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Listen to Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI and YOU Can Win Wayne Toups Concert Tickets


2016 4-H Livestock Show and Sale

The road crew from Classic hits 92.5 KVPI will be broadcasting live on remote this Saturday from 12-2 at the Chauncey Pitre Ag Arena for the 2016 4-H Evangeline Parish Livestock Show and Sale. KVPI's Stephanie Ware and Carly Chaumont will be there covering it and talking with the agents and some of the exhibitors. Come join us.


Make Plans to Attend the Savoy Cancer Mardi Gras Social Feb. 8

Make plans to attend the 10th annual Mardi Gras social across from Fred's Lounge on Sixth Street in Mamou Mardi Gras eve at the plaza "La Cabon" for the benefit of the Savoy Cancer Foundation to help pay expenses for cancer patients. Tickets  available at Savoy Cancer Center at 468-3099 and talk to Natalie. Enjoy the great food, adult beverages, party atmosphere, live music from De Ja Vu and a live auction.


Join Steph in the Non-Blonde Cafe Tuesday Morning for a Special Interview

 

 

Tuesday morning on the Non-Blonde Cafe, Steph will have WENDY LEIGH, author of BOWIE: THE BIOGRAPHY on the show.


Join us in Celebrating the Birthday of Elvis with our Elvis CD Giveaway

Join us Friday night 6-midnight for the Party Time Show as we spotlight The King for his birthday on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI!


Get Ready To Win in the Non Blonde Cafe this Holiday


Enjoy the Sounds of the Season now through Christmas Day on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI


Turkey Shoot Contest

 

Classic Hits 92.5 is giving you a chance to win a turkey for Thanksgiving. Starting today, we are running our Turkey Shoot contest. Whenever you hear the hear the shotgun blast, call us up on the contest line at 506-2444 and be caller five. Our DJ will put you on the air and join you in a special turkey hunt. Be careful, you may end up shooting another critter. Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI.


Win a free download of the new Lynyrd Skynyrd live Album


The Legends of Swamp Pop Show tickets will be given away Friday on Classic Hits 92.5

Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI will qualify listeners Friday to give away five sets of tickets for the Swamp Pop Revue show at Paragon Casino Saturday November 28. Just call us up and be caller five when you hear Johnnie Allan's whistle sound at 506-2444. Our drawing is set for 3;00pm Friday. One caller per family and you must 21 or older. The show will feature Johnie Allan, Tommy McLain, Warren Storm, T.K. Hulin, G G Shinn, Willie Tee, Cypress and Louisiana Express. Good luck from Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI.


Get Ready To Win Tickets to the K C and the Sunshine Band Concert at Paragon Casino

 

Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI  is giving our lucky listeners a chance to win tickets to attend one of the hottest dance bands of the 1970's: K C and the Sunshine Band. Beginning now,  you can qualify  for our big drawing  on Friday  by texting the word "KC" to our text to win number at 337-459-6021. One qualifier per family. You must be 21 or older to qualify. We will draw the names of five winners Friday at noon where each winner  will win a pair of tickets to the November  13 show  at Paragon Casino. Good luck from the station that has more winners: Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI!

 

 

 


Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI Monster Mash. Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween from Elvis and the LaSalle Street Undertakers

Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI had a visit from Elvis and the LaSalle Undertakers today. Be watching for their new video coming out in the next few days in time for Halloween on Facebook, Twitter and our other sites.


Listen to Halloween themed hits all this week and all day Halloween Day on Classic Hits 92.5

Tune in all this week as we air Halloween themed songs. All day Saturday, we will program hit songs from our Halloween Hall of Hits with Josh in the morning and Carly i n the afternoon. Happy Halloween!!!


2015 Louisiana Cotton Festival This Week and KVPI will be there

COTTON FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

OCTOBER 18, 2015

 

    The 62nd Annual Louisiana Cotton Festival kicks off tonight and runs all the way through Sunday at the civic center grounds in Ville Platte.

     Tonight (Monday)  at 6:30 it is the Contredanse (French Square Dance) and the Crowning of the King and Queen of Heritage Manor Nursing Home. Admission $5 adults and $2 for children. KVPI FM will be there for the broadcast of the event.

    Tuesday at 3:30pm, it is the 4-H Cotton Food Fest inside the civic center with judging beginning at 4;00pm and at  4:00pm, it is the 4-H Cotton Picking Pet Show in the Civic Center Pavilion. KVPI FM with Becky and Emily will be there broadcasting live for the Pet show at 4:00pm.

    Wednesday and Thursday- Carnival Bracelet Hours from 5-10pm.

     Friday- Only day where there is an admission charge for the fairgrounds $6 adults and children 13 and up and $2 for kids 12 and under. 1-5pm- Carnival bracelet hours; Street Dance- 6:0pm- Ashton Dupre; 8:00pm- Chubby Carrier and 90 Degrees West- 90 Degrees West.

   Saturday- Bracelet Hours at carnival from 1-5pm; 5:30pm- Coronation of the new Cotton Festival Queen to replace Queen Cotton Karlee Farris and the crowning of the Cotton Festival King- Troy Hebert, Commissioner of Alcohol and Tobacco Control. Col. Cotton-Brenda Saucier; Angie Rozas- Grand Parade Marshal. Admission $5 per person at the civic center.

   Sunday- 8:30am- Cotton Harvest Mass at Our Lady Queen of All Saints; 12 Noon- Grand Parade of Cotton starting at Citizens Bank to Sacred Heart on Main Street; 1-5pm- Bracelet Day at Carnival; 2;00pm- Running of the Tournoi at Industrial Park. Admission $5. Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI with Stephanie and Carly will be broadcasting the Tournoi live.


KVPI Will Give 2 Lucky Listeners A Pair of Tickets to The 13th Gate and Necropolis in Baton Rouge Each Week Until Halloween

It's that time of the year again!! KVPI will give 2 lucky listeners a pair of tickets to The 13th Gate and Necropolis in Baton Rouge each week until Halloween. Are you ready to be scared out of your skin? Then, LIKE the Facebook post, SHARE it with others, and COMMENT "SCARED" on the post. Good Luck from all of us here at KVPI.


Join Us For Our Album of The Week Spotlight This Saturday, October 3rd

Join us this Saturday, October 3rd from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. for our Album Of The Week Spotlight. Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI FM will spotlight Fleetwood Mac's Rumors album. We hope you join us Saturday. We will air all the hits from each week's album through out the morning with Josh (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and through out the afternoon with Carly (12 p.m. - 6 p.m.) keep checking back often to find out which album we will spotlight each Saturday on 92.5 KVPI.


Join Us For Our Album of The Week Spotlight This Saturday, September 26th

 

Join us this Saturday, September 26th from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. for our Album Of The Week Spotlight. Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI FM will spotlight Hootie and the Blowfish's Cracked Rear View album. We hope you join us Saturday. We will air all the hits from each week's album through out the morning with Josh (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and through out the afternoon with Carly (12 p.m. - 6 p.m.) before and after the LSU game. keep checking back often to find out which album we will spotlight each Saturday on 92.5 KVPI


The St. Edmund's High School Booster Club will hold its Annual Auction on Wednesday September 23, 2015

The St. Edmund's High School Booster Club will hold its Annual Auction on Wednesday September 23, 2015, from 6:00pm through 10:00pm from LSU Eunice. The auction will be broadcast live on KVPI (FM 92.5) as well via its online app and on LSUE's Channel # 197. Due to the Blue Jay Radio Auction on KVPI FM Wednesday night, our weekly coach's show will air at 6:30pm Wednesday on KVPI 1050 AM this week only.


Join Us For The First Ever Album Of The Week Spotlight This Saturday, September 19th Starting at 8 a.m.

 

Join us this Saturday, September 19th from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. for the first ever Album Of The Week Spotlight. Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI FM will spotlight Michael Jackson's Thriller album. We hope you join us Saturday. We will air all the hits from each week's album through out the morning with Josh (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.) and through out the afternoon with Carly (12 p.m. - 6 p.m.). keep checking back often to find out which album we will spotlight each Saturday on 92.5 KVPI.


Basile High Cheerleaders Visit KVPI Studios

The Basile High Cheerleaders visited KVPI studios Friday Sept. 11 to record special cheers to air throughout the football season. Good luck to the Basile High Bearcats!!


Pine Prairie High Cheerleaders Visit KVPI Studios Sept. 2

The Pine Prairie High Cheerleaders visited KVPI studios to record special cheers during football season. Here they are surrounding KVPI DJ Emily O . They are:Kaitlyn Roddy, Regan Carraway, Paige Whittington, Payton Whittington, Sammy Fusilier, Malene Guillory, Shelbi Rials, Sara Vidrine, Taylor Olson, Tori Johnson, Madison Welch, Bailee Deville, Blaire Fontenot and Kasey Roddy.


The Sacred Heart Trojan Cheerleaders Visit the KVPI Studios

 

 

Boom! The Sacred Heart Trojan Cheerleaders were in the house today recording cheers for our high school football action. Pictured below with Steph are Laura Manuel, Megan Morein, Olivia Vollman, Logan Shipp, Baylee Veillon, Eve Fontenot, Caroline Duplechin, Dori Monier (Mascot), Olivia Brignac, Mallory Fontenot, Kaylie McCoy, Sara Reilly, Joanie Dupre', Madison Jordan, Caroline LaHaye and Hallie Daire. Thanks for coming in girls!

 

 

 

                 


KVPI AM FM Staff 2015

KVPI Staff August 13, 2015: John Lafleur, Annona Balfa, Becky Vidrine, Emily Oliver, Carly  Chaumont, Stephanie Ware, Cheryl DeBaillon, Jim Soileau, Charlie Manuel, Josh Godwin, Gene Swabby Soileau and Micah Chatman. Seated: Bonnie Fontenot and Mark Layne.


Classic Hits 92.5 salutes Elvis Presley Thursday

It's Elvis Day on Spotlight Thursday as we remember The King of Rock and Roll who died this week in 1977 at his home in Graceland. Hear 50's Elvis, Movie Elvis from the 1960's and his great live recordings from the 1970's all day Thursday and on Party Time Thursday night.


Dixie Youth World Series Action Live from South Carolina on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI

Tune in to our live coverage of the Dixie Youth World Series from Lexington, South Carolina this week as KVPI Sports covers our Ville Platte Dixie Majors team competing in the tournament. Sports Announcer Chris Bordelon will be doing the play by play each night. Thanks to our KVPI Sponsors.


Plenty of Baseball Action Right Now On KVPI AM and FM

KVPI Sports will be bringing you live play by play action live from Ponchatoula as we cover Dixie Youth Regional Tournament Action this weekend. KVPI Sports Announcer Tracy Jagneaux will be covering our Ville Platte Dixie Majors 12 year old all stars while Sports Announcer Thomas Scully will be covering the Ville Platte Super Ten All Stars. Also we are covering the Ville Platte 8 year old All Star girls competing in the National Pony League Softball Tournament in Highland, Texas with James Shiver and Gene Swabby Soileau.


