In a Daily Mix first, we’re highlighting celebrities who throw caution to the wind in the interest of speaking up for what they believe in, be it social issues, artistic choices or just the plain old (if slightly cruel) need for attention.
Cases in point:
-Legendary fiddler Charles Daniels trashes a growing segment of our population. “There are people out there fathering one illegitimate child after the other,” says The Devil Went Down to Georgia singer. “Quit givin’ money to people that absolutely refuse to work.”
"Put that SOB to work. Make him support those children," Charlie (above) tells us of America's deadbeat dads.
-Rather than having to “go a whole season with walking around with towels in front of me,” The Secret Life of the American Teenager star Molly Ringwald recounts how she worked with the show’s producers to weave her real-life pregnancy into the plotline.
-Jaleel White knocks his show-biz contemporaries for not supporting aging entertainers like the late Ed McMahon, telling us, “We have this new culture that says if you’re not the youngest, hottest, we don’t care about you.”
-Screen idol Bill Pullman explains why, regardless of its uncommercial nature, he has selected as his current acting project a revival of David Mamet‘s 1992 play, Oleanna.
-Purely in the interest of generating a great sound bite, comedian Dave Coulier punks one of his Full House stars live on the air.
-Despite having the golden opportunity of starring in the Twilight series, Michael Welch tells us he’d never want to be a vampire – because they are “miserable, miserable people.”
Plus, a special let-it-all-out farewell to the great Michael Jackson.
So don’t miss The Mix, hosted by everyone’s favorite pod jockey, Shaun Daily, tonight – and every Monday – at 9 p.m. ET!
To tune in, click here.