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Win Monster Jam Prize Packs on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI

Get ready to win Monster Jam Prize packs from your friends at Classic Hits 92.5. You can qualify to win by texting the word "Monster" to 337-459-6021. Keep listening for more details.


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

 

  • Brian Wilson Tribute Concert Scheduled for March 30 in L.A; Lineup Includes Brian, Al Jardine, Ann Wilson

    Image Courtesy of The Best FestA new all-star concert paying tribute to founding Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson is scheduled to take place on March 30 at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.  The first-ever Brian Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of Brian Wilson will feature an guest appearance by Wilson himself, as well as performances by fellow Beach Boy Al Jardine, Heart's Ann Wilson, Boz Scaggs, Wilson Phillips, Norah Jones and many more.

    The event is being curated by The Best Fest, the same people who have organized similar tribute shows to Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones and George Harrison.  Tickets will go on sale this Thursday, March 5, at 10 a.m. PT via AXS.com.  Proceeds from ticket sales for the show will go to the Jameson Neighborhood Fund to benefit the Sweet Relief organization, which aids musicians in need of financial assistance because of illness or other issues.

    Brian Fest is timed to coincide with the release of Wilson's new solo album, No Pier Pressure, which hits stores April 7.  The record features contributions from a number of musicians who will participate in the concert, including Jardine, She & Him's M. Ward and Capital Cities' Sebu Simonian.

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  • 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction to Debut on HBO on May 30

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame MuseumWe already knew that the 30th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled for April 18 at Cleveland's Public Hall, but we now know when and where fans will be able to watch the big event on television.  The show will premiere on HBO on Saturday, May 30, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

    As previously reported, the latest crop of inductees includes Ringo Starr, Bill Withers, Lou Reed, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Green Day and The "5" Royales.

    2015 will mark the fourth straight year that HBO has presented the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and the network has just signed an agreement to continue covering the event for three more years.

    Meanwhile, although tickets to the April 18 ceremony are sold out, the event will be simulcast on a number of giant screens throughout the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.  Tickets for the simulcast are available now for $24.50 at Tickets.RockHall.com.

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  • Robert Plant Releasing Limited-Edition Vinyl EP, "More Roar," on Record Store Day

    Nonesuch/Warner Bros. RecordsThis year's Record Store Day is fast approaching, and Robert Plant is among the artists who will be releasing limited-edition vinyl discs as part of the promotion, which takes place on Friday, April 18.

    The Led Zeppelin singer will release More Roar, a 10-inch EP featuring live performances recorded during his 2014 tour with his current band, The Sensational Space Shifters.  Side A of the record includes renditions of "Turn It Up" and "Arbaden," songs that appear on Robert's latest solo album, Lullaby and…the Ceaseless Roar.  Side B features a medley that combines another Lullaby tune, "Poor Howard," and the Led Zeppelin classic "Whole Lotta Love."  Only 10,000 copies of More Roar will be available.

    A full list of Record Store Day releases will be unveiled on March 10.

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  • Paul McCartney Appears on "All Day," Another New Song by Kanye West

    PRNewsFoto/Def Jam RecordingsPaul McCartney's collaborative relationship with Kanye West continues to be a fruitful one, as the ex-Beatle is featured on yet another song with the rap star.  McCartney sings and whistles on "All Day," West's latest single, which was released on Monday night via iTunes.

    The track, which also features a vocal from Theophilus London and a rap from U.K. artist Allan Kingdom, will appear on Kanye's upcoming album, So Help Me God.  The release of the five-minute-long studio version of "All Day" follows West's live performance of the tune at last week's BRIT Awards 2015.

    As Rolling Stone notes, the whistling segment McCartney does on "All Day" appears to share the same melody of an unreleased song he wrote back in 1969 that was inspired by a painting of a guitarist by Pablo Picasso.

    McCartney also contributed to Kanye's recent ballad, "Only One," on which Sir Paul played keyboards, and the two stars were featured on Rihanna's hit single "FourFiveSeconds."  The latter tune gave McCartney his first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 29 years.

    A release date for West's album has not been revealed.

