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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!



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Jessie interviewed her first big musicians for The Ralphie Radio Show with Daniel and Ryan from Nickelback. They talked show prep rituals, baby making music, and dealing with an unruly crowd.

Check out Jessie's blog here.

3OH!3's Sean Needed Stitches After Scranton Performance

Looks like 3OH!3 had quite a time at Warped Tour in Scranton yesterday. Nat posted a picture on his twitter of Sean's leg that needed seven stitches after the show. The pic is kinda graphic so instead of me embedding it in my blog I'll just give you the link. Brace yourself.


THE SKINNY: Plain Jane

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In the second edition of "The Skinny" - Jessie gives you the 411 on a "Plain Jane" style to implement into your wardrobe.

Make sure to check out Jessie's blog here.

EXCLUSIVE: Not So Blind Items From Nickelback's "Dark Horse" Tour...

Just had to share these...

- Which band agreed to attend a small patio party at a local resort, but only, "if it isn't too crowded." Hint: not the headliners. You wouldn't be able to pick these guys from the rest of the musicians traveling.

- Which rocker needs to spend a minimum of $80 on wine to touch his lips before a show? Apparently two $40 bottles will suffice, if that's the most expensive available.

- Which "rock star" on tour refuses to allow radio to video his interviews backstage? Of course, that is when he actually does the interviews. Apparently, he's quite self-conscious of looking older than he really is, and his hair needs to be perfect...


DAILY DOWNLOAD: Cash Cash - "Party In Your Bedroom"

07.02.09 : Cash Cash - Party In Your Bedroom
Ralphie catches up w/ J.P. & Sam in Allentown!
Part 1: The Electro-Pop Sound, Autotune, "Party In Your Bedroom"

Part 2: Transforming from The Consequence to Cash Cash

TMZ'S LESLIE HARRIS: Michael Jackson, 1958-2009

At 5:20 PM on Thursday June 25, 2009, TMZ first reported the news that Michael Jackson passed away following a cardiac arrest suffered earlier that afternoon. Approximately 20 minutes later, The Ralphie Radio Show broke the news throughout Northeastern PA.

Catch Leslie on TMZ TV - Weekdays at 6 on Channel 38 - The CW.
Report: 07.01.09

Report: 06.30.09 (Custody, Also on Death of Billy Mays)

Report: 06.26.09

Read up on TMZ's latest here.

EXCLUSIVE: Saigon Missed Entourage 6 Premiere, Talks Atlantic Records

If you’re like me, you’re a faithful viewer of HBO’s Entourage. Season 6 of the Mark Wahlberg-produced show aired last Sunday. With the new season upon us, I figured what better time to catch up with a former character of the show – rapper Saigon.

The Brooklyn-native entered the show as an artist Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) wanted to manage. During the second and third seasons of Entourage, Saigon would play himself, and Turtle attempted to land him a record deal. Saigon eventually landed a deal, but with a different manager, cutting Turtle out of his career in the process.

Now three seasons later, Saigon seems a bit separated from the show. As of Monday, he hadn’t caught the premiere.
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In the interview, Saigon also speaks about a new LP dropping in September, and his current situation (or lackthereof) with Atlantic Records.

“I was in the studio man,” Saigon explaned. “One of the writers (Rob Weiss) called me asked me if I caught it to. They like to get my opinion on the show.”

Surely the show catapulted the rapper in to the mainstream – he even landed in an edition of Rolling Stone. Now after a dispute with Atlantic Records – allegedly over creative differences – the hip hop artist is preparing to drop a new album with Just Blaze – due out this September.

Saigon still keeps in touch with a number of people involved with the show, and planned on watching the latest episode soon – noting his girlfriend DVR’ed it for him.

WINGMAN WEDNESDAY: Equal Opportunity Creeper

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The Wingman tackles a new issue this week: Race.

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Where I've Been...

I clicked on my blog, and I can't remember being so taken aback. The amount of posts, or rather lackthereof, in the past few weeks were beyond disappointing for me.

Not that I offended anyone or anything by this, but still, let me apologize. The past few weeks were riddled with lots of news, lots of work, and little time for blog posts. Plus, the five days I spent on vacation/in Los Angeles, along with the holiday, didn't help any.

All that aside, I enjoyed my time off and am quite happy to return to the grind. My 4th was spent in a traditional sense, balancing afternoon siestas and all night benders with BBQs, frosty beverages, and the occasional viewing of fireworks. I almost drove back to Niagara Falls for the latter part of the weekend, but decided against it, as I needed to rest/pack/prepare for my cross country trip later in the week.

The synopsis of my trip to Los Angeles is probably not what you would expect: no VIP, no Hollywood, no downtown LA, no beaches, no celebrity sightings. Although, when I arrived at the airport, there was a guy with a sign that read, "R. Aversa."

Trust me, I'm perfectly okay with that. Honestly, the only thing on my to-do list that didn't get checked off was to finally meet TMZ's Leslie Harris. But I'll catch her next time, all good.

I did meet a lot of great people - saw Burbank (NBC, WB), Pasadena, and chilled in sunnier Whittier, where I befriended a number of my friend's sorority sisters from Whittier College.

Like I said, I was perfectly okay with my trip.

However, while my health, happiness, and dignity traveled to and returned from the west coast, my BlackBerry did not. Thankfully I didn't lose too many numbers, and Verizon allowed me to upgrade to the new Tour (which btw, is amazing). But, I utilized the BBerry camera as my primary memory keeper for the trip - and the memory card on which those pictures were stored is now gone. Lesson learned.

To see the few pictures I did manage to upload before my BlackBerry was misplaced/stolen (somewhere between the Radisson LAX Valet Driver taking my rental and the shuttle to the airport), check out my Facebook page.

Oh, and what did I think of Los Angeles? The trip brought me the furthest west I'd ever been... but I'm still an east coast guy... even if my BlackBerry preferred to stick around.


Did Twitter Ruin Bruno At The Box Office?

Twitter users have been tweeting their negative reviews of Sacha Baron Cohen's new docu-comedy "Bruno." Is that why the movie plummeted almost 40% its second day in theaters?
Here's an exerpt from an article Time posted.
In the old days — like, until yesterday — movie studios judged the success of their big pictures by how much they grossed on the opening weekend. But in the age of Twitter, electronic word-of-mouth is immediate, as early moviegoers tweet their opinions on a film to millions of "followers." Instant-messaging can make or break a film within 24 hours. Friday is the new weekend.
That appears to be the lesson from the studio estimates issued on July 13 for the weekend box office. Brüno, the Sacha Baron Cohen docu-comedy in which an Austrian fashion journalist shoves his flamboyant gayness in the faces and other body parts of unsuspecting Americans, won the weekend with $30.4 million, a bit above most industry expectations for an R-rated provocation whose star was unknown to the mass audience until his Borat became a surprise hit in 2006, earning more than $260 million at theaters worldwide on an $18 million budget. Yet Brüno's box-office decline from Friday to Saturday indicates that the film's brand of outrage was not the sort to please most moviegoers — and that their tut-tutting got around fast. Brüno could be the first movie defeated by the Twitter effect.