Summer is here! Be listening for the cue to call on Classic Hits 92.5

Register your Father registered today!

Every Friday for the next five weeks we will be giving you a chance to win a family four pack of tickets to Blue Bayou/Dixie Landing in Baton Rouge. To qualify for the weekly drawing, just call us at 506-2444 when you hear the cue to call, the Blue Bayou water slide spash. You must be 18 or older and one qualifer per family. Good luck from your friends at Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI.


Snap Snap Snap! Get your pics in or come by and we'll snap it for you!

Keep listening as we will be giving you the chance to win sheets of tickets for the Cajun Heartland State Fair on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI!!


Be sure to tune in Thursday, May 7 @ 8 pm (CT) on GAC for a very special feature on


Congratulations to KVPI's Jennifer Meylian-Ville Platte's Co-Woman of the Year 2015

 

Congratulations to KVPI's Program Director Jennifer Meylian named as 2015 Co-Ville Platte Woman of the Year along with Linda Lebsack. Shown next to Jennifer is her daughter, Lindsey.


Win Crawfish Festival Tickets This Week on Classic Hits 92.5

 

Be sure to tune in all this week as we give you a chance to win free passes to this weekend's Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival!!


KVPI FM Sponsors Radio Thon Friday


KVPI Fan Appreciation Night Saturday Night to Benefit Evangeline Community Autism Network


KVPI Fan Appreciation Night Saturday Night to Benefit Evangeline Community Autism Network


KVPI Fan Appreciation Night Saturday Night to Benefit Evangeline Community Autism Network


Congratulations to our winners in our Jazz Fest Ticket Contest

The 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is about to kick off and Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI gave you a chance to win tickets to attend!
Monday, we started taking text messages with the word “JAZZ” in them… we received A LOT! Close to 300!
Today… we have our winners!
Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner, Melanie Courville! She won TWO weekend passes good for either weekend of the Jazz Fest!
And Congratulations to our Runner Up, Brenda Vidrine! She won TWO one day passes good for either weekend as well!
We hope you both have a great time… take pictures and sing your hearts out! It’s going to be an awesome Jazz Festival this year!
Thank you to all that sent us those text messag


We have Disney on Ice Prize Packs for that Little Princess in your life!


DORA THE EXPLORER AT THE ZOO OF ACADIANA & Classic Hits 92.5 is giving you a chance to win tickets!


Congratulations to our two Grand Prize winners in our "Bud and Boilin" Contest

Congratulations to our two grand prize winners: Louis Muse in the left and Tammy Johnson in the right photo. Both of our winners are greeted by Rodney Moras with Southwest Beverage Budweiser and KVPI Program Director Jennifer Meylian. Happy Easter!!


Congratulations to our Easter Contest Winner

Congratulations to our Easter Egg Contest Winner, Lori Guillory, for finding our golden egg in the Teen Room in the Evangeline Parish Library based on the clues we gave. KVPI's Stephanie Ware is congratulating our winner. Lori wins a $100 Wal-Mart Gift Card.


KVPI FM-2015 Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Radio Station of the Year

Members of our staff accepting the award: Cheryl DeBaillon, Ville Platte Broadcasting President Dr. Rhonda Pucheu, Bonnie Fontenot, Mark Layne, Becky Vidrine, Stephanie Ware, Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Executive Director Polly Johnson and Jennifer Meylian.


KVPI Staff

New photo of part of the KVPI Staff: From left in the front, Bonnie Fontenot, Jenn Meylian, Becky Vidrine and Mark Layne. In the second row, from left, Emily O, Annona Balfa, Josh Godwin, "Swabby" Soileau and Stephanie Ware. Be  looking for more of these new photos on our website and Facebook pages compliments of Emily Rose Photography.


Happy New Year From All of Us at KVPI AM/FM


Fox News Radio comes to Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI Beginning December 15


Join the legendary Scott Shannon hosting the new "America's Greatest Hits" Sundays 2-6pm on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Have you subscribed to The 2 Non-Blonde's Cafe' on YouTube?

                                 

  The 2 Non-Blonde's Cafe' with

Jenn & Steph on YouTube!

 

           https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0wXudspNZLOSJYzgTsKO8g


Candice Bennatt, Miss Ville Platte USA!

 

Candice Bennatt, Miss Ville Platte USA, joined Jenn & Steph in the

2 Non-Blonde's Cafe' this morning.  Her interview will be posted on their YouTube page soon so be sure to check it out!  

Thank you for stopping by, Candice!  

You are making Ville Platte proud!

 

 

 


Nina Blackwood's "Absolutely 80's Spotlight" is Coming to Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI

Join original MTV Host Nina Blackwood as she spotlights a certain 1980's song weekday mornings at 11:30am on the 2 Non Blonde's Cafe on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI beginning Sept. 22.


Pine Prairie High Cheerleaders record Cheers at KVPI Studios

Classic Hits 92.5's Jenn Meylian welcomes members of the Pine Prairie High School Cheerleading Squad as they record special cheers we will air throughout football season.


American Top 40-The 80's will be heard on Classic Hits 92.5 Sundays at 10:00am


The Basile High Cheerleaders Visit KVPI Studios

KVPI DJ's Josh and Micah welcome the Basile High Cheerleaders who came to our studios to record special cheers that our listeners will be hearing throughout football season.


