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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!

7.17.2010

DAILY DOWNLOAD: Runner Runner - 'So Obvious'

Runner Runner swung by the studio to talk about the band's upcoming tour with Secondhand Serenade and The White Tie Affair, affliation with David Letterman, and new single "So Obvious."

Part 1: Tour, "So Obvious"








Part 2: David Letterman







7.16.2010

TMZ'S NICKI FERTILE: Lilo Checks In To House, Retains Robert Shapiro

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Lindsay Lohan is attempting to change her life in order to avoid a 90 day jail sentance, however now TMZ reports that with hiring Robert Shapiro, Lindsay will be forced to comply with the terms set forth by Judge Marsha Revel.

Catch Nicki on TMZ TV, local listings here.

7.15.2010

EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Hanson Feels Bieber Comparison Is 'A Compliment'; Talks New LP

Taylor Hanson is well-aware of “Bieber Fever” and the comparisons that some are making between the ways in which both Hanson and Justin Bieber have invigorated the same demographic in different eras of music.

“The comparison is fair considering the audience,” said Hanson, who called in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” on Wednesday. “I think it’s a compliment to be referenced for sure, because clearly he’s, I mean, he’s blowing up.”

The brothers from Tulsa, OK aren’t doing to bad themselves. Hard to believe it’s been 13 years since Middle of Nowhere, which spawned the infectious “MMMBop” and “Where’s The Love?” Hanson released Shout It Out last month, and are currently touring in support of the album and it’s first single, “Thinkin ‘Bout Something”, which certainly marks an evolution in the band’s sound.
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"Thinking 'Bout Something" was featured as the Daily Download.

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“You always have to be excited about what you’re doing and I think that turns in to evolution,” remarked Taylor. “In a way this record is a leap forward, but it’s also a homage to what we’ve come from.”

As the cliché goes, “You don’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.” The Hanson brothers seem quite aware of their background. Taylor made it perfectly clear during the interview – they know where their headed – and in no way is it away from the music scene, as he says they will continue to write, record, and tour amidst growing older with their fans.

RRS AUDIO: John Mayer Rejects 'RRS' Interview Request on uStream

John Mayer’s interview trials and tribulations of late have been well-documented: his pillow talk about Jessica Simpson in Rolling Stone, his thoughts on dating women of color in Playboy. Since the latter foot-in-mouth comments, Mayer took a hiatus from doing traditional media interviews – but still tweets and interacts directly with fans.

Last Wednesday morning, around 3 a.m., Mayer tweeted out a link to an impromptu uStream chat, where he fielded random, unfiltered questions from people across the world. I figured if I ever had a chance to interview Mayer, I might as well put in my request now, because I knew it wasn’t happening by submitting a request to Columbia Records.

After about four tries, the text “JOHN I WANT TO INTERVIEW YOU IN SCRANTON!” caught his eyes.
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Thanks to tryjm.com for the audio of the uStream chat.
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“Uh, you want to interview me in Scranton?” Mayer said, reading back the words from the chat, which were scrolling continuously as if they were a broken slot machine. “Um, I don’t know if you know this, but I’m not exactly the king of interviews. Taking a short break from that.”

Mayer took about a five second break from responding, then continued, ‘Sure went all in on that,” and let out a quick chuckle. I would assume with that comment he was referring to the two articles referenced at the beginning of this story.

For the record, I went ahead anyways and submitted a request to Columbia Records, and received a polite no in return, explaining that Mayer will not be doing any media during his tour with Train, which kicks off Friday in Charlotte.

WINGMAN WEDNESDAY: Dealing With Bipolar

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7.13.2010

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Lohan Believes TMZ Report Is Untrue, Lindsay's Not Off Drugs

Michael Lohan is not buying a report from TMZ that his daughter Lindsay simply cut herself off from certain prescription drugs, as he suggests still that she needs help in the form of a rehabilitation program and not jail.

(The TMZ report) is a complete lie. You cannot just get off the drugs Lindsay was on in one or two or three days,” Lohan claimed in an interview on “The Ralphie Radio Show.” “Whoever said that, it’s probably her mother again, is just lying over and over again. They should test Lindsay and she if she’s off the medication, I guarantee you she’s not.”

Lindsay’s father, who sounded equally exhausted and frustrated with this whole ordeal, also voiced his displeasure with Judge Marsha Revel after she promised to sit down with him provided he retained an attorney. After Lohan hired Lisa Bloom, the Judge still refused a meeting.
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“The judge lied about that,” said Lohan. “I should sue her for the money I paid for my lawyer.”

While Mr. Lohan has representation, the attorney backing his daughter is unknown, with reports that Robert Shapiro was brought in. Lohan didn’t know for sure but thinks it’s a “great thing” if that is the case.

“He went through the same thing with his son, he lost his son to a drug overdose,” said Lohan. “But the problem is this: if he expresses his feeling about Lindsay getting off the prescription drugs, she’s not going to do it. She’ll tell him she is, or she’ll fight tooth and nail, but she’s not going to get off them.”

Michael Lohan believes his daughter’s only hope at this point is “rehab… under medical supervision,” otherwise; he’s left hoping and praying that he doesn’t have to experience the same loss that Shapiro did with his son Brent in 2005.