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  The 2 Non-Blonde's Cafe' with

Jenn & Steph on YouTube!

 

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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 kvpiamfm@gmail.com.  KVPI AM/FM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


KVPI will cover the Ville Platte 8u girls All Stars in the National Pony League Tournament

KVPI Sports will follow the Ville Platte 8u girls All Stars in the National Pony League Softball Tournament in Youngsville. The team includes:Carlee Soileau, Aubrey Vidrine, Harlie Arnaud, Gracie McCauley, Lyndsey Vallet, Emily Stagg, Kaisyln Lafleur, Victoria Chaddrick, Peyton Guillory, Lilly Fontenot, Madison Monier and Sophia Scully. Manager is Lance Vidrine and Coaches are Chad Arnaud, Nasen Soileau and Walter Mire. The team's overall record on the summer is 20-4. Best of luck to our all stars in this tournament!


Arrest has been made in fatal shooting that took place on Monday, July 28 in Ville Platte.

 

 

Teamwork and quick response has resulted in an arrest for yesterday’s homicide.

 

The Ville Platte Police Department responded to an armed robbery call on July 28, 2014 which ended in a homicide.  Upon arrival at K&T Grocery Store on West Lincoln Road, detectives learned that the female business owner had been shot multiple times and had died as a result of her injuries.

 

The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Ville Platte City Marshals’ Office and the Louisiana State Trooper working the Evangeline Parish Area and the Evangeline Parish District Attorney’s Office responded to assist in the investigation. Working from leads, evidence, witness information and informants, the suspect was identified and located attempting to leave the area.  Coushatta Police and the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office  assisted in locating the suspect and the arrest. The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office placed the suspect under arrest at approximately 2:30 a.m. July 29, 2014.  

 

With the joint efforts of these agencies was a valuable tool in solving this case quickly and he appreciates those who stepped up and worked alongside the detectives and officers of the Ville Platte Police Department.  “Without being asked these agencies showed up and jumped in to gather information as quickly as possible and help solve this case.”  “Their assistance is greatly appreciated.”

 

 

Arrested was Samuel Anderson, 30 of Laran Street, Ville Platte.  Anderson was booked into the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Jail on charges of armed robbery and first degree murder.  Anderson is currently being held without bond.


KVPI Sports is covering the Mamou 8 Year old All Stars in the State Dixie Youth Tournament

KVPI Sports will be in Pineville covering the Mamou 8 Year Old in the State Dixie Youth Pitching Machine Tournament. Best of luck to our All Stars!


KVPI Sports will cover the Ville Platte Super Ten's in District Tournament Play


James Dupre Visits KVPI Studios

Country Entertainer James Dupre visited KVPI studios today just before his performance at the 2014 Smoked Meat Festival. He was interviewed by our own Stephanie Ware.


Ugliest Tie Father's Day Contest

 

Congratulations to our winners: Grand Prize-Mike Cloud, winner of the $400 recliner from Cester Youngs Furniture; Second Place-Junior Perrodin, winner of a $100 gift certificate from Ace Hardware and Third Place- Ernest Anderson, winner of the $50 gift certificate from Ace Hardware. Happy Father's Day from Classic Hits 92.5!!


KVPI-FM Named 2014 Radio Station of the Year

 

    The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters awarded KVPI-FM the prestigious “Radio Station of the Year” award on Wednesday during their Prestige Awards luncheon held in Baton Rouge. KVPI-FM, Oldies 92.5, was recognized for its dedication to community service programming to Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish and all of South Central Louisiana.

     In 2013, KVPI-FM aired 53 “Let’s Talk about It” community service interview shows of 15 minutes or more. The shows ranged from the 4-H Livestock Show with County Agent Todd Fontenot in January to a special interview show featuring local ministers airing on Christmas Day.

     KVPI-FM was involved with many community events in 2013. Among the live remotes we covered include: 4-H Livestock Show in January, Swamp Pop Museum and the Mamou Mardi Gras in February; Boggy Bayou Festival, Autism Walk and the Folk Roots Festival in April; Election Returns and Senior Day remote in May; Live all day radio auction for Dixie Youth, Smoked Meat Festival  and the French Showcase in Chataignier in June; Mamou Cajun Music Festival in September; Cotton Festival, High School Career Day and the St. Edmunds Radio Auction in October; Swine Festival in Basile in November and the Food for Families Food Drive in December.

