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Taio Cruz chatted about his second U.S. single from Rokstarr, “Dynamite”, on “The Ralphie Radio Show.” The party anthem was produced by Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco – and co-written by Max Martin. The three are pop music royality, producing and penning hits for everyone from Britney Spears to ‘N Sync to Katy Perry.

Sure he warns that he’ll break (break, b-break break) your heart on his hit single – but what Taio Cruz didn’t tell you is that he’ll spoil you first, with sweets galore.

“The only vice I have is sugar,” admitted Cruz, calling in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” from his hotel room in New York on the day his album Rokstarr was released in the states. “I just love things that are sweet… girls love me because I love chocolate, cake, sweets.”

Lure them in with candy, stomp their hearts into a bunch of itty-bitty pieces. Cruz created quite the formula there – but only the former happens in real life. The latter is only sung about on his chart-topping song “Break Your Heart” – however women seem to look past the potential heartbreak and on to the honesty of the record.

“I guess women kind of like a bad boy to an extent,” noted Cruz. “I’ve had loads of messages saying, ‘Will you please break my heart?’”

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Although I didn’t press about any personal heartbreak – I did bring up the troubles his song brought to Train, who couldn’t find the top of the iTunes chart with “Hey, Soul Sister” for weeks because of Taio’s debut in the states.

“(Laughing) Wow, that’s cool, that’s the first I’m hearing about that,” responded Cruz when I informed him of Train’s Twitter plea to the singer to relent the top spot on iTunes, if even for a minute. “I mean, I guess their call was answered somehow.”

The two may find themselves in a battle again soon – Train is headed back to radio with “If It’s Love” while Cruz follows up his first single with “Dynamite” and the Ke$ha-assisted “Dirty Picture.”

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While most of the departing “American Idol” cast received proper sendoffs on national television – it appears that one person was left in the dust. TMZ’s Nicki Fertile explained…

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The Wingman explains the importance of self respect to an anonymous writer dealing with an issue.

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Last night CNN Headline News’ “Prime News” invited me back to discuss the title of a new CBS sitcom debuting this fall: “$#*! My Dad Says”. Yes, there’s a curse word in the title, but it will be bleeped and censored. The show is based on the super popular Twitter account and best-selling book (the former which doesn’t sensor the word). William Shatner will play the father, and by all accounts, it looks hilarious.

However, The Parents Television Council does not find the title so funny… instead, more offensive to families nationwide. So, in typical PTC fashion, the non-profit released a statement to the press condemning the show, and is appearing on television screens to talk about how appalled they are, blah blah blah.

I sparred last night with PTC President Tim Winter on the subject. I don’t think this is an issue: the curse word is not a “hate word” – like say, the n-word or f-word. It’s censored and bleeped. Most importantly, it’s a free country – you don’t like it? Turn the channel.

Besides, I’m more concerned with other $#*!… you know, like the $#*! that is pouring in to the Gulf, or the bull$#*! we’re getting from BP about it…

Bought one of these from a HUGE ELECTRONICS RETAILER – despite being recalled due to a possible fire hazard last October, they were still selling them.

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In the latest edition of Allure, Megan Fox talks about her OCD. “The RRS” spoke with expert Dr. Robert Melillo about the condition.

Dr. Melillo authored the book, Disconnected Kids.

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Brandyn Bordeaux moved to Hollywood from Denver, adpoted the stage name, “H*Wood”, and landed a deal with super-producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins. Now he’s gaining momentum across the blogosphere with his single, “Could It Be You (Punk Rock Chick)” and living out his dream.

H*Wood made some time for “The RRS” to talk about the track and his music that will be featured in upcoming episodes of “The Hills” and “Jersey Shore.”

Sure, her label may bill her that way. Yes, you may even think it after listening to “La La La.” But do not call Auburn the “female Jason Derulo.”

Matter of fact, don’t call her the female version of anything.

The MySpace sensation scored a record deal with J.R. Rotem’s Beluga Heights well before Derulo or Iyaz burst on to the scene. Now it’s her turn at stardom with her first single pushed to radio, the catchy “La La La”, which features her labelmate Iyaz.

Auburn checked in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” to shed some light on the track and the path she took to reach the current point of her career.

Part 1: “La La La”

Part 2: MySpace

Maroon 5, here’s your “call and response.” Owl City – sleep on this. VV Brown knows what she’s in for on her upcoming trek with both acts.

“I’ve heard that (the guys in Maroon 5) are pranksters,” noted Brown, who kicks off her slate of dates with the band on August 5. “Well, I’m a prankster,” she warned, half in jest.

While the fellas of M5 are chill, laid back, and relatively social – I warned VV when she stopped by “The Ralphie Radio Show” on Wednesday that Owl City’s Adam Young is the exact 180 – shy and introverted from all reports I’ve heard.

“Oh no, I can charm a lion,” she responded, dismissing my claim. “I think sometimes, people just need to be understood. I’ll try and understand him.”

I wished her the best of luck with that task.


Part 1: Touring, Trickers, Big Bird

Part 2: “Shark in the Water”, Lost Guitar



“(Young) is probably sick of people kissing his butt all the time, and he just needs someone real to just tell him how it is,” continued Brown. “I always keep it real.”

The UK singer isn’t joking with that claim – all of her vocals from Traveling Like the Light are the demo versions – no retouching, no auto-tune, no thirty takes of one note. But just because she’s real, doesn’t mean she isn’t awkward, at times.

“I’m the kind of person that talks about inappropriate things at the wrong time,” admitted the artist, before offering up an example. “Just talking about poo around the dinner table… I’m very honest as well.”

If I could only be a fly inside the catering tent for this tour.