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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  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


  • Justin Hayward Says He's "Very Pleased" with New Concert Video and CD, "SpiritsÂ…Live"

    Eagle Rock EntertainmentOver the last year or so, Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward has mounted a couple of U.S. solo tours during which he's thrilled fans by performing stripped-down versions of some of his band's well-known songs, as well as tunes from his latest album, Spirits of the Western Sky.  Now, a concert video and album, both called Spirits...Live, have been released capturing a show that the singer/guitarist played last August at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta.

    The video, which is available on DVD and Blu-ray, and the CD include the entire set from the gig, which closed out Justin's 2013 solo outing.  Hayward tells ABC News Radio that he's "very pleased" with the performance, at which he was accompanied by a three-piece backing group -- young guitar virtuoso Mike Dawes and keyboardists/backing singers Alan Hewitt and Julie Ragins.

    The 67-year-old British rocker points out that while the concert does showcase a lot of his new solo material, fans who are patient will be rewarded by hearing renditions of many Moody Blues hits and some lesser-known gems.  Among the classic tunes featured are "Tuesday Afternoon," "Your Wildest Dreams," "Question" and "Nights in White Satin," while Justin also digs deeper into the Moodies catalog to play songs like "It's Up to You," "Lovely to See You" and "New Horizons."  Another highlight is a rendition of "Forever Autumn," a solo Hayward song featured on the 1978 album Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds.

    Hayward says he really enjoyed playing his songs live with a smaller group of musicians.  He offers as an example the Spirits…Live version of "I Know You're Out There Somewhere," "where you can hear it just pared right down, and to see what it was really like [when I wrote it,] and just to concentrate on the vocal performance."

    As an added bonus, the DVD and Blu-ray include some extra video footage that, as Justin points out, includes "about another 70 minutes of stuff, backstage stuff and behind-the-scenes things, which is quite interesting too."

    Hayward embarked on a second U.S. solo trek during the late-spring of this year, accompanied then by only Dawes and Ragins.  He's currently touring with the Moody Blues, but he tells ABC News Radio that another solo outing "could be on the horizon."

    "I'm certainly getting a lot of interest for my solo show, with me and Mike…and Julie, from around the world," he reports.  "And we're having to consider that, and look at that."

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  • Bryan Adams Returning with Covers Album, "The Tracks of My Years"

    Verve RecordsBryan Adams will revisit his youth this fall when he releases The Tracks of My Years, a collection of covers of some of his favorite songs from the 1950s, '60s and '70s.

    The disc, Adams' first studio album in more than six years, features 10 classic tunes, and one new original song called "She Knows Me," co-written with his longtime collaborator Jim Vallance.  The deluxe version of the record adds five more tracks.  The album's cover features a photo of Bryan sporting extremely long hair that was taken just before he turned 16.

    "Making the selection of the songs for the album took a long time," Adams says in a statement, noting that the process spanned three months of recording spread out over two years.  "We recorded all kinds of songs until the songs sort of presented themselves, or sounded different enough from the originals." 

    Noting the diversity of the songs on the project, Bryan explains, "Radio was king when I was a teenager.  You'd hear Paul McCartney's 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey’ straight into 'Kiss and Say Goodbye' by The Manhattans.  Radio didn't discriminate back then."

    Among the songs the Canadian singer covers on The Tracks of My Years: Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lady," The Beatles' "Any Time at All," The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows," The Association's "Never My Love," Chuck Berry's "Rock and Roll Music" and the aforementioned song by The Manhattans.

    The Tracks of My Years is due out this fall; the release date is not yet final, but it'll be sometime in either September or October.

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  • Madonna Reportedly Ditches Boyfriend During European Vacation

    Cliff Lipson/CBSMadonna and her boyfriend, Timor Steffens, reportedly are through.

    The 56-year-old Material Girl and the 26-year-old Steffens were vacationing with her kids in the south of France when, a source tells Us Weekly, “Madonna politely asked Timor to take his luggage and leave."

    The source adds, "He packed up and left the trip and said they were done.”

    Madonna has since flown to Ibiza, Spain, minus Steffens, according to the magazine.

