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Big thank you to my good friends at TMZ, who linked to The Ralphie Radio Show blog in their report of news I broke today in regards to Kid Cudi’s departure from Lady GaGa’s “Monster Ball.” Despite my deletion of the story from the blog, TMZ still gave credit to The RRS, as we first reported the change.

The Ralphie Radio Show and TMZ have enjoyed a great partnership since the official launch of The RRS in August 2007. I’ve always preferred TMZ to other celebrity news blogs because they actually report – as in gathering sources, fact checking, breaking news, and creatively writing/distributing the facts. This simply reaffirms my beliefs, as TMZ did not have to link to the blog, but did because from a journalistic perspective, it was the right move.

Okay, before I get in to the story, let’s post this:

That is a screen shot of my blog earlier today with the story that I initially broke in regards to Kid Cudi. If you read the screen shot, you know the details of the story. A source at Interscope Records confirmed to me that Kid Cudi was no longer on Lady GaGa’s tour. They did not specify whether Cudi left or was asked to leave, but according to my source, this incident in Vancouver may have played a role.

The story posted to the blog at 2:25PM EST on December 16, 2009.

I posted the article and immediately distributed the link via e-mail, Facebook, & Twitter. It wasn’t long before both MTV and TMZ got wind. Next thing, Interscope received calls. Next thing, I received a call, and was asked to take it down. I was told that some type of official statement was forthcoming.
Please keep in mind, I did nothing wrong – I was never asked not to talk about the information I received, and all parties involved were aware that I was a radio show host. Nonetheless, I obliged. Essentially, I accomplished my mission: to break the story first.

When you report on a story, you have to put all personal feelings aside. Interscope Records has always, always treated me well. Interview with Lady GaGa, New Kids On The Block, Keri Hilson, Ryan Tedder… I could go on… all not possible without some level of cooperation from Interscope.

That being said, I value my relationship with the label a great deal, and therefore took the link down. It’s now back up in a different form – because clearly the story is out there, so whether it’s up on my blog is neither here nor there at this point. Kid Cudi released a statement. The storyline has come to a close.
Why repost? My good friends at TMZ linked to The RRS blog. I’m saving that story for a different post. Long story short, I didn’t want TMZ to look out of place for linking to my blog, considering the story was missing from it when the link was put up.
Tomorrow on The RRS… we’ll speak with Michael Sharpe, the student who was punched, and get his reaction to the incident.

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Singer/songwriter Benjamin Wagner checked in to The RRS to chat about “A Holiday Benefit, Vol. 3” – a compilation of seasonal songs that is sold with proceeds benefiting 826, a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization with locations in seven cities across the country.

Check out 826 National here.
Purchase A Holiday Benefit, Vol. 3
here.
The video for the compilation single, a cover of “Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You” is below:

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Days after allegedly being on the receiving end of a haymaker from Kid Cudi during a show in Vancouver, 19 year-old Michael Sharpe called The RRS to explain why he won’t press charges, and how Cudi’s people may in fact be reaching out to him…

Video of the incident is below:

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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’ indefinite hiatus from golf.

Visit Rick’s official website here.

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The advertisers of Jersey Shore are jumping aboard and off ship faster than you can say, “hair gel.” TMZ’s Leslie Harris elaborated.


Catch Leslie on TMZ TV – Local listings here.

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The Wingman explains how some women play hard to get.


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Dr. Paul, author of “You Can’t Afford to Break Up: How an Empty Wallet and a Dirty Mind Can Save Your Relationship”, shared his thoughts on this article during The RRS.


More on Dr. Paul here.
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Aw shucks… thanks Gabe… and I thought that drink the tour manager handed him after our interview was his first of the night!

“I haven’t seen this interview w/@ralphieaversa yet, but from what I remember of it (umm..not much), it was he lazarus! http://bit.ly/6yzKrf

The permalink to the tweet is here. Gabe’s twitter is here. Mine is here. Interview is on the blog, yo.

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The Wingman celebrates 1 year of creepin’ on The Ralphie Radio Show – here’s a compilation of his greatest hits… and misses.


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