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles Penny Marshall sniffing pillows for Spielberg, NOT Tom Hanks, as Anne said Wendy Makkena has an all-natural popsicle line, Ruby’s Rockets We love Penny Marshall and Garry Marshall who are Italian, not Jewish! They played a married couple in Hocus Pocus. Garry directed Heather in The Princess Diaries. Scream 5 has been announced Heather worked with Carrie Fisher’s mom, Debbie Reynolds on Roseanne (she played Dan’s mom). Full Heather Matarazzo interview (Episode #73) Heather in tinted glasses as Martha Meeks (Randy’s sister) in Scream 3 Full Anne Heche interview (Episode #82) Full Baayork Lee interview (Episode #75) Seesaw’s “It’s Not Where You Start It’s Where You Finish” Shirley MacLaine’s Kennedy Center Honors Tommy Tune is an OUT homosexual Baayork’s piece de resistance “Turkey Lurkey Time” from Promises, Promises Katori Hall just won the Pulitzer Prize for The Hot Wing King Watch the Starz series, P-Valley (created by Katori Hall) Carrie Fisher smoking an e-cig with tinted glasses on head Tinted glasses were a thing (late 90s early 2000s) Anne Heche dated both Lindsey Buckingham and George Clooney Lindsay Buckingham is getting a divorce Frank Oz is a genius and one of the only men we love Full Tichina Arnold interview (Episode #83) Opening number of Little Shop of Horrors where the rain never gets on the urchins (Tichina, Tisha Campbell, Michelle Weeks) Existential Muppets screentest with Frank Oz and Jim Henson as Fozzie and Kermit Tichina Arnold was in Fakin’ Da Funk with Nell Carter, who was in Maid for Each Other with previous guest, Joyce Van Patten and NEXT month’s mystery guest! Joyce Van Patten is in a movie at the Tribeca Festival: If I’m Alive Next Week.... Full Joyce Van Patten interview (Episode #36) where she shouts out Peter Friedman Go see In the Heights with previous guest Daphne Rubin Vega Full Daphne interview (Episode #2)
You know who she is! We are joined by the phenomenally talented Tichina Arnold. You Might Know Her From The Neighborhood, Martin, Everybody Hates Chris, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, The Lena Baker Story, Big Momma’s House, and Little Shop of Horrors. Tichina talked to us about the ways the Black Lives Matter movement has influenced conversations at The Neighborhood and CBS, getting to show off her range in prestige projects like Last Black Man in San Francisco, and biting the “mom” bullet to play Rochelle on Everybody Hates Chris. We also get into being part of the iconic Martin Lawrence series Martin, her best friendship with Tisha Campbell, her singing chops, and, of course, her performance as Crystal in The Little Shop of Horrors film adaptation. We are just over the moon (said in our old-timey voices). Follow us on social media: @damianbellino || @rodemanne Anne’s been listening to a lot of Randy Travis Lyle Lovett, Mick Jagger, Harvey Keitel all ugly sexy (per the conversation in Kissing Jessica Stein)Plays Tina on CBS’ The Neighborhood (with Cedric the Entertainer, Beth Behrs, Max Greenfield) Started in soaps like Ryan’s Hope and All My Children on ABC Beth and Tichina post a lot of online content First black mom on CBS was Isabel Sanford (2nd is Tichina on The Neighborhood) Played Gina’s best friend Pam on Martin Martin had multiple guest stars: Chris Rock, Marla Gibbs, Outkast, Tracy Morgan, Tichina did Mary J. Blige when she approached Biggie in this famous episode where Pam and Gina compete to be his backup singers Tisha Campbell filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Martin Lawrence and didn’t appear in any scenes with him in that last (5th) season Appeared as Aunt Wanda in The Last Black Man in San Francisco Tichina started a company called Famously Blacker Starred as Rochelle the matriarch on Everybody Hates Chris (the story of Chris Rock growing up in Bed Stuy Brooklyn in the 1980s). Tichina grew up in Jamaica, Queens The Lena Baker Story (Baker was posthumously pardoned in 2005) Ralph Wilcox directed the movie and wanted Tichina for the role(was on Good Times and every sitcom in the 80s) Tichina stars as Crystal, one of the street urchins in the film adaptation of Little Shop of Horrors Frank Oz directed this perfect movie musical (they made him direct them as Miss Piggy) Tichina played Ronette in the play (Damian’s dog is named after Ronette aka Ronnie Spector) Michelle Weeks and Tichina grew up together in school. Tichina knew Tisha Campbell from auditions The stage version of Little Shop of Horrors has a sad/dark ending, the movie has happy ending Original ending of Little Shop of Horrors is a TRIP Tisha Campbell wasn’t available for the reshoot so they used a stand-in (Tichina flew the Concorde) Eveline in The Wiz @ City Centers (here she is killing “No Bad News”), toured with The Buddy Holly Story, did Little Shop Off-Broadway Tichina attended LaGuardia school of the arts (Fame school) Fuck Marry Kill: Fuck: Pam, Marry: Tina, Kill: Rochelle Tichina spotted Ellen Greene’s neck vein a mile away Played Fran Drescher’s bff on Happily Divorced Celebrity Wife Swap (Tichina swapped with Kelly Packard) Fakin da Funk with Margaret Cho, Duane Martin, and Nell Carter Nell Carter was on her own show, Gimme a Break! (Tichina grew up loving Nell, Carol Burnett, Marsha Warfield) Tichina is huge in Brazil! Watch Ellen Greene’s neck vein in her clips from Hey Mr Producer! Next week’s guest: Tichina was in Fakin da Funk with Pam Grier, who was in The L Word with next week’s guest (she had a small arc)
Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold to Host Talk Show, Ava Duvernay’s Superhero Drama Naomi to the CW and Wesley Snipes in #OneGottaGo
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There's a little vampin' on today's Who? Weekly — E!'s 2020 People Choice Awards, updates on Dom West, Niecy Nash and Carl Lentz and Goldie Hawn's hot son is having a kid? Oh yeah. Plus, can someone fix Mel C's internet please? Wentworth Miller finally breaks out of prison aka he won't be doing that show anymore; why Tichina Arnold is a bonafide Them in Brazil; Kate Moss isn't engaged and Ryan Cabrera is engaged. And we're asking you to call in and tell us why Chris Evans and Aly Raisman are having a puppy play date. SPOILER ALERT: Alexandra Daddario didn't get cut from the episode this week. Huge for her. And for us all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Carlos has a no-holds-barred discussion with the hilarious Tichina Arnold. It ranges from her roles on the sitcoms “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Martin” to hot flashes and the foot problems that develop after a lifetime of wearing high heels. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Quarantinis with Hearst Black Culture and “The Neighborhood” Star Tichina Arnold
Hearst Black Culture
Grab a drink. Pull up a seat. And log on. Hearst Black Culture presents Quarantinis: a virtual happy hour where our new normal of staying home is punctuated with check-ins from our favorite Black celebrities. On our debut episode, acclaimed actress Tichina Arnold talks with HBC co-founder and Hearst marketing associate Sandy Pierre about finding peace during a global pandemic, her most-fulfilling role to date, and starring in a new Netflix film, “The Main Event.”
"Material Gays" (with Jacob Tobia and Tichina Arnold)
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