Annona Balfa
    ON AIR NOW
  • Annona Balfa
  • Classic Hits with Annona
  • 3:31pm - 4:10pm

Entertainment News
Subscribe To This Feed

Congratulations are in order! Miranda Kerr, 34, married Evan Spiegel, 26, in a private, lavish ceremony in southern California on Saturday.

Around 40 guests arrived at the Snapchat founder and actress’ $12 million L.A. home Saturday evening, according to People. The event was highly choreographed. Everyone was chauffeured to their home in cars, with women donning floor-length gowns and men wearing suits, People reports.

  • The guest list is a mystery because guests arrived in black limos and vans with tinted windows. According to TMZ, the security was so tight, secret checkpoints were put in place for guest pick-ups.
  • The wedding took place in the backyard of their home, TMZ reports.
  • "For a small wedding, it has been a huge production," a source tells People. "The wedding and reception are intimate, but lavish and classy. Miranda has been very involved. She has great taste and knew exactly what she wanted. She is very sweet. She is ecstatic to marry Evan."
  • The love birds met at a Louis Vuitton dinner in 2014. They announced their engagement in late July of 2016 on Spiegel’s app.
  • Kerr was previously married to Orlando Bloom in 2010. They share a son, Flynn, together. The couple divorced in 2013 but remain on good terms. No word on whether Bloom attended the wedding.



Subscribe To This Feed

ANGELINA JOLIE CELEBRATES SHILOH’S 11th BIRTHDAY IN DISNEYLAND: Angelina Jolie brought her kids to Disneyland on Friday, May 27th to celebrate daughter Shiloh’s 11th birthday. The crew included Shiloh of course, and her siblings Zahara, 12, Knox, 8, Vivienne, 8 and a contingent of pals from Cambodia. According to People, some of the Cambodian friends are actors from Jolie’s new film First They Killed My Father, set to air on Netflix this fall. Pictures of the family snacking on cotton candy, eating churros and hitting classic rides like Space Mountain and the Mad Tea Party surfaced on social media, and it looks like a fun time was had by all.

BELLA THORNE AND SCOTT DISICK ARE NO LONGER A THING: Blink and you missed it. Two weeks ago, 34-year-old reality star Scott Disick was seen romancing 19-year-old Bella Thorne at hot spot Catch L.A. Last week, they were spotted in Cannes engaging in poolside PDAs. But their budding romance came to a halt when he was spotted out with Chloe Bartoli. By Thursday, she was throwing shade on Twitter, writing, "Yo this #cannes fancy life isn't for me." On Friday, she underlined their split, Tweeting: "Hahahah I'm not talking to Scott or anyone else. #dontf-kwithit." According to a report in TMZ, Thorne was actually shocked – and repulsed – not only by Disick’s heavy drinking, but also by his carousing with other women.

LEONARDO DICAPRIO BOUNCES BACK FROM BREAKUP: Livin la vida Leo! Leonardo DiCaprio seems to be recovering just fine after splitting with girlfriend Nina Agdal earlier this month. DiCaprio was spotted in fighting form at Cannes, surrounded by a troupe of gorgeous ladies, including Bella Hadid and Rita Ora. DiCaprio has previously dated Gisele Bundchen, Bar Refaeli, Erin Heatherton, Toni Garrn and Kelly Rohrbach. The Daily Mail published a round-up of shots featuring Leo and the ladies at Cannes.

TINA FEY IS READY TO BE DONE WITH ACTING: If Tina Fey gets her way, she’ll be spending a lot less time in front of the camera. The writer, producer and comedian told The New York Daily News that these days her goal is "to be in hair and makeup as little as possible." The working mom has plenty of non-acting Hollywood projects in the hopper, including two shows she co-created: the third season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the second season of workplace comedy Great News, soon to launch on Netflix.

JOY ANNA DUGGAR MARRIES AUSTIN FORSYTH: Joy Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth are married. "What an absolutely wonderful day our family will always treasure," the Duggar family’s website said Friday. The 19-year-old reality TV personality and her fiancé of nearly three months tied the knot in front of a church full of family and close friends, surprising fans when they announced that they exchanged vows months ahead of their scheduled October 28th wedding date. The wedding will be featured on the June 12th episode of the TLC docu-series Counting On, a spinoff of 19 Kids and Counting. Meanwhile, another Duggar is about to say "I do." After courting for a few months, Joseph Duggar popped to question to Kendra Caldwell while attending his sister Joy-Anna’s wedding. The pair, who met through their church, said they are "super excited." Joseph, 22, and Caldwell, 18, announced in March that they were courting.



Subscribe To This Feed

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are going their separate ways after 17 years of marriage.

