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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  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


  • Roger Waters Reminds Fans He's Not a Member of Pink Floyd, Not Involved in New Album

    Sean EvansRoger Walters left Pink Floyd nearly 30 years ago, but some people apparently never got the memo.  In a post on Facebook, Waters says he wants fans to know he has nothing to do with the upcoming Pink Floyd album, The Endless River.

    In the post Waters writes, “Some people have been asking Laurie, my wife, about a new album I have coming out in November. Errhh? I don't have an album coming out, they are probably confused."

    Waters, who left the group as a result of creative differences, goes on to explain, “David Gilmour and Nick Mason have an album coming out. It's called Endless River. David and Nick constitute the group Pink Floyd. I on the other hand, am not part of Pink Floyd. I left Pink Floyd in 1985, that's 29 years ago.”

    “I had nothing to do with either of the Pink Floyd studio albums, Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell, nor the Pink Floyd tours of 1987 and 1994, and I have nothing to do with Endless River,” Waters explains, adding “Phew! This is not rocket science people, get a grip.”

    The Endless River is a collection of tracks that have been reworked from the 1993 sessions for The Division Bell. Mason has described the new album as a “tribute” to Pink Floyd keyboard player Rick Wright, who died in 2008.  The Endless River will be available November 10.

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  • Steve Lukather Says Ringo Starr Treats the All Starr Band Members "Like Kings"; New Tour Launches Today

    Image Courtesy of Rob ShanahanSteve Lukather and his group Toto finished up a joint summer tour with Michael McDonald early last month, but now the guitar whiz is hitting the road again with his other main gig, Ringo Starr's All Starr Band.  The ex-Beatles drummer and his collective of fellow famous musicians embark on a new U.S trek that begins tonight in Catoosa, Oklahoma, and runs through an October 23 show in Clearwater, Florida.

    The All Starr Band for this tour is the same as it was for the group's previous outing: Lukather, Todd Rundgren, ex-Santana and Journey singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, Mr. Mister singer/bassist Richard Page, drummer Gregg Bissonette and multi-instrumentalist Warren Ham.  Lukather says that although the lineup might seem like "a really weird group of guys" on paper, the band members play extremely well together and get along great.

    "We've become really good friends," he tells ABC News Radio.  "And Ringo's like the greatest guy you could ever work with.  He treats us like kings.  He takes care of us so well, and he's a joy to be around.  He's an inspiration."

    Lukather adds that it's "a wonderful experience" getting to play the various classic songs made famous by his fellow All Starr Band mates.

    "I mean, Gregg Rolie from Santana, playing 'Evil Ways' with the guy that sang it [is great]," Steve points out.  "You know, these are songs that I grew up playing as a young musician."

    Not surprisingly, Lukather is especially delighted that he gets to perform regularly with one of the Fab Four.

    "I look around the stage and…we're doing 'A Little Help from My Friends' and there's Ringo," explains the guitarist.  "Honestly, if you'd have told me that when I was a kid, I would've said…'Yeah, I'll be the first guy on Venus too,' you know?"

    Lukather says that the rapport he and the other All Starr Band members have developed with Ringo has helped bring the Beatles legend "out of his shell" while they're on the road.

    "[W]e get him out to go to the movies and we get him out to do things, because it's hard to be that famous for 50 years of your life, you know?" notes Steve.  "There's all the pluses and then there's a lot of negatives.  You know, he just wants to be a regular guy sometimes, hang around and not have people stare at him.  It's just unnerving to watch that."

    Meanwhile, Lukather tells ABC News Radio that his friendship with Ringo extends beyond their All Starr Band collaboration.

    "We live near each other.  We hang out.  [And I] worked on his new album that's coming out," says Steve.  "[I] got to write a song with him.  That was a thrill.  And here I am sitting there [and] we're throwing back lyrics to each other.  I'm going [to myself], 'I'm actually writing a song with one of The Beatles.'  I mean, what are the odds of that?"  (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)

    Here's the complete itinerary of the All Starr Band's fall U.S. tour:

    10/2 -- Tulsa, OK, Hard Rock Café
    10/3 -- St. Louis, MO, Fabulous Fox Theatre
    10/4 -- Kansas City, KS, Starlight Theatre
    10/5 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center
    10/7 -- San Antonio, TX, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
    10/8 -- Austin, TX, Moody Theater
    10/10 -- Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    10/11 -- Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre
    10/12 -- Austin, TX, Moody Theater
    10/15 -- Charleston, SC, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
    10/17 -- Biloxi, MS, Hard Rock Café Biloxi
    10/18 -- Jacksonville, FL, Moran Theatre
    10/19 -- Fort Myers, FL, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
    10/21 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, Broward Center for the Performing Arts
    10/22 -- Melbourne, FL, Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
    10/23 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall

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  • Elton John to Be Honored at Human Rights Campaign's National Dinner This Month

    ABC/Lou Rocco Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, will be honored at the 18th Annual National Dinner of the Human Rights Council, a civil rights organization that work to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

    At the October 25 event in Washington, D.C., John and Furnish will receive the HRC's National Equality Award.  As one of the most high-profile gay couples in the world, they're being honored for "changing hearts and minds by living openly and honestly" and for their work with the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised $300 million over the years to help end the disease.

    President Bill Clinton will deliver the evening's keynote address at the event.

    On October 28, Elton and David will appear at their own annual New York City charity event, An Enduring Vision.  CNN's Anderson Cooper will host for a seventh year, and John will perform a solo set at the gala, which raises funds for his AIDS Foundation.

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  • Prince Joins Facebook, Hosts Bizarre Fan Q&A

    Vince Bucci/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABCPrince is officially on the social media train.  The notoriously introverted singer created a verified Facebook account on Tuesday, the same day he released two new albums.

    In an effort to promote his dual projects, Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum, Prince announced to fans that he would participate in a live Q&A.  However, it took hours before he answered the first question, which proved to be an unexpected one: "Please address the importance of ALL music being tuned to 432hz [Hertz] sound frequencies??"

    The legendary musician responded by providing a link to an article.

    He opted not to answer any further questions.

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  • Bryan Adams Journeys into the Past -- Musically -- with New Album "Tracks of My Years"

    Verve RecordsBryan Adams' new album, Tracks of My Years, his first studio effort in six years, is out this week, and it features the Canadian singer/songwriter taking a walk down memory lane to revisit some of the great songs of his youth.  He's also revisiting his youth via the album's seriously embarrassing cover photo, which shows a 16-year-old Adams sporting some unbelievably long, pure 1970s hair.

    "My hair is way down past my nipples," he laughs.  "I was really into hard rock back then.  I still am into hard rock, but particularly then, because it was the time, you know.  It was 1975.  I was into Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and a lot of other hard rock, of course, and I looked like one of the roadies that fell off one of the buses, you know?"

    While hard rock may be Bryan's preferred music genre from that era, Tracks of My Years mostly features pop and pop-rock hits from the '50s, '60s and '70s.  The concept came from one of the producers, David Foster, and at first, Adams didn't want to do it, because he was afraid he couldn't bring anything new to classics by legends like The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Beach Boys.  But his other producer, Bob Rock, talked him into it.

    "He said, 'Look, you got a great opportunity to have a record deal in America again, and why don't you just do it and have some fun?  If it doesn't work out, don't put it out,'" recalls Bryan.  "[And so I said], 'That's a good idea.  So, let's just go have some fun.'  And that's what happened."

