What the world needs most, better men. And five good men answered the call to benefit Hearts of Hope and victims of sexual abuse at the second annual Studs in Stilettos. Hosted by The Grouse Room and presented by Dr. James and Susan Arterburn among others, it was a full house — parking lot, too — and ready to rumble not stumble was Bill DiPaola. “I couldn’t help myself,” said DiPaola, president of Dat Dog Enterprises. “I’ll always start with service. That’s how we’ve always been, and this is a natural fit.” Looking good also was the band Souled Out, Noah Brandon with his Vera shoe tote, an animated Blake Adams, Jonathan Jarrett and Kencil Joseph. “I told him to keep one foot planted, and if he forgets the steps, just go for it,” said Val Senegal, who said the couple’s high school daughter choreographed her dad. “It’s all for a good cause.” The event raises money like a racetrack, and while we bet Kencil to win after we talked to his trainer, Noah Brandon came in first. All these men were winners in our book.

DWTS Golden Ticket Party

Tim & Tia’s in River Ranch hosted Dancing with the Stars Sacred Heart-Style for some merriment and social mingling. Participating dancers, choreographers and VIP guests enjoyed a little much-deserved R & R before their big moment Oct. 5, including Ross and Clare Roubion, Kathy and Ken Bobbs, Katy Svendson, Board of Trustees Chairman Matt McConnell and Dr. Sam Moss.


Patricia Gannon covers society for The Acadiana Advocate. She can be reached at pgannon@theadvocate.com.