The pair released a joint statement to People on Friday about their split.

  • "With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate. Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends. We kindly ask that the media respect our privacy at this time," Stiller, 51, and Taylor, 45, said.
  • Stiller proposed to Taylor while preparing for his role in Meet the Parents in 1999. Stiller had previously been engaged to Jeanne Tripplehorn and Taylor to director Jason Bloom. They married in 2000 in Kauai, Hawaii. They are parents to Ella, 15, and Quinlin, 11.
  • Stiller and Taylor costarred in the films Zoolander, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Tropic Thunder, Arrested Development and Zoolander 2.
  • News of their split came as a surprise to many.



Subscribe To This Feed

As the disgraced comedian Bill Cosby becomes increasingly isolated from his Hollywood friends in the wake of his sexual assault trial, the 79-year-old is becoming more and more paranoid and fearful, according to a report in Page Six.

The trail begins June 5th. In the lead-up of pre-trial hearings and jury selection in Pittsburgh, Cosby reportedly refused to stay in area hotels because of his fears.

  • "He and his wife are afraid that if he stayed at a hotel, someone will find a way to poison him, put something in his food," a source who works closely with Cosby and his family told Page Six.
  • Instead of staying close by, he opted to wake up at 2:30 am and fly his private jet to court from his suburban Philadelphia home. A source tells Page Six that his blindness contributes to his fear that he will be "poisoned" or that someone will "sneak into his room."
  • Cosby has been accused of assaulting 60 women, some of whom allege that he slipped drugs into their drinks to make them more compliant. His fear that he would himself be drugged led him to bring bottled water all the way from home to the courthouse.
  • He is also nervous about spyware. "He’s thinking and his team is thinking, if he’s put in a hotel room, someone will find out which room he’s staying in and they’ll put a bug or a device in the room," the source said.
  • Cosby is also resentful of his Hollywood pals who refuse to lend support. "Guys like Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence and Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, guys that he paved the way for … they won’t offer any support," the family source spills.
  • The trial will address accusations that he drugged and assaulted Andrea Constand in 2004. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.



Subscribe To This Feed

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is taking no prisoners this Memorial Day Weekend, with an estimated $275 million worldwide opening. This splashy launch kicks it into one of the top 25 global openings of all time.

Stateside, Pirates 5 will bring in an estimated $62.2 million over three days, $76.6 million over four.

  • Still, observers claim there are signs of serious franchise fatigue in the market. Last weekend, Alien: Covenant disappointed with a $36.1 million opening, below its estimated launch of $40 million.
  • Paramount’s Baywatch brought in only $22 million over four days. And even Pirates 5 is down 31% from its previous sequel On Stranger Tides and down 34% from At World’s End a decade ago, Deadline reports.
  • With the boost of Pirates 5, Disney crossed the $1 billion mark this weekend in domestic box office receipts, the first studio to reach that high mark this year.



Subscribe To This Feed

Homer Simpson was "inducted" into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, Saturday during a ceremony that celebrated the 25th anniversary of the classic The Simpsons episode "Homer at the Bat."

The episode, which aired in February 1992, featured guest appearances by MLB all-stars Ken Griffey Jr., Wade Boggs, Steve Sax, Jose Canseco, Ozzie Smith, Roger Clemens, Don Mattingly and Darryl Strawberry, who Homer notably replaces in the episode’s final scene. Now Hall of Famers in their own right, Boggs and Smith were on hand to welcome Simpson in the Hall.

Simpson received his own Hall of Fame plaque, which will feature within the museum’s new Simpsons-themed exhibit. "Inept safety inspector turned city-wide softball hero, right fielder led Springfield Nuclear Plant to City Championship Game, then sacrificed his body to win it all," the plaque said in part.

In a prepared statement, Simpson said, "My record for eating hot dogs will never be broken. I’ve been a fan for 40 years, which is how long some games take. And I can’t wait for the ceremony in Canton, Ohio." Canton is the home of the Football Hall of Fame.



Subscribe To This Feed

The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival came to a close Sunday night with the main competition awards ceremony at the Palais des Festivals. The Square, by Swedish writer-director Ruben Ostlund, won the top prize, the Palme d’Or. The satire, the follow-up to Ostlund’s 2014 international hit Force Majeure, stars Claes Bang and Elisabeth Moss.

Sofia Coppola became only the second woman to win the prize for Best Director for her film The Beguiled, starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell. Maren Ade accepted for Coppola, who was not present. She ended the speech by thanking director Jane Campion for being a role model.

The Grand Prix was awarded to 120 Beats per Minute by Robin Campillo, which follows Eastern Boys by mining his past as a member of AIDS activist group ACT UP in 1990s Paris.

