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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!


Lil Wayne Mash-Up With 'The Office' Theme Song

How ironic given that last summer, Lil Wayne kicked off his "America's Most Wanted Music Festival" in right here in NEPA at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain. Anyways, enjoy (NOTE: NOT CLEAN VERSION!).

Big thanks to my homie DJ Woogie for putting me up on this.

TMZ'S NICKI FERTILE: Tito Ortiz, Jenna Jameson Take It Back

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TMZ's Nicki Fertile chats about the 180 that UFC fighter Tito Ortiz and his baby mama, former adult film star Jenna Jameson, pulled on the allegations that they were hurling back and forth at each other.

Catch Nicki on TMZ TV, local listings here.


DAILY DOWNLOAD: Drake - 'Find Your Love'

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It will be Thursday night's Daily Download - and considering Drizzy himself posted a direct link to the MP3, I figured I'd forward it along...

Produced by KanYe West, the second single from Thank Me Later, due out June 15.

RRS: Ryan Leander Talks About Hugging Taylor Swift

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Ryan Leander, one half of the team behind "AHugFromTaylorSwift.com" checks in to "The Ralphie Radio Show" after he and Michael Wekall accomplished their mission and received a hug from Taylor Swift. The singer surprised the boys in Auburn, Alabama.

Leander notes that video of the experience will be posted soon here.


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The Wingman knows no limits to creepin' - even if he's bedridden in a hospital.

Visit The Wingman on MySpace, Facebook, & Twitter.


4 Bad Habits That Can Age You By 12 Years

40 is the new 30, not the new 28. According to this report on MSNBC, you should probably be mindful of:

- Smoking tobacco
- Not eating enough fruits and vegtables
- Drinking too much alcohol (men: more than 3 per day; women: more than 2)
- Getting less than two hours of physical activity per week

Don't Cough While Interviewing Christina Aguilera

I haven't interviewed her yet, so I've taken note for if that ever happens...

EXCLUSIVE: Brandy Pulls 180 On Working Relationship With Rodney Jerkins

Apparently one and a half years and a record that only sold 100,000 copies can change the way you feel about someone. Just ask singer Brandy Norwood, who revealed on television Sunday evening that her and long-time producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins aren’t on great terms.

During the latest installment of “Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business” on VH1 – Brandy’s little brother announces that he plans on working with Jerkins for his forthcoming LP. That does not sit well with big sis.

“You are talented, you can sing your ass off,” lectured Brandy to her younger sibling. “And to me, Rodney Jerkins better give you his best work because he did not give me his best work on Human.”

Human was the last album Brandy released. It only sold about 100,000 units – compared to her first project with Jerkins, the 1998 Never Say Never, certified five times Platinum.
Check out this clip from Sunday's episode of "Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business" on VH1:

Now listen to this clip of Brandy speaking about "Darkchild" in an October 2008 interview on "The Ralphie Radio Show":

“He better bring it on this album,” continued the songstress to Ray J – in a board room of the family’s new office space. “Or you tell him to kick rocks with an open toe shoe.”

Ouch, what a far cry from October 2008. A few months before Human dropped, Brandy called in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” and I asked her about the reunion with Jerkins.

“Rodney is a great guy. When we get together, he always finds a way to bring out the best in me,” she said during our conversation. “He’s hungry, you know? And I think he really wants to make an impact and inspire people with his music and, I think you always win when you want to do it from that place.”

I took it a step further – asking if her latest voyage in to the studio with Jerkins felt like her first – when such hits as “The Boy Is Mine” and “What About Us?” were hatched.

“It did feel the same way this time,” she replied. “You know working with him this go around felt like the old Brandy and Rodney. And that’s such a great feeling, I didn’t remember what that felt like. So, to have that feeling again and to be right at home with him and the rest of the 'Darkchild' camp was just truly refreshing and a blessing.”

Brandy and Jerkins later appeared on camera together and attempted to talk things through - with the singer even placing some of the blame off the producer and on to Epic Records. Still, what gives? Did Brandy embellish the beef to make good TV, or was she flat out lying 18 months ago on “The RRS”?

EXCLUSIVE: JLS Chats About First U.S. Trip

I learned the difference first hand between the tabloids in the States and across the pond on Saturday. The British boy-band JLS joined “The Ralphie Radio Show” – and were quick to correct me when I cited a report that I read in The Mirror that the fellas hung out with Jay-Z and KanYe West in Los Angeles.

“It’s good that you ask, because we can squash (the rumors),” replied Marvin Humes, who called in to “The RRS” from the UK just a few months ago. “The Jay-Z connection has come from back home.”

Both Jay and JLS performed and won at The Brit Awards, which is similar to the Grammys. After the show, the “Empire State of Mind” emcee congratulated the boys at an after party by sending a bottle of champagne over to their table… of course, each person received their own bottle.

As for Mr. West, JB Gill revealed JLS has yet to rub elbows or receive gifts from him. The initial report also claimed the boys were introduced to both rappers by former Sugababes member Keisha Buchanan, also incorrect.
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While we were speaking about what they did not do – Humes noted that they have yet to meet with J.R. Rotem, the man who produced “Everybody In Love” (along with half of everything else you hear on the radio these days). Yes, Aston Merrygold was photographed at Burger King but no, he never made it to In-N-Out Burger.

The guys did try Pinkberry for their first time - OritsĂ© Williams insisted he is addicted. Also while in L.A., the band wrote some new material for a forthcoming LP. Humes said that they worked with some big producers, including Toby Gad (BeyoncĂ©’s “If I Were A Boy”).

JLS has also now encountered both the paparazzi in the UK and in the US. So, who’s more aggressive?

“We’re cool with both,” insisted Gill. “I’d say probably a bit more aggressive in the UK, obviously because we’re more known. But you know what, the paparazzi, they do their job and they help us – yunno, they give us press and they let people out there know what we’re doing.”

VIDEO: JLS Performs "Everybody In Love" Inside The Mall At Steamtown

International recording group JLS performed "Everybody In Love" for 97 BHT listeners inside The Mall At Steamtown.