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  • Barry Gibb, Gloria Estefan Taking Part in Star-Studded Free Festival in Miami Beach

    PRNewsFoto/Hard Rock InternationalBarry Gibb and Gloria Estefan are among the stars who will perform at a free concert event called the Hard Rock Rising Miami Beach festival that will take place on Monday, March 26, at the famed Florida resort town.  The musical extravaganza also will feature a variety of other stars, including ex-Traffic singer/guitarist Dave Mason, Andrea Bocelli, Wyclef Jean, Jon Secada, Flo Rida, veteran reggae group Third World and more.

    Actor Andy Garcia will serve as emcee for part of the festival, which will be held on the beach where Eighth Street and Ocean Drive meet.  The event is being organized by Hard Rock International in partnership with the City of Miami Beach.

    Free seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis, while concertgoers also will be able to buy limited, reserved premium seats.  The festival area will open at noon ET on March 26, with a temporary amphitheater opening at 5 p.m. that afternoon in advance of the evening performances.

    For more details, visit Miami100.com and HardRockRising.com.

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  • John Fogerty Unveils Series of US Dates for His "1969" Tour

    MAD Ink PRA dozen new dates have been revealed for the recently-announced U.S. leg of John Fogerty's "1969" tour, which will celebrate the eventful year Creedence Clearwater Revival released three of its classic albums -- Bayou Country, Green River, and Willy and the Poor Boys.  The newly-announced shows include a series of spring stops in the Southeast, starting May 2 at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, and a June 30 gig at the Wolf Trap performing arts center in Vienna, Virginia.

    Previously, Fogerty had only announced one date on the tour -- a July 15 performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.  Other new appearances include stops in the Nashville area; Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Augusta, Georgia; and Tampa Florida.  Additional shows will be scheduled soon.  Visit JohnFogerty.com for more details, including ticket info.

    During the tour, Fogerty will be showcasing many of the classic tunes featured on the 1969 albums released by his former band, including "Born on the Bayou," "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Lodi," "Down on the Corner," and "Fortunate Son."

    In other news, the autobiography that John has been working on now is expected to be published in the fall.

    Here are all of the confirmed U.S. dates on Fogerty's 1969 tour:

    5/2 -- Memphis, TN, Beale Street Music Festival – Tom Lee Park
    5/3 -- Whites Creek, TN, Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater
    5/5 -- Raleigh, NC, The Red Hat Amphitheater
    5/6 -- Charlotte, NC, The Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory
    5/9 -- Duluth, GA, The Arena at Gwinnett Center
    5/12 -- Augusta, GA, Bell Auditorium
    5/13 -- Simpsonville, SC, Charter Amphitheater
    5/15 -- St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
    5/16 -- Tampa, FL, Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
    5/17 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre
    6/30 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
    7/15 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl

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  • Madonna Announces 35-City Rebel Heart Tour

    Interscope RecordsMadonna has announced she'll be bringing her Rebel Heart tour to 35 cities, beginning August 29 at Miami's American Airlines Arena.

    Following stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and other cities, the UK/European leg will kick off on November 4th in Koln, Germany, and will stop in Spain, Sweden, Italy, and elsewhere.  Ticket details are available on Madonna's official website.

    Here are the scheduled dates for Madonna's Rebel Heart tour:

    North America/Puerto Rico:

    8/29 -- Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
    9/2 -- Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena 
    9/5 -- San Juan, PR, Coliseo de Puerto Rico
    9/9 -- Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
    9/12 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
    9/16 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden 
    9/19 -- Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
    9/24 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
    9/26 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
    9/28 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
    10/1 -- Detroit, MI, Joe Louis Arena  
    10/3 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall
    10/5 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre  
    10/8 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center  
    10/11 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rexall Place
    10/14 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Rogers Arena
    10/17 -- Portland, OR, MODA Center
    10/19 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose
    10/22 -- Glendale, AZ, Gila River Arena
    10/24 -- Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena
    10/27 -- Los Angeles, CA, Forum 

    Europe/UK:

