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97 BHT and “The Ralphie Radio Show” gave away tickets to Ke$ha’s Friday, April 15 performance at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. Two qualifiers were brought in studio – the first to blow up and tie a balloon won the tickets. Thanks to RCA Music Group.

Think I’m rolling with “YouTube Tuesday” as the title for this segment, opposed to “YouTubesDay.” But I appreciate everyone’s input, so thanks.

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And Ke$ha wants us to pre-order her album due in November to buy tickets to her tour… which kicks off NEXT SPRING. I don’t know where I’m even eating Thanksgiving dinner, let alone doing in April 2011.

If by listening to Ke$ha’s music you think you know who she is… well, you have no idea… maybe.

“I’m a classy partier, when I party,” the girl who sings “TiK ToK”, “Blah Blah Blah”, and “Take It Off” insists. “I think that’s just the key, it’s not like I’m trashy about it. But I’ll have a drink, whatever. But you probably don’t read about it because I’m not a trashy ho.”

The Nashville-born singer is well aware of the public’s perception that she likes to get down and dirty, but there’s apparently more than one side to Kesha Sebert.

“I just realized that, yunno the first record kind of got that message out there. I think it’s pretty clear that I like Jack Daniels,” stated Ke$ha. “So this record I kind of took as an opportunity to talk about a few other things.”

Her new LP – Cannibal – will be released November 22. The lead single, “We R Who We R” is dedicated to those who have been victimized by bullying. But Ke$ha intended the song to be an anthem for “anyone who ever got shit for being a little bit weird or different.”

“I wrote it a few weeks ago, and so (the ‘It Gets Better’ campaign) was definitely fresh on my mind,” she revealed. “It hit close to home because a lot of my really close friends, and obviously a lot of my fans are gay and I’m fully supportive of every kind of lifestyle.”

Apparently that even includes her ex-boyfriend. Remember the song “Stephen” off of Animal? The subject of the song wouldn’t call Kesha back. Now, he’s evidently not calling any girls back.

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Ke$ha also chatted about her best friend Katy Perry, saying she’ll catch up with “Mrs. Brand” later this month at the American Music Awards.

“Turns out he likes to make out with ‘trannies,’” she noted of her ex-beau. “So I really don’t know what the power (of the song was).”

We’ll see what happens to another of her former lovers after the albums drops – track 5 is called “The Harold Song.”

“That’s my ex, ex… ex,” Ke$ha said, having to dig back in the archives a little. “I was just in the middle of nowhere, and got really bummed out because I was sleeping by myself and I hate to sleep by myself. And so I wrote this pretty heartbreaking song – or at least for me, I can’t listen to it.”

She offers up some more brutal honesty on “C U Next Tuesday” – yes, you should be looking in to the spelling of that.

“That one is about a guy who I was making out with and he would just only text message me,” Ke$ha recalled. “And I was like, ‘Really?’ It turns out like, I know you’re not in love with me but don’t pretend, just be straight up.”

And certainly if there’s anyone right now in pop music that has no problem keeping it real, it’s Ke$ha.

Let me know what you think of this one – The Ke$ha is dropping her next LP, Cannibal, on November 22.

Celebrities of all colors… white, black, tan, and orange walked the White Carpet of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. Yours truly was the only reporter from Northeastern PA to fly out and cover the event at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

Paul Delvecchio, a.k.a. “DJ Pauly D” from MTV’s “Jersey Shore” – wasn’t as orange as some of his Shore co-stars, namely “Snooki” and “JWoww.” “The Ralphie Radio Show” also airs in Providence, RI on the station he grew up listening to – 92 PRO-FM. As TMZ reported earlier in the week, Pauly did purchase a brand new 2011 Mercedes Benz, and he told me that he’ll be driving it around the Ocean State pretty soon. Makes sense considering a source close to the reality show revealed to me that the cast has already wrapped shooting for season 3.

Jay Sean is just beginning a promo run to showcase his new song “2012 (It Ain’t The End)” featuring Nicki Minaj. That trek will bring him to the Scranton Hardware Bar on October 2 to perform for BHT listeners. The Cash Money All-Star revealed the on the carpet to me that he’s been keeping in touch with an incarcerated Lil Wayne through label CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams.

“I’m going to see him when he comes out, “said Jay. Weezy will be freed in about 60 days. “I’ve heard that he’s good and he’s excited about coming out.”

Craig Robinson, better known as “Darryl Philbin” from NBC’s “The Office” was less enthused about a different departure – the exit of Steve Carrell from Dunder Mifflin after the show’s seventh season.

“It’s impossible, impossible right?” he questioned of “Michael Scott” leaving. “Let’s see what happens, let’s see if we can just right the ship.”

Robinson also noted that he hopes “The Office Convention” returns soon, even asking if Chris Doherty was still the Mayor of Scranton.

She showed up much later than expected, but Ke$ha still made a grand entrance to the white carpet on Sunday, quickly walking through so she could make it to her seat by Katy Perry for Eminem’s opening performance with Rihanna. While not fielding any questions from other media outlets – she did answer one for “The Ralphie Radio Show” – who keeps the coveted Moonman statue if 3OH!3 and Ke$ha win best collaboration for the “My First Kiss” music video?