    The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters also noted that KVPI-FM continues its tradition of local Cajun French language programming including local newscasts, La Tasse De Café live call-in shows and the Tradio program all conducted in French.

    KVPI-FM continues to promote and support our unique form of South Louisiana rock and roll known as “Swamp Pop”. We program Swamp Pop music all day on Fridays. Every year, we co-sponsor a Swamp Pop dance for the benefit of the Louisiana Swamp Pop museum located in Ville Platte.

    During 2013, KVPI Sports was very busy covering local sports. We covered more than 175 local sporting events in 2013 including high school football, basketball, baseball and softball, LSU Eunice basketball, baseball and softball along with Dixie Youth baseball and Pony softball. Our coverage also included LSU football, baseball and basketball. Travel wise, KVPI-FM was again all over the state and the country. We followed the LSU Eunice softball team to Mississippi and Texas, LSU Eunice baseball team to Oklahoma and the Mamou and Ville Platte Pony softball teams to Texas. KVPI-FM followed the Fairview Lady Panthers basketball team to the state tournament where they won another state championship

 

  • Listen to Bette Midler Sing TLC's "Waterfalls"

    Warner Bros. RecordsThe notion of Bette Midler covering a #1 hit by the '90s R&B supergroup TLC may not sound like a very good idea...but it turns out the Divine Miss M's version of "Waterfalls" is a lot better than you'd think.

    Midler recorded the song for her upcoming album It's the Girls!, a tribute to great girl groups.  She's turned the tune -- a cautionary tale about the dangers of both drug dealing and of having casual sex during the height of the AIDS epidemic -- into a slow, mournful piano ballad.  She's also cut out the song's rap interlude, which was originally performed by the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.

    "Waterfalls" was #1 for seven weeks in 1995 and received two Grammy nominations.  It's considered TLC's signature tune.

    On It's the Girls!, Bette also tackles songs made famous by The Shirelles, The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Supremes, Martha & the Vandellas and more.  The album's due November 4.

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  • Joan Jett Helps Design Rocking New Hot Topic Apparel Collection

    Business WireJoan Jett is helping Hot Topic celebrate its 25th anniversary by collaborating with the retailer and fashion designer Daang Goodman, founder of the TRIPP NYC company, to create a rockin' apparel line.  The Joan Jett X TRIPP NYC Fashion Collection for Hot Topic features clothing items that mix the punk-rock pioneer's own style and attitude with the gritty styles of downtown New York City.

    The collection features eight pieces, among them a skinny jean with pleather laces and metal zippers, a belted twill jacket with lace-up sleeves, a pleather jacket with metal zippers, and a red-and-black sweater featuring a heart design.  Each item also includes a specially designed label -- a heart with lightning bolts inside it -- that combines the logos of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts logo and TRIPP NYC.

    Joan can be seen modeling some of the clothes in a new YouTube video promoting the collection.  Jett and the Blackhearts' classic song "Bad Reputation" plays throughout the clip.

    "Working with Daang and TRIPP NYC was effortless, as we approached this collection from the same fashion sensibility and DIY spirit," Jett says in a statement.  "I'm blown away by how the collection turned out -- these clothes are some of my favorite new additions to my closet."

    Adds Goodman, "When I finally met Joan, I felt as if I'd known her forever, and was so excited to be working with her…I've been designing for a girl like Joan all of my life!  And I know the Hot Topic girl is going to love it!"

    The new clothing line will go on sale starting November 4 at Hot Topic stores and via HotTopic.com.   Hot Topic also is launching a contest offering the chance to win the entire collection.

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  • Glen Campbell's Musical Legacy and Alzheimer's Disease Chronicled in New Film, "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me"

    Image Courtesy of PCH FilmsGlen Campbell's Goodbye Tour is captured in the new documentary film, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, opening in select theaters Friday.  The movie chronicles Campbell's diagnosis with Alzheimer's Disease in 2011 and the 151 shows he played until the disease made it impossible for him to go on performing last year.

    I'll Be Me doesn't shy away from showing the renowned singer/guitarist's descent into dementia, but it also serves as a reminder of the multi-platinum career that put Campbell in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005.

    Scenes from The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour variety show on CBS and his acting role in the Western True Grit alongside John Wayne are included in the movie along with vintage performances of his signature hits "Rhinestone Cowboy," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and many more. The film also shines a light on Glen's role as a session guitarist on classic songs from The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and many more acts.

    Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and country stars Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Blake Shelton are among the celebrities singing Campbell's praises in I'll Be Me.  Footage of Glen's performance at the 2012 Grammy Awards is also included.

    Glen's children, Ashley and Shannon, played in their father's band on The Goodbye Tour. Even though they knew their dad was a living legend, meeting his fans on the road made a huge impression on them.

    Ashley tells ABC News Radio, "Just [to] hear their own stories of what the show meant to them, and what Glen Campbell means to them.  It was just so inspiring to know that my dad had inspired so many people. "

    Campbell's wife, Kim, meanwhile, hopes I'll Be Me introduces Glen's music and legacy to an entirely new generation of fans.

    She says, "A lot of people aren't even aware that he's one of the greatest guitar players that ever lived, and that he's played on so many hits before -- as part of the Wrecking Crew -- before he was ever a solo artist himself. He maybe didn't get the credit that he deserved for so many years. Now, I hope that this film will help people really understand how great of an artist he was."

    To find out where Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me is playing in your area, go to GlenCampbellMovie.com.

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  • Author: "Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography" Will Show Piano Man "Really Is That Good Guy Everybody Wants Him to Be"

    Crown Archetype/Random HouseIn 2011, Billy Joel pulled the plug on his planned autobiography, The Book of Joel, citing concerns that it was being marketed as a "salacious tell-all."  But much of the material destined for that memoir is being released on Tuesday, in the form of a new book called Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography.  The author, Fred Schruers, is the same guy who worked with Joel on the scrapped book, and he says this new one will confirm what the public already knows about the Piano Man: He's a decent guy.

    Speaking to Newsday -- Billy's hometown paper -- Shruers says, "There's a reason he's...very well loved.  I don't think the public really wants to know the bad stuff, though it's in there.  They have their imaginings about Billy, and some of them are reflected by the reality.  He's had his bumps.  It's very hard to say this without sounding too Pollyanna-ish, but he really is that good guy that everyone wants him to be."

    Schruers says the idea to write a Joel biography came about in 2012, when he ran into the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and the two came to a "handshake agreement" that the author could proceed.  Not only that, but Billy gave Schruers permission to use all the material that he'd gathered for The Book of Joel for the project.  "'I'll help you out' was his phrase," Schruers tells Newsday.  The writer ended up using nearly 100 hours of interviews he'd done with Joel, as well as interviews he'd done with members of his inner circle over the years.

    As for why Billy scrapped The Book of Joel in the first place -- even returning a seven-figure advance -- Schruers says the project simply came at a bad time in the singer's life.

    "I don't think he hated what we had done together," says Schruers.  "But when your dad dies and you're going through a divorce, you're in hip pain and you're pretty emotionally battered, it's not something you want to talk about all the time in interviews.  You want more of a peak moment to put that book out."

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  • John Fogerty to Sing at White House Tribute Concert for US Military Personnel Next Month

    Image Courtesy of Lacee BendaJohn Fogerty is among the music stars who will perform before President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as part of a special tribute to U.S. military members and veterans that will be held on the South Lawn of the White House.  The event, dubbed A Salute to Our Troops, will take place on November 6 and will air as a new episode of PBS' In Performance at the White House series the next night at 9 p.m. ET.

    The show will be held in conjunction with the White House's "Joining Forces" campaign in advance of Veteran's Day, which falls on November 11.  Other artists slated to perform at the event include Willie Nelson, Mary J. Blige, rapper Common and Romeo Santos of the Latin music group Aventura.  In addition, a performance by Daughtry will be beamed live via satellite from a USO concert the rock act is playing at Yokota Air Base in Japan.

    Hundreds of military personnel will attend the concert, including troops from Virginia's USO Warrior and Family Center.  Don Was will serve as musical director of the festivities.  The show also will be broadcast on November 11, Veteran's Day, on via the American Forces Network, where it can be viewed by troops and U.S. Department of Defense employees around the world.

    Meanwhile, Fogerty will launch a new Canadian tour leg on November 7 in St. John's, Newfoundland.  The trek will mark the beginning of the singer/guitarist's 1969 World Tour, which will celebrate the great music Fogerty made with his old band Creedence Clearwater Revival that year.

