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Win Crawfish Festival Tickets This Week on Classic Hits 92.5

 

Be sure to tune in all this week as we give you a chance to win free passes to this weekend's Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival!!


KVPI FM Sponsors Radio Thon Friday


KVPI Fan Appreciation Night Saturday Night to Benefit Evangeline Community Autism Network


KVPI Fan Appreciation Night Saturday Night to Benefit Evangeline Community Autism Network


KVPI Fan Appreciation Night Saturday Night to Benefit Evangeline Community Autism Network


Congratulations to our winners in our Jazz Fest Ticket Contest

The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is about to kick off and Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI gave you a chance to win tickets to attend!
Monday, we started taking text messages with the word “JAZZ” in them… we received A LOT! Close to 300!
Today… we have our winners!
Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner, Melanie Courville! She won TWO weekend passes good for either weekend of the Jazz Fest!
And Congratulations to our Runner Up, Brenda Vidrine! She won TWO one day passes good for either weekend as well!
We hope you both have a great time… take pictures and sing your hearts out! It’s going to be an awesome Jazz Festival this year!
Thank you to all that sent us those text messag


We have Disney on Ice Prize Packs for that Little Princess in your life!


DORA THE EXPLORER AT THE ZOO OF ACADIANA & Classic Hits 92.5 is giving you a chance to win tickets!


Congratulations to our two Grand Prize winners in our "Bud and Boilin" Contest

Congratulations to our two grand prize winners: Louis Muse in the left and Tammy Johnson in the right photo. Both of our winners are greeted by Rodney Moras with Southwest Beverage Budweiser and KVPI Program Director Jennifer Meylian. Happy Easter!!


Congratulations to our Easter Contest Winner

Congratulations to our Easter Egg Contest Winner, Lori Guillory, for finding our golden egg in the Teen Room in the Evangeline Parish Library based on the clues we gave. KVPI's Stephanie Ware is congratulating our winner. Lori wins a $100 Wal-Mart Gift Card.


KVPI FM-2015 Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Radio Station of the Year

Members of our staff accepting the award: Cheryl DeBaillon, Ville Platte Broadcasting President Dr. Rhonda Pucheu, Bonnie Fontenot, Mark Layne, Becky Vidrine, Stephanie Ware, Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Executive Director Polly Johnson and Jennifer Meylian.


KVPI Staff

New photo of part of the KVPI Staff: From left in the front, Bonnie Fontenot, Jenn Meylian, Becky Vidrine and Mark Layne. In the second row, from left, Emily O, Annona Balfa, Josh Godwin, "Swabby" Soileau and Stephanie Ware. Be  looking for more of these new photos on our website and Facebook pages compliments of Emily Rose Photography.


Happy New Year From All of Us at KVPI AM/FM


Fox News Radio comes to Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI Beginning December 15


Join the legendary Scott Shannon hosting the new "America's Greatest Hits" Sundays 2-6pm on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Have you subscribed to The 2 Non-Blonde's Cafe' on YouTube?

                                 

  The 2 Non-Blonde's Cafe' with

Jenn & Steph on YouTube!

 

           https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0wXudspNZLOSJYzgTsKO8g


Candice Bennatt, Miss Ville Platte USA!

 

Candice Bennatt, Miss Ville Platte USA, joined Jenn & Steph in the

2 Non-Blonde's Cafe' this morning.  Her interview will be posted on their YouTube page soon so be sure to check it out!  

Thank you for stopping by, Candice!  

You are making Ville Platte proud!

 

 

 


Nina Blackwood's "Absolutely 80's Spotlight" is Coming to Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI

Join original MTV Host Nina Blackwood as she spotlights a certain 1980's song weekday mornings at 11:30am on the 2 Non Blonde's Cafe on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI beginning Sept. 22.


Pine Prairie High Cheerleaders record Cheers at KVPI Studios

Classic Hits 92.5's Jenn Meylian welcomes members of the Pine Prairie High School Cheerleading Squad as they record special cheers we will air throughout football season.


American Top 40-The 80's will be heard on Classic Hits 92.5 Sundays at 10:00am


The Basile High Cheerleaders Visit KVPI Studios

KVPI DJ's Josh and Micah welcome the Basile High Cheerleaders who came to our studios to record special cheers that our listeners will be hearing throughout football season.


Check out our NEW t-shirts! Classic Hits 92.5 FM and The Legend 1050 AM KVPI


The McNeese State University Women's Volleyball Team visited Jenn & Steph in the Cafe' this morning!

These young women volunteered their time to help with the 

Boys & Girls Club in Ville Platte.

Pictured above...

Members of the Women's Volleyball Team, Coaches, t

heir Trainer, Mayor Jennifer Vidrine, Jacob "Timbo" Fontenot 

along with Jenn & Steph.

