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Win Joan Jett CD's on Face Book

Go to our Face Book Page at Classic Hits 92.5 and share the photo of one of the two CD's we're giving away and you're qualified to win. Winners will be announced Feb. 4. Good luck!!!

 


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


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.


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.


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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

 

  • First Known Color Film of The Beatles to Be Sold at UK Auction on Thursday

    Image Courtesy of Ewbank's AuctioneersAn eight-millimeter film of The Beatles at the ABC theater in Blackpool, England, that's considered to be the earliest known color footage of the band is up for bid as part of a memorabilia auction scheduled for this Thursday in Surrey, U.K.  Shot in 1963, the silent three-and-a-half-minute film shows the Fab Four performing on stage and clowning around and socializing backstage at the venue.

    The footage was shot by Chas McDevitt, the leader of a popular skiffle group who was on the bill at that evening's show.  The lot also includes a DVD copy of the flick, a letter from McDevitt and a copyright letter from the film's current owner.  It's estimated to sell for between 7,000 and 9,000 pounds, or between about $10,500 and $13,500.   You can watch a brief clip of the footage at the official Ewbank's Fine Art Auctions YouTube channel.

    Also going on the block is a collection of 109 black-and-white negatives of previously unreleased photos of The Beatles taken during their first trip to the U.S. in 1964.  The images, which were taken by the photographer Eve Bowen, include pics of the band on The Ed Sullivan Show, on a train headed to New York City, performing in Washington, D.C., and rehearsing in Miami.  The negatives, which will be sold with full copyright, are estimated to bring in between 8,000 and 12,000 pounds, or between about $12,000 and $18,000.

    Other collectibles being sold at the auction include items related to The Rolling Stones, Queen, Eric Clapton, The Who, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and more.  To see the complete list of memorabilia up for bid, visit EwbankAuctions.co.uk.

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  • 40th Anniversary Edition of Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy" Album Due Out in March

    Capitol Nashville/UMeGlen Campbell's music made its biggest impact on the country charts, but many of his songs also became major pop hits.  The singer/guitarist's biggest crossover success came in 1975, when he topped the Billboard Hot 100 with the title track to his Rhinestone Cowboy album.  Now, an expanded version of the album is scheduled to be released on March 31 in celebration of the record's 40th anniversary.

    The CD and digital versions of the reissue will feature five bonus tracks, including a remixes of "Rhinestone Cowboy" and the #11 pop hit "Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)" that previously were only available on Campbell's 2009 Greatest Hits collection.  The other extra songs are the studio outtake "Quits"; "Record Collector's Dream," the B-side of the "Rhinestone Cowboy" single; and the studio version of "Coming Home," a song released as a single in Japan in 1975.

    The Rhinestone Cowboy album peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200, while topping the Country Albums chart.  As for the song, it was the second-best-selling 1975 single in the U.S., and was honored as Single of the Year at the ACM Awards, and also won People's Choice Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Single and Favorite Country Single.

    A remastered, high-quality vinyl version of the Rhinestone Cowboy album, featuring the original track list, also will be available on March 31.

    Here's the track list for the Rhinestone Cowboy: 40th Anniversary Edition CD and digital download:

    "Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)"
    "Comeback"
    "Count on Me"
    "I Miss You Tonight"
    "My Girl"
    "Rhinestone Cowboy"
    "I'd Build a Bridge"
    "Pencils for Sale"
    "Marie"
    "We're Over"

    Bonus Tracks
    "Record Collector's Dream"
    "Coming Home"
    "Quits"
    "Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)" (Remix)
    "Rhinestone Cowboy" (Remix)

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  • Watch Trailer for "Aerosmith Rocks Donington" Concert Film; Steven Tyler Confirmed for Pre-Super Bowl Party

    Image Courtesy of Fathom EventsAn official trailer for the recently announced Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 concert film that's scheduled to be screened in theaters across the U.S. on February 26 has premiered online.  The minute-long clip features a montage of exciting footage from the rock legends' performance at the U.K.'s massive Download Festival, which took place last June.

    The video includes segments of performances of such Aerosmith classics as "Sweet Emotion," "Love in an Elevator," "Janie's Got a Gun," "Walk This Way" and "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)."

