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  • TV personality who hid from sex abuse allegations will return to La.

    May 4, 2016 4:54 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A former Louisiana TV personality will return to the state for the first time in nearly four decades shackled and accused of sexually assaulting children on a camping trip in the 70s. Frank John Selas, 76, performed as " Mr. Wonder " on his TV show... more »
  • This fall, Michael Strahan joins GMA every day on WBRZ

    April 19, 2016 11:48 AM

    NEW YORK - Michael Strahan will become a full time staple of "Good Morning America," weekdays on WBRZ this fall. Strahan will leave his seat on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," ABC executives said Tuesday morning. The morning talk show will begin a search for a new co-host in... more »
  • Memorial performance for theater shooting victim, musician at weekend festival

    April 19, 2016 11:31 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Theater shooting victim Jillian Johnson will be memorialized during a special performance at the city's annual music festival this weekend. Johnson was a member of the Figs , an all-female alternative country band. The Figs will perform with a similar band, Ginger Lee, on Sunday at the... more »
  • L'Auberge, Hollywood parent companies agree on merger

    April 18, 2016 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gaming regulators signed off on the merger of two casino companies Monday, paving the way for the parent companies of L'Auberge and Hollywood to join forces. Previously, shareholders for the L'Auberge parent company, Pinnacle, and the company that runs Hollywood, Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc., met... more »
  • In Ponchatoula this weekend, it's a strawberry celebration

    April 8, 2016 11:29 AM

    PONCHATOULA - This quiet small town becomes one of the state's largest cities this weekend, as more than a quarter-of-a-million people converge on southern Tangipahoa Parish for the annual Strawberry Festival. Billed as the state's largest free festival, festival-goers will be welcomed with strawberries of all shapes and sizes... more »
  • Cam Cameron to get 20% pay cut; other salaries will be rubber-stamped Friday

    March 16, 2016 7:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Salaries for some LSU Football coaches will be rubber-stamped at the LSU Board of Supervisors meeting Friday. The governing body of the university will discuss the contracts of Jeffrey Grimes, Ed Orgeron, Cam Cameron, Dameyune Craig and Jabbar Juluke. Both Craig and Juluke are new to... more »
  • Annual Wearin' of the Green parade to roll on time Saturday

    March 11, 2016 7:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The annual Wearin' of the Green parade will hit the streets, as scheduled Saturday morning. The parade, celebrating St. Patrick's Day, rolls at 10 a.m. on its traditional route. You can watch the parade live on WBTR TV, part of the Manship television stations group. WBTR... more »
  • Look at CC Lockwood's 'Loch Ness Monster' of the Mississippi

    March 8, 2016 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Popular wildlife photographer CC Lockwood wonders if he is a victim of some trick photography. Recently, on a photography mission down the Mississippi River, a piece of driftwood looked very different once it was photographed. Jokingly, Lockwood shared his find on social media that is making... more »
  • Oprah hiring extras for New Orleans TV project

    February 26, 2016 6:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Oprah Winfrey is looking for local talent to be in her upcoming TV show. Winfrey says she's looking for extras to be in her upcoming show, "Queen Sugar", that's set to air on her OWN network. Filming will take place on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.... more »
  • Special Report: Terror in Tigerland Play Video

    February 15, 2016 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crime is down after a series of reports about terror in Tigerland - the city's popular bar district south of LSU. “ Tigerland is just like any other neighborhood. A very good neighborhood. The people who live there, 99 percent of them are law-abiding and want... more »
  • Locals celebrate Mardi Gras from snowy Ohio to New Roads Tuesday Play Video

    February 9, 2016 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Mardi Gras spirit is alive and well Tuesday as revelers take to the streets and even snow banks from the capital region to the northeast. Around the area, two parades are planned: a morning parade in New Roads and a 2 p.m. parade following it.... more »
  • Just about perfect weather for parades Friday night, Saturday

    February 4, 2016 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It'll be a bit nippy, but near perfect for this weekend's parades. The Krewe of Southdowns rolls at 7 p.m. Friday through the neighborhood it is named after. The theme for the Southdowns 2016 parade will be "Under The Big Top". The WBRZ weather team... more »
  • Uber drivers plan Friday night walkout

    February 3, 2016 7:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Uber drivers are planning a picket of the ride-sharing service Friday over a reduction in the percentage of fares given to them by the company. Some drivers will not run between 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. There are parades in Baton Rouge on Friday... more »
  • Stage set for LSU to have a big National Signing Day

    February 3, 2016 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- In a few hours the LSU football team will find out what players it has to work with next season. Colleges across the country will spend the entire day tracking prospective players, hoping their program ends up at the top of the players list. Many college football analysts... more »
  • Les Miles and LSU look to secure #1 recruiting class today

    February 2, 2016 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is set to claim the number one class in the country on National Signing Day Wednesday. Nearly two-dozen high school seniors are set to commit to LSU. Of the freshmen group, three are from the capital region: Donavaughn Campbell of Ponchatoula High School, Caleb Roddy... more »
  • Magazine: BR #3 for movie production

    February 2, 2016 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The city is one of the best to shoot a movie in, film industry insiders reported in a magazine catered to the movie business. Baton Rouge ranked third in the small cities list on Movie Maker Magazine. It followed Savannah, Georgia (#1) and New Orleans (#2).... more »
  • Special cell signal truck will be parked in New Roads for Mardi Gras

    January 26, 2016 11:56 PM

    NEW ROADS - Cell phone service will be boosted for one of the state's largest Mardi Gras celebrations outside of New Orleans. AT&T said Tuesday, a special truck will be parked in the city ahead of the two parades. Thousands of people attend the parades each year. New Roads... more »
  • LSU vs. Georgia tonight brings back memories of Kiana Rogers in '15

    January 26, 2016 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday night, LSU faces Georgia at the PMAC. The SEC match up marks a year since the last time the teams met in Baton Rouge and created a quick, viral sensation. Kiana Rogers' flash in the pan moment came when ESPN cameras focused on her enthusiasm... more »
  • La. TV personality arrested in decades-old sex case

    January 26, 2016 2:30 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Authorities from various parishes will discuss the arrest of a 1970s TV personality Tuesday. Frank Selas – known on TV in northwest Louisiana and parts of Arkansas and Mississippi as "Mr. Wonder" – was taken into custody in California after a decades-long search. Selas was the suspect... more »
  • 3 winning tickets in $1.6B Powerball drawing

    January 13, 2016 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lottery officials say tickets sold in California, Tennessee and Florida won Wednesday's world record $1.6 billion Powerball drawing. The top prize for Saturday's drawing will be $40 million. There was one Match 5 ticket purchased in Franklinton and it's worth $1 million. There... more »
  • 'Star Wars' named Associated Press Entertainer of the Year

    December 23, 2015 11:38 AM

    LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars" isn't just strong. It's unstoppable. The revival of the nearly 40-year-old space saga has already dominated the box office and toy shelves. Now, it's also been selected as The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year and is amassing support for Academy Awards consideration. The sci-fi... more »
  • Lafayette theater sign displays eerie showtimes after lightning strike

    December 17, 2015 3:45 PM

    LAFAYETTE - An eerie mishap is haunting people who are looking for showtimes of movies playing at the Grand 16. The theater was the scene of a mass shooting in July. Two people died and eleven were injured when John Houser opened fire during the premiere of "Train Wreck."... more »
  • Report: Life of 'Pistol' Pete to become another feature film Play Video

    December 15, 2015 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A filmmaker and NBA star are teaming up to put the life of LSU great "Pistol" Pete Maravich on the big screen. It is the second movie about the basketball legend in the last two decades. This time, filmmaker Brett Rapkin will work with NBA All-Star... more »
  • Shorts in December this weekend Play Video

    December 11, 2015 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This weekend will feel more like August since forecasters expect highs in the mid-80s. Compared to this time last year, there is an almost 20 degree temperature difference. People are having to adjust to the unusual forecast. "It has a tendency to hurt the business,"... more »
  • Brad and Angelina drop the asking price of their French Quarter mansion

    December 3, 2015 5:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - If you just barely missed the opportunity to buy one of the most expensive homes in Baton Rouge, maybe you'll have better luck on a smaller but just as expensive home a short drive south. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie recently dropped the asking price of... more »
  • Bar: Stamp meaning misinterpreted; patrons remain upset Play Video

    November 21, 2015 12:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The stamp used to keep track of who has entered a popular college bar garnered unwanted attention Friday. The stamp, for Reggie's in the Tigerland area, should read "REGGIN," a term college students said has become a phrase used to describe the act of being at... more »
  • Humbling research: Baton Rouge isn't that snobby

    November 11, 2015 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Humble pie must be served everywhere, since website RoadSnacks ranked Baton Rouge the 140th most snobby place in the United States. Researchers analyzed data from 250 cities and ranked them based on income, median home price, the number of theaters and art galler ie s, education... more »
  • Council clears rezoning for Mid City beer garden

    October 21, 2015 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The metro council approved a rezoning request, paving the way for bar developers to build a new establishment in the Mid City area. Wednesday, the council voted unanimously to rezone land at the corner of Government Street and Steele Boulevard. The land is currently empty. ... more »
  • How do you like your 'gator? COOKED, say fans tailgating Friday night Play Video

    October 17, 2015 12:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Ask people how they like their alligator around LSU, and they'll tell you any way you can fix it: fried, smoked, grilled, or soaked in a gumbo. "[I add] celery, four bell peppers, chicken broth, six pounds of onion...tomato," one person tailgating Friday night said as... more »
  • Family dispute over famed drug smuggler's life story headed to court

    October 15, 2015 2:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The eldest daughter of famed CIA informant Barry Seal is suing her stepbrothers, stepsister and her father's third wife over a deal to make a movie about Seal's life as a drug smuggler and murder by the hands of a cartel. Tom Cruise is set to... more »
  • In tweet, Old Ball Coach offered job coaching in Baton Rouge Play Video

    October 14, 2015 11:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Old Ball Coach has an offer on the table for a new job since he abruptly retired from college football Monday. At Dunham High, the football coach said he has a position on his offensive line for Steve Spurrier. When Spurrier announced his retirement, he... more »
  • Couldn't afford the Pennington Mansion? Maybe you can buy the stuff in it

    October 8, 2015 6:29 PM

    SATSUMA - Items from one of the most enviable addresses in Baton Rouge will be auctioned off Saturday. In June, the Pennington Mansion on Highland Road sold for about $6 million after its asking price was cut in half . The house had once been listed for $18,000,000 and... more »
  • Federal judge rules 'Happy Birthday' song in public domain

    September 22, 2015 9:52 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A federal judge has ruled that the music publishing company that has been collecting royalties for the song "Happy Birthday To You" does not hold a valid copyright to the popular tune that is sung worldwide. U.S. District Judge George H. King ruled Tuesday that the... more »
  • Boosie event abruptly canceled, promoter blames BR mayor

    July 16, 2015 7:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An event promoter said the mayor orchestrated the cancellation of his event that featured rapper Lil Boosie at the River Center this weekend. Terrell "T.J." Jackson said he has hosted the "Black and White Affair" for 12 years, and this was set to be its 13th.... more »
  • A social experiment: law enforcement dance, sing online

    July 13, 2015 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Your next encounter with a sheriff's deputy could have you face-to-face with a viral video star. For more than a month, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office has been uploading tongue-and-cheek posts in an effort to grow its presence online and help show the departments... more »
  • After wreck, Miss Idaho wasn't sure she'd be able to compete Play Video

    July 7, 2015 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Growing up in a small western town, Claira Hollingsworth was looking for her big break and has been excited all year that it could happen this summer. But, just a few weeks before arriving in Baton Rouge for the Miss USA pageant, Hollingsworth - competing as... more »
  • Stage set for Miss USA, prelims get underway Wednesday night Play Video

    July 7, 2015 9:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Miss USA association officially announced it was able to secure three hosts for its telecast, forced to a high-tier cable channel after comments its owner made about illegal immigrants. Tuesday, hours after TMZ.com published the names, organizers shared a news release from the cable channel... more »
  • Miss USA musical performers all drop out Play Video

    July 1, 2015 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It appears only one celebrity remains as a judge or performer at the upcoming Miss USA pageant, hosted at the River Center. The Associated Press reported Jessie James Decker, a country singer, was the only person still listed as a pageant judge on the Miss USA... more »
  • Wednesday is welcome day for Miss USA contestants in BR

    June 30, 2015 11:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wednesday morning, contestants for the Miss USA pageant will wake up in their hotel rooms in the city and prepare to make their first public appearances. Just before sunset, the group will participate in what the organization calls an "Extreme Sports Outing." The contestants will go... more »
  • Louisiana-shot 'Jurassic World' breaks box office record

    June 22, 2015 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As lawmakers and studio executives debate changes to the state's lucrative movie tax credit program , a Louisiana-shot film is soaring to the top of box offices worldwide. "Jurassic World" is set to reach $1 billion faster than any other film, ABC News reported Monday on... more »
  • The View - Weekdays @ 10 a.m.

