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tmz on britney and the conservatorship

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97 BHT's Ralphie Aversa speaks with TMZ's Michael Hundgen on Britney Spears's release from the UCLA Medical Center and the conservatorship set up by her parents.

Catch Hundgen on TMZ TV - weekdays at 6:30 on Channel 38 The CW.


the britney crotch shot - 2008 version...

a fresh two hours outta the ucla medical center... i understand she literally has photogs up her rear but really, there HAS TO BE a way to prevent this...

guess the celebrity...

are you ready for this? the above person is the current version of...
jesse mccartney! but wait, this gets more intriguing. remember when i talked with drake bell, and he told me that the whole "zac efron, vanessa hudgens relationship" was "a front,"? well, what led us to that discussion was drake telling me he chills with jesse all the time...
yeah, are you thinking what i'm thinking?

directions to britney's house...

and the lows some people will stoop to in order to become famous...

spears' parents : daughter "at risk"

click here to read the story from the associated press. this is going to get worse before it gets better.


WHOA - holy new usher music!

brand new usher single f. young jeezy - it's called "love in the club." his cd drops in late april/early may.

this version is not mastered... but i'm world premiering it tonight at 9:30. holler.

click here to download.
thoughts? i like it.

where do i start with this video?

let's summarize this...

perez hilton is a complete tool for not asking spencer and heidi about all the "fakeness" on the hills, all the "exclusive" news that he so proudly writes about on his blog.

spencer pratt's comments on the reason for people commenting on heidi montag's new video (a video so bad, i won't even link to it) are laughable. clearly, spencer and perez are chillin' in the same shed.

poor heidi montag. such a pretty girl - with such a douchebag bf.

tyra banks panties are on fire...

i'd say pants on fire, but she took them off yesterday.

banks, always looking to provide the most compelling content to her audience, invited the host of "moment of truth" on her show. the segment ended with banks taking a polygraph test.

is tyra jealous of oprah?

find out below.

ladies, your man won't sex you up?

according to fox, here are five reasons why...

His partner lacks a sense of sexual adventure (68 percent) or doesn’t seem to enjoy sex (61 percent). Consequently, he has become bored with sex and the lack of newness. Funny enough, though, these men conveniently ignore the fact that they themselves are not bringing any originality into the bedroom. Instead, they are choosing to blame their partner for a lack of adventure and sexual enjoyment.

He’s interested in sex with others, but not his wife (48 percent). Men indicated that they were sexual beings, or would like to be. The majority masturbated, which is often an indicator that a person does not have a sexual disorder, per se. So what’s the problem? In many cases, familiarity breeds contentment, which makes for boredom.

He’s angry with her (44 percent). These men felt criticized, controlled, undervalued, and/or insignificant by their partners. As a result, they shut down as she became more and more of a “bully.” This cycle was ongoing: She’s critical. He shuts down emotionally. She gets even more critical. He becomes even more withdrawn. ... Regardless, in this war of the roses, no one’s showing any kind of love.

His lover has put on a significant amount of weight (38 percent). Somehow, “There’s more of me to love” wasn’t the response he had in mind when he once gasped, “I can’t get enough of you!” Ironically, a man putting on weight was irrelevant to this turnoff. But if his lover put on weight, he no longer viewed her as attractive. His own obesity, however, did diminish his libido.

He prefers watching porn online (25 percent). Between the variety, no performance pressure, no emotion, no foreplay, no talking, and no criticism, he’d rather connect with the Internet. A major danger in this: His fantasy world is replacing his actual sex life.

HUGE idol spoiler!

if you want to know the top 24 - click here and scroll down, or watch the video below to see the 24 film a segment for idol...

now some retro public service announcements...

seriously, what was life like pre-youtube?

fat tuesday proves rather skinny...

why dance around it - northeast pa simply didn't live up to my expectations on mardi gras.

i thought about it last night towards the conclusion of my show - many colleges, nice weather, no midterms/exams... this should shape up to be an intriguing night.

the show ended just shy of midnight. i jetted home, grabbed a bud light from the fridge, gathered up beads from a club gig in syracuse, and waited for marino to swing through. due to the proximity of our first destination from my apartment, he became the night's driver by default.

and the beads were just for show - these things were two years old. our first and back-up plans consisted of bars, and i'm taken. so clearly, even if i did part with any plastic necklaces, i wouldn't have made any girls "work" for them (typing that made me feel dirty).

marino though... well, why would i speak for him?

beer boys it was. best college bar for two years straight in the weekender. right by king's. your classic beer-serving establishment.

my introduction to the dive wasn't flattering. we were one and done from bb.

although, the staircase to the immediate left of the entrance and the trap door inside the small, enclosed bar were quite amusing.

i think a bunch of rowdy college drunks could turn the spot into a fun time - and i look forward to a possible return on a friday or saturday. but fat supa dupa tuesday night just wasn't meant for beer boys.

next stop: friday's. the back-up plan. the go-to-bar in the wilkes-burr. and it was dese. made it in time for half price apps - and after a couple order of boneless buffalo wings, extra crispy - paired with a game of beer pong on the video touchscreen - we deemed the night a "non-failure."

but eventful? far from it. maybe i should've taken advantage of those fat tuesdays i spent on the su hill...


watch msnbc live for fat super tuesday!

as an "msnbc on campus" alum, i feel obligated to watch this network - not to say that i don't enjoy their election coverage. always forward thinking, you can now embed msnbc into blogs. how fun. click below.

jordin sparks - super bowl sham?

pay attention to...

- the beginning, she's clearly looking for a cue to start lip-syncing...
- the high notes, when these parts first hit fox cuts away to players...
- 1:57 - i think she slips there. or she has a vocal talent beyond human comprehension.

leo dicaprio sinks bar rafaeli's ship...

i'll always have a special connection with these two because i broke the news on perezhilton.com (scroll down, half way on the right) over the summer that they were still dating.

although i'm sure you'd much rather have a connection with one of them, exclusively.
after officially breaking up back in october, the couple is now together again.

MARDI GRAS - where are youuuu goinnggggg?

marino and i, and maybe aj, and possibly even danny waters if he so decides to pick up his phone - are looking for a place to party tonight for mardi gras. where will the big mardi gras celebration in nepa be taking place? we'd prefer somewhere in the greater wilkes-barre area - but if you could guarantee me the place is poppin', i'll drive to scranton... possibly even dickson city.

answering this question could score you a couple free drinks and perhaps even a quick mention on the radio. i didn't just type that.

877.971.wbht between 7-12a. or e-mail me - ralphie@97bht.com

gracias amigo.

new ashlee single kinda sucks.

not too long ago i posted the video for the new ashlee simpson song, "outta my head". real 80's vibe, i certainly "digged" it.

her new single, not so much.

it's called "rule breaker." judge for yourself.

"the hills" audrina is single...

is it a ploy to set you up for a guy she meets in paris? is mtv currently casting her new boytoy?
only time will tell! click here for the article.

deniro thinks barack is a goodfella.

the illinois senator and presidential hopeful called upon robert deniro to speak on his behalf at a rally in new jersey.

deniro left the stage immediately after threating everyone with their life if obama doesn't win the garden state.


tyra banks gives us another captivating moment...

this time, banks and a slew of audience members rips their jeans off for the cameras. if you don't like seeing women with large thighs in their panties - consider yourself warned...


britney's court hearing is over...

thanks to tmz - here's the low down...

Jamie Spears is still the co-conservator of Britney's estate, as is Andrew Wallet.

The Commissioner did not give the conservators the power to fire Trope and Trope, Brit's divorce lawyers.

The Commissioner said, based on the restraining order, Sam Lutfi can have no contact whatsoever with Britney -- including e-mails, phone contact, etc.

The Commish extended the conservatorship to Valentine's Day.

The Commissioner said Adam Streisand had no legal basis for claiming he's Britney's new lawyer.

There will be a hearing at some point to determine just how mentally competent Britney is.

interesting stuff... definitely a victory for unfitney's parents, and society as a whole. atleast until valentine's day, britney is in good hands like all state.

tmz also reported earlier that britney spears's net worth is $40 million, according to her "lawyer" adam streisand.

now we know where britney gets it from...

unfortunately, this picture only proves the heredity of unfitney's starbucks addiction, and not the craziness that is her.

beckham kicks the spice girls to the curb...

the full story is here... clearly this is the reason their tour is ending at the end of the month in toronto...

step up to the plate!


atleast you didn't see this until after the fact...

a list of some common super bowl sunday favorites, and what it would take to work their calories out of existence (source: the diet's detective's count down and the-food-spot)...

(all estimates are based on a 155-pound person)

Two slices of stuffed pizza with the works = 197 minutes cleaning the STADIUM after the game
Having two slices of Pizza Hut’s Large Stuffed Crust Pizza means you’re looking at more than 800 calories. That word “stuffed” should give you a clue.
Tip: Get thin-crust pizza with veggies and eat it for lunch, instead of a halftime snack.

A handful of Doritos = 43 touchdown dances in the end zone
Chips are pretty expensive, calorically. A handful of Cooler Ranch Doritos: 140 calories.
Tip: Eat one at a time, and don’t put out huge bowls of them – make it so you have to get up each time you want more than six chips.

Five pretzels = 15 Minutes Looking for Your Car After the Game
Yes, five regular pretzels out of a bag are about 60 calories. For some reason people think pretzels are healthful. They don’t have fat, but they also have no nutritional value.
Tip: Avoid pretzels loaded with cheese — wow, are they high in calories.

Yes, beer has calories: about 150 for 12 ounces.
Tip: There are some great light beers out there. Do a taste test before the game.

Part of a giant Italian sub = 138½ MINUTES PERFORMING IN A MARCHING BAND
A 6-inch sub with salami, pepperoni, ham, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise is about 650 calories. Tip: Go for low-fat cheese and skip the mayo.

Five Buffalo chicken wings = 102 minutes of refereeing the game
The wings are fried, and that blue cheese dressing can be caloric suicide. Just five wings with 3 tablespoons of blue cheese dressing: 599 calories.
Tip: Use hot sauce instead of the blue cheese. Make the wings yourself. Go skinless, and bake them instead of frying. With all that football action, you won't notice the difference.

Half order of baby back ribs = 73 MINUTES OF CHEERLEADING
Ribs are good, but they’re packed with calories. They’re fatty, and the sauce is sugary. And don’t kid yourself, cheerleading is serious, hard work.
Tip: Make them yourself. Trim all fat before and after cooking, and – instead of coating with an excessive amount of sauce beforehand – partially cook them loaded with seasonings, brush them lightly with sauce and then finishing cooking.

Eight Potato chips with dip = biking to the game from your South Beach hotel
It’s about 18 miles to Dolphin Stadium, which is what it would take to burn off the chips and dip. Each chip is 14-15 calories. For each dip of Ruffles French Onion Dip add another 55 to 60 calories. Grand total: 600 calories.
Tip: Try a low-calorie dip (2 tablespoons: 44 calories) or make your own with nonfat yogurt or mayo.

A few Nachos = 97 minutes BEING THE TEAM MASCOT
Each chip has about 14 calories. Now add cheese, beans and ground beef, and just six nachos are about 569 calories — not to mention the sour cream and guacamole for another 150 calories.
Tip: Make the nachos with low-fat cheese and black beans, not refried. Use salsa and baked chips and you’ll be even better off.

At 280 calories, 1 ounce of this mix is still high in calories even though it’s lower in fat than chips. Tip: Don’t eat it by the handful, or skip it and go for some low-cal microwave popcorn instead. Even better, make it air-popped and use a margarine spray.

This is basically pasta with lots of cheese and sauce. It’s the cheese that makes it so high in calories: 420 calories for 6 ounces.
Tip: Have it as a meal, not just a snack. Try making it with low-fat mozzarella and lower-calorie sauce.

Two pieces of fried chicken = DOING "THE WAVE” 3,220 TIMES
One deep-fried chicken breast and one thigh are about 660 calories.
Tip: Make your own chicken with breading. Go skinless and bake it instead of frying.

A bowl of chili = RUNNING 100 FOOTBALL FIELDS
A 16-ounce bowl of chili packed with beef and beans comes to about 500 calories. A few tablespoons of sour cream and some shredded cheese add 150 calories more, for a grand total of 650 calories.
Tip: Use ground sirloin or white-meat turkey, or make it vegetarian. Skip the sour cream and cheese, or go for no- or low-fat versions.

Three tortilla chips topped with 7-layer dip = 15.5 MINUTES CLIMBING THE STADIUM STAIRS
This is a serious dip with refried beans, olives, guacamole, sour cream and cheese, and it costs about 90 to 105 calories (30 to 35 calories per tablespoon) with an additional 42 calories for three chips. The grand total: 147 calories.
Tip: If you make the dip, use low-fat cheese and sour cream and black beans, not refried. Or you could switch to salsa: 2 tablespoons have only about 15 calories. Also, go for light or baked chips instead of fried.

Two handfuls of potato chips = RUNNING 45 FOOTBALL FIELDS
Each handful is about an ounce, so two handfuls of chips have about 300 calories. Oh, and if you add just 2 tablespoons of onion dip (60 calories), you'll be running another nine football fields.
Tip: Make homemade pita chips with margarine spray, or try Low Fat Kettle Chips and save more than a few football fields. Use non-fat yogurt instead of sour cream to mix up the dip.

i am in favor for super bowl monday.

don't get me wrong, i didn't party too hard last night. i've drank and eaten much more during and after yankees victories (11 days til pitchers and catchers report!). still, it's the super bowl. and for the first time in three years, i didn't have to work through it.

why wouldn't i take full advantage of this situation?

marino and i headed inside the woodlands. besides the giants fans among us, there were the infamous buffalo bites, dj godfather's homemade (and free) pizza, and of course, dollar drinks from 7-9.

furthermore (and maybe the best part of the entire deal) - no mess to clean up afterwards.

so we cheered and jeered as the giants and patriots battled, and laughed in between at some of the commercials, all of which can be viewed here.

a few of my personal favorites can be viewed below...
Justin Timberlake's PEPSI Superbowl Commercial

Diet Pepsi Max Super Bowl Ad: Wake Up People Ginseng & Caffeine

Doritos Super Bowl Commercial: Giant Mouse Trap

Gatorade G2 Super Bowl Commercial: Derek Jeter

for the most part, this year's super bowl commercials were entertaining.

although, for everyone sitting in the streamside, we only needed to see this to make our nights...

and with that, a great start to new england's sports year. now, on to the point of this post.

go here, and sign the petition. who wouldn't be in favor of a national holiday the day after the super bowl?