Win tickets to the 2013 Cajun Heartland State Fair at the Cajundome
Listen to win sheets of tickets to this year's Cajun Heartland State Fair May 23-June 2 at the Cajundome in Lafayette.
Classic Rock Summer Kick Off Saturday May 25
First Annual Evangeline Parish French Camp for Kids
The First Annual Parish French Camp for Kids June 17-21 at Chataignier Elementary School from 9:00am to 12 noon. The camp is for children ages 4-7. Children will play, sing, exercise, color and count in French . There will be a little showcase for parents, grand parents and friends at the end of the camp. Special discount pricing for early bird registration by May 10. Final deadline to register is May 31. Registration forms are available at KVPI, Ville Platte City Hall and Ville Platte Library. Let's make this a big success by signing up your children today.
Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner in our Mystery Mom Contest
Congratulations to our grand prize winner, Jamie Ardoin, shown on the right, being presented the Paragon Casino prize certificates from KVPI's Cheryl DeBaillon . That is her daughter holding her Mother's Day bouquet from the Flower Patch.
Oldies 92-5 KVPI has a special prize for Mom on Mother's Day
Congratulations to our winners in our Mystery Mom contest. Our Grand Prize winner is Jamie Ardoin. She has won a $350 prize package at Paragon Casino including a one night stay, meal and a spa treatment. Our consolation moms each won a bouquet of flowers compliments of The Flower Patch in Ville Platte. They are: Annette Johnson, Carolyn menard, Liz Lafleur and Betsy Fontenot. Thanks to everyone who qualified. Happy Mother's Day from Oldies 92.5.
CBS News Commentator Dave Ross joins KVPI Noon Report
CBS News Commentator Dave Ross joins the KVPI Noon News reportstarting Monday at 12:05. Hear his take on what's going on in the world weekdays on Noon Report on KVPI AM and FM.
Boggy Bayou Representatives visit J.C. and Randy
Boggy Bayou Festival President Bernice Ardoin, in the middle, along with current Boggy Bayou Festival Queen Carly Chaumont, in rear, visits with J.C. and Randy during their show today.
Memphis DJ Alex Ward's popular Oldies Show comes to Oldies 92.5 KVPI
DJ Alex Ward , shown here with Cleve Duncan of the legendary Doo Wop group, the Penguins, begins to air his popular oldies show Sunday nights from 6-8pm right here on Oldies 92.5 . Listen to classic commercials, interview clips and the stories behind your favorite oldies on the "Pig and Whistle Oldies Show".
Oldies 92-5 KVPI Captures Radio Station of the Year Honors
For the third year, Oldies 92-5 KVPI-FM was recognized by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Thursday as "Radio Station of the Year" for our community service. Also our Traffic Director Cheryl DeBaillon was given the Distinguished Service award for her many years in the radio industry. Attending the Prestige Awards were from left Mark Layne, Cheryl DeBaillon, Becky Vidrine, Bonnie Fontenot, Randy Guillory and Dr. Rhonda Pucheu, President of Ville Platte Broadcasting Company.
Oldies 92-5 KVPI Valentine Photo Grand Prize Winner is Tiffany Deshotel and Rusty LaFleur
Our grand prize winning couple was the top vote getters receiving 599 votes. They will receive the Croton watch , a romantic one night stay at Coushatta Casino Hotel and a meal for two at the Big Sky Steak House at Coushatta Casino. Coming in second was Darrel and Alicia Ortego with 503 votes and coming in third place with Gene and Linda Wilsonwith 283 votes. Thanks to all the couples who participated in our contest. Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Oldies 92-5 KVPI!
Evangeline Parish Dance Team who danced at the Superbowl visited KVPI Studios
High School girls from Ville Platte and Pine Prairie who participated during half time dancing with Beyonce at the Super Bowl, visited KVPI Studios. While they visited with us, they taped an interview that we will play back Wednesday Feb. 13 at 3:30pm.
Randy and J.C. Show
Tune in to the Randy and J.C. Show weekday mornings from 9-11am Tuesday through Friday mornings on Oldies 92-5 KVPI.Fun conversation and great oldies.
Time Warp is on Oldies 92-5 KVPI
Time Warp, radio's favorite journey through the past, bringing you the sights and sounds of the 60's, 70's and 80's mixed with greatest classic rock of all time hosted by the legendary Bill St. James, Sundays from 2:00-6:00pm on Oldies 92.5 KVPI.