Check out our NEW t-shirts! Classic Hits 92.5 FM and The Legend 1050 AM KVPI


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

 

  • Ann Wilson Solo Project Announces US Concerts; Band to Appear on Public TV Series "The Kate" This Week

    Credit: Jonathan OlsonHeart singer Ann Wilson's solo project, The Ann Wilson Thing, has announced its first tour dates of 2016. The five shows are all in the northeastern U.S. and run from a March 23 concert in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, through a March 28-29 stand in Annapolis, Maryland.

    The dates are scheduled right to launch right after Heart winds down its March tour of Canada with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

    Meanwhile, The Ann Wilson Thing is featured on the latest episode of The Kate, a new performance series that airs on select public television stations and that showcases concerts taped at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Wilson's show is scheduled to premiere this Friday at 10 p.m. ET; check your local listings to find out if or when the program is airing in your area.

    The Ann Wilson Thing's concerts feature Ann singing a variety of favorite cover songs, including tunes by Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin and Peter Gabriel.  You can watch a sneak peek of the group performing a version of Franklin's "Ain't No Way" from its episode of The Kate online at TheKate.tv.

    In related news, a new digital live album featuring seven songs that The Ann Wilson Thing performed at a September 2015 show at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California, can be purchased now at BellyUpLive.com.

    Here is the track list of The Ann Wilson Thing's Live at the Belly Up:

    "For What It's Worth" (Buffalo Springfield cover)
    "I Put a Spell on You" (Screamin' Jay Hawkins cover)
    "Every Grain of Sand" (Bob Dylan cover)
    "Isolation" (John Lennon cover)
    "Permission" (Sixx:A.M. cover)
    "Danger Zone" (Ray Charles cover)
    "Ain't No Way" (Aretha Franklin cover)

    And here are all of the group's confirmed concerts:

    3/23 -- Harrisburg, PA, Whitaker Center
    3/25 -- Westhampton Beach, NY, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
    3/26 -- Ridgefield, CT, The Ridgefield Playhouse
    3/28 -- Annapolis, MD, Rams Head On Stage
    3/29 -- Annapolis, MD, Rams Head On Stage

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  • Lock of John Lennon's Hair Being Auctioned Next Week

    Gunter Zint/K & K Ulf Kruger OHG/RedfernsIf you ever wanted to own a piece of John Lennon, now's your chance. A large clump of the late Beatles legend's hair currently is up for bid as part of a memorabilia sale hosted by Heritage Auctions that will take place on Saturday, February 20.

    The hair reportedly was clipped from Lennon's head in early September 1966 by a German hairdresser named Klaus Baruk just before John began filming director Richard Lester's dark comedy How I Won the War. After trimming Lennon's hair, Baruk grabbed the lock, which now has been in his possession for almost 50 years. The hair is described as four-inches long and includes hundreds of strands.

    The winning bidder also will receive a daily call sheet from How I Won the War that was signed in blue ink, "John Lennon. Oh Yes," as well as a pair of articles clipped from German newspapers that report on the haircut Baruk gave Lennon.

    As of Tuesday afternoon, bidding for the clump of hair was at $12,000.

    Other collectibles up for bid as part of Heritage Auctions' memorabilia sale include a sealed copy of The Beatles' 1966 Yesterday and Today album featuring the infamous "butcher cover," a photo of the Fab Four autographed by the band in 1964, a signed copy of The Beatles' 1963 Please Please Me album, an acoustic guitar autographed by Paul McCartney and large painting of The Rolling Stones by Ronnie Wood. Visit Entertainment.HA.com for more information.

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  • Hall & Oates Announce Tour with Help from Fred Armisen & Bill Hader

    Mick Rock/Wolfson EntertainmentDaryl Hall & John Oates are hitting the road this summer for a major U.S. tour that kicks off May 13 and will visit 21 cities.

    Former Saturday Night Live stars Fred Armisen and Bill Hader have teamed up to create a video announcing the tour -- but they've done it in the persona of an imaginary soft rock band, The Blue Jean Committee.  The Chicago-based duo spend the whole video busting on Daryl and John, who they claim used to open for them, and then shunned them when they became famous. Armisen and Hader first introduced The Blue Jean Committee during an episode of their 2015 IFC miniseries Documentary Now.

    The tour also will feature Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, as well as Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.  CitiCard members can grab tickets today; the general public has access this Friday, February 12, at 10 a.m. local time.

    Here are the tour dates:

    5/13 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
    5/15 -- Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    5/17 -- Austin, TX, Austin360 Amphitheater
    5/19 -- Atlanta, GA, Lakewood Amphitheatre
    5/21 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
    5/24 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
    5/26 -- Washington, D.C., Jiffy Lube Live
    7/10 -- Philadelphia, PA, BB&T Pavilion
    7/12 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
    7/14 -- Bangor, ME, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
    7/16 -- Boston, MA, Xfinity Center
    7/18 -- Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
    7/20 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
    7/22 -- Chicago, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    7/24 -- Indianapolis, IN, Klipsch Music Center
    9/09 -- Seattle, WA, White River Amphitheatre
    9/12 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    9/14 -- Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
    9/18 -- Concord, CA, Concord Pavilion
    9/20 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
    9/23 -- Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena

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  • Ex-Chicago Singer Peter Cetera Now Says He'll Sit Out Rock Hall Induction Ceremony

    Courtesy of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & MuseumIt looks like former Chicago singer/bassist Peter Cetera won't be reuniting with his old band mates at this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony after all. Last month, Cetera posted a message directed at Chicago's other surviving original members saying he'd be open to playing with them "one last time as a group" at the event, but he now reveals in a new statement that the musicians have been unable to resolve disagreements they've had about the performance, so he's decided not to take part in the ceremony at all.

