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  • Robertson musical will quack Vegas up

    November 13, 2014 11:40 PM

    WEST MONROE- The Robertson family is venturing into musical theater. The Louisiana stars of cable TV's "Duck Dynasty" are working with a veteran producer from Broadway on "The Duck Commander Family Musical." The show will take to the stage at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas as... more »
  • Oscar de la Renta is dead at 82

    October 20, 2014 11:12 PM

    NEW YORK - Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, the Associated Press reported late Monday. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars, was 82. De la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, ABC News reported. The Dominican-born De la Renta was among a... more »
  • Internet: 19-year-old star of 'Duck Dynasty' engaged

    October 12, 2014 11:38 PM

    WEST MONROE- It appears John Luke Robertson, of 'Duck Dynasty,' is engaged. The Internet was a whirlwind of pictures and comments Sunday when the 19-year-old's fiance posted about the engagement on Instagram. Mary Kate McEacharn is standing next to Robertson, who is holding a sign with an arrow that... more »
  • TV dad's own scandal gets him cut from 'Scandal'

    October 9, 2014 11:09 PM

    NEW YORK- A real-life scandal has cost actor Stephen Collins his role on the ABC TV show "Scandal." Collins, who was the dad in the former show "7th Heaven," was set to appear on an upcoming episode as a TV news anchorman. But, scenes with him were eliminated and... more »
  • Virgin Galactic partners with Ted Turner lodge

    October 6, 2014 12:35 PM

    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NM - Virgin Galactic is expanding lodging and entertainment options in New Mexico for its roster of passengers who hope to one day take flight into space. The company said Monday it's partnering with a lodge in Truth or Consequences that is owned by media mogul Ted... more »
  • In wake of boss's arrest, "Sons of Guns" canceled

    August 27, 2014 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The popular TV show "Sons of Guns" has effectively been canceled in the wake of the gun boss that was the star of the program being arrested twice on child sex charges. "Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided... more »
  • Stage set for Miss USA

    June 4, 2014 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The River Center was transformed into a technical wonderland and it came alive Wednesday night for the prelims of Miss USA. The 51 contestants introduced themselves and modeled gowns and swimwear. The events of the night will help decide the top 15 contestants who will perform live... more »
  • Trump: I'm taking Miss USA to Baton Rouge

    March 12, 2014 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Donald Trump confirmed on network television Thursday morning, the Miss USA pageant will be hosted by the Capital City in June. Hours earlier, the Internet swarmed with details about the event after a blogger posted it on his Twitter page. L'Auberge, in the southeast area of... more »
  • Reports: Miss USA coming to Baton Rouge

    March 12, 2014 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A day before East Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden is scheduled to announce a major media event, social media and Miss USA insiders claim the pageant is making its new home in south Louisiana. Holden's office said Wednesday he will announce that "Baton Rouge will host a... more »
  • Changes at movie studio could mean more productions

    February 19, 2014 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Exciting changes were announced at the city's state-of-the-art movie production center Wednesday. Celtic Studios, the massive sound stage facility near I-12 and Airline Highway, announced it will become a completely local operation, with management and operations being conducted from the facility by a new leadership team. Previously... more »
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment

    February 2, 2014 1:52 PM

    NEW YORK - Police say Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his New York City apartment. He was 46. Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan home. His cause of death wasn't officially determined. Hoffman, who was no matinee idol figure with his tubby,... more »
  • Dems, GOP leaders quacked up over Dynasty drama

    December 19, 2013 4:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Democrats slammed GOP governor Bobby Jindal for his references to Miley Cyrus and encouraging tolerance of differing viewpoints Thursday in response to a Duck Dynasty cast member being removed from the show. Earlier in the day, the governor said "this is a free country and everyone is... more »
  • Greater Baton Rouge State Fair

    October 27, 2013 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair is a great way for the entire family to have fun. The fair has 40 rides, a petting zoo, musical entertainment, and new food additions to the food court. Gate admission is $5 and the wristbands are $10. The... more »
  • Another celebrity seems to like filming in BR