    Adams and his producers came up with about 40 songs that they then whittled down to the final track listing, which in addition to songs by the Fab Four, Dylan and The Beach Boys, but also The Association, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Manhattans and Chuck Berry

    "It was just a sort of process of just elimination, and you could tell almost instantly whether a song was working, within the first verse," Bryan says of the process, which took about three months, spread over two years.  "And generally what I would do was I'd go out and sit on a microphone...with a guitar, and I would just start playing the song and singing it.  And, if within that first few chords it started to sound like something, someone would come...and say, 'OK, that's good.  Let's do this!'"

    What he's ended up with, Adams says, is an album that isn't actually made up of songs that he was personally connected to.  Instead, it features tunes that mimic the genre-blurring that he experienced growing up listening to AM radio, where anything that was a hit was played, no matter what type of music it was.

    "AM radio was kind of king," he tells ABC News Radio.  "And I used to have a little transistor radio, which was kind of my escape [from] the world.  I would wait in anticipation for what the next song was gonna be on the radio.  It was really exciting.  So, doing this record, I kind of kept thinking about, 'It's OK to do a variety of different things here,' because even if these songs weren't songs that I were necessarily inspired by, they were around at the time when I decided music was what I wanted to do, and it's what AM radio was doing at the time too."

    Along with the cover versions, Tracks of My Years features one original new song, called "She Knows Me," which is the album's first single.  Why put a brand-new song in among the oldies?   Adams says, candidly, "Because, according to my manager and according to the record company, it's very difficult to get cover songs played.  So, better to give an original song to kick off the record.  And I'm quite happy with that."

    Bryan, who'll release a 30th anniversary edition of his breakthrough album, Reckless, later this year, says he's just hoping he doesn't catch too much flak for Tracks of My Years.

    "I hope that I've done justice to the tracks, because it was a leap of faith to put myself in this position, 'cause I know I'm opening myself up to rocket fire," he jokes.  "So, you know, I'm trying to keep my head down!"

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  • Annie Lennox Says Touring's for Men, Not Women; Calls Beyonce "Feminism Lite"

    Credit: Mike OwenAnnie Lennox considers herself a feminist, and is a staunch advocate for women's rights, but she admits that men and women aren't equal when it comes to one particular aspect of a musician's job: touring.

    Speaking to Billboard, Lennox says, "I'm not being sexist when I say this, but it suits the man's life more.  When you're a woman and want to have a family...I never liked being away from my kids.  I don't think it's healthy.  I don't think I can hack that way of life like I used to."

    A comment like that, however, doesn't mean that the former Eurythmics fronwoman can't criticize other female artists for not truly understanding what it means to be a feminist.  Speaking to the website PrideSource, she dismisses Beyonce's claim to feminism -- the pop/R&B superstar performed at the MTV VMAs in front of a huge screen that read "FEMINIST," after all -- as "feminist lite."

    "I'm sorry.  It's tokenistic to me," Lennox explains.  "I mean, I think she's a phenomenal artist -- I just love her performances -- but I'd like to sit down [with her].  I think I'd like to sit down with quite a few artists and talk to them.  I'd like to listen to them; I'd like to hear what they truly think.  I see a lot of it as them taking the word hostage and using it to promote themselves, but I don't think they necessarily represent wholeheartedly the depths of feminism."

    Annie adds, "I think for many it's very convenient and it looks great and it looks radical, but I have some issues with it.  Of course I do.  I think it's a cheap shot."

    Lennox's new album Nostalgia arrived in stores on vinyl on Tuesday and will be released in all other formats on October 21.  Asked if this truly will be her final album, as she's hinted, Annie tells PrideSource she's not sure, but there certainly doesn't seem to be much place in our culture for a female pop singer who's nearly sixty.

    "I actually think that people are so powerful and interesting -- women, especially -- when they reach my age," she explains.  "We've got so much to say, but popular culture is so reductive that we just talk about whether we've got wrinkles, or whether we've put on weight or lost weight, or whether we've changed our hair style."

    She adds, "I just find that so shallow.  Because it's a shallow place, it's one of the reasons the music industry and the music scene is really not truly for me and never really has been."