Thank you all for coming in to visit!

Best of luck to you in the upcoming Volleyball Season!


KVPI AM/FM is looking to hire Sales Account Representative

We are growing!  

 

Ville Platte Broadcasting Company, the parent company of legacy stations KVPI AM/FM, is now seeking a sales account executive to join our sales team. We offer solutions to our business clients through local radio, web and live events. KVPI radio has been serving the Acadiana  area for more than 60 years in providing news, weather, sports and music programing .

 

We are looking for an experienced, outgoing, organized, responsible creative outside  advertising sales person .Your primary duty will be to develop new business by being the primary client contact in the Eunice, Opelousas, Crowley areas of our listening area.

 

The ideal candidate will possess the following: outside sales experience, good communication skills and a strong work ethic, dependable transportation and an eagerness to work hard and be part of a growing sales team dedicated for success.

 

Benefits include a monthly base salary plus a generous commission based on sales. You will have the opportunity to work for a great company who treats its employees as members of their family. Most of our employees have been with the company for more than 20 years.

Please apply in person with General Manager Mark Layne at 809 West Lasalle in Ville Platte, phone 337-363-2124 or email your resumes to kvpiamfm@gmail.com.  KVPI AM/FM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


KVPI will cover the Ville Platte 8u girls All Stars in the National Pony League Tournament

KVPI Sports will follow the Ville Platte 8u girls All Stars in the National Pony League Softball Tournament in Youngsville. The team includes:Carlee Soileau, Aubrey Vidrine, Harlie Arnaud, Gracie McCauley, Lyndsey Vallet, Emily Stagg, Kaisyln Lafleur, Victoria Chaddrick, Peyton Guillory, Lilly Fontenot, Madison Monier and Sophia Scully. Manager is Lance Vidrine and Coaches are Chad Arnaud, Nasen Soileau and Walter Mire. The team's overall record on the summer is 20-4. Best of luck to our all stars in this tournament!


Arrest has been made in fatal shooting that took place on Monday, July 28 in Ville Platte.

 

 

Teamwork and quick response has resulted in an arrest for yesterday’s homicide.

 

The Ville Platte Police Department responded to an armed robbery call on July 28, 2014 which ended in a homicide.  Upon arrival at K&T Grocery Store on West Lincoln Road, detectives learned that the female business owner had been shot multiple times and had died as a result of her injuries.

 

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Ville Platte City Marshals’ Office and the Louisiana State Trooper working the Evangeline Parish Area and the Evangeline Parish District Attorney’s Office responded to assist in the investigation. Working from leads, evidence, witness information and informants, the suspect was identified and located attempting to leave the area.  Coushatta Police and the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office  assisted in locating the suspect and the arrest. The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office placed the suspect under arrest at approximately 2:30 a.m. July 29, 2014.  

 

With the joint efforts of these agencies was a valuable tool in solving this case quickly and he appreciates those who stepped up and worked alongside the detectives and officers of the Ville Platte Police Department.  “Without being asked these agencies showed up and jumped in to gather information as quickly as possible and help solve this case.”  “Their assistance is greatly appreciated.”

 

 

Arrested was Samuel Anderson, 30 of Laran Street, Ville Platte.  Anderson was booked into the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Jail on charges of armed robbery and first degree murder.  Anderson is currently being held without bond.


KVPI Sports is covering the Mamou 8 Year old All Stars in the State Dixie Youth Tournament

KVPI Sports will be in Pineville covering the Mamou 8 Year Old in the State Dixie Youth Pitching Machine Tournament. Best of luck to our All Stars!


KVPI Sports will cover the Ville Platte Super Ten's in District Tournament Play


James Dupre Visits KVPI Studios

Country Entertainer James Dupre visited KVPI studios today just before his performance at the 2014 Smoked Meat Festival. He was interviewed by our own Stephanie Ware.


Ugliest Tie Father's Day Contest

 

Congratulations to our winners: Grand Prize-Mike Cloud, winner of the $400 recliner from Cester Youngs Furniture; Second Place-Junior Perrodin, winner of a $100 gift certificate from Ace Hardware and Third Place- Ernest Anderson, winner of the $50 gift certificate from Ace Hardware. Happy Father's Day from Classic Hits 92.5!!


KVPI-FM Named 2014 Radio Station of the Year

 

    The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters awarded KVPI-FM the prestigious “Radio Station of the Year” award on Wednesday during their Prestige Awards luncheon held in Baton Rouge. KVPI-FM, Oldies 92.5, was recognized for its dedication to community service programming to Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish and all of South Central Louisiana.

