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Life & Style Weekly reports that Miley Cyrus was recently trying to link up late night with a one Theo Wenner, of Rolling Stone magazine family fame. Senior News Editor Jordi Lippe also talked about Adam Levine’s multiple weddings and the Kardashians on “The Ralphie Show.”

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In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva talks about a trend apparently unisex, heart-patterned blouses.

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Life & Style Weekly reports on Britney Spears’ intense workout regimen. Senior News Editor Jordi Lippe also talked about Blake Shelton’s drunken tattoo and Duck Dynasty’s growing popularity on “The Ralphie Show.”

Twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin recently had their 33rd birthday on September 19. How do you celebrate your birthday while supporting fun. on its “Most Nights” trek? Well, it involved a number of surprises, including a very special invited guest.

“It was arraigned that we’d have a meet and greet, and when we went in to the room to have the meet and greet, it was all of the band and crew, and a bunch of friends and family, and they had basically rented a monkey,” Sara recalled. “We got to hang out with the monkey, and take pictures with it, and it was totally a big surprise, and it was so fun.”

The duo played UCF Arena in Orlando later that evening, but for Sara, the birthday highlight was the monkey. While the sisters did not feel comfortable posting photos with the animal online, the guest of honor did receive a shout out on stage during their set.

For the record: Tegan and Sara do not believe monkeys should be pets. They also insist that this is not a Canadian thing (See: Justin Bieber).

“It was from a really awesome… zoo that has this program,” Tegan explained. “They have these ‘experiences’ that you can pay for, so it was from an actual zoo. It’s not like a ‘trained monkey;’ it wasn’t like doing tricks or anything like that.”

Tegan noted that they’ve met koalas and held them as well. Although carnivores, both sisters seem to really enjoy animals.

“I think it’s neat,” Tegan continued about the experience. “It really reminds you that these are beautiful, real creatures who deserve as much love as we… well, I guess we don’t always give humans that much love, but to be respected and loved and taken care of.”

Animals aside, the indie-pop outfit has had a summer filled with great experiences. In addition to the fun. tour, Tegan and Sara have now witnessed first-hand the benefits of radio airplay with their hit, “Closer.”

“We wanted to make a record that wouldn’t immediately eliminate us from getting radio,” Sara said of Heartthrob, the band’s seventh studio album. “We have a great career, but there were certain things that we just never achieved.”

An album with their highest first week sales, a song regularly played on pop radio, and a performance on “The Today Show” are a few of the things that the ladies can check off if they feel so inclined.

“Maybe it’s our age, but we had finally gotten to a point where we were like, ‘Why are we limiting ourselves?’” Tegan said. “We absolutely saw so many awesome bands, like fun. and Gotye, reaching a much larger audience, and they’re both very intelligent, awesome, articulate pop-rock bands.”

Translation: The idea that you can sell a lot without “selling out” isn’t monkey business after all.

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In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva highlights a celebrity trend with a charitable cause, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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

Perhaps the biggest battle that artist management and record labels face with their acts is over the control of content. In addition to the creativity behind the music itself, suits and singers are seemingly at constant war over how things look and when they are to look that way. Labels adapting business models to the new era of music consumption only added fuel to the fire. With slumping sales and shrinking staffs, upper management is more concerned with profits and less concerned with taking chances or allowing artists the ability to take changes that could negatively affect said profits.

Enter superstar DJ Avicii, who is really not bound to any single entity period, other than himself. The electronic dance music creator could easily micromanage his career from the type of music he produces to the venues he plays to the media he partakes in.

But in an interview earlier this year with “The Ralphie Show,” the “Wake Me Up!” star said that he is only concerned with his first love: making music.

“It’s not really me; that’s more my management and my manager and stuff like that,” the DJ, born Tim Bergling, responded when I asked him about decisions like picking radio singles and clearing songs for commercials. “My fascination and what I’ve always loved doing is music and touring and that aspect of it. Me being able to focus on that and leaving the business side of things to my manager and label has helped me out a lot.”

The formula has worked for Avicii thus far: While he toured American arenas following the success of “Levels,” the producer was still able to do so without charting a big pop radio hit like some of his counterparts. However with “Wake Me Up!” the first single from his album True, Bergling now has one of those feats accomplished as well.

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Life & Style Weekly reports that Adam Levine and Lady Gaga are in a bit of a feud over pop music. Editor Laura Lane also talked about Christina Aguilera’s transformation and Madonna’s “Brad Pitt-inspired dream” on “The Ralphie Show.”

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In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva chats about a trend she saw on the Emmy red carpet, cocktail rings.

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

Michael Franti is known to his fan base for his philanthropy and philosophy as much as his music. Franti might be the last artist that you would think to hear shout out Jay Z and Beyonce in a song. But, the San Francisco singer does just that on the track “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like).” The gesture took at least one fan by surprise.

“(The fan) was coming at it from this political angle,” recalled Franti during an interview that aired Monday night on “The Ralphie Show.” “I was like, ‘Should I shout out like (Vladimir) Putin and (Bashar al-) Assad?’”

Franti does not believe that name-checking the presidents of Russia and Syria would have been more appropriate. Rather, the singer attempted to use the situation to dispel a misnomer about him and his music.

“I write songs about every aspect of life,” he explained. “Politics is one of them. I care about what’s happening in the world as much as I always have. Not every day, do I wake up in the morning and turn on CNN or whatever and follow the 24 hour news cycle. I get up like everybody else. I make breakfast for my son and I get him to school and I pick him up afterwards. I want to make music that goes for people’s 24 hour life cycle, not just the 24 hour news cycle.”

Without directly addressing it, Franti perhaps also fully explained the title of his band’s latest LP, All People. The group released the album in July and promoted it while touring with Train and Gavin DeGraw. Franti has a massive amount of respect for Pat Monahan and his band, who the “Say Hey” singer first met over 15 years ago back in San Francisco. The trek was Franti’s first encounter with DeGraw.

“Gavin is an awesome guy; horrible soccer player, he’s the worst soccer player, but he’s an incredible guy,” joked Franti. “He’s pretty athletic, it’s just soccer is not one of his things.”

We’ll refrain from the puns we could drop about Gavin not being able to “Follow Thru” on the field or noting that we “Don’t Wanna Be” stuck on his team. Instead, note that Franti and Spearhead will tour up until the holidays, and are also enlisting the help of Monahan and others for a new foundation called, “Do It For The Love.” Franti and his partner Sara started the organization to help send people with advanced stages of life threatening illnesses, kids with disabilities, and wounded veterans to see some of their favorite artists live. More info is available here.