    11/4 -- Koln, Germany, Lanxess Arena
    11/7 -- Prague, Czech Republic, O2 Arena 
    11/10 -- Berlin, Germany, Mercedes-Benz Arena (02 World)
    11/14 -- Stockholm, Sweden, Tele 2 Arena 
    11/17 -- Herning, Denmark, Jyske Bank Boxen
    11/21 -- Turin, Italy, Pala Alpitour 
    11/24 -- Barcelona, Spain, Palau Sant Jordi 
    11/28 -- Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis 
    12/1 -- London, UK, O2 Arena
    12/5 -- Amsterdam, Holland, Ziggo Dome
    12/9 -- Paris, France, Bercy
    12/14 -- Manchester, UK, Manchester Arena
    12/16 -- Birmingham, UK, Barclaycard Arena
    12/20 -- Glasgow, Scotland, The SSE Hydro

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  • Bob Dylan Pays Homage to Film Noir in New Video for "The Night We Called It a Day"

    Columbia RecordsThe first official video to a song from Bob Dylan's new standards collection, Shadows in the Night has premiered online.  The stylized black-and-white clip, which accompanies Dylan's rendition of the 1940s ballad "The Night We Called It a Day," pays tribute to the classic film noir pictures of yesteryear.

    The video stars Dylan and actor Robert Davi as two men who apparently are vying for the affections of the same woman, an alluring blonde burlesque dancer portrayed by Tracy Phillips, daughter of former Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips.  After meeting up in a smoky club, the three cross paths again at the woman's apartment and, after a double cross or two, let's just say that things don't end well for most members of the love triangle.

    The clip was directed by Nash Edgerton, an Australian director and stuntman who previously was behind the lens for two other similarly violent Dylan videos, 2009's "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'" and 2012's "Duquesne Whistle."

    Shadows in the Night, released February 3, is a collection of 10 vintage songs previously recorded by Frank Sinatra.  Dylan will launch a U.S. tour in support of the album on April 10 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  The trek currently is mapped out through a May 11 show in St. Louis.

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  • Led Zeppelin Concert Film Getting One-Night-Only Screening at US Theaters Later This Month

    Fathom EventsA film featuring a whole lotta live footage of Led Zeppelin rocking out at several concerts that took place throughout the band's career will be screened at select theaters across the U.S. March 30.

    Titled simply Led Zeppelin, the movie includes performances filmed at London's Royal Albert Hall in January 1970, at the band's historic in July 1973 stand at New York City's Madison Square Garden, during a five-night engagement at London's Earl's Court in May 1975, and at the group's August 1979 appearances at the U.K.'s Knebworth Festival.  The flick, which runs one hour and 45 minutes, which will be shown in more than 300 cinemas.

    Led Zeppelin is the second in a monthly run of cinematic concert events dubbed the "Classic Music Series," which began on February 26 with the screening of Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014.  The upcoming one-night-only screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. local time.  Visit FathomEvents.com for more information and to buy tickets.

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  • Boston, Eddie Money, Sammy Hagar to Perform at 2015 Edition of Florida's SunFest This Spring

    Boston (Credit: Kamal Asar)The lineup for the 19th annual edition of Florida's Sunfest has been announced and it features an eclectic mix of artists, including such veteran performers as Boston, Eddie Money and Sammy Hagar.  The event is scheduled to run from April 29 through May 3 in downtown West Palm Beach.

    Hagar will be playing with his new group The Circle, which features ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Jason Bonham, the son of Led Zeppelin's John Bonham.  Other artists on the bill include John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Lenny Kravitz, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, Pixies, Wilco, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Hozier, 311 and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, among many others.

    Discount advance tickets are available now through April 25.  Single-day passes cost $32, while five-day passes can be purchased for a limited time at the low price of $60.  To find out complete details about the festival and buy tickets, visit SunFest.com.

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  • ANNA WINTOR OFFERS SOME CAREER ADVICE

    Vogue honcho Anna Wintour believes that getting fired can actually help you succeed in life. The 65-year-old offers up career advice as part of a new book called Winners: And How They Succeed by Alastair Campbell.

    Anna explains, "Everyone should be sacked at least once in their career because perfection doesn't exist. It's important to have setbacks, because that is the reality of life." She goes on to offer more advice saying, "People work better when they have responsibility. Even if you aren't sure of yourself, pretend that you are, because it makes it clearer for everyone else. Most people prevaricate. I decide fast. I think it's helpful to people who work for you. The world we are in is about instinct and being fast and responding."