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  • U2's "The Unforgettable Fire" Turns 30 Today

    Image Courtesy of Island/Universal MusicOn October 1, 1984 -- 30 years ago today -- U2 released their fourth album, The Unforgettable Fire. The record was a huge commercial hit and would go on to receive triple platinum certification and peak at 12 on the Billboard 200.

    In recording a follow-up to 1983's much more rock-oriented War, U2 wanted to take an artier approach with The Unforgettable Fire.

    "We knew the world was ready to receive the heirs to The Who. All we had to do was to keep doing what we were doing and we would become the biggest band since Led Zeppelin, without a doubt. But something just didn't feel right," wrote Bono in the band's 2005 autobiography U2 By U2. "We felt we had more dimension than just the next big anything, we had something unique to offer. The innovation was what would suffer if we went down the standard rock route. We were looking for another feeling."

    In order to access that feeling, the band enlisted the help of producers Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, the latter of whom was known for his innovative ambient sound. Both would also return to produce U2's next album, 1987's legendary The Joshua Tree.

    The lead single from The Unforgettable Fire was "Pride (in the Name of Love)," which was a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. "Pride" was a massive hit, and it became the first U2 song to breach the top 40 of the Billboard 200. Today, the song remains a fan favorite and one of the band's most successful singles.

    U2 most recently released Songs of Innocence, which has quickly become infamous for automatically appearing for free in every iTunes account last month. The physical album will be released on CD and vinyl with updated cover art on October 13.

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  • Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi Ranked Among Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014

    Danny ClinchIf you search the name Bruce Springsteen online, there’s a 18.82 percent chance you’ll click on a page that tests positive for viruses and other malware. That's according to a new study by the virus fighters at McAfee.

    The Boss is ranked fifth on McAfee’s list of the Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014.

    ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is number one. According to McAfee, you have an 19.38 percent chance of landing on a malicious website if you search his name.

    Voice coach and country singer Blake Shelton is ranked sixth, and Jon Bon Jovi is ranked eighth. Paul McCartney is 29th on the list.

    "Most consumers are completely unaware of the security risks that exist when searching for celebrity and entertainment news, images and videos online, sacrificing safety for immediacy," said McAfee's Gary Davis.

    "Cybercriminals capitalize on consumers' attention to breaking celebrity news and leverage this behavior to lead them to unsafe sites that can severely infect their computers and devices and steal personal data," Davis added.

    Here's McAfee's top-10 Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014:

    1. Jimmy Kimmel -- 19.38% chance of downloading a virus.
    2. Armin van Buuren -- 19.33%
    3. Ciara -- 19.31%
    4. Flo Rida -- 18.89%
    5. Bruce Springsteen -- 18.82%
    6. Blake Shelton -- 18.47%
    7. Britney Spears -- 18.19%
    8. Jon Bon Jovi -- 17.64%
    9. Chelsea Handler -- 17.22%
    10. Christina Aguilera -- 16.67%

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  • Fleetwood Mac Kicks Off New Tour, with Christine McVie Back on Keyboards

    Fleetwood Mac/Live NationFleetwood Mac was at the Target Center in Minneapolis Tuesday night, kicking off their latest tour -- the first with longtime singer/keyboardist Christine McVie since 1998.

    According to, drummer Mick Fleetwood noted McVie’s return by telling the 17,000 fans in attendance, “Our songbird is back,” a reference not only to the 71-year-old singer-songwriter, but also to "Songbird," one of her contributions to Fleetwood Mac's celebrated 1977 album, Rumours. Fittingly, the band ended the night's show with the song.

    The nearly two-and-a-half-hour performance opened with “The Chain,” followed by “You Make Loving Fun.”

    Christine McVie celebrated her return by thanking the band and the fans, saying, “It’s a dream come true, a chance you don’t often get in life.”

    Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham all took time out to praise McVie. Buckingham told the crowd, “This is a band that continues to evolve through good times and adversity.  This is just, I guess, the latest chapter.”

    Buckingham continued, “It’s a beautiful, profound, poetic new chapter now that this lady is back with us. And it’s a chapter that is going to go on for a while. A chapter that is going to yield much fruit. We are very, very excited.”

    The band’s next concert is Thursday night at the United Center in Chicago.

    Fleetwood Mac's On with the Show tour runs through a December 20 concert in Tampa, Florida.

    Here’s the set list from Tuesday’s concert at the Target Center:

    "The Chain"
    "You Make Loving Fun"
    "Second Hand News"
    "I Know I'm Not Wrong"
    "Sisters of the Moon"
    "Say You Love Me"
    "Seven Wonders"
    "Big Love"
    "Never Going Back Again"
    "Over My Head"
    "Little Lies"
    "Gold Dust Woman"
    "I'm So Afraid"
    "Go Your Own Way"

    "World Turning"
    "Don't Stop"
    "Silver Springs"

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  • The Monkees' Debut Album to Be Released as Expanded Three-CD Set in November

    Rhino HandmadeHey, hey it's The Monkees' 1966 self-titled debut album like you've never heard it before.  On November 11, the 1960s pop-rock legends' first record will be released as a three-CD Super Deluxe Edition featuring a whopping 100 tracks.

    The package contains remastered mono and stereo versions of The Monkees; a variety of outtakes, demos, rarities, TV and radio spots and previously unreleased tracks; and pre-Monkees solo recordings by Michael Nesmith and the late Davy Jones.

    A total of 45 of the tracks on the limited-edition set have never been released.  These include backing tracks, alternate vocal takes, remixes and mono versions of songs heard only on The Monkees TV show.  Disc three of the collection boasts mono and stereo versions of the 1965 debut solo album by Jones, then called David Jones, as well as a series of singles Nesmith recorded under the name Michael Blessing.

    Boosted by the prefabricated group's popular TV show, The Monkees' debut album shot to the #1 spot on the Billboard 200, and featured the chart-topping smash "Last Train to Clarksville," as well as "(Theme from) The Monkees" and "I Wanna Be Free."  The album has gone on to sell more than five million copies in the U.S. alone.

    Only 400 copies of The Monkees Super Deluxe Edition are being produced.  The box set can be pre-ordered now exclusively at

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    George Clooney is Amal Alamuddin's idea of Mr. Perfect. According to People, Amal's best friend, Jae Kim, delivered a speech at their wedding revealing that they had spoken about Amal's hunt for "the one" before starting to date George.

    Jae said, "We stayed up talking late into the night about relationships and whether she would ever meet her partner in life. She had just been picked the 'Hottest Barrister in London,' and I was concerned that this would not work in her favor, as most men found her intimidating already. The list of things she was looking for in this man, she readily admitted, could not realistically be found in one person. She was looking for Mr. Perfect, and he was nowhere to be found."

    • Amal's pal also revealed that when she started dating George she had some reservations saying, "I have to admit, that caused some motherly panic. Is she going to get hurt? He isn't exactly Mr. Commitment, I thought." She added, "You could see in the way he held himself, treated her and others, and enjoyed life that his heart was big and he loved her with all of it. I had never seen her smile like that. She has had that smile now for almost a year straight."

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    The alleged abuse Sarah Hyland experienced at the hands of her ex, Matthew Prokop, may have been the result of his jealousy of her career. According to Us Weekly, Prokop was allegedly feeling left behind as his career slowed down and hers grew.

    One source told the magazine, "He got incredibly jealous when she would go out by herself or meet up with her friends. He was constantly texting, trying to find out who she was with." The insider claims her success frustrated him and just fed his anger.

