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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!

 

           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

 

  • Interactive Video for Early Mix of Led Zeppelin's "Trampled Under Foot" Premieres Online

    Atlantic/ Swan SongA mind-bending interactive video has been created to accompany "Brandy & Coke," the previously unreleased early mix of the Led Zeppelin song "Trampled Under Foot" included in the deluxe reissues of Physical Graffiti.  The video, which you can check out now at LedZeppelin.com, allows viewers to look inside the rooms of the building featured on Physical Graffiti's famous cover.

    Clicking on select windows of the building launches videos inspired by images from the cover art.  Some of the rooms incorporate archival concert footage of Led Zeppelin performing "Trampled Under Foot" at London's Earl's Court, while others boast unique animation or live-action shots of various supposed residents of the building.

    For example, one room shows a group of children watching a large, old-school TV set airing the Led Zeppelin performance; another shows an animated zeppelin floating in a medieval-looking stone room, as rats scurry across the floor; and another room shows a young boy in a toy-filled bedroom lip-synching along with the song into a microphone.  Sixteen separate videos are featured in the interactive program.

    The Physical Graffiti reissues hit stores on February 24, the 40th anniversary of the original album's release.  The release is the sixth that Led Zeppelin has put out as part of its ongoing reissue campaign.

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  • Jeff Beck Releasing Expanded Version of Concert Album "Live at Ronnie Scott's" in June

    Eagle Rock EntertainmentAn expanded "Special Edition" version of Jeff Beck's acclaimed 2008 concert album, Performing This Week…Live at Ronnie Scott's, will be released on June 2.  The album, which will be available as a two-CD set and a digital download, features several extra performances from Beck's 2007 run of shows at the famous London jazz club, plus bonus audio from a concert the guitar legend played with the rockabilly outfit The Big Town Cowboys.

    The extra Ronnie Scott's performances are songs that feature guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Joss Stone and Imogen Heap.  The Live at Ronnie Scott's companion DVD, which came out in 2009, included video of these tunes.  As for the extra songs with The Big Town Cowboys, they originally appeared on the Blu-ray version of the aforementioned video.

    The Live at Ronnie Scott's set features Beck visiting various periods of his career, including such memorable tunes as "Beck's Bolero," "Led Boots" and "Scatterbrain."  It also boasts an instrumental rendition of The Beatles' "A Day in the Life" that garnered Jeff a 2009 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Rock Performance.

    A three-LP vinyl version of Performing This Week…Live at Ronnie Scott's -- Special Edition also will be released at a later date.  Here is the full track list for the expanded live album:

    Disc One:
    "Beck's Bolero"
    "Eternity's Breath"
    "Stratus"
    "Cause We've Ended as Lovers"
    "Behind the Veil"
    "You Never Know"
    "Nadia"
    "Blast from the East"
    "Led Boots"
    "Angels (Footsteps)"
    "Scatterbrain"
    Medley: "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat"/"Brush with the Blues"
    "Space Boogie"
    "Big Block"
    "Day in the Life"
    "Where Were You"

    Disc Two:
    "People Get Ready" (with Joss Stone)
    "Blanket" (with Imogen Heap)
    "Little Brown Bird" (with Eric Clapton)
    "You Need Love" (with Eric Clapton)
    "Rollin' and Tumblin'" (with Imogen Heap)

    Jeff Beck & The Big Town Playboys set:
    "Race with the Devil"
    "Crazy Legs"
    "Train Kept a Rollin'"
    "My Baby Left Me"
    "Matchbox"
    "Baby Blue"
    "Honky Tonk"

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  • The Rolling Stones Announce (Finally) North American Summer Tour Dates

    Credit: Claude GassianAt last -- The Rolling Stones have officially announced their much-anticipated North American summer concert tour.

    The 15-date trek, dubbed the Zip Code Tour, begins, as long rumored, in San Diego this May, and will end in Quebec the following month.  The rest of the rumored cities are also on the roster, pretty much, though there are some additions.

