Designers Anthony Ryan Auld and Anya Ayoung-Chee on season 9 of 'Project Runway.'
“Project Runway” season 9 designer Anthony Ryan Auld had a goal for the first episode: He wanted to “come out running.” Instead, he broke into a full-blown sprint, landing in the top three finishers with his lace-embellished T-shirt and mini-skirt combo made from pajamas and a bed sheet. Raves came from the judges.
Says Nina Garcia: “That T-shirt was adorable.”
Says Heidi Klum: “It’s something we all would want to have.”
Auld, 28, is a Texas native but hails nowadays from Baton Rouge. He graduated last year with a bachelor’s in fashion design from Louisiana State University and took part in the Fashion Week New Orleans competition last March.Continue reading on NOLA.com
Baton Rouge native, Anthony Ryan Auld
If you attended or were a part of Fashion Week New Orleans 2011 then you should remember designer Anthony Ryan Auld, a 28 year old native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Anthony has been casted to Lifetime's Season 9 of Project Runway! His collection features pieces that consist of fabrics that are breathable and cool for those hot and humid Louisiana summer days. His collection is also very fashionably casual and wearable. We wish Anthony the best of luck on Project Runway!
To see a portfolio of his past work, as well as videos, photos, and more continue to myLifetime.com
Licensed contractor, Jason Cameron, is looking for fun, energetic homeowners in New Orleans with horrible front yards...surrounded by nicer front yards.
Jason and his team will bring the plants, paint and building supplies needed to take your Desperate Landscape from worst on the block to first. You provide the Desperate Landscape, personality and sweat equity, and Jason will provide the rest. The catch is you have to have neighbors with nicer yards.
For more information and to fill out an application, go to www.jaytv.net.
Calling All Ragin' Cajuns!
If you call gators your neighbors, reckon Mardi Gras should be a national holiday, your daisy dukes fit just right and are ready to make your Maw Maw and Paw Paw proud, then this casting company is looking for you!
If you are at least 21 years old and can prove that the party down South will rise again...then visit www.partydownsouth.com
to be a part of a new reality show!
Originally set to air tonight, the season of Bad Girls Club that was filmed in a Kenner mansion will instead air Aug. 1 at 8 p.m., according to the Oxygen website. Until then, get to know the cast members with this photo album, which includes such in-depth biographies as "Shelly knows what she wants and goes for it, no matter what. Girl power!"
Two songwriters with local roots are aboard Kara DioGuardi’s first TV venture following her exit from “American Idol.”“Platinum Hit,” debuting at 9 tonight on Bravo, pits a dozen potential platinum hit-makers in a tussle of tunesmiths. DioGuardi, a hit-maker herself before her two seasons on “Idol,” serves as the show’s head judge. Jewel is at her side as judge and host. Other performers will guest-judge throughout the season.
From dance tracks to ballads, the contest will try the participants’ skills in several musical genres. A $100,000 cash prize and publishing and recording deals await the winner.
Karen Waldrup is a Mandeville, Louisiana native who graduated from Fontainebleau High School in 2004 and then attended the University of Southern Mississippi on a vocal scholarship.
Scotty Granger is a River Ridge, Louisiana native who attended Grace King High School and who is also the great-nephew of Mahalia Jackson. Scotty attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Scotty has been very successful in his music career but has always had a knack for writing songs.
We can't wait to see these two Louisiana natives vie for the prize!
Read more about Karen and Scotty on NOLA.com
The Oxygen network's reality series "Bad Girls Club" and "Love Games" are holding open casting calls Saturday (May 28) at the Bourbon Cowboy, 241 Bourbon in the French Quarter. The call starts at 10 a.m. and is scheduled to conclude at 5 p.m.
Find out more about Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club" and "Love Games" at NOLA.com
New Orleans taping of 'Wheel of Fortune' in 2005
Shot in New Orleans over a recent long weekend, three weeks of locally-themed "Wheel of Fortune" episodes begin airing Monday (May 2). The syndicated game show airs at 6:30 p.m. weekdays on WVUE-TV.
Also shot in part over that weekend, "Wheel of Fortune: Unfinished Business," a mini-documentary about the show and its last visit to town, will air on WVUE at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 27), with a repeat at 5 p.m. Sunday (May 1).
Nancy Parker hosts the special, which revisits the "Wheel of Fortune" shoot that was cut short by the approach of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.
Pat Sajak was filmingin NOLA when Katrina hit
Pat Sajak and Vanna White are taking New Orleans for another spin.
"Wheel of Fortune" returned to film upcoming episodes of the game show for the first time since August 2005, when the duo were forced to grab their shiny wheel and head for the hills before Hurricane Katrina touched down.
Fifteen episodes, enough for three weeks of programming, were shot last Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, which had been used as an unofficial evacuation center in the aftermath of the hurricane.
Back in 2005 -- when production was cut short and evacuated -- "Wheel" was in town filming to celebrate the fact that the long-running game show had just moved to a new local station.
This time around, "it just felt like the time was right [to return]," says "Wheel" executive producer Harry Friedman. "All indications from our contacts in New Orleans said that the city was 'ready to party again.'
"This was just prior to the BP oil leak, but another disaster just seemed to make the locals even more determined to keep New Orleans alive and vibrant."
According to the Times-Picayune, White will be dazzling audiences with her dresses designed by NOLA fashion designer Harold Clarke and local boutique Pearl's Place.
The Big Easy theme week episodes will begin airing May 2. The first week is "Celebrating New Orleans." "College Week" airs the week of May 9 and "Fabulous Food" begins May 16.