    • Sarah broke things off back in August after five years of dating. She recently obtained a temporary restraining order against him after filing court documents which stated, "He habitually verbally abused me, called me vile names. He repeatedly exhibited significant anger management issues, which included things like throwing objects in my direction in anger, pushing me, punching walls and slamming doors. He would make vague threats that he would 'never hit a woman but that 'I deserve to be beaten'"
    • Hyland's on-screen mom, Julie Bowen, apparently stayed with her for protection when she told Matt their relationship was over.
    • The restraining order will expire on October 10th when a judge will decide whether or not to extend it.

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    Brad Pitt says that becoming a parent has been his greatest life accomplishment. While chatting with UK's Psychologies magazine, he gushed about being father to 13-year-old Maddox, 10-year-old Pax, nine-year-old Zahara, eight-year-old Shiloh, and six-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

    Brad explained, "You learn to value the basic beauty of family, of watching your children grow and evolve. It's the most beautiful thing you can experience. I feel like the richest man alive since I've become a father. Being a father has changed me on so many levels and made me more generous and alive. I see my children as an essential part of my life, and it means so much to be able to educate them and help them make their way in the world as they grow up. I love being a father and all the responsibilities that entails." The Oscar-winner went on to say, "I worry about them all the time. That's the emotional bond and responsibility that sweeps over you when you have a family to look after. I care about them more than I care about myself, which I think is the real definition of love. You see past yourself and become more generous and giving, and wanting only the best for your family."

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    Twilight author Stephenie Meyer announced on Tuesday (September 30th) that characters from the series will be coming back. She is launching a new short film series for aspiring female filmmakers called The Storytellers -- New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga.

    According to Gossip Cop, Storytellers will be a "multiphase contest" where at least five directors will be picked to create films "based on a broad spectrum of characters from the Twilight universe, with guidance provided by Meyer's encyclopedic The Twilight Saga: Official Illustrated Guide." The films will be judged by a panel including Kristen Stewart, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer, and other big names. Facebook users will ultimately get to choose the winner.

    • The author said in a statement, "The female voice is something that has become more and more important to me as I've worked in the film industry. I'm honored to be working with Women In Film, Lionsgate, and Facebook on a project dedicated to giving more women a chance to be heard creatively."

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    MILA KUNIS GIVES BIRTH: Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are parents. TMZ is reporting that Mila gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday (September 30th.) No additional information is currently known. The new parents have been engaged since February.

    SHIA LABEOUF'S HOME INTRUDER MUST KEEP AWAY FOR THREE YEARS: Graciela Nahle, the woman who repeatedly showed up at Shia LaBeouf's house, was ordered by a judge on Wednesday (October 1st) to keep away from the actor for three years. She must keep a distance of over 100 yards and cannot have any electronic contact with him either. Neither Graciela nor Shia appeared in the courtroom when the order was passed.

    BARBARA WALTERS MAKES HEFTY DONATION TO NEW YORK HOSPITAL: Barbara Walters has donated $10 million to New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. The donation will be divided up to go toward several different projects including the new Barbara Walters Acute Care Treatment Center which was dedicated on Wednesday (October 1st.) The retired View co-host underwent heart surgery at the hospital in 2010.

    ISLA FISHER IS PREGNANT AGAIN: Actress Isla Fisher is pregnant with her third child with husband Sacha Baron Cohen. She attended an event in London last week where she revealed a small baby bump. A source told Us Weekly that she has been forced to quit her work on the sequel to Now You See Me which is set to start production in November. Isla is reportedly about three months along. She and Sacha are also parents to seven-year-old Olive and four-year-old Elula.

    JIMMY KIMMEL IS MOST DANGEROUS NAME TO SEARCH ON THE WEB: McAfee Virus Protection has named Jimmy Kimmel the most dangerous celebrity to search on the internet. Results for the comedian's name have a 19% chance of taking users to sites that contain spyware, viruses, or malware. Other risky names on the list include Ciara, Flo Rida, Bruce Springsteen, Chelsea Handler, and Christina Aguilera.

