Marc Scibilia stopped by “Ralphie Tonight” to talk about his forthcoming, Butch Walker-produced album Out Of Style, his tour with James Bay and much more. The Nashville-native grew up, like me, in Western New York. So of course, there was a bit of reminiscing and catching-up to do (Marc and I have known each other for a while).
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It is shaping up to be a big 2015 for the singer/songwriter. Earlier this year, his cover of the classic “This Land Is Your Land,” ended up on Jeep’s Super Bowl commercial. Outside of the Halftime Show, it was the most “Shazaamed” moment of the night. Scibilia’s debut LP drops this summer. Check out our chat and a video of Marc performing the first single, “How Bad We Need Each Other” below.

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In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva talked about a trend recently seen with Kim Kardashian in New York – a book clutch.

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Visit Trend Hungry to find the latest fashion 411 on a skinny budget, and catch Jessie every Tuesday evening on “Ralphie Tonight.”

Mariah Carey and fun. lead singer Nate Ruess each released new singles on Monday, both in support of albums due out later this year.
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For Carey, “Infinity” marks a new chapter in both her personal and professional life. The song is the first from the songstress since separating from husband Nick Cannon. “Infinity” is also the only new recording on the compilation #1 to Infinity. The album will feature the latest track plus all 18 of Carey’s number one hits. It hits shelves May 18. Carey kicks off “Mariah #1 To Infinity,” her new residency at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace, on May 6.

Perhaps suprisingly, you could say the same in regards to “new chapters” for Ruess. His first solo single, “Nothing Without Love,” was actually meant for fun. But according to Rolling Stone, it was his new relationship with designer Charlotte Ronson (Mark’s sister) and the hiatus away from the GRAMMY-winning band that allowed him to begin writing the lyrics to the song. Ruess confided in the magazine that for the first time, he felt “comfortable in my own skin.” This revelation led the singer to keep “Nothing” for himself and continue on with his LP. Grand Romantic will be released June 16. The artist dropped a second song from the album, “AhHa” on Monday.

What do you think of the songs? Listen below and sound off on Twitter – @ralphieaversa.

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Life & Style Weekly reports that One Direction might not be invited to Zayn Malik’s wedding, at the request of his fiancée. Reporter Melissa Roberto also talked about Taylor Swift on “Ralphie Tonight.”

Is Kesha nearing a return to the airwaves? The pop star entered rehab, allegedly for an eating disorder, in January of 2014. By March a rep confirmed to ABC News that she had left the facility. The following May, she was seen at the Billboard Music Awards along side “Rising Star” cohorts Josh Groban, Ludacris and Brad Paisley.

The singer, nee Kesha Sebert, went on to fulfill her role as coach/mentor on the ABC competition last summer. She also kept up appearances at various events, including some shows surrounding New York Fashion Week. I actually remember running in to her back in 2013 at a Yankees/Mets game in Queens. I was reminded of this just now, as a quick Google News search of the artist brought up a Daily News article that shows her at Citi Field on Wednesday.
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For what it’s worth, the Mets won both times.

This year, Kesha already returned to the stage – performing a number of college dates and one-off shows. On Tuesday, the “TiK ToK” singer took the stage at Black Cat DC in our nation’s capital. After the show, Kesha posted this video on her Instagram page. (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)

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Caleb Hawley, a Fieldhouse Music recording artist, stopped by “Ralphie Tonight” on Wednesday. He performed a couple of his tracks – “Bada Boom Bada Bling” and “Little Miss Sunshine” before chatting about life in Harlem, plans for 2015 and lessons learned from his run to Hollywood Week on Season 10 of “American Idol.”

More on Hawley, including his releases Side 1 and Side 2, can be found here. Watch video of his acoustic performance and interview on “Ralphie Tonight” below.



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In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva told us about a trend that she first found… on my Instagram page, Lokai bracelets.
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Visit Trend Hungry to find the latest fashion 411 on a skinny budget, and catch Jessie every Tuesday evening on “Ralphie Tonight.”

RCA Records artist Elle King stopped by “Ralphie Tonight” to perform an acoustic version of her single “Ex’s & Oh’s” and talk with us about her album Love Stuff, performing on “The Tonight Show,” and more.

King will play a number of festivals this summer in addition to supporting James Bay on a portion of his U.S. tour.

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Life & Style Weekly reports that Britney Spears has been banned from going to her favorite burger joint in Las Vegas… by her managers! Reporter Melissa Roberto also talked about Beyonce and Hilary Duff on “Ralphie Tonight.”

Perhaps one of Ed Sheeran’s most endearing qualities is his honesty. Sound familiar? Probably because you’ve read that before. That was almost two years ago, but it doesn’t matter. Perhaps another endearing quality of the “Thinking Out Loud” singer is the massive amount of global success he has achieved does not seem to have changed him for the worse.

Speaking with a radio station in New Zealand, Sheeran was surprisingly asked if he “approved” of Calvin Harris dating Taylor Swift. Not-so-surprisingly, Sheeran fielded the question with his usual honesty and candor.

Later in the interview, the radio DJs brought up One Direction’s song “Little Things.” Sheeran noted that he did not write it for the fellas, before breaking the TMI threshold as only Ed can.

We’d say, “Never change, Ed,” but that obviously does not need to be stated.