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Hello! Magazine.com Lifestyle Editor Jordi Lippe checked in to “Ralphie Tonight” for this week’s edition of “Weekend Scoop.” She talked about Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson’s new baby, Guy Ritchie’s wedding and an online auction for various pieces of the Mad Men set and wardrobe – including Don Draper’s car!
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Life & Style Weekly reports that things between Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz are getting serious. Senior News Editor Jordi Lippe also talked about Ashlee Simpson and Nick Cannon’s marriage with Mariah Carey on “Ralphie Tonight.”

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Life & Style Weekly reports that Miley Cyrus is single… very single. Senior Reporter Andrew Nodell also talked about Ke$ha and her mother plus Ashlee Simpson getting engaged on “The Ralphie Show.”

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In Touch Weekly Senior Editor Kim Serafin talked about reaction to the choice of Madonna as this year’s Halftime entertainment at the NFL Super Bowl.

Serafin also chatted about the finalization of the divorce between Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson.

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Life & Style Weekly reports in the magazine’s latest edition that there could be a new dynamic in Katy Perry’s relationship with her minister parents: money. Events Editor Juliet Izon chatted about that plus gave the scoop on Ashlee Simpson and Lindsay Lohan.

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Life & Style Weekly reports in the magazine’s latest edition that they’ve spotted Ashlee Simpson out recently, wearing her wedding ring. Juliet Izon chatted about her and James Durbin’s interesting comments about Lady GaGa on “The Ralphie Radio Show.”

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Life & Style Weekly reports that Ashlee Simpson’s sister and mother recently met with Pete Wentz in New York to comfort the bassist as he goes through his divorce with Ashlee. “Scene Queen” Jordi Lippe explained on “The Ralphie Radio Show.”

TMZ broke the news earlier that Ashlee Simpson-Wentz filed for divorce today from Pete Wentz, citing the all-too-familiar “irreconcilable differences.”

Wentz and Simpson released a joint-statement today:

“After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to file for divorce.

We remain friends and deeply committed and loving parents to our son Bronx, whose happiness and well-being remains our number one priority. We ask that everyone honor our privacy as we navigate this next phase of our lives.”

Last October, Pete sat down for an interview with “The Ralphie Radio Show” – and chatted about balancing life on the road with marriage and a child.

“Whenever Ashlee’s not doing stuff, we kind of try to coordinate our schedules,” said Wentz. “So like, Bronx has been to Japan, he’s been to Europe. A big misnomer is that Fall Out Boy slowed down because of Bronx coming out, and that’s not the case at all. I definitely want him to see the world, and see it on the record company’s dime is rad.”

Read the full interview with Pete here.

Pete Wentz has an analogy banked for describing what it’s like to start a new band, Black Cards, in the wake of his previous and super successful group Fall Out Boy.

“It’s Christmas morning/finding the lights switch in the dark,” Wentz admitted on “The Ralphie Radio Show.” The Fall Out Boy took a break from a photo shoot at the Glamour Kills offices to talk about his new project. “Yunno, and there’s a little bit of like the, ‘Ok, I’m 18, I’m on my own now – Dad, you’re paying my cell phone bill though right?’”

For what it’s worth, Wentz’s father actually did pay that bill for the bassist until at least April 2009 – Wentz also told me last year around that time that he didn’t get a pad of his own until age 26. But he’s out on his own now, married to Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and the father to little Bronx Mowgli – who turns 2 on November 20. The bassist describes his family as “mobile” – so touring in a new band while Bronx grows up won’t be as hard as one would think.

“Whenever Ashlee’s not doing stuff, we kind of try to coordinate our schedules,” said Wentz. “So like, Bronx has been to Japan, he’s been to Europe. A big misnomer is that Fall Out Boy slowed down because of Bronx coming out, and that’s not the case at all. I definitely want him to see the world, and see it on the record company’s dime is rad.”

So with no travel issues, Wentz can focus exclusively on launching this new project. You’d think this wouldn’t be an issue given his experience with not just FOB, but also Decaydance Records. However, Wentz is as wide-eyed as the kid on Christmas morning.

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“I think that maybe I’m not the puppeteer-master that sometimes people make me out to be,” he said. “This was a process of figuring out what we thought worked and what we thought didn’t work, and definitely we’re in the middle of that process.”

Point-and-case: the whole point of this mini tour that the band, which features a front woman in Bebe Rexha, embarked on – with just a couple small venue dates in the States and in Europe. Wentz said point-blank that one of the main purposes of the shows was just to learn how to play the songs live, and hear how they sounded in front of a crowd. The studio work is mostly behind the group – as he also revealed the first Black Cards album is completely recorded.

“I don’t have like an exact release date for the album, I think early spring,” Wentz said. “I guess I kind of tend to be trigger-happy as far as like putting songs out and videos out, because I get so excited about them myself.”

Now the next step: transferring that excitement to the masses – as Wentz can only hope people will look forward to hearing more music from Black Cards like its December 25.

You know when Pete Wentz starts paraphrasing Jay-Z, he means business. Actually, I wasn’t sure what the Fall Out Boy bassist meant when he dropped this during our conversation – but I think we’re all about to find out soon.

“People are gonna be really sick about the next deal I make,” said Wentz, who is also the head of Decaydance Records. “If people felt weird about the last one, people are gonna feel real weird about the next one.”

I asked Wentz to elaborate on his “On To The Next One” reference, and well… he at least continued.

“It’s got nothing to do with Fall Out Boy or Island Def Jam,” Wentz admitted. “It’s gonna be different, and it’s gonna make people feel sick, or happy.”

The only timeline Wentz gave to the big announcement is that it will not happen on Thanksgiving or Christmas, but will happen before the end of the year. He said that everyone is a little lost on what’s happening, but that he’s going through with it – whatever it is – anyways.

Interestingly enough, shortly after our conversation, he posted this Twitter update, “I kinda lost my mind for real. Not really looking for it either”.
Wentz called in to The Ralphie Radio Show to promote Believers Never Die: Greatest Hits. The FOB compilation hit stores and iTunes on Tuesday, and features two new tracks.

“Ahh man… funny question, yunno?” Wentz responded when I asked why the band released a “best of” album at this particular moment in time. “Fourth quarter. Labels like to put out greatest hits in the fourth quarter, don’t they? And ‘why now?’ because it’s like, the band doesn’t have enough hits to have a greatest hits. And ‘why now?’ because maybe it’s like, you have a contract you want to get out of. We asked ourselves all those questions, and then decided to put it out as something for the fans.”


Part 1: Believers Never Die: Greatest Hits, “Alpha Dog”

Part 2: Hair Cut, Future Plans, Angels & Kings (Wentz’s NYC Bar)


The timing is also curious given that Fall Out Boy as a band is currently on a hiatus, or as Wentz told MTV News the night before – a “decompressing.” So, while supporters may not have new material in the immediate future, they will have two new songs from the release, including the first single, “Alpha Dog.”

“We felt like (“Alpha Dog”) didn’t fit in,” Wentz reasoned as to why the track didn’t appear on Folie A Deux. The song did pop up on a mixtape the label head released prior to Fall Out Boy’s last LP. “It felt too electronic. At the time it felt futuristic, now it feels it is the right time for it.”

And oh how the times have changed. Wentz is 30, with a child and a wife, and will be living in New York for at least the next 13 weeks. His spouse, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, makes her Broadway debut on November 30 in the musical, “Chicago.” For Wentz, this will translate to more time with his son. Bronx Mowgli Wentz turns 1 on Friday. This will probably also find the entrepreneur with more opportunities to manage and appear at his New York bar, Angels and Kings. The drinking establishment might be to blame for the slow, sometimes rambling responses I received from Wentz throughout our chat.

“I was there, in my head, last night,” Wentz said. “But I don’t think I was there, in reality.”