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A star from Covington: Addison Riecke

Covington native Addison Riecke talks about her role on Nickelodeon’s ‘The Thundermans,’ life as a star AND a student at Kehoe-France Northshore, and her efforts to help the Covington Food Bank.

Wild Bill Wood in Hollywood backstage at America’s top TV show Dancing with the Stars!

When you’re in the French Quarter you never know who you’ll see!

Today, we saw one of the most famous faces around: Café du Monde posted a photo of former president Bill Clinton walking with a cup of his now favorite coffee.

He was in town for the American Dental Association’s annual session.

DSC00041-277×177The legendary Diana Ross performed at the newly re-opened Saenger Theater on Wednesday.

They are kind of like Louisiana’s own royal family.   Former Governor Edwin Edwards and his wife Trina have a new A&E reality show, “The Governor’s Wife”.

The show follows legendary 86-year old Former Governor and his 35 year old wife, her sons and new step-daughters.   The show premieres on A&E Sunday night at 9 p.m.

News with a Twist Reporter Kenny Lopez spent the day with the famous family at their Gonzales home and got all the dirt!

There’s a lot of buzz around the Louisiana-shot film, ’12 years a Slave’.

’12 Tears a Slave’ is based on the 1853 autobiography by Solomon Northup.   It’s an extraordinary true story of a free black man who was drugged, kidnapped, and forced into slavery. For 12 years, Northup was a slave at various plantations in Louisiana.

The new film is directed by Steve McQueen and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Bryan Batt, Brad Pitt, Alfre Woodard, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Dwight Henry, and Quevenzhane Wallis.

The movie kicked off the start of the 24th annual New Orleans Film Festival, which runs through Thursday.

News with a Twist Reporter Kenny Lopez takes you to the red carpet premiere.

Hollywood South is shining bright tonight with the kick off of the New Orleans Film Festival.

12 Years a Slave,” which was shot in Louisiana and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bryan Batt, and Brad Pitt, is premiering tonight at the Civic Theater of New Orleans.

WGNO’s Kenny Lopez reports live from the red carpet … including an interview with Cameron Zeigler!

If you love Broadway music, no storm will keep you away from the Saenger Theatre. The grand opening gala is Saturday night.

The concert features Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

The historic theater has been the jewel of the arts scene since 1927, until it was shuttered by Hurricane Katrina. The gala is a milestone in its comeback.

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D.L. Hughley performs in New Orleans

If you need a laugh, D.L. Hughley is one of the best comedians out there! His radio show airs in 39 markets across the country, including right here in New Orleans.

WGNO’s LBJ talked to the funny man before his show Friday night at the Saenger Theatre.