Apl.De.Ap of The Black Eyed Peas stopped by “Ralphie Tonight” and talked about the efforts with his foundation to help rebuild The Philippines following last year’s typhoon.

Apl also gave an update on his music projects and revealed that the Black Eyed Peas still have a couple of albums to release.

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In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva dished about a trend that the Kardashian’s love because they have their own line of them, long lashes.

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Rixton stopped by “Ralphie Tonight” and chatted about their success in the U.S. and how they document everything with their phones. They also reveal what app they use to keep private photos secure. Plus Rixton recalls a recent “Today Show” performance where the band showed up 15 minutes before going live and opening up for Justin Bieber last year. Rixton will release a full length album this fall.


Ralphie Aversa caught up with some of the celebrity mentors at the annual Garden of Dreams Talent Show, which was slated for June 17 at Radio City Music Hall.

I joined Sukanya Krishnan and Kristin Cole on the PIX 11 Morning News to talk about what tracks could possibly be 2014’s “Song Of The Summer.”

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Life & Style Weekly reports that Kesha has a new boyfriend. Senior News Editor Jordi Lippe also talked about Chrissy Teigen wanting children with John Legend and Erin Andrews’ possible “Dancing With The Stars” replacement on “Ralphie Tonight.”

Kacey Musgraves chatted with “Ralphie Tonight” about her busy summer, which includes supporting roles on tours for both Willie Nelson and Katy Perry! Musgraves also talked about the reaction to “Follow Your Arrow,” including being the first country artist to perform at the GLAAD Awards.

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In this week’s edition of “Trend Hungry Tuesday” – Resident Fashionista Jessie Holeva talked about a trend seen on the Kardashian’s the weekend of Kim’s wedding to Kanye, neutrals.

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Life & Style Weekly reports that Miley Cyrus recently had a meltdown during a performance at a London nightclub. Senior Reporter Jessica Finn also chatted about Robin Thicke’s new song and Gwyneth Paltrow’s kids taking a break from their alleged “diet” on “Ralphie Tonight.”

If you were someone who thought that “Dancing With The Stars” winners Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis were dating – you were wrong. At least, according to Mark Ballas.

“Max and Meryl aren’t dating either,” Ballas told “Ralphie Tonight” in studio last week. “Here’s the thing, this is what happens: You get sucked in to the performances and the passion and ‘Oh, they almost kissed.’”

You also probably have read (if you enjoy keeping up on such things) that for the better part of this past season, Chmerkovskiy and Davis have played coy when asked about the subject matter. Dare we say they well…. danced around it?

“I think it’s because so that we do what we’re doing right now,” Ballas responded when I brought this up during our conversation about them. “They’re just intelligent. They know how to play the game.”

It is a game that Ballas is well-aware of but is not currently playing. After a season of “DWTS” that ended with a shoulder injury, the artist is now turning his attention to physical therapy and the promotion of his new single, “Get My Name.”

“The day we put it out, it debuted at number 24 on the iTunes Pop Chart,” Ballas recalled proudly of May 5. “I’m doing this all independently; no (record) label. So considering that, I’m really excited.”

The song is a fun pop track – Ballas croons over a bouncy beat infused with a bit of jazz. His “DWTS” cohort Derek Hough directed the song’s music video, a total throwback to the era of the 50’s and 60’s. “Get My Name” is the first single from Ballas’ forthcoming LP.

“This is the first full studio album I’ve done,” the singer said of the project. “I’ve done acoustic EPs and I’ve done acoustic stuff before, which has been a little more stripped back because I hadn’t had the resources or the access to amazing producers in the genre that I wanted to go in to.”

That changed when Ballas signed a music publishing deal with Nashville-based BMG.

“(BMG) put me in the studio with some great producers like Jim Beanz, The Stereotypes, and then the producer that’s done a majority of my record’s name is Wizz Dumb,” Ballas revealed. “He’s Timbaland’s protégé; he works in that camp.”

It certainly makes sense that an artist who has drawn comparisons to Justin Timberlake and opened up for Robin Thicke would be working with someone on Timbaland’s team. But Ballas pulls no punches about the fact that he wants to create his own lane as an artist who can sing, dance, and play guitar. He hopes to educate the masses that he possesses all of those talents with an album release tentatively slated for late summer.

Ballas is also looking to jump on to a tour for a major artist as a supporting act. The singer says that while he is undecided on a return to “Dancing,” he will have four months off regardless.