     In 2013, KVPI-FM aired 53 “Let’s Talk about It” community service interview shows of 15 minutes or more. The shows ranged from the 4-H Livestock Show with County Agent Todd Fontenot in January to a special interview show featuring local ministers airing on Christmas Day.

     KVPI-FM was involved with many community events in 2013. Among the live remotes we covered include: 4-H Livestock Show in January, Swamp Pop Museum and the Mamou Mardi Gras in February; Boggy Bayou Festival, Autism Walk and the Folk Roots Festival in April; Election Returns and Senior Day remote in May; Live all day radio auction for Dixie Youth, Smoked Meat Festival  and the French Showcase in Chataignier in June; Mamou Cajun Music Festival in September; Cotton Festival, High School Career Day and the St. Edmunds Radio Auction in October; Swine Festival in Basile in November and the Food for Families Food Drive in December.

    The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters also noted that KVPI-FM continues its tradition of local Cajun French language programming including local newscasts, La Tasse De Café live call-in shows and the Tradio program all conducted in French.

    KVPI-FM continues to promote and support our unique form of South Louisiana rock and roll known as “Swamp Pop”. We program Swamp Pop music all day on Fridays. Every year, we co-sponsor a Swamp Pop dance for the benefit of the Louisiana Swamp Pop museum located in Ville Platte.

    During 2013, KVPI Sports was very busy covering local sports. We covered more than 175 local sporting events in 2013 including high school football, basketball, baseball and softball, LSU Eunice basketball, baseball and softball along with Dixie Youth baseball and Pony softball. Our coverage also included LSU football, baseball and basketball. Travel wise, KVPI-FM was again all over the state and the country. We followed the LSU Eunice softball team to Mississippi and Texas, LSU Eunice baseball team to Oklahoma and the Mamou and Ville Platte Pony softball teams to Texas. KVPI-FM followed the Fairview Lady Panthers basketball team to the state tournament where they won another state championship

 

  • Stephen Stills and Neil Young Perform Together at Autism Benefit

    Tommaso Boddi/WireImageStephen Stills and Neil Young revisited their Buffalo Springfield roots Saturday night when they took the stage together at a benefit concert at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles.

    Stills and Young performed a nine-song set that included “Long May You Run” and their Buffalo Springfield hits “Mr. Soul,” “Bluebird” and “For What It’s Worth,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

    The event was the third annual Light Up the Blues benefit concert. Stills and his wife, Kristen, organize the event, which raises funds for Autism Speaks, an organization that supports research and advocacy for people affected by the disorder and their families.

    The charity event also featured performances by Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin and a guitar auction that was won by Brad Pitt. The actor bid $23,000 for a Fender Stratocaster that was signed by all the performers.

    The benefit concert ended with the performers singing Young’s "Rockin’ in the Free World.”

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  • Brain Wilson Wins for Best Original Song at Nashville Film Festival

    Image Courtesy of Capitol RecordsBeach Boy Brian Wilson's new song, "One Kind of Love," has won Best Original Song at the 46th Annual Nashville Film Festival. 

    The composition which appears on Wilson's new album No Pier Pressure, is featured in the forthcoming Wilson biopic, Love and Mercy. The film stars John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti.

    The song, said Wilson, is a personal message to his fans.

    "I wrote, ‘Driftwood floating on the sea/Searching for the me, and all that I have known to be...thank God you noticed me and brought back harmony to this lonely song,’” he told Billboard earlier this month. “The 'you' isn’t any one person. It’s my fans. My harmonies -- all my diverse voices -- are my way of including their voices. It’s a mystical connection between me and my fans.”

    In the film, Dano and Cusack portray Wilson in dual roles -- Dano as Wilson in the 1960s and Cusack as Wilson in the 1980s. Banks stars as Wilson’s wife, Melinda Ledbetter, and Giamatti portrays the late Eugene Landy, the psychologist who became Wilson’s manager, but gave up his professional license in California as a result of question about his treatment of Wilson and ultimately was barred from ever seeing Wilson again, due to his handling of both Wilson’s health and affairs.

    Love & Mercy had its U.S. premiere March 15 at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas.  It opens nationally June 5.

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  • Motley Crüe's Tommy Lee on Why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Matters

    Credit: Paul BrownWhile most rock stars claim to be too cool to care about inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Motley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee isn't one of them.

    "I do give a s**t about it, because it's a time-stamp, it's the acknowledgement of your peers and fans and the music industry," he confesses in a new Rolling Stone interview in which the band, in the midst of their final tour, looks back on its history.

    Lee confesses that if he's band ever were to be inducted he'd be conflicted about the honor. "But then again, there's a part of me that goes, 'If we don't, that's fucking cool, too!' In my heart, I know that we came, we saw, we kicked its f**king ass; I don't need a pat on the back, or an induction, or another platinum album or two," he said. "Maybe I'm just not good with compliments."