Nicole Kidman was honored with a special prize for the festival’s 70th Anniversary. The actress appeared in competition projects Killing of a Sacred Deer and The Beguiled, along with the second season of Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake, and the film How to Talk to Girls at Parties. Will Smith accepted the award in her absence, and a special video message from Kidman was presented. Joaquin Phoenix was awarded the Best Actor Prize for Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here. The actor stars as a hitman trying to save a teen prostitute.

Diane Kruger was honored with the Best Actress Award for her work in In the Fade. Fatih Akin’s courtroom and revenge drama saw the German actress doing a German-language film for the first time. In her speech, Kruger dedicated her award to victims of terror. "Those trying to pick up the pieces and go on after having lost everything, please know you are not alone," she said.

Loveless, helmed by Russian writer-director Andrey Zvyagintsev, took the Jury Prize.

In a surprise twist, Best Screenplay was awarded to both The Killing of a Sacred Deer (written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou) and Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here.

The Palme d’Or for short film was given to A Gentle Night from Chinese director Qiu Yang. A special mention for short film was awarded to Teppo Airaksinen for Katto.

The Camera d’Or, given to any best first film that played in the festival regardless of section, went to Leonor Serraille for Jeune Femme (Montparnasse-Bienvenüe).

Nineteen movies screened in competition this year. The jury included president Pedro Almodovar and members Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui, Park Chan-wook, Maren Ade, Paolo Sorrentino and Gabriel Yared.



Subscribe To This Feed

TYLER PERRY ANNOUNCES BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN: Tyler Perry’s Madea is headed back to theaters on October 20th with Boo 2! A Madea Halloween. The original Boo! came in hot considering its low production costs, raking in $28.5 million in its opening weekend and beating Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Think the sequel will perform as well?

EMMA BOOTH CAST IN EXTINCTION: Emma Booth is rejoining her Hounds of Love director Ben Young for Universal’s Extinction. The sci-fi thriller also stars Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan. The film is slated for release January 26th.

A24 SNAGS SEAN BAKER’S FLORIDA PROJECT: Florida Project, a film about a homeless family which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, has been snagged by A24, Variety reports. The Oscar-nominee Willem Dafoe stars, along with Caleb Landry Jones, Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite. Sean Baker directed and co-wrote the script with Chris Bergoch. Several bidders, including Amazon Studios, Neon and Annapurna expressed interest but dropped out after bidding surpassed $1 million.

LIONSGATE SIGNS ON FOR EDDIE REDMAYNE VEHICLE EARLY MAN: Lionsgate has picked up U.S. rights to the prehistoric animation feature Early Man. Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams are doing the voices in Wallace and Gromit director Nick Park’s return to the big screen. The movie is set to drop on February 16th, 2018.

COHEN MEDIA GRABS DRAMEDY REDOUBTABLE: Michel Hazanavicius’ dramedy Redoubtable has been snapped up by the Cohen Media Group. The film, which centers on legendary director Jean-Luc Godard and the shooting of his iconic and controversial Le Chinoise, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Louis Garrel stars as Godard and Stacy Martin plays his second wife, Anne Wiazemsky. Cohen Media Group is planning a North American release in early 2018.

A-ROD SIGNS DEAL TO BECOME PART OF ABC’S ‘GMA’ LINEUP: Former Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez signed a deal with ABC News to become a guest contributor on its morning news show, Good Morning, America. Rodriguez, 41, has been working as a Fox in-studio baseball analyst since retiring from the Yankees partway through last season. The deal came after Rodriguez served as a fill-in panel member on ABC’s The View recently. Reports say Rodriguez could appear on other news broadcasts, including Nightline and its flagship evening news program Nightly News with Dvid Muir if the subject calls for it. Rodriguez is still under contract with the Yankees, who are paying him his former player salary to serve as a team consultant after injuries and declining performance forced him into retirement. Rodriguez has upped his celebrity profile after news he is dating singer/actress Jennifer Lopez.



KVPI is a member of the

LSU Sports Radio Network

 

     

Pet of the Week

Facebook
Visitor Poll
How do you listen to KVPI on a normal day?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.

KVPI AM and FM are

proud members of the L.A.B.

The Louisana Swamp Pop Museum is operated by the City of Ville  Platte is open to the public every Friday and

Saturday from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.

 

Come view the amazing artifacts, photos,

records, Wall of Fame and hear the music.
 

Admission charge is $3 adults,

$2 seniors and $1 for children under 12.
 

The museum is located on

Northwest Railroad Avenue.

Main Office:
337-363-2124
Ville Platte Broadcasting Company