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Betty Jo Tucker

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Join film critic Betty Jo Tucker, a confirmed movie addict, as she rants and raves about all things cinematic with co-host Jazz Shaw, producer Nikki Starr and noted movie critics – plus lots of fascinating film folks.

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Celebrated Hollywood author Laurie Jacobson visits Movie Addict Headquarters to discuss Hollywood Haunted, her acclaimed book that covers more than 100 years of ghostly goings-on in filmland. Spooky tales about haunted houses, hotels, studios and theaters abound in this entertaining exploration of Hollywood hot spots and famous ghost sightings, including such stars as Bela Lugosi, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift and Errol Flynn. A reformed stand-up comic, Laurie worked out in Harvey Lembeck's Comedy Improv Workshop for years with classmates Robin Williams, John Larroquette and John Ritter. While performing with improv groups, Laurie immersed herself in the history of those who came before her. The stories she uncovered during this period became the basis for her debut, archetype book, Hollywood Heartbreak, a 75-year history of Hollywood told through the lives and deaths of 31 people. Following its publication, Laurie emerged as a leading Hollywood historian. Her other books include Dishing Hollywood and Timmy's in the Well – The Jon Provost Story. Laurie has also written and produced documentaries, television series and specials, including: 20th Anniversary of the Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Museum of Television and Radio's Salute to Funny Women of Television, The Warner Bros. Studio Rededication Party, The Suzanne Somers Show, Photoplay and Hollywood Chronicles. She worked with Jack Haley, Jr. for nine years as head of development.
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Bill Allen, star of the 1985 cult film RAD and the new release Heroes of Dirt, drops by to discuss his acting experience in both BMX racing-theme movies. Allen titled his fascinating autobiography My RAD Career. Although a failure at... more

With the recent release of Dragon Blade, Jackie Chan now boasts 120 movies to his credit – plus seven more in pre or post-production or announced. Mad Movie Man A.J. Hakari returns for another discussion of Chan's remarkable film... more

Although the next presidential election won't take place until November of 2016, media outlets are already focusing on the preliminary campaigns. That's why Movie Addict Headquarters is presenting its third Best Film President Debate... more

Popular film critics Nell Minow, A.J. Hakari and Mack Bates preview upcoming Fall movies in this episode designed to help listeners make choices among over 70 films vying for their box office dollars during Fall 2015. All three critics are... more

Host Betty Jo Tucker reviews Ricki and the Flash, starring Meryl Streep. Plus, noted film critic Mack Bates drops by the show to talk about Streep's illustrious acting career. Considered by many to be the greatest contemporary film... more

Film critics and comedians roast host Betty Jo Tucker and her award-winning movie memoir, Confessions of a Movie Addict. A book giveaway will also be included in this celebration of the memoir's fourth anniversary as a Kindle... more

Host Betty Jo Tucker reviews Danny Collins and Manglehorn, two recent movies starring Oscar-winner Al Pacino. Plus, noted film critics James Colt Harrison and Diana Saenger drop by to talk about their favorite Pacino movies and... more

Nell Minow, the famous Movie Mom, drops by to discuss her exciting Comic-Con adventures as well as the new Minions film, and A.J. Hakari, aka the Mad Movie Man, joins in the fun as co-host. Nell is one of the most respected film critics... more

Movie Addict Headquarters gets ready for National Dance Day (July 25) with Gene Kelly, James Cagney, Lucille Ball, Lily James, Dick Van Dyke, Lucie Arnaz, Julie Andrews and more. Tap, rumba, waltz, burlesque, musical comedy, ballet... more