Carmen Reece swung by “The Ralphie Radio Show” to chat about her new single, “Right Here”.
Part 1: The song
Part 2: Opening for Pitbull
A good friend of mine, Patrice Innocenti, recently started a website called, The World On Campus. The website pools multimedia and stories from college campuses across the world on to one webpage. Check it out here.
We decided to throw Patrice a bone or two here at “The RRS” and hooked her up with some never before seen footage of Jason Derulo talking about “Whatcha Say” and his debut LP in studio. Check out the video below:
Patrice is a Broadcast Journalism major at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and graduates this May from Syracuse University. As a freshman, she helped launch the MSNBC On Campus program, which of course, landed both of us a little face time on the network.
National Enquirer senior reporter Alan Butterfield called in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” with his thoughts on Tiger Woods’ apology, which occured Friday morning. Butterfield belives Tiger shouldn’t be lashing out at photographers. He also wonders why his wife Elin doesn’t hide her face from the cameras, or for that matter, her hands – photos have shown that she is not wearing her wedding ring.
The Enquirer published the first story of Woods’ affair, a front page graphic with an article linking him to socialite Rachel Uchitel.
In an interview on “The Ralphie Radio Show”, PR Consultant Rick Cerrone said he would’ve advised Tiger Woods to not place blame on anyone else but himself and not come off angry during any part of the speech, which Woods gave last Friday morning.
Cerrone is the former Senior Director of Media Relations for the New York Yankees. Visit his website here.
Marvin Humes, a member of JLS, called in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” from across the pond to chat about the UK boy band’s single, “Everybody In Love”, produced by J.R. Rotem.
JLS placed second in the 2008 season of “The X-Factor,” Simon Cowell’s version of “American Idol” in the UK.
Part 1: “Everybody In Love”, working with J.R. Rotem
Part 2: Success in the UK, coming to the States, working with Simon Cowell
Rick Cerrone manned what Sports Illustrated called, “The Hottest Seat in Sports.” As the Yankees’ Senior Director of Media Relations from 1996 through 2006, he worked side by side with some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. Cerrone checked in to “The RRS” to offer his thoughts on Tiger Woods’ planned appearance with select media on Friday.
Visit Rick’s official website here.
“American Idol” Season 2 Finalist Kimberly Caldwell decided to turn the tables on “The Ralphie Radio Show.” Of course, Caldwell has since worked as a host and entertainment correspondent for the TV Guide Network, chose to be the interviewer as opposed to the interviewee.
Kimberly, of course, was interviewed as well, and her song “Mess Of You” was the Daily Download. Caldwell’s debut LP, Without Regret, hits stores this April.
In an interview on “The Ralphie Radio Show”, 20 year-old Michael Sharpe says Kid Cudi reached out to him and apologized for punching the college student at a show over two months ago in Vancouver.
The original incident stemmed from a concert on December 11 of last year in Canada. Cudi played two events that night – as main support for Lady GaGa’s Monster Ball Tour and a solo set at another venue. At the second performance, a fan threw a wallet on stage, at the emcee. Cudder sent the wallet back in to the crowd. Moments later, footage on YouTube shows Sharpe toss the wallet back on stage. He caught the pass from Cudi, felt back keeping the wallet, and gave it back. Immediately after, Cudi removed his in-ear monitors, hopped off the stage, and punched Sharpe in the face.
Last week, Sharpe was back in school from his home in the Philippines and studying in the library. Suddenly his phone rang; the number unknown. He picked up, only to find on the other end Kid Cudi’s manager. The person told Sharpe that within five minutes, Cudi himself would be calling. An hour passed, nothing.
Then, as Sharpe walked back from the library, his phone rang – a New York area number showed up on the caller ID.
“I’m just going insane, because I knew right off the bat it was Cudi,” Sharpe reminisced, calling in to “The RRS” from Vancouver after a late night of studying. “(Cudi) was just like, ‘What’s up? You’re a hard guy to get ahold of!’”
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Photo courtesy of TMZ. Video of the incident is below:
Truth be told – Sharpe waited, patiently, for a call from Cudi for over two months. The college student decided that he never wanted to be “that guy” and press charges, or try to gain extra fame and publicity from the incident. He simply wanted people to know the truth, and for Cuddder to apologize.
“We spoke for like, 20 minutes,” continued Sharpe. “Like, straight up, a conversation I’d have with one of my friends. He was just really cool.”
Before the phone chat finished, Cudi extended more than just an apology to the 20 year-old.
“He was like, ‘Oh, is it okay if I fly you off to New York one of these days?’” Sharpe recalled, excited and stunned even as he retold the story. “’Yeah, you know, I gotta get back at you. You were all cool about the situation… I gotta fly you out.’”
Sharpe told me talking to Cudi on the phone was big enough – the pending trip is surreal to him. The emcee is currently in Australia and working on his second LP, but hopes to finally meet Sharpe soon after.
And yes, Cudi’s departure from GaGa’s tour, a story first reported on “The RRS”, did come up during their conversation. Sharpe would not divulge what was said – simply stating that the Cleveland-born artist did mention that the combination of a new album, his solo dates, and GaGa’s tour took its toll from a stress standpoint.