    Here is the Fogerty's full Canadian itinerary:

    11/7 -- St. John's, NL, Mile One Stadium
    11/8 -- St. John's, NL, Mile One Stadium
    11/10 -- Halifax, NS, Halifax Metro Centre
    11/12 -- Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
    11/13 -- Rama, ON, Casino Rama
    11/14 -- Oshawa, ON, GM Centre
    11/15 -- Hamilton, ON, Copps Coliseum
    11/17 -- Sudbury, ON, Sudbury Arena
    11/19 -- Winnipeg, MB, MTS Centre
    11/20 -- Moose Jaw, SK, Mosaic Place
    11/21 -- Saskatoon, SK, Credit Union Centre
    11/23 -- Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place
    11/24 -- Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome
    11/25 -- Dawson Creek, BC, EnCana Events Centre
    11/27 -- Penticton, BC, South Okanagan Events Centre
    11/28 -- Abbotsford, BC, Abbotsford Centre
    11/29 -- Victoria, BC, Save on Foods Memorial Centre

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  • Neil Diamond to Take Part in Rare CD-Signing Session Friday in NYC

    Capitol RecordsNeil Diamond fans who'll be in New York City on Friday will have the chance to meet the famed singer in person.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will make a rare in-store appearance at the Barnes & Noble on Fifth Avenue at noon ET.

    Diamond will be signing copies of his brand-new studio album, Melody Road.  People who are interested having their in CD or LP autographed by Neil must get a wrist band at the store starting at 9 a.m.

    Meanwhile, a special expanded version of Melody Road is available exclusively at Target stores and via Target.com.  The disc includes two bonus cover songs, renditions of George Harrison's Beatles classic "Something" and Harry Nilsson's "Remember."

    Diamond will launch a major North American tour in support of Melody Road on February 26, 2015, in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  The trek is plotted out through a May 31 concert in Denver.

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  • Official Grateful Dead Documentary to Celebrate Band's 50th Anniversary

    Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesAn authorized documentary about The Grateful Dead will be truckin' onto screens in conjunction with the jam band's 50th anniversary. 

    Martin Scorsese will serve as an executive producer on the as-yet-untitled film, which will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev, whose credits include such critically acclaimed docs as The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That and Fighter.

    The movie will feature new interviews with all of The Grateful Dead's main surviving members -- guitarist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann -- as well as with many of the group's friends, collaborators and musical associates.  The flick also will boast archival conversations with the band, as well as plenty of previously unreleased concert footage and behind-the-scenes clips.  The group's longtime archivist, David Lemieux, will be the movie's music supervisor, while Justin Kreutzmann, Bill's son, will be one of the producers.

    Weir, Lesh, Hart and Kreutzmann issued a joint statement about the project that reads, "Millions of stories have been told about the Grateful Dead over the years.  With our 50th Anniversary coming up, we thought it might just be time to tell one ourselves and Amir is the perfect guy to help us do it."

    The band members continue, "Needless to say, we are humbled to be collaborating with Martin Scorsese.  From The Last Waltz to George Harrison: Living in the Material World, from Bob Dylan to The Rolling Stones, he has made some of the greatest music documentaries ever with some of our favorite artists and we are honored to have him involved."

    They add, "The 50th will be another monumental milestone to celebrate with our fans and we cannot wait to share this film with them."

    Scorsese also commented on the film, saying, "The Grateful Dead were more than just a band.  They were their own planet, populated by millions of devoted fans.  I'm very happy that this picture is being made and proud to be involved."

    The Grateful Dead formed in 1965, and released their self-titled debut album in 1967.  No word yet on when the documentary might be released.

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  • Hear Alternate Version of "Stairway to Heaven" Featured on Deluxe "Led Zeppelin IV" Reissues

    Atlantic Records/Swan SongThe entire alternate version of Led Zeppelin's classic anthem "Stairway to Heaven" that will be included on the bonus disc of the upcoming deluxe reissues of the group's 1971 album, Led Zeppelin IV, has made its way online.  The track was mixed by guitarist/producer Jimmy Page during a 1971 visit to the Los Angeles studio Sunset Sound Recorders, although he eventually decided to abandon that version after he returned to London to complete work on the album.

    Among the differences heard in the Sunset Sound mix are more prominent guitars, subdued drums and additional echo in some sections.

    "It's always interesting to hear stuff that you know really well and hear it differently, but the same," says bassist John Paul Jones in an interview with Rolling Stone.  "It does give a different perspective on it.  You hear different things.  I did read somewhere that the end of 'Stairway to Heaven' contained one of the best rock bass parts ever recorded.  Unfortunately it comes underneath one of the greatest rock guitars so...But 'Stairway' is a favorite still.  It's just got everything that we are about."

    Adds Page, "The Sunset Sound mix of 'Stairway to Heaven' was actually mixed at Sunset Sound in L.A. in advance of the version that everybody knows.  I think it's a really good embodiment of everything that's on there.  It's a guitar mix, really."

    In addition to the alternate "Stairway," the companion audio disc included with the Led Zeppelin IV deluxe reissues features alternate mixes to the original album's seven other songs.  The remastered reissues of Led Zeppelin IV and its follow-up, 1973's Houses of the Holy, will be released this Tuesday, October 28.

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  • Annie Lennox Takes on "Evocative" Standards with New Album "Nostalgia"

    Blue Note/Universal MusicIn the '90s, Annie Lennox released Medusa, a disc of cover versions of pop and rock songs from the '60s, '70s and '80s.  But on her new album Nostalgia, the singer goes back much farther than that, tackling legendary standards from the Great American Songbook.  It's something she says she never would have even considered doing back in the '80s, when she was topping the charts as the frontwoman of Eurythmics.

    "I would have had absolutely no interest in doing it," she tells ABC News Radio.  "It would have been inappropriate.  At that time, in the '80s, Dave Stewart and I were creating music with Eurythmics that was very ground-breaking and, we felt, very fresh and new -- innovative, in fact.  I would never've taken a backwards step into a genre like jazz.  But now, it just feels so appropriate."

    Lennox decided which songs to include on the album by scouring YouTube and finding tunes that struck a chord with her.  "Usually, when I hear a song, I'll know within the first few seconds whether it's going to hold interest for me," says the Scottish artist.  "By and large, these songs all have those qualities in them that, right from the moment that you first hear them, they continue through."

    Speaking about the classics she ended up tackling, like "Georgia on My Mind," "God Bless the Child," "Summertime," "The Nearness of You" and "I Put a Spell on You," Annie explains, "They have a narrative.  They have a certain sort of shape.  They tell stories.  They create something evocative.  Each one is like a little journey."

    Because she's not a trained jazz singer, Lennox says she was able to put her own spin on these songs by digging deep into their musical roots.

    "What I did discover was that, underneath, the real core of jazz, lies blues," she explains.  "And, of course, I've come from R&B and soul music that has influenced me since I was a young person...So, I kind of colored a great deal of the songs with blues, and that informed me a lot in terms of my approach to the songs."

    Annie doesn't think it's odd that at this stage in her career, she would attempt a musical genre she's never sung before.  "I am a person who likes to sing to my own tune, literally," she tells ABC News Radio.  "I like to explore and chart new territory and push my own boundaries in a way.  And I don't think that singers necessarily all have to be hemmed in to one label and one type and to say, 'Well, because you sing in one style that doesn't mean that it cancels out every other style.'  I have very eclectic taste in music."

    She says her fans seem to like the direction she's gone on Nostalgia, too.  "I think people are charmed by it actually, more than anything else," she says.  "It's something new and different for them."

    Of course, the big question now is whether or not Lennox will tour in support of the album.  She doesn't particularly like the grind of being on the road, and then there's the issue of how she'd mix these standards with her past hits.  That's why, she says, she just hasn't made up her mind yet.

    "Everyone is asking me if I'm going to tour," she sighs.  "And, I mean, I'm just not going to think about it until we come up to the end of the year and I'll take a break and then I'll consider what the next step should be -- whether I should tour or not." 

    Nostalgia, which is available on vinyl and on CD, is in stores now.

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  • Bob Seger Set for CMT "Crossroads" Special with Country Star Jason Aldean

    Clay Patrick McBrideIt's a busy time for Bob Seger.  The 69-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer saw his new album, Ride On, debut at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, he's kicking off a new tour November 19 and now comes word that he'll be teaming up with country star Jason Aldean for an installment of the CMT television series Crossroads, premiering on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

    The pair will film the special next week, just outside of Nashville.

    Crossroads teams popular country artists with stars from the worlds of rock and pop, trading vocals on each other's big hits.  Seger's episode airs November 28 at 10 p.m. ET.

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  • REPORT: MINKA KELLY AND CHRIS EVANS ARE BACK ON

    Rumors are circulating that Minka Kelly and Chris Evans are dating again after they were spotted picking up lunch together on Tuesday (October 21st.) Sources are telling E! News that the former couple was just enjoying a "friendly lunch" but other news outlets claim that this is just one of a few recent hangouts they have had.

    Chris and Minka were also spotted at a karaoke night together in Massachusetts last month. A witness told People, "It looked like a family night out. They were with a bunch of people, including Chris's family, and Chris and Minka sat in the back while other people in their group got up and did some karaoke." Another source added, "They sat next to each other, they were off in a corner, having drinks and keeping to themselves but still part of the group. They kept a very low profile. They're really cute!"

    • The on-again off-again couple first started dating in 2007 before breaking up and getting back together in 2012. They split up again last year.

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  • MELISSA RIVERS WILL PROBABLY SUE OVER HER MOTHER'S DEATH

    Melissa Rivers has allegedly been advised to sue the medical facility who performed the procedure that led to her mother's death last month. Sources tell TMZ that a lawsuit may be Melissa's only way to get to the bottom of what really went down during the surgery.

    Taking legal action will force the doctors and staff at Yorkville Endoscopy to give sworn depositions regarding the events that led up to when Joan's breathing stopped. Melissa is reportedly angry over the situation because she believes the facility and the department of health knows what happened but are not giving any answers.

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    CHRISTIAN BALE CAST AS STEVE JOBS: Christian Bale will be playing Steve Jobs in a new biopic from Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin confirmed the casting to Bloomberg TV saying, "What we needed was the best actor. It's like the NFL draft. There are some people who make a science out of exactly the guys they need to draft a middle, inside linebacker who can do this...and other teams say, 'Who's the best athlete on the board.' We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range, and that's Chris Bale." The Apple mogul was recently portrayed by Ashton Kutcher in Jobs which received mixed reviews.

    TV DRAMA BASED ON ARCHIE CHARACTERS IN DEVELOPMENT: Greg Berlanti, known for his work on Dawson's Creek as well as CW's Arrow and The Flash, is working on a live-action drama based on the characters featured in Archie comics. The show will be called Riverdale -- named for the fictional town where the characters live. According to Deadline, "The series will showcase the eternal love triangle of Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper and rich socialite Veronica Lodge and will include the entire cast of characters from the comic books -- including Archie's rival Reggie Mantle and slacker best friend Jughead Jones. Popular gay character Kevin Keller also will play a pivotal role, with other characters from Archie Comics' expansive library also slated to appear, including Josie and the Pussycats." The show is being developed at Fox.

    MARC CHERRY DEVELOPING 'PHANTOM OF THE OPERA' FOR ABC: Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry is working on a television adaptation of Phantom of the Opera for ABC. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will be "a drama with musical elements in the same vein of ABC's Nashville. The new Phantom is described as a contemporary reimagining of Gaston Leroux's gothic novel and set in the sexy and cutthroat world of the modern-day music business." Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical adaptation of the work is the longest-running show in Broadway history.

    CBS CUTS 'CSI' EPISODE ORDER: CBS has reduced the episode order for the current season of CSI. The 15th season will consist of only 18 episodes rather than the usual 22. It is believed that the decision was actually made back in May as part of a plan to help launch midseason shows including the CSI spin-off, CSI: Cyber.

    COURTNEY LOVE JOINS 'EMPIRE': Courtney Love has landed a role on Fox's upcoming hip hop industry drama, Empire. The recurring role is as rocker Elle Dallas -- an artist signed to the label at the center of the show. Empire will premiere midseason. It comes from Lee Daniels, known for The Butler, and stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, and Gabourey Sidibe.

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  • 'TEEN WOLF' STAR ENDS ENGAGEMENT

    Tyler Posey, star of MTV's Teen Wolf, has called off his engagement to his childhood sweetheart, Seana Gorlick, after over a decade of dating.

    The 23-year-old confirmed the news to Us Weekly saying, "We have broken up. I get sad talking about it. I'm just gonna get it out there now so that hopefully people start hearing about it." Tyler first proposed during a vacation in Hawaii in 2013. It is unclear what caused the split.