    As previously reported, Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 will be shown in more than 300 U.S. theaters, and is the first in a monthly run of cinematic concert events dubbed the "Classic Music Series."  The screenings will begin at 7 p.m. local time.  You can buy tickets and find out more information at FathomEvents.com.

    In other news, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has been officially confirmed as part of the lineup for Rolling Stone magazine's pre-Super Bowl party this Saturday at 9 p.m. local time at The Venue Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    Those attending the bash will enjoy performances by Tyler and U.K. pop star Charli XCX, an open bar, themed activities, surprise guest appearances and more.  This year's event will be the fourth annual pre-Super Bowl party hosted by the magazine.

    The game itself, Super Bowl 49, takes place Sunday, February 1, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

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  • Billy Joel Announces New Concert Dates, Including 24th Show of Madison Square Garden Residency

    Credit: Myrna SuarezBilly Joel has announced a bunch of new concert dates for 2015.

    The Piano Man will make his return to Fenway Park in Boston on July 16, becoming the first artist to perform at the ballpark in two consecutive years.  In addition, on July 25, Joel will play at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.  It'll be his first show in the city in nearly four decades.

    Billy also has a slew of new shows lined up through the fall.  On September 16, he'll be playing at the Pepsi Center in Denver; on November 6, he'll perform at the Toyota Center in Houston; and on December 5, he'll do a show at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Additionally, on December 17, Joel will be playing the record-breaking 24th show of his ongoing residency at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

    Tickets for all these new dates go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 6, at 10 a.m. local time.

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  • Paul McCartney Schedules Japanese Concerts in April

    Credit: MJ KimPaul McCartney has announced his first 2015 dates of his ongoing Out There tour, a four-show visit to Japan that will take place in April.  The concerts are scheduled for April 21 at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka and April 23, 25 and 27 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo.

    Last May, Sir Paul was forced to cancel a series of shows in Japan when he was taken ill with a virus, and he's excited to return to the country this year.

    "I cannot wait to get back to Japan and have some more great rocking rolling nights together," McCartney says in a new video message.  "It was lovely to be there in two-thousand-and-13 and we had some fun.  It was also very disappointing not to be able to perform there last year, but I want to thank all you lovely people for the great messages you sent me.  It was very kind.  Thank you so much.  So listen, we're coming back and we're gonna rock, we're gonna roll, we're gonna do it together.  Let's have some fun!  Saiko! [Awesome]."

    As usual, Paul will be accompanied by his longtime backing band at the shows, which will feature a mix of Beatles classics, solo hits and songs from McCartney's most recent studio album, 2013's NEW.

    Tickets for the Japanese concerts go on sale February 28 at 10 a.m. local time.

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  • ZZ Top and Weezer to Perform as "Wee-Z Top" This Monday on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

    Image Courtesy of ABCZZ Top will team up with modern rockers Weezer next week for the first installment of a new Jimmy Kimmel Live! segment called "Mash Up Mondays," that will feature unlikely one-off collaborative performances by two popular music acts.  The Texas trio and Weezer will join forces to form "Wee-Z Top" -- a name coined by host Jimmy Kimmel -- on this Monday's episode of the late night show, which airs on ABC at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT.

    The showcase, which will take place each Monday in February -- also will feature funk great Morris Day performing with pop-rock sister act HAIM as "Morris Day and the HAIM" on February 9, and soul star Aloe Blacc collaborating with R&B group Blackstreet as "Aloe Blaccstreet" on February 16.  The artists who will perform on the February 23 edition of "Mash-Up Monday" haven't been revealed.

    Meanwhile, in case you missed it, ZZ Top visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! this past Monday, January 26, and performed three tunes -- the band's recent song "Gotsta Get Paid" and the classics "Tush" and "La Grange."  You can watch video of the performances online at the Jimmy Kimmel Live! official site and YouTube channel.

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  • Brian Wilson's New Solo Album, "No Pier Pressure," to Be Released on April 7

    Capitol RecordsBrian Wilson has unveiled full details about his latest solo album, No Pier Pressure, which will be released on April 7.  The record sees the founding Beach Boys mastermind teaming up with a variety of guest artists, including former band mates Al Jardine, David Marks and Blondie Chaplin, as well as acclaimed trumpet player Mark Isham.