    Despite putting out their first album in 1981, well beyond the 25-year milestone that makes them Hall-of-Fame eligible, Motley Crue has never even earned a nomination, and guitarist  Mick Mars doubts it will ever happen.

    "We were there when the thing was being built; we had to wear hard hats while we were walking around the building site. They were like, 'One of these days, you guys will be in here!' Right," he said. "I'd have to say, 80 percent no, 20 percent yeah. But it's like when you're a kid in kindergarten, and you take a nap and get a gold star as a reward. I don't need a few handful of people to say that I got a gold star, because I already got it from my fans. I see the crowds, I see the enthusiasm, I see all that stuff, and that's already satisfying enough for me."

    Singer Vince Neil believes if the band ever does get in the hall, the members may not all be "alive when it happens."

    "Our grandkids will probably have to pick up the awards!" he said.

    Speaking of old age, the band has a message for bands playing well past retirement age: perhaps they should look into signing a legally binding Cessation of Touring agreement like Crue did before embarking on The Final Tour.

    "The farewell tour, then the reunion tour, then the last farewell tour, then the new reunion tour -- it's just like, come on, make up your mind," Neil says.

    "Fans come up to me and say, 'I'm so proud of you guys for doing it this way!'," said Sixx."I really hope that when somebody else announces their final tour -- their last goodbye -- that they're willing to sign a contract like us, and make it known that it's real, because the whole 'reunion of the reunion of the reunion' thing -- that's about money, and not about music."

    But Neil said there is perhaps one other way to eke out another show from Motley Crüe.

    "I think if we got in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, that's probably the only way we'd get back together and play," he says.

    Motley Crue's Final Tour is still slated to wind down with a three-show late-December stand at the Staples Center in the band's hometown of Los Angeles, wrapping up with a New Year's Eve concert.

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  • Joan Jett Records Title Track for New Drew Barrymore Film

    Credit: Bruce AdlerNot content to sit back and rest on her rock and roll laurels, newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett has recorded a song for the forthcoming film, Miss You Already.

    The song is the title track to the movie -- which focuses on the lifelong friendship of two women -- and hits on the film's themes of loss and the preciousness of memories in a razor-toothed surge of guitars with a hot chorus," according to Rolling Stone. It was written by Jett, guitarist Dougie Needles and Jett's longtime manager Kenny Laguna. "I give her pop..She gives me menace," said Laguna of the track.

    Helmed by Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, the movie stars Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper and Jacqueline Bissett.

    Jett also spoke with Rolling Stone about sexism in rock. "People look at women differently," Jett says. "Men are viable into old age. Women all of a sudden become matronly? C'mon, man!"

    Jett -- who is on the road with The Who through November -- said a typical day off stage consists of doing "nothing."  "If I can help it," she said "I'd work at the animal shelter. Or I kick back on my royalties, just be out in nature."

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  • Report: Lionel Richie on Track for Vegas Residency, Diana Ross Eyes Return to Sin City

    Alan Silfen/UMG NashvilleLooks like Lionel Richie will be following in the footsteps of his "Endless Love" duet partner, Diana Ross, and will launch a residency in Las Vegas.

    The Las Vegas Sun reports that Richie and promoters are eying a stint of shows at Axis at Planet Hollywood, in between dates by pop star Britney Spears who has a long-term run ongoing at the venue.  

    Meanwhile the former Supreme may be returning to Vegas for more shows. This month Ross played nine shows at the Venetian, and according to the Sun is considering a return engagement there.

    But one hitmaker who apparently will not be setting up shop in Sin City is Janet Jackson.  According to the Sun, talks between Jackson and the Venetian have broken down.

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  • The Who, Elton John, Chicago & More Featured on AXS Jazzfest TV Coverage

    Ross Halfin/Universal Music GroupFans of Elton John and The Who unable to get to New Orleans for the popular New Orleans Heritage and Jazz Festival can get all of the action with AXS TV's live broadcast next weekend.

    The network will be airing 21 hours of live and recorded performances from this year's fest, taking place May 1-3.  Besides Elton and The Who, the AXS broadcast also will feature Chicago, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, Steve Winwood, Lenny Kravitz, The O'Jays and more.

    AXS' coverage begins at 4 p.m. daily during Jazzfst.  Viewers also will be able to access special festival-specific content on an special interactive website at Axs.tv/festival/JazzFest.

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  • Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Announces New Project, Delta Deep, with STP’s Robert DeLeo

    Image Courtesy Mad Ink PRDef Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen is exploring his passion for blues in a new project, Delta Deep, whose self-titled debut is scheduled for release in June.

