We caught up with friend-of-the-show Marc Scibilia recently on “Ralphie Tonight.” His new album, ‘Out Of Style,’ is set for an October 30 release. Scibilia just dropped the music video for the first single, “How Bad We Need Each Other,” featuring Vine star Brandon Bowen. He also made his national TV debut with a performance of the track on The Today Show.
Scibilia talked about life on the road; he’s been busy supporting James Bay followed by ZZ Ward in addition to traveling to radio stations in promotion for his single. He also revealed the one spot he always hits up in New York City; a place that has a location just blocks from my apartment and yet I have yet to stop in for this famed “Cereal Milk Ice Cream” that Marc speaks of.
She is no stranger to entertaining millions, whether it is on “TODAY” with Kathie Lee Gifford and a glass of wine or while jamming out to “Uptown Funk” on “Lip Sync Battle.” But on June 18 Hoda Kotb will focus on a small, figuratively and literally, portion of her audience. The TV host is one of a handful of celebrity mentors for the annual Garden of Dreams Talent Show at Radio City Music Hall.
“When I was younger, you come and you walk by Radio City and you look up and you go, ‘Oh my God, it’s Radio City,” recalled Kotb to “Ralphie Tonight” before a rehearsal for the performance. “And then you see The Rockettes, and you see the rest of it… I just think that there’s something about this place.
“But more than that, a lot of great things happen in great buildings and great stages. These kids, who have overcome all kinds of tough things in their life, are standing proud, singing out and it just turns me on.”
The Garden of Dreams Foundation works with The Madison Square Garden Company to bring once-in-a-life time opportunities like the talent show to children facing obstacles. Joining Kotb to mentor the kids will be model and dancer Damaris Lewis, New York Liberty Forward Essence Carson, The Rockettes, Broadway performer Chrisitna Sajous and Jarod Grimes, who stars in the “New York Spring Specatcular.” The group brings a diversified skill set to the table; however Kotb believes that despite this being a talent show, it is not their talent per se that will takes these participants to the stage at Radio City and beyond.
“I don’t think the successful people are necessarily the most talented or the most educated, or any of those things because I wasn’t either,” the TV personality opined. “I think it’s really the kids who don’t stop. If you have a will and you love it, I think that’s three-fourths of it. Talent doesn’t win. Persistence wins. Perseverance wins.”
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Viral sensation and voiceover talent Ted Williams is in his second rehab stint in the past three months.
A leading expert and doctor in addiction medicine and a former deputy director under President George W. Bush, Dr. Andrea Barthwell called in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” to share her thoughts on Williams’ placement in a sober halfway house.
Dr. Barthwell received the Betty Ford Award in 2003. She currently serves as the CEO of the Two Dreams Outer Banks treatment program for alcoholism and drug abuse.
Things get awkward in a hurry on NBC’s “The Today Show” when Hoda and Kathie Lee ask an author of a love-stimulating food book about her co-author, who is involved in a murder plot and about to accept a plea deal!
How about that life raft that Kathie Lee threw the poor woman? Geez.
i was not there – after events that had transpired the night before regarding my lack of access during sen. mccain’s arrival at the airport – i figured there was no reason to check out a town hall meeting that i had already seen.
but i am regretting it a bit… because the today show was in town.