The following will appear in this week’s edition of The Weekender:

Last week, Scranton officially became an all-encompassing city. I couldn’t even interview Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em without drawing a connection to The Electric City.

The “Crank That” artist will visit Northeastern PA on February 26, when he performs at The Scranton Cultural Center. Soulja already has a friend in town.

DJ Woogie holds me down man,” said Soulja Boy last week, when he called into The Ralphie Radio Show. “Thought I’d never jump into the mixtape game man, but Woogie and I did it man so, you know, it’s only right for me to come down there and show love to Scranton.” 

The aforementioned “Woogie” is a product of Scranton, who still resides in the area. But, the DJ spends most of his time trotting the globe, representing the Shadyville DJs – a group of mixers handpicked by Eminem’s own, DJ Whoo Kid. In addition, Woogie spins for and with some of the biggest names in music, from Tommy Lee to Sean Kingston.

Woogie sold Soulja on releasing mixtapes – free compilations of B-sides, mash-ups, and freestyles.

Suddenly the 19 year-old rapper added a new arsenal to his repertoire. Sure, this facet of his career didn’t involve a coined dance or a million YouTube views – but the Internet certainly played a huge factor.  Over 10,000 people downloaded Soulja’s inaugural mixtape with Woogie… in its first five minutes of availability on the net.

Now Soulja is promoting his second major-label LP, iSouljaBoyTellEm. The music video for the single, “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” is already a smash on web, with over 2.7 million views.

And that’s what you can expect when you see Soulja Boy perform: music fit for dances, dances fit for YouTube, and YouTube antics fit for a live show. Here’s hoping the SCC is fit for all of the above.

GEORGE CLOONEY’S GIRLFRIEND… COME ON DOWN!

You’d think an international movie star like George Clooney would pull in A-list actresses, platinum selling artists… maybe exotic looking models as partners.

Apparently, you’d think incorrectly. Danny Ocean found his last girlfriend in Las Vegas, a cocktail waitress named Sarah Larson. Now it seems Clooney moved on to a semi-professional game show contestant.

TMZ’s Leslie Harris told me that cameras caught Clooney on a date with a woman who’s gone by three different names on four different game shows. Katie, Kate, or Stephanie Moeser appeared on Hollywood Squares, The Price Is Right, Trivial Pursuit, and Don’t Forget The Lyrics – all between 2003 and 2007.

And George thought he was a player…

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One of my favorite parts of The Office on Super Bowl Sunday (FF to 5:45)…

The E*Trade Baby has a friend!

Best of the night wasn’t funny – but was insightful… props to Pepsi’s “Forever Young”

The girl in this is from Mountain Top!

Speaking of Doritos, loved this one, except for the end…

Back to a local flavor – the guy that gets tackled in this is a stunt double from Plains!

Overall, I thought the commericials were OKAY. Bud Light had a couple good ones as well. Very cool that a couple had local people in them.

Just going to link to a thread from last year about calories found in the most common Super Bowl delicasies.

See you at the gym.
People reports that she said the following to concert-goers in L.A.:

“Girls, if you have ever dated a boy – specifically the lead singer from Gym Class Heroes – don’t do it! Boys should have a heart. You know what I mean girls? Boys just want the milk, but they don’t want to buy the cow.”

Obviously she’s just a tad bitter. Pretty tacky that Katy is airing out her grievances on a concert stage, but whatev.

Seriously, how funny was this last night?

Great performance by Bruce, Steve, Max – and The E Street Band.

Download the mp3

George Clooney’s new girlfriend… come on down! TMZ’s Leslie Harris explains to Ralphie…


Catch Leslie on TMZ TV – Weekdays at 6 on Channel 38 – The CW.

Download the mp3

Twitter is the latest Internet phenomenon. Jossip.com Editor Drew Grant explained to Ralphie how and why.



Read Drew’s Article Here.

Just received this from our resident Wingman…

“FORGED”
Looking to bring a little Hollywood to your weekend? Head out to Breakers at Mohegan Sun Saturday. “Forged,” an independent film shooting in Northeastern PA from February 2nd, through March 2nd will host a cocktail party, meet and greet with cast and filmmaker, and press conference.

The movie stars Paul Calderon (Pulp Fiction, 21 Grams), Manny Perez (Pride and Glory), Margo Martindale (Million Dollar Baby), David Castro (Where God Left His Shoes) and Kevin Breznahan (Superbad, There Will Be Blood). Written and directed by William Wedig (Tryst, Rise of The Dead), produced by Josh Crook and Joe Van Wie.

Cocktail party and press conference Saturday, Janurary 31 at 3:30 p.m. Breakers at Mohegan Sun Film stars Manny Perez, Kevin Breznahan, and David Castro will be on hand. There will be light hourdoerves, free soft drinks, and cash bar. For all the up to date info on Forged, check out the movie’s blog http://www.forgedmovie.blogspot.com/


01.28.09 : The Matrix f. Katy Perry – Damn

Good for The Matrix – this team is on fire, ’bout time they release under their own name. Katy just kills – really love everything about this song.