    Wilson also tapped the talents of a variety of younger music artists whom he's inspired, among them fun. frontman Nate Ruess, country singer Kacey Musgraves, indie-pop duo She & Him's Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, and Capital Cities' Sebu Simonian.  In addition, a number of well-known studio musicians were brought in to play on the album, including bassist/producer Don Was, guitarist Dean Parks and drummers Jim Keltner and Kenny Aronoff, as well as several members of Brian's touring group, his former band mate Jeffrey Foskett and Jardine's son Matt.

    One surprising omission from the list of collaborators is rock guitar legend Jeff Beck, whose previously reported contributions to the No Pier Pressure sessions apparently did not make the final cut.

    Brian initially had envisioned the new album as a follow-up to The Beach Boys' 2012 reunion project That's Why God Made the Radio, but when that plan fell through he decided to call on a variety of contemporary artists to take part in the recording.

    No Pier Pressure will be available as a standard CD and digital download featuring 13 songs, a deluxe edition CD and download with three bonus tracks, and a 180-gram two-LP vinyl set featuring the same 16 tunes as the deluxe version of the album.

    Here is the track list for the deluxe version of No Pier Pressure:

    "This Beautiful Day"
    "Runaway Dancer" (featuring Sebu Simonian)
    "What Ever Happened" (featuring Al Jardine and David Marks)
    "On the Island" (featuring She & Him)
    "Our Special Love" (featuring Peter Hollens)
    "The Right Time" (featuring Al Jardine and David Marks)
    "Guess You Had to Be There" (featuring Kacey Musgraves)
    *"Don't Worry"
    *"Somewhere Quiet"
    *"I'm Feeling Sad"
    "Tell Me Why" (featuring Al Jardine)
    "Sail Away" (featuring Blondie Chaplin and Al Jardine)
    "One Kind of Love"
    "Saturday Night" (featuring Nate Ruess)
    "The Last Song"
    "Half Moon Bay"

    * = not featured on the standard version.

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  • Lady Gaga, John Legend & More Join Lineup for Grammy Salute to Stevie Wonder

    Credit: Eddie WolflThe lineup for the upcoming TV special Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life -- An All-Star GRAMMY Salute continues to expand.

    Pop stars Lady Gaga, John Legend and Ariana Grande, as well as country group The Band Perry, are the latest additions to the bill, which already includes Willie Nelson, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Janelle Monáe, Ed Sheeran and Usher.  As previously reported, the special will pay tribute to Stevie Wonder by featuring current acts performing songs from the Motown legend's catalog.  Wonder is the only artist ever to win Album of the Year at the Grammys three out of four consecutive years.

    The show will be recorded February 10 in Los Angeles, two days after this year's Grammy Awards, and will air February 16 on CBS at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  LL Cool J, who is hosting the Grammy ceremony, will host the salute as well.

    In conjunction with the Wonder celebration, Stevie's platinum-selling 2002 hits compilation, The Definitive Collection, has been remastered for iTunes.  The 21-track set features a selection of memorable tunes spanning from Wonder's chart-topping debut single, 1963's "Fingertips (Part 2)," through his most recent solo #1 hit, 1985's "Part Time Lover."

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  • Doobie Brothers Launch New "Concert Club" Giving Fans Access to Special Ticket Offers and Merchandise

    Credit: Jim SheaThe Doobie Brothers have launched a new fan club that will give their biggest fans access to premium seats and special packages, as well as being treated to a variety of cool themed merchandise and collectibles.  For an annual fee of $39.99, the "Takin' It to the Streets Concert Club" offers participants priority access to pre-sale tickets and VIP packages to select shows, while members also receive a Doobie Brothers guitar-pick set, blanket and limited-edition lithograph, as well as the chance to enter special contests and giveaways.

    "Music has changed a lot during our career, but one thing hasn't: fans want the best concert-going experience possible," says Doobies singer/guitarist Tom Johnston.  "We want to make sure our super fans have access to the best seats, our newest merch and also get rewarded for their loyalty."