Randy gets a special gift from fans of JC and Randy
It's Hammer Time!!
Foreign Exchange Students Visit KVPI Studios
We interviewed Tom from Belgium, Andrea from Spain and Ida from Norway. Hear that interview today at 12:30pm on KVPI AM and FM. All three students are International Student Exchange students. The local representative is Ranisha Richard who is need of more host families. Contact her at (337) 322-1249.
Ville Platte High Cheerleaders visited KVPI studios this week and recorded special cheers for this football season.
Sacred Heart High Cheerleaders Visit Oldies 92.5
The Sacred Heart High Cheerleaders visited KVPI studios Monday to record special cheers for the football season.
Oldies 92-5 KVPI is giving you a chance to sit in on a sports broadcast
KVPI SPORTS IS GIVING SOME LUCKY LISTENER THE CHANCE TO SIT IN DURING OUR OF OUR SPORTS BROADCASTS. THROUGH THE YEARS, SPORTS DIRECTOR RANDY GUILLORY (GILL-REE) HAS DONE HUNDREDS OF GAMES INVOLVING LOCAL AND AREA TEAMS AND HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED FOR HIS SPORTS COVERAGE FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND OTHERS. NOW WE’RE GIVING ONE OF OUR SPORTS FANS THE CHANCE TO SIT IN THE PRESS BOX THIS FOOTBALL SEASON AND WATCH WHILE RANDY DOES HIS PLAY BY PLAY. TO QUALIFY, EMAIL US AT KVPIAMFM@GMAIL.COM OR GO TO OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE AND CLICK LIKE. WE’LL HAVE A DRAWING ON OCTOBER 3 FROM ALL OF OUR ENTRIES AND SELECT ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER. YOU MUST BE 18 OR OLDER. GOOD LUCK FROM KVPI SPORTS.
Coast To Coast AM is coming to KVPI AM
Tune in to the most listened to overnight show in America nightly on our sister station, KVPI 1050 AM: "Coast to Coast AM with George Noory". Every night, 12 midnight to 6:00am, listen to discussions of conspiracy theories, UFO's, life after death and the unexplained. Be sure to tune in.
Lopstock 11 September 29
Make plans to attend the annual Lopstock event Saturday Sept. 29 with Bert Miller, Doug Ardoin and the Original 1950's Boogie Kings and special guests.
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Razor & TieForeigner will help auto-racing fans get revved up for this Sunday's Indianapolis 500 when the rockers take part in two special pre-race events on Saturday.
The band will be among the celebrities who will participate in the 500 Festival Parade, which takes place on the streets of downtown Indianapolis starting at noon CT. Other stars who will appear at the event include Eddie Money, Jim Nabors and Florence Henderson. The parade, which is expected to be attended by 300,000 spectators, will air live nationally on the NBC Sports Network.
Then, that evening, Foreigner will headline the 10th annual 500 Festival Snakepit Ball, which will be held at the Indianapolis Roof Ballroom. The sold-out black-tie gala will host a variety of VIP guests, and also will feature dining and dancing.
Foreigner has long supported professional auto-racing. The band has had a close relationship with the NASCAR organization, and even recorded a special version of their hit "Hot Blooded" that was used in a 2012 promotional campaign for the Texas Motor Speedway.
Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImageIn the last couple of years, Elton John has made some less-than-flattering comments about Billy Joel in the press, criticizing him for not releasing any new music. But Joel says that maybe that's just John's motherly instincts coming out.
Speaking with The New York Times Magazine, Billy says of Elton's complaints that the Piano Man hasn't released a pop album in 20 years, "That's his opinion. I don't do it because I don't wanna. He tends to shoot off his mouth -- he shoots from the hip. I think his heart is in the right place."
Joel adds, "Maybe he's trying to motivate me, to get me mad or something. He's kind of like a mom." When the interviewer points out that Elton "actually kind of looks like a mom," Billy agrees, noting, "Yeah, he's got mom hair."
As for John's comments that Joel never took his stint in rehab seriously, Billy shrugs it off, saying, "He doesn't know anything about my private life...He's a very friendly, charming man, a nice fun guy, but we really never spent much time personally together. He doesn't really know that much about me, so I let a lot of that slide. I'd work with him again, sure."
In the far-ranging New York Times interview, Joel opens up on a wide variety of topics, including his excessive drinking, his financial troubles, his post 9/11 depression, his songwriting and even his uncanny ability to attract extremely beautiful women.
"A lot of guys are just too intimidated to even ask them out, but I had a great way to meet people," says the man who dated Elle McPherson and married Christie Brinkley. "People are just interested in you because you're a rock star. Some guys use a car. Some guys have a cute dog. I'm a rock star. That's who I am, what I do. What's wrong with that?"
The thrice-wed singer adds, "I was married to some beautiful women. I always get compared to how beautiful they are and how not beautiful I am, and it's kind of funny, it's like 'Beauty and the Beast.' I don't mind being the beast, I want them to be good-looking, and if they don't mind me looking like me, why should I care?"
Vince Bucci/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABCPrince has released a video for his new single "Fixurlifeup" that's streaming now on Vevo. The clip features images of the politically charged lyrics floating over footage of Prince performing the song with the female trio 3rd Eye Girl; in fact, the video is credited to "3rd Eye Girl featuring Prince." Prince and the trio performed the song at the Billboard Music Awards on May 19. The video also intercuts live footage shot in San Diego on the Live Out Loud tour.
The single is Prince's first release with the Kobalt Music Group. As previously reported, as part of his deal with Kobalt, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will release not only his own music but also work from a roster of new acts. In addition, he'll also provide artist development and recording services to newly signed performers.
According to Spin.com, Prince's upcoming album has the working title Plectrum Electrum.
Universal Music EnterprisesThe deluxe reissue of Paul McCartney & Wings' chart-topping 1976 live album, Wings over America, doesn't hit stores until Tuesday, but you can check out a free preview of the remastered collection online now. RollingStone.com currently is streaming all 28 songs featured on the standard, two-CD edition of the album, which boasts the same track list that appeared on the original release.
Wings over America features performances from various stops on the one and only North American tour McCartney mounted with his popular 1970s group. The set includes a variety of Wings tunes, McCartney solo gems and Beatles classics.
Besides the two-CD version, Wings over America will be available as deluxe box set featuring a extra CD of concert performances, a DVD including the 75-minute Wings over the World TV special, several books, and various pieces of memorabilia.
McCartney recently launched a special Wing over America-themed section of his official website. The feature offers an interactive map giving details about all of the stops on Wings' 1976 North American trek, as well as a digital recreation of the late Linda McCartney's tour diary, which includes several candid photos snapped during the outing.
Universal Music EnterprisesThe Moody Blues have announced a new release date for Timeless Flight, a massive box set gathering together the band's biggest hits, rarities and live performances, as well as archival video footage. The 17-disc collection now is scheduled to be released on June 25. It includes 11 CDs, six DVDs, pieces of Moody Blues memorabilia and more.
The CDs feature remastered album tracks, unreleased alternate mixes, outtakes and audio from full concerts by the band. Three of the DVDs offer various video gems including rare TV appearances, promotional clips and previously unreleased performances from a 1970 concert The Moodies played in Paris.
In addition, the collection offers three DVD-Audio discs featuring 5.1 surround sound mixes of six classic early Moody Blues albums -- 1967's Days of Future Passed, 1969's On the Threshold of a Dream and To Our Children's Children's Children, 1970's A Question of Balance, 1971's Every Good Boy Deserves Favour and 1972's Seventh Sojourn.
Timeless Flight also comes with a 120-page hardcover book boasting a newly written essay about the group, an assortment of photos, a replica tour poster and tour program and other collectibles.
Meanwhile, The Moody Blues also will issue a four-CD version of Timeless Flight. The pared-down set still features nearly 70 tracks and more than five hours of music. Visit MoodyBluesToday.com to learn more about the Timeless Flight packages.
