It’s been a star-studded week on the Gulf Coast. I swear TMZ is going to have to set up a bureau down here. Oh wait. You don’t need Harvey and those crazy kids, you have me. Would that be Boo-MZ? OK, that was terrible. Hey, I am doing the best I can, so just get off of my back and enjoy the scoop. It’s free!
Stars get their eat on
Robert De Niro has been in town for the last week filming the movie “Bus 657.” Last Tuesday night, he ventured into Ruth’s Chris presumably for one of their delicious, buttery steaks. Perhaps he was trying to stay incognito or maybe he just likes to keep his lid on at all times, but one of our spies said a Ruth’s employee didn’t recognize him at first and asked him to remove his hat.
Hey, dress codes are dress codes. No word if he kept it on or not or if he finished his meal off with a Chrissy.
The next night we hear he dined at downtown’s fabulous North Jackson street eatery, NoJa. Our spy described him as “a super cool guy.”
The other star of the film, the stunning Kate Bosworth dined at the Royal Scam on Thursday night, Oct. 23 with her husband director Michael Polish. Our spies who were carefully but quietly observing them said Polish ordered one of the Scam’s tasty bacon cheeseburgers but only ate two bites. Bosworth had a salad with Southwestern shrimp and was described as a “good eater.”
We also hear she was spotted at the Bike Shop last weekend.
In local movie set news, Royal Street Café was closed last Friday for lunch so they could film a hostage scene. As long as whoever prepares their delicious “breakfast in a cup” was not harmed during the making of said scene, that’s fine by the Boozester.
Hearts were aflutter all over Mobile as news spread that the one and only Luke Perry (aka bad boy Dylan McKay of “Beverly Hills 90210” fame) was in town for a wedding at Magnolia Manor on Saturday night with his girlfriend, who is also rumored to be from the area. Move over Kelly Taylor and Brenda Walsh, Dylan wants a girl from Mob-town. That’s right!
Anyway, our spy, who was quite taken with the handsome ‘90s TV star said he was very nice, as he posed with her for a picture. She also asked him “Brenda or Kelly?” and he answered without hesitation, “Kelly.” Well, at least we have that settled.
Gettin’ your Greek on!
Year-long cravings for baklava and gyros along with Chamber of Commerce weather brought out folks in droves to Greek Fest last weekend. I am told on Friday night, the line extