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TMZ: Etta v. Beyonce?

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Everyone enjoyed Beyonce's cover of "At Last" at The Inaugural Ball... except for Etta James. TMZ's Leslie Harris fills Ralphie in.

Catch Leslie on TMZ TV - Weekdays at 6 on Channel 38 - The CW.


02.05.09 : Jada - American Cowboy
Jada In Studio With Ralphie!
- On "American Cowboy":

- All About Jada:


EXCLUSIVE: COLBY O'DONIS Talks Grammy's, GaGa, RiRi/Chris Brown Breakup

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The Grammy-Nominated Colby O'Donis called Ralphie exclusively to talk about The Grammy's, Lady GaGa, and to dedicate his new single to the recently broken-up Rihanna & Chris Brown.

Colby O is in stores now.


JADA Inside Club HD Thursday Night!

Join 97 BHT for a special Club HD inside Evolution at The Woodlands - with a performance by Universal Motown's "Jada" - 18+ to party, 21+ to drink! Evolution inside The Woodlands, Rte. 315 in Plains! This Thursday!

To hear Jada's music, click here.

RALPHIE REWIND: Komen Foundation Fundraiser

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Ralphie loves helping out the NEPA Affliate of the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation. Thursday night, the highly anticipated Girls High School Basketball Game between Abington Heights and Scranton Prep will also double as a fundraiser for the breast cancer foundation. Ralphie interviewed Heights Senior Guard Liz Kilzi to find out more about the game.

Game: Abington Heights vs. Scranton Prep Girls Basketball Team
Time: 7:30pm @ Abington Heights
Benefits: NEPA Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  75% of net proceeds stay in our local area to fund much needed mammograms and breast health services for uninsured women and men in 15 counties in NEPA.  25% goes towards National Research.  
Donations: Over 700 t-shirts between the 2 schools have been sold so far and collections will be taken during the game.
Read The Scranton Times' Article Here.

WINGMAN WEDNESDAY: Attracting Clingers.

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Lisa from Clarks Summit has an issue - she is constantly attracting Stage 5 Clingers. The Wingman comes to the rescue, with some interesting advice.

Initial Wingman Response:

Reaction #1:

Reaction #2:

Visit The Wingman on MySpace.

DAILY DOWNLOAD: Rihanna, Fat Joe, Akon, Mraz, Trazz...

02.04.09 : Fat Joe f. Akon - One
02.03.09 : Trazz f. Colby O'Donis - She's On Fire
02.02.09 : Jason Mraz f. Colbie Caillat - Lucky

01.29.09 : Rihanna - Hatin' On The Club
***This track was cut from the rerelease of Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded. But why? Written by The Dream, Produced by Tricky Stewart.

RALPHIE REPORT: Soulja Boy's Tie To Scranton

The following will appear in this week's edition of The Weekender:
Last week, Scranton officially became an all-encompassing city. I couldn’t even interview Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em without drawing a connection to The Electric City.

The “Crank That” artist will visit Northeastern PA on February 26, when he performs at The Scranton Cultural Center. Soulja already has a friend in town.

DJ Woogie holds me down man,” said Soulja Boy last week, when he called into The Ralphie Radio Show. “Thought I’d never jump into the mixtape game man, but Woogie and I did it man so, you know, it’s only right for me to come down there and show love to Scranton.” 

The aforementioned “Woogie” is a product of Scranton, who still resides in the area. But, the DJ spends most of his time trotting the globe, representing the Shadyville DJs – a group of mixers handpicked by Eminem’s own, DJ Whoo Kid. In addition, Woogie spins for and with some of the biggest names in music, from Tommy Lee to Sean Kingston.

Woogie sold Soulja on releasing mixtapes – free compilations of B-sides, mash-ups, and freestyles.

Suddenly the 19 year-old rapper added a new arsenal to his repertoire. Sure, this facet of his career didn’t involve a coined dance or a million YouTube views – but the Internet certainly played a huge factor.  Over 10,000 people downloaded Soulja’s inaugural mixtape with Woogie… in its first five minutes of availability on the net.

Now Soulja is promoting his second major-label LP, iSouljaBoyTellEm. The music video for the single, “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” is already a smash on web, with over 2.7 million views.

And that’s what you can expect when you see Soulja Boy perform: music fit for dances, dances fit for YouTube, and YouTube antics fit for a live show. Here’s hoping the SCC is fit for all of the above.


You’d think an international movie star like George Clooney would pull in A-list actresses, platinum selling artists… maybe exotic looking models as partners.

Apparently, you’d think incorrectly. Danny Ocean found his last girlfriend in Las Vegas, a cocktail waitress named Sarah Larson. Now it seems Clooney moved on to a semi-professional game show contestant.

TMZ’s Leslie Harris told me that cameras caught Clooney on a date with a woman who’s gone by three different names on four different game shows. Katie, Kate, or Stephanie Moeser appeared on Hollywood Squares, The Price Is Right, Trivial Pursuit, and Don’t Forget The Lyrics – all between 2003 and 2007.

And George thought he was a player…
Listen to Ralphie Aversa weekdays from 5-10p on 97 BHT.


Boom, Roasted.

One of my favorite parts of The Office on Super Bowl Sunday (FF to 5:45)...

A Few Of My Favorite Super Bowl Commercials...

The E*Trade Baby has a friend!

Best of the night wasn't funny - but was insightful... props to Pepsi's "Forever Young"

The girl in this is from Mountain Top!

Speaking of Doritos, loved this one, except for the end...

Back to a local flavor - the guy that gets tackled in this is a stunt double from Plains!

Overall, I thought the commericials were OKAY. Bud Light had a couple good ones as well. Very cool that a couple had local people in them.


Super Bowl Equals Super Calories

Just going to link to a thread from last year about calories found in the most common Super Bowl delicasies.

See you at the gym.

No Shame In Katy's Game

People reports that she said the following to concert-goers in L.A.:

"Girls, if you have ever dated a boy – specifically the lead singer from Gym Class Heroes – don't do it! Boys should have a heart. You know what I mean girls? Boys just want the milk, but they don't want to buy the cow."

Obviously she's just a tad bitter. Pretty tacky that Katy is airing out her grievances on a concert stage, but whatev.

Bruce Introduces Crotch To HD Camera

Seriously, how funny was this last night?

Great performance by Bruce, Steve, Max - and The E Street Band.