In celebration of Timeless Flight's release, the band has scheduled a new U.S. fall tour that 's mapped out from a September 26 show in Louisville, Kentucky, through a November 2 performance in Rancho Mirage, California. Here is The Moody Blues' entire list of confirmed U.S. tour dates:
9/26 -- Louisville, KY, Palace Theatre 9/27 -- Cincinnati, OH, PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center 9/28 -- Mount Pleasant, MI, Soaring Eagle Casino Resort 9/29 -- Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica 10/1 -- Wabash, IN, Honeywell Center 10/2 -- Elkhart, IN, Lerner Theatre 10/4 -- Milwaukee, WI, The Riverside Theater 10/5 -- Hammond, IN, Horseshoe Casino 10/7 -- Peoria, IL, Peoria Civic Center 10/8 -- Appleton, WI, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center 10/9 -- Des Moines, IA, Des Moines Civic Center 10/11 -- Onamia, MN, Grand Casino Mille Lacs 10/12 -- Bismarck, ND, Bismarck Civic Center 10/14 -- Kansas City, MO, The Midland by AMC 10/15 -- Park City, KS, Hartman Arena 10/16 -- Denver, CO, Bellco Theatre 10/18 -- Airway Heights, WA, Northern Quest Resort & Casino 10/19 -- Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre 10/21 -- Portland, OR, Keller Auditorium 10/22 -- Eugene, OR, Hult Center for Performing Arts 10/24 -- San Rafael, CA, Marin Center 10/25 -- San Francisco, CA, Nob Hill Masonic Center 10/26 -- Reno, NV, Silver Legacy Resort and Casino 10/27 -- San Jose, CA, San Jose Civic Center 10/29 -- Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre 10/30 -- San Diego, CA, Humphrey's 11/1 -- Los Angeles, CA, Nokia Theatre L.A. Live 11/2 -- Rancho Mirage, CA, Agua Caliente Casino
BillyJoel.comLooks like Billy Joel's decided he still enjoys playing live. Following high-profile appearances at the New Orleans Jazz Fest and at a rock festival in Australia, the Piano Man has now booked his first concert in Ireland in seven years.
According to U.TV, the show will take place at Dublin's O2 arena and will be Joel's first-ever indoor concert in the Emerald Isle. Tickets go on sale May 30. Fans are still waiting to see if Billy, who turned 64 earlier this month, will book a full tour, and play his classic albums in their entirety, which is something he told Rolling Stone he'd be interested in doing.
In other Joel news, the Washington Post reports that he and his buddy James Taylor were spotted dining together Wednesday night at Washington, D.C.'s Cafe Milano, described as a "see and be seen hotspot." The two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers were in town to perform in honor of Carole King, who just won the Gershwin Prize for Popular Music. The restaurant reports that Joel, Taylor and their dates chowed down on rockfish, gluten-free pasta and biscotti.
And in a final bit of Billy Joel news, starting today, he's posting videos of four songs from his April Jazz Fest set on his official website: Tthere will be one song per week, for four weeks. The first one is up now -- it's "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)."
Credit: David BergmanEver since Richie Sambora abruptly left the Bon Jovi tour, it's been Jon Bon Jovi who's been faced with trying to explain the guitarist's absence -- Richie himself won't clarify exactly what's going on. But now, Sambora is apparently peeved at Jon for some of the comments he's made, and is asking the singer to stop "trash talking" him.
Speaking to the British paper The Evening Standard recently, the Bon Jovi frontman said of Sambora's absence, "It's getting more and more difficult every day to not just sit here and say something… Because all I can say is this -- it's for personal reasons. He's been through it before. Fortunately for us the same guy who filled in last time was available this time."
Richie now tells the British paper The Daily Mail that he resents Jon's implication that his absence from the tour is due to substance-abuse issues, which sent him to rehab in the past. He also doesn't like his longtime band mate's implication that he's easily replaceable.
"I don't have any major problems in life right now. I love my fans and I feel bad for them at the moment. Bottom line," says the guitarist. "My opinion is Jon wants to see if he can pull off stadiums by himself. He is making it very difficult for me to come back. Enough with the trash talking! [The fans] have paid money to see Bon Jovi and right now, they're not getting the whole deal."
He adds, "Jon needs to stop talking about me publicly. I am fine, working very hard on my fashion company, Nikki Rich, and this is a private matter."
Sambora then tweeted, "Just don't worry... Everything's good....Just to be clear, I've been running the fashion company for 5 Yrs. It does not take me away from the band, I'm an artist first. Always will be."
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and MuseumAs The Rolling Stones make their way across America on their 50 & Counting Tour, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is set to celebrate the debut of an expansive new exhibit about the legendary band. The display, titled "The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction," will open to the public today at 10 a.m. CT and will take up two-and-a-half floors of the Cleveland facility.
