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Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI Is sending Three families to the Circus

We're giving away three four packs of tickets to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus coming to the Cajundome in Lafayette. All you have to do to qualify is to text the word "Circus" to our text to win number 337-459-6021. You will be qualified for the big drawing on July 2. You must be 21 or older and one qualifier per family. Good luck from your friends at Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI!!

Summer is here! Be listening for the cue to call on Classic Hits 92.5

Register your Father registered today!

Every Friday for the next five weeks we will be giving you a chance to win a family four pack of tickets to Blue Bayou/Dixie Landing in Baton Rouge. To qualify for the weekly drawing, just call us at 506-2444 when you hear the cue to call, the Blue Bayou water slide spash. You must be 18 or older and one qualifer per family. Good luck from your friends at Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI.

Snap Snap Snap! Get your pics in or come by and we'll snap it for you!

Keep listening as we will be giving you the chance to win sheets of tickets for the Cajun Heartland State Fair on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI!!

Be sure to tune in Thursday, May 7 @ 8 pm (CT) on GAC for a very special feature on

Congratulations to KVPI's Jennifer Meylian-Ville Platte's Co-Woman of the Year 2015


Congratulations to KVPI's Program Director Jennifer Meylian named as 2015 Co-Ville Platte Woman of the Year along with Linda Lebsack. Shown next to Jennifer is her daughter, Lindsey.

Win Crawfish Festival Tickets This Week on Classic Hits 92.5


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

KVPI FM Sponsors Radio Thon Friday

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

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

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

Congratulations to our winners in our Jazz Fest Ticket Contest

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

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

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

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

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

Congratulations to our Easter Contest Winner

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

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

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

KVPI Staff

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

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

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

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
























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


  The 2 Non-Blonde's Cafe' with

Jenn & Steph on YouTube!



Candice Bennatt, Miss Ville Platte USA!


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

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

Thank you for stopping by, Candice!  

You are making Ville Platte proud!




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

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

Pine Prairie High Cheerleaders record Cheers at KVPI Studios

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

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

The Basile High Cheerleaders Visit KVPI Studios

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

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

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

These young women volunteered their time to help with the 

Boys & Girls Club in Ville Platte.

Pictured above...

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

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

along with Jenn & Steph.

Thank you all for coming in to visit!

Best of luck to you in the upcoming Volleyball Season!

KVPI AM/FM is looking to hire Sales Account Representative

We are growing!  


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


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


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


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

Please apply in person with General Manager Mark Layne at 809 West Lasalle in Ville Platte, phone 337-363-2124 or email your resumes to  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


  • Elton John Says Fight for Gay Rights "Isn't Just About Marriage"

    ABC/Randy HolmesFollowing the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on same-sex marriage last week, Elton John has penned a piece reminding people that the gay rights movement "is less about walking down the aisle, and more about walking down the street."

    In the guest column for Variety, the pop-rock legend begins by stating how lucky he was to be able to marry his partner, David Furnish, last December.

    He continues, "But for the millions of gay people hoping, praying and fighting to one day have the opportunity to wed, their struggle is about more than the right to marry -- it's about equality.  The goal of the gay-rights movement is less about walking down the aisle, and more about walking down the street -- with dignity, with pride, and without fear of harassment or discrimination."

    Elton says this discrimination and injustice is directly tied to the AIDS epidemic.  "Communities that are stigmatized and discriminated against are always -- always -- the most vulnerable to the AIDS epidemic," writes John, who founded the Elton John AIDS Foundation 23 years ago.  "They are disproportionately impacted for the simple reason that discrimination prevents them from having equal access to healthcare and critical social services."

    He adds that to fight AIDS, we must fight injustice, and the battle for marriage equality is part of that larger fight.  "It isn't just about marriage," writes Elton.  "And it isn't just about the gay community.  It's about the need for all people, everywhere, to have the same rights and protections under the law.  It's about the need for all people, everywhere, to be treated with compassion and dignity."

    John concludes by expressing his pride for people in the entertainment industry who have advocated for gay rights and marriage equality, and urges everyone to carry on the fight against discrimination and inequality. 

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  • Video for Steven Tyler's Solo Single "Love Is Your Name" Premiering This Friday

    Credit: Seth HellmanThe official video for Steven Tyler's new single, "Love Is Your Name," the Aerosmith frontman first foray into country music, will premiere on Friday, July 3.  Fans will be able to get their first peak at the clip on ABC's Good Morning America.

    Tyler shot the video just outside of Nashville.  The clip was directed by Trey Fanjoy, whose lengthy resume includes several CMT Music Award-winning videos for Taylor Swift.

    "Love Is Your Name" recently broke into the top 30 of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.  Tyler debuted the tune in April with a performance on the finale of the latest season of Fox's American Idol.  The rocker currently is on the road with Aerosmith, who will be touring North America through an August 7 concert in Canton, Ohio.

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  • Former Yes Members, Other Rock Stars Pay Tribute to Late Yes Bassist Chris Squire

    Credit: Rob ShanahanThe music world is reeling from the news that Yes bassist Chris Squire has died.  The lauded musician, who was the only member of the legendary prog-rock group to remain in the band throughout its entire history, died Sunday of a rare form of leukemia at the age of 67.

    A variety of Squire's former band mates, musical collaborators and friends have written messages paying tribute to the influential bassist that have been compiled by Yes on a special section of the group's website.

    Founding Yes singer Jon Anderson issued a statement that reads, "Chris was a very special part of my life; we were musical brothers.  He was an amazingly unique bass player -- very poetic -- and had a wonderful knowledge of harmony.  We met at a certain time when music was very open, and I feel blessed to have created some wonderful, adventurous, music with him.  Chris had such a great sense of humor… he always said he was Darth Vader to my Obiwan.  I always thought of him as Christopher Robin to my Winnie the Pooh."

    Anderson, who left Yes on somewhat acrimonious terms in 2008, added, "Throughout everything, he was still my brother, and I'm so glad we were able to reconnect recently. I saw him in my meditation last night, and he was radiant."

    Longtime Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman posted the following tribute on his Twitter feed: "Thanks for your life Chris.  You may be gone but the music lives on for ever.  You've personally left me with great memories and great music."

    Original Yes drummer Bill Bruford wrote an homage to Squire in which he described the bassist as "one of the twin rocks upon which Yes was founded," adding, "He and I had a working relationship built around our differences.  Despite, or perhaps because of, the old chestnut about creative tension, it seemed, strangely, to work."  Bruford went on to praise Squire's unique and creative approach to the bass, noting that he was "[a]n individualist in an age when it was possible to establish individuality [who] fearlessly staked out a whole protectorate of bass playing in which he was lord and master."

    Former Yes guitarist/singer Trevor Rabin, who played with the band from 1982 to 1994, wrote, "I am about as sad as I could be…I spoke to [Chris] about a week ago, and we were still laughing together.  Even though he had recently taken a turn for the worse, this was not totally unexpected, and the shock and sadness is extreme.  I will miss him terribly.  An era is over.  Music has lost a one of a kind, and I have lost a dear friend and brother."

    Ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, who released a collaborative album with Squire under the name Squackett in 2012 and worked on a few other projects with the bassist, said he was devastated by the news of his death.  Hackett called Squire a "special pal and a man who defined the progressive genre," adding, "Open to all styles with a love of orchestras and choirs as well as thunderous rock, his passing leaves a huge hole in the heart of music.  His ingenious sound was unique."

    Lastly, Queen guitarist Brian May wrote a lengthy tribute in which he discussed how influential and unique Squire's playing was and how Yes inspired his own band to combine hard rock with soaring melodies. May wrote that Squire's "bass playing style was a million miles away from the low-pitched thud of most bassists of the time."  He added, "May he rest in peace and happiness, knowing he played a great part in changing Rock for ever."

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  • Rolling Stones Are Top-Earning Touring Act over U2, Rush

    Credit: Claude GassianThe Rolling Stones are gathering no moss on the road.

    The self-proclaimed Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World leads Billboard's Hot Tours list having raked in $52 million in box office ticket sales on their Zip Code tour in just six dates this month. Since 2012, The Stones have grossed $320 million on the road, Billboard reports.

    The Stones' earnings in those six dates top the tour earnings this spring and early summer of Bette Midler, U2 and Rush, respectively.

    Midler is in the number two position with $17.7 million over 18 shows, U2 holds in third place with $10.3 million over six shows and Rush comes in ninth with $1.7 million over two shows in May and June.

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  • The Springsteens to Chair Equestrian Benefit

    Danny ClinchProud parents Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa will support their daughter Jessica's journey to the Olympics by heading up a benefit supporting the U.S. Olympic Equestrian team.

    The Springsteens will serve as honorary chairs for the January 22, 2016 United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation's "Rockin' Rio" Olympic games benefit in Wellington, FL.

    "Helping this country's equestrian athletes and supporting the United States Equestrian Teams has been a family affair for us," said the Springsteens in a statement. "We recognize the hard work and commitment it takes for riders to reach the pinnacle of the sport, and hope that as Honorary Chairs for the USET Foundation's 'Rockin Rio' we can help make this benefit a huge success in support of our riders as they prepare and compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio."

    The benefit will raise funds for the USET Foundation to further support the United States Equestrian Team horses and riders as they prepare to compete at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Jessica Springsteen, 23, has "successfully competed at the highest levels of show jumping and has represented the United States on nations cup teams internationally," The USET Foundation says.

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  • Billy Joel Says New Baby Won't Change Plans to Continue Madison Square Garden Residency

    Lloyd Bishop/NBCAt age 66, Billy Joel is about to become a father for the second time: he and girlfriend Alexis Roderick are expecting their first baby together late this summer.  But the Piano Man tells Newsday he doesn't plan to slow down and become a stay-at-home dad.

    Billy, who'll set a record on Wednesday when he plays his 65th show at New York's Madison Square Garden, say he'll continue his once-a-month residency at the legendary venue for the forseeable future.  As he tells Newsday, "I'm planning on staying as long as the tickets sell." 

    Asked how the baby might affect, Billy says, "This is who I am. Even when I have a baby, this is my job. It's not like I'll be on tour away from my child for any significant amount of time. It's once a week and I come right home. Or if I go far away, I take her with me. Babies are pretty portable."

    Talking about his residency -- and the record-setting 65th show that will allow him to pass his frenemy Elton John as the artist with the most performances at the arena -- Billy says, "I'm not doing it to break records. I'm doing it because that's what I do. I think if you hang around long enough, all this nice stuff happens to you...I just stayed around. I hung in when a lot of people might have hung it up."

    But most of all, Billy's doing it because he's having fun -- and so are the fans.  "The audience is having such a blast," he says. "I look out there and think, 'These people are really happy.' I look around and we're the ones making them happy? Well, we're having a blast onstage."

    Once Billy breaks the record, he'll be the only artist with his name on two banners in the rafters of Madison Square Garden.  He already has one marking the record he set for most consecutive concerts at the Garden, which is currently 18, but which increases with every show he does.  He'll have special guests joining him onstage on Wednesday as well, Newsday reports.

    "It's a little strange to be what appears to be peaking at this age, when this should be the downhill slope," Billy points out. "It feels like we're cresting here." 

    He adds, "There's something very gratifying about it happening at this age. I never thought I'd still be doing it at this age. This is a kid's job. I started out as a teenager and I'm still doing the same job that I did as a teenager. It kind of allows you to still be a kid in a way. It probably slows your maturity a great deal. It's the fountain of youth."

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  • Joni Mitchell Is "Speaking Well," Says Conservator, "Not Walking Yet"

    James O'MaraJoni Mitchell's website has posted an update on her condition, following comments made by her friend David Crosby Friday. 

    In an interview with The Huffington Post, Crosby commented that Mitchell "took a terrible hit" akin to a traumatic brain injury, suffering from an aneurysm. He also said, "To my knowledge she is not speaking yet."

    Mitchell's conservator, Leslie Morris, clarified on Sunday that the singer/songwriter is, in fact, speaking. 

    Morris said in a statement posted on, "Joni did in fact suffer an aneurysm. However, details that have emerged in the past few days are mostly speculative. The truth is that Joni is speaking, and she's speaking well."

    "She is not walking yet, but she will be in the near future as she is undergoing daily therapies," the statement continues. "She is resting comfortably in her own home and she's getting better each day. A full recovery is expected." 

    The 71-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was hospitalized in late March after being found unconscious in her home.

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  • The Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well Tour Begins in Santa Clara, CA

    Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicThe four surviving core members of The Grateful Dead -- singer-guitarist Bob Weir, singer-bassist Phil Lesh, and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann -- opened their Fare Thee Well tour in Santa Clara, California, at Levi's Stadium on Saturday night.

    The band -- missing the late Jerry Garcia -- was joined by Phish leader Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.

    The Grateful Dead played the same venue on Sunday night. They'll complete the tour with three dates at Chicago's Soldier Field on July 3, 4 and 5. The concerts celebrate the band's 50th anniversary.

    Here's the set list from Saturday's show, according to Billboard:

    Set One:
    "Uncle John’s Band"
    "Cumberland Blues"
    "Born Cross-Eyed"
    "Cream Puff War"
    "Viola Lee Blues"

    Set Two:
    "Cryptical Envelopment"
    "Dark Star"
    "St. Stephen"
    "The Eleven"
    "Turn On Your Love Light"
    "What's Become Of The Baby"
    "The Other One"
    "Morning Dew"

    "Casey Jones"

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  • Chris Squire, Yes Bassist and Co-Founder, Dead at 67

    Photo by Daniel Knighton/Getty ImagesChris Squire, Yes bassist and co-founder has died. He was 67. A few weeks ago, it was announced that Squire had acute erythroid leukemia, which is a rarer form of the more common acute myeloid leukemia.  Both are cancers that affect blood cell production. 

    A message on the band's Facebook page reads, "It’s with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Yes co-founder, Chris Squire. Chris peacefully passed away last night in Phoenix Arizona.  For the entirety of Yes’ existence, Chris was the band’s linchpin and, in so many ways, the glue that held it together over all these years."

    The statement adds, "Because of his phenomenal bass-playing prowess, Chris influenced countless bassists around the world, including many of today’s well-known artists. Chris was also a fantastic songwriter, having written and co-written much of Yes’ most endearing music, as well as his solo album, Fish Out of Water.   Outside of Yes, Chris was a loving husband to Scotty and father to Carmen, Chandrika, Camille, Cameron, and Xilan"

    The statement concludes, "With his gentle, easy-going nature, Chris was a great friend of many … including each of us. But he wasn’t merely our friend: he was also part of our family and we shall forever love and miss him."

    Squire's illness meant that he was not going to be part of the band's upcoming tour with Toto, or its fan cruise in November.  Longtime Yes collaborator and Squire friend Billy Sherwood was scheduled to fill in.   It was to be the first time since 1968 that the band would have performed without Squire.

    Squire was the only member of Yes to appear on every one of their 21 studio albums.   Nicknamed "Fish," Squire's bass playing was highly influential, and he co-wrote some of Yes' most enduring songs, including "Owner of a Lonely Heart," "And You and I," "I've Seen All Good People," "Leave It," "Starship Trooper," "Yours Is No Disgrace" and many more.

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  • Glen Campbell Documentary with McCartney, Springsteen, The Edge to Air This Weekend

    PCH FilmsGlenn Campbell: I'll Be Me, a documentary about the life of the famed singer and guitarist and his battle with Alzheimer's disease, gets its television premiere on CNN this Sunday, featuring interviews with Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, U2 guitarist The Edge, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Sheryl Crow, as well as songwriter and longtime Campbell collaborator Jimmy Webb. Actor Steve Martin and former President Bill Clinton also celebrate Campbell in the film.

    Directed by Walk the Line filmmaker James Keach, the documentary includes live performances, behind-the-scenes clips and video highlights from throughout Campbell's career, including footage from Campbell's final Goodbye Tour.

    The film also is set for an online digital release on August 18, with a DVD release coming September 1.

    Glenn Campbell: I'll Be Me airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CNN.

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    Love & Hip Hop:Atlanta stars Joseline Hernandez and Karlie Redd may have been involved in a physical altercation at a charity event in Atlanta. According to sources, Hernandez was performing at a LGBT fundraising event when she got into it with Redd. A source told, "Karli came in Joseline's face talking some kind of mess. I couldn't really hear because it was loud in there. Joseline didn't even say a word . . . she just punched Karlie in her eye, then ripped out her weave. It looked painful. She was holding Karli's head down with one hand, and pulling tracks out with the other. Karli had to be embarrassed, because her dress ripped and her breasts were all out. It was just a mess."

    • While the source described a graphic beatdown., Karlie Redd posted a video to Instagram early Friday morning, June 26th, that appeared to contradict that she was in a fight. The reality star didn't look disheveled or bruised. Some of the comments accused Redd of posting a video taken before the altercation.
    • Hernandez has not publicly responded or made any comments about the fight.
    • This latest fight can turn into a real issue as the show's stars were forced to sign contracts that strictly forbade them from getting into physical altercations.

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    Goldie Hawn's ex, Bill Hudson, is speaking out following Oliver Hudson's social media diss against him on Father's Day last week. The singer recently gave an interview with Daily Mail where he blamed Goldie for his estranged relationship from Oliver and his sister, Kate Hudson.

    Bill said, "When we split up, she never had a bad word to say about me. But when Kurt Russell came on the scene, the narrative changed and I became the big, bad wolf. I would say to her 'Goldie, why are you trashing me and saying I'm an absent father when it's simply not the case?' and she'd laugh and go 'Oh Bill, you know it makes for a better story.'" He also addressed Oliver's Father's Day post to Kate wishing her a 'Happy abandonment day...' Bill told the website, "That was like a dagger to the heart. If what he wanted was me out of their lives, then he's succeeded. I don't want to see either of my eldest children ever again. It's over. I say to them now, 'I set you free.' I had five birth children but I now consider myself a father of three. I no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own. I would ask them to stop using the Hudson name. They are no longer a part of my life. Oliver's Instagram post was a malicious, vicious, premeditated attack. He is dead to me now. As is Kate. I am mourning their loss even though they are still walking this earth."

    • Bill also claims that he and Goldie split when she cheated on him and then wanted to have an open marriage.
    • They were married from 1976 to 1980.
    • Bill also has two children with ex-wife Cindy Williams and a daughter born back in 2006 with his longtime girlfriend.

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    Bill Cosby may be keeping quiet during all of the allegations made against him but his lawyers are stepping up their game. The comedian's legal team has gone into full-on defense mode by responding to Janice Dickinson's defamation lawsuit as well as asking the court to deny a request to unseal the details of the 2005 case filed against him by a former accuser.

    According to People, the team has filed legal documents challenging Janice's lawsuit by arguing that she is a self-proclaimed drug addict who has made a career out of lying. They also accuse her of just trying to cash in on the "media frenzy" against Bill. His lawyers claim that Janice branded herself a liar after taking part on a reality show called Recovering Celeb Addicts, Reformed Liars. The document also cites the former supermodel's 2002 autobiography where she denied sleeping with Bill and then changed her turn recently after other women came forward.

    • Janice is suing Bill for defamation, false light, and intentional infliction of emotional distress after she was accused of lying that he sexually assaulted her back in 1982.
    • They are requesting that her case be thrown out.
    • Cosby's team also said that "it would be terribly embarrassing" if the court granted the request to unseal the details of Andrea Constand's 2005 case against him. The request was made as part of the lawsuit in Massachusetts filed by three of his current accusers. The judge responded by saying, "Why would he be embarrassed by his own version of the facts?"

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    BOBBI KRISTINA'S FAMILY GATHERS TO SAY GOODBYE: Members of the Brown and the Houston family were photographed outside of the Peachtree Christian Hospice in Atlanta on Saturday, June 27th, as the family gathered to say goodbye to Bobbi Kristina. Pat Houston and Tina Brown, who had been publicly feuding, were spotted hugging each other. Tyler Perry was also seen leaving the facility. The 22 year-old has continued to deteriorate since being moved to the hospice on Wednesday.

    JESSE WILLIAMS AND HIS WIFE ARE EXPECTING: Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams and his wife, Aaryn, have just announced that they are expecting their second child. The couple currently has a one and a half year-old named Sadie.

    SERENA WILLIAMS JOINS TAYLOR SWIFT ON STAGE: Serena Williams was in the United Kingdom for this week's Wimbledon so she decided to join her friend Taylor Swift on stage. Swift was performing at the British Summer Time Festival.

    KARRUECHE TRAN WANTS TO GET IMPLANTS: Karrueche Tran recently shared that she liked to get some implants. She told Elle magazine, "You have to be careful because you never know what will happen or how your body is going to react . . . I'm going to see a doctor and get a consultation just to see what's out there. They can make your boobs bigger on the computer. And again, I'm not going to go out there and get double-Ds. I'm going to get cute little perky boobies."

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    Lena Dunham has marriage on the mind now that gay marriage is legal across the U.S. The Girls star took to Twitter on Friday (June 26th) to address the Supreme Court's decision and to put the pressure on boyfriend Jack Antonoff.

    Lena wrote, "Woke up to learn that love is free! Thank you to all those who fought so hard to make this historic moment happen. Weddings are about to get a lot less boring...Let's use this victory as a reminder to keep pushing for equality on every frontier. We have the power! @jackantonoff Get on it, yo..."

    • Jack responded by writing, "Right on."
    • Lena discussed marriage with Ellen Degeneres back in March saying, "The idea of having a celebration that can't be fully shared among all the people in my life and all the people that we love just doesn't really feel like a celebration at all. So, until that's something that everyone can join into with no sense of being left out on any level, politically, emotionally, it's just not something that we're gonna do."

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    EMMA WATSON JOINS TAYLOR SWIFT'S POSSE FOR A NIGHT: Emma Watson became a member of Taylor Swift's crew on Saturday night (June 27th.) The former Harry Potter star posed for a photo backstage at Taylor's show in London. The picture was posted by British singer Lauren Aquilina who wrote, "Spent tonight surrounded by badass girls and couldn't be happier about it." Models Martha Hunt and Karlie Kloss were also in the picture along with singer Sydney Sierota.

    KIM KARDASHIAN THOUGHT DIVORCE WOULD RUIN HER CAREER: Kim Kardashian thought her brief marriage and split from Kris Humphries would ruin her career. The reality star said in an interview with The Drum, "When I was going through the divorce I did say to everyone, 'You guys, I think our careers are over. I hope you've saved your money. And now we'll just continue to do our clothing stores and what we started off doing before the show.' I totally thought it was over." She went on to reveal that the paranoia fueled her decision to take time off to figure herself out. Kim added, "The time was really good for me. I cancelled everything. I had a book tour, I had a fragrance launch, I had everything that you could possibly imagine and I just cancelled it all and I took time for me."

    LISA RINNA OPENS UP ABOUT FIRST SEASON AS A HOUSEWIFE: Lisa Rinna was not expected all of the cattiness that came along with being on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She explained to People, "The drama of RHOBH surprised me. I don't think anything can prepare you for what ends up happening." Lisa added, "I'd say breaking the glass was probably the biggest moment of my life. I would have never thought that would happen in a million years. I didn't even know I had that in me. You just don't go after my cubs and my family." It has not been announced if Lisa will be a part of the next season of the show.

    AMY SCHUMER NEVER INTENDED TO BE SO VOCAL ABOUT GENDER ROLES: Amy Schumer has become a voice of feminism in Hollywood but never set out to do so. The comedian addressed her role in the fight against sexism as well as her new film, Trainwreck, during a press conference in L.A. on Friday (June 26th.) She explained, "It's very therapeutic for me to be like, 'Yes, I'm not going to look like a malnourished bird,' and I like speaking to that, as well as speaking to my work and what I'm doing. A lot of people have asked me if I intended to kind of flip the gender roles like I'm playing the guy, and that's not been my experience at all." Amy continued, "This is how I am and how a lot of girls are where the guy ends up being a little more sensitive and more invested. So the scene where I get high and then John Cena's character looks through my phone, and then instead of comforting him I ask if I can leave -- that did happen in my real life."

    PARIS HILTON PRANKED ON EGYPTIAN TV SHOW: Paris Hilton thought her life was going to end while being pranked on an Egyptian TV show. Every episode of the series recruits a celebrity guest who is tricked into believing that they are on an airplane that is about to crash. The stars are lured onto the flight after being invited to the opening of a new hotel in Dubai. Paris seemed to be a good sport about the prank but angrily told host Ramez Galal, "I'm going to kill you!"

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    The arrival of Ted 2 did little to shake up the weekend box office. Jurassic World and Inside Out held onto the top two spots but the Seth MacFarlane sequel managed to nab $32.9 million.

    An exec for Universal spoke on the continued success of Jurassic World in a statement to Deadline saying, "There are audiences that are still finding Jurassic World for the first time, and there's also strong repeat business that elevates the film's gross from weekend to weekend. It continues to be a film for audiences to go back to; with every viewing they're seeing it in a different way."