    As you no doubt recall, The Stones initially planned to announce tour details Thursday, March 19.  Those plans were delayed, reportedly because of ticketing issues involving the trek's promoters. 

    Tickets for the shows go on on sale Monday, April 13. 

    The Rolling Stones also recently launched a contest offering a trip for two to an undisclosed location, where the winner apparently will get the chance to introduce the band prior to a concert.  The contest winner also will receive and a commemorative video of the event shot by the band's official videographer.  Fifty runners-up will receive a collection of Stones vinyl.  You can enter the contest now until April 2 at JustAKissAway.rocks.

    Here’s the full tour itinerary.  More info is at RollingStones.com.

    5/24 -- San Diego, CA, Petco Park
    5/30 -- Columbus, OH, Ohio Stadium
    6/3 -- Minneapolis, MN, TCF Bank Stadium
    6/6 -- Dallas, TX, AT&T Stadium
    6/8 -- Atlanta, GA, Bobby Dodd Stadium
    6/12 -- Orlando, FL, Orlando Citrus Bowl
    6/17 -- Nashville, TN, LP Field
    6/20 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Field
    6/23 -- Milwaukee, WI, Summerfest
    6/27 -- Kansas City, MO, Arrowhead Stadium
    7/1 -- Raleigh, NC, Carter-Finley Stadium
    7/4 -- Indianapolis, IN, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    7/8 -- Detroit, MI, Comerica Park
    7/11 -- Buffalo, NY, Ralph Wilson Stadium
    7/15 -- Quebec, QC, Canada, Le Festival d'été de Québec

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  • Richie Furay Says New Album, "Hand in Hand," Was Inspired by Aborted Buffalo Springfield Reunion

    PRNewsFoto/Richie FurayRichie Furay's first studio album in nine years, Hand in Hand, hits stores today.  The record features a strong selection of mostly original country-rock and folk-rock tunes reminiscent of the singer/guitarist's former bands Poco and the Buffalo Springfield.  Furay says that's no coincidence, since he wrote some of the songs for what he was thought might be a Buffalo Springfield reunion album.

    Back in 2010 and 2011, Furay had reunited with his ex-Buffalo Springfield band mates Neil Young and Stephen Stills for a brief series of reunion concerts.  During that time, Furay tells ABC Radio, "All of these creative juices just started to flow, and I had these guitar licks laying around, I had lyrical ideas laying around, and I really thought that we were probably gonna do an album, and I wanted to be prepared."

    Although plans initially were in the works to extend the Springfield trek, Young had a change of heart and instead got back together with his group Crazy Horse.  Furay explains that he felt really good about the songs he'd written, so when the reunion record didn't materialize, he decided to do a new solo album.

    Hand in Hand finds Furay focusing on a variety of subjects that have strong meaning to him.  The album's title track was written for Richie's wife of 48 years, Nancy.  Furay says it serves as a bookend to the Buffalo Springfield song "Kind Woman," which he wrote during the late 1960s about his infatuation with Nancy.

    "['Hand in Hand' is] a song that I want to write from the perspective I'm at now.  This is not a song about puppy love," he points out.  "It's a song about commitment, it's about forgiveness, it's a song about -- here we are, man, 48 years later, walking hand in hand and we're still in love with one another."

    The album's first single, "We Are the Dreamers," meanwhile, salutes Poco and focuses on the band's struggle to be accepted by both the rock and the country worlds at a time that hippies and rednecks never mingled.  He notes that only a few other groups, like The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, were daring to combine the genres back in the late '60s and early '70s.

    "We were laying the groundwork for The Eagles and other bands that came along, you know," Furay says.  "And it was just our heart, it was our music and so, we were the dreamers."

    Another standout song is the patriotic epic "Don't Tread on Me," which Richie describes as a different kind of love song.

    "It's love song about, I'm really proud to be living in this country," he explains. "[T]here's a lot of people, I feel, who are desperate in their life right now…I just want people to step back and take a deep breath and just know we've got a great country."

    Asked to choose a favorite song, Furay says "that's almost like saying, 'Which one of your kids do you like the best."

    He adds, "They're all so unique.  They're all so different…So I can't really single one out above another."

    Furay recently wrapped up a brief U.S. tour in support of Hand in Hand, but he has plans to schedule more concerts later in the year.  You can check out an official video for "We Were the Dreamers" at Richie's official VEVO YouTube channel.

     

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    Richie Furay's first studio album in nine years, Hand in Hand, hits stores today.  The record features a strong selection of mostly original country-rock and folk-rock tunes reminiscent of the singer/guitarist's former bands Poco and the Buffalo Springfield.  Furay says that's no coincidence, since he wrote some of the songs for what he was thought might be a Buffalo Springfield reunion album.

    Back in 2010 and 2011, Furay had reunited with his ex-Buffalo Springfield band mates Neil Young and Stephen Stills for a brief series of reunion concerts.  During that time, Furay tells ABC Radio, "All of these creative juices just started to flow, and I had these guitar licks laying around, I had lyrical ideas laying around, and I really thought that we were probably gonna do an album, and I wanted to be prepared."

    Although plans initially were in the works to extend the Springfield trek, Young had a change of heart and instead got back together with his group Crazy Horse.  Furay explains that he felt really good about the songs he'd written, so when the reunion record didn't materialize, he decided to do a new solo album.

    Hand in Hand finds Furay focusing on a variety of subjects that have strong meaning to him.  The album's title track was written for Richie's wife of 48 years, Nancy.  Furay says it serves as a bookend to the Buffalo Springfield song "Kind Woman," which he wrote during the late 1960s about his infatuation with Nancy.

    "['Hand in Hand' is] a song that I want to write from the perspective I'm at now.  This is not a song about puppy love," he points out.  "It's a song about commitment, it's about forgiveness, it's a song about -- here we are, man, 48 years later, walking hand in hand and we're still in love with one another."

    The album's first single, "We Are the Dreamers," meanwhile, salutes Poco and focuses on the band's struggle to be accepted by both the rock and the country worlds at a time that hippies and rednecks never mingled.  He notes that only a few other groups, like The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, were daring to combine the genres back in the late '60s and early '70s.

    "We were laying the groundwork for The Eagles and other bands that came along, you know," Furay says.  "And it was just our heart, it was our music and so, we were the dreamers."

    Another standout song is the patriotic epic "Don't Tread on Me," which Richie describes as a different kind of love song.

    "It's love song about, I'm really proud to be living in this country," he explains. "[T]here's a lot of people, I feel, who are desperate in their life right now…I just want people to step back and take a deep breath and just know we've got a great country."

    Asked to choose a favorite song, Furay says "that's almost like saying, 'Which one of your kids do you like the best."

    He adds, "They're all so unique.  They're all so different…So I can't really single one out above another."  (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)

    Furay recently wrapped up a brief U.S. tour in support of Hand in Hand, but he has plans to schedule more concerts later in the year.  You can check out an official video for "We Were the Dreamers" at Richie's official VEVO YouTube channel.

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  • Lindsey Buckingham, Frankie Valli Among Guests Scheduled to Appear on AXS TV's "The Big Interview"

    Danny Clinch; Varela MediaLindsey Buckingham and Frankie Valli will be featured guests on newly announced episodes of Dan Rather's AXS TV series The Big Interview, which airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.  Each show features Rather holding an in-depth conversation with various celebrities about their lives and careers.

    Buckingham will appear on the April 28 episode of The Big Interview, while Valli will be featured on the May 26 show.

    Also scheduled to appear on upcoming episodes are Trisha Yearwood on April 14, Vince Gill on April 21, Josh Groban on May 5, Florida Georgia Line on May 12 and director Paul Haggis on May 19.

