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Interviewing celebrities, breaking national stories, blogging daily, and offering candid commentary on pop culture is just a small sample of what he does. Ralphie Aversa is the relentless, tireless, non-stop-always-go host and executive producer of “The Ralphie Radio Show.” Check out his links above, and his blog below - and thanks for swinging through!


Celebrity Twitter TMI

Great find by Jessie, newest addition to The Ralphie Radio Show. This article in Cosmo documents a few "TMI" moments regarding celebrities and their tweets. Here's one gem from our boy Ashton Kutcher:

"Stomach flu, Be gone! Who can say that they've thrown up and had diarrhea at
their rabbi's house? 2 pts for me"
Awesome, thanks for sharing. And no, -2, if anything.

DAILY DOWNLOAD: The Script - The Man Who Can't Be Moved

05.28.09 : The Script - The Man Who Can't Be Moved
Mike Sheehan of The Script calls The Ralphie Radio Show!
On The Song, Ireland, U2

On St. Patrick's Day


Apparently not even the topic of dating your own cousin is too taboo for The Wingman...

Initial Wingman Story:

Reaction #1:

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TMZ'S LESLIE HARRIS: Speidi/Island-Gate

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Are Spencer and Heidi staying or quitting NBC's "I'm A Celebrity, Now Get Me Out of Here!"? TMZ's Leslie Harris explains the situation.

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

ATTY. ROBIN BOND: Jon & Kate + 8 PA Dept. Of Labor Issues

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Attorney Robin Bond is a regular guest on The Ralphie Radio Show, an expert on labor law, and bases her practice in Pennsylvania. So, of course she could speak aptly on the legal situations regarding TLC's "Jon & Kate + 8" - as now The Pennsylvania Department of Labor is investigating whether the show breaks any laws related to child labor.

Visit Robin's Site Here.
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ATTY. BRADFORD COHEN: Rihanna/Chris Brown

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Celebrity Attorney Bradford Cohen breaks down the various possibilities regarding Rihanna's pending participation in the Chris Brown preliminary hearing on The Ralphie Radio Show.

Visit Mr. Cohen's website here.


TMZ'S LESLIE HARRIS: Rihanna Subpoenaed In Brown Case

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Lawyer says RiRi will comply.

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

From TMZ:

"Rihanna's lawyer just said the D.A. told him his client will be subpoenaed at the next court hearing.

Donald Etra said Rihanna will be called to the stand to testify at Chris Brown's preliminary hearing on June 22.

Etra says his client will cooperate and take the stand. It's not at all unexpected that the alleged victim would be called to the stand in a prelim.

Also today, the judge rejected a motion made by Chris Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, asking for an order requiring the LAPD to ante up info regarding leaks in the case."

DR. CARA GARDENSWARTZ: Chris Brown's "Monstrous" Act

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Momlogic.com contributor & California-based psychologist Dr. Cara Gardenswartz reacts to comments made by Chris Brown.

Brown made the following comments...

Visit Dr. Gardenswartz's website here.

ATTY. ELIZABETH KELLEY: T.I.'s Early Jail Entrance, "Standard Operarting Procedure"

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TV Commentator and Ohio-based Attorney Elizabeth Kelley breaks down the procedure and legalities of T.I.'s jail sentance.

Read more on T.I. here.

Visit Elizabeth Kelley's website.


What Would You Do to Quit Smoking?

The man pictured second from the left is 56-year-old Geoff Spice. He smokes 30 cigarettes a day and has smoked for over 40 years. He's tried everything to quit smoking, but none of it has worked. So what's next?

From the Daily Mail UK

And to take his mind off the inevitable cravings, Mr Spice, who lives in Montenegro, will also bring his iPod, loaded with 120 books, and a guitar, which he intends to learn how to play. 

Mr Spice, who will have his last cigarette before arriving on the island on August 1, said: 'I don't plan to take any aids like patches with me. I will just be in a position where I cannot get cigarettes no matter how much I want one. 

'I'm hoping my month on the island may lead to many years of extra life that I'll be able to spend with my family.'

The island has no home - except for three derelict bothys - so Mr Spice, 56, will have to camp.

Currently moving from Montenegro back to the UK, he began smoking 43 years ago.

'I first thought about staying on an uninhabited island about 10 years ago when I was living in Australia. It was just a thought which came into my mind from time to time but not something I thought about very seriously. In any case I wouldn't have really fancied staying on an Australian island which might be uninhabited by humans but inhabited by snakes and spiders,' said Mr Spice.