    Among the VIP experiences that can be purchased for the band's 2015 tour dates is the VIP Front Row Meet & Greet Package, which includes a reserved seat in the first row, an in-person meeting and photo with members of the group, plus a Doobie Brothers belt buckle, tote bag, ear buds and laminate.

    To join The Doobies' Takin' It to the Streets Concert Club and check out the band's current tour itinerary, visit FanClub.DoobieBros.com.

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  • Tom Petty Issues Statement Regarding Sam Smith, Says "I Won't Back Down" Similarity Was a "Musical Accident"

    Credit: Sam JonesEarlier this week, it was announced that Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne had been added to the songwriting credits of "Stay with Me," the Grammy-nominated hit by British pop star Sam Smith, because of its supposed similarity to Petty and Lynne's 1989 hit composition, "I Won't Back Down."  Now, Petty has issued statement about that decision, saying there's no bad blood between himself and Smith.

    "About the Sam Smith thing. Let me say I have never had any hard feelings toward Sam," Petty writes on his website. "All my years of songwriting have shown me these things can happen.  Most times you catch it before it gets out the studio door but in this case it got by." 

    Here, Petty is apparently referring to the fact that sometimes, songwriters are unaware that what they're working on is similar to an existing song.

    Petty then continues, "Sam’s people were very understanding of our predicament and we easily came to an agreement.  The word lawsuit was never even said and was never my intention.  And no more was to be said about it. How it got out to the press is beyond Sam or myself.  Sam did the right thing and I have thought no more about this.  A musical accident no more no less."

    Petty concludes, "In these times we live in this is hardly news. I wish Sam all the best for his ongoing career. Peace and love to all."

    When the news of the credit addendum came to life, Sam's rep issued a statement saying that the publishers of "I Won't Back Down" had contacted the publishers of "Stay with Me" about the "similarities heard in the melodies of the choruses of the two compositions."  The statement went on to say that Sam and his co-writers were not "previously familiar with" Petty's hit, but they "acknowledged the similarity."

    That statement concluded, "Although the likeness was a complete coincidence, all involved came to an immediate and amicable agreement in which Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne are now credited as co-writers of 'Stay With Me' along with Sam Smith, James Napier and William Phillips."

    The Recording Academy later clarified that if "Stay with Me" wins the Song of the Year Grammy, Petty and Lynne will not receive trophies, because they didn't do any "new writing" on the song.

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  • IDRIS ELBA IS TOO FOCUSED ON DJ-ING TO PLAY JAMES BOND

    Idris Elba is more interested in developing his DJ skills than playing James Bond. The Luther star chatted with Bloomberg.com about his recent gig spinning at a Jaguar party in Berlin and the rumors he is taking over the role of 007.

    Idris said, "It's really just a rumor -- and it's not even my rumor! I appreciate you saying that I'd be a good James Bond, but Daniel Craig is doing a great job with it right now. I love working with music, making people dance." He added, "I mostly taught myself to DJ, but I did used to lift the speaker boxes for my uncle when he would do weddings. He was the first to really turn me on to it."

    • The 42-year-old has been around the music industry for a while performing under the name Driis. He even worked with Jay-Z on the 2007 album American Gangster.

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  • JENNIFER LAWRENCE FLIPPED OUT WHEN SHE MET KIM KARDASHIAN

    Reality TV superfan Jennifer Lawrence allegedly got overexcited when she met Kim Kardashian.

    Kim recently revealed to UK's The Sun, "I was in NYC and I ran into Jennifer Lawrence. We said, 'Hi' and walked into the elevator and as the doors were closing, she screamed across the lobby, 'I love your show'. We were laughing so hard."

    • Jennifer has previously admitted her love of reality TV and Keeping Up With the Kardashians on numerous occasions. She told Parade in 2012, "I was watching the Kardashian girl getting divorced, and that's a tragedy for anyone. But they're using it for entertainment, and we're watching it. The Hunger Game books hold up a terrible kind of mirror: This is what our society could be like if we became desensitized to trauma and to each other's pain."

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  • GWYNETH PALTROW'S MOTHER PRAISES HER CONSCIOUS UNCOUPLING

    Gwyneth Paltrow has the support of her mother, Blythe Danner, in her conscious uncoupling from Chris Martin. The Meet the Parents star chatted with Page Six about the breakup while promoting her new film I'll See You in My Dreams at Sundance.