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  • Ex-GN'R Drummer Steven Adler's Solo Band Schedules Summer US Concerts

    Image Courtesy of AdlerSteven Adler still has an appetite for rock.  The founding Guns N' Roses drummer is getting ready to hit the road this summer with his current band, Adler, and has lined up a handful of shows that'll mark the group's first performances in more than two years.

    The first date is scheduled for June 18 in Bolingbrook, Illinois, and is part of a three-show Midwestern stint that also features a June 20 concert in St. Louis in support of Queensryche.  Adler's itinerary also includes a July 10 gig at the famed Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California, and an August 28 show in Uncasville, Connecticut.

    In addition, the band will head to Peru for three concerts in late July.  More dates are expected to be added in the coming weeks.

    Adler continues to support their debut album, Back from the Dead, which was released in late 2012.  The record was produced by longtime Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson, and features guest performances by ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash and Rob Zombie guitarist John 5.

    Here are all of Alder's confirmed U.S. tour dates:

    6/18 -- Bolingbrook, IL, Tailgators
    6/19 -- Pekin, IL, Hat Tricks
    6/20 -- St. Louis, MO, Jefferson Barracks Amphitheater (with Queensryche)
    7/10 -- West Hollywood, CA, Whisky a Go Go
    8/28 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Casino

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  • Robert Plant Collaborating with Dance/Pop DJ Diplo

    Image Courtesy of Ed MilesAfter exploring Americana music in recent years with Allison Krauss and his group Band of Joy, Robert Plant made some hypnotic forays into electronic music on his latest solo album, Lullaby and…the Ceaseless Roar.  Now, the Led Zeppelin singer apparently is continuing his journey into electronic sounds, as dance/pop DJ and producer Diplo has announced that he and Plant are collaborating.

    Diplo hasn't offered any details about the project besides posting a photo of him and the 66-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer together on his Instagram page along with the message, "Collab coming soon."  Diplo previously has worked with such stars as Madonna, Beyoncé, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Usher, Snoop Dogg and Britney Spears.

    Plant, with his current backing band The Sensational Space Shifters, finished a South American tour leg on Saturday with an appearance at the Lollapalooza Brazil festival.  They will launch a North American trek on May 24 with a performance at the Sasquatch Festival in George, Washington.

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  • Duran Duran to Release "Epic" New Album in September with Help from Mark Ronson & Nile Rodgers

    Credit: Stephanie PistelDuran Duran has finally finished work on their new album, which the '80s icons are planning to release in September.  The as-yet-untitled 14th studio effort was produced by, among others, Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers and Mr. "Uptown Funk" himself, Mark Ronson.  Ronson also produced the band's most recent release, 2010's All You Need Is Now.  Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor describes the project as "epic."

    Speaking to ABC Radio a few months ago, Taylor said of the new disc, "It's going to be amazing. We've been working on it for two years and, it's a real epic, actually: it's going to be an epic record.  It's a real broad sound that we have on this record."

    Rodgers first worked with Duran Duran on their smash 1984 hits "The Wild Boys" and "The Reflex," as well as on their 1986 album Notorious, but Taylor says this new project isn't going to harken back to the band's classic '80s sound.

    "Not really, no.  It's very much in the moment," he told ABC Radio. "Of course it's always going to sound like Duran Duran. You know, with the four of us playing and singing on the record, it's undeniable a Duran Duran record, but we've not really referenced ourselves as much on this record.  We've just kind of done what's come to us, and what's been instinctive.  So, it's going to be a great record."

    The first single from the new album is "Pressure Off," featuring vocals from R&B star Janelle Monáe; ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Fruciante also contributed to the project.

    The upcoming album will be released as part of a new worldwide deal the band signed with Warner Bros. Records.

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  • Paul McCartney Working with Ed Sheeran, Chef Jamie Oliver on Song to Promote Healthier Diets for School Kids

    MPL/Mary McCartneyPaul McCartney's recent collaborations with Kanye West and Rihanna likely have made many more young people aware of the former Beatles star, but now the rock legend has lent his talents to another new collaborative song that's seeking to bring attention to a cause that could positively affect youngsters around the world.

    Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver revealed during a recent interview with an Australian radio show that McCartney has penned some lyrics for and played bass on a new star-studded anthem that's being prepared for this year's edition of Oliver's Food Revolution Day campaign on May 15.

    In the interview, Oliver revealed that he co-wrote the song with young U.K. pop star Ed Sheeran, who, he said, "set me to task to go and get the rest of the band together, so I [asked McCartney], 'Will you lay down bass and do some lyrics?' and he said, 'Yes!'"

    Oliver reported that McCartney already had sent over the tracks he worked on.  The chef also revealed that Coldplay's Chris Martin had agreed to add some keyboards to the song, which he's planning to release in early May as part of a viral campaign.

    The focus of the 2015 Food Revolution Day initiative is to get people around the world to sign a petition declaring that "it's a child's human right to have practical food education in school."

    As a vegetarian, McCartney has long promoted healthier eating through such initiatives as the Meat Free Monday campaign he helped launch a few years ago.

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  • James Taylor Releasing First Album of New Songs in 13 Years This June

    Credit: Rob FortunatoJames Taylor fans, rejoice: This summer, the singer/songwriter is releasing his first album of all-new, original material in 13 years.  It's called Before This World, and it hits stores on June 16.

    Taylor, whose last album of new songs was 2002's October Road, tells Rolling Stone, "I got out of the habit of writing songs for about 10 years.  I just never prioritized it."

    He adds, "I hadn't been able to convince my manager, my wife and my kids that this had to be a priority.  But I said to them, 'If I don't get this record written, I don't know what's going to happen.'  And then they let me go.'"

    Where did he go?  To an apartment in Newport, Rhode Island, where, he says, "I didn't know anybody and I didn't see anybody."  Armed with only a guitar and a notebook, he turned out a batch of songs that he finished recording in a barn on his property in Massachusetts.  Rolling Stone says the album is -- big surprise -- "mellow" and "folky," with songs about the Red Sox, the singer's recovery from addiction and the road.

    Since 2002, the record business has changed quite a bit, with album sales at an all-time low, but Taylor says he's not stressing about going platinum with Before This World.

    "I have no idea what releasing an album even means anymore," he tells Rolling Stone.  "Friends of mine say, 'James, you have to adjust your expectations.  People don't buy these things.'  Not to be presumptuous, but Vincent Van Gogh sold just two paintings while he was alive.  If that's what your medium is, you simply must do it."

    Taylor will support the new album with summer dates, including a show at Fenway Park in Boston.  Asked about possible retirement from touring, the 67-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer says, "B.B. King and Tony Bennett are models for continuing.  You find a way forward if your audience keeps showing up."

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    NENE LEAKES LANDS NEW REALITY SHOW WITH KIM ZOLCIAK BIERMANN: NeNe Leakes and former frenemy Kim Zolciak Biermann are teaming up for a new Bravo reality show. The show will be called NeNe and Kim: The Road to Riches. The network said in a statement, "Atlanta's 'most driven' housewives...drive out of their comfort zones and across the country to discover America on a one-of-a-kind adventure. The road to LA may be paved with good intentions, but that doesn't mean they won't occasionally drive each other crazy."

    WHO TURNED DOWN 'THE DAILY SHOW' GIG?: It is rumored that Trevor Noah wasn't Comedy Central's first choice to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Sources say that the network tried to nab Amy Poehler, Louis C.K. and Amy Schumer for the gig but they all turned it down. Network president Michele Ganeless told The New York Times, "We talked to women. We talked to men. We found in Trevor the best person for the job."

