Life & Style Weekly reports that a school in Vermont cancelled homecoming over Miley Cyrus-inspired dance moves. Senior News Editor Jordi Lippe also talked about Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez on “Ralphie Tonight.”
Rixton stopped by “Ralphie Tonight” and chatted about their success in the U.S. and how they document everything with their phones. They also reveal what app they use to keep private photos secure. Plus Rixton recalls a recent “Today Show” performance where the band showed up 15 minutes before going live and opening up for Justin Bieber last year. Rixton will release a full length album this fall.
Life & Style Weekly reports that Justin Bieber cheated on Selena Gomez with the Jenner sisters. Senior News Editor Jordi Lippe also chatted about Rihanna’s bodyguard suing the singer and Katy Perry’s new bad boy partner on “Ralphie Tonight.”
A new single and a new look mark 2014 thus far for the pop-rock outfit Hot Chelle Rae. The band believes “Don’t Say Goodnight” will be the single that buoys its third studio LP. Meanwhile that album will be recorded without bassist Ian Keaggy, who left the band on amicable terms.
“I don’t think he was cut out for the road,” lead singer Ryan Follese told “The Ralphie Show.” “He loves playing music and he’s very passionate about art but I mean, we’ve been touring for two-and-a-half, three years.”
People change with the times. For Keaggy, that meant buying a house and settling down with a steady girlfriend.
“We’re ready to amp it up, where as he was ready to kind of tone it down,” Follese continued. “It all ended on good terms.”
Guitarist Nash Overstreet chimed in that the guys are all still close. It was simply just a matter of some people adjust better to life on the road than others. For HCR, most of their summer in 2013 was spent traveling with Justin Bieber’s “Believe Tour.”
“He was actually really, really nice to us,” Follese said. “He watched our show a couple times from side stage, which we thought was really cool. He even said songs that he liked in our set, which was really cool. It meant he actually did watch it.”
Overstreet went as far as to defend the beleaguered pop star.
“I went out to enough clubs during that tour to give eyewitness to the fact that like, ‘Oh, that club where he spit on the guy? That never happened!’” the guitarist said. “I was right there.”
With Follese’s brother Jamie still in the mix, HCR plans to stay a trio for now. The lead singer says the band has friends who can step in on bass once a tour pops up. No such plans were in place prior to the release of the new single.
“It’s got kind of, more of a classic like, soaring melody in the chorus, which is kind of a new thing for us,” described Follese of “Don’t Say Goodnight.” The song’s hook does sound like it could be related to something performed by the band fun. “But it’s got like this harder, almost rap-y verses which are really, really fun.”
Follese said the song’s inspiration came from bars closing too early out west. If “Don’t Say Goodnight” can be as big as Hot Chelle Rae’s “Tonight Tonight,” then the party won’t be ending any time soon.
The reports have lasted over a year and have culminated with Justin Bieber’s arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. Does the pop star have an issue when it comes to drugs and alcohol?
“It’s starting to look more like addiction because the substances we’re talking about include opiates,” Dr. Drew Pinksy told “The Ralphie Show.” “Remember the ‘sizzurp’ with codeine? Now there’s a prescription medication found in his car, allegedly… this was Xanax… these are the highly addictive chemicals.”
Dr. Drew does not believe the recent incident in Miami will serve as a wake-up call to Bieber.
“This is not over,” he cautioned. “Even ‘Justin Jones,’ the average Justin in the world, would need to sort of lose their freedom before they would really stop. Look at Lindsay (Lohan)? Same thing.”
The TV show host broke down some of the reasons why he believes this happens with celebrities.
“They just have too many buffers to the real consequences; they feel above it,” he said. “They feel entitled. They’re young. ‘Why shouldn’t I?’ ‘Who are you to say?’ Well, alright, whatever.”
Bieber’s arraignment on the charges of DUI, resisting arrest, and driving with an expired license was last week. He was not present for the hearing.