    • She was fired from her job as junior fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar back in 1975 after only nine months. She also had jobs at New York magazine, House & Garden, and the UK edition of Vogue before landing her current gig as editor-in-chief at American Vogue.

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  • BIG CHANGES ARE COMING TO 'FASHION POLICE'

    Kathy Griffin reportedly has big plans for Fashion Police now that Kelly Osbourne is gone. According to Radar Online, everyone at the show is allegedly relieved that she quit and are excited that Khloe Kardashian may be coming on board.

    A source explained, "With Kelly gone, the show will be able to move forward in a very positive direction. Kathy plans on doing some fun skits, and is hopeful that Khloe joins the show. During recent months behind the scenes, Kathy and Khloe have established mutual respect for each other. Khloe has a terrific eye for fashion, and Kathy has been assured Kardashian jokes wouldn't be off limits."

    • An insider previously revealed to the website that Joan Rivers was the glue that held the group together and kept Kelly from fighting with Giuliana Rancic.
    • Page Six is claiming that with Joan gone and Kelly leaving, Kathy also wants the show to cut ties with Melissa Rivers.

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    ETHAN HAWK JOINS 'MAGNIFICENT SEVEN': Ethan Hawke has landed a role in the remake of Magnificent Seven. The project will reunite him with his Training Day co-star Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua. Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett were previously announced as cast members.

    'DIVERGENT' AUTHOR ANNOUNCES NEW BOOK SERIES: Divergent author Veronica Roth has announced her next project. She is writing a two-book series that she compares to Star Wars. HarperCollins released a press release on Monday (March 2nd) which read, "Veronica Roth explores -- with poise and poignancy -- the story of a boy who forms an unlikely alliance with an enemy. Both desperate to escape their oppressive lives, they help each other attain what they most desire: for one, redemption, and the other, revenge." The first book won't be released until 2017 and the second will come out the following year.

    'SHARKNADO 3' ADDS MARK CUBAN AND ANN COULTER: The third installment of Sharknado will include cameos from Mark Cuban and Ann Coulter. Mark will be playing the President and Ann will play his VP. Sharknado 3 will also feature Bo Derek, Jerry Springer, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Chris Jericho. Tara Reid and Ian Ziering will be reprising their roles from the first two movies.

    STRONG DEBUT FOR 'LAST MAN ON EARTH': Fox's Last Man On Earth nabbed high ratings on Sunday night (March 1st.) It was the highest-rated new comedy for the network since Brooklyn Nine Nine in September 2013. The series premiere was also the top show of the night on the broadcast networks in the 18-49 demographic.

    TOM BROKAW IS WRITING ABOUT HIS FIGHT AGAINST CANCER: NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw has been writing about his fight against cancer for a new book being released by Random House on May 12th. A Lucky Life Interrupted follows his life following his diagnosis with multiple myeloma -- a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow. Tom has previously written two best-selling books -- The Greatest Generation and A Long Way From Home: Growing Up in the American Heartland in the Forties and Fifties.

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  • KIM KARDASHIAN EXPLAINS HER SELFIE OBSESSION

    Kim Kardashian acknowledges that her selfies are ridiculous but they serve a deeper purpose for her. The reality star appears in the new issue of AdWeek discussing her life on social media and upcoming selfie book, Selfish.

    Kim tells the magazine, "You have to have a sense of humor every once in a while. So many people think that taking so many selfies is just ridiculous. For me, what's so funny is I love taking pictures and posting them on social media for memories. I genuinely love the glam of life and hair and makeup and all of that, so I love just sharing my life with people -- that's who I've been. I live my life on a reality show. But sometimes people take it very seriously, or they think it's ridiculous. I'm kind of letting them know, yes, it is ridiculous, but it's all fun. I can look at a photo on social media and see a picture and know exactly where I was by the outfit I had on or who I was with. I take it more as a fun, emotional scrapbook that I love to look back on."

    • The 34-year-old goes on to discuss her upcoming release saying, "I took my first selfie in 1984, and that opens up the book. For a decade, I've carried a big digital camera, and I think it's just fascinating to see the process of what types of photos evolve. Mine started off on digital cameras, then they went to a BlackBerry and then a smartphone. There's just such an evolution of the selfie. And I captured that, I think, really well."