    DEADLINE APOLOGIZES FOR ETHNIC CASTING STORY: Deadline has issued an apology over last week's story about ethnic casting during TV pilot season. Mike Fleming Jr. said during an interview with Peter Bart, "I don't believe you can make an unwise story disappear and pretend it didn't happen. I observed how Amy Pascal raced around with knee-jerk apologies to anyone who'd listen, after those stolen Sony e-mails surfaced. Her actions felt like panicked damage control to me; we decided to face the consequences and take our lumps. We did that in the comment tail following that story, where over 700 readers teed off on us. That original headline does not reflect the collective sensibility here at Deadline. The only appropriate way to view racial diversity in casting is to see it as a wonderful thing, and to hope that Hollywood continues to make room for people of color. The missteps were dealt with internally; we will do our best to make sure that kind of insensitivity doesn't surface again here. As co-editor in chiefs, Nellie and I apologize deeply and sincerely to those who've been hurt by this. There is no excuse." Deadline changed the title of the piece from "Pilots 2015: The Year of Ethnic Castings – About Time or Too Much of Good Thing?" to "Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings."

    'GAME OF THRONES' STAR HEADS TO 'DOCTOR WHO': Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams has signed on to be a guest star on the next season of Doctor Who. The news was broken on Twitter when the official Doctor Who account tweeted, "We’re excited to announce #GameOfThrones star Maisie Williams will guest in the new series of #DoctorWho More soon! " No details about the role have been released. Executive Producer Steven Moffat said in a statement, "It's not possible to say too much about who or what she's playing, but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways. This time he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give him exactly the right sort of hell."

    SEASON FINALE OF 'WALKING DEAD' BREAKS RECORDS: The fifth season finale of The Walking Dead brought in 15.8 million viewers. The 90-minute episode was the highest-rated finale that the show has seen to date. AMC reacted to the news in statement saying, "It's tough enough in today's competitive environment to command attention, and even harder to hold onto it. So, for 'The Walking Dead' to maintain this level of urgent viewership in its fifth season -- and to end with the highest-rated finale in series history -- is really something rare and remarkable." The hit drama was renewed for a sixth season back in October.

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  • HARVEY WEINSTEIN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

    An Italian model is accusing film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. According to the New York Post, the 22-year-old has filed a complaint with the NYPD over the alleged incident.

    The unidentified women claims that she met Harvey on Friday (March 27th) at the Tribeca Film Center where he reportedly groped her breasts and between her legs. Harvey supposedly asked if her breasts were real. Police were contacted immediately and have questioned the 63-year-old.

    • Harvey, who is married to fashion designer Georgina Chapman, has not yet commented on the situation.
    • He is co-founder of The Weinstein Company which has produced huge films like The English Patient, Shakespeare in Love, Good Will Hunting and Gangs of New York.

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  • MEGAN FOX SAYS PEOPLE HAVE HER PEGGED WRONG

    Megan Fox is tired of people doubting her. The 28-year-old appears in the April issue of Harper's Bazaar Arabia where she discusses how she' had to prove herself on screen and in real life.

    She tells the magazine, "I would say most people assume that I'm not very smart or educated or earnest, because I have this image that I'm sort of narcissistic, chasing attention, and wanting people to like me. It makes me laugh because I've done plenty of interviews and when you read the article from beginning to end you can see that I'm not your typical music video model."

    • Megan also discusses her acting work saying, "In Transformers I was a kid, I had no idea what I was doing. There was nothing for me to do in that movie, but then I did nothing and that was my own call. I don't take it personally because in some ways I acknowledge and agree. But at the same time, both established comedians and Quentin Tarantino have come up to me and said, 'I really liked Jennifer's Body, you were really good in that.' The people whose opinions matter liked it, so I'm OK with that."

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  • JENNY MCCARTHY CLAIMS SHE WAS ASKED BACK TO 'THE VIEW'

    Jenny McCarthy claims she rejected an offer to return to The View. The former co-host chatted with Howard Stern on Monday (March 30th) where she discussed her time with the show.

