Life & Style Weekly reports that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may be drifting apart. Senior Reporter Andrew Nodell also talked about Nick and Mariah renewing their vows and the wedding bands that Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne picked out on “The Ralphie Show.”


Aubrey Cleland achieved “a first” in the 12 season run of “American Idol.” This year, the fans were able to save one contestant through a special AT&T vote so that they could tour with the top 10 finalists. Cleland will travel the country with her fellow “Idols” for 40 dates in the U.S., starting next month. She called in from her Oregon home to “The Ralphie Show” and talked about both the shows and the final three contestants.

Over 12 years ago, Ross Mathews was fetching coffee as a “Tonight Show” intern when he was approached with an opportunity that would prove to be the biggest break in his career: producers asked him to cover the red carpet for the premiere of “Oceans 11” when another comedian couldn’t make it. Despite his self-doubts, Mathews went in to the project with a plan.

“I’m self-aware. I know that when I open my mouth and start talking on this national television show, that the audience was gonna start laughing at me,” Mathews told me in studio on “The Ralphie Show.” “I decided… just make sure you get them laughing with you by the end.”

Jay Leno’s audience laughed as Mathews befriended some of the biggest names in Hollywood at star-studded events, and soon Mathews grew an audience of his own. He now is set to debut a new talk-show on E!, and is making the media rounds to promote his new book, “Man Up! Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence.” His success can be attributed to not just Leno’s confidence in him, but also that of comedian Chelsea Handler.

“Most comics are kind of insecure,” explained Mathews. “So I’ve been luck with not only Jay Leno of course, but now people are seeing with Chelsea like, everyone can win. That’s something she says all the time. There’s room for everybody. When she’s gone, she lets me guest host her show.”

But the entertainer said that while Handler has a sweet side, she ultimately isn’t that different from what her audience sees on TV nightly.

“She’s exactly the same,” he said. “She is biting, and hilarious.”

Handler recognized Mathews rising star by offering him both the opportunity to write this book and shoot a pilot for the aforementioned talk show. His program will debut this fall.

“’Man Up!’ I define as this: yunno you are what you are what you are, and you have to celebrate what makes you different,” he said. “I think you have to use what makes you different to stand out… because that’s when things really happen.”

Mathews cautions that while his tale is one of a small-town boy who grew up on a farm and is gay, the moral of the story doesn’t concern your sexual orientation. But, when you look back at where entertainment was 12 years ago when Mathews first entered our TV sets, it is almost unfathomable.

“This is before ‘Will and Grace,’ before ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,’” recalls Mathews. “I remember being a kid and not knowing what a happy, successful, grown-up, gay person looked like.”

Now, all someone has to do is look at Mathews to see how one fits that description.


In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva recaps a trend found at the Met Gala, spiked belts.

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

This is a track off Mimi’s forthcoming album, due out this summer. The music video will premiere Wednesday night on “American Idol.” I wonder if Nicki Minaj will offer her two cents on it?


Life & Style Weekly reports that Britney Spears’ new home in Las Vegas will be amazing. Senior Reporter Andrew Nodell also talked about Adam Levine and “American Idol” on “The Ralphie Show.”

Angela “Big Ang” Raiola called in to “The Ralphie Show” from Staten Island. The VH1 “Mob Wives” star talked about the drama on the show as well as her spin-off – “The Big Ang Show.” Of course, the interview with Ang was anything but ordinary – and you’d expect nothing less.


“Big Ang” will be appearing at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City Saturday night and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Sunday – both events hosted by yours truly.


“Extra” host Maria Menounos called in to “The Ralphie Show” and talked about “Extra’s” recent interview with Jennifer Lopez. The singer dodged a question about returning to “American Idol” next year.
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Speaking of singing competitions, “Extra” will be filming with all four judges from “The Voice” and host Carson Daly this Monday at The Grove in Los Angeles. Catch “Extra” weeknights at 7 on ABC, channel 7.

You could say Emeli Sande is having the best year ever, despite it only being May 1.

Sande has made a successful transition across the pond with her breakout hit single, “Next To Me.” Her album has stayed in the Top 10 longer than any other debut LP ever – breaking a record held by The Beatles. Plus Sande landed a track on “The Great Gatsby” soundtrack. As if covering a Beyonce classic with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra wasn’t enough, Sande will also walk the red carpet for the movie premiere. Actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire will be in attendance, along with Jay-Z and Florence Welch.


In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva talks about a trend that Katy Perry and Taylor Swift love, cat lady chic.

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