    In the message, which was posted Monday on Cetera's official website, Peter addresses Rock Hall organizers Alex Coletti and Joel Peresman, saying, "Unfortunately, this scenario doesn't work for me. I know we all did our best to make it happen, but I guess it's just not meant to be."

    He continues, "Personally, I'm frustrated and tired of dealing with this and it's time to move on. I have a life with two beautiful daughters and a solo career and its time to get back and give them all the full attention they deserve."

    Cetera finishes his note by thanking Coletti and Peresman "for all your help and consideration," and asks them to send "any individual award" he receives to his contact.

    Peter also points out that the message he sent to the Rock Hall officials "is the short high road nice version of what I really wanted to say," adding that he'll "post that response at the appropriate time."

    In his previous message to his former band mates, Cetera suggested, "As a finale, we can walk onstage together one last time as a group, I'll strap on the bass, and we can do ['25 or 6 to 4'] in the key of E." He also called for Chicago to "invite past members Laudir de Oliveira, Donnie Dacus, Kenny Cetera, Chris Pinnick and Bill Champlin" to take part in the performance.

    Last week, founding Chicago singer/keyboardist Robert Lamm talked with Billboard about the Rock Hall ceremony, revealing that he didn't know if Cetera would be attending.

    With regard to the disagreements with Cetera over the performance, Lamm noted, "He decided he wanted to play ['25 or 6 to 4'] in a different key if he was going to play with us, which is definitely not going to happen, and then he wanted to play with his band but not with us and sing his songs or sing whatever songs the Hall wants him to sing. It's all very strange."

    On Tuesday, Chicago issued a statement announcing that the band will be performing at the Rock Hall ceremony with its current lineup, as well as with former drummer Danny Seraphine, who exited the group in 1990. Chicago now features four original members -- Lamm, Lee Loughnane, Walter Parazaider and James Pankow. Cetera left the band in 1985.

    The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is being held on April 8 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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  • Three Dog Night to Play Symphonic Concert Prior to Start of California's OC Fair

    Credit: Steve SpataforeThree Dog Night will pay tribute to late founding member Cory Wells at a special concert that will be held July 14 at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, California, as part of the annual OC Fair's Toyota Summer Concert Series. The veteran pop-rock act will be accompanied by the Pacific Symphony at the show, which is scheduled one day before the fair gets underway.

    Other new additions to the concert series' lineup are a July 31 show headlined by UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue and also including The English Beat and Bob Marley's grandson Jo Mersa Marley, and an August 12 performance by The B-52s.

    Tickets for all three concerts go on sale to the general public on Saturday, February 13, at 10 a.m. PT.

    Among the previously announced shows taking place in conjunction with the 2016 OC Fair's Toyota Summer Concert Series are a July 15 gig by Styx and a July 24 performance of the star-studded 2016 "Happy Together Tour" lineup, which features The Turtles, ex-Three Dog Night singer Chuck Negron, The Cowsills, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, The Spencer Davis Group and former Paul Revere & the Raiders frontman Mark Lindsay.

    The 2016 OC Fair runs from July 15 through August 14. To check out the confirmed lineup of the fair's Toyota Summer Concert Series and by tickets for the shows, visit PacAmp.com.

    Wells died in October 2015 at age 74 from complications of multiple myeloma. You can view the group complete 2016 itinerary at ThreeDogNight.com.

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  • Ace Frehley to Hit the Road This Month on US Solo Tour

    Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Ace FrehleyEx-KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will get back in the U.S. groove later this month when he kicks off a new stateside solo tour. The trek currently is mapped out from a February 26 concert in Houston through an April 15 show in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

    The tour will make stops in such major cities as San Antonio, Dallas, the Los Angeles area, Las Vegas and Atlanta, and will include a two-night stand at B.B. King Blues Club in Frehley's hometown of New York City.

    Ace is offering a number of special packages to each show on his schedule, offering fans the chance to meet and take a photo with him, as well as purchase a guitar signed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

    Last April, Frehley told Billboard that he was working on a new album that will feature cover tunes of bands that inspired his own music, as well as new renditions of some vintage KISS material and an updated version of a song by his solo group Frehley's Comet. The project, which according to Rolling Stone is expected out sometime this year, will feature guest appearances by some fellow rock stars, including Slash. Ace's most recent studio effort, Space Invader, came out in 2014.

    Here is a list of Frehley's 2016 U.S. tour dates:

    2/26 -- Houston, TX, Scout Bar
    2/27 -- San Antonio, TX, Fitzgerald's
    2/28 -- Dallas, TX, The Bomb Factory
    3/2 -- Tempe, AZ, Marquee Theatre
    3/5 -- Beverly Hills, CA, Saban Theatre
    3/6 -- Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
    4/1 -- Ponte Vedra, FL, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
    4/2 -- Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre
    4/3 -- Sunrise, FL, Markham Park - Rockfest 80's
    4/5 -- Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
    4/7 -- Danville, VA, Carrington Pavilion
    4/11 -- New York, NY, B.B. King Blues Club
    4/12 -- New York, NY, B.B. King Blues Club
    4/13 -- Huntington, NY, The Paramount
    4/15 -- Wilkes Barre, PA, The F.M. Kirby Center

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  • Billy Gibbons to Appear in Pilot for New Discovery Channel Series, "Rockin' Roadsters"

    Courtesy of DiscoveryAny rock fan who remembers ZZ Top's classic 1980s videos like "Legs" and "Sharp Dressed Man" can guess that the band, especially frontman Billy Gibbons, has a love of souped-up cars. Now, Gibbons will delve into his passion for hot rods when he appears in the pilot for a new Discovery series called Rockin' Roadsters, which premieres Monday, February 29, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

    On the show, Gibbons will call on the talents of his old friend and acclaimed hot-rod builder Jimmy Shine to help bring to life his creative vision for an outlandish vehicle.

    "They call Billy the Howard Hughes of the blues because he's eccentric," says Shine. "Billy has his vision and I have mine. And sometimes it can be a bumpy ride getting to the finish line."

    The pilot episode will feature Gibbons and Shine traveling into the California desert, where Billy comes across a beat-up 1984 El Camino that he asks Jimmy to transform into a roadster that's part car and part truck. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also gives his pal an old bass-drum pedal and other unusual items he wants Jimmy to incorporate into the design. Making things more challenging for Shine is that Gibbons wants the vehicle to be ready for a Hollywood event taking place in just three weeks.

    It's up to the master builder and his team of mechanics to get the job done. Talk about being under pressure!

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  • New Guns N' Roses Display to Open at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Later This Month

    Courtesy of Guns N' RosesIn honor of this year's Guns N' Roses reunion tour, a new display focusing on the band will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland on Friday, February 26. In advance of the opening of the display, which will be showcased as part of the Legends of Rock exhibit, a special GN'R-themed night will be held at the Rock Hall on Wednesday, February 17.

    Among the historic items included in the display are a Guns N' Roses pinball machine and a black top hat belonging to Slash, a plaid shirt with cut-off sleeves that was worn by Axl Rose and a black Colorado Rockies jersey with short sleeves worn by keyboardist Dizzy Reed. The exhibit also will feature a prototype Slash signature guitar, a replica of his 1986 Les Paul, that was handmade by Kris Derrig, and a pair of Converse high-top sneakers that Slash wore.

    "We are thrilled to add Guns N' Roses to our Legends of Rock exhibition," says Rock Hall President and CEO Greg Harris. "Their legacy and impact is remarkable and we are excited to share these items with fans during this historic reunion year."

    As part of the February 17 event, local residents will be treated to a discounted entry fee to see the exhibits, as well as happy hour drink specials, and they also will be able to win a chance to play the GN'R pinball machine.

    Guns N' Roses were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Other artists featured as part of the Legends of Rock exhibit include The Who, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, ZZ Top, The Allman Brothers Band, Metallica, The Beach Boys, Michael Jackson and The Supremes.

    As previously reported, a Guns N' Roses lineup featuring founding members Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan has so far scheduled five concerts in April, while more dates are expected to be announced soon. Check out GunsNRoses.com to see the band's full confirmed itinerary.

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  • New Official Report Assesses The Beatles' Economic Impact on Liverpool, UK

    Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesThe Beatles broke up more than 45 years but the band apparently is a gift that keeps giving to its hometown of Liverpool, England. A new study commissioned by Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson and conducted collaboratively by Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Liverpool has determined that the Fab Four's legacy annually contributes 89.1 million pounds, or about $118 million, to the local economy and supports 2,335 jobs.

    According to the Liverpool Echo, the report gives suggestions on how the city can maintain and improve its Beatles-related attractions and encourage more interest in Liverpool as a tourist destination because of its connection to the famous band. The newspaper reveals that researchers spent six months gathering data for the report through interviews with business owners and employees involved in the Beatles industry, as well as representatives of the group's Apple Corps company.

    The report's lead author, Professor Simeon Yates, said in a statement that it "clearly indicates the importance of The Beatles as a cultural and economic resource to the city of Liverpool." He added, "In all the interviews we conducted, there was a strong belief that the city would go on attracting visitors through its Beatles connection long into the future," while noting that Liverpool "needs to maintain standards in its efforts to promote this legacy."

    Among the report's findings is that the Beatles-related economy is seeing annual growth of between five and 15 percent, and that most visitors to Liverpool showing interest in the band come from U.S. and Europe, although an increase of Chinese and Brazilian tourists has been noted. The report also observes that a citywide strategy focusing on Beatles-themed tourism is lacking, as is cooperation between the most popular Fab Four-related attractions in the city.

    You can read the full 40-plus-page report at CultureLiverpool.co.uk.

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  • Grateful Dead Spinoff Group Dead & Company Announces US Summer Tour

    Credit: Danny ClinchAfter recently confirming an appearance at the 2016 Bonnaroo festival in early June, the Grateful Dead spinoff group Dead & Company has announced a series of U.S. summer tour dates running from a June 10 show in Charlotte, North Carolina, through a July 15-16 engagement at Fenway Park in Boston. The band, which includes Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, as well as pop-blues singer/guitarist John Mayer, also will play two-night stands in New York City; Boulder, Colorado; and East Troy, Wisconsin.

    Other cities Dead & Company will visit during the trek include Cincinnati, Detroit and Pittsburgh. Rounding out the group's lineup is ex-Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, the latter of whom also played with The Grateful Dead at its 2015 "Fare Thee Well" concerts.

    Tickets for most of the newly announced shows will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 12, at 10 a.m. local time via LiveNation.com, while pre-sale tickets will be available starting Tuesday, February 9, at 10 a.m. For ticketing information about all of Dead & Company's concerts, visit DeadandCompany.com.

