so i was in DC for the weekend… pictures to come, but for now, here’s this week’s portion of the ralphie report that describes some of the randomness that occurred…
The Green Apple Festival is billed as the world’s largest Earth Day celebration. This year’s festivities were scheduled in eight cities in landmarks across the U.S. Sites included Central Park in New York City and The Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

Another location – The National Mall in Washington D.C., did not party with scheduled acts The Roots, Ne-Yo, and will.i.am. Despite a celebration of Earth, Mother Nature did not cooperate. Downpours brought thunder, lightening, and damage to the sound equipment. The day-long concert began at noon, but would not last much after. The only big act to perform a quick music set was American Idol runner-up Blake Lewis.

In yet another sign that this world is smaller than we all think, I ran into Lewis at the bar inside The Marriott on Pennsylvania Avenue later in the night. Turns out the Seattle-born singer did not find out that he would perform at the festival until 48 hours before hand. Of course, Lewis was disappointed that the dismal weather cut the event short.

“Like literally, right when I stepped on (stage), the rain started,” he told me over a beer. “It’s too bad, because there was a nice crowd too, and by the time I finished there was about 6,000 people there.”

Officials ended the event just after 3 pm. The large crowd never saw The Roots jam with will.i.am. or Doug E. Fresh. Even Lewis planned on jumping in on the action – but instead relegated back to his hotel room.

Meanwhile the lead emcee of The Black Eyed Peas packed his bags and hopped on the next first class flight to Los Angeles. After spending a mere few hours at home, will.i.am would jet off to London, supporting his CD, Songs About Girls, which is still receiving copious amounts of love overseas.

Lewis planned on spending the night in our nation’s capital – as unsexy as that might seem. After all, this was a Sunday night in a city filled with weekday warriors working the 9 to 5. A flight home awaited the Idol contestant in the morning.

And me? Well the weekend was a far cry from a disappointment. After an eventful Saturday evening in D.C. with one of my college roommates, I spend the early part of Sunday watching my Yankees defeat the Orioles in Baltimore.

Of course, the evening wasn’t so shabby either.

Twizzlers Night Live @ The Mall At Steamtown!
Location: The Mall At Steamtown – Scranton, PA

Join 97 BHT’s Ralphie Aversa as he broadcasts live from the BHT Studios located inside the main court at The Mall At Steamtown for Twizzlers Night! From 7-9p, join Ralphie n the radio and receive free Twizzlers!

Twizzlers Night Live @ The Mall At Steamtown!
Location: The Mall At Steamtown – Scranton, PA

Join 97 BHT’s Ralphie Aversa as he broadcasts live from the BHT Studios located inside the main court at The Mall At Steamtown for Twizzlers Night! From 7-9p, join Ralphie n the radio and receive free Twizzlers!

huge show tonight, first at 7:30…

one of the last pairs of tickets for this show on sunday… it’s gonna be nuts! then after the gallery of sound top 8 at 8…

speaking of crazy shows, another pair of win ’em before you can buy ’em for crue fest! next up, 9:30…


tmz’s michael hundgen with the latest on britney’s new workout regimen… and at 10:30…
is akon the konvict he says? proof that he might be a little cleaner than we are led to believe. plus i’ll play that hot colby o’donis track he’s on.
plus we got your back for the club x guest list tonight inside the woodlands!
the ralphie radio show – 7p-12a est – online at 97bht.com.

huge show tonight, first at 7:30…

one of the last pairs of tickets for this show on sunday… it’s gonna be nuts! then after the gallery of sound top 8 at 8…

speaking of crazy shows, another pair of win ’em before you can buy ’em for crue fest! next up, 9:30…


tmz’s michael hundgen with the latest on britney’s new workout regimen… and at 10:30…
is akon the konvict he says? proof that he might be a little cleaner than we are led to believe. plus i’ll play that hot colby o’donis track he’s on.
plus we got your back for the club x guest list tonight inside the woodlands!
the ralphie radio show – 7p-12a est – online at 97bht.com.
AP: What are you hiding under that bandanna?

Michaels: My hair is combined of my hair and the finest extensions Europe has to offer. I do the show without it on all the time and they wont film me. They are like, ‘Put your bandanna back on. It is your image.’ It is my signature thing.”
and you thought rock of love was a sham…
and not in a flo rida kinda way. first – she appears on regis and kelly, with some not-so-nice things to spew about her archnemisis, a one lauren conrad.

redlasso apparently hates blogger, so click here to watch.
then she definately states that she would never appear in a hills movie, citing lc as her main reason for dissention.

also see: biting the hand that feeds you.

everyone in america is fascinated with the arrival of pope benedict, only the second pope to ever visit the us and a. however, there is only one man who can upstage the pontiff, and he did so in an orlando hospital.

none other than a crying jesus christ appeared in the form of condensation on a window. who needs the right hand man when you can bring it in for the real thing?

so pope benedict visits america for his first time – and he’s greeted by our eloquent, well-spoken president. after speaking outside of the white house, the commander in chief lets his true feelings out.

AP: What are you hiding under that bandanna?

Michaels: My hair is combined of my hair and the finest extensions Europe has to offer. I do the show without it on all the time and they wont film me. They are like, ‘Put your bandanna back on. It is your image.’ It is my signature thing.”
and you thought rock of love was a sham…