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AUDIO: ‘Extra’ NYC Host AJ Calloway On ‘Bachelorette’ Couple Becca And Garrett

AUDIO: ‘Extra’ NYC Host AJ Calloway On ‘Bachelorette’ Couple Becca And Garrett

“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 “Extra” weeknights at… ... Continue Reading
EXCLUSIVE: Indie Duo Scores John Lennon Song Of The Year Honors

EXCLUSIVE: Indie Duo Scores John Lennon Song Of The Year Honors

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 Reich, Vice President… ... Continue Reading
VIDEO: Nick Jonas Told Me 2018 Would Be ‘A Really Good Year’

VIDEO: Nick Jonas Told Me 2018 Would Be ‘A Really Good Year’

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 week; Jonas reportedly… ... Continue Reading
VIDEO: Why I Can’t Listen To Amy’s ‘Rehab’ The Same Way [Video]

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

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 Winehouse; the singer… ... Continue Reading

VIDEO: Here’s How ‘The Sopranos’ Inspired 50 Cent’s Show ‘Power’

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. While interviewing the… ... Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: George Wallace On Vegas Residency, Seinfeld And More

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 Jerry Seinfeld – plus he offered up a few opinions on some modern-day phrases and music artists. ... Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: Jesse McCartney On New Music, Backstreet Boys, Dream Street And More

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 and current home… ... Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: Phillip Phillips On Summer Tour, Crossfit Fail And More

Before his Bud Light “One Night Only” show at Beacon Theatre, Phillip Phillips chatted with me backstage at the venue about that night’s show, his upcoming tour with Gavin DeGraw and life since the release of his third studio album “Collateral.” ... Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: MAX On New LP ‘House Of Divine’ And Cameo-Filled ‘Still New York’

Our buddy Max called in from the road to chat about his new single “Still New York” and next album, “House of Divine.” The LP title comes from a lyric in “Lights Down Low,” an song he wrote for and proposed to his wife with. The single is a love letter to Max’s hometown with… ... Continue Reading
INTERVIEW: JAX On Performing At The White House, New Music

INTERVIEW: JAX On Performing At The White House, New Music

Friend-of-the-show JAX called in from our nation’s capital, where the next night she would perform at The White House for a special tribute to our troops on July 4th. The performance aired live on the Hallmark Channel. JAX’s entire family, including her father who was a firefighter and first-responder on 9/11 along with her brother,… ... Continue Reading
INTERVIEW: Wé McDonald On Alicia Keys, Yankee Stadium And New EP

INTERVIEW: Wé McDonald On Alicia Keys, Yankee Stadium And New EP

Wé McDonald stopped by the studio and in an interview taped before her EP showcase at Gramercy Theater, talked about performing the National Anthem at Yankee Stadium, releasing her debut EP and working with Alicia Keys as a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.” ... Continue Reading
AUDIO: Psychotherapist On Suicide Discussions Following Kate Spade

AUDIO: Psychotherapist On Suicide Discussions Following Kate Spade

Megan Devine, a psychotherapist and author of “It’s OK That You’re Not OK,” called in to the show after the death of designer Kate Spade so that we could have an honest conversation about discussing suicide and mental health in 2018 and on a platform like mine. Sadly after we taped this, celebrity chef and… ... Continue Reading
AUDIO: Celebrity Attorney On Latest Weinstein Charges

AUDIO: Celebrity Attorney On Latest Weinstein Charges

Celebrity attorney and Brooklyn-born Jill Stanley called in to update us on the latest charges against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein; the new developments in the case bring a life in prison sentence to the case. ... Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: Noah Cyrus On Family Vacation, New Max Song And More

I had a chance to chat with Noah Cyrus in Las Vegas before the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Noah and I talked about her upcoming family vacation, running in to her and her dad backstage at last year’s BBMAs and her new song “Team” which is a collaboration with singer Max. The single’s cover art… ... Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: ‘Rising Star’ Winner Jesse Kinch On The Show, Debut LP

Jesse Kinch won the first and only season of ABC’s singing competition “Rising Star.” The show aired in the summer of 2014 and was hosted by Josh Groban; judges included Ludacris, Kesha and Brad Paisley. Kinch was the clear favorite from the moment of his first performance and took home the top prize, which included… ... Continue Reading
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