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Get Ready to Win a Turkey in our Turkey Shoot Contest

Classic Hits 92.5 will be giving away turkeys for Thanksgiving in our Turkey Shoot Contest. When ever your hear your cue to call, a shotgun blast, be the correct caller and you will have a chance to win a turkey from your friends at KVPI. Happy Thanksgiving!!


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.


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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

 

  • Bryan Adams Releases 30th Anniversary Edition of "Reckless": "I Knew I Had Something Special"

    Universal Music EnterprisesThe day he turned 25 -- November 5, 1984 -- Bryan Adams released the album that would make him a superstar: Reckless.  Today, he's releasing a 30th anniversary edition of that milestone album, and he says when he was recording it, he had a hunch that it would take him to the next level of his career.

    "I knew going into this record that I had something special," Adams tells ABC News Radio.  "I knew that when we recorded the first couple of tracks for the record that we were on to something really good."  At least, says the Canadian singer/songwriter, he and his musical partner, Jim Vallance, thought the project was really good, though they couldn't predict how the public would react.

    "We didn't know, really, what we'd created.  We just know we liked it and that was the litmus test," says Adams.  "You know, 'Did we like it?  Yes.'  'Did we feel like it fills all the gaps that we need to do?'  Like, do I have enough rockers?  Do I have a good ballad?  You know, 'Are all those boxes ticked?'  It seemed like yes."

    Turns out the fans agreed with Bryan: out of the 10 songs on the album, six became hit singles.  Adams feels that one of them stands out, however.

    "The magical songs that came out of [Reckless] obviously are the ones that were some of the biggest hits, and one of them, of course, was 'Run to You,'" Bryan recalls.  "For me, 'Run to You' is the jewel of the album because...it just set the tone for everything; and from there on, you know, we had 'Summer of '69' and 'Heaven,' 'Somebody' and then, of course, the duet with Tina Turner, 'It's Only Love.'"  

    He forgot to mention the sixth single -- "One Night Love Affair."  All six of the singles reached the top 15 on the Billboard charts, and at that time, there had only been two previous albums that accomplished that feat: Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. and Michael Jackson's Thriller.  

    All those songs and much more are featured on the super-deluxe edition of Reckless.  It comes housed in a hardback book and includes the remastered original album, seven bonus tracks, a live concert recording from London in April of 1985 and a DVD of Reckless: The Movie, which features all the promotional videos from the album interspersed with scenes linking the songs.  There's also a Blu-ray version of the original album, historical photos, interviews with Adams and copies of lyric sheets and notes from 1984.

    Since its release, the disc has gone on to sell more than 12 million copies.  In a statement, Bryan says, "Reckless was just the right record at the right time. It was just unstoppable."

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  • Janis Joplin Biopic Starring Amy Adams Expected to Begin Filming in Mid-2015

    Legacy Recordings; ABC/Randy HolmesThe long-gestating Janis Joplin biopic project finally appears to be ready to move forward, with Amy Adams set to portray the influential blues-rock singer.  Deadline reports that Dallas Buyers Club and Wild director Jean-Marc Vallee has agreed to take the helm of the movie, which has a working title of Get It While You Can and is slated to begin shooting in the middle of next year.

    The production features a script by Ron and Theresa Terry, although Dallas Buyers Club screenwriters Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack are in negotiations to revise it, according to Deadline.  Adams has been attached to the project since 2010, when Fernando Meirelles, director of 2002's acclaimed City of God, had been lined up to direct the flick.  The Oscar-nominated actress is planning to do her own singing in the film.

    Last year, The Butler director Lee Daniels told The Hollywood Reporter that a Joplin biopic would be his next project, but those plans apparently have changed.

    Numerous attempts to get a biographical film about Joplin off the ground have been made over the last decade or so.  Other actresses who reportedly have been attached to movies about the late Rock and Roll Hall of Famer singer over the years include Brittany Murphy, Renee Zellweger, pop star Pink, Zooey Deschanel and Tony Award winner Nina Arianda.

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  • Steve Miller Band Lines Up 2015 Tour Dates with Journey, Tower of Power

    Image Courtesy of Tim BrownThis past year saw the Steve Miller Band mount a major North American tour with two other famed San Francisco-based acts: Journey and Tower of Power.  Now, that same bill is set to hit the road again in 2015.

    Miller and his group currently have five dates scheduled with Journey and Tower of Power, running from a March 5 show in Austin, Texas, through a March 15 concert in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Prior to those gigs, the Steve Miller Band has two 2015 headlining shows that will take place on February 19 in Durant, Oklahoma, and February 22 in San Antonio.  Meanwhile, the group just wound down its 2014 itinerary with a performance Saturday in Huntington, New York.

    In addition, the Miller Band has been tapped to perform at the 2015 North American International Auto Show's Charity Preview gala, taking place January 16 at the Cobo Center in Detroit.  The event is billed as "the largest single night fundraiser in the world," and benefits a variety of local Michigan children's charities.  The Charity Preview has brought in more than $96 million since it was first held in 1976.  Tickets to the 2015 event cost $400, and are on sale now at CharityPreview.com.

    Here's a list of all of Steve Miller Band's upcoming performances:

    1/16/15 -- Detroit, MI, North American International Auto Show - Cobo Center
    2/19 -- Durant, OK, Choctaw Resort
    2/22 -- San Antonio, TX, Majestic Theater
    *3/5 -- Austin, TX, Austin 360 Amphitheater
    *3/11 -- Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena
    *3/12 -- Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Memorial Arena
    *3/14 -- Tampa, FL, Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheater
    *3/15 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Cruzan Amphitheater

    * = with Journey and Tower of Power.

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  • Earth Wind & Fire to Perform on "A Home for the Holidays" Special

    PRNewsFoto/Legacy RecordingsEarth Wind & Fire is a part of the entertainment lineup for this year's edition of the CBS special A Home for the Holidays, which airs December 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The show also will include performances by Train, Jennifer Hudson, U.K. pop act Rixton and country artists Ashley Monroe and Dan Shay.

    As always, the special will feature uplifting stories about families whose lives have been changed by adoption from foster care.  Celebrity presenters, some of whom have had their own adoption experiences, or who are involved in children's issues, will also be part of the show.

    Also scheduled to appear on A Home for the Holidays are Katharine McPhee and Jillian Michaels.

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  • Sammy Hagar Says He "Was Honored" to Be Asked to Appear on "The Simpsons"

    2014 TCFFC/FoxSammy Hagar will join an illustrious list of fellow rock stars when he appears tonight in cartoon form on The Simpsons.  The Red Rocker's voice and animated likeness will be featured in an episode titled "Covercraft," in which Homer -- suffering from a mid-life crisis after Moe's bar closes -- becomes the bassist in a cover band with some other local dads.

    Hagar says he jumped at the chance when he was asked to take part in the show, which in the past has featured cameos by such music legends as Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, The Who and Michael Jackson.

    "I liked the list of people that have done it before me, and I was honored," Sammy explained during a press teleconference held Thursday.  He added that he also was excited because it gave him the opportunity to do "something new, something different."

    He also noted that he enjoyed doing the show because he got the chance to ham it up. "I liked being a little bit of a caricature of myself," he said.  "I get to overdo it, and every time I overdo it around the house, you know, I get criticism from my kids and stuff.  So it's really nice to be able to overdo it and get away with it."

    One thing Hagar wasn't too pleased with was the way he looked as a cartoon character.

    "I don't think anyone can relate to themselves as a Simpson," he said with a laugh.  "When I saw it I went, 'Whoa!  Hey!  Hold on here.'  You know, it's pretty funny but, like I said, I can't relate too much to the character except…they got my tennis shoes really right and they got my…flower shirt…my kind of semi-Hawaiian lifestyle look…But [I] couldn't relate to the body and face look."

    Besides that, Hagar said he was so happy with his Simpsons experience that it made him want to become a full-time cast member.

    "It made me want to do voice-overs," he explained.  "I told the guys after I did it…I said, 'Hey man, invent a permanent Simpson character for me and I'll do it.'…I'm telling you, it was really, really fun."

    Sammy revealed that at this stage in his career, he's very interested in trying things he hasn't done before, so beyond doing voice-overs he'd like to try his hand at acting in a film.

    "I'd love to have a bit part in a movie," he said.  "Not like a star, but I would love to…try some things like that, where I can be some other character.  I'm tired of being Sammy, you know what I mean?"

    You can check out a video featuring behind-the-scenes footage of Hagar recording his Simpsons cameo on RollingStone.comThe Simpsons airs Sundays on Fox at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.

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  • Jackson Browne, Robert Plant Featured on Season Finale of PBS' "Austin City Limits"

    Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Americana MusicThe season finale of the long-running PBS performance series Austin City Limits will premiere Saturday at 9 p.m. ET.  The show will feature highlights from the 2014 Americana Music Association's 13th annual Honors and Awards ceremony, which took place this past September at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

    The event included performances by Jackson Browne, Robert Plant, Rosanne Cash, folk-blues veteran Taj Mahal and country legend Loretta Lynn.  Browne was honored with the Spirit of Americana Award at the ceremony, and during his appearance he performed "The Long Way Around," a song from his new album, Standing in the Breach.  Plant, meanwhile, joined his one-time musical and romantic partner Patty Griffin for a rendition of her tune "Ohio."

    You can watch a video preview of Browne's performance now at RollingStone.com.

    Here's a complete set list for Saturday's Austin City Limits episode:

    "Feather's Not a Bird" -- Rosanne Cash
    "Truck Stop Gospel" -- Parker Millsap
    "Coal Miner's Daughter"-- Loretta Lynn
    "Snake Eyes" -- The Milk Carton Kids
    "You Can't Judge a Book" -- Americana All-Star Band
    "Ingrato Amor" -- Flaco Jimenez
    "The Long Way Around" -- Jackson Browne
    "Grass Is Greener" -- St. Paul & the Broken Bones
    "You Can't Be Told" -- Valerie June
    "Ohio" -- Patty Griffin & Robert Plant
    "Statesboro Blues" -- Taj Mahal
    "Cover Me Up" -- Jason Isbell
    "Life of Sin" -- Sturgill Simpson

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  • R.E.M. Documentary Making Television Debut on Saturday

    Image Courtesy of REMHQ.comR.E.M. by MTV, the new documentary exploring the relationship between the legendary band and the music network, will be making its television debut on Saturday.  The documentary will air at 9 p.m. ET on VH1 Classic and Palladia.

    R.E.M. and MTV have been linked since they both began -- the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers released their first album in 1981 just weeks before MTV premiered its first video.  Directed by Alexander Young, R.E.M. by MTV exclusively uses archival footage to trace the history between the two rising stars.

    "It occurred to us that there's all this footage of some of the band's absolute career highlights sitting in some MTV vaults in London and New York -- and thanks to a lot of effort and digging and arranging, this is our chance to share that music with various generations of R.E.M. fans in a pretty unique release," says longtime R.E.M. manager Bertis Downs.  "And Alexander Young's documentary is a fine way to tell the story of R.E.M. through its various twists and turns, as captured in real time by MTV's cameras -- it has some great funny bits too!"

    R.E.M. by MTV is part of a six-DVD collection entitled REMTV, which includes more than 14 hours of material.  REMTV will be released on Monday, November 24.

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  • Paul McCartney Loves Dylan's Contribution to Tribute Album, but Isn't Sure If Everyone Will

    MPL/Mary McCartneyThe star-studded Paul McCartney tribute album The Art of McCartney was released this past week, featuring renditions of the rock legend's songs by such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, Roger Daltrey and many many more.  During a BBC Radio interview Wednesday, McCartney himself chatted about the compilation, marveling about the "amazing people" the producers got to take part in the project.

    One star McCartney said he was particularly glad contributed to the record was Dylan, although he admitted that the lauded singer/songwriter's weathered vocals might not be everyone's cup of tea.

    "[With] his croaky old voice…he's doing one of my songs called 'Things We Said Today,'" Sir Paul pointed out in the interview, before proceeding to imitate Bob's rendition.  Macca added, "I think I was saying…'If I started singing like that they'd shoot me.'  Bob's great, you know.  I love it…It's just, you're either a fan or you're not, and I'm a big fan of his."

    McCartney also revealed that The Art of McCartney producer Ralph Sall had asked him to take part in the recording, but he didn't think it was a good idea.

    "I said, 'Well, I can't, 'cause if it's a tribute I've got to just sort of be thankful they're doing it.  I can't get involved in my own tribute,'" he recalls.  "So I just let them get on with it.  He's done a good job, really."

    Meanwhile, McCartney reported that the next project he's focusing on is an animated feature film based on a 2005 children's book he co-wrote called High in the Clouds.  Sir Paul said his "main job is to do the music," but he also will voice one of the characters in the movie.

    The former Beatle also talked a little bit about "Hope for the Future," the theme song he wrote for the recently released video game Destiny that's expected to be issued as a single soon.

    McCartney's BBC Radio interview is streaming now at BBC.co.uk.  His segment begins at about the 37-minute mark.

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  • Tickets for Bob Dylan MusiCares Tribute Being Auctioned to Aid Grammy Charities

    Image Courtesy of William ClaxtonA new charity auction is offering the chance to attend the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year benefit, which will feature an all-star tribute to Bob Dylan.  The event will be held on February 6 in Los Angeles, and will honor the singer/songwriter's musical contributions, as well as his humanitarian and philanthropic efforts.

    The winning bidder and a guest will receive two premium tickets to the event, as well as passes to private rehearsals that will be held the day before.  Bidding on the MusiCares Person of the Year package will be open until December 10 at CharityBuzz.com.

    Among the many big-name artists scheduled to perform at the gala are Neil Young, Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Mellencamp, Bonnie Raitt, Eddie Vedder, Tom Jones, Jack White, Los Lobos, Willie Nelson and Beck.

    The experience is just one of many VIP packages being offered as part of the Grammy Foundation and MusiCares' second annual holiday auction, which raises money for educational programs and to aid members of the music community who've fallen on hard times.

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  • Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Lionel Richie Among Honorees at "Billboard" Touring Awards

    Rankin; Library of CongressThe Rolling Stones, Billy Joel and Lionel Richie were among the honorees at this year's Billboard Touring Awards, which recognizes achievements in concert touring business.  The event was held Thursday night at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.

    The Stones won the Top Boxscore prize, for a three-show engagement at the Tokyo Dome in Japan in February and March of this year.  The British rock legends beat out Paul McCartney and U.K. boy band One Direction for the award, which honors the highest-grossing single engagement by an artist.

    Joel took home the Concert Marketing & Promotion Award for his ongoing residency at New York's Madison Square Garden.  The Rolling Stones' 50 and Counting Tour won the same award last year.

    Richie was on hand to accept the Legend of Live Award, which recognizes his lifetime achievements as a touring act.

    The evening's big winner was One Direction, which was presented with the Top Tour and Top Draw prizes.

    The awards are based on numbers reported to Billboard magazine from October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014.  You can check out a complete list of winners at Billboard.com.

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    NETFLIX PICKS UP TINA FEY SERIES: Netflix has picked up the new comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The show was originally picked up by NBC for mid-season but Netflix snatched it up for launch in March. The network said in a statement, "When the opportunity arose for Tina Fey and Robert Carlock to premiere their new show on Netflix with a two-season commitment, we decided this was the best possible scenario to launch this captivating new series." Kimmy stars Ellie Kemper as a woman who starts over after escaping from a doomsday cult.

    FOX MOVES 'GLEE' TO FRIDAYS: Fox has announced that the final season of Glee will air on Fridays. The last batch of episodes will kick off with a two-hour premiere on January 9th. The series finale will air on March 20th also as a two-hour episode.

    'ZOOLANDER' SEQUEL ADDS PENELOPE CRUZ: Penelope Cruz has been added to the cast of Zoolander 2. Her role has not been revealed but she joins the returning actors from the first film including Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and reportedly Will Ferrell. Justin Theroux wrote the script that Stiller will also be directing.

    JULIA STILES TO APPEAR ON 'THE MINDY PROJECT': Julia Stiles has booked a guest-starring gig on an upcoming holiday-themed episode of The Mindy Project. Her character will be introduced in the episode airing December 9th where she takes an interest to Ike Barinholtz's nurse Morgan. She is also an old friend of Chris Messina's character, Danny.

    SPIKE TV ORDERS 'LIP SYNC BATTLE': Spike TV is turning Jimmy Fallon's popular Lip Sync Battle segment from The Tonight Show into a game show. The series will go into production in January and is expected to debut on April 2nd, 2015. Fallon, John Krasinski, and Stephen Merchant will all perform on the first episode. They will also be executive producers on the show.

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  • ONE DIRECTION TAKES HOME THE AWARD FOR ARTIST OF THE YEAR AT THE AMAS

    Celebs new and old gathered at the Nokia Theater in L.A. last night (November 23rd) for the 2014 American Music Awards. Host Pitbull kicked off the show following Taylor Swift's opening performance in the audience and energetically made his way to the stage. Pitbull introduced himself and got the audience in a great mood by cracking a few funny jokes.

    • Some of last night's winners include Iggy Azalea, One Direction and Taylor Swift. Iggy -- who is a first-time award winner, took home Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. 1D nabbed the awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group and one of the biggest awards of the night, Artist of the Year. Taylor -- who recently transition to pop genre, went home with the Dick Clark Award for Excellence.

    WINNERS

    • ARTIST OF THE YEAR - One Direction
    • NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR - 5 Seconds of Summer
    • SINGLE OF THE YEAR - Katy Perry, "Dark Horse" feat. Juicy J
    • FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK - Sam Smith
    • FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - POP/ROCK - Katy Perry
    • FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP - POP/ROCK - One Direction
    • FAVORITE ALBUM - POP/ROCK - One Direction, Midnight Memories
    • FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - COUNTRY - Luke Bryan
    • FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - COUNTRY - Carrie Underwood
    • FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP - COUNTRY - Florida Georgia Line
    • FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY - Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am
    • FAVORITE ARTIST - RAP/HIP-HOP - Iggy Azalea
    • FAVORITE ALBUM - RAP/HIP-HOP - Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
    • FAVORITE MALE ARTIST - SOUL/R&B - John Legend
    • FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST - SOUL/R&B - Beyonce
    • FAVORITE ALBUM - SOUL/R&B - Beyonce, Beyonce
    • FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK - Imagine Dragons
    • FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY - Katy Perry
    • FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN - Enrique Iglesias
    • FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL - Casting Crowns
    • FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC - Calvin Harris
    • TOP SOUNDTRACK - Frozen
    • DICK CLARK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE - Taylor Swift

    PERFORMANCES

    • Taylor Swift kicked off the show with a pop, performing her new record "Blank Space." With a theme replicating the concept from the music video, Taylor worked the stage filled with dancers, empty picture frames, flames, and hot guys doing choreographed dance moves.
    • Charli XCX performed a prom-themed rendition of her record "Boom Clap" with pink, white and red balloon arches and towers. Midway through "Boom Clap" she ripped off her prom dress and changed into a leather skirt and bralette number and performed her new single "Break The Rules."
    • With help from Wyclef, Magic! performed their hit reggae hit "Rude." After Wyclef experienced the first wardrobe malfunction of the night, struggling to get his leather jacket off, he and lead singer Nasri continued their performance in the audience.
    • 5 Seconds of Summer performed their record "What I Like About You."
    • Imagine Dragons hit the stage for an energy-filled performance of "I Bet My Life" with help from a live choir.
    • With a hip-hop flare, Sam Smith belted the vocals of his record "I'm Not The Only One" with A$AP Rocky.
    • With an intro from her mentor T.I., Iggy hit the stage for a press conference themed performance of "Fancy" with Charli XCX. She also performed "Beg For It."
    • Lorde started off slow, but picked up the momentum during her performance of "Yellow Flicker Beat."
    • Ariana Grande graced the stage in a long black lace gown and kicks off her medley with a sultry performance of "Problem." She then segued into "Break Free." Ari concluded the performance with "Love Me Harder" will help from The Weeknd.
    • The master of ceremonies -- Pitbull, hit the stage and performed "Give Me Everything" with Ne-Yo.
    • Selena Gomez gave an emotional performance of her new record "Heart Wants What It Wants" for the first time-ever.
    • One Direction performed "Night Changes."
    • Lil Wayne hit the stage with rumored girlfriend Christina Milian and performed the next single from his album Tha Carter V, "Start A Fire." Nicki Minaj followed Wayne and performed "Bed of Lies" with Skylar Grey.
    • The Black Eyed Peas' own Fergie hit the stage L.A.-style with DJ Mustard and YG to perform her new single "L.A.Love (la la)." Towards the end of the performance, Fergie suffered the second wardrobe malfunction when she couldn't get part of her costume off.
    • Garth Brooks performed "People Loving People" live from Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
    • Mary J. Blige hit the stage and gave a sultry performance of "Therapy."
    • Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande channelled their inner gold member and got sexy for their performance of "Bang Bang" with Jessie J.
    • Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea closed out the show with their booties and performed "Booty."

    BEST DRESSED

    • Rita Ora said that her ensemble was a last minute decision, but you wouldn't have known. With minimal makeup and her hair in a bun, Rita glowed on the red carpet in a flattering yellow full-length gown.
    • Julianna Hough picked the perfect hue. In a reddish orange gown with front detailing, Julianna nailed her look and her slick-back hairstyle was an absolute plus.
    • Although Nicki Minaj appeared a bit unbothered during her red carpet interview, Nicki stunned in a black mini dress, with a simple black bob haircut and black pumps.
    • One word to describe Selena Gomez's red carpet look: regal. Selena wore a long fitted black, backless gown that hugged her every possible curve.
    • Jessie J was simply flawless in a white pants suit wearing her hair bone straight.

    EH, ALMOST?

    • Something about Jordin Sparks' ensemble just wasn't riveting. Her gold gown was kind of just . . . there.
    • Jhene Aiko's long rust-colored dress with it's bejeweled neckline appeared a bit overwhelming. Possibly because it was too much for her small frame? Or maybe the dress had too much tulle? Eh, not sure.

    WORST DRESSED

    • Zendaya just did too much. From the hair, to the baby blue bra-thing, to the gold number. Just . . . too much.
    • Heidi Klum's high-split, zigzag two piece was utterly confusing.
    • Perhaps if Bleona Qereti was going to a nude beach, her ensemble would have been fitting. Perhaps.
    • Jennifer Lopez's makeup and hair was flawless! Her skin-toned bandage dress, not. so. much. Sorry, J.Lo!
    • Gigi Hadid's pantsuit, with the exposed bra, was a lot to digest. Still trying to digest it, actually.

    TV BROADCAST SOUND

    • In clip one, 5 Seconds of Summer wins New Artist.

    "Wow! I didn't even know if this think worked. Uh, hello! Thank you so much, I was meant to say something and I forget, this is the first time I have ever done this. This is amazing for us. I'd like to give a big thank you to our team at Capitol. Joe, Steve, Nick, the Lot. Thank you to the management team, who shared our vision and supported us since day one. Thank you to our crew that has been there from the start. We did it lads! Thank you to our fans and this really shows a little band from Sydney can do great things. Thank you, guys. You guys rule."

    AUDIO: 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS TAYLOR SWIFT WINS EXCELLENCE AWARD
    AUDIO: 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS SAM SMITH WINS POP ROCK MALE
    AUDIO: 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS ONE DIRECTION WINS BEST POP GROUP
    AUDIO: 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS ONE DIRECTION WINS ARTIST OF THE YEAR
    AUDIO: 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS LUKE BRYAN WINS COUNTRY MALE
    AUDIO: 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS KATY PERRY WINS POP ROCK FEMALE
    AUDIO: 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS IMAGINE DRAGONS WINS ALTERNATIVE ROCK ARTIST
    AUDIO: 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS IGGY AZALEA WINS BEST HIP HOP ARTIST
    AUDIO: 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS IGGY AZALEA WINS BEST HIP HOP ALBUM
    AUDIO: 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS BRANTLY GILBERT WINS COUNTRY ALBUM
    AUDIO: 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER WINS NEW ARTIST
    AUDIO: AMAS 2014 - 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER'S LUKE HEMMINGS ON OPENING FOR ONE DIRECTION
    AUDIO: AMAS 2014 - 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER'S LUKE HEMMINGS ON WINNING FIRST AMA
    AUDIO: AMAS 2014 - BRANTLEY GILBERT ON SPOTIFY ISSUE
    AUDIO: AMAS 2014 - BRANTLEY GILBERT ON WHO HE FORGOT TO THANK
    AUDIO: AMAS 2014 - IMAGINE DRAGONS' DAN REYNOLDS ON THEIR SECOND ALBUM
    AUDIO: AMAS 2014 - LUKE BRYAN ON WHAT MUSIC HE WOULD MAKE IF NOT COUNTRY
    AUDIO: AMAS 2014 - LUKE BRYAN ON WINNING FAVORITE MALE COUNTRY ARTIST FOR THIRD TIME
    AUDIO: AMAS 2014 - NE-YO ON PERFORMING WITH PITBULL
    AUDIO: AMAS 2014 - WYCLEF JEAN ON HIS PERFORMANCE
    AUDIO: AMAS 2014 - WYCLEF JEAN ON IF THE FUGEES MADE ANOTHER ALBUM

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  • REPORT: SCARLETT JOHANSSON HAD A SECRET WEDDING

    Scarlett Johansson may have secretly tied the knot to fiancé Romain Dauriac. According to E! Online, there are rumors circulating that the couple has already exchanged vows after Scarlett was spotted at event on Thursday (November 20th) wearing new bling on her ring finger.

    The new mom attended the event with her twin brother, Hunter, and was spotted wearing a gold ring in addition to the engagement ring she's been wearing since Romain proposed last year. Scarlett was also recently seen looking at houses for her new family in the Los Feliz Hills area of L.A.