    Blythe said her daughter is doing "wonderful" and added, "They are so smart...both incredibly brilliant. They're making it work, they're great friends and the kids are in wonderful shape. So I have to take my hat off to both of them."

    • The 71-year-old also discussed her own dating life in relation to her movie since losing her husband Bruce back in 2002 saying, "June (Squibb) says in the movie, 'When you've had the best, forget the rest,' and I kind of feel that way. I had an incredible husband. It would be great if somebody fell in from the sky...because you do get lonely as you get older. But I'm very grateful that I have grandchildren on both coasts and they fill my heart."

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  • SEAN PENN IS SURPRISED HE'S FOUND LOVE AGAIN

    Sean Penn says he never expected to find love again before his current romance with Charlize Theron. The actor appears in the March issue of Esquire UK where he discusses why this relationship is different than his previous.

    Sean tells the magazine, "You say I've been married twice before but I've been married under circumstances where I was less informed than I am today, so I wouldn't even consider a third marriage, I'd consider it a first marriage on its own terms if I got married again. I mean, I like the tradition." He goes on to say, "I'm surprised to be in love. Lot of reasons. Fifty-three years old plus finally beginning to figure out why you haven't been happy in a single relationship? It could seem too late. To run into somebody now who you care about is a much passionate, deeper, truer and -- God! -- a much happier feeling. It's a lot more romantic and a lot more fulfilling to be in a relationship and to think you're a good person within it."

    • He also discusses his current relationships with his famous ex-wives, Madonna and Robin Wright, saying, "I'm very friendly with my first ex-wife. I would say that I'm on extremely good terms with the children I share with my second ex-wife."

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  • 'AMERICAN IDOL': SAN FRANCISCO AUDITIONS

    Last night (January 29th) on American Idol, the second half of the San Francisco auditions continued.

    The first contestant to hit the stage was 17 year old student Adanna Duru who performed Lady Gaga's "You and I". The judges enjoyed her rendition and she received three yes votes from the panel. Judge Harry Connick Jr gave her some advice for future performances. He said "The only thing I would caution you about is, just make sure when you learn these songs, that you look at every line and think about what every single lyric means".

    27 year old street musician Rocky Peter decided to perform an original song called "Wrong Places". Even though Rocky was given a golden ticket to Hollywood, judge Keith Urban seemed concerned with how far he can go. "I'm concerned that the journey that Idol is and what it's gonna ask of you, I'm not sure that what you do is compatible with what's needed on Idol. That's my only concern" said Urban.

    The final audition featured 16 year old student Tyanna Jones who performed Little Mix's "Wings". The judges seemed to enjoy the performance and Tyanna moved forward in the competition. "If somebody came up to me and played me a tape of you, I would take the person by the shoulders and look at them in the eye and say, your little girl is extremely talented... With a lot of potential" said judge Harry.

    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL TYANNA JONES PERFORMS WINGS
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL ROCKY PETER PERFORMS WRONG PLACES
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL KEITH ON ROCKY PETERS PERFORMANCE OF WRONG PLACES
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL HARRY ON TYANNA JONES PERFORMANCE OF WINGS
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL HARRY ON ADANNA DURUS PERFORMANCE OF YOU AND I
    AUDIO: AMERICAN IDOL ADANNA DURU PERFORMS YOU AND I

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  • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

    ALEC BALDWIN HAS MORE AIRPLANE DRAMA: Alec Baldwin reportedly caused a disruption on another flight. According to the New York Daily News, the actor was flying with his wife and baby from Salt Lake City to New York in first class when they reportedly decided to change flights at the last minute. A source explained, "He got kicked out of first class since they had changed planes. I guess there weren't as many first class seats (on the new plane). So he and Hilaria and the baby moved back to coach. He was pissed and was overheard saying he will never fly Delta again." Alec previously had beef with American Airlines back in 2011 when he was told to stop playing Words with Friends while the plane was on the runway waiting to take off.

