Oscar winner Casey Affleck is in town filming a new movie, “The Friend,” along with Jason Segel and Dakota Johnson. If you see them, please don’t make them take 3000 photos with you. That’s just tacky!
We are in the thick of it, y’all! With one full weekend of Mardi Gras madness behind us and two more weeks to go, hold on to your livers, it’s going to be a wild ride. I’m actually kind of scared.
My spies were busy this past week devouring King Cake, going to Hollywood with Osiris and seeing real Hollywood stars, so we’ve baked it all up for you in a cake fit for a king and/or queen.
So dig on in, just don’t choke on the baby, as they say.
Osiris goes to Hollywood
This past Friday night the Order of Osiris once again dazzled Mobile as King Gregory the 37th and King Marty the 37th along with emblems Osiris, Isis and Horus led everyone down the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Guests were fascinated as celebrities such as Liberace, Dolly Parton, Freddie Mercury, and Siegfried and Roy graced the dance floor. One guest remarked they felt like they were at a concert as Cher entered on an elephant, followed by a almost life-sized stage with Fleetwood Mac performing a medley of songs.
After the crowning of King James the 38th and Queen Jason the 38th, 3,200 balloons were dropped on the guests as the dance floor opened!
Another amazing ball by this organization! Congratulations! It is always one of Boozie’s favorites!
Fit for a king
This past weekend the inaugural Mobile King Cake Cook-off took place at Azalea Manor with 18 teams competing with their traditional and creative takes on the famous Mardi Gras confection. The event sold out and it was easy to see why.
Teams such as Rouse’s, the Warehouse Bakery, ellenJay, Bake My Day and many others fed revelers with their tasty treats. I am told there were quite a few folks walking around with a sugar high, not to mention buzzing on cocktails made with King Cake-flavored vodka. Yum! Boozie like!
In the end, Wonder Wife Bakery took home the honors with their traditional entry and Cammie’s Old Dutch won the nontraditional category with what else, but their King Cake ice cream, which was divine.
We can’t wait until next year! Congrats to organizers on a successful first year!
Stars are back in town
Just when everyone stopped hyperventilating over Liam Hemsworth and Vince Vaughn being in town, a new slate of Hollywood stars (including an Oscar winner) are in town to film a new feature flick that is actually set in Fairhope. Yep, Fairhope is playing the role of Fairhope in the movie, “The Friend,” which stars Oscar-winner Casey Affleck, Jason Segel and Dakota Johnson. And they have all been spotted around town.
Jason Segel was at Mama’s Downtown earlier this week. And all three were at Sage Lebanese Restaurant in Fairhope. Segel was also spotted at The Grand Hotel and Page & Palette. They were also filming in Oakleigh near Selma and Chatham streets on Tuesday. So exciting!
Rumor has it Dakota Johnson may even be doing some recording at Dauphin Street Sound.
We welcome all of you folks to our wonderful city and we will try not to stalk and drive you crazy. But no promises.
Well, kids, that’s all I got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or some plain ol’ Hollywood gossip, I will be there. Ciao!
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