The decimation of the Gulf Coast oyster industry following the one-two punches of Hurricane Katrina and the Deep Horizon oil spill gets a much-deserved close-up in the enlightening, if sometimes sluggish, documentary "Vanishing Pearls."

Shot from 2010 to 2013, the film focuses on the travails of the small fishing village of Pointe à la Hache, La. Writer-producer-director Nailah Jefferson tracks the fallout from those two disasters, particularly the 200-million-gallon BP oil spill.

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Octobre 14, 2013: University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts Dean Elizabeth Daley and director Bryan Singer after the school renamed its Critical Studies Division after the director

Bryan Singer, director of "The Usual Suspects" and four movies in the "X-Men"series of films, has been accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy in 1999 as part of a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii Wednesday. 

The plaintiff in the lawsuit was named as Michael F.

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LOS ANGELES – When it comes to being progressive, it seems the Hollywood screenwriting industry has a long way to go when it comes to gender and ethnic employment diversity. 

While the 2014 Hollywood Writers Report from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) West shows a slight increase in diversity in television jobs since the last report was published two years ago, there has been a decline in the number of women and minorities at the writing table for theatrical releases.

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Nineteen-year-old Duke University freshman Miriam Weeks caused a firestorm when she was exposed moonlighting as porn star Belle Knox to help pay her tuition. She ended up writing several blog posts defending her choice, made the talk show rounds, scored a gig hosting an online amateur porn competition, and landed a summer internship at a porn site.

So are other cash-strapped co-eds now following in her well-chronicled footsteps?

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If you want to be a true sports star, then you'd better put a ring on it.

That's the message in a new ad from Foot Locker and Adidas featuring NBA All-Star Damian Lillard, who just inked a massive, eight-year deal with Adidas. Lillard's deal is believed to be the third-largest shoe contract in the league — behind only Chicago's Derrick Rose and Miami's LeBron James — so the Portland Trail Blazers guard is in good company.

Published in New Orleans News
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    How it’s green: Made of organic wheat flour, organic evaporated cane juice, organic apples, organic whole wheat flour, organic corn starch, organic vital wheat gluten, organic dextrose, organic rice starch,...

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    Stephen ColbertAP

    LOS ANGELES – Last week CBS announced that Stephen Colbert will take over "The Late Show" when David Letterman retires. But opinion is split as to whether the Comedy Central star can be funny without playing the conservative-mocking character that makes "The Colbert Report" so popular.

    For the last nine years, the political satirist has fronted his own cable show playing the character “Stephen Colbert,” an egomaniacal conservative pundit, but he confirmed Thursday that he will not be embodying his alter-ego in his new gig.

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    April 12, 2014. Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.The Associated Press

    Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block.

    The pop star and "American Idol" judge was honored Saturday night at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, which lauds efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community.

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    MONROE, La. -- To Louisiana voters accustomed to tawdry scandals involving elected officials, disappointment with an eye toward forgiveness is the prevailing sentiment about their new congressman, caught on video embracing an aide married to one of his friends.

    Republican Rep. Vance McAllister was a wealthy businessman without prior political experience when he won a special election last fall, trouncing his party's establishment candidate in a conservative district that comprises northeast Louisiana.

    Published in Louisiana Politics

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