Craig Inciardi, an associate curator for the museum who helped oversee the exhibition's creation, says he and his co-workers are very excited to see the multifaceted project come to fruition.
"We've wanted to do a major retrospective exhibit on The Rolling Stones literally since the museum opened in 1995," he reveals to ABC News Radio. "The Stones are the first major act to hit that 50-year milestone, and this exhibit covers their roots, their childhood, how the band formed and traces them through the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s and up through the present."
In putting the display together, the Rock Hall utilized memorabilia from its own extensive archives, while also gathering items from collectors and from the band members themselves.
Inciardi says the exhibit features "a variety of different types of artifacts," including guitars and other instruments, stage clothing, handwritten letters by the band members, rare posters, blueprints of the stage designs for various tours and much more.
Among the historic instruments featured in the exhibit, reveals Inciardi, are "Brian Jones' first guitar that he used in The Rolling Stones [and a 12-string acoustic that was] one of the first guitars that Keith Richards [used] to write songs."
Inciardi points out that some of the instruments and clothing items that will be displayed can be seen in some of the most famous photos taken of the band. "It's just exciting to see, up close, objects that are iconic," he declares, "that have been photographed and have been reproduced throughout the world."
"50 Years of Satisfaction" also offers a number of interactive programs and video displays that focus on various aspects of the group's history and career. Inciardi reveals that one of the multimedia stations "shows the root of how [The Stones] developed their sound," while another "shows the development of songwriting," while highlighting how two classic tunes -- "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" and "Gimme Shelter" -- were constructed.
Inciardi also insists that the exhibition isn't only for older and/or diehard Stones fans.
"I think this exhibit definitely has multi-generational appeal," he notes. "Young people who might not be aware of The Rolling Stones' history, after seeing the exhibit will realize how much ground The Rolling Stones broke and how many rules they changed and they re-wrote." Inciardi adds that the exhibit also could serve to show younger rock fans that "a lot of bands, the way they dress, the way they act, the way they play, emanates from The Rolling Stones."
"The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction" is scheduled to remain on display at the museum until March. In conjunction with the exhibition, a variety of special as-yet-unconfirmed Stones-related events, such as lectures, Q&A sessions and film screenings will be held at the Rock Hall. Inciardi tells ABC News Radio that the museum will be announcing details about the events "gradually throughout the year." Check RockHall.com for updates.
ABC/Heidi GutmanJohn Fogerty paid a visit to ABC's The View on Thursday morning as part of a busy week he's scheduled to promote his soon-to-be-released album, Wrote a Song for Everyone. The record, which hits stores this Tuesday, features the ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman playing many of his classic compositions alongside an assortment of music stars from various genres.
Asked how the concept for Wrote a Song for Everyone came about, Fogerty revealed, "This whole album was an idea my wife had. She said, 'Why don't you get a bunch of the people you love and go sing your songs.' To me that sounded like Christmas, you know? A good time. So, that's what we did."
Guest host Jillian Michaels then pointed out that John had recently said the new record is the album of which he's most proud, and asked him why he feels that way.
"I just think the music is really cool," he explained. "It's just really vibrant and played well, and the arrangements came out good. And, of course, all these wonderful artists: It was such a joy to be with them."
He added that the stars he collaborated with on the album "are people I'm fans of…I buy their records."
Not surprisingly, Fogerty also treated The View audience to a couple of performances. He played a CCR medley featuring segments of "Lodi," "Bad Moon Rising" and "Proud Mary," plus a rendition of a new tune that's included on Wrote a Song for Everyone titled "Mystic Highway."
As previously reported, Bob Seger, Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, Jennifer Hudson, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Alan Jackson and Keith Urban are among the artists who contributed to Wrote a Song for Everyone.
Peter Kramer/NBCAfter canceling a pair of concerts this month because of unspecified medical issues, Aretha Franklin apparently is now set to take a break from touring until July. A representative for the Queen of Soul confirmed to ABC News Radio a recent report that the singer will be staying off the concert stage through the coming month, and that she's planning to reschedule the two nixed shows.
The aforementioned performances originally had been set to take place this past Monday in Chicago and this coming Sunday in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
The 71-year-old music legend was last seen on the finale of Fox's American Idol on May 16. Appearing live via satellite, Aretha sang a medley of her classic songs with the program's female contestants.