    As previously reported, the band will play two sets at the 2016 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which takes place June 9 through June 12 in Manchester, Tennessee. The exact dates Dead & Company will perform at the fest haven't been revealed yet.

    In other news, Dead & Company will give its first late night television performance on the February 18 episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which airs on NBC at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT.

    Here is Dead & Company's full list of confirmed 2016 U.S. tour dates:

    6/9-12 -- Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (two sets)*
    6/10 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
    6/16 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
    6/17 -- Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Center
    6/20 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
    6/21 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
    6/23 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
    6/25 -- New York City, NY, Citi Field
    6/26 -- New York City, NY, Citi Field
    6/28 -- Hartford, CT, Xfinity Theatre
    7/2 -- Boulder, CO, Folsom Field
    7/3 -- Boulder, CO, Folsom Field
    7/7 -- Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
    7/9 -- East Troy, WI, Alpine Valley Music Theatre
    7/10 -- East Troy, WI, Alpine Valley Music Theatre
    7/13 -- Pittsburgh, PA, First Niagara Pavilion
    7/15 -- Boston, MA, Fenway Park
    7/16 -- Boston, MA, Fenway Park

    * = exact dates the band is playing haven't been announced.

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  • BIG CHANGES COMING TO OSCAR SPEECHES

    Oscar producers are making big changes to this year's show perhaps in an attempt to distract from the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.

    According to Mashable, credits will scroll during winners' acceptance speeches listing out names of people they wish to thank. The change was made to encourage the recipients to focus on saying something more meaningful than just rattling off names. All of the nominees have been asked to submit a list of names for their list if they win but they are still allowed to give verbal praise if they wish to.

    • The awards will be given out on February 28th in a ceremony hosted by Chris Rock.

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  • BRIE LARSON OPENS UP ABOUT ESTRANGEMENT FROM HER FATHER

    Brie Larson appears in the March issue of Elle where she gets candid about her estranged relationship from her father.

    She tells the magazine, "When legally I didn't have to have visitation with him anymore, I jumped on it. As a kid I tried to understand him and understand the situation. But he didn't do himself any favors. I don't think he ever really wanted to be a parent. It wasn't until truly recently that I realized that's why so much of my work was so volatile. All of the stuff I wasn't dealing with in my actual life -- all of this anger, my fears and my vulnerabilities -- I didn't feel comfortable expressing because I felt like it was part of the human code that when we're out in the public space, everyone's perfect and good, and we're all nice women, and we dress well and we brush our hair and agree with these customs."

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  • EMMA WATSON HAS A NEW AMERICAN BOYFRIEND

    Emma Watson is rumored to have found a new guy and he is American. Sources tell UK's The Sun that the 25-year-old actress has been dating 35-year-old tech entrepreneur William "Mack" Knight.

    One insider revealed, "Mack is just a normal, down-to-earth guy who has nothing to do with Hollywood, and Emma loves that. She was left really hurt by her break-up with Matthew Janney and it's taken her more than a year to feel ready to start again with somebody. They're really happy with each other and see each other whenever Emma does not have work commitments."

    • Emma and Mack recently spent a weekend in California's Big Sur.
    • They also attended a performance of Broadway's Hamilton back in October.
    • Mack has been working as a senior manager at a tech company called Medallia for the last four years.
    • Emma's last known relationship ended in December 2014.

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  • PAULY D AND AUBREY O'DAY ARE OFFICIALLY A COUPLE

    It's a match made in reality TV heaven. Former Jersey Shore star Pauly D is dating Danity Kane and Making the Band alum Aubrey O'Day.

    They met while filming a new E! reality show called Famously Single and Aubrey confirmed the relationship to E! News saying, "I didn't know that I would be as successful as I was with finding someone. So yeah, we met on the show. The show is about all of us coming together, dating, learning through a dating coach how to go out there and approach people that are better suited for us and kind of get over the issues that we were having. And it ended up just like becoming like this chemistry happened within the house with a few of the cast-mates and Pauly and I were one of them. Which everybody always laughs I feel like people think we're completely different but ended up being pretty alike in a lot of ways." Aubrey added, "We connect in a really interesting way. I mean, it's definitely something you're gonna want to tune in and watch we have a very funny relationship. Pauly's wit. He's incredibly funny and smart and very talented. Pauly makes me stay in the moment and get out of my head. I'm so analytical and I have to assess risk everywhere I go and Pauly's taught me how to lighten up and enjoy life."

    • Aubrey also defines the relationship as "enjoying the moment" rather than calling each other boyfriend and girlfriend.

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  • CELEBRITY GOSSIP

    MICHAEL DOUGLAS REVEALS SECRET TO MARRIAGE: Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones attended an AARP event earlier this week where he addressed how they have made their marriage work despite a brief split in 2013. Michael told People magazine, "I think it's just moment to moment. Catherine reminds me, I like to say sometimes, we all make more efforts to strangers than we do to the people closest to us." He also discussed how he maintains his health since dealing with throat cancer back in 2010 saying, "I think love, without getting too corny, nourishing each other, working at relationships, good sustenance, good food, good kids, all kind of a combination. I'm cancer-free and five years out. And that normally means that everything's over. Health becomes a priority. Working out well, you're watching your diet. Watching how much you drink, that kind of stuff."

