It’s been two years since Fall Out Boy announced that the band was getting back together after a multi-year hiatus. Since February of 2013 the band has released two number one albums and toured theaters, arenas, and outdoor amphitheaters.

And according to the guys, they’ve also learned a thing or two about each other.

“I think we learned how to be patient with each other, and how to trust each other,” lead singer Patrick Stump stated on “Ralphie Tonight” before recalling something bassist Pete Wentz told him after the band reunited. “I asked him, because we’ve always kind of felt like Pete leads the band in a lot of ways, I was like, ‘How did you get better at it because we used to argue about things and now we don’t so much?’”

Wentz’s response, as recalled by Stump, left an impression on the front man.

“He’s like, ‘I learned not to talk sometimes, because when you don’t talk, often times somebody else in the room is already going to say the thing you were thinking. You let everybody express themselves, and you learn things that you wouldn’t have said. You hear more voices than just your own.”

Stump said the band listens to each other more, and perhaps that is one of the reasons why the Chicago-born quartet is bigger than ever. The band’s sixth studio LP, American Beauty/American Psycho, debuted this week atop the Billboard 200 – FOB’s third number one album. The release is buoyed by the tracks “Centuries” and the dance party-friendly, “Uma Thurman,” for which the actress granted the band permission to use her name.

“The whole song was an elaborate ruse to get (Thurman’s) phone number,” joked Stump. “It’s 1-2-3-4-5-6-7,” guitarist Joe Trohman quickly added. Wentz said it was a case of their people reaching out to her people, and she gave them the green light. The bassist also noted that he isn’t sure if Thurman even heard the track.

Although “Centuries” is still gaining airplay on pop radio, “Uma” may not be far behind, meaning Ms. Thurman may soon find the song inescapable.

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In an interview on “Ralphie Tonight” that is scheduled to air Wednesday evening, Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz took aim at an Australian retailer for what he believes is a negligence on their part to value other people’s art.

“Music is just not important to them,” Wentz said initially, when the topic of the band’s most recent leaked album was brought up. American Beauty/American Psycho came out January 20 and as of press time, is slated to be the band’s third number one LP on the Billboard 200. The album hit the Internet early, and it is believed that is the fault of Australian retailer JB Hi-Fi. “The proof of it is, stuff like (leaked albums) is just, ‘Oh, we put it up by accident.’”

“They wouldn’t ‘oops’ the new iPhone for them, because it would be a nightmare for them.”

Fall Out Boy did trace its most recent leak to an Australian music streaming service. But for Wentz, the experiences have him rethinking the way the quartet will promote its music ahead of release dates.

“Maybe next time, the only people we go and work with are people who are in the business of caring about music,” he said. “It’s not a big deal; once it was out, it’s just like, ‘Let’s put out high quality versions ourselves.’”

And on that particular point, Wentz went out of his way to deliver a message for the band’s supporters.

“There is a misnomer out there that I’m upset with our fans for listening to the record when it was leaked. I’m not in any way upset with our fans about that at all,” he clarified. “That was never a bummer.”

But the situation of the leaked album and other struggles surrounding the release compelled Wentz to tweet, “If they keep f—ing around I might leak the rest of it myself.” He later deleted the post.

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Don’t get me wrong, I love our Red Carpet Radio broadcasts, but trips like this one for “work” aren’t so bad either! The folks at Sandals Grande Riviera Beach and Villa Golf Resort really rolled out the red carpet – from butler service to gourmet dinners and everything else, luxury included of course, in between.


Our producer Jay Buff decided to be extra-adventurous yesterday morning, and went scuba diving with the resort. He took his GoPro and shot footage of a sunken ship!

I also had a blast with the Sandals Foundation, as we visited a pre-school that they’ve partnered up with here in Jamaica.

See, hear, and watch some of the fun to be had in Ocho Rios, Jamaica at the Sandals Grande Riviera Beach and Villa Golf Resort. Thankfully for me, my producer Jay Buff brought along his GoPro, complete with all of the necessary accessories to capture the amazing experiences we’ve had thus far – whether it be partying on a 65-foot yacht, climbing Dunn’s River Falls, or snorkeling in the ocean!

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During our broadcast, we chatted with General Manager Brian Roper about some of the resort’s great amenities. Sandals Foundation PR Manager Laura Redpath spoke to the trip we went on earlier in the day at Seville Golden Pre-School. She also told us about an upcoming charity event in the city with NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade. More on that here.

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Actor and former NFL star Terry Crews called in to “Ralphie Tonight” to chat about a new TV show he’s hosting called, “World’s Funniest Fails.” The program premiered on FOX and features the web’s grandest “fail” videos, presented by a panel of comedians. Crews gets final say (of course he does, who is going to argue with him?) on which is the biggest fail of the week.

Nick Jonas flew from New York to Green Bay, Wis. and saw the Packers beat the Cowboys at Lambeau Field in the NFL Playoffs. You could say the singer had two horses in the race, and was destined to walk out feeling like a winner.

“Technically I am a Giants fan,” explained Jonas on “Ralphie Tonight.” The 22 year-old was raised in Wyckoff, N.J. “The way it works is that when the Giants are out, which they are this year because they were not that great unfortunately, I fall back to the Cowboys.”

While Jonas admitted to rooting for divisional opponents and noted that he receives a lot of grief over it, his allegiances make sense when you consider his family’s history. The youngest of the “Jonas Brothers” (but not the youngest of his four brothers) was born in Dallas. The family moved back to the area a couple of years ago.

But how do the Packers factor in to this?

“I had the unique opportunity to play in a golf tournament, and I was paired with Aaron Rodgers,” he continued. “This was back in April, and we became friends. So, I gotta support my friend as well.”

Jonas is not the first celebrity to root for the Packers because of Rodgers. “The Office” actor Brian Baumgartner met Rodgers at the same event in 2013 and golfed with the singer and quarterback this year. Like Jonas, Baumgartner also backs the “Green and Yellow.”

Granted, Jonas’ football interests seem a bit more complicated than those of Governor Chris Christie, but then again, the artist doesn’t have constituents in one particular area of the country to worry about. Still, Jonas doesn’t think that a person’s favorite football team should affect people’s opinions of said person.

“Here’s the deal: The Cowboys are ‘America’s Team,’” he stated very matter-of-factly in his defense of the Governor, who like Jonas also roots for Dallas and is friends with owner Jerry Jones. “He’s allowed to like whoever he wants. It really doesn’t matter.”

There was another point that Jonas made sure to drive home. It came up when I mentioned that his girlfriend, former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, is from Rhode Island and could sway his favoritism towards New England.

“Let me just make one thing clear,” Jonas said as my question trailed off. “I don’t have to be a Patriots fan.”

Culpo has played a “pageant coach” of sorts to her boyfriend, teaching him about the different aspects of the competition. Jonas has seen a lot of it for himself too: he performed with his brothers at Miss Teen USA and co-hosted Miss USA. The couple will travel to Florida later this month for Miss Universe; Jonas jokes that he is “completing the circuit.” He will perform a medley of songs, including the smash hit “Jealous,” during the Evening Gown portion of the televised event.

Jonas also performed at the Kennedy Awards, is set to star in a new James Franco film, will release another single from his self-titled album, and hits the road with Iggy Azalea later this year. Plus he has a show on DirecTV that was renewed and a headlining tour could materialize in about nine months. Jonas’ entire year is already planned out, in part because he has a hard time saying “no.”

“When you really want to go after it, you can’t say no,” he told me. “For the first year, you have to be willing to do whatever it takes.”

It’s easier said than done and certainly for Jonas, not as easy as picking what football team to cheer on.

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