    June 10, 2015 11:36 AM

    The View remains committed to the original concept of smart women of different ages, experiences and backgrounds with diverse points of view engaging in thought provoking discussions derived from topics that face our nation and the world. The View is the original forum for lively conversations generated from entertainment, social... more »
  • Taylor Swift rings in super music festival weekend

    May 23, 2015 12:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A vibrant Taylor Swift took the stage in the middle of Tiger Stadium Friday night to a loud applause and screams from thousands of fans who filled the stadium. Wearing a purple skirt and bright jacket, Swift performed her 1989 tour to the audience. The concert... more »
  • 'Duck Dynasty' musical flies into Vegas

    April 16, 2015 11:12 PM

    LAS VEGAS - The 'Duck Dynasty' musical premiered this week. Reviews suggest the show is a satirical look at how pop culture has allowed such an event. The city's Review-Journal wrote: "The show is as much about self-awareness and the speed at which pop culture eats itself as it... more »
  • Percy Sledge funeral set for today

    April 16, 2015 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Funeral arrangements for soul icon Percy Sledge will take place today. Sledge, who was famous for his song "When A Man Loves A Woman," died last Tuesday. The classic was recorded in 1966. He was 74. Visitation will be this morning from 8:30 to 11:00... more »
  • Louisiana-shot Jurassic World takes bite out of the Internet

    March 30, 2015 10:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana-shot Jurassic World showed its teeth in a newly-released trailer online. Chris Pratt stars in the film that shot at various locations, including the abandoned Six Flags theme park in New Orleans East. The location was fitting for the movie about a dinosaur theme park... more »
  • NAACP to meet with mayor over poster flap

    March 20, 2015 11:27 PM

    PONCHATOULA - The president of the Tangipahoa Parish NAACP is scheduled to meet with the mayor next week following the revealing of a controversial poster for the city's annual strawberry festival. Earlier this week, the poster was unveiled and features two black figures, what appears to be a small... more »
  • Baton Rouge ready for its next crowning moment

    March 19, 2015 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city is ready to host the Miss USA pageant again this year. The mayor's office has asked the Metro Council for $280,000 to cover expenses associated with hosting the event. Of the total cost, $230,000 will come from the city's general fund. The other $50,000... more »
  • Racist? Art? Ponchatoula says it's staying Play Video

    March 19, 2015 3:51 PM

    PONCHATOULA - After an hour-long discussion Thursday, Strawberry Festival organizers decided to keep a controversial poster as the main piece of the popular festival's image campaign. The poster, by Kalle' Siekkinen , features two figures painted black. People took to social media immediately after it was unveiled Wednesday night,... more »
  • Durst could be most infamous inmate recently at St. Gabriel's Hunt Play Video

    March 18, 2015 11:02 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - In a matter of days, eccentric millionaire and real estate heir Robert Durst went from a swanky Houston condo, to a ritzy New Orleans hotel on Canal Street to the Orleans Parish Prison and by Wednesday morning will have spent two nights in the mental ward of... more »
  • Baton Rouge to be home to TV series

    March 5, 2015 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Producers have settled on the Capital City as the shooting location for a Sundance Channel TV show that, at first, will shoot six episodes and a pilot. The city announced plans for "Hap & Leonard" in a news release Thursday. The show is adapted from author... more »
  • LSU students literally dancing the night away

    February 27, 2015 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of LSU students won't be sleeping until later this weekend, since they are spending the 26.2 hours standing and dancing at the John M. Parker Coliseum. The group is raising money for Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital in an annual event, Dance Marathon.... more »
  • Southdowns scares; Spanish Town will be perfect

    February 13, 2015 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Carnival is in full swing and fear rolled the streets of the city Friday night. The Krewe of Southdowns paraded on its traditional route. The theme this year was "Phobias." Floats were covered in bumble bees, spiders, needles and clowns. The family-friendly parade was lead... more »
  • NBC's Brian Williams suspended

    February 10, 2015 11:05 PM

    NEW YORK - NBC suspended the face of network television news Tuesday after a week of controversy surrounding the truthfulness of comments he made concerning his experiences covering the Iraq War was questioned. Brian Williams, the anchor and managing editor of the peacock network's "Nightly News" was given a... more »
  • 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 »

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