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I joined HLN “The Daily Share” anchor Rocsi Diaz to chat about Rupert Murdoch’s engagement to Jerry Hall. Murdoch popped the question this past weekend in Los Angeles, where the two attended the Golden Globes.

FOX News sought out my opinion this past week for an article that compared Taylor Swift and Adele, two titans in the pop music world.

“Who’s the most powerful woman in pop music?” the outlet inquired. “Adele is making a case for herself. They both now have top celebrity squads and share a similar subject matter when writing (ex-boyfriends) and have each broken music history.”

I suppose when you throw it in that context, it’s easy to place the two side-by-side. But in reality, there is no comparison as the singers are completely different artists who have traveled much different paths to their respective success.

Swift has spent far more time in the spotlight, especially here in the U.S. The Pennsylvania-born artist scored her first song on pop radio when she was just 17 with “Teardrops On My Guitar.” Her sophomore album, “Fearless,” was released in 2008. The LP netted four GRAMMYs, including Album Of The Year, making Swift the youngest artist ever to win that award.

And in 2015, Swift’s popularity has only grown. Her latest album, “1989,” put the singer in yet another category of her own: the first artist to have three albums sell a million copies or more in the first week of their release. The recently-wrapped “1989 World Tour,” was the highest grossing trek of the year, bringing in over $250 million.
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Sure Adele won’t be playing stadiums in 2016, but she’ll spend multiple nights at most venues – six at New York’s Madison Square Garden alone – and will be playing to a sold out house every time she takes the stage. Adele didn’t release her latest album until the end of November, and yet still “25” is the best selling LP of the year on iTunes.

It’s also the biggest selling album in the U.S. since Adele’s last album, “21,” in 2011. In just its first four weeks out, “25” has sold just shy of 6 million copies. According to Billboard, Swift’s “1989,” which was released in October of 2014, has sold 5.57 million to date.

The last time an album was purchased more than Adele’s latest release in a calendar year? That would be Usher’s “Confessions” in 2004, which tallied almost 8 million units. As Billboard points out, with two weeks left in the tracking year, it is not unfathomable for “25” to have its eyes set on that mark.

So in 2015, Taylor owned the box office and Adele owned the Billboard 200 (it should go without saying that “25” has been atop the chart since its release). But Swift took a different route to pop stardom, one that traveled through Nashville and gained her a loyal country music fan base in the process. And Adele, nee Adkins, took time off to mend a vocal cord issue and start a family (she has 3 year-old son, Angelo).

There is no clear comparison between the two artists; the only obvious deduction when you look at each of their careers is that this holiday season, both singers have much to be thankful for.

Coming back from break, Fox News ran a video clip that I recorded of Bobby Brown. The piece was taped at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday February 18, 2012, before Brown and New Edition performed their last song of the evening.

Earlier in the day, Brown attempted to attend Whitney Houston’s funeral in Newark, NJ.

Whitney Houston, one of the best vocalists of her generation, passed away Saturday night. She was 48.

I joined Fox News to begin the network’s coverage of Houston’s passing at 10 p.m. with different insight and reactions from people across the world.

Big thanks to Mark Goldman of Goldman & McCormick PR.

I joined a focus group on Fox News Channel’s “America Live” with Megyn Kelly to discuss and debate different points from President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address.

Watch the full segment here.
Thanks to Mark Goldman of Goldman and McCormick PR.

I faced off against radio host T.J. McCormick on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” in a debate over a recent decision by The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. The school is keeping a campus pub open til 2 a.m. on the weekends and allowing patrons in over the age of 18.

Big thanks to Fox News and Mark Goldman of Goldman & McCormick PR.


If it isn’t bad enough that someone within The Los Angeles Police Department leaked that photo of Rihanna, they then publically announce an investigation in to the internal meltdown…

… thus confirming the fact that it is authentic.

More here from TMZ’s Harvey Levin, who spoke about it with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren.

apparently her career keeps her busy enough, details here.

also an interesting tidbit in the article about taylor swift sticking up for her friend, miley cyrus.

apparently her career keeps her busy enough, details here.

also an interesting tidbit in the article about taylor swift sticking up for her friend, miley cyrus.

it sounds a little too good to be true – a breast augmentation that can be completed in less than an hour, no surgery or recovery time required. dr. manny from fox weighs in here

botox the boobs… would you do it?