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
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.