    Jenny's husband, Donnie Wahlberg, revealed, "She's very gracious about The View, and I will say, I told her the day she left, 'They're gonna ask you back within six months.' And she won't say it, but they did. Not officially, but they did." Jenny jumped in to say, "One of the producers called and said would I ever consider it? And I said, 'No, thank you.' Because I couldn't be me."

    • The comedian also offered a prediction for the show's future saying, "I think they might try one more year and then I think the Titanic might go down."

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  • BACKLASH CONTINUES OVER JAMIE FOXX'S BRUCE JENNER JOKE AT IHEARTRADIO AWARD

    Jamie Foxx's joke about Bruce Jenner during Sunday's (March 29th) iHeartRadio Awards is being slammed as mean-spirited and transphobic. Jamie said, "We got some groundbreaking performances here, too, tonight. We got Bruce Jenner, who will be here doing some musical performances. He's doing a his-and-her duet all by himself." He added, "Look, I'm just busting your balls while I still can." Viewers including Perez Hilton bashed Jamie for the jab.

    One offended person tweeted, "The transphobic joke Jamie Foxx made about Bruce Jenner on the iheartradio awards was reprehensible. #tolerance" Another wrote, "not cool, @iamjamiefoxx. you're better than transphobic jokes about #BruceJenner. be funny, but not at the expense of others. #iHeartAwards."

    • LGBT youth group The Trevor Project also slammed Jamie, saying in a statement, "insensitive comments made in the media only exacerbate the problem. Given all the struggles that LBGTQ youth face on a daily basis, comments like these don't help to promote an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding."

    BRUCE JENNER'S SON RESPONDS TO JAMIE FOXX'S JOKES

    Meanwhile, Bruce's son Burt spoke on the joke, telling a reporter, "I think he is just copying Kevin Hart because Kevin Hart is taking all of his movie opportunities ... Man's on a roll, you know? And Jamie Foxx is on the way down, so he's gotta keep his mojo going. He's gotta copy what's working."

    • Jamie has not responded to the backlash.

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  • CHARLOTTE MCKINNEY ELIMINATED FROM 'DWTS'

    Last night (March 30th) on Dancing With The StarsCharlotte McKinney and her partner Keo Motsepe were the second couple of the season to be eliminated.

    The combination of the judges scores and viewer votes from last week showed the couples in jeopardy were Chris Soules along with his partner Witney Carson, Noah Galloway and his partner Sharna Burgess, and Charlotte along with her partner Keo. Noah and Sharna were safe, leaving Chris and Whitney with Charlotte and Keo as the bottom two. The results revealed the couple with the lowest viewer votes and judges scores were Charlotte and Keo who were sent home. "I'm extremely grateful. This has been such a challenge. It's tested me and I feel like a better person from this. I learned so much" said McKinney.

    The remaining contestants include Galloway, Soules, Suzanne Somers, Patti LaBelle, Robert Herjavec, Nastia Liukin, Riker Lynch, Michael Sam, Willow Shields, and Rumer Willis.

    AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS BRUNO ON CHARLOTTE MCKINNEYS RUMBA PERFORMANCE
    AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS CARRIE ANN ON CHRIS SOULES ARGENTINE TANGO PERFORMANCE
    AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS CARRIE ANN ON NOAH GALLOWAYS ARGENTINE TANGO PERFORMANCE
    AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS CHARLOTTE MCKINNEY IS ELIMINATED
    AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS CHARLOTTE MCKINNEY ON BEING ON THE SHOW

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  • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

    PRINCE WILLIAM STARTS HIS NEW JOB: Prince William has joined the workforce. The 32-year-old royal reported for his day of training as an air ambulance helicopter pilot on Monday (March 30th.) William will be working with Bond Air Services. Training is expected to last 12 weeks before he officially starts to fly this summer.

    LEAH REMINI TWEETS SUPPORT FOR 'GOING CLEAR': Former Scientologist Leah Remini fully supports Alex Gibney's anti-Scientology documentary, Going Strong. She tweeted while it aired on HBO on Sunday (March 29th,) "Thank you to the brave who did something about it. And to those who didn't have a voice, you do now." Leah left the church back in 2013 for the sake of her daughter, Sofia, who was reaching the age where kids begin the auditing process.

