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Two Non-Blonde's Cafe Weekday Mornings 9-12 Noon

Be sure to tune in to the all new "Two Non-Blonde's Cafe" Monday through Thursday from 9-12 noon on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI with Jenn and Steph.


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

 

  • Paul McCartney to Reissue Expanded Versions of Two Classic Wings Albums in September

    Concord Music Group/MPL CommunicationsTwo new installments in Paul McCartney's ongoing reissue campaign will be released on September 23.  The classic Wings albums Venus and Mars and At the Speed of Sound, which originally were released in 1975 and 1976, respectively, are the latest archival McCartney projects scheduled to be released in remastered and expanded form.

    The albums will be available in multiple formats, including a two-CD Standard Edition, a Deluxe Edition featuring two CDs and a DVD, a vinyl set packaged with a download card, and digital versions of both the Standard and Deluxe Editions.

    The three-disc versions of Venus and Mars and At the Speed of Sound both will feature a bonus CD with demo recordings and previously unreleased tracks, as well as a DVD containing footage filmed around the time of each album's release, some of which hasn't been seen before.  The Deluxe Editions' packaging will include a hardbound book offering rare photos, new interviews with Sir Paul, in-depth information about the albums and a variety of archival material.

    Venus and Mars and At the Speed of Sound both topped the Billboard 200 chart following their respective releases.  Venus and Mars features the hit "Listen to What the Man Said," as well as such gems as the title track, "Rock Show," "Magneto and Titanium Man" and "Letting Go."  The reissue's bonus CD includes the non-album 1974 single "Junior's Farm."  At the Speed of Sound boasts two songs that reached the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976, the chart-topping "Silly Love Songs" and the #3 hit "Let 'Em In," while the reissue's extra audio disc features demo versions of those tunes.

    The two new reissues will join five other albums that have been released in expanded form as part of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection: Band on the Run, McCartney, McCartney II, RAM and Wings over America.

    Here are the complete track lists of the Deluxe Editions of Venus and Mars and At the Speed of Sound:

    Venus and Mars
    CD 1 -- Remastered Album:
    "Venus and Mars"
    "Rock Show"
    "Love in Song"
    "You Gave Me the Answer"
    "Magneto and Titanium Man"
    "Letting Go"
    "Venus and Mars (Reprise)"
    "Spirits of Ancient Egypt"
    "Medicine Jar"
    "Call Me Back Again"
    "Listen to What the Man Said"
    "Treat Her Gently/Lonely Old People"
    "Crossroads"

    CD 2 -- Bonus Audio:
    "Junior's Farm"
    "Sally G"
    "Walking in the Park with Eloise"
    "Bridge on the River Suite"
    "My Carnival"
    "Going to New Orleans (My Carnival)"
    "Hey Diddle" (Ernie Winfrey Mix)
    "Let's Love"
    "Soily" (from One Hand Clapping)
    "Baby Face" (from One Hand Clapping)
    "Lunch Box/Odd Sox"
    "4th of July"
    "Rock Show" (Old Version)
    "Letting Go" (Single Edit)

    DVD -- Bonus Film:
    Recording "My Carnival"
    Bon Voyageur
    Wings at Elstree
    Venus and Mars TV Ad

    At the Speed of Sound
    CD 1 -- Remastered Album:
    "Let 'Em In"
    "The Note You Never Wrote"
    "She's My Baby"
    "Beware My Love"
    "Wino Junko"
    "Silly Love Songs"
    "Cook of the House"
    "Time to Hide"
    "Must Do Something About It"
    "San Ferry Anne"
    "Warm and Beautiful"

    CD 2 –- Bonus Audio:
    "Silly Love Songs" (Demo)
    "She's My Baby" (Demo)
    "Message to Joe"
    "Beware My Love" (John Bonham Version)
    "Must Do Something About It" (Paul's Version)
    "Let 'Em In" (Demo)
    "Warm and Beautiful" (Instrumental Demo)

    DVD -- Bonus Film:
    "Silly Love Songs" Music Video
    Wings over Wembley
    Wings in Venice

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  • Expanded Version of "Woodstock" Documentary Due Out on Blu-ray This Tuesday

    Warner Home VideoA new limited-edition Blu-ray featuring the Director's Cut of Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music, the Oscar-winning documentary about the historic 1969 rock festival, will hit stores this Tuesday.  The updated Woodstock video will include all of the content featured in 2009's 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition, plus a bevy of previously unreleased performances from the concert.

    Among those newly added performances are songs by Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Who, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Baez, Melanie and Sha Na Na.  In addition, the updated collection comes packaged with replicas of Woodstock festival tickets, a reproduction of a Life magazine article about the event and an iron-on patch of the Woodstock logo.

    Like the 2009 version of the video, the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Revisited Blu-ray includes a four-hour-plus-long Director's Cut of the film, 18 bonus performances and a number of documentary featurettes offering up interviews with a variety of celebrities.

    Directed by Michael Wadleigh, Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music showcased highlights from the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, held August 15-18, 1969, at Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York.  In addition to the aforementioned artists, the event's lineup included Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Ten Years After, Richie Havens, Country Joe and the Fish and many more.

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  • Jon Anderson Officially Announces Formation of New Group with Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty

    Images Courtesy of Glass Onyon PRSince parting ways with Yes in 2008, Jon Anderson has mainly focused on recording and touring as a solo artist, but the famed prog-rock singer has now announced the formation of a new band with innovative French jazz/rock violinist Jean-Luc Ponty.  The Anderson Ponty Band will be performing newly arranged versions of songs by both Jon and Jean-Luc, and also will create brand-new music.

    Ponty has collaborated with many well-known artists over the years, including Frank Zappa, Elton John and the Mahavishnu Orchestra.  The Anderson Ponty Band's lineup also features guitarist Jamie Dunlap, who also is a film and TV composer probably best known for his work on South Park, as well as three musicians who previously have worked with Ponty and many other stars -- keyboardist Wally Minko, bassist Baron Browne and drummer/percussionist Rayford Griffin.

    "A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean-Luc's music," says Anderson in a statement, "to be in a band again is very exciting on many levels, we will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure, music is all that is, music is God."

    In September, the ensemble is planning to spend three weeks recording, rehearsing and performing at Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado, and the group has scheduled its first public concert at the venue on September 20.  The Anderson Ponty Band intends to complete its debut album in Los Angeles and release it sometime early next year.  A documentary about the making of the record is in the works, and the band also plans to shoot promotional videos and live performances for upcoming release.  In addition, the collective is organizing a world tour that is tentatively scheduled to kick off in March.

    To help raise funds for the multifaceted project, the Anderson Ponty Band has launched a Kickstarter campaign.  Fans who contribute money to the initiative will receive a variety of different rewards depending on the amount they donate.  Among the goodies being offered are digital downloads; CD, DVD and vinyl packages; collectible posters; signed sheet music; VIP concerts tickets; meet-and-greets with the group's members; and more.

    You can find out additional info about the Anderson Ponty Band at the group's official Facebook page.

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  • Susan Sarandon Reveals She Once Had an Affair with David Bowie

    Jimmy King; ABC/Randy HolmesIn the 1983 film The Hunger, Susan Sarandon portrays a doctor who has an affair with a female vampire played by French actress Catherine Deneuve, but it turns out Sarandon had a real-life hunger for one of her other co-stars -- David Bowie.  In a new interview with The Daily Beast, the Academy Award winner reveals that she had a fling with the rock legend, who she says was one of the few "famous, pretty interesting" stars with whom she's gotten involved.

    Sarandon showered some high praise on Bowie, saying, "He's worth idolizing.  He's extraordinary."  She adds, "Bowie's just a really interesting person, and so bright.  He's a talent, and a painter, and…he's great."

    The 67-year-old actress explains that her relationship with Bowie took place during "a really interesting period" in her life, which came after her 1979 divorce from actor Chris Sarandon and before she met Italian director Franco Amurri, the father of her first child, daughter Eva Amurri.  She recalls about that time, "I wasn't supposed to have kids, and I'm the oldest of nine and had mothered all of them, so I wasn't ever in a mode to where I was looking to settle down and raise a family."

    Sarandon, of course, later went on to have a long relationship with actor Tim Robbins, with whom she had two sons.

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  • Billy Joel Sells His Hamptons Beach House for More Than $19 Million

    Lloyd Bishop/NBCBilly Joel has finally succeeded in his long quest to sell his mansion in the village of Sagaponack in New York's ritzy Hamptons area.  The New York Post reports that the oceanfront bungalow-style residence, which the Piano Man first put on the market about five years ago, was bought recently for a bit under its $19.95 million asking price.

    As previously reported, Joel bought the home, which originally was owned by late Jaws star Roy Scheider, in 2007.  Two years later, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer sought to sell the property for $22.5 million.  He eventually dropped the price to $16.8 million, and then took it off the market before re-listing it in March of this year for $23.5 million.  He subsequently reduced the asking price to $19.95 million last month.

    The 5,500-square-foot mansion features with four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a butler's pantry and a state-of-the-art kitchen created especially for Joel's then-wife, chef Katie Lee, by celebrity designer Nate Berkus.

    By the way, Joel isn't moving out of the Hamptons altogether: He still has a residence in the swanky village of Sag Harbor.

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  • Elton John Let Writer of His Biopic Read His Private Diaries

    Joseph Guay/Capitol RecordsElton John's upcoming movie biography Rocketman will cover the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's life story "from birth to rehab."  That's according to Lee Hall, the man who's writing the film.

    Hall, who also penned the movie Billy Elliot and then worked with John to turn it into an ultra-successful musical, tells the BBC that Rocketman will be "an absolutely huge, crazy Technicolor affair."  While also dealing with Elton's childhood and his rise to fame, Hall says, it won't shy away from the darker parts of his life, such as the singer's self-confessed "monstrous" behavior when he was in the throes of drug addiction.

    Hall says John provided him with plenty of material for the movie, and gave him "incredible free rein."  He explained, "One day, he took me to his house and opened a safe and he had all his private diaries that nobody had seen from when he was in rehab and left me there to read all this stuff."

    Hall added, however, that Elton has "never commented once on the script," and "hasn't interfered at all" in terms of how he's being depicted.

    John will be portrayed by The Dark Knight Rises actor Tom Hardy in Rocketman, which will begin shooting in late 2014.  Elton's original music will be used, but it's not clear whether Hardy will perform the songs or simply lip-sync.  Either way, Hall says of the movie, "It's fantastic, it's all singing, all dancing."

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  • Kenny Rogers Giving In-Depth Interview at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame Next Month

    Image Courtesy Webster PRKenny Rogers will sit down for an in-depth interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville on August 16 to celebrate the new exhibit, Kenny Rogers: Through the Years.  Rogers will share recollections about his life and multifaceted career during the chat, which will be augmented by archival videos and photos.

    The event will be included in the price of admission for those visiting the museum, and will be free to museum members.  If you can't attend, you'll be able to watch the interview live that day at 3:30 p.m. ET at CountryMusicHallofFame.org/streaming.

    Rogers' exhibit opens August 15 and runs through June 14, 2015.

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  • Lionel Richie to Receive "Billboard's" "Legend of Live" Award

    Paul Drinkwater/NBCLionel Richie, currently touring the U.S. with his hit-packed show, will be honored for his skills as a live performer at this year's Billboard Touring Awards.

    Lionel will receive the Billboard "Legend of Live" award at the event, which takes place November 20 in New York City.  The "Legend of Live" award is given to artists who've made "significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring industry."  It also recognizes "professionalism and steadfast commitment to the art and craft of live performance and reaching fans through the concert experience."

    That certainly describes Lionel, who's been thrilling audiences around the globe for decades, first as part of the Commodores, and then as a solo artist. His current tour, with special guest Cee Lo Green, wraps up August 2 in Bethel, NY.

    In a statement, Ray Waddell [wah-DELL], Billboard's executive director for touring and live entertainment, says, "Mr. Richie is an international superstar whose talent transcends musical trends. His fans span generations, and he is committed to making his live shows the best possible experience, and, as such, he personifies a Legend of Live."

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  • Peter Frampton Expands 2014 Tour, Adds New Special Guests to His Guitar Circus Dates

    David Wolff-Patrick/Redferns via Getty ImagesPeter Frampton has announced some interesting new additions to his 2014 tour itinerary.  The veteran guitar whiz, who recently wrapped up a series of co-headlining shows with The Doobie Brothers. will begin a run of late-summer solo dates on July 30 in Sterling Heights, Michigan, before launching a new installment of his Frampton's Guitar Circus concerts on August 21 in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Blues great Buddy Guy will appear at all eight 2014 Guitar Circus events, while Frampton's other special guests during the trek include Robert Randolph, ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder, founding Guess Who/Bachman Turner Overdrive member Randy Bachman, Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and the one and only B.B. King.  Check Frampton's schedule below to find out which renowned guitarists will be featured at each date of the Guitar Circus, which winds down on August 31 in Tucson, Arizona.

    In addition, Frampton has more than a dozen more headlining concerts lined up for late summer and early fall.  Those shows run from a September 14 appearance at the Blues & Brews Festival in Telluride, Colorado, through an October 5 concert in Hollywood, Florida.

    Frampton currently is promoting his recently released mini-album Hummingbird in a Box, which features music he composed for his 2013 collaboration with the Cincinnati Ballet.

    Here are all of Frampton's confirmed 2014 tour dates:

    7/30 -- Sterling Heights, MI, Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
    8/1 -- Manistee, MI, Little River Casino Resort
    8/2 -- New Lenox, IL, Community Center
    8/3 -- Carmel, IN, The Center for the Performing Arts
    8/6 -- West Allis, WI, Wisconsin State Fair Park
    8/7 -- Benton Harbor, MI, The Mendel Center
    8/8 -- Wisconsin Dells, WI, Crystal Grand Music Theatre
    8/10 -- Littleton, CO, The Hudson Gardens and Event Center
    8/11 -- Pueblo, CO, Memorial Hall
    8/13 -- Albuquerque, New Mexico, Popejoy Hall
    8/15 -- Chandler, AZ, Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino
    8/16 -- Laughlin, NV, Edgewater Casino Resort
    8/17 -- Jackpot, NV, Cactus Pete's Casino
    8/19 -- Sandy, UT, Sandy Amphitheater
    * 8/21 -- Jacksonville, OR, Britt Pavilion
    *#8/23 -- Goldendale, WA, Maryhill Winery
    *#8/24 -- Woodinville, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
    *@8/26 -- Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery
    * @$8/27 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
    *@8/29 -- Visalia, CA, Oval Park
    *#8/30 -- Valley Center, CA, Harrah's Rincon - The Events Center
    * %8/31 -- Tucson, AZ, AVA Amphitheater
    9/14 -- Telluride, CO, Blues & Brews Festival
    9/16 -- Prescott, AZ, Yavapai College Performance Hall
    9/19 -- Rancho Mirage, CA, Aqua Caliente Casino
    9/20 -- Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
    9/21 -- Glen Ellen, CA, B.R. Cohn Winery
    9/23 -- El Paso, TX, Plaza Theater
    9/25 -- Stafford, TX, Stafford Centre Performing Arts
    9/26 -- Shreveport, LA, Municipal Auditorium
    9/27 -- Biloxi, MS, IP Casino Resort
    9/30 -- Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theater
    10/1 -- Sarasota, FL, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
    10/3 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
    10/4 -- Orlando, FL, WMMO Downtown Concert Series
    10/5 -- Hollywood, FL, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

    * = Guitar Circus show with Buddy Guy
    = with Robert Randolph
    # = with Don Felder
    @ = with Randy Bachman
    $ = with Los Lobos' David Hidalgo
    % = with B.B. King.

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  • Check Out Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' Entire New Album, "Hypnotic Eye," Online Now

    Reprise RecordsTom Petty & the Heartbreakers' latest album, Hypnotic Eye, arrives in stores this Tuesday, July 29, but fans can check out the record in its entirety from now until Monday at Amazon.

    The album is available in a variety of configurations, including a standard CD, standard vinyl LP, high-quality FLAC digital download, Blu-ray Audio, and limited-edition two-LP set on 180-gram vinyl.  Most versions of the release feature 11 tracks, but the Blu-ray Audio and double-LP editions also include a bonus track titled "Playing Dumb."

    As previously reported, Petty and his band will kick off a North American tour in support of Hypnotic Eye with an August 3 concert in San Diego.  Steve Winwood will serve as the opening act on the trek, which is scheduled through an October 10 show in Los Angeles.

    Petty has posted some photos and a couple of brief video clips of him and The Heartbreakers rehearsing for the tour on his official Instagram site.  One clip shows the band rocking out to Hypnotic Eye's lead track, "American Dream Plan B."

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  • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

    DYLAN PENN SUPPORTS HER DAD'S NEW ROMANCE: Dylan Penn is fully supportive of her father Sean Penn's relationship with Charlize Theron. The 23-year-old chatted with Us about the romance saying, "They're a great couple. They're both very happy and yeah, I love it. They're both extremely strong personalities and they're very intelligent so conversation lasts between them." When asked about the rumor that Sean and Charlize are engaged, Dylan responded, "I heard that rumor. I don't even know. I have no idea." Theron was recently spotted rocking a ring reportedly worth $4,900 but sources say that she actually bought it for herself.

    SCOTT DISICK IS STAYING SOBER FOR HIS FAMILY: Scott Disick's unborn child is reportedly his motivation for staying sober. The reality star has reportedly sworn off the bottle until his girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian, welcomes their third child. A source told Us Weekly, "He stopped drinking cold turkey -- and promised he won't drink again until after Kourtney gives birth. Scott knew he had hit rock bottom." It was recently revealed that Disick was hospitalized for alcohol poisoning back in June.

    PIPER PERABO IS MARRIED: Covert Affairs actress Piper Perabo married director-producer Stephen Kay in a ceremony in New York City on Saturday (June 26th.) The couple work together on the hit USA show. They announced their engagement back in September.

    JAIME KING REVEALS SHE WENT THROUGH MAJOR FERTILITY ISSUES: Jaime King welcomed her first child, James Knight, back in October but her journey to motherhood was not an easy one. She took to Instagram on Friday (July 25th) to reveal her struggles saying, "For all the struggling women & moms out there that think they are alone -- This is the truth about conceiving my son and struggles after. 8 yrs of pain and undiagnosed PCOS & Endometriosis. 9 doctors until Dr. Randy Harris diagnosed me & saved my life from a severe ectopic, 5 miscarriages, 5 rounds of IVF, 26 IUI's, most with no outcome, 4½ years of trying to conceive, 26 hours of brutal labor, early delivery b/c of sudden preeclampsia, tearing and tearing after the stitches were in once I was home, milk supply issues, painful mastitis, uncontrollable crying while breast feeding, worked until the day before I gave birth and went back after 6 weeks after because I was afraid of letting others down." The Hart of Dixie actress also added the hashtags #youarenotalone, #ihavetobebravetosupportothers, and #realtalkthatterrifiesus.

    AUDRA MCDONALD ADMITS TO SUICIDE ATTEMPT IN COLLEGE: Tony-winner Audra McDonald recently sat down with Peter Travers where she revealed a dark time in her life when she tried to end her life. She explained, "When I was in college at Juilliard, I had a suicide attempt. I tried to slit my wrist." Audra added, "When someone is suicidal, one of the first things you have to do is to protect them from themselves. They had a mental-health facilitator there, a therapist there, and they checked me into a mental-health hospital, where I was for a month, and got me the help I needed." The 44-year-old is currently married with a teenage daughter and credits antidepressants as well as career opportunities for helping her through the difficult period.

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  • GWYNETH PALTROW AND CHRIS MARTIN ARE NOT BACK TOGETHER

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are still consciously uncoupled. The Coldplay singer recently appeared on L.A. radio show, Valentine in the Morning, where he discussed the current status of his marriage to the Oscar-winning actress.

    He explained, "The truth is...well, I don't really love talking about this stuff. But the thing we told everyone at the beginning of the year is true. We are very close. We are not together. But we're, you know, that's the truth and that's it. You know, there's a lot of love. No scandal, I'm afraid. I wish I could give you scandal."

    • Gwyneth and Chris first announced their split back in March but have sparked speculation of reconciliation by appearing closer than ever during outings with their kids and friends.

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  • REPORT: KENDRA WILKINSON IS DONE WITH HANK BASKETT

    It appears that Kendra Wilkinson is cutting her losses and moving on from Hank Baskett. People is reporting that the former Playboy playmate hit the town for a girl's night over the weekend without her wedding ring.

    A source revealed to the magazine, "They were celebrating a girlfriend's birthday. She wasn't on the prowl, but she was open to talking to guys and just having fun. Kendra was laughing and dancing with her group of friends. Everyone was having a great time." The insider added, "Hank and Kendra are on speaking terms, but she's still so mortified by the situation. The cheating happened before, but she's done with the marriage. It's more about the kids and the finances now. She's an optimistic person and wants people to know she's doing better, which is why she's going out."

    • Kendra is allegedly only filming their relationship drama for TV because they are allegedly under contacts with the network to do so but she is reportedly eager to move on from the whole ordeal.
    • Kendra's latest problems with Hank began when a transgender model came forward earlier this month claiming to have had an affair with him.

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  • JENNETTE MCCURDY EXPLAINS WHY SHE IS NOT A ROLE MODEL

    Jennette McCurdy, star of the recently axed Nickelodeon show Sam & Cat, does not want to be put on moral pedestal. The 22-year-old posted a lengthy note to Reddit last week to explain why she does not want to be anyone's role model.

    Jennette wrote, "I am not a role model. I don't claim to be, I don't try to be, and I don't want to be. There was a time when I tried to live up to the aggrandizing title, that pedestal of a thing. Maybe it wasn't so much that I was trying to live up to it. Perhaps I thought I could and I thought I was supposed to, so I gave it my best shot. Its fine, I can admit it. Back in my adolescence, I was more amiable, bubbly, and on lightly humid days, maybe even flouncy. I was role model material and then some. Fast forward a few years, I've grown up a bit (emphasis on "a bit"). I might not be any wiser, but I like to think I'm more honest. With the growing I've done, I realize that to attempt to live up to the idea of being a role model is to set myself up for foregone failure. Sure, I've made some mistakes, but even if I hadn't, people would have found invisible ones."

    • She added, "This world is one seemingly most keen on judgment and negativity, despite all the hearts and smiley emoticons. To remove myself from the role model battle, the falsified standard set by the bubblegum industry, is - in my eyes - to remove myself from the counterintuitive battle of attempting to be something perfect while being glaringly aware of my imperfections. Sure, I still love my teddy bears. I still love a heart emoji (the white heart in the pink box is my favorite) and I still have a soft spot for American Girl dolls. I still love a cute dress, a good pop song, and a vanilla-scented candle. But these things don't define me or determine that I am any kind of a role model. What defines a person as a role model is the way they live their life. And no offense, but none of you know how I live my life."
    • McCurdy goes on to clarify that she did not write the letter to justify any kind of criminal behavior she takes part in but strongly believes that we should find our heroes in the right places -- not on screens.
    • Jennette made headlines back in March when steamy photos of her leaked online. She blamed the incident on her ex, NBA star Andrew Drummond.

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  • JENNY MCCARTHY DENIES SHE WAS CRUEL TO COUSIN MELISSA MCCARTHY

    Jenny McCarthy wants to set the record straight that she and Melissa McCarthy are not estranged. The comedian recently spoke with People to make it clear that she has nothing but love for her successful cousin even though she will not be attending her wedding to Mark Wahlberg.

    Jenny told the magazine, "There is a crazy story going around that I once told my cousin, Melissa, that she would have to lose weight in order to get into show business. Nothing could be further from the truth. When she was starting out, I was fortunate enough to be in a position to get her a job on a show I was doing, to learn the ropes and get some experience on a TV set in front of the camera and behind the scenes. She has accomplished everything she has accomplished through hard work and her extraordinary talent, and I've only ever encouraged and supported and wished her the very best."

    • The bride-to-be also explained, "They also say that I've 'banned' Melissa from my upcoming wedding, which is also ridiculous. Donnie and I are planning a very intimate ceremony that will involve a very small group of our closest friends and that's it -- not a huge production with hundreds of friends and extended families. It's hurtful that people make up stories that pit not just families, but specifically women, against each other."

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  • HOLLYWOOD QUICK HITS

    MIKE TYSON WANTS JAMIE FOXX TO PLAY HIM IN BIOPIC: Mike Tyson is currently promoting his Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth one man show but he's already thinking about a biopic. He told the Associated Press that he's been talking to Jamie Foxx about playing him. Tyson said, "Me and Jamie Foxx have been talking and he’s willing to take that role and portray me as Mike Tyson, doing my life story . . . I think he’s splendid because he’s really up to par. I think he would do a magnificent job." The boxer added, "I saw him the other night and we discussed it . . . He doesn’t have the physicality but he will. He’s able to get bulky, so he’s capable of doing it in the future."

    STARS TURN OUT FOR RUSSELL SIMMONS' 'ART FOR LIFE' GALA: Rick Ross, Jojo Simmons, Angela Simmons, Star Jones, Soledad O'Brien, Gayle King, and others attended Russell Simmons; 'Art For Life' gala in the Hamptons on Saturday, July 26th. Naughty By Nature, Doug E. Fresh and Kurtis Blow attended the event.

    ROMANY MALCO VISITS THREE AT RISK CENTERS: Actor Romany Malco visited three Detroit-based organizations for at-risk youth over the weekend. The actor said via Facebook, "DETROIT was a huge success. You and I DID THIS! Thanks to everyone who helped point me in the right direction. Though I was not able to take all of your suggestions, I will most definitely be back. I love these kids. I met with the following three organizations. The kids seemed grateful, open and receptive to my message. I was especially touched and look forward to doing more."

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  • ADAM WEST WEIGHS IN ON BEN AFFLECK AS BATMAN

    Ben Affleck has the stamp of approval of a former Batman as he continues to shoot Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Adam West chatted with People at Comic-Con last week where he offered his opinion on the controversial casting choice as well as some advice for Ben.

    He told the magazine, "My feeling is that Ben Affleck will be really good simply because he's a great talent. And I'd be very interested in seeing him in the role."

    • The 85-year-old went on to discuss his time rocking the batsuit in the 60s saying, "The best part was just the fun and the laughs when you read the material, and you could really feel it coming to life, scene by scene. And I think for an actor, that part of the day when something really comes alive and begins to work. I'm really a lucky actor because I was able to be part of something that has that kind of longevity that you talk about. And I think that with each succeeding generation, the kids can watch with their parents or grandparents, and the kids grow up remembering the show well. And they pass it on to their kids."

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  • LIL WAYNE IS NOT MANAGING SOCCER SUPER STAR CRISTIANO RONALDO

    Last week Lil Wayne announced that he was launching his own sports management agency in conjunction with PolarisSports, a company that is affiliated with CAA and portugeese, an organization that Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes operates. Ronaldo, a Portuguese soccer super star, was suppose to be the company's first client.

    • Well according to Ronaldo, he hasn't joined Wayne's company. He posted via Twitter on Saturday, July 26th, "There have been news about changes on my management team . . . it's all false, and I can assure the team is and will be the same."
    • If and when Wayne officially launches his sports management company, his duties will include branding, marketing, modeling and getting endorsement deals.

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    MEGAN FOX UPSET OVER 'TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES' EDITING: Megan Fox's reunion with Michael Bay for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles did not turn out the way she had hoped. The former Transformers star chatted with HitFlix at Comic Con over the weekend where she revealed she isn't too happy about some of the editing of her character, April O'Neil. She told the website, "A lot of girl power ended up on the cutting room floor, unfortunately. I had a really awesome scene where I was fighting The Foot Clan, but I think they were like, 'Why would a tiny journalist be able to kick so much ass?' So that got cut. But I have a moment, Shredder and I have a moment. Maybe it's badass, you tell me when you see it."

    WHICH BIG NAMES ASKED TO BE ON 'BREAKING BAD'?: Breaking Bad casting directors Sharon Bialy and Sherry Thomas claim that there were some pretty big name actors eyeing roles on the AMC drama before it came to an end. They told E! News, "We didn't have the pressure from above to cast stars or names. It was really an honest process of having actors audition, and the person who best fulfilled the role and Vince Gilligan's vision got the part. Actually, by the end, there were so many actors who had called to say they were huge fans and wanted to be on the show and we couldn't use them because they were huge names. The late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Michael Cera, there were so many, young and old, by the last season, actors calling and saying, 'I love the show and I want to be a part of it.'"

    'SKULL ISLAND' MOVIE ANNOUNCED AT COMIC CON: Legendary pictures held a panel at San Diego Comic Con on Saturday (July 26th) where they announced plans for a King Kong spin-off film centered on his home, Skull Island. The studio also released a press release regarding the project saying, "Previous works have touched on the island, but staying and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions. The film will be released on November 4, 2016." The announcement sparked speculation that Legendary is building toward a King Kong vs. Godzilla movie.

    MARY-LOUISE PARKER JOINS 'THE BLACKLIST': Former Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker is joining the second season of NBC's The Blacklist. She will be playing Naomi Hyland -- a strong woman who's been hiding a dark secret from her husband, one that will put them both in danger. The character has ties to James Spader's character, Reddington. Parker's character will first appear in the premiere airing on September 22nd.

    'ORPHAN BLACK' STAR RESPONDS TO EMMY SNUB: Orphan Black star, Tatiana Maslany, isn't letting a primetime Emmy snub get her down. When asked at Comic Con about her feelings on getting award recognition, Maslany said, "We're at a point where television is extremely exciting. I just feel really lucky to be at this point in television history making a show like this." According to Huffington Post, her appearance at the convention was met with a standing ovation and security guards had to keep people from rushing the stage when the panel was over. The third season of Orphan Black will air on BBC America next year.

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