“Oh, I will,” she said without hesitation. “I wear the balls in the relationship.”

Dane Cook wasn’t as lucky… no this has nothing to do with any of his body parts. He missed Eminem’s performance because he didn’t make it to his seat by the cut off. Was that because after the carpet closed, he stopped for a few words with me? I’d like to think not, but I’ll let you be the judge.

“I’m in the lab down here at the Laugh Factory in L.A., I have a new special that I’m going to do next year, but a greatest hits (album) this year,” Cook revealed – with the compilation slated for a November release.

Also making some time for “The RRS” on the white carpet – Sean Kingston, who I introduced to waiting Cascada, Deadmau5, who served as the VMAs House DJ, and Chelsea Handler’s sidekick Chuy Bravo – who became quite annoyed when I asked him why he hasn’t responded to a Facebook friend request of mine.

Katy Perry f. Snoop Dogg – California Gurls (Candy Land meets Girls Gone Wild?)

3OH!3 f. Ke$ha – My First Kiss (Really with the gold lips Ke$ha?)

Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me (Based on a true story of some of those ladies at Duke University

The DJ that brought us “United State of Pop 2009” is at it again, this time mixing up some of the biggest tracks of 2010 in to one track.

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Sure he warns that he’ll break (break, b-break break) your heart on his hit single – but what Taio Cruz didn’t tell you is that he’ll spoil you first, with sweets galore.

“The only vice I have is sugar,” admitted Cruz, calling in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” from his hotel room in New York on the day his album Rokstarr was released in the states. “I just love things that are sweet… girls love me because I love chocolate, cake, sweets.”

Lure them in with candy, stomp their hearts into a bunch of itty-bitty pieces. Cruz created quite the formula there – but only the former happens in real life. The latter is only sung about on his chart-topping song “Break Your Heart” – however women seem to look past the potential heartbreak and on to the honesty of the record.

“I guess women kind of like a bad boy to an extent,” noted Cruz. “I’ve had loads of messages saying, ‘Will you please break my heart?’”


Although I didn’t press about any personal heartbreak – I did bring up the troubles his song brought to Train, who couldn’t find the top of the iTunes chart with “Hey, Soul Sister” for weeks because of Taio’s debut in the states.

“(Laughing) Wow, that’s cool, that’s the first I’m hearing about that,” responded Cruz when I informed him of Train’s Twitter plea to the singer to relent the top spot on iTunes, if even for a minute. “I mean, I guess their call was answered somehow.”

The two may find themselves in a battle again soon – Train is headed back to radio with “If It’s Love” while Cruz follows up his first single with “Dynamite” and the Ke$ha-assisted “Dirty Picture.”

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VerseCity front man Micah Walker calls in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” from Houston to chat about his band’s version of “TiK ToK”, entitled, “Tik Tok Rok.” The group kept the basic premise of the song while changing a few lyrics and melodies – transforming a ladies anthem in to something a little more unisex.

Walker tells “The RRS” that 10 cents of every iTunes sale goes to Ke$ha’s publishing company. He also found out that Dr. Luke, who wrote and produced a litany of hits, including “TiK ToK”, heard the rock version and liked it.

Gym Class Heroes front man Travie McCoy is a little salty that a rough mix of a demo track featuring Ke$ha found its way on to the Internet. He knows someone on the West Coast is responsible, although is unaware of who leaked it. Regardless, he’s upbeat, with a more positive outlook on the bigger picture.

“Luckily enough, none of the stuff on the album has been leaked, and hopefully it won’t before the album drops,” revealed McCoy, speaking on his tour bus to “The Ralphie Radio Show.” His solo debut, Lazarus, comes out June 8. The first single, “Billionaire” features triple-threat Bruno Mars – who sings, writes, and produces. Mars gained notoriety recently for his chops on the hook of B.o.B’s smash hit, “Nothin’ On You.”

“I hooked up with his production team… just the tracks they were coming up with; I was like, ‘Whoa… we definitely need to get together on this record,’” McCoy said of collaborating with Mars and The Smeezingtons – a production team also comprised of Phillip Lawrence and Ari Levine. The meeting occurred about a year and a half ago. “We were in the studio, and he played me ‘Billionaire’… it was just the track and him on the hook – and I was just like, ‘Wow, alright, we’re in a recession right now, how can I come out with this song talking about wanting to be a billionaire?’”

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McCoy answered his own question by flipping the scenario and becoming selfless, instead of selfish. While he rhymes about spending money on the ones he loves and good causes – McCoy raps that he would have his own theme music wherever he walked. So, what would it be?

“Probably the theme song from Super Fly,” joked McCoy. “You know what I mean? I’d have a band behind me, as I walk everywhere.”

Speaking of bands – the one currently behind him isn’t going anywhere. McCoy reiterated that the Gym Class Heroes are not breaking up. The group is currently 12 demos in to a new LP, due out next year, titled PCC II. The GCH emcee alluded to the album being a sequel to the 2005 release The Papercut Chronicles. Gym Class drummer Matt McGinley is currently touring with McCoy.