    • He discussed the engagement at Comic Con last year saying, "I couldn't really put it into words when I was that young but I always had this really strong connection to her and it's just been something I can't really explain other than I want to marry you and be with you forever. You just know. You definitely just know and I know."

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  • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

    JENNIFER LAWRENCE BUYS A NEW L.A. HOME: Jennifer Lawrence has reportedly dropped over $7 million on a new home in L.A. The five-bedroom 5,550 square-foot pad includes a home gym, gourmet kitchen, stone courtyard, and swimming pool. It used to belong to Jessica Simpson. New parents Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher also recently moved onto the same block in Beverly Hills.

    DANIEL RADCLIFFE DEFENDS HIS POSITION ON WEALTHIEST BRIT LIST: Daniel Radcliffe is challenging Heat magazine's recent list of wealthiest people under 30 in the UK. One Direction came in at the top spot with 124.99 million with the Harry Potter star worth $102.48 million which Radcliffe claims to be unfair since One Direction consists of five people. He told the magazine, "There's five of them! That doesn't count! Not that I care but I am definitely first!" Robert Pattinson, Keira Knightley, and Adele round out the top five.

    ZELDA WILLIAMS GETS TATTOO TRIBUTE TO HER FATHER: Zelda Williams pays tribute to her father, Robin Williams, in a new tattoo she got on her hand. The ink is a picture of a hummingbird in flight with Robin's birthday -- 07/21/51 -- written below it. She shared a photo of the finished product on Instagram on Wednesday (October 22nd) and wrote, "For poppo. Thank you to the incomparable @dr_woo_ssc for so beautifully bringing my reminders to life. I'll always put my hand out to shake with a smile. As for this Instagram, I don't know in what capacity I'll continue using it in the future, but I'm leaving it up regardless so that fake accounts hoping to use my name or misuse my family's photos will get no traction. To be clear, this is MY ONLY account. Publicly, I have Twitter, and this. If other people post quotes and photos claiming to be me or my family, please, do not send them personal information or click links, even for charity. They could be utilizing sympathy to scam you. For the record, no one has ever or will ever speak for me but me. Thank you." Robin passed away on August 11th.

    CHRIS ROCK OFFERS AN UPDATE ON TRACY MORGAN: Chris Rock recently chatted with USA Today where he provided an update on Tracy Morgan's condition since his involvement in a car accident back in June that took the life of comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair. Chris told the newspaper, "He's OK. I saw him not too long ago. He doesn't live too far from me. I went by his house and showed him a copy of the movie. He was very happy. He's got physical therapists. There's a lot of rehab going on. He's traumatized -- his friend died." Tracy has a role in Chris' upcoming movie, Top Five.

    KEIRA KNIGHTLEY REFLECTS BACK ON HER PROM NIGHT: Keira Knightley was asked about her prom date while playing a game of 20 questions with her Laggies co-star Sam Rockwell. She revealed, "It was a she. Neither of us got invited by anybody else. No guys came anywhere near us. But she had black tie because it was black tie." Keira added, "She actually texted me at lunch. She is over from New York visiting her mom in England and wondered if I was there to have dinner with her."

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  • ANNE HATHAWAY WAS A DAY LATE TO MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY'S PARTY

    Anne Hathaway and her husband committed a major party foul after being invited to a soiree at Matthew McConaughey's house while they were filming their new movie Interstellar. The Oscar winner admitted her mistake while promoting the project at a recent press event.

    She said, "My husband and I drive up. It's a Sunday. It's a beautiful day. There are no cars around and we thought, OK, we're on time. We're on time for once. Matthew goes, 'Yeah, you gotta come in.' Matthew turns around, again with a smile and goes, 'The party was last night.'" Anne went on to reveal that her co-star was a good sport about it and asked them to stay for a glass of wine which turned into several bottles.

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  • MINNIE DRIVER HAS STRONG OPINIONS ON CHILD ACTORS

    Minnie Driver works closely with a child actor on NBC's About a Boy but doesn't think parents should be putting their children in show business. She discussed her issues with show biz kids while promoting her new film Beyond the Lights to Us Weekly.

    She told the magazine, "I'm not really for the whole kids in show business thing. It's really difficult even when you meet lovely parents of children who are in show business. There is still the fact that they're not having a childhood. They are out of their element, and in the element of an adult world which is not always appropriate. It seems to me there is always a certain level of desperation that makes a person put a child in that position."

    • Minnie has a six-year-old son named Henry.

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