LENA DUNHAM IS NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE 'GIRLS' PORN PARODY:Girls creator and star Lena Dunham is not happy that Hustler has decided to make a porn parody of her HBO show called This Ain't Girls XXX. Lena tweeted on Thursday (May 23rd,) "I wish I had a better attitude about the Girls porn parody. I really can never predict what will trouble me and it's simply exhausting."
JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT LOVES BEING CURVY:Client List star Jennifer Love Hewitt is on the cover the June issue of Women's Running magazine and discusses how she has no plans to run off her curves. She tells the magazine, "I'm an actress, I live in L.A., I work in Hollywood. But I've learned that if you're too skinny, they'll say something about it. If you're not skinny enough, they'll say something about it. I just try to feel good in my own skin as much as I can. I do find that as a curvy girl, as I guess I've sort of been deemed, I don't think you want to run your curves off, because then you're just not yourself."
RON LIVINGSTON AND ROSEMARIE DEWITT WELCOME DAUGHTER:Office Space star Ron Livingston and his wife Rosemarie DeWitt have announced through reps that their daughter Gracie James Livingston was born on April 29th. The new parents met while shooting the Fox TV series Standoff and married in 2009.
BROOKE MUELLER HAS NEVER BEEN ALONE WITH HER KIDS:Radar Online is reporting that a major discovery has been made that could keep Brooke Mueller from reclaiming her kids once she gets out of rehab. Sources tell the website, "Brooke has never been alone with the twins, ever. Since the time they were born, she has always had nannies, or help from her family. She doesn't know how to care for Bob and Max's basic daily needs, and views them as play things. The boys would spend the majority of their time with their nannies. Brooke would try and eat breakfast with them, if she was able to be roused in the mornings. Brooke never goes to the twins' preschool, in which the parents are encouraged to participate. It's always the nannies."
JESSICA CHASTAIN WAS SCARED TO WEAR ELIZABETH TAYLOR'S JEWELRY AT CANNES:Zero Dark Thirty actress Jessica Chastain revealed to People that she was a bit frightened to wear Elizabeth Taylor's sapphire-and-diamond necklace to a Cannes screening of Cleopatra. She told the magazine, "I didn't want to know how much it was worth. It was so thrilling to wear it, but I was overwhelmed too. It was a little scary. I was the first person to wear it since Elizabeth. I felt as if I was able to spend the day with her today by wearing the necklace."
Brad Pitt surprised fans by showing up at late-night preview screening of World War Z in Hoboken, New Jersey on Thursday (May 22nd) night. According to E! Online, Pitt was said to be in good spirits as he addressed the cheering crowd before the film began.
He told the audience, "Thank you all for coming out. I know it's late, and we really appreciate it...Today we came out to show the film for the people we made it for -- our fans!" The father of six went on to say, "We said, well there's no other place better than Jersey! We've got T-shirts for everyone, and we've got a massive film for you. It's epic, it's scary as hell, and I guarantee you it's the most intense thing you're gonna see all summer."
Earlier in the day, Brad went to a star-studded screening of the film at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City which was also attended by Bruce Willis, Kevin Bacon, Katie Couric, and Jimmy Fallon.
Who knew Googling results weren't a valid form of ID? Amanda Bynes was allegedly denied from boarding a private flight to L.A. over the weekend after asking the pilot to Google her to prove her identity.
According to TMZ, the actress explained that she couldn't use her license since it had been suspended and she had no other form of government ID. She then reportedly told the pilot to Google her while screaming, "I'm Amanda Bynes!" Apparently the pilot called someone from the jet company but they were unwilling to make an exception for the She's the Man actress.
Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine were promoting their new film Now You See Me on Seattle's Q13 Fox News when Morgan started dozing off mid-interview. A video of the interview has been making the rounds on the internet which shows the 75-year-old actor appearing to nod off while Caine is answering a question.
The brief nap occurred while Michael was discussing how magic tricks are performed on stage and Freeman opened his eyes just in time to catch the end of the response. The chat ended with anchor Bill Wixey asking Morgan for narrating advice for his daughter who was just cast as the narrator in a school play.
Michael Jackson's dad Joe Jackson has spoken out on Wade Robson's molestation allegations against the late pop icon. As previously reported, Wade has claimed that when he was a child, Michael molested him for years. According to TMZ, Joe Jackson said that Wade is being paid to say that Michael molested him.