    CHARLIZE THERON IS RUDE AT THE GYM: Charlize Theron is the center of more rumors that she behaves rudely at the gym. Two months after Tia Mowry claimed they had an uncomfortable encounter back in August, new sources are telling In Touch Weekly that the Oscar winner act a bit diva-ish while working out. One insider who is a fellow member at West Hollywood's Crunch gym told the magazine, "She always arrives late to class with a scowl on her face and has the nerve to ask people who are already settled on their bikes to switch. She always causes a scene. People know to steer clear of her!"

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    Selena Gomez's sexy adult image isn't sitting well with her former castmate, Jeff Garlin. The Goldbergs star dropped by HuffPost Live earlier this week where he discussed the sexualization of the 22-year-old ex-Disney star.

    Jeff told host Josh Zepps, "I worked with her for three years, and I love her. She is, at least in terms of what I saw, a great kid. But then I see her sexualized. I know she was in Spring Breakers and all that. By the way, I saw Spring Breakers, and I'm by myself in the theater, and I couldn't have felt dirtier. I went to go see her work, and her work was great. But the thing is, when I see her sexualized, I look at her and I look at Ariana Grande, both beautiful girls. Really beautiful girls. But they have baby fat. They look like kids. Great bikini shots of Selena Gomez? I don't go there. I see the thing, but I see those chubby cheeks. She's a kid. This is disgusting, that it's happening so young." Jeff added, "I'm not like clean-cut Johnson. Maybe it's because I know Gomez intimately. It's like she's young, she's a kid. It didn't happen 30 years ago. I'll blame the internet."

    • Garlin played the uncle of Selena's character on The Wizards of Waverly Place.

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    HEATHER GRAHAM SIGNS ON FOR THIRD 'FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC' LIFETIME MOVIE: Heather Graham will be reprising her role as Corrine Dollangager in Lifetime's third installment of the Flowers in the Attic series called If There Be Thorns. The movie will debut in 2015. The story follows siblings Christopher and Cathy living together as man and wife in California and caring for two sons who do not know their parents are related.

    BETHENNY FRANKEL DENIES 'REAL HOUSEWIVES' RUMORS: Bethenny Frankel chatted with radio host Jenny Hutt on Wednesday (October 1st) to clear up rumors that she is rejoining the Real Housewives of New York. She explained, "I'm going in and out of Bravo, I'm talking to Andy about two different projects, because he's got a production company now. I feel like I'm going to get in trouble if I say what I'm actually doing with Andy. So I don't want to say much more, but I haven't signed anything and I have a great relationship with Andy and the 'Housewives' and they've asked me to come back for years." LuAnn de Lesseps and Ramona Singer are currently the only original wives still on the show.

    JERRY BRUCKHEIMER SELLS SCRIPT TO THE CW: The CW has ordered a new Jerry Bruckheimer-produced project called Bone House. The dramedy follows a group of siblings who own and operate a private autopsy company. The script was written by Sheri Elwood who previously worked on ABC's Flash Forward.

    BEN AFFLECK IN TALKS FOR 'THE ACCOUNTANT': Ben Affleck is reportedly in negotiations to star in an upcoming thriller called The Accountant. The project is about an accountant who doubles as an assassin. Gavin O'Connor is in talks to direct the film.

    'ANGRY BIRDS' ADDS FOUR MORE TO THE CAST: Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, and Peter Dinklage have been added to the cast of the big-screen adaptation of Angry Birds. The group joins previously announced actors Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress and Keegan-Michael Key. Producer John Cohen said in a statement, "I'm extremely proud of this cast. Not only do we have Jason, Josh, Danny, Bill, Maya and Peter bringing these characters to life, but they're surrounded by an all-star ensemble of emerging comedic talent -- these are some of the funniest people out there today, and we're thrilled to have them all on board." Angry Birds will be released on July 1st, 2016.

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