    Delta Deep features Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo, with vocals from Debbi Blackwell-Cook and drummer Forrest Robinson. The album is peppered with guest stars galore, including Def Leppard lead singer Joe Elliot, Whitesnake's David Coverdale, Sex Pistols/Manraze drummer Paul Cook, and Girl/Manraze bassist Simon Laffy.

    The idea for project dates back to 2012, when Collen and Cook -- who's the godmother of Collen's wife, Helen -- got together to sing blues classics in the guitarist's home. Soon after, all three began to write original music, and recorded the tracks in Collen's home studio. Others joined the project in quick succession, and Robinson's suggestion to get DeLeo in the lineup was the fit the group needed.

    "We really wanted Robert in this band," Collen says. "He had the added firepower of being the premiere pioneer and most "badass bass player" to come out of the alternative rock explosion."  He adds of Blackwell-Cook, "When I hear Debbi sing, I can hear the pain.  She’s an incredibly beautiful 62-year-old black woman who has been through things and she can sing through her pain. Not everyone can do that and not everyone sounds like Debbi.

    Delta Deep will be out June 23.

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  • Stevie Wonder, Peter Cetera to Join David Foster at Foundation Miracle Gala & Concert

    Image Courtesy of Eddie WolflStevie Wonder and Peter Cetera will perform at the David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala & Concert in Canada this fall.

    Wonder and the former Chicago singer will join the Grammy-winning writer/producer onstage Sept. 26 at the Mattamay Athletic Centre in the Gardens, Toronto.

    The David Foster Foundation supports the non-medical expenses of Canadian families with children undergoing life-saving pediatric organ transplants. Non-medical expenses include gas and groceries, mortgage payments, car payments, and travel. The average cost to support one family is $10,000 a year. Last year's gala in Calgary -- which featured Steven Tyler, Jennifer Hudson, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Jackie Evancho -- raised $8 million for the foundation.

    Canadian dance-pop artist Kiesza will also join Wonder and Cetera during the show.

    The announcement coincides with Canada's National Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness Week. Tables are available at  $20,000 and $30,000 and may be purchased through the Foundation's offices directly.

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  • Paul McCartney Announces Philly Show, Hints More North American Dates to Follow

    Credit: MJ KimPaul McCartney is coming to the City of Brotherly Love.

    The Beatles legend announced that he will perform at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on June 21.  It will be Paul’s first appearance in Philadelphia since 2010.  The show is being billed as the first North American arena date of the rocker's Out There tour, with the implication of more to come.

    Advance tickets will go on sale Monday for registered users of McCartney's website, with sales to the general public beginning  Friday, May 1 at noon Eastern.

    Currently on tour in Japan and South Korea, McCartney is already confirmed for headline slots at the Firefly Music Festival on June 19 in Dover, Delaware, and Lollapalooza on July 31 in Chicago.

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  • Report: Grateful Dead Tour in the Works with John Mayer

    J. Shearer/WireImageThe surviving core members of The Grateful Dead have insisted that the group's Fare Thee Well shows in Chicago and Santa Clarita, California, will be their last, but according to Billboard a tour could be in the works with pop guitarist John Mayer filling in for the late Jerry Garcia.

    Although a rep for the Dead tells Billboard talk of a tour is "premature," the magazine cites unnamed sources as saying Mayer already has begun jamming informally with Dead guitarist/singer Bob Weir and other band members, and that an October kick-off is being eyed for a full-fledged tour.

    As previously reported, The Grateful Dead's five Fare Thee Well shows will take place on June 26 and 27 in Santa Clarita, and July 4-6 in Chicago. Those shows will feature surviving members Weir, bassist Phil Lesh and drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart performing with Phish's Trey Anastasio, one-time Dead keyboardist Bruce Hornsby and Rat Dog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.

    Billboard estimates ticket sales for those five shows will top $50 million, which may in part explain the attraction of taking the show on the road with Mayer.

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    JOSS WHEDON THROWS SHADE AT 'AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.': Joss Whedon isn't totally on board with the changes made to the Marvel universe with ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. -- mainly because of the resurrection Agent Coulson who was killed in the first Avengers film. The director explained to Mental Floss, "A lot of people come back in The Winter Soldier. It's a grand Marvel tradition. Bucky was supposed to die. And the Coulson thing was, I think, a little anomalous just because that really came from the television division, which is sort of considered to be its own subsection of the Marvel universe. As far as the fiction of the movies, Coulson is dead." Joss added, "But I have to say, watching the first one with my kids --I had not watched the first one since it came out -- and then watching it with my kids and watching Coulson die but thinking 'Yeah, but I know that he kind of isn't.' it did take some of the punch out of it for me. Of course, I spent a lot of time making sure he didn't. And at the time it seemed inoffensive, as long as it wasn't referenced in the second movie, which it isn't. There's a thing where you can do that so many times and there's nothing at stake. But it's difficult because you're living in franchise world -- not just Marvel, but in most big films -- where you can't kill anyone, or anybody significant. And now I find myself with a huge crew of people and, although I'm not as bloodthirsty as some people like to pretend, I think it's disingenuous to say we're going to fight this great battle, but there's not going to be any loss. So my feeling in these situations with Marvel is that if somebody has to be placed on the altar and sacrificed, I'll let you guys decide if they stay there."