    SHAILENE WOODLEY IS HAPPILY SINGLE: Shailene Woodley is too busy working to worry about her dating life. She is the cover girl of the March issue of InStyle where she explains, "I fall in love constantly! But finding someone to share my life with -- it's more difficult to fill those shoes. I'm very curious to see where my life ends up when it comes to partnership. I always think of my life as a pie. My pie is f**king fine. I've got the best pie! It's so delicious. If you want to add some ice cream and s**t on top, you are welcome to join the party, but you don't get to take a slice of my pie." Shailene was previously linked to her Divergent co-star Theo James as well as musician Nahko Bear.

    ASHLEY BENSON REFUSES TO WORRY ABOUT HER WEIGHT: Ashley Benson won't obsess over her weight no matter how many times Hollywood producers suggest that she drop some pounds. She explains in the new issue of Health magazine, "It's come up a few times in the last few years, like, 'You're too fat for this.' I get told all the time to lose weight. I'm just sitting here like, 'Wait, what? Do you want a skeleton?'" The 26-year-old Pretty Little Liars star adds, "I feel good. I don't want to lose 20 lbs., because I don't need to. I'm a size 2, but I think that size 4 is healthy. I think that all of these sizes are healthy."

    LUANN DE LESSEPS WANTS A NEW YEAR'S WEDDING: LuAnn de Lesseps is newly engaged but already has a plan for her wedding. She revealed to Page Six that she is planning the big event for December 31st but is deciding between New York and Palm Beach. The Bravo star also said of the proposal, "It was a total surprise, we were at home and he suddenly brought out this most beautiful ring and proposed. It was so romantic and unexpected, I was in tears. I am so happy."

    ANDREW GARFIELD MAY HAVE A NEW GIRLFRIEND: Andrew Garfield appears to have moved on from Emma Stone. He has been photographed spending time with an unidentified brunette in the U.K. They were recently spotted hanging out at a pub in London's Primrose Hill but they did not express any PDA. This is the first time Andrew has been seen with a new gal pal since ending his four-year relationship with Emma back in October.

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  • TERESA GIUDICE SAYS INMATES AT EXPIRED FOOD IN PRISON

    Teresa Giudice had no problems sticking to her diet in prison because the food was apparently inedible.

    She explains in the new issue of People, "Everything was expired. In the summer it got around that someone saw maggots in the rice, and that blew around the camp quick. I was grossed-out and never wanted to eat rice again but at the same time I was starting to cut out the carbs so it kind of worked anyway." The Bravo star continues, "We did have salad, but, oh my God, it was beans and rice all the time. I mean, you know, listen: The inmates were the cooks and they did the best they could, but you know, it wasn't the best quality of food. It wasn't. I had like a lot of stomach problems there. I couldn't go to the bathroom...I was, like, dying. I was like, 'My stomach is killing me.' I started not eating so much of the meat because I would get sick. The meat I didn't eat because I knew it was definitely expired."

    • Teresa also reveals that her first post-prison meal was lobster fra diavolo from a restaurant owned by Teresa Aprea's husband.

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  • INDUSTRY NEWS

    KEIRA KNIGHTLEY JOINS 'COLLATERAL BEAUTY': Keira Knightley has signed on to co-star with Will Smith, Helen Mirren, and Edward Norton in the drama Collateral Beauty. The movie is about an ad exec who deals with a personal tragedy and his co-workers who devise a plan to help him through it. It will hit theaters on December 16th, 2016.

    KRISTEN STEWART IN TALKS FOR 'JT LEROY': Kristen Stewart is working on a deal to join the cast of the transgender biopic JT Leroy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "The true story goes behind the scenes of the hoax of JT LeRoy, a woman who pretended to be a man who identifies as transgender, tricking the rich and famous in Hollywood, the fashion world and elite literary circles." James Franco and Helena Bonham Carter are also attached to the project.

    NEW SITCOM ON THE WAY STARRING MATT LEBLANC: Matt LeBlanc has landed the leading role in a new sitcom for CBS. The show is called I'm Not Your Friend and follows a man who takes on the responsibility of raising his children when his wife decides to go back to work. The pilot was written by That '70s Show alums Jeff and Jackie Filgo. Deadline is reporting that there is already a 13-episode commitment now that Matt is attached to the project.

    'STAR TREK' TV PROJECT BEING DEVELOPED BY BRYAN FULLER: Bryan Fuller has been hired as the showrunner for the new Star Trek TV series. He has previously worked on Hannibal and Pushing Daisies. The new series will launch on CBS' streaming network next year.

    AMAZON RENEWS 'MOZART IN THE JUNGLE': Amazon has ordered a third season of Mozart in the Jungle. Production for the new episodes is expected to start later this year. The critically acclaimed show recently got a major boost after winning the Golden Globe for best musical or comedy series as well as the best actor award for Gael García Bernal.

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This day in music history: Tuesday, February 9th

 

1985, Madonna started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Like A Virgin', a No.3 hit in the UK.


This day in music history: Wednesday, February 10th

 

1990, Paula Abdul started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Opposites Attract', her fourth US No.1, a No.2 hit in the UK.


This day in music history: Thursday, February 11th

 

1977, David Bowie released 'Sound and Vision' as a single, which was taken from his latest album Low. 'Sound and Vision' was used by the BBC in the UK on trailers at the time, providing considerable exposure, much needed as Bowie opted to do nothing to promote the single himself, and helped the song to No.3 on the UK charts.


This day in music history: Friday, February 12th

 

1994, Celine Dion started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Power Of Love', the singers first US No.1, a No.4 hit in the UK.


This day in music history: Monday, February 15th

 

1986, Whitney Houston started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'How Will I Know', which was also a No.5 in the UK.

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