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Shawn Mendes Talks Gaining Fame In 6 Seconds

2014 was a huge year for Shawn Mendes, and the new year is filled with even more promise. Gina J and Damon Scott caught up with the internet sensation backstage at the GRAMMYs to talk all about it.


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Will Fifty Shades of Grey Get an X-Rated Director’s Cut?

Anastasia’s big screen step dad hints that an even racier version of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ may be in the works for home video.


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HAIM Talk Friendship and Tour with Taylor Swift, ‘Best New Artist’ Nomination

Over the last year, HAIM have befriended Taylor Swift and are nominated for Best New Artist at the GRAMMYs. So it’s been a pretty great year for the sisters.

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Why Echosmith Is Skipping The GRAMMYs

Sydney and Noah from Echosmith stopped by to chat with Damon and Gina backstage at the GRAMMYs to talk about their new single and more.



Photos: Damon & Gina Backstage at the GRAMMYs

Damon and Gina J are all set up backstage at the GRAMMYs! See their first photos here…


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Sam Hatch’s DVD Picks For The Week: John Wick, Dracula Untold & More

If you’re in the mood for crazy action, you’re in luck, because the latest from Keanu Reeves is awesome! Find out everything else that comes to home video this week from our movie expert Sam Hatch…



Damon Scott & Gina J Do The 57th GRAMMYs

Once again Damon Scott and Gina J are hitting Los Angeles to cover all the GRAMMYs action LIVE… Get ready, because it all starts Thursday at 3pm!


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The Date Doctor: Stuff Men Hate On First Dates

First dates are often first impressions, so it’s always important to leave a good one. Men and women both tend to have habits that can get on someone’s nerves, so the Date Doctor is here to share some things that drive most men crazy on a first date.


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Project Closet: Packing Like a Pro With Debbie Wright

With all this “wonderful” snowfall, the Winter has become the perfect time to escape for a little bit, and that means figuring out what to bring with you on vacation. Debbie has some tips to help you pack like a pro, and maximize your style without bringing tons of suitcases.


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Carolyn Phillips: Support Systems For Success

If you want to succeed with your fitness goals, you need a proper support system to help you. Carolyn has some insight into building the best support network possible to help you reach success, so let’s dive right in!


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Sam Hatch’s DVD Picks For The Week: Lucy, The Boxtrolls & More

There’s a little something for everyone this week, including some out-there sci-fi action, real-world thrills and chills and a cool new movie for the kids. Get the whole scoop on this week from our movie expert, Sam Hatch!


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Jen Rizzotti Talks Hartford Hawks 2015 Basketball

Hartford Hawks Basketball coach talked to Damon Scott about the Hawks’ season and lots more. Check out their full interview here!


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Carolyn Phillips’ Home Remedies For Sore Muscles

Everybody is starting to work out right now, and you don’t have to live with the pain and soreness. Check out these simple home remedies you can use to help soothe your muscles.


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The Gadgetista: 4 Coolest Things From CES

CES, the big tech convention, just took place last week, and The Gadgetista has assembled the four coolest new developments to be revealed. Here’s the rundown on this year’s must-own gadgets.


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The Date Doctor Talks Getting Naked

A lot of women feel really uncomfortable getting naked, and Jaimy thinks it’s very important that we all feel good about ourselves and our bodies. If you feel great and get unwrapped with confidence, that’s so much sexier than complaining or hiding your body.


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Project Closet: Debbie Wright’s Style Resolutions

It’s January, and that means it’s time to resolve and get real with your closet… So let’s start there! Here’s some style resolutions that will help you in the New Year.


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Carolyn Phillips: Top Fitness Trends For 2015

The New Year is the perfect time to get in shape, and Carolyn Phillips shares some insight on top fitness trends from the American College of Sports Medicine. Looking to get started on your path to fitness? Here’s what you do!


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Sam Hatch’s DVD Picks For The Week: Boyhood & More

No big action movies this week, but it’s coming up on Awards Season. You might want to get prepared by checking out Boyhood! Here’s a complete look at the week in movies with Sam Hatch!

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The Gadgetista: Five Best Places To Get Information On A New Device

People don’t really use half of what’s on their device! Why not unleash its full potential? Here are some ways to find information on what all your new toy can do!

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Tune In To 96.5 TIC’s Top 50 Songs of 2014

Damon Scott and special guest Ed Sheeran are hosting the Top 50 song countdown this New Year’s Eve!


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The Gadgetista Shares Some Christmas Apps

The Holiday season is in full swing, but before Christmas gets here, the Gadgetista wants to share some cool Holiday apps that will make this season even better! Check these out:


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The Date Doctor: Holiday Dating Dilemmas

Jaimy opened her ‘Santa Bag’ and answered your questions! Her advice can ease those tricky dating qualms that could ruin the mood under the mistletoe.

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Train Talk Danny Trejo, Pre-Fame, and Flu-Resistant Monet

The album ‘Bulletproof Picasso’ was originally gonna be named ‘Flu-Resistant Monet’ but that didn’t play out.

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For Echosmith, Music & Family Are All Relative

Echosmith talked all about how they get along as siblings and bandmates and much more when they sat down with Damon Scott in the Bacardi Green Room, backstage at the All-Star Christmas.


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Matt Nathanson Talks Inspirational ‘Headphones’ Video, Chewbacca, and White Bengal Tigers

When Matt Nathanson isn’t busy being an inspiration, he might be getting shot out of a cannon. Oh, and his humor rivals Damon Scott’s.

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Ingrid Michaelson Talks Taylor Swift & Dirty Children’s Toys

Ingrid Michaelson loves Taylor Swift, too, you guys!


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Chris Daughtry Talks Retro Toy Collection & Frozen

Chris Daughtry filled us in on his old school toy collection, and explained why he needs a rest from one of this past year’s hottest songs!


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All-Star Christmas Interviews: Matt Nathanson

Matt Nathanson paid a visit to Damon Scott backstage at the All-Star Christmas.


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All-Star Christmas Interviews: Ingrid Michaelson

Ingrid Michaelson paid a visit to Damon Scott before her performance at All-Star Christmas.


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All-Star Christmas Interviews: Daughtry

The All-Star Christmas is going strong, and Daughtry stopped by to chat with Damon Scott, backstage in the Bacardi Green Room.