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Life & Style Weekly reports that one of Katy Perry’s producers threw some shade Taylor Swift’s way. Senior Reporter Andrew Nodell also talked about Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande on “Ralphie Tonight.”

Meet Olivia. She’s 13 years-old and suffers from recurrent brain cancer.

Olivia is a Make-A-Wish kid – this organization does so many amazing things in our area. For Olivia – her wish was to be a pop star. So last month, Olivia met with LA Reid at Epic Records and recorded a CD.

On Friday, in conjunction with Macy’s Believe campaign and Believe Day, Olivia released her album. A limo picked her up and brought her to a hotel, where Olivia was all dolled up and outfitted. From there it was off to Macy’s Herald Square. Fans waited in line for a signed copy of the album and photo with the pop star.

Then, Olivia and her entourage visited 95.5 PLJ. Of course we were sure to escort them up the super-private VIP entrance that only big celebrities use. Olivia went to her green room, set-up with her favorite foods (as specified on her rider, naturally) and a special gift – a pink NIntendo DS that she wanted from Santa. There were plenty of fans here that wanted to chat with her as well. Her handler – who is our actual radio promo rep for Epic Records, Charlie Foster – was here to make sure the meet-and-greet went smoothly.

When Olivia wrapped her second meet-and-greet of the day and a quick shoot with our friends at Music Choice, she sat down for the interview you heard on “Ralphie Tonight” Friday. You can check out more from our chat on this page.

It was a special day for a special young lady. We have to extend a big thank you to Macy’s, the amazing people at Make-A-Wish America, and Olivia’s family. It was our honor to be a part of something so inspiring and extraordinary.

Also – check out Macy’s Believe campaign. For every letter that Macy’s receives either in store or online, $1 will be donated to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million.

The premise is simple: take Billboard’s top 25 songs of the year and mash them up in to one, coherent and cohesive track that accurately showcases what 2014 sounded like.

If it were only that easy.

But DJ Earworm has been making this difficult and tedious task look simple since his first “United State Of Pop” in 2007. And the guy throws in a perfectly synced music video to boot.

Earworm’s latest masterpiece, subtitled “Do What You Wanna Do,” is above. Enjoy and cheers to another memorable year in pop music.

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In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva highlighted a seasonal fashion trend, wearing white.

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

Drummer Ryan Vaughn and singer/songwriter Benjamin Wagner stopped by “Ralphie Tonight” to chat about ‘A Holiday Benefit’ – a compilation of 25 holiday songs recorded by independent artists in New York City. Proceeds from sales of the album benefit ArteAmor. Find out more at aholidaybenefit.org.

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Life & Style Weekly reports that Justin Bieber is trying to clean up his act in order to win back Selena Gomez. Reporter Evan Real also talked about Demi Lovato drifting from her friendship with Miley Cyrus on “Ralphie Tonight.”

“Ralphie Tonight” was live in Rockefeller Center to see the lighting of the Christmas Tree – which came from Danville, PA. It is 90 years old and weighs 13 tons!

Plus we spoke with Ingrid Michaelson and Pentatonix – they both performed at the tree lighting ceremony on NBC.

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In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva talked about a fashion trend making a comeback from the 90’s, choker necklaces.

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

Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz stopped by “Ralphie Tonight” to mostly talk about the band’s single “Centuries.” It serves as the lead single from FOB’s forthcoming LP, American Beauty/American Psycho and samples the 1981 Suzanne Vega hit, “Tom’s Diner.”


Pete also chatted on the show about last year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which FOB performed in but was not prepared for at all.

For my third straight year, and second with a press pass, I walked to the start of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on the Upper West Side. There, I got up close and personal with some of this year’s performers and had a unique perspective as the floats and balloons made their way on to the parade route.

Check out more photos at 95.5 PLJ’s Facebook page!