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We're giving away free family four packs of tickets to Blue Bayou/Dixie Landing Theme Parks to lucky members of our Loyal Listener E Club. If you're already a member, you're already qualified. If you're not a member, be sure to join our free listener club today. Click on the E Club link at the top of our home page, fill in the info and you're set. You will get free weekly newsletters plus participate in exclusive contests like this one. Our grand prize drawing is July 3 from all the members enrolled in our Loyal Listener E Club. Get ready to win from your friends at Oldies 92-5 KVPI!
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Keep listening to qualify to win free family four packs of tickets to the circus at the CajundomeJune 27-30.
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.
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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.
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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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Glass Onyon PRTwisted Tales, the final studio album recorded by late Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, was released on Tuesday. The 10-song collection is a collaboration with veteran blues guitarist Roy Rogers, who also worked with Manzarek on two other albums, 2008's Ballads Before the Rain and 2011's Translucent Blues.
Twisted Tales features tunes that showcase Manzarek's classic driving keyboards and Rogers' slithery slide guitar, with lyrics contributed by a variety of writers and poets. Ray also lends his vocal talents to many of the songs.
"In our last meeting together before his passing, Ray and I were both very excited about the upcoming release of Twisted Tales," Rogers says in a statement. "We signed off on the artwork and agreed that it should be released sooner than later. So, honoring that decision, I have proceeded with the release."
Rogers adds that he and Manzarek "both were proud of this recording," while noting that the album "is dedicated to Ray's memory."
Twisted Tales is available as a CD and as a digital download. It can be purchased at Manzarek-RogersBand.com, as well as via Amazon.com, iTunes and online music sellers.
In other news, a documentary about Manzarek's collaboration with Rogers currently is being edited and is expected to make the rounds at film festivals this fall. Ray died on May 20 at age 74 after a battle with bile-duct cancer.
Steve Johnston; Rounder RecordsDavid Coverdale says he'd like to end his 20-year-old feud with Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant. What feud, you may be wondering?
Apparently, it began after the Whitesnake singer released a well-received one-off album with Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, Coverdale Page, in 1993. According to ClassicRockMagazine.com, the quarrel began after Plant took some digs at Coverdale, whom he referred to as "David Cover-version." David, in turn, hit back with some barbs of his own, at one point telling the press of Plant, "I wouldn't send him cat food if he was starving."
In a new interview that's set to air this week on U.K. digital radio station TeamRock Radio, Coverdale reveals he'd now like to bury the hatchet with Plant. Coverdale explains that the last time he saw Page, he told him, "I'd love to buy Robert a drink," and asked the guitar legend to "offer my sincere regrets for any negative things I've ever said, which were mostly defensive."
David also declares that he holds Plant "in the highest esteem as a human being, as an artist, and I really would like to...buy him a drink, shake hands and say, 'I'm really sorry...Can we be friends again?'"
Coverdale expresses confidence that Page will pass along his message, while also admitting that Plant "might go and tell him to [expletive] himself." Regardless of what Robert's reaction might be, David says, "I don't hold any animosity, just disappointment in myself that I took the bait and ran with some ugly things. Because it's not appropriate for somebody I respect so much."
Cher.comCher made her first live TV performance in more than a decade Tuesday night on The Voice finale, and now she's lining up more appearances to get fans hyped for her upcoming album...especially her gay fans.
On June 30, the Oscar-winning diva will perform at Dance on the Pier, a major New York City Gay Pride event. Cher will be performing her new single, "Woman's World," as well as her other hits.
In a tweet, Cher says she's "honored" to be able to perform at the event.
Dance on the Pier, now in its 27th year, raises funds for local LGBT charities, as well as New York's annual Gay Pride events. Among the stars who've performed at the event in the past are Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez,Jennifer Hudson and Cyndi Lauper. For tickets visit NYCPride.showclix.com.
JerryGarcia.comWarren Haynes has long had a strong connection to The Grateful Dead, having performed with the band's surviving members when they reunited as The Dead and toured and recorded with founding Dead bassist Phil Lesh's side project Phil Lesh & Friends. Now, the Allman Brothers Band guitarist has hit the road as part of a unique tribute to late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia. The Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Tour, which kicked off Tuesday in Pittsburgh, features Haynes performing specially arranged versions of Garcia's songs accompanied by different orchestras at each stop.
The trek was sanctioned and curated by Garcia's estate and family, and Haynes tells ABC News Radio that he jumped at the chance to participate in the musical extravaganza when he was asked.
He reveals that when he started compiling a list of songs that would be performed at the shows, he considered material that not only he "would enjoy singing and playing but, most importantly, would really be brought to life in a symphonic way."
Warren also says he contacted Lesh to ask for his help in suggesting people who could help with orchestral arrangements for Garcia's music, noting that Phil was "quite the expert in classical music and symphonic music where I'm just not."
Haynes tells ABC News Radio that he wanted to make sure that the arrangements reflected improvisational and exploratory nature of Garcia and The Grateful Dead.
"I just didn't want to see, like, a normal version of a band with a symphony," he notes. "I thought it's got to be a little bit left of center, it's got to be a little avant garde. So, choosing the arrangers and then working together on the arrangements in a way where a lot of the Grateful Dead philosophy shows up [was important]."
Keeping true to the spirit of Garcia and The Dead, Haynes promises that "the set list won't be the same from show to show…We'll try and vary it to whatever extent we can."
A total of nine dates have been confirmed for the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Tour, which is scheduled through an August 4 concert in Los Angeles. The next stop takes place Friday in Raleigh, North Carolina, and will feature Haynes accompanied by the North Carolina Symphony.
6/20 -- Raleigh, NC, Red Hat Amphitheater (with the North Carolina Symphony) 6/22 -- Lenox, MA, Tanglewood Music Center (with The Boston Pops) 6/25 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Mann Center for the Performing Arts (with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) 6/26 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (with the National Symphony Orchestra) 7/30 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheater (with the Colorado Symphony) 8/1 -- San Francisco, CA, Davies Symphony Hall (with the San Francisco Orchestra) 8/2 -- San Francisco, CA, Davies Symphony Hall (with the San Francisco Orchestra) 8/4 -- Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theatre (orchestra to be announced)
Timur Emek/ Getty ImagesU2 frontman Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, reportedly had a VIP lunch with first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters on Tuesday at a pub outside Dublin, Ireland.
Bono and Ali were spotted shortly after 1 p.m. local time entering Finnegan's of Dalkey, supposedly one of the couple's favorite restaurant spots in their hometown just south of Dublin.
Moments later, the first family -- minus the president -- arrived to enjoy a final meal of traditional Irish fare before departing for Germany later on in the day.
Mrs. Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha have been taking in the sites on the Emerald Isle while President Obama is busy in G8 Summit meetings in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The first family received a private tour earlier on Tuesday of Wicklow Mountains National Park and the famous monastic sites at Glendalough.
The White House has not commented on the first family’s luncheon.
Photo: Jane RicheyJourney is among the many artists who will hit the stage at the 2013 Music Midtown Festival, which will take place September 20-21 in Piedmont Park in Atlanta. Other bands set to perform at this year's edition of the annual event include such popular rock acts as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, CAKE and Arctic Monkeys.
Tickets for the Music Midtown Festival start at $90 and will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. ET. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET.
To see the full lineup and to get tickets for the festival, head over to MusicMidtown.com.
Journey's appearance at the event comes at the tail end of a busy summer tour schedule for the band. The veteran rockers' upcoming itinerary kicks off with a June 28-29 engagement at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida. Here are all of their upcoming dates:
6/28 -- Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Live 6/29 -- Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Live 7/19 -- Cheyenne, WY, Cheyenne Frontier Nights 7/20 -- Minot, ND, North Dakota State Fair 7/24 -- Windsor, Canada, Colosseum @ Caesars Windsor 7/26 -- London, Canada, Harris Park 7/27 -- Belleville, Canada, Empire Square Live 7/29 -- Rama, Canada, Casino Rama 8/1 -- Hershey, PA, The Star Pavilion 8/3 -- Gilford, NH, Meadowbrook 8/4 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall 8/15 -- Kinder, LA, The Pavilion at Coushatta 8/16 -- Lampe, MO, Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater 8/18 -- Springfield, IL, Illinois State Fair 8/20 -- Highland Park, IL, Ravinia Festival 8/21 -- Highland Park, IL, Ravinia Festival 8/23 -- Tulsa, OK, The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 8/26 -- Albuquerque, NM, Sandia Casino 8/28 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Pearl Concert Theatre 8/29 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Pearl Concert Theatre 9/1 -- Snowmass, CO, Snowmass Town Park 9/20-21 -- Atlanta, GA, Piedmont Park
Photo: F. Scott ShaferBlondie has announced plans for a new tour that will see the veteran new wave band traveling throughout the U.S. during September and early October. The trek, dubbed the No Principals Tour, kicks off September 5 in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, and is mapped out through an October 4 concert in New York City.
Serving as Blondie's opening act during the outing will be Los Angeles punk legends X. Everyone buying a ticket to the tour will receive five brand-new Blondie songs: "Make a Way," "Drag You Around," "Can't Stop Wanting," "A Rose by Any Name" and "I Screwed Up." These tunes also will appear on the band's follow-up to its 2011 release, Panic of Girls, which will hit stores later this year.
Tickets for most of the concerts will go on sale this Friday. For more details, visit Blondie.net.
Here are all of the confirmed dates for Blondie's No Principals Tour:
9/5 -- Hampton Beach, NH, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 9/6 -- Niagara Falls, NY, The Rapids Theatre 9/7 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino – The Grand 9/9 -- Washington, DC, 9:30 Club 9/11 -- Cincinnati, OH, PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center 9/12 -- Royal Oak, MI, Royal Oak Music Theatre 9/14 -- Chicago, IL, Riot Fest 9/17 -- Redmond, WA, King County's Marymoor Park 9/19 -- San Francisco, CA, Nob Hill Masonic Center 9/20 -- Saratoga, CA, Montalvo Arts Center 9/23 -- Santa Fe, NM, The Santa Fe Opera House 9/26 -- Austin, TX, Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater 9/27 -- Houston, TX, Warehouse Live - Ballroom 9/28 -- Dallas, TX, State Fair of Texas - Silverado Main Stage 9/30 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium 10/1 -- Atlanta, GA, Buckhead Theatre 10/3 -- Glenside, PA, The Keswick Theatre 10/4 -- New York, NY, Roseland Ballroom
SpringsteenAndI.comNew details have been announced regarding the premiere screenings of the new Bruce Springsteen documentary Springsteen & I, which focuses on the passionate relationship the Boss shares with his fans. The film now is scheduled to be shown for two nights only, July 22 and July 30, in hundreds of theaters across the U.S. You can buy tickets for the flick and find out all the specific locations where the movie will be screened by visiting FathomEvents.com.
Springsteen & I was directed by Baillie Walsh and features interviews with many of the Boss' passionately devoted followers. The documentary also boasts previously unseen footage of Springsteen and his E Street Band in concert.
Meanwhile, an official Springsteen & I movie poster has been created featuring personal photos that fans submitted online. An interactive version of the poster with information about each person whose image is included in the promo can be accessed at SpringsteenAndI.com.
Warner Bros. RecordsThe finale of The Voice airs tonight, and in addition to finding out who the winner will be, we'll also get the first live TV performance in a decade from Cher, who'll be performing her new single "Women's World." Not only that, but she'll chat with fans online this evening.
At 9:15 p.m. PT, Cher will participate in a 30-minute online event while backstage at The Voice, and you can watch it at Livestream.com. The legedary entertainer will be answering questions that fans have been submitting via Twitter, so if you want to ask one yourself, visit Twitter.com/Cher and use the hashtag #CherLivestream or #AskCher.
Cher is just one of the big stars who'll be performing on Tuesday night's finale. Among the other luminaries hitting the stage will be coach Christina Aguilera, who took a year off from the show this season. She'll be singing "Feel This Moment," her collaboration with rapper Pitbull. We'll also see a pre-taped performance by Bruno Mars, OneRepublic performing their latest hit "Counting Stars" with one of the finalistsas, and country music duo Florida Georgia Line teaming up with rapper Nelly.
The festivities get under way at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
Al Soluri/KISS Catalog Ltd.This Thursday, KISS will be rocking Zurich, Switzerland, as part of the European leg of the band's Monster tour, but fans all over the world will be able to enjoy the show. AXS TV will air the concert live at 3 p.m. ET, and also will host an encore screening at 11 p.m. ET.
The program also will mark the first time KISS' new stage, lighting and pyrotechnics display will be seen on television. In addition, fans who visit AXS TV's official Facebook page and the @AXSTVConcerts Twitter feed can enter a contest for a chance to win a guitar autographed by the band.
KISS' European trek winds down this Saturday with an appearance at Hellfest in Clisson, France. The rockers will then launch a North American tour leg that kicks off with a run of Canadian dates that start July 5 in Victoria, British Columbia.
Visit AXS.tv to find out more about the band's Zurich concert screening.
KIM KARDASHIAN'S BIRTH WAS CAUGHT ON TAPE: A camera crew for Keeping Up With the Kardashians was reportedly present in the moments leading up to the birth of Kim's daughter but it was Kris Jenner who used a personal camera to document the action in the delivery room. According to Radar Online, Kanye West was adamant that the camera crews stay out of the delivery room and Kris' footage will supposedly be for family viewing only.
'AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL' CONTESTANT TIES THE KNOT:Kim Stolz, who participated in cycle five of America's Next Top Model, exchanged vows with her girlfriend Lexi Ritsch in a ceremony on Saturday (June 15th) in a backyard. Both brides wore strapless gowns and carried pink and cream bouquets. The girls have been dating for two years and they are also business partners who operate the New York City restaurant, The Dalloway.
CHARLIE SHEEN STILL WANTS SELMA BLAIR FIRED:Charlie Sheen returned to the set of Anger Management on Monday (June 17th) but apparently threatened to quit if producers don't start the process of getting rid of his co-star Selma Blair. Though Selma did not show up to set that day, it is unclear whether she stayed home at Charlie's request or because it was her day off. TMZ caught up with Selma but she claimed to know nothing about her potential termination from the comedy.
NICK STAHL PLACED ON 5150 AND IS CURRENTLY UNDER PSYCHIATRIC CARE:Terminator 3 star Nick Stahl was reportedly placed under a 5150 psychiatric hold at around 3:30 AM on Monday night (June 17th) and was taken to an L.A. hospital. According to TMZ, it is unknown what prompted a friend of Stahl's to transport him to the hospital in the middle of the night but the actor has had a long struggle with substance abuse.
JOHNNY DEPP TRAMPLED BY HORSE: A new featurette released to promote The Lone Ranger reveals that Johnny Depp was trampled by a horse while filming scenes for the film last year. The video shows Depp being thrown from his horse and getting pulled directly underneath the animal whose back hooves land directly on him. Johnny wasn't injured too badly -- he stood up after the incident and said, "Can I tell you what the positive thing is? That my coccyx didn't take it. Chicks dig a few broken bones."
Last night (June 18th) on the Voice season four finale, Danielle Bradbery beat out Michelle Chamuel, and was crowned the winner of NBC's singing competition. "I'm so thankful, I don't even... I'm sorry, I'm speechless" said Bradbery who was representing team Blake. The Swon Brothers placed third.
The show featured many guest appearances including Pitbull and Christina Aguilera who performed "Feel This Moment". One Republic joined Michelle Chamuel on stage to sing "Counting Stars". Florida Georgia Line performed "Cruise" with Nelly. Bob Seger performed "Night Moves" with the Swon Brothers and Bruno Mars performed "Treasure". Hunter Hayes and Danielle Bradbery performed "I Want Crazy" and Cher performed "Womans World".
Wolverine star Hugh Jackman tries to make it a point be good to his fans even when he's not in the mood. The Aussie actor reveals in the new issue of Men's Fitness that being a jerk to people who approach him in public is actually more difficulty than it's worth.
He tells the magazine, "As an actor, I've always believed that any label is your enemy. Look, I was brought up in a way where you treat people with respect. So it's certainly easier for me to be polite and respectful to people than to be an a--hole." Hugh explains, "Like, if I'm walking down the street with my family and the 29th person says, 'Hey man, can I get a photo?' for me to say, 'No photos, get f--ked' - for the next hour I'll be thinking I shouldn't have said that. Whereas, if I say either, 'Yeah, no problem,' or, 'Listen, I'm with my family now, but it's nice to meet you,' then I move on, in a way it's easier. It's a mixture of that and also not being a wanker."
The 44-year-old also reveals, "I try to be myself as much as I can when I'm not acting, for better or worse, but I've had publicists who've told me it's a bad idea. 'You move your hands too much, you did this too many times, you should do this, you shouldn't talk about that.'"
Zero Dark Thirty actress Jessica Chastain appears to be in a relationship with a sexy Italian guy but she doesn't want to talk about it. The 36-year-old spoke to E! Online about why she thinks it's best not to discuss her love life in the media until she is ready to walk down the aisle.
Jessica said, "Seeing all these interviews with actors talking about loves of their lives and then they break up in a year and you're thinking, 'What if something happens and they end up being a total jerk?' Then you forever have these pictures of you standing on the red carpets together."
Regardless of wanting to talk about it publicly, Chastain is reportedly dating Italian fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo.
Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande wants her fans to know that she appreciates their concern but she doesn't have an eating disorder. The 19-year-old wrote a lengthy post on her Tumblr page to address the growing concern over her weight loss.
The singer/actress explained that while she usually doesn't address rumors about herself, she felt the need to clear up the weight issue by saying, "Yes, I lost a bit of weight last year. It's because I stopped eating junk food and started making healthy choices. I was happy with the way I was before and I'm still happy now! Just healthier!" She continued, "The lifestyle change I chose to make last August is not and was never about being skinnier, I just wasn't taking care of myself at all. I was making really poor choices. This is about making sure the foods you put in your body will nourish you and be put to good use."
Ariana also explained her struggle with hypoglycemia and how her new diet has improved her blood sugar.
NeNe Leakes has defended Miss Utah's answer fumble at the Miss USA pageant this past weekend. During the show, NeNe asked 20-year-old Marissa Powell what it says about society that women continue to earn less than men even though they are the primary earners in 40% of American families with children.
In a statement to People, NeNe said that she thinks the criticism will pass. She said, "We all make mistakes that often result in a miscommunication. Unfortunately, Miss Utah's error was very public. I'm confident she will use this experience and learn from it."
She added, "Hopefully with all the attention she's getting ... she can turn this negative into a positive."
After Earth director M. Night Shyamalan may have taken credit for writing She's All That in an interview with Movies.com a few weeks ago but screenwriter R. Lee Fleming has come forward objecting that claim. Fleming wrote a few tweets addressing Shyamalan's assertion which he deleted shortly after posting.
R. Lee responded to a fan asking about M. Night's involvement by writing, "Only in his mind." The screenwriter later posted a Mark Twain quote which reads, "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."
Former head of development at Miramax, Jack Lechner, cleared things up a bit on Monday (June 17th) by writing on TheMarySue.com, "R. Lee Fleming wrote the script we bought, which is recognizably the same movie you saw. M. Night Shyamalan did an uncredited rewrite on the script, and a very good one that got the movie green-lit." He added, "I can see how Fleming would say it's his movie, and I can see why M. Night would say it's his movie. They're both right."
Argo director Ben Affleck absolutely loves being a father but he recently made it known that three kids is his limit. The Good Will Hunting star spoke to Extra at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television Film Festival on Thursday (June 13th) about being a parent to seven-year-old Violet, 4-year-old Seraphina, and 15-month-old Samuel.
When asked if he and wife Jennifer Garner plan to have a fourth child, Ben responded, "That's not going to happen. We're in a really good place. Three is good! That's enough!" He later told Us Weekly at the same event, "Raising kids is the greatest thing I think a person, or at least I, could ever do in my life. I know what the best part of my life is and it's my kids and it doesn't mean there aren't other things that aren't great, but I know sort of what the center is."
Ben also revealed that his tactic for parenting is to "just figure it out as it comes."
ABIGAIL BRESLIN'S BIG BONUS:TMZ is reporting that a special line was added to Abigail Breslin's contract for her upcoming film August: Osage County that if she is nominated for either a Golden Globe or an Oscar, she gets more money in the bank. Apparently each nomination would earn her an additional $50,000 bonus and if she walks away with both nominations, she gets both bonuses.
DAN HARMON APOLOGIZES FOR BASHING 'COMMUNITY': Former Community showrunner Dan Harmon who was recently re-hired for the job has apologized for comments he made publicly bashing the fourth season of the comedy which he was not a part of. He rescinded his comments about the season being a pale imitation of his work and offered up an apology blog post saying he hadn't considered how his words might affect other people including the fans, cast and crew, and especially the show's writing staff.
LES MOONVES ADMITS THE DAYTIME EMMYS WERE A BIT MESSY: CBS head honcho Les Moonves admitted to TMZ that the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held on Sunday night (June 16th) weren't very well-produced. The evening was full of screw-ups like George Lucas mistaking the NAACP for the NCAA and producers handing the wrong envelope to Aisha Tyler before she handed out a trophy. Les added that he was actually thrilled with the results of the show because CBS won more than any other network.
DIMENSION FILMS POSTPONES 'SIN CITY' SEQUEL: Fans who have been eagerly awaiting the sequel to Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's sequel to Sin City will have to wait a bit longer. Dimension films has moved the release date of A Dame To Kill For from October 4th, 2013 to August 22nd, 2014.
GSN ANNOUNCES START DATE FOR 'THE CHASE': A new GSN original series called The Chase will premiere on August 6th. It is a one-hour quiz show adapted from a British series about a team of four contestants trying to outsmart a resident genius.