    August 15, 2013 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Chad Michael Murray is enjoying his time in Louisiana, where he is filming the movie "Left Behind." And, he's not shy about what he is doing on and off the set. Keeping his Instagram busy, posting pictures constantly from inside the sound stages at Celtic Media Centre... more »
  • 'Glee' fans turn to social media to mourn show's star

    July 14, 2013 1:38 AM

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Police said Cory Monteith, the star of the hit show "Glee," was found dead in a hotel room Saturday. Minutes after the news was posted to the internet, fans took to the television program's Facebook page to leave an ever expanding list of sympathy. "I... more »
  • LSU theater to host Edwards, Larry King in one-night event

    July 1, 2013 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The TV journalist who made wearing suspenders cool, Larry King, will interview the man who secured Louisiana as a political hot spot, Edwin Edwards, at LSU in September. King's interview will be similar to his one-hour TV format and will also feature Edwards biographer Leo Honeycutt. ... more »
  • Production of Jurassic Park 4 halted, BR won't see dinos

    May 15, 2013 8:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Immediate hope of walking among dinosaurs is lost it appears. Universal Studios pulled the plug on Jurassic Park 4, at least for the foreseeable future. Last week, studio executives said they wanted more time for development and ordered a full-scale shutdown. Universal leased space at... more »
  • Red carpet welcomes actors supporting state film tax credits

    May 14, 2013 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The stars were out in support of the state's lucrative film tax credits Tuesday night. Celtic Studios was transformed into a gala to support the credits, which have become the center of talk among some lawmakers at the State Capitol. There are discussions to possibly limit the... more »
  • Violence hidden behind "Christian values" in La. swamp plot of new TV show

    May 6, 2013 7:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- TV shows about Louisiana's culture aren't enough for television producers who are rolling out new features, this time about the mos "salacious stories from south of the Mason-Dixon Line." Southern Fried Homicide and Swamp Murders join the summer line-up on Investigation Discovery, a cable network connected with... more »
  • Rapper known as "Mac Daddy" dead at 34

    May 1, 2013 10:01 PM

    ATLANTA- Chris Kelly, known as "Mac Daddy," and a member of the 90s rap duo Kriss Cross, died Wednesday night. An investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office said the 34-year-old was pronounced dead at a hospital in Atlanta. Authorities said they are unsure of Kelly's cause of... more »
  • City leaders approve historic alcohol law, allowing 24/7 sales

    March 13, 2013 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the first time, ever, alcohol will be sold around the clock at some establishments. Wednesday evening, Metro Council approved a special permit allowing sales at casinos. It passed 7 to 4. more »
  • Chatter: Studio could be home of Jurassic Park 4

    March 12, 2013 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city's busy movie industry is set to welcome another huge production, according to industry insiders. Universal Studios has set a "place holder" on space at Celtic Media Centre , the large production facility near I-10 and Airline Highway, where Twilight called home while it filmed in... more »
  • OneRepublic & Matchbox Twenty perform at SB

    January 28, 2013 10:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Multi-platinum rock bands OneRepublic and Matchbox Twenty will be performing as part of the Super Bowl XLVII pregame show in New Orleans Sunday. The two groups will perform at the NFL Tailgate Party. Beyonce will perform in the halftime show and Alicia Keys will sing the national... more »
  • 'Rocket Man' to play BR, Elton John jams in March

    January 9, 2013 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Elton John will be making a stop at the River Center in March. Ticketmaster.com will begin selling tickets to the concert in late January. The concert is set for March 29 at 8:00 p.m. After fees, tickets start at $47. The website lists its most expensive... more »
  • Merchants check coupon company's fine print Play Video

