Jim Baker, John Lennon, Jeff Bridges discussed on Bob Sirott


It's 8 22. Dean. How is Jeff Bridges doing? Jeff Bridges is doing great. Uh, Oh, I guess it was a month or so ago that we first reported the story he revealed. I should say that he was diagnosed with lymphoma. This was actually last October, so Actually has been much longer than that. But on his website yesterday, he has posted that his cancer is in remission. He has returned to work. Says the tumor has shrunk down to the size of a marble. But even even through all of that, He says the lymphoma was a piece of cake compared to when he was diagnosed with Covid 19 love this past January, so he was battling cancer and covid 19. At the same time, but he says that he is okay now. He is still on oxygen therapy as a result of the Covid and is working to completely get off that. But he said his main thing was that he wanted to be well enough. To walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding and dance with her, which he did not too long ago. So great news about Jeff Bridges. Yes, it is. This album from Drake is really something, isn't it? Yeah. You play this in your car all the time. Well, I'm going to start. You're going to start people even still do that. Uh, well, you know, I Let's see. Do I still have a CD deck and my car? Yeah, I do. I can do that. I like to play him on my cassette player, which in my car? Sure, I love the quality of a good cassette. This new Drake album is called Champagne. No, The album is called Certified Lover Boy. Album came out 10 days ago, and during that time it went directly to the number one spot on the Billboard charts, not a surprise that bounced Kanye West Donda out of the top spot. But here's the amazing thing. This album now Has taken nine out of the top 10 spots on the Billboard album charts. Five of those songs he has five songs in the Top five right now dot completely dominating it. And that has not happened since the Beatles did it back in 1964 and also this album, but that's not impressive enough. As one billion streams in its very first week. So music business alive and well 1,000,000,001 billion with the B. Wow, I know you talked to Jessica Justin. I fell in love with her and really, really admired her role. In that movie about the hunt and eventual killing of Osama bin Laden. Wasn't she great in that 3rd 00 dark 30? Yeah, the name of that she was nominated. For an Oscar for that. She's nominated twice for an Oscar, and, uh, I think it's very likely she's going to be nominated again for an Oscar. Or taking on the role of Tammy Faye Bakker, the disgraced televangelist who, along with her husband, Jim Baker, at the time became TV fixtures. But they got involved in some financial misgivings and their whole empire. The PTL Club empire just completely fell apart. So this movie is about their personal lives, the the ups and downs of their professional life. You know, we always you know, Kind of remember Tammy Faye is being very, very over the top. And kind of a cartoon caricature really of herself. She enjoyed being over the top like that, apparently, but Jessica Chastain really brings some humanity into playing this role, did a zoom chat with her a couple of days ago. And she told me what she learned about playing. Uh, Tammy Faye Bakker. I love that she preached that everyone is deserving of God's love. Because, you know, I didn't grow up with religion. But from what I've heard from people and what I've read and what I've studied people that, you know, have deep faith. That is what it means to be Christian, right? Like you're not. You know, you do want to others, as you would have done unto you and Um She really accepted everyone. She didn't judge She loved them. Tammy lived a larger than life, her accent her voice the way she saying the close her makeup. Everything was huge. She took up space, and she also enjoyed camp. She loved like the fun of being silly and ridiculous. Have you ever had so much makeup on your face for any role ever? I mean, I had no, especially in the 90 section. I had pieces glued everywhere. I mean, I It was a really was I had to kind of go into a Zen part of my mind and just, you know, pretend it wasn't there and that I couldn't feel it. And I could I could feel the air on my skin. It was It was wild man. Yeah, she is, Uh, you know where in some makeup, you know, Bozo had nothing on her when it came to You know the way Tammy Faye didn't she probably did it. She probably, you know, wanted to be so over the top with the mascara and the makeup and the hair and this movie is going to open in theaters. Only this coming Friday. If you're a fan, but expect some Oscar talk about Jessica Chastain's performance once this finally does get out. Tomorrow morning. When we talk to you, Dean, Would you like us to bring you on by playing drinks way too sexy as your opening theme, and I would like that now, I would like that, or what's What's the other song that I know shit champagne? I think it's called Champagne, Daddy, Uh, that would be prefer that one. He actually you know what? And that song I think it's called Champagne, Daddy. He samples the Beatles. Michelle. It's part of it. And he gives songwriting credit to John Lennon and Paul McCartney and the song So he also has a fan of the Beatles. Okay, Another reason to like, Drake, you go talk to you tomorrow. Thank you, Dean, listen up all the re Smith's biggest sale of the year is here during their friends and families, they'll get a $500 coupon and save up to 20%. Smith doesn't do this.

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