Lady GaGa - Paparazzi (Music Video)

This was actually a find by Jessie (you'll find out more on her later). GaGa shows she's a true artist in this eight minute music video which watches more as a short film. Clearly this girl can do no wrong right now.
BTW, GaGa is currently on the cover of the latest Rolling Stone.

More MTV-Orchestrated Reality...

The most talked about highlight from last night's MTV Movie Awards, but CLEARLY staged. Notice how the camera cuts to Eminem well before Bruno falls on him?
P.S. Really excited to see the movie "Bruno" which debuts July 10.

RALPHIE REPORT: Summer Jam This Saturday!

It’s been quite the 2009 for The Veronicas, and the year is only half complete.

The first six months have catapulted Jess and Lisa Origliasso, twin sisters from Australia, in to the American public eye. Surely no one in the mainstream media noticed the duo this much since Lisa dated Ryan Cabrera back in 2006. But now, The Veronicas are gaining attention in the States for all the right reasons – a hit single in “Untouched” – a cameo and performance in 90210 – and now a cross-country tour with opening acts Carney and The Pretty Reckless. Gossip Girl’s Taylor Momsen fronts the latter band.

This Saturday, that tour detours to the F.M. Kirby Center for 97 BHT’s Summer Jam 2009. Joining the three aforementioned acts will be Lesley Roy (“I’m Gone I’m Going”, “Unbeautiful”), Safetysuit (“Stay”), Jada, and Lovesick Radio, with Scranton’s own DJ Woogie in the mix all night long.

Jess Origliasso proved she could readily multi-task a few weeks ago, calling up "The Ralphie Radio Show" while shopping at a small boutique in Ohio.

“The audience is always very in to it, like everyone’s dancing along and sings along,” Jess explained of the live set – which will also include The Veronicas’ latest single, “Take Me On The Floor.” “It’s just a really, really good time.”

More than music is working in favor of the Origliasso twins. FHM recently placed the sisters at number two on their “Sexiest Women in the World” list, bested only by actress Megan Fox.

“We were six and seven last year, and we’re number two this year, so maybe we can kick Megan Fox off next year,” Jess hoped. “Although, (Fox is) pretty sexy, so it might be hard.”

Safetysuit missed out on any “sexiest lists”, but the band has cultivated diverse following through music that appeals to multiple radio formats. “Stay” is the break out mainstream song for the Oklahoma-based quartet.

”Nobody can figure it all out, but we can atleast try,” lead singer Doug Brown said of the song’s theme. “’Stay’ was an awesome song to write… it’s an emotion that everyone gets to go through.”

Brown also spoke on the band’s name, which started as, “The Crew.”

”Supposedly there’s some band called Motley Crew out there,” Brown joked, before explaining that Tommy Lee’s band successfully executed a cease and desist on “The Crew.” Another name, “The Safety”, also brought forth copyright issues, so finally the guys used a song called “Precious Suit” by Aqualung to finish out the new, legal name.

Tickets are still on sale for 97 BHT’s Summer Jam 2009, with ticket prices as low as $9.71 – yes, clever we are.
Listen to The Ralphie Radio Show weekdays from 5-10 pm on 97 BHT.

EXCLUSIVE: Kid Cudi comments on Kanye/South Park parody, changes CD title

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"Day 'N Nite" rapper Kid Cudi calls up The Ralphie Radio Show to chat about his hit single, new CD, and KanYe West.

In an interview on, “The Ralphie Radio Show”, hip-hop artist Kid Cudi announced that the title of his album is now, Man On The Moon: The End of Day – a switch from Man On The Moon: The Guardian.

The Guardian concept was solely gonna be based around my features,” Cudi, real name Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, explained. “Bein’ that I changed it up so that I was gonna have less features, I wanted to change the story up so that it’d be more focused on me.”

Certainly this makes sense for the Cleveland-born emcee, whose major label debut LP drops August 25. Although, the amount of features might have remained the same, if it were not for both Lily Allen and Outkast’s Andre 3000 declining cameo requests. Cudi cited scheduling conflicts as the reason the artists would not be on the album. But, Kanye West’s protégé is “OK” with that – as the change in direction forces Cudi to center the CD on his own skills.

“It just made me realize that I should focus more on my writing, me putting together records, knowing that I have to show and prove.”

At least as far as writing – Kid’s already done just that – first by co-writing a top 5 hit for the aforementioned West in “Heartless”. Although he’s seen bits and pieces, Cudi did not watch the entire Kanye parody on South Park, complete with the track, “Gay Fish” – a take on “Heartless.”

“Every icon gets made fun of,” said Cudi. “Yunno, it was witty – okay, they thought it was witty, okay… you can’t necessarily beat yourself up about it.”