    December 17, 2012 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Coupon website, BigTip.com, continues to create problems for area businesses by offering coupons those businesses say they never agreed to. BigTip says by entering into agreement with Entertainment Publications, one if its partners, businesses are contractually bound to let them offer deals through their website. ... more »
  • Halle Berry's ex arrested after Thanksgiving fight at her house

    November 22, 2012 9:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry has been arrested for investigation of battery after authorities say he and the Oscar-winning actress' current boyfriend got into a fight on Thanksgiving. Los Angeles Police Officer Julie Boyer says Aubry came over to Berry's house Thursday and there were reports... more »
  • Idol idols South Louisiana; group eats and raves about Baton Rouge

    October 6, 2012 2:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Mariah Carey appears to be in love with South Louisiana. She and her co-workers with "American Idol" are in town. They're sampling the culture here, and not just by holding auditions for the television program. "So, had a late night delivery... That ended up being Mariah... more »
  • L'Auberge grand opening this Saturday

    August 31, 2012 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pinnacle Entertainment announced their L'Auberge Casino and Hotel in Baton Rouge would hold its grand opening this weekend. The casino will open with a ceremonial throw of the dice Saturday at 1:45 p.m., according to spokesperson Molly Malloy. The new casino and hotel in the... more »
  • 'NintendoLand,' 'Mario Bros.' coming to Wii U

    June 5, 2012 12:47 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Nintendo is relying on Mario, zombies and a virtual theme park to build buzz for the Wii U. The Japanese gaming giant unleashed 23 games for its upcoming console that features a touchscreen controller. Among the titles announced Tuesday at Electronic Entertainment Expo were the cooperative platform... more »
  • How To Install an Entertainment Center

    August 18, 2011 5:18 PM

    How 2 expert David Stringfellow shows off some handy tools and gadgets to use for setting up a home entertainment center. Wire management and overall organization are the two main focal points in this demonstration. more »
  • Director Blake Edwards dies in Southern California

    December 16, 2010 12:18 PM

    LOS ANGELES -A spokesman for Blake Edwards says the filmmaker has died in Southern California at age 88. Publicist Gene Schwam says Edwards died from complications of pneumonia at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. His wife, Julie Andrews, and other family members... more »
  • Pinnacle receives approval to change plan for BR casino

    October 21, 2010 6:04 PM

    Pinnacle Entertainment received approval from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board to change the design plan for its Baton Rouge casino. As News 2’s Michael Shingleton found out, crews have been working non-stop at the Pinnacle site on River Road for the past two months, making sure they meet their deadline.... more »
  • Pinnacle expands plans for Baton Rouge casino

    September 27, 2010 5:34 PM

    The final plans for a casino in Baton Rouge just got a lot bigger. Pinnacle Entertainment released new plans today for their casino and hotel that are nearly twice as large as the initial proposal. The company increased its budget from $250 million to $357 million, doubled the number of... more »
  • Lafayette council strikes down go-cup ban

    September 22, 2010 7:43 AM

    After nearly two hours of discussion, the Lafayette City-Parish Council has defeated a proposal to ban go-cups and other open alcoholic containers from downtown Lafayette and two other entertainment areas. Another ordinance, which would have banned cruising vehicles from those same areas, was pulled by city-parish officials from the council's... more »
  • Oscar nominations

    February 2, 2010 8:01 AM

    Best Picture: "Avatar," "The Blind Side," "District 9," "An Education," "The Hurt Locker," "Inglourious Basterds," "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," "A Serious Man," "Up," "Up in the Air" Actor: Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"; George Clooney, "Up in the Air"; Colin Firth, "A Single Man"; Morgan Freeman, "Invictus";... more »
  • Pinnacle plans moving forward

    October 20, 2009 5:51 PM

    Pinnacle Entertainment leaders say plans for a third Baton Rouge casino are moving forward.  They told the Louisiana Gaming Commission construction could start by May 20. The project is scheduled to be complete by late 2011.  Pinnacle management says financial market conditions have improved. Engineering plans for the... more »

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