He said, "That's no good. He's lying. He's lying. Michael was so generous to him at first, but he's lying about Michael. He's not the only one behind this. Someone is paying him."
UPDATE ON MICHAEL'S WRONGFUL DEATH SUIT
Meanwhile, during AEG Live's attorney Sean Trell's fourth day of testimony at the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial, an email was revealed that may backup Michael's family's case. An AEG exec sent the email shortly before Michael's death, saying that the firm requested a meeting with his doctor, Conrad Murray, "to remind him that it is AEG, not MJ who is paying his salary. We want him to understand what is expected of him."
Katherine and Michael's children are suing the concert promoter for negligently hiring Dr. Conrad Murray -- who has been convicted of killing Michael. AEG has denied any wrongdoing.
Throughout the duration of her pregnancy, Kim Kardashian has been criticized for her maternity style. Kim took to her blog once again on Tuesday (May 21st) to address the people who feel that her choices have been inappropriate for an expectant mother.
The reality star wrote, "It's funny because people comment saying, 'Don't wear tight things,' but anyone who has been pregnant knows it feels so secure being held in, and wearing something tight and supportive. I absolutely love this look, and felt so good in it." Kim previously addressed her critics back in March saying, "For any concern that my clothes are too tight, I have so many pieces custom fit for my growing body! They make pregnancy Spanx which are tight. So this theory sounds ridiculous! I feel my best when I am in heels and chic clothes! Happy mommy, happy baby!"
Angelina Jolie made waves when she revealed to the world that she has been undergoing surgeries to take preventative measures against cancer after testing positive for the BRCA gene. Despite opening up about her decision to get a double mastectomy, the actress has rejected all interview offers to discuss it further.
The New York Post is reporting that Angelina allegedly rejected her friend Ann Curry -- who has interviewed her numerous times in the past. According to sources, NBC was pushing Ann to try and score the interview which they wanted to air as a primetime special.
It is rumored that when Ann was let go from the Today show, Angelina reached out to her and promised that she and Brad Pitt would not give interviews to anyone else at the show.
LEA MICHELE LANDS BOOK DEAL:Glee actress Lea Michele has inked a deal to publish her memoir entitled Brunette Ambition. It is described as "part memoir, part how-to and part style-guide" and will chronicle her life "from normal Bronx-born schoolgirl to Broadway child star to lead actress in one of the most popular shows on TV."
EVAN PETERS JOINS 'X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST':American Horror Story actor Evan Peters has landed a role in X-Men: Days of Future Past playing the mutant Quicksilver. Director Bryan Singer tweeted, "Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a REALLY fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver."
'S.W.A.T.' ACTOR STEVE FORREST HAS DIED: Veteran actor Steve Forrest died on May 18th at the age of 87. Forrest had over 100 TV credits including the 1970's cop show S.W.A.T. and a recurring role on the original Dallas.
A&E CANCELS 'INTERVENTION': A&E has announced that Intervention has been cancelled after 13 seasons. Executive VP of Programming at A&E said, "As Intervention comes to an end, we're proud to have paved the way for such an original and groundbreaking series. We're honored to have been a part of the 243 interventions since its premiere in March of 2005, leading to the 156 individuals that are currently sober to this day."
RICHARD LINKLATER DISCUSSES 'DAZED AND CONFUSED' SEQUEL: Director Richard Linklater took part in an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit on Wednesday (May 22nd) and provided fans with an update on his long-awaited sequel to Dazed And Confused. The filmmaker said, "Hoping to make it this fall, actually. A college comedy. I feel like mixing it up with a big ensemble."
Happy birthday John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival on May 28. Here he is with C.C.R. performing "Fortunate Son".
Happy Birthday to Augie Meyers of The Sir Douglas Quintet
Happy birthday Augie Meyers, keyboard player in the Sir Douglas Quintet. Here's a great clip from "Playboy After Dark". At the beginning, you see Hugh Hefner with his girl friend, Playmate Barbi Benton talking with the lead singer, Doug Sahm. Dig those sideburns. Great song and lots of memories.
Happy birthday Graham Russell on June 1
Graham Russell of Air Supply celebrates a birthday on June 1. Here he is on the left playing guitar with his partner Russell Hitchcock performing "Lost in Love".
The Beatles released the St. Pepper Album on June 1
One of the greatest rock albums in history was released this week in 1967: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by the Beatles.