Is Ralph Cirella Suckering People Into Buying Him Dinner?

Wrap Up Show guest and Hollywood producer Dana Brunetti says he’s seen firsthand how Howard’s stylist skips out on restaurant checks

December 4, 2018
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Howard had quite the scandal to address on Tuesday’s Stern Show after hearing something disturbing on a recent Wrap Up Show. Guest Dana Brunetti, famous for producing “The Social Network,” “Captain Philips,” and the “Fifty Shades of Grey” film franchise, revealed to Gary Dell’Abate and Jon Hein that Ralph Cirella has been organizing dinner parties with groups of 10 to 15 people out at restaurants but not paying when the bill comes. Instead, he lets his guests at the table pick up the check while he eats for free.

“Ralph never paid the bill. It was everybody who was invited ended up paying,” Dana recalled on the Wrap Up Show of a dinner he was at with Cirella. “So Ralph was basically putting together a dinner party that somebody else was going to pay for.”

“This just didn’t happen,” Ralph told Howard over the phone on Tuesday. According to him, he did ask a few friends to come out the last time he was in Los Angeles for a visit, but he swears he helped cover the cost. And while he’s friendly with Dana, Ralph also said he couldn’t recall a specific dinner out in L.A. where Dana was present.

Howard admitted he always grabs the check whenever he’s out with Ralph but he has no problem doing that. As for Robin Quivers, she recently dined out with Ralph and when their meal was over it was Ralph who paid the entire bill.

“Well, I bought the theater tickets,” she added, telling Howard she once again saw “King Kong” on Broadway and brought Ralph along.