    • She discussed the idea of marrying again after her divorce from Ryan Reynolds in the May issue of Glamour saying, "I feel I know now more of what I need in a relationship, what I want in a relationship. And I know I have more tools to communicate, not just with my partner, but with myself. That's not necessarily any reflection of who I was married to or what was happening in my marriage, but really where I was in my life."
    • Scarlett and Romain are parents to Rose Dorothy who was born back in September.

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  • WEEKEND MOVIE WRAP-UP

    Fans of the Hunger Games series helped boost Mockingjay Part I to become the highest grossing movie of 2014 so far. The third installment of the series raked in around $124 million over the weekend.

    Despite the big box office numbers, Mockingjay failed to surpass the opening weekends earned by the first two movies -- Hunger Games and Catching Fire. Catching Fire brought in $158 million last year and the first movie nabbed $152.5 million.

    • Last weekend's top earner, Dumb and Dumber To, fell into fourth place while Big Hero 6 and Interstellar held onto second and third place.
    • Gone Girl also managed to stay in fifth place by adding $2.8 million to its overall gross.

    THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES -- NOVEMBER 21 - NOVEMBER 23

    1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part I, $124.8M
    2. Big Hero 6, $20M
    3. Interstellar, $15M
    4. Dumb and Dumber To, $14M
    5. Gone Girl, $2.8M
    6. Beyond the Lights, $2.6M
    7. St. Vincent, $2.28M
    8. Fury, $1.89M
    9. Birdman, $1.86M
    10. The Theory Of Everything, $1.5M

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  • INSIDE THE CANCELLATION OF 'THE QUEEN LATIFAH SHOW'

    CBS' decision to pull the plug on The Queen Latifah Show last week has sparked some rumors about why the show is ending after only two seasons. Some sources insist the cancellation was just a matter of ratings but others suggest there may be something more at play.

    One insider told The Wrap, "When they launched the second season, they knew it was make or break time. The writing was already on the wall." Latifah was also supposedly only under contract for two years and has been prepared for the end.

    • There are several talk show projects launching soon that would create some competition for Queen's show. Tyra Banks and the co-hosts of The F.A.B. will debut next fall along with a new project in development with Jerry O'Connell.
    • The first season was the highest rated new talk show of the year but the overall ratings were still disappointing to the network.
    • Queen posted a letter to herself on Facebook on Friday (November 21st) to address the cancellation which read:

    Dear Dana,

    Just a little note to say Thank You...Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running. Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed "True Grit"! Your Family, Partners, Staff and Crew showed up with you every step of the way. Be very proud of that! Not everyone can say the same. You can also say you have been a blessing to and been blessed by amazing guests and incredible audiences for this show. We truly changed people's lives for the better. So...STAY POSITIVE, STAY STRONG, and most importantly, STAY OPEN...There is so much more God has in store!
    Lovingly, You!

    P.S. This letter is for me, my staff, my crew, and everyone who was by my side for this incredible journey. The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome…believe in yourself and continue to fly.

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  • DONALD TRUMP WEIGHS IN ON BILL COSBY

    Donald Trump attended an event in New York City last week where he offered E! News his opinion on Bill Cosby's recent bad press stemming from the women coming forward claiming he sexually assaulted them.

    The Celebrity Apprentice host said, "Well, I think it's very sad and frankly I don't think he's handling it well. He should say something because he's being accused of terrible things -- and to have absolutely no comment, I think, he's getting very bad advice from a PR standpoint, and he should do it differently. He's not doing a good job of handling it."

    • Bill and Donald previously had beef back in 2011 when the comedian appeared on the Today show saying that Trump was "full of it" and should "run for president or shut up."
    • Despite his recent negative publicity, Bill has been receiving standing ovations during appearances in Philadelphia, Florida, and the Bahamas.
    • His lawyer released another statement late last week saying, "The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40 or even 50 years ago have escalated past the point of absurdity. These brand new claims about alleged decades-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous, and it is completely illogical that so many people would have said nothing, done nothing and made no reports to law enforcement or asserted civil claims if they thought they had been assaulted over a span of so many years. Lawsuits are filed against people in the public eye every day. There has never been a shortage of lawyers willing to represent people with claims against rich, powerful men, so it makes no sense that not one of these new women who just came forward for the first time now ever asserted a legal claim back at the time they alleged they had been sexually assaulted. This situation is an unprecedented example of the media's breakneck rush to run stories without any corroboration or adherence to traditional journalistic standards...It is long past time for this media vilification of Mr. Cosby to stop."