    Madge isn't too broken up over the split, though, according to another source who tells Us, "It was never serious, and she was never that into it."  The source adds, "She's been working on her album and getting [her daughter Lourdes] off to school, no time for anything heavy."

    Madonna and Steffens were first spotted together publicly back in January.

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  • Stevie Wonder and Billy Joel to Receive Prestigious ASCAP Award

    Eddie Wolfl; Myrna SuarezStevie Wonder and Billy Joel are among the respected music artists who will receive a prestigious honor this fall from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.  The stars will be presented with the ASCAP Centennial Award at a November 17 gala celebrating the performing-rights organization's 100th anniversary at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

    The "once-in-a-century" accolade recognizes the honorees' impressive achievements in their respective musical genres.  Also set to receive the award are folk legend Joan Baez, country superstar Garth Brooks, and renowned Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim.

    ASCAP's centennial celebration will be hosted by the organization's president and chairman, songwriter Paul Williams, and will be attended by all of the Centennial Award recipients.  In addition, special guest performers will be on hand to pay tribute to the honorees.

    "Each of our ASCAP Centennial Award recipients is in a class of his or her own, as the creator and performer of songs that have touched the lives of people across the globe," says Williams in a statement.  "It's wonderful to be able to salute them on the occasion of ASCAP's centennial year."

    The event also will serve as the inaugural fundraiser for the ASCAP Foundation, which supports various music education, talent development and humanitarian programs.

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  • Richie Sambora Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Jon Bon Jovi

    James Minchin III; David BergmanCould a bucket of ice water be a sign that relations between Jon Bon Jovi and his band's estranged lead guitarist, Richie Sambora, are beginning to warm up?  Sambora recently joined the ranks of celebrities who have doused themselves in icy water in support of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after he was challenged to take part in the campaign by the singer this past weekend.

    Jon took the challenge himself this past week and called on Sambora, as well as Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres and keyboardist David Bryan, to do the same.

    In a video posted on Sambora's official YouTube channel showing him completing challenge, Richie, in turn, nominates his rumored girlfriend, Australian rock guitar whiz Orianthi, and "all my friends and fans all over the world" to take part in the initiative.  Sambora does not acknowledge Bon Jovi in the clip.

    Richie has not performed with Bon Jovi since April 2013, and has told the press he's taking a hiatus from the band to spend more time with family.

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge calls for nominated participants to pour ice water over their heads within 24 hours or donate $100 to help find a cure for ALS, a progressive degenerative nerve disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.  As of Thursday, more than $41 million has been raised by this year's campaign.

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  • The Zombies Launch Crowdfunding Campaign in Support of Upcoming Studio Album

    Jacob Blickenstaff/TCI ArtistsThe Zombies' current U.S. tour wraps up this Sunday in San Francisco, and the band then plans to turn its attention toward recording its next studio album.  In conjunction with the new project, the legendary British Invasion group has launched a Pledge Music crowdfunding campaign that will allow participating fans to check out audio of some of the new tunes and video of the band members in the studio.

    A video posted on features Zombies singer Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent sharing details about the initiative.

    "We've been recording for over 50 years, and for the first time, through Pledge Music, we'd like to include you, the fans, in the whole magical process of recording," says Blunstone.

    Adds Argent, "We would love to take you on this journey with us and let you have bits and pieces from the studio, some snips of new tracks as we lay them down, giving you access actually to all sorts of things which are not available to anybody else outside of the Pledge campaign."

    The initiative also offers a bevy of incentives to fans, depending on the amount they contribute, including early access to the new album, rare and signed collectibles, Zombies T-shirts, mugs and other merchandise and the chance to appear in an official video by the band.

    Meanwhile, after the campaign reaches its goal, 10 percent of the additional money raised will be donated to Music Unites, a charity that supports music-education programs for at-risk students.  The initiative, which officially kicked off on Tuesday, is off to a fast start:  More than 50 percent of the goal has been pledged with 86 days remaining.

    Here are the remaining shows on The Zombies' U.S. tour:

    8/21 -- Santa Monica, CA, Santa Monica Pier
    8/23 -- Stateline, NV, Harrah's Lake Tahoe
    8/24 -- San Francisco, CA, Stern Grove Festival

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  • Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl Welcomes Third Child

    ABCFoo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl welcomed his third child with wife Jordyn Blum earlier this month, Us Weekly reports. The baby girl, named Ophelia Saint Grohl, was born August 1.

    Sadly, just days later, on August 6, Grohl’s father passed away after a long-term illness. "Bittersweet news -- congratulations David Grohl and Jordyn Blum who have welcomed a new baby girl #3 Ophelia Grohl! The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away!!" read a post on The David Grohl Alley Scholarship Program's Facebook page on August 8.

    Grohl and Blum, his wife of 11 years, are already parents to Violet Maye, 8, and Harper Willow, 5.

    Foo Fighters will release their new album, Sonic Highways, November 10.

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  • Randy Bachman Shares Stories About His New DVD/CD Set, "Every Song Tells a Story"

    Independent Label Services GroupRandy Bachman's music career spans more than 50 years and includes membership in two major rock bands, The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, so it's not surprising that the singer/guitarist has quite a few great stories to tell.  The 70-year-old Canadian rocker shares some of these anecdotes, and plays many of the classic tunes he wrote or co-wrote, in an aptly titled new concert DVD/CD called Every Song Tells a Story.

    The video captures a Storytellers-style show Bachman played with his solo band last year in his hometown of Winnipeg that included performances of such Guess Who hits as "American Woman," "These Eyes" and "No Time," as well as BTO smashes like "Takin' Care of Business," "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" and "Let It Ride."  Anecdotes include recollections of Bachman's pre-Guess Who bands and memories of his early friendship with a local musician named Neil Young, as well as specific inspirations for songs and humorous tales from his famous groups' heydays.

    "The stories behind the songs are, I think, relevant now, 'cause a lot of people know most of those songs.  They're kind of the soundtrack to their lives and to my life," Bachman explains to ABC News Radio.  "And, similar to when I want to hear where a song came from…a lot of people are entertained by where my songs came from."

    Randy says that the DVD caught him and his band "at the end of a tour so [we were] all very on our game."  He says adding to that positive vibe was that fact that they were playing in Winnipeg, where "most of the songs originated" and "where the audience is full of friends and family…and it was just really a wonderful feeling."

    One of the cool elements of the DVD is that the performances are interspersed with montages of rare photos and film clips from throughout Bachman's life that coincide with the time period of each song.  These images also were shown on a video screen set up behind the stage at the show.

    Randy notes that this is an added bonus for the viewer because "besides hearing the story of the song, they get a visual, so it's appealing to another one of their senses.  All I'm missing is 'Smell-o-Vision.'"

    Later this month, Bachman has a number of shows lined up with his BTO band mate Turner, and he also will be a special guest at three of Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus Tour dates.

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  • Posthumous Jimi Hendrix Albums "The Cry of Love" and "Rainbow Bridge" to Be Reissued in September

    Experience Hendrix/Legacy RecordingsTwo out-of-print posthumous Jimi Hendrix albums, The Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge, will be reissued on September 16 and will be available on CD, vinyl and as digital downloads.  Both records have been remastered by Bernie Grundman using the original analog master tapes.

    The Cry of Love originally was released in February 1971, and has been unavailable since being reissued on CD back in 1992.  The album was compiled and mixed by longtime Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer and Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell.  Jimi recorded most of the tracks between December 1969 and the following summer at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. 

    Hendrix had intended the recordings to be part of a two-disc set he tentatively planned to call First Rays of the New Rising Sun.  Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox backed Jimi on the majority of the songs, while Experience bassist Noel Redding appeared on one tune, "My Friend," which was recorded in 1968 before Redding left the group.  The Cry of Love also includes guest appearances by Traffic band mates Steve Winwood and Chris Wood, as well as Buzzy Linhart.  Among the well-known songs on the record are "Angel," "Freedom" and "Ezy Ryder."

    Rainbow Bridge originally hit stores in October 1971 and has never previously been available on CD.  The collection also is made up mainly of tracks recorded in 1969 and '70 at the same sessions that yielded songs that are featured on The Cry of Love.  Kramer and Mitchell again were in charge of compiling the record, with input from Electric Lady engineer John JansenBand of Gypsys drummer Buddy Miles and Redding each are featured on one of the album's tracks, while The Ronettes lend backing vocals to a tune called "Earth Blues."  Other notable songs on Rainbow Bridge include "Dolly Dagger," "Room Full of Mirrors," a studio version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and a live rendition of "Hear My Train a Comin'," recorded during a May 1970 concert in Berkeley, California.

    Since the initial release of The Cry of Love and Rainbow Bridge, the songs from the albums have appeared on various Hendrix compilations, including First Rays of the New Rising Sun, South Saturn Delta and The Jimi Hendrix Experience box set.

    Here are the full track lists of the albums:

    The Cry of Love:
    "Ezy Ryder"
    "Night Bird Flying"
    "My Friend"
    "Straight Ahead"
    "Astro Man"
    "In from the Storm"
    "Belly Button Window"

    Rainbow Bridge:
    "Dolly Dagger"
    "Earth Blues"
    "Pali Gap"
    "Room Full of Mirrors"
    "Star Spangled Banner" (studio version)
    "Look over Yonder"
    "Hear My Train a Comin'" (live)
    "Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)"

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  • Largest-Ever Collection of Madonna Memorabilia Going on the Auction Block This Fall

    Courtesy Julien's AuctionsOver the years, various items of clothing or objects owned by Madonna have been sold at auction to collectors, but this fall will see the largest-ever collection of memorabilia from the Queen of Pop go under the hammer in Beverly Hills.

    Julien's Auctions, the leading entertainment and music memorabilia auction house, will be selling off a pile of the Material Girl's material on November 7 and 8, both in person and online.  The items span her entire professional career, as well as personal items from her pre-stardom life, such as her 1972 junior high school yearbook, estimated to bring between $800 to $1,200. 

    In addition, the famous Marilyn Monroe-inspired dress, stole and jewelry from the "Material Girl" video; more than 30 pieces of period clothing from her movie Evita; the outfits she wore in the videos for the songs "Music" and "American Pie"; and her costumes from the movies A League of Their Own and The Next Best Thing are all up for grabs, as are handwritten lyrics, an MTV VMA trophy, an American Music Award, signed checks and contracts and her personal make-up compact.  Even a signed document relating to her separation from Sean Penn is on offer.

    One of the most interesting items is Madonna's day planner from 1988, in which she's entered notes about appearances on Letterman, outings with then-husband Penn, birthday reminders and holiday plans.  That's estimated to fetch $2,000 to $4,000.

    The most recent items up for sale probably are the latex mask, gloves, bra and panties Madonna sported for her S&M-inspired photo shoot with Katy Perry for the cover of V magazine earlier this year.  Those are expected to fetch between $1,000 and $4,000.

    From November 3 through the 7th, many of the items will be on public display at Julien's Auctions' Beverly Hills location.  Visit to find out how to bid.

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    Michelle Rodriguez's lingering feelings for Cara Delevingne may have had something to do with her split from Zac Efron. E! News is reporting that their fling reportedly ended because her mind was focused on someone else.

    A source explained, "It had just been a casual hookup for Zac and Michelle. They were having fun. She is such a great person and he naturally gravitated towards that. They saw comfort in each other and connected on their experiences in rehab and were really good for each other. They were there for each other." The insider went on to say, "Cara was always being mentioned. Cara would spend time on the same boat and Cara and Michelle have all the same friends. It was just a lot. It was always, 'Cara, Cara, Cara.' They are clearly best friends and they have never stopped talking to each other. Michelle is very mature. She wants everyone to be happy."

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    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenges may be all over the place this week but at least one celebrity is vocally against it. Pamela Anderson took to Facebook on Thursday (August 21st) to not only reject the challenge but to call out the charity for practices that she refuses to support.

    The former Baywatch star wrote, "Sorry - I can't bring myself to do your Ice bucket challenge. I enjoy a good dare- It's always good to bring awareness - in fun, creative ways / I don't want to take away from that. but it had me thinking. Digging a bit deeper. I found that we may not be aligned - in our messages. So...- I thought Instead / I'd challenge ALS to stop Animal testing /-- Recent experiments funded by the ALS Association, mice had holes drilled into their skulls, were inflicted with crippling illnesses, and were forced to run on an inclined treadmill until they collapsed from exhaustion. Monkeys had chemicals injected into their brains and backs and were later killed and dissected."