    RELEASE DATES FOR 'FIFTY SHADES OF GREY' SEQUELS ANNOUNCED: The two sequels for Fifty Shades of Grey will be hitting theaters in 2017 and 2018. Fifty Shades Darker will be released on February 10th, 2017. The final installment, Fifty Shades Freed, has been set for February 9th, 2018. The first movie earned $568.8 million worldwide when it was released over Valentine's Day weekend of this year.

    STAGE MUSICAL OF 'ANASTASIA' BEING DEVELOPED: A stage version of the 90s animated musical Anastasia is in development. The show will premiere in Hartford Connecticut in May 2016. Anastasia tells the story of long-lost Russian princess Anastasia Romanov. The 1997 movie featured the voices of Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer, and John Cusack.

    'GREY'S ANATOMY' FANS PETITION TO BRING PATRICK DEMPSEY BACK: Fans of Grey's Anatomy have started a petition to try and get Patrick Dempsey back to the show. The petition reads, "It's like you've killed the President of Grey's Anatomy! YOU HAVE TO BRING DEREK BACK! NOW! IMMEDIATELY!" Over 4,200 people have already signed.

    'SILENT HILLS' HAS BEEN AXED: Guillermo del Toro's Silent Hills game has been axed. The survival horror project was supposed to team Guillermo with Walking Dead's Norman Reedus. The director tweeted, "It's not gonna happen and that breaks my greasy heart." Norman confirmed the news writing, "Super bummed about this was really looking forward to it. Hopefully it'll come back around. Sorry everyone."

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  • MORE ISSUES WITH BEN AFFLECK'S 'FINDING YOUR ROOTS' EPISODE

    Censoring slave ownership may not have been the only issue with Ben Affleck's episode of PBS' Finding Your Roots. His mother, Chris Affleck, recently spoke with Daily Mail and revealed that the episode actually got some other details wrong -- specifically the fact that she was a freedom rider in 1964.

    Host Henry Louis Gates Jr. told Ben during the episode, "A lynch mob made up of members of the Klan and the local sheriff’s department pulled over three of Ben's mom's fellow activists. This is not some abstract threat. The Klan actually murdered these three Freedom Riders. And your mother was there at that time."

    • Chris told Daily Mail, "I supported what they did. People have incorrectly said I was a member, which embarrasses me because I wasn't as good as they were." She also discussed their slave-owning ancestor saying, "I wasn't surprised to find that my family had used black people as slaves. It makes sense. It was all on my side of the family because my parents were from Georgia and Mississippi and many rich white people from southern states would use people in this way. I know in my heart that it was wrong, but I had no exact knowledge until now. But I am not surprised or shocked, although it doesn’t make you feel good at all."
    • PBS is currently conducting an internal review regarding the production of the episode.

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  • HOLLYWOOD QUICK HITS

    LALA ANTHONY WORKING ON NEW MOVIE: LaLa Anthony and Lance Gross are currently working on a new movie titled, Deuces. Anthony captioned a photo from the set on Instagram, "Introducing DETECTIVE SONYA DIAZ. #setlife #dueces #comingsoon"

    KIMORA LEE SIMMONS RELEASES PHOTO OF NEW BABY: Kimora Lee Simmons had her fourth child, Wolfe, on Friday, April 24th. She said via Instagram, "My fourth delivery was definitely the most challenging . . . all natural and with no drugs!"

    • Simmons added, "Wolfe was a big boy! Handsome just like his father . . . Wolfe was 11 lbs. . . . a lot of work. But a labor of love! We’re all so happy he’s here."

    RUSSELL WESTBROOK GOES OUT ON A DATE: Since the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook isn't in the playoffs this year, he took the time to take his fiance out for dinner. On Saturday night, April 25th, Westbrook was spotted out in Los Angeles with his fiance, Nina Earl, in Los Angeles.