    • There is speculation that Ted 2's less-than-stellar numbers are due to the fact that Jurassic World and Inside Out appeal to the whole family.
    • The first Ted grossed $54.4 million in its opening weekend.
    • This week's other new release, Max, debuted in fourth place.
    • Pitch Perfect 2 and Tomorrowland fell out of the top 10.

    THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES — June 26 - June 28

    1. Jurassic World, $54.2M
    2. Inside Out, $52.1M
    3. Ted 2, $32.9M
    4. Max, $12.2M
    5. Spy, $7.8M
    6. San Andreas, $5.3M
    7. Dope, $2.9M
    8. Insidious Chapter 3, $2M
    9. Mad Max: Fury Road, $1.7M
    10. Avengers: Age of Ultron, $1.6M

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    Holly Madison's anti-Playboy crusade is not sitting well with Hugh Hefner's son, Cooper. The 23-year-old went on a Twitter rant against his dad's former girlfriend last week.

    Cooper wrote, "How does a person who is famous for being a gold digger paint themselves as a victim of a relationship they aggressively sought out for? Holly Madison...and a few other lovely ladies that lived in L.A. make a Justice League-type group of wonderfully sh**ty people."

    • Holly recently explained to Us Weekly why she waited until now to tell her story saying, "I've gotten offers for book deals before, especially right after I left the mansion. But I didn't want to do it then because I didn't want to do just a tell-all about someone. I wanted this to be my life story -- about what I've learned and where I've gone -- and I've finally gotten to a place where I felt that I could tell that story. Over the years I met so many people who had so many misconceptions about what my life was like at the mansion and I really wanted to set the record straight."
    • She also said of Hef, "I haven't talked to him in four years so there's no reason I'm going to reach out to him now just to be like, 'Ha ha sucker!' Because it's all the truth. I mean, I'm sure he'll have his own way to react to it, but it's all the truth -- it's all stuff that he was there for and did! So it's not going to be a surprise."

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    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had a double date with Prince William and Kate Middleton in the UK on Friday (June 26th.) A spokesperson for Kensington Palace said in a statement, "Yes, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met Mr. Brad Pitt and Mrs. Angelina Jolie-Pitt yesterday afternoon at Kensington Palace. They discussed their shared interest in combating the illegal wildlife trade."

    Another source told Us Weekly, "Everyone got on splendidly. Brad and Angelina spent much longer with the Duke and Duchess than planned. They ended up staying for almost a few hours."

    • Brad and Angelina also reportedly brought along a gift for Princess Charlotte.
    • Both couples attended last year's BAFTA awards but apparently never got the opportunity to meet.

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    'THE HATEFUL EIGHT' IS HEADING TO COMIC CON: Quentin Tarantino is bringing his new film, The Hateful Eight, to San Diego Comic Con. The panel will take place on July 11th and feature the director, the cast, and footage from the Western about a group of eight travelers stuck in a snow storm in Wyoming who seek shelter at a stagecoach stopover. The Hateful Eight will hit theaters this winter.

    'EMPIRE' ADDS TYRA FERRELL: White Men Can't Jump actress Tyra Ferrell has joined the cast of Empire. She will have a recurring in the show's second season. Tyra will be playing a lawyer who has gets involved with the Lyon family.

    THE PUNISHER TO BE FEATURED ON 'DAREDEVIL': Marvel will introduce The Punisher in the second season of Netflix's Daredevil series. Showrunner Marco Ramirez hinted that the story arc for the new episodes will be like "Daredevil vs. the Punisher." The role will be played by Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal.

    'DEGRASSI' ALUM JOINS 'HEROES REBORN': Degrassi actress Aislinn Paul is going to be part of NBC's Heroes Reborn. She will have a recurring role on the event series but her role has not been revealed. The show premieres on September 24th.

    NEIL GAIMAN WILL WRITE FOR 'AMERICAN GODS': Neil Gaiman will pen several episodes of Starz's series adaptation of his book, American Gods. Producer Bryan Fuller revealed to Collider that they have already started working on the scripts. The 2001 award-winning novel follows a war that is brewing between old and new gods.

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