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  • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

    CAMERON DIAZ SPEAKS ON THE BENEFITS OF SEX: Cameron Diaz appears in the new issue of Cosmo UK where she comments on the many benefits of sex. She tells the magazine, "It's something healthy that we need to be doing for many different reasons." Cameron previously credited sex for her youthful appearance to Vogue UK saying, "The fountain of youth for me, let's see...I guess it's exercise, healthy diet, lots of water, lots of laughter, lots of sex -- yes, sex, we need that as human beings. It's healthy, it's natural, it's what we are here to do!"

    JESSICA BIEL AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE ENJOY A DOULBE DATE: Parents-to-be Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake were photographed grabbing dinner with Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson in New Orleans over the weekend. The foursome hit up Sylvain restaurant in the French Quarter. Jessica and Mary are in town film the new movie The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea together.

    CARA DELEVINGNE HIT IT OFF WITH ST. VINCENT: Daily Mail is reporting that Cara Delevingne hit it off with singer St. Vincent at a party after the BRIT Awards last week. The pair allegedly made little effort to hide their attraction to one another before leaving the party together at around 3 AM. St. Vincent, also known as Annie Clark, refused to discuss her sexuality during a recent interview with Rolling Stone saying, "I don't think about those words. I believe in gender fluidity and sexual fluidity. I don't really identify as anything."

    CINDY CRAWFORD THREATENS LAWSUIT OVER LEAKED PHOTOS: Cindy Crawford's lawyer has threatened a lawsuit against all of the media outlets who recently posted her leaked unretouched photo. The attorney is demanding everyone take down the picture and apologize and claims that the photo was actually photoshopped to make the model's midsection look haggard. The request also includes a statement from the photographer who took the pictures for Marie Claire Mexico admitting that someone stole the photo from him and then doctored it.

    'CRIMINAL MINDS' ACTRESS ANNOUNCES PREGNANCY: Criminal Minds star A.J. Cook is pregnant. The 36-year-old broke the news on Instagram on Sunday (March 1st) by showing off her baby bump and writing, "Miracles do happen and don't believe anyone who tells you otherwise. #blessed #bump." Her husband, Nathan Andersen, responded to her post by adding his own photo of baby clothes with the caption, "Since @ajcook announced we are expecting a new addition to the clan, I guess it's my responsibility to inform everyone it's a boy!" A.J. and Nathan are also parents to a six-year-old son named Mekhai Allan.

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  • JENNIFER GARNER IS READY TO GET BACK TO WORK

    Jennifer Garner is done playing the supportive wife to Ben Affleck and is eager to get her own career going again. The Danny Collins star was promoting the film at an event in Beverly Hills where she discussed her other upcoming projects.

    She told Us Weekly, "I've been home for a long time. It's my turn and I'm going to go to work this spring. I think I'll work the spring and summer, maybe the fall too, as long as some of it's at home. I don't think my deals are done yet so I can't say, but yeah, I'm about to go to work." Jennifer went on to say, "Ben is super busy and I'm super happy for him. I chose to stay home this year and just said, 'Go for it babe. Do it all. Do Gone Girl, do Batman, do The Accountant. Do everything.' I want that for him and I'm happy for him. And he says the same to me. Except that he's really busy. But he understands that when I really have to do it, we figure it out. You'd be amazed how we figure it out. I've never been away for more than I think four days. Maybe once I was gone for my kids for five days...I sit down at the beginning of the movie and say to the people making the schedule, 'Let's look at this.' Then I figure out where I'm going to take the kid and when I can get home."

    • Ben and Jen have three kids -- nine-year-old Violet, six-year-old Seraphina, and their son Samuel who was born in 2012.

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  • MAGGIE SMITH HINTS AT THE END OF 'DOWNTON ABBEY'

    Could Downton Abbey go on without the Dowager Countess of Grantham? Dame Maggie Smith recently chatted UK's Sunday Times about moving on from the show.

    She said of show's upcoming sixth season, "They say this is the last one. I can't see how it could go on. I mean, I certainly can't keep going. To my knowledge, I must be 110 by now. We're into the late 1920s."

    • Maggie has been with the show since the first season back in 2010.
    • The fifth season finale aired on Sunday (March 1st) on PBS.

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