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Podcast: April 30 • 04.30.08
On the podcast this week: Mariah’s newest Empire; Paul Shaffer and Matisyahu prepare to rock out for Israel’s 60th birthday; and Chevy Chase chills with Captain Planet.
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At the end of the video and after the break is the answer to this week’s quiz: â€œSpeed Racerâ€ opens in theaters nationwide next Friday. Which actor with ties to the Lower Hudson Valley is NOT in the cast?
A. Palisades native Hayden Panettiere
B. New Rochelle native Richard Roundtree
C. Pound Ridge resident Susan Sarandon (more…)
Whooo is the man who’s in the live-action “Speed Racer”?
Shaft! Damn right.
Well, more accurately, joining the cast is New Rochelle native Richard Roundtree, who played the title role in the 1971 “blaxploitation” epic. Seen here with Samuel L. Jackson on the set of the 1999 “Shaft” remake, Roundtree has built up some buzz of late with a recurring role as Charles Deveaux on “Heroes,” featuring Palisades native Hayden Panettiere.
Roundtree plays another kind of hero in the “Speed Racer” movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter:
Roundtree will play Ben Burns, a racer-turned-commentator who is an icon to the fans and a hero to Speed.
He’ll have some more LoHud company on that set. Pound Ridge resident Susan Sarandon is also appearing in the film as Mom Racer — mother to Racer X (Matthew Fox), wife to Pop Racer (John Goodman) and possible Mom Racer in Law to Trixie (Christina Ricci).