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  • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

    GWYNETH PALTROW RECIPE APPEARS TO DISS MARTHA STEWART: Gwyneth Paltrow is offering fans a new recipe on her GOOP website called Jailbird Cake that is thought to be a little jab at rival Martha Stewart. The cake is made up of chocolate wafers and whipped cream that resembles prison bars. Martha spent time in the big house back in 2004 for insider trading. Stewart previously took a jab at Gwyneth by publishing a piece called "Conscious Coupling" in Martha Stewart Living to make fun Paltrow's split from Chris Martin.

    ROBERT PATTINSON'S PDA-FILLED DAY WITH FKA TWIGS: Robert Pattinson spent the day with girlfriend FKA Twigs on Friday (November 21st) in L.A. where he was photographed grabbing onto her butt as they went to lunch. The Rover star also hit up FKA's concert later in the day at the Regent Theater. A source told US Weekly, "He definitely knew the songs and the set. He would always perk up and turn his full attention towards the stage when she danced."

    ROBIN WILLIAMS' SON OPENS UP ABOUT FATHER'S DEATH: Robin Williams' son, Zak Williams, broke his silence about his dad's death for the first time last week while attending a fundraiser for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. He told the crowd, "We're doing okay. We're acclimating to the new normal. Everything is step by step. Personally, my wife and I are focusing on doing a lot of good. She runs the San Francisco office of Human Rights Watch, and we're working with them to do good in the world." Robin died on August 11th.

    ALEC BALDWIN'S STALKER STRIKES AGAIN: Page Six is reporting that Genevieve Sabourin, the woman arrested for stalking Alec Baldwin, allegedly violated a restraining order to keep away from him last Friday (November 21st) when she showed up at his home. Sources say she was not arrested. Genevieve was released from Rikers Island just one day earlier.

    KIM KARDASHIAN CANCELS TRIP TO INDIA: Kim Kardashian has had to cancel her planned trip to India where she was scheduled to appear on their version of Big Brother. She explained the last-minute change on Instagram writing, "To all my wonderful fans in India, I'm so disappointed I wasn't able to come to India as planned. When the opportunity presented itself to make the trip, there was a short window to coordinate all of the elements necessary to make it happen. Unfortunately, time ran out so the trip has been canceled. I look forward to rescheduling and meeting everyone soon." A source explained to the Hindustan Times, "Kim had to go to Dubai from India, but as per visa rules she had to appear at the consulate office in Mumbai as she was coming from a foreign country and heading to another foreign country. Unfortunately, her schedule is too tight and she would have been left with no time if she had squeezed in a visit to the consulate. She had to therefore cancel her India trip as she had a lot of commitments in Dubai."

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  • PRINCE HARRY SAYS SOME CHARITIES ARE BUILT ON EGOS

    Prince Harry participated in the fifth annual Sentebale Polo Cup in Abu Dhabi last week where he explained why some charitable organizations are more worthwhile causes than others.

    He said, "There are so many charities that are, dare I say it, built around egos. A lot of charities survive on those egos. But from my point of view and from us at the foundation, being in that position we have the opportunity to bring so many people that are doing great things together to improve things quicker, rather than waiting five years."

    • Harry also addressed the issues with Sentebale, the charity he co-founded with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, saying, "It started really, really small, a very small group of us saying we're not going to use the funds for other people, it's going to be all for the kids and pretending we knew what we were doing. Ten years down the line we have made a couple of mistakes and in turn learned from our mistakes."
    • According to The Telegraph, only eight percent of donations made back in 2008 actually went toward helping the people of Lesotho but that number jumped up to 65% by 2010.

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  • KENDALL JENNER COMPARES HERSELF TO HANNAH MONTANA

    Kendall Jenner's career has her feeling like Hannah Montana. The 19-year-old was recently profiled in The New York Times where she explained how she balances her reality TV job with her rising status in the modeling world.

    She explained, "It's definitely two different worlds. I feel like Hannah Montana. But it's fun." Kendall went on to discuss her sudden rise in the fashion world saying, "It's something that I didn't really expect to happen so quickly. It's so crazy. I just want to be the best me I can be. So having the power that social media does, I think just seeing how many people care about you and seeing how many people, like, want to watch what you're doing, it just makes you really want to do the best you can do."

    • Kendall recently scored contracts as the face of Estee Lauder and as the star of the upcoming ad campaign for Karl Lagerfeld's 2015 spring collection.

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