In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva talks about a layer-friendly trend, chambray.

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

The band Train takes its “Mermaids of Alcatraz” tour to Dallas this weekend. Pat Monahan was looking forward to hanging out with two old friends: Columbia Records EVP Lee Leipsner and radio host Kidd Kraddick.

But the beloved host of “Kidd Kraddick In The Morning” died over the weekend at the age of 53. Monahan, along with his band mates Scott Underwood and Jimmy Stafford, were saddened by the news.

“Kidd has been a big supporter of Train for our whole career,” Monahan noted in an interview which aired Monday evening on “The Ralphie Show.” “He’s been in this business a lot longer than we have.”

The timing of Kraddick’s passing hurt Monahan even more.

“Any loss is sad, but to know you were moments away from seeing an old friend, and now you can’t,” the lead singer said. “Our hearts go out to his family.”

Leipsner told All Access that the band will pay tribute to Kraddick on Saturday at the Gexa Energy Pavilion. Train is currently playing outdoor venues with The Script and Gavin DeGraw in tow. Also sharing the stage with the San Francisco-based artists is country singer/songwriter Ashley Monroe. The songstress is featured on the next single from California 37, “Bruises.”

“We asked (Ashley) two years ago to sing ‘Bruises’ with us,” Monahan revealed. “We didn’t know if (95.5 PLJ) and stations like that around the United States would embrace a country artist.”

So far, so good. The “Hey, Soul Sister,” singer is pleasantly surprised.

“It’s our favorite song on the record,” he said. “The fact that people are responding to it the way that they are… it’s a great ending to this album cycle.”

With that, Monahan also breaks the news that this fourth single from the LP will likely be the last. Train’s proper tour ends in mid-August. The band will play a handful of fairs and festivals through September 1, and then gear up for the “Sail Across The Sun Cruise” next February.


Life & Style Weekly reports that Adam Levine’s ex girlfriend Nina Agdal is devastated after finding out via text that Levine is engaged. Editor Laura Lane also talked about Jennifer Lopez’s birthday bash on “The Ralphie Show.”

Marion Jackson, the second youngest of the Jackson 5, called “The Ralphie Show” for a special “Throwback Thursday” edition of the show. Jackson spoke about the current tour he and his brothers are on, and also talked about how they remember “The King of Pop” on stage.

The Jackson’s played last Friday night in Westbury at the NYCB Theater and last Saturday in Atlantic City at the Borgata.

Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross and two-time Super Bowl Champion Aaron Ross stopped by “The Ralphie Show” to chat about their new reality show, “Sanya’s Glam and Gold,” which premieres Thursday 7/25 at 10 PM on WE tv.

Congrats to the fellas of One Direction. On Monday, the music video for “Best Song Ever” broke the VEVO record for most views in a 24 hour period, clocking in over 10 million. The track serves as the first single from the band’s third studio LP, due out later this year.


In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva highlights an accessory trend for the season, body necklaces.

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

In an interview that aired Monday evening on “The Ralphie Show,” Backstreet Boy Nick Carter revealed that he and his fiancé are currently shopping a new reality show to a large cable network.

“Lauren (Kitt) and I are… we’re in negotiations, talking with VH1 right now about possibly doing a reality show based on our wedding,” Carter said.

The program would give viewers a unique perspective on a former teen heartthrob officially exiting the market for good. But as the Backstreet Boys celebrate its twentieth anniversary this year, many fans have also moved on in their personal lives. Even the guys themselves are all married with children… with the exception of Carter.

“The running joke is that everyone says… (all of the Backstreet Boys) have kids except for Nick,” the singer states. “Well, Kevin is actually my dad.”

All kidding aside, the band has a busy summer ahead with the release of In A World Like This and the kickoff of its summer tour, both on July 30. Carter will then release a memoir in the fall, which he hopes will inspire others to overcome some of the demons that he has faced with regards to drug and alcohol abuse. There will of course be a marriage, and maybe a reality show mixed in. Through it all, it doesn’t seem the Backstreet Boys are planning on leaving the spotlight.

“In relation to other artists out there, I think our fans are kind of like KISS fans,” Carter noted. “They don’t care about anybody else out there. They love what we represent. It’s a great relationship that we have.”

Carter credits the fans and that relationship with the 20 year existence of BSB, and he wasn’t finished comparing their situation to others.

“There’s some groups out there that don’t even care, and take 10 years off, and then all of the sudden they come back,” the Backstreet Boy said – perhaps taking a dig at 98 Degrees, who basically did exactly that for the group’s recent reunion on “The Package Tour.” “This isn’t a reunion tour. We’ve been touring and making albums consistently even since Kevin left.”


Life & Style Weekly reports that Kelly Osbourne is engaged. Editor Laura Lane also talked about the recent yacht party that Rihanna threw while touring on “The Ralphie Show.”

Not every Taylor Swift relationship ends with a breakup song. Example: Swift’s friendship with Parachute lead singer Will Anderson.

“I don’t know. I honestly don’t,” Anderson responded on “The Ralphie Show” when asked whether he is the subject of a song on her last album Red. The general consensus among some “Swifties” is that he is the “nice guy” the singer speaks of in “Begin Again.” “We don’t really talk about that stuff… we talk about professional stuff. I’ll ask her advice on things but when it comes to what songs are about, we just let those be.”

Anderson just hung out with the songstress last week.

“It’s fun to hang with somebody who does the same thing you do,” he said. “It’s also fun because she can give me advice on anything our band can possibly be going through; she’s already done it. Even though she’s a little bit younger than us, she’s the biggest artist in the world right now.”

Parachute’s next album, Overnight, is complete and due out August 13. Don’t expect any songs on their about Swift.

“She knows better than that,” Anderson said before joking, “She wishes, but no!”

The album’s current single from that album, “Can’t Help,” was co-written by Anderson and Ryan Tedder.

“We originally had CeeLo Green in mind,” the singer revealed. “We said, ‘We can’t give this one away.’”

Tedder didn’t mind. Meanwhile, Anderson never did get a song to Green, but he’s pretty sure “The Voice” coach is “winning in life, so it’s good.”