Fashion, film and music have dominated the news, or rather “nues,” coming into the gossip bureau at Lagniappe World Headquarters. And with BayFest and about a million good live music shows, not to mention block parties, coming up in the month of October, there are no signs of things letting up.

You might as well just get prepared, because there ain’t no stoppin’ until Ash Wednesday.

Don’t freak out. We all make it through this every year. Sure, liver damage occurs, but it’s probably minimal. But what you don’t know can’t hurt you, right? Yeah, let’s just stick with that and get to the good stuff.
Here we go.

You talkin’ to me?

Yes I am talking to you, especially if you would like to be in the latest movie to be filmed in the Port City. Right now it is being called “Bus 657” and stars the legendary Robert de Niro and Kate Bosworth. The movie was originally supposed to be filmed in Baton Rouge, but for some reason they chose Mob-town over the Red Stick. Perhaps because many of the people who filmed “The Prince” here last year are working on this project. You know how it is, Mobile just gets in your bones.

According to imdb.com the movie is about “a casino card dealer with a past, who puts a crew together to rob a bank and hijack a city bus as collateral.”

It happens all the time, people. All the time. I’m not sure exactly what kind of collateral a WAVE bus would be, but maybe they’ll doll one up some.

Anyway, if you would like to be an extra send two pics to bus657extras@gmail.com. If you want to be on the crew, send your resume to the same email.

The after-party is where it’s at

Singers Cary Laine, left, and Holli Mosley partied with members of Scars on 45 at Veet’s last week.

Singers Cary Laine, left, and Holli Mosley partied with members of Scars on 45 at Veet’s last week.

Last Sunday night saw two incredible shows in the Port City. At Soul Kitchen, British rock band Scars on 45 played to a very enthusiastic crowd as part of the 92 Zew Free Concert series.

Well we hear once they finished with their show, they took the party down to Royal Street to Veet’s where our own local music superstars Holli Mosley and Cary Laine were playing. All of my spies said the Brits were super nice and very fun to hang out with.

On the other end of LoDa we hear New Orleans musician Andrew Duhon made a stop in the OK Bike shop after his “impressive” show at Callaghan’s earlier in the evening. Duhon’s latest release “The Moorings” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Engineered album. Take a listen and you’ll see why.

Again, with so much live music on the way to the Port City, I imagine the after-parties will continue. I hope so! It’s good for people in my line of work.

Oh so Fabulous Fashion Week

I have heard nothing but fabulous things about Mobile Fashion Week. Atchison Home and Hargove Engineering was transformed into a New York style runway event. My spies said their favorite designers were Birmingham’s Harold and Mod and Chatom, Ala.-native William Bradley. And the hair looked amazing as well.

My spies said everything was so chic, you would not have known you were in Mobile — the ultimate backhanded compliment to our sweet little Port City.

Wedding bells

Callaghan’s co-owner Richie Sherer and his lovely bride Lara Shows were recently married at a destination wedding in the islands. But the couple celebrated their nuptials with a reception at the Malaga Inn last Saturday night. I am told a good time was had by all, with local favorites Peek providing the tunes. We wish the happy couple all the best.

Well kids, that’s all I got this issue. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or just some plain ol’ after-party lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!