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In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva talks a great gift idea, The Giving Key.

Visit Trend Hungry to find the latest fashion 411 on a skinny budget, and catch Jessie every Tuesday evening on “The Ralphie Show.”

Austin Mahone chatted on the red carpet at the American Music Awards with “The Ralphie Show” and revealed he shares a stylist with a couple of A-Listers. Mahone also chatted about the support he receives from his “Mahomies” and his new single, “Banga Banga.”

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Life & Style Weekly reports that Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom. TV Reporter Evan Real also chatted about Harry Styles’ new rumored girlfriend and Britney Spears’ Vegas demands on “The Ralphie Show.”

Ariana Grande saw how hard her fans were working to vote her Kohl’s New Artist Of The Year at the 2013 American Music Awards. Still, the 20 year-old did not prepare an acceptance speech.

“My mom wrote it down for me,” Grande revealed of the list she pulled out on stage with names of people to thank. “She was like, ‘Just so you don’t forget anything,’ and I was like, ‘Oh my God.’”

Grande rushed through the names in seconds. The Nickelodeon star told me afterwards that if she could have added anyone to her on camera thank you list, it would have been her grandparents in Florida.

The entire evening seemed to overwhelm Grande, which also included a rousing performance of her single, “The Way” along with “Tattooed Heart.” Both appear on Grande’s debut studio album, Yours Truly. The artist earned a standing ovation from the likes of superstars like Lady Gaga after she finished singing.

“I can’t see anything. I have really bad eye sight,” Grande told me when I asked if she could make out celebrities’ faces in the crowd from on stage. “For some reason I can’t learn how to put in contacts, and I’m not going to go on stage in glasses.”

So, just as I had witnessed moments earlier, Grande simply powers through. By the time she reached our one-on-one room backstage at the AMAs, the singer was literally hobbled. She later told me that she felt like she was going to pass out. A whole pineapple, tofu, and a soy latte later – and Grande was back to her normal self, barely able to contain her excitement as she spoke about an evening she won’t soon forget.

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In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva talks about a seasonal fashion item, quilted leather.

Visit Trend Hungry to find the latest fashion 411 on a skinny budget, and catch Jessie every Tuesday evening on “The Ralphie Show.”

Last month at the American Music Awards, Rihanna received the inaugural Icon Award for her impressive resume. The Barbados-born star has sold over 10 million albums in the US alone, and she is a mere 25 years old. Rihanna is both the youngest and quickest singer to achieve 13 number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

During the award show, you saw Bill Mahar present RiRi with the honor and Jay Z speak highly of the artist he signed when she was a teenager. Justin Timberlake also decided send props Rihanna’s way during his acceptance speech for one of the three AMAs he took home.

What you didn’t see on the broadcast was Rihanna paying the support forward to the next generation, just as the aforementioned celebrities had. The “Umbrella” singer entered the press room after the AMAs for her victory lap. As Rihanna exited she spotted 17 year-old Zendaya Coleman. Zendaya is simply known by her first name; another product of Disney (“Shake It Up”) who competed on “Dancing With The Stars” and released a self-titled album. Her lead single, “Replay,” is currently played on radio stations across the country.

Amidst the madness of entourages and media members and security guards, Rihanna halted the procession to say hello to Zendaya and let the “Replay” singer know that she has a very famous fan.

“(Rihanna) was just so sweet and so kind,” a clearly star-struck Zendaya told “The Ralphie Show” after the encounter. “That was so cool to see, you know what I mean? You see a superstar like that and you’re just like… you just want to meet them yunno? To see that she was such a kind, sweet person – that was really cool.”

Rihanna remarked about how tall Zendaya is (5’10”) and called her, “awesome.”

“She met my parents! My parents met Rihanna!” Zendaya continued. It was clearly all hitting her at once. “(My parents) love her.”

At least for one night, Rihanna was kid tested and mother approved.

Ian Axel is from Fair Lawn, New Jersey. He met Chad Vaccarino eight years ago at New York University. The rest cannot be categorized as simply, “history,” although now it is. The duo struggled like most pop acts, figuring out different incarnations and ways in which they could make it big, or at least make a living.

Settling on the name, A Great Big World, the duo wrote “Say Something” – a ballad with a cold piano and lyrics that have moments where they can almost be spoken and almost be shouted. The track received a placement on “So You Think You Can Dance” and began selling well on iTunes.

But perhaps the breakout moment for the group came on NBC’s “The Voice.” With a weekly audience of 14 million, the guys enlisted the help of TV coach and Epic Records label-mate Christina Aguilera to perform the song live.

From there, the rest really is history.

“It feels like every day, we’re having the experience of a lifetime,” gushed Axel recently to “The Ralphie Show.” “It’s a bit shocking to our systems.”

When you look at the TV performances, from the aforementioned “Voice” to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to the American Music Awards, you really can’t blame them.

It won’t be slowing down for Axel and Vaccarino any time soon. The band will wrap a month’s worth of radio tours by supporting Maroon 5 on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. Just a few weeks later, January 14, the band will drop Is Anybody Out There, a full length album.

Not too shabby for a couple of once-struggling musicians at NYU.

Aloe Blacc recorded the acoustic version of “Wake Me Up!” inside Mike Einziger’s home studio with Avicii. The Incubus guitarist and superstar DJ, nee Tim Bergling, mixed it in to one of 2013’s biggest hits.

“I think Avicii is an incredible producer, and he knew at least a little bit of what he wanted to do,” Blacc told “The Ralphie Show” recently. “I went in to record a song written by Mac Davis for Avicii, and that’s when we first met. Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park suggested to Avicii, ‘You should get Aloe to sing this song.’”

Blacc admitted that he and Shinoda were far from great friends; the two know each other through a mutual friend.

The “I Need A Dollar” singer characterized the song he recorded as country-esque. Given the context that Davis was involved, it makes even more sense. But Avicii is mixing both genres and beats with his releases. The second single from the DJ’s album True could be considered even more country: “Hey Brother.”

“To see what Avicii is doing makes perfect sense to me,” Blacc, who cited his indie, multi-genre days as the reason why he understands the producer’s approach. “He’s melding worlds of really good songwriting, and really popular production. He’s going to hit a home run every time.”

Blacc released a Wake Me Up EP this past year. He is preparing his full-length album, Lift Your Spirit. The LP will include production contributions from Pharrell Williams and Rock Mafia.

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In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva highlights a seasonal trend that many celebrities love wearing, turtlenecks.

Visit Trend Hungry to find the latest fashion 411 on a skinny budget, and catch Jessie every Tuesday evening on “The Ralphie Show.”

“Extra” host Maria Menounos called in to “The Ralphie Show” to talk about the circumstances and investigation surrounding the death of actor Paul Walker.

The “Fast and Furious” star died in a car accident over the weekend. Just a few weeks prior, Walker sat down with “Extra” during a junket for an upcoming release. Menounos had interviewed Walker a number of times over the past decade.
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