Early Thanksgiving morning, I grabbed my BlackBerry and about 30 layers, walked over to Central Park, and caught up with Gavin DeGraw, the Goo Goo Dolls, Jimmy Fallon, Fall Out Boy, and more at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

One Direction’s Niall Horan talked with me on the red carpet of the American Music Awards to talk about the band’s new album Midnight Memories and their night ahead at the AMAs. The quintet performed “Story Of My Life” and took home an AMA. Horan also spoke about the group’s nomination for Best Album Pop or Rock with Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift.


In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva talks about a trend seen on the American Music Awards red carpet and on sale this Black Friday, ear cuffs.

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

You would think by now, Taylor Swift would have grown accustomed to these types of nights. The 23 year-old walked out of the American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday with four AMAs. For the third time, Swift also collected the show’s biggest piece of hardware: Artist Of The Year.

After the telecast finished, the “22” singer had a hard time putting her 2013 in to words.

“I have no idea how this happens,” Swift told me inside Cumulus Media’s one-on-one room in the press area. The artist says that all the time on stage when she wins, but when she’s a few feet away, it is much more convincing. “I know that this is probably never going to happen to me again like this.”

Swift’s fourth studio album Red came out in October of 2012. The past year yielded a stadium tour, eight Billboard Music Awards (including Artist Of The Year), a Grammy for her Civil Wars-assisted song on the Hunger Games soundtrack, and a MTV Video Music Award thanks to the video for “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

Sure, there have been countless rumors and reports about Swift’s personal life. But it seems the only thing that affects her happiness, is her own happiness.

“Sometimes I’m so happy, I’m scared, if that makes any sense,” the songstress said. Given that she doesn’t believe an album cycle will unfold like this again, you can understand why she would think that – although you would almost want her to just be happy, for her own sake.

“I do that every time I win an award,” Swift said of why she questions the sustainability of her success, and maybe her happiness as well. “I just feel like, ‘This has got to be it.’ People are going to get sick of me, clearly. I’m always sick of me.”

There are layers to this. It isn’t as simple as Swift on an award show stage saying, “I can’t believe I won again.” Not only is the singer not able to wrap her head around the amount of success that she has achieved, but she is forecasting its sooner-than-later demise in her thoughts. But perhaps the motivation to maintain or surpass these heights on Swift’s next LP will prove to be a silver lining for her fans.

“For the fans that have invested their time and energy in to you, you want to make them proud,” Swift noted. “Also, you want to give them something different and new. You want to challenge yourself so that they don’t know what’s coming next.”

Does this mean that Swift will not be writing about her love life on the next album? Not necessarily.

“I’m a very confessional songwriter, and so my music is always different because my life is always different,” she explained. “So my responsibility is to make sure that sonically it’s still different too.”

“The Ralphie Show” was live all weekend from backstage at the 2013 American Music Awards and spoke with celebrities from music and TV.

People Magazine’s Chief of Reporters Antoinette Coulton called “The Ralphie Show” to chat about the choice of Adam Levine as the magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” this year. Coulton reveals what the magazine saw in Levine, besides his looks, that made him the man for the cover.


In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva offers up a possible cool holiday gift, name plate necklaces.

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

So what’s more nerve-wracking: Reading off a teleprompter in front of a national TV audience, or performing a song in front of the same audience? If you answered the former, then you have something in common with Florida Georgia Line.

“I’d rather play a whole show and I’d be less nervous than getting up there and trying to read,” singer Tyler Hubbard told “The Ralphie Show” ahead of this weekend’s American Music Awards. Last year the duo presented an award; this time the group has four nominations and will perform. “It’s just a whole another ball game for me at least but we got through it.”

Florida Georgia Line is up for Best New Artist, Single Of The Year, Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group, and Favorite Country Album. Of course the band’s big 2013 was fueled by the hit “Cruise,” with a crossover-friendly remix featuring rapper Nelly.

“We grew up listening to him,” Brian Kelley said of the “Country Grammer” star. “When we got the mix back, I still think about it. I’ll never forget the day we got it back. We were on the bus, and we listened to it probably a hundred times.”

Hubbard noted that Nelly proved to be more than just a solid musical collaborator.

“He gives us all kinds of advice. He’s a smart, smart guy,” Tyler said. “One thing that we definitely took from the beginning was, he’s just big on, yunno everything is just happening so fast for us and he’s just like, ‘Man, you can only be the new guys once. So just enjoy it, live it up, and keep working hard.’”

FGL will round out the year with a performance at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and some December commitments before calling it a year on December 16. Suffice to say the southern boys haven’t quite acclimated to the northern weather yet.

“We’ll be back in New York, trying to stay warm,” Hubbard said. “I need to find me a scarf.”

“You probably won’t recognize us on the float,” added Kelley. “The only thing that’s going to be showing is our eyes and maybe our nose. We will be bundled up.”


Life & Style Weekly reports that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart might be back together. Senior News Editor Jordi Lippe also talked about Britney Spears’ past with Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus not wanting to be seen with Lamar Odom on “The Ralphie Show.”

“American Idol” season nine finalist Tim Urban stopped by “The Ralphie Show” because he’ll be performing at Miss Connecticut USA this weekend. It serves as the state qualifier to Miss USA, and yielded the current national crown-holder, Erin Brady. I am a judge for the competition.

Tim also talked about his single, “Perfectly You,” and the current state of “Idol.”