    ALLISON WILLIAMS HATES BEING CALLED ANOREXIC: Girls star Allison Williams appears in the new issue of Glamour where she reveals that she is sick of hearing the rumors that she is anorexic. The 26-year-old tells the magazine, "Being analyzed about my weight drives me crazy. It's easier to say, 'Oh, she must be anorexic and depriving herself.' than it is to say, 'She might have a fast metabolism.' I deprive myself nothing. But that's an annoying thing to say, right?"

    STANLEY TUCCI WELCOMES SON WITH WIFE FELICITY BLUNT: Stanley Tucci and wife Felicity Blunt welcomed their first child together over the weekend. Matteo Oliver was born in London on Sunday (January 25th.) The Devil Wears Prada actor said in a statement, "I believe he is mine. We are all thrilled to welcome him to this cold, cruel world. We are all thrilled that he is here and healthy." Stanley's wife Felicity is the sister to his Prada co-star Emily Blunt.

    'REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY' TO GO ON WITHOUT TERESA GIUDICE: Rumors are circulating that Bravo is moving forward with a new season of Real Housewives of New Jersey without Teresa Giudice. A source told the website, "The show will absolutely go on without Teresa. Bravo isn't expected to make it public until the end of February, but filming has been loosely scheduled for late April, early May. No formal dates have been made for filming to begin because producers are still looking for potential new cast members." Casting director Christina Caparoula has already been putting casting requests on social media. It is also rumored that they want to dump Nicole Napolitano and Teresa Aprea from the show after only one season.

    JENA MALONE WAS WORRIED ABOUT JOINING 'THE HUNGER GAMES': Jena Malone wasn't sure she was going to fit in with the cast of The Hunger Games when she signed on for the second film. She explains in the new issue of ASOS magazine, "Sam Claflin and I were the newbies, and the rest of the cast had their own little families by the time we arrived. We were like are they going to accept us?! The set was super loved up and awesome...like going to summer camp- you already know what your good at and who you love, and where our things are." Jena plays Johanna Mason in Catching Fire and both Mockingjay films.

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  • ENGAGEMENT BACK ON FOR ROBIN WRIGHT

    Robin Wright and Ben Foster are giving the engagement thing another go. Sources tell Us Weekly that the couple has decided to resume wedding-planning since rekindling their romance.

    An insider told the magazine, "They are fully back together and really happy. Ben is the nicest guy. She knows she has a keeper." The source added, "There were a bunch of issues before, a lot because of distance and her schedule, but they are working on them. It is worth it to be with a guy like this who really cares about her so much."

    • News of their engagement first broke in January 2014. They broke things off last November but reportedly got back together a few weeks later.

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    JIM PARSONS IS RETURING TO BROADWAY: Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons is returning to Broadway. The actor will play God in the show called An Act of God. According to a press release, "God will reveal the mysteries of the Bible and answer some of the greatest existential questions that plague mankind." The show will begin previews on May 5th with an official opening set for May 28th.

    NETFLIX'S 'WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER' SERIES ADDS FOUR BIG NAMES: Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, and Jason Schwartzman have all signed on to appear in Netflix's series prequel to Wet Hot American Summer. The series will take place on the first day at Camp Firewood whereas the 2001 movie took place on the last day of camp that same summer. All of the film's original cast members will be returning for the eight-episode series which will premiere this summer.

    'TRUE BLOOD' ACTOR JOINS 'SUPERGIRL': Former True Blood and Necessary Roughness actor Mehcad Brooks has been cast in the CBS' Supergirl. He will play Jimmy Olsen -- a photographer at CatCo, the company where Kara Zor-El AKA Supergirl works. It was recently announced that former Glee actress Melissa Benoist will play Supergirl.

    BRAVO RENEWS 'TOP CHEF': Bravo has announced plans to bring Top Chef back for a 13th season. The current 12th season will be ending on February 4th. Season 13 will premiere in the fall.

    CBS ADAPTING 'LIMITLESS' FOR TV: There is a TV series sequel to the 2011 Bradley Cooper film Limitless in development. CBS has ordered a pilot for the show which follows Cooper's character Brian Sinclair as he uses his drug-enhanced abilities to help solve cases for the FBI. Bradley will serve as executive producer on the series but is not expected to appear on the show.

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