    KIT HARINGTON DOESN'T WANT TO BE CALLED A HUNK: Game of Thrones star Kit Harington isn't happy being called a hunk. He revealed during a recent interview, "To always be put on a pedestal as a hunk is slightly demeaning. It really is and it's in the same way as it is for women. When an actor is seen only for her physical beauty, it can be quite offensive. Well, it's not just men that can be inappropriate sexually; women can be as well. I'm in a successful TV show in a kind of leading man way and it can sometimes feel like your art is being put to one side for your sex appeal. And I don't like that." Kit added, "In this position you get asked a lot, 'Do you like being a heartthrob? Do you like being a hunk?' Well, my answer is, 'That's not what I got into it for."

    HARRISON FORD IS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL: Harrison Ford has been released from the hospital after recovering from a plane crash earlier in March. The 72-year-old suffered a cut scalp and broken bones in his pelvis and ankle after his vintage World war II plane crashed on an L.A. golf course. He was staying UCLA Medical Center. The Star Wars actor's plane had engine failure shortly after take-off and was on his way back to the airport when the crash occurred.

    MAN HECKLES BILL COSBY DURING BALTIMORE SHOW: A man named Michael Crook heckled Bill Cosby during his show in Baltimore on Friday night (March 27th.) Michael yelled, "38 women called you a rapist! Tell the one about how to get away with rape." Bill responded by telling the crowd to remain calm and added, "We are here to enjoy my gift. We are not here to argue. Let those people speak. We will find them and ask them to leave." Two more women came forward claiming Bill sexually assaulted them earlier that day. One of the alleged victims, Margie Shapiro, says Bill challenged her to a pinball bet at the Playboy Mansion where the loser had to take a pill.

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  • JON HAMM WAS CONTRACTUALLY DENIED FROM DOING 'GONE GIRL'

    Jon Hamm was reportedly the first choice for Ben Affleck's role in Gone Girl but Mad Men kept him doing it. According to Page Six, the actor was contractually obligated to stick with his duties on the hit AMC show.

    A source also revealed that creator Matt Weiner played a role saying, "Matt would not let Jon out of his contract to do Gone Girl. Jon was really upset about it at the time -- and is still upset, because he's thinking about the future of his career as Mad Men comes to a close." The insider revealed that the shooting schedule for the final batch of Mad Men episodes conflicted with the shooting schedule for Gone Girl.

    • Jon recently discussed his post-Mad Men career with GQ. He told the magazine, "The one constant thing I've had in my career is now removed. And that's an eye-opener: Are people still going to take me seriously? Am I just going to do romantic comedies for the rest of my life? What’s next? And I don’t know, you know? I wish I was smug enough to have had a grand plan."
    • Gone Girl made $368 million at the box office.

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  • REPORT: ZAC EFRON IS READY TO DO ANOTHER 'HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL'

    Zac Efron may no longer be a Disney star but he is apparently looking to go back to high school. Sources tell Radar Online that the 27-year-old is ready to make another High School Musical now that he has gotten clean and sober.

    An insider told the website, "High School Musical 4 is much more than just an idea. Although there have been rumors for the past several years that it is definitely happening, it was not a possibility until Zac overcame what his friends are calling his 'dark period.'" Director Kenny Ortega was allegedly only willing to develop the project if he could secure Zac and Vanessa Hudgens as the leads again. The source added, "Zac is beat his demons and finally has got himself together. When Zac was down in the dumps, Kenny Ortega was there for him every step of the way. Now that he has seemingly beaten the battle, Zac says he is ready to reprise his role in HSM4. Kenny loves Zac like a son and believes that it would be really good for him to do this film. It would remind Zac of where he came from and he would be surrounded by love and people who will always have his back."

    • High School Musical 3: Senior Year was released in 2008.

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