Rio Announcement

Krewe of Carnivale en Rio has claimed their 2017 king and queen. Joey Domingue and Beth Shepherd will rule as Pedro XII and Isabel XII at Rio’s “Boogie Nights” ball next season, and what better place for a Brazilian krewe to gather than Rodizio. The proclamation was read in both Portuguese and English, and the remaining court will be drawn by lottery on July 16 and by the way, you must be present to win. “I’m not quite ready to give it up,” said former Isabel Gina Maestri. “I had such a good time.”

Xanadu Selection Luncheon

The ladies of Xanadu selected their court for 2017 at a ritzy River Oaks luncheon. There was plenty of pink and hats—some of which had been cast into the ring for Carnival 2017—and carrying out the theme “Crazy Hair Affair” this coming season will be Stefani Celio, June Debaillon, Kim Carbo, Sue Brooks, Roxie Fontenot, Cat Terrebonne, Bettie Sonnier, Paulette Blanchet and Liz Granger. Her Royal Majesty was also selected but won’t be announced in August. “I’ve got this crown until next year,” said soon-to-be-sidelined Arline Dake.