The Denver Broncos will battle the Seattle Seahawks in this year’s Super Bowl. Chris Daughtry wants a good game first-and-foremost. However if Daughtry has to pick a team to root for, it usually isn’t one of the two playing for the championship.
“My dad is a huge Steelers fan, so I typically go that way,” Chris told me on “The Ralphie Show.” “He went from the Redskins to the Steelers.”
Daughtry has no Pittsburgh roots, but did note that his dad began rooting for the black and yellow because he liked Terry Bradshaw. The “Waiting For Superman” singer says that if the band is free the night of February 2, they’ll get together to watch the game. Otherwise, it’s business as usual. Daughtry is in the midst of promoting the aforementioned single from his band’s latest LP, Baptized. UK tour dates are on tap, and a U.S. trek will be announced by the band soon.
Check out the rest of the interview to hear about Chris possibly working with Aloe Blacc and the one snack he always needs come gametime.
Life & Style Weekly reports that Miley Cyrus is single… very single. Senior Reporter Andrew Nodell also talked about Ke$ha and her mother plus Ashlee Simpson getting engaged on “The Ralphie Show.”
Ahead of Friday night’s “Undercover Boss” episode on CBS, Mohegan Tribal Counselor Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum talks about his disguise that was so good, even his son was fooled. Bozsum also reveals what he experienced and discovered as an employee on the floor at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs during an interview on “The Ralphie Show.”
On Thursday night, Neon Trees will be the musical guest on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” The band will perform “Sleeping With A Friend,” its new single from Pop Psychology, out April 22. But the performance will mark the group’s last on the show with Fallon at the helm. The TV host moves to “The Tonight Show” on February 17.
“There’s definitely an energy in the studio right now,” lead singer Tyler Glenn said of Fallon’s digs in 30 Rock. “That’ll be fun to be one of his last [musical guests].”
Neon Trees appeared on Fallon during the band’s first album cycle for Habits. Glenn admits he is a big fan of The Roots, and also likes the music of another guest Thursday night: Drake.
“I love that new single he put out,” Glenn said, presumably referring to “Hold On We’re Going Home.” “I didn’t know he could sing.”
While offering props, the front man stopped short of saying he could see a collaboration between his band and Drake; at least not of the musical variety. When I asked Glenn if he’d try to take anything from Studio 6A as a memento, he joked that the only thing he might grab is a photo with the hip hop star.
Bonus: Glenn talks about touring with Maroon 5. Check back later in the week for more video!
Life & Style Weekly reports that Britney Spears might be a perfect fit for Las Vegas after all. Senior Reporter Jessica Finn from sister publication In Touch Weekly also dished about Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez plus John Mayer and Katy Perry on “The Ralphie Show.”
Katy Perry will perform at the 56th GRAMMY Awards, set to air Sunday night January 26 on CBS. Perry last performed at an award show in November at the American Music Awards. The night before her rendition of “Unconditionally,” she expressed to “The Ralphie Show” that singing on live TV wasn’t her favorite thing.
“I love performing on tour, because (you’re) more in control, and I have more vision for it,” Perry explained. “The award shows, although I love being a part of them, you only get to rehearse for a few days and everything’s so last minute. Yunno, I’m coming in from Europe, so I’m awake while I’m supposed to be sleeping and sleeping while I’m supposed to be awake so it’s very strange times.”
Still, if the “Roar” singer were to make an exception for this, surely it would be for the “Biggest Night in Music.” Perry received two GRAMMY nods thanks to that first single from Prism, “Best Pop Solo Performance” and the highly coveted “Song of the Year.” The album itself was released after the GRAMMY deadline, and has since sold over a million copies in the U.S. Perry reached the platinum mark in 11 weeks with her third studio LP, about half the time it took Teenage Dream to sell the same amount.
The New Year began with pop star Ke$ha entering herself in to rehab, and speculation brewing as to why she admitted herself in to the clinic.
Shortly after the TMZ report broke, it was fans of the singer, born Kesha Sebert, that tweeted me Dr. Luke was to blame. Luke signed Ke$ha to a recording deal at 18. He was responsible for her first placement, the hook of Flo Rida’s “Right Round,” and her solo releases. According to a subsequent report by the entertainment news website, people in Ke$ha’s circle claimed that the super-producer constantly asked her to lose weight. In one alleged instance, the songwriter born Lukasz Gottwald called the singer “a f—ing refrigerator” during the 2012 video shoot for “Die Young.”
“Dr. Luke had been telling her how she had to get in shape and lose weight and all this stuff,” Ke$ha’s mom, Pebe Sebert, told People magazine. “She was exercising and dieting and ultimately doing everything she could, but not getting thin fast enough, and that’s when she first became bulimic.”
Through a representative, Dr. Luke refuted the claims.
“These statements and allegations concerning Dr. Luke are completely false,” read the statement given to People. “It is unfortunate that at a time Ke$ha is suffering immensely and trying to heal at a treatment center, her mother is taking this approach with the media. I give Ke$ha my utmost support and well wishes for a quick return to health.”
This does not seem to be the first media report of conflicts between Luke and Ke$ha. Late last year, Rolling Stone mentioned to the “TiK ToK” singer a petition that was circulating the Internet, attempting to separate Ke$ha from her contract with Dr. Luke. Ke$ha acknowledged its existence.
“I feel like my fans are really protective of me,” she responded to the magazine about the petition. “They just want to see me grow as an artist, which I agree with. Hopefully in the future, I’ll be in a position where I can put out a ballad or a more vulnerable song.”
When RS asked if Ke$ha currently had any creative control, she replied, “Not really.”
I asked Cher, a woman in New York who runs Ke$ha’s largest fan support Twitter account, what the singer’s fans are hoping for as far as the petition.
“For Dr. Luke to release her out of this contract, and then she can actually release the music that she wants to release, and be the person she wants to be.”
Meanwhile the collaborative efforts of Luke and Ke$ha seem to still yield big results on the charts. The Dr. Luke-produced “Timber,” which Ke$ha sings on the hook of, just hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.