    • The animal rights activist goes on to point out that apparently only about a dozen of the experiments have ended up going on to human trials.
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    MAJOR CHARACTERS MAY GET KILLED OFF 'GAME OF THRONES': George R.R. Martin spoke to a crowd at London's Freemason's Hall recently where he revealed that several major Game of Thrones characters may be in danger of getting killed off. He explained, "I have a large number of important characters who I switch between to tell the entirety of the story, and that limits who I can kill. Sometimes there's only one character who's my eye in a particular location, and if I kill that character everything going on in that particular subplot is going to be lost. The way my books are structured, everyone was together, then they all went their separate ways and the story deltas out like that, and now it's getting to the point where the story is beginning to delta back in, and the viewpoint characters are occasionally meeting up with each other now and being in the same point at the same time, which gives me a lot more flexibility for killing people."

    'DATING NAKED' CONTESTANT IS SUING THE SHOW: A woman who appeared on an episode of VH1's Dating Naked is suing the show for actually living up to its title. Jessie Nizewitz has filed a lawsuit claiming that she was promised by producers that they would blur out everything but insists that parts of private area were exposed when the episode aired. She is seeking $10 million and a "huge apology."

    'HARRY POTTER' DIRECTOR MAY RETURN FOR SPIN-OFF: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows director David Yates is reportedly negotiating to return to work on Warner Bros. spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. The project is being planned as a trilogy and is set decades before the events that unfold in the Harry Potter series. The movie will hit theaters on November 18th, 2016. JK Rowling is writing the script.

    MAX ADLER IS RETURNING TO 'GLEE': Max Adler is coming back to Glee. He plays Karofsky -- the homophobic football player who bullied Kurt but later came out of the closet himself. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he is expected to appear in four of the final 13 episodes as a love interest for Darren Criss' character Blaine.

    PIERCE BROSNAN REJECTED ORIGINAL 'BATMAN': Pierce Brosnan revealed in a recent AMA on Reddit that he turned down an offer to play Batman in Tim Burton's 1989 movie. He wrote, "I went and met with Tim Burton for the role of Batman. But I just couldn't really take it seriously, any man who wears his underpants outside his pants just cannot be taken seriously. That was my foolish take on it. It was a joke, I thought. But how wrong was I? Don't get me wrong, because I love Batman, and I grew up on Batman. As a kid in Ireland, we used to get our raincoats and tie them round our neck and swing through the bicycle shed..." The role eventually went to Michael Keaton but Brosnan did appear in Burton's 1996 film Mars Attacks!.

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    Kevin Sorbo has some strong opinions on the riots and protests happening in Ferguson. The former Hercules star took to Facebook on Wednesday night (August 20th) to express his feelings on the situation and his belief that there has been a major bias in the media's coverage of the events.

    He wrote, "Ferguson riots have very little to do with the shooting of the young man. It is an excuse to be the losers these animals truly are. It is a tipping point to frustration built up over years of not trying, but blaming everyone else, The Man, for their failures. It's always someone else's fault when you give up. Hopefully this is a reminder to the African Americans ( I always thought we just Americans. Oh, well.) that their President they voted in has only made things worse for them, not better."

    • Kevin also shared an article from the Jewish World Review discussing the media frenzy.
    • He later apologized in a statement to TMZ saying, "Like politicians all say things that are taken out of context. I've got plenty of friends from all races, all religions, and all colors, and all breeds. I'm hardly a racist. What I'm saying is that what's going on in our country right now is building resentment towards a lot of things. There's a lot of anger building up with a lot of people. And I think we're at a tipping where people are willing to go off no matter what happens. And to use looting, and to use more rioting as an excuse for what happened in Ferguson...we just don't have all the facts and everything lined up yet. It's a horrible that happened. There's no question. I'm not saying what the officers did was a good thing or a right thing at all. I'm just saying that we're always looking to blame other people for the failures in their life. It was a broad stroke by me and I apologize, not only to African Americans, but to anyone that was offended by that because people that know me know that I am not that type of person. It was stupid of me to post it and we all do dumb things and I'm not better than anybody else. I did something stupid and I apologize."

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    JENNIFER LAWRENCE'S PRE-BIRTHDAY DATE WITH CHRIS MARTIN: Chris Martin seems to literally be wining and dining Jennifer Lawrence. The Coldplay singer reportedly took his rumored new girlfriend out to a vineyard in New York last week as an early birthday celebration. A source told E! News, "They were there on a date. They were very low-key, nobody realized who they were. The setting was super-romantic. They watched the sun go down together, then quietly left." The Oscar winner turned 24 on August 15th.

    HUGH JACKMAN DEADLIFTS ALMOST 400 POUNDS: Hugh Jackman shared a new video on Instagram on Thursday (August 21st) of himself doing deadlifts. He did several reps of 180 kgs which is equal to nearly 400 pounds. Hugh captioned the video, "Even Blackbeard does dead lifts. Training with @davidkingsbury #180kgs #PAN"

    CHRIS PRATT VISITS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL: Chris Pratt donned his Guardians of the Galaxy costume once again earlier this week to pay a visit to the kids at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. The patients were treated to a special screening of the film which is when he snuck away to put on the outfit. He had previously confessed to taking the clothes from the wardrobe department saying, "I stole the jacket and some of the wardrobe so that, if this movie comes out and does what everyone hopes it can, I can…go visit kids. If it was a big enough movie, to where it would mean something to a kid who's sick in the hospital == for Peter Quill or Star-Lord to come visit them -- I'll do that. That would give me real meaning for this movie."

    ASHTON KUTCHER AND MILA KUNIS MOVE INTO THEIR NEW FAMILY HOME: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have reportedly moved into the new home where they plan to raise their unborn daughter. A source revealed to Radar Online, "This is their dream home. It's a much more family-friendly place than Ashton's former home. It's on a private street in a guard-gated neighborhood, so there's no worries about paparazzi and people driving by." Trulia is reporting that they bought the home back in April for $10,215,000 and contains three bedrooms and four bathrooms.

    WILLIAM HUNG IS MARRIED: Former American Idol contestant William Hung has tied the knot. The 31-year-old actually married his bride back in June but his rep broke the news this week. He currently works in the L.A. County Department of Public Health as an administrative assistant. The couple exchanged vows in Alhambra, California.

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    ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas hasn't had the easiest week. Only a few days after checking into rehab for alcoholism for the second time this year, rumors are circulating that the 51-year-old's marriage to musician Marc Cohn is also allegedly coming to an end.

    A source told People, "Marc and Elizabeth are in divorce proceedings. The kids are with him in New York while she seeks treatment." The Walking in Memphis singer released a statement saying, "On behalf of Elizabeth's family, we are in total support of her recovery and want her to be well."

    • There are unconfirmed rumors circulating that they have actually been separated since last year.
    • Elizabeth married Marc in 2002. They have two sons together.
    • She released a statement earlier this week to address her return to a treatment facility saying, "I feel I have let myself, my co-workers and most importantly my family down, and for that I am ashamed and sorry."

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    Suzanne Somers claims the producer of Three's Company tried to ruin her career. She recently chatted with The Enquirer about the end of her time on the show and their attempt to replace her with Priscilla Barnes.

    Suzanne revealed, "At the height of my success on Three's Company, I was screwed out of my TV career by the producers and weak leaders at the network who concocted a plan to stop women in TV from asking to be paid the same as men. Despite being on the No. 1 show in the country, male actors with shows way down in the top 20 were earning 10 times more than me...10 times more!" She continued, "The Three's Company producer told the network he could "train another blonde like a seal" to take over for me."

    • The 67-year-old went on to discuss why the show wasn't as successful after she left saying, "It's always about chemistry, and the chemistry between John, Joyce and me was beautiful. A major syndicator announced that by firing me from Three's Company, hundreds of millions of dollars were lost in back-end syndication."
    • Somers insists that she was never bitter about the whole situation.

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