Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Content Tagged As entertainment

Tagged News

  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Merchants check coupon company's fine print check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
7 Days