Longtime WWL-TV journalist and news anchor Sally-Ann Roberts announced Wednesday that she will retire. Roberts, who has worked at WWL for more than 40 years, will anchor her last newscast on Feb. 28, WWL reported. Below are some images of Roberts …
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Standing among an Indy 500 winner, retired NBA All-Stars, X-Game Champions and a World Champion Competitive Eater, City of Gonzales firefighters/paramedics Eric and Daniel Guiffreda and the rest of this season's "The Amazing Race" competitors were…
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News opened the new year Tuesday by appointing Hoda Kotb as co-anchor of the "Today" show's first two hours with Savannah Guthrie, replacing Matt Lauer following his firing on sexual misconduct charges in late November.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Hong Chau, a rising star who grew up in New Orleans East, was nominated last week for Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards, honoring her part in a movie that in some ways mirrors her life story.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Baton Rouge actor Joe Chrest and the rest of Netflix's "Stranger Things" cast have been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
For more than 30 years, the music of "The Legend of Zelda" has transported players to a digital world of heroism and adventure. Now, gamers and music lovers can experience that iconic soundtrack live at "The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddes…
Monday, December 11, 2017
Season 1 contestants Audrey Brust, of Zachary, and Katelyn Rickert, of New Orleans, will appear Wednesday in the Crescent City at auditions for Season 2 of Universal Kids' "Top Chef Jr."
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Frances McDormand's face is one of the first things you see in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," and it's impossible not to be struck by its pure decency.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The documentary filmmaker Les Blank, who died in 2013, left behind a body of work celebrating American roots culture, food and music.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Friday, November 03, 2017
As biopics often do, the made-in-New Orleans “LBJ” narrows its focus to a specific, intense period in the life of its subject.
Monday, October 30, 2017
The historic events depicted in the political drama “LBJ” happened in Dallas and Washington, D.C. But most of this biopic about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, opening in theaters Friday, was filmed in New Orleans.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
The New Orleans Film Festival, which continues through Thursday at venues throughout New Orleans, announced its 2017 Jury Award Winners.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Josh Freund and Sam Radutzky fell hard for Papa Grows Funk. Newly minted Northwestern University graduates, they moved to New Orleans in the summer of 2012 and soon discovered the band’s weekly Monday night gig at the Maple Leaf Bar.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
A film festival favorite since it screened at Sundance in January, “Mudbound” tells a sweeping story about two families: one black, one white, both dwelling in the Mississippi Delta in the 1940s.
Notwithstanding its premiere on Friday the 13th, Louisiana has favorable luck going into the debut season of "Top Chef Jr.," the kids' version of the popular Bravo TV cooking competition series, "Top Chef."
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The 28th New Orleans Film Festival is upon us, presenting nine days of movies, parties and special guests at locations around the city. Screening more than 230 films, the festival runs Oct. 11-19 throughout the city.
Monday, October 09, 2017
Colleen Keeley visited New Orleans last year, researching a feature film set in the historic, family-owned Hotel Monteleone. The New York-based director changed course after she met Aldon Barras, the hotel’s gregarious, then 79-year-old bellman.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Filmmaker and New Orleans native Tyler Perry presented a screening of his new movie, "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween," on Tuesday at AMC Palace Elmwood 20 in New Orleans.
It's a time of transition for the New Orleans Film Society and its annual film festival. The society has a new executive director, artistic director, board president, mission statement and office.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
New Orleans natives Patricia Clarkson and Jason Mitchell and Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe are among the 2017 New Orleans Film Festival’s special guests.
Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown says he's hopeful that there will be a role for him in the upcoming season of FX's American Crime Story that will be based on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Baton Rouge native and actor Louis Herthum will guest-star on Tuesday night's premiere of NBC's "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" at 9 p.m.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
“The Florida Project,” a drama about a 6-year-old girl and her rebellious, struggling mother, will open the 28th New Orleans Film Festival, the New Orleans Film Society announced Thursday.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
In 2011, two out of state filmmakers, J.T. Seaton and Ryan Blake George, were scouring the nation for the perfect venue for a new horror film festival.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Like a proud father, Baton Rouge native and "Westworld" actor Louis Herthum will be watching the Emmys on Sunday night, hoping for a win for his on-screen daughter, Evan Rachel Wood.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
A smartly attired middle-age woman paused outside the downtown Ace Hotel on Tuesday evening to ponder a poster of New Orleans bounce rapper/reality TV star/twerk pioneer Big Freedia.
Monday, September 11, 2017
If you're auditioning Thursday in New Orleans for ABC's reboot of "American Idol," take some advice: Don't be afraid.
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Most know the story of Garland Robinette, the Louisiana boy who grew up in the swamps and went from janitor to iconic New Orleans anchorman almost overnight.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
SEATTLE — Jimi Hendrix thought New Orleans food was just okay. Former New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham boasts a wing span of 7 feet. Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen may be the most deep-pocketed Trekkie of them all.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
“Mudbound,” a Louisiana-filmed drama set in Mississippi during the 1940s, is the centerpiece film for the 2017 New Orleans Film Festival, festival officials announced Tuesday.
Even though “Patti Cake$” is set in a small town in New Jersey, the underdog tale about a white female rapper began its 10-year voyage to movie theaters in New Orleans.