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  • DAME DASH HITS RACHEL ROY WITH $2.5 MILLION LAWSUIT

    Former Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash lost custody of his two daughters last week to his ex-wife, Rachel Roy. He was granted supervised visitation and Roy's restraining order against Dash was also granted. Well Dash, who was accused of being on drugs around his children, isn't taking the legal loss without a fight. On Thursday, April 23th, he filed a summons in New York Supreme Court against Roy alleging grossly mismanaging of their fashion business, Royale Etenia.

    • Dash is expected to file the full complaint shortly but he's alleging that Roy breached fiduciary duties, breached a contract and committed conversion arising from her handling of the fashion company they founded together in 2009. He also alleges she interferred with cash distributions to him.
    • Dash is seeking $2.5 million in damages. He's also suing a third party, Topson Downs of California, for $2.5 million for allegedly mismanaging the intellectual property of their company.
    • Via Instagram, Dash said, "I been looking the other way for years but taking my children's money to buy shoes and car services for a company you didn't put up a dollar for and not letting me see my kids because I'm not alright with it is the most distasteful tacky thing a person can do . . . I thought I had Bergdorf Goodman but ended up with Macy's . . . I'm not even mad it's just business at this point it's just terrible what money and the perception of it does to people that will never have it . . . they will even spend their children's money on it...#mainlandmentality and and told yall I was gonna get at tops n downs for being #culturevultures and still #InvestInWomen."

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  • BRUCE JENNER COMES OUT AS TRANS TO DIANE SAWYER

    Bruce Jenner has officially confirmed that he is in the process of transitioning to become the woman he has always seen himself as. Over 16 million viewers tuned in to watch the former Olympian open up to Diane Sawyer on Friday night (April 24th) about his journey.

    AUDIO FROM THE SHOW:

    Brandon Jenner on his dad telling him:

  • "(Brandon) I feel like I'm getting an upgraded version of my dad, you know, of a parent. (Reporter) You can't only be, I mean, I know you're supportive, you can't only be just okay with it and supportive.
    (Brandon) It's a little too positive, is that what you're saying? (Reporter) Yeah. (Brandon) Yeah, I know, obviously there are parts of it that aren't necessarily easy. I'm not handling this perfectly, you know, I'm just doing my best to cope with what's going on and when I see my dad as a woman, it might be a little shocking at first."
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRANDON JENNER ON HIS DAD TELLING HIM
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE CONFIRMS HE IS A WOMAN
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE EXPLAINS WHO HE IS
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON BEING A CONSERVATIVE
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON BEING AFRAID TO TELL HIS KIDS
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON BEING SUICIDAL
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON DOING KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON FEELING LONELY
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON FINDING LOVE AGAIN
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON GETTING DISCOVERED BY KENDALL AND KYLIE
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON GETTING SEXUAL REASSIGNMENT SURGERY
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON HIS FAITH
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON HIS MARRIAGE TO KRIS
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON HIS SEXUAL ORIENTATION
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON HOW KANYE HELPED CHANGE KIMS MIND
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON RUMORS ITS A STUNT
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON SAYING GOODBYE
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON TELLING KIM KARDASHIAN
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON TELLING KRIS JENNER
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON THE FUTURE
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON TRANSITIONING NOW
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON WHO TOOK IT THE HARDEST
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON WHY HE WAITED UNTIL NOW
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCE ON WORKING WITH THE TRANS COMMUNITY
AUDIO: BRUCE JENNER THE INTERVIEW BRUCES MOTHER ON HIS TRANSITION

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  • KIM RICHARDS ENTERS REHAB

    Kim Richards has checked herself into rehab.

    TMZ is reporting that that the reality star finally decided to go for treatment after consulting with her family. A source revealed that she will be staying at a facility in Malibu as is supposedly prepared to stay "as long as it takes." Another insider told People, "Kim went to rehab finally because she got arrested, she humiliated her kids and she wants to avoid jail. If the arrest hadn't happened she wouldn't be going to rehab; it would be business as usual. She's in denial that she has a problem."

    • Kim recently taped an interview with Dr. Phil where he urged her to seek help. It airs on Tuesday (April 28th.)
    • Her trip to rehab was prompted by her drunken arrest at the Beverly Hills Hotel on April 16th.
    • She previously sought treatment for her addictions back in 2011.

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  • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

    BRAD PITT ATTENDS EVENT WITH BLACK EYE: Brad Pitt attended a charity event in Hollywood over the weekend sporting a black eye. He explained the injury to E! News saying, "This is what happens when you try to run up steps in the dark, with your arms full, wearing flip flops. Turns out, if you then try to stop your forward momentum with your face, the result is road rash." The Benjamin Button star continued, "Regardless, I wasn't going to miss the Autism Speaks benefit the night after. Wonderful people and I was honored to be a part of this important event."

    HAS SUKI WATERHOUSE MOVED ON FROM BRADLEY COOPER?: Suki Waterhouse appears to have moved on from Bradley Cooper. The model was seen attending dinner with X-Men actor James Marsden and a group of friends on Saturday night (April 25th.) Suki and Bradley broke up back in January despite hitting up Coachella together earlier this month. They dated for two years.

    TEA LEONI MAKES RED CARPET DEBUT WITH NEW MAN: Tea Leoni made her red carpet debut with her new man, Tim Daly. The Madam Secretary co-stars attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Their relationship was first reported back in December.

    BODYGUARD CLAIMS HE BOUGHT DRUGS FOR CHRIS EVANS AND OTHER STARS: A bodyguard named Leonard Taylor who was working for club owner Barry Mullineaux is suing his former boss over "emotional abuse" he allegedly suffered when he was forced to buy drugs for celebrities. The lawsuit reads, "I was asked to buy cocaine for celebrities that were coming to the club. Mr. Mullineaux would get the money from the cash register. I would have to buy drugs for such celebrities as Barron Hilton, John Mayer, Chris Evans, Miss America Tara Conner." Leonard is seeking one million dollars.

    SOPHIA BUSH'S EX-BOYFRIEND DIES IN NEPAL: Chicago PD star Sophia Bush took to social media over the weekend to mourn the death of her ex-boyfriend, Dan Fredinburg, in the Nepal earthquake which has taken the lives of over 2,500 people. She wrote on Instagram on Saturday (April 25th,) "There are no adequate words. Today I find myself attempting to pick up the pieces of my heart that have broken into such tiny shards, I'll likely never find them all. Today I, and so many of my loved ones, lost an incredible friend. Dan Fredinburg was one-of-a-kind. Fearless. Funny. A dancing robot who liked to ride dinosaurs and chase the sun and envision a better future for the world. His brain knew how to build it. His heart was constantly evolving to push himself to make it so. He was one of my favorite human beings on Earth. He was one of the great loves of my life. He was one of my truest friends. He was an incredible brother, a brilliant engineer, and a damn good man. I'm devastated and simultaneously so deeply grateful to have known and loved him, and to have counted him as one of my tribe. I was so looking forward to our planned download of "all the things" when he got home. I am crushed that I will never hear that story. I am crushed knowing that there are over 1,000 people in Nepal suffering this exact feeling, knowing that they too will never hear another tale about an adventure lived from someone that they love. Disasters like this are often unquantifiable, the enormity is too much to understand. Please remember that each person who is now gone was someone's Dan. Please remember that our time on this Earth is not guaranteed. Please tell those you love that you do. Right now. This very minute. And please send a kiss to the sky for my friend Dan. His energy is so big and so bright, and it's all around us, so put some love toward him today. And then hug your loved ones again. #goodbyesweetfriend #savetheice #Nepal #AdventureswithDAN" Sophia and Dan broke up in April of 2014.

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  • WEEKEND MOVIE WRAP-UP

    Furious 7 has one more week at the top of the weekend box office before facing off against the highly-anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron later this week. The hit film managed to fight off the arrival of new release The Age of Adaline and the expansion of Ex Machina to keep the top spot.

    • Blake Lively's Adaline debuted in third place and was mostly popular with female audiences.
    • The weekend's sixth place film, Ex Machina, is a huge hit for the A24 production company. The studio had the highest-grossing weekend in its history with the sci-fi story starring Harry Potter actor Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, and Corey Johnson.
    • Cinderella and Insurgent dropped out of the top 10.

    THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES -- APRIL 24 - APRIL 26
    1. Furious 7, $18.3M
    2. Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, $15.5M
    3. The Age of Adaline, $13.37M
    4. Home, $8.3M
    5. Unfriended, $6.2M
    6. Ex Machina, $5.4M
    7. The Longest Ride, $4.3M
    8. Get Hard, $3.9M
    9. Monkey Kingdom, $3.55M
    10. Woman in Gold, $3.5M

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  • RUSSELL CROWE WANTS HIS WIFE BACK

    Russell Crowe isn't ready to call it quits from his wife, Danielle Spencer. The actor appeared on CBS This Morning last where he discussed the status of their relationship.

    Russell said, "I was so proud to wear that ring. And every now and then I'll do that on my finger and it's not there anymore. I don't feel balanced. He added, "To this day everything I do is still connected to that. We haven't done the deal yet, so you never know yet. I'm a very persistent person, you never know. We're not officially stamped divorced. We're separated. I didn't get married to get divorced."
    Russell and Danielle have been broken up since 2012 after nine years of marriage.

    • They have two sons -- eight-year-old Tennyson and 11-year-old Charles.

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