Hollywood came to Lafayette for the cast party of Bullet Films’ latest Lafayette-based project, Weather Wars. On a beautiful moonlit night, gorgeous young actors Erin Cahill, Jason London, Wes Brown and Todor Chapkanov outshone the stars on the poolside patio of George and Roxanne Graham’s River Ranch home. Stunning blonde Angela Meredith showed off her sparkling new engagement ring from actor-beau Griff Furst. Veteran actor Stacy Keach charmed the crowd with his laid-back manner and festive island attire. Caterer to the stars Heather Babineaux prepared a delicious spread, including crabmeat stuffed mushrooms with demi glaze and white wine, bacon-wrapped shrimp in Tiger Sauce and cane syrup reduction, freshwater mozzarella with prosciutto bruschetta and tuna ceviche with mango. City-Parish President Joey Durel presented Honorary Cajun proclamations to the cast, as well as über-producer Ken Badish and his wife, Jennifer. But the real scene-stealers were Chapkanov’s adorable 3-year-old daughter, Lea, and Brown’s precious year-old, Amanda. Showing the filmmakers some Cajun hospitality were Pat and Cheryl Ottinger, Dr. Kip Schumacher, Mary Ann Diel, Jackie Lyle, Councilman Sam Doré and Sandy and Mitch Landry.
|Stacy Keach, and Sandy and Mitch Landry||Jason London, Erin Cahill, Todor Chapkanov
and Griff Furst
|Todor, Lea and Iva Chapkanov||Angela Meredith and Griff Furst,
and Mary Ann Diel and Dr. Kip Schumacher
|Joey Durel and Jason London||Ken Badish, George Graham and Daniel Lewis|
|Jennifer and Ken Badish||Roxy Graham and Jennifer Badish|
|Stacy Keach, Roxy and George Graham,
Jason London and Erin Cahill
|Merribeth, Amanda and Wes Brown|
|Daniel and Brandy Lewis||Tiffany and Cullen London, and Heather Babineaux|
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The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, March 07, 2014:
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
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The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
State lawmakers will not appeal a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state's operating budget.
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Conservatives have been losing their minds over this satirical bit on the Colbert Report.
Due to the chaos of Mardi Gras and the weather, the entry deadline for this year's INDesign Awards has been extended by one week.
The Lafayette Parish School Board leaves a lot to be desired, but is scrapping the election process in favor of an appointed board the answer?
Queen Evangline and King Gabriel ruled Tuesday night
The House approved legislation Tuesday night to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases.
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The NFL has formally designated New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag value, which is now set at $7.05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal.