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Behind The Scenes At The 2018 American Music Awards [Exclusive]

Behind The Scenes At The 2018 American Music Awards [Exclusive]

By Ralphie Aversa It’s that time of the trip for me here in downtown Los Angeles; jotting down newsworthy tidbits and notes from covering last night’s American Music Awards before (hopefully) getting a late check-out, grabbing dinner and taking the red-eye back east. – Speaking of food, let’s start with Camila Cabello, who saved the…MORE

Backstage at the 2018 American Music Awards! [Exclusive]

Backstage at the 2018 American Music Awards! [Exclusive]

By Ralphie Aversa We were backstage on Monday, ahead of Tuesday night’s 2018 American Music Awards – airing live at 8/7c on ABC. We spoke with performers and nominees past and present, including twenty one pilots, Benny Blanco, Khalid, Jesse McCartney and many, many more. Check out our video and photos below! Potential spoiler alert…MORE

‘Extra’ AJ Calloway Talks ‘Bachelorette’ Couple Becca And Garrett [Audio]

‘Extra’ AJ Calloway Talks ‘Bachelorette’ Couple Becca And Garrett [Audio]

By Ralphie Aversa “Extra” New York City Host AJ Calloway called in after chatting with Becca and Garrett following “The Bachelorette” finale. The newly-engaged couple flew overnight from Los Angeles to the city for a whirlwind day of press that included, “Good Morning America,” Live!” and of course an interview with Calloway for “Extra.” Catch…MORE

Indie Songwriting Duo Score John Lennon Song Of The Year Honors [Exclusive]

Indie Songwriting Duo Score John Lennon Song Of The Year Honors [Exclusive]

By Ralphie Aversa For the fifth consecutive year, I had the honor of revealing the John Lennon Songwriting Contest $20,000 OWC Song Of The Year grand prize winner. The song is chosen by an executive panel of judges that include Fergie, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kevin Bacon, Switchfoot, Prince Royce and many others. Matthew…MORE

Nick Jonas Told Me 2018 Would Be ‘A Really Good Year’ [Video]

Nick Jonas Told Me 2018 Would Be ‘A Really Good Year’ [Video]

By Ralphie Aversa Nick Jonas told me in Times Square on New Year’s Eve that 2018 would be, “a really good year.” But clearly the talented artist, who is navigating between the silver screen, the radio airwaves and the fashion runways, couldn’t have seen an engagement to Priyanka Chopra coming. People broke the story last…MORE

Why I Can’t Listen To Amy Winehouse’s ‘Rehab’ The Same Way Again [Video]

Why I Can’t Listen To Amy Winehouse’s ‘Rehab’ The Same Way Again [Video]

By Ralphie Aversa It has been seven years since Amy Winehouse’s death and after speaking with her first manager three years ago, I can’t listen to “Rehab” the same way again. Turns out the hit was quite autobiographical; the manager, Nick Shymansky, along with others believed the artist needed help. Shymansky actually tried to admit…MORE

Here’s How ‘The Sopranos’ Inspired 50 Cent’s Show ‘Power’ [Video]

Here’s How ‘The Sopranos’ Inspired 50 Cent’s Show ‘Power’ [Video]

By Ralphie Aversa With “Real Time” and “Last Week Tonight” on summer breaks, I have only one television obsession at the moment (not including my beloved Yankees of course): Starz’s hit drama “Power.” Ahead of season five, which is currently airing, I had a chance to cover the show’s junket for DISH Network’s DISH Studio.…MORE

Comedian George Wallace On Vegas Residency, Seinfeld And More [Interview]

Comedian George Wallace On Vegas Residency, Seinfeld And More [Interview]

By Ralphie Aversa Legendary comedian George Wallace chatted with me earlier this year ahead of his residency at The Westgate in Las Vegas. Wallace, who turned 70 this past July, talked about his Twitter account, his new show and his buddy and former roommate Jerry Seinfeld; Wallace lived on the Upper West Side for a…MORE

Jesse McCartney Interview From HMH Stage 17 [Exclusive Video]

Jesse McCartney Interview From HMH Stage 17 [Exclusive Video]

By Ralphie Aversa Jesse McCartney stopped by Hackensack Meridian Health Stage 17 and chatted with me about his “Better With You” tour and single, upcoming music and past tours with New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys. Plus Jesse reminisces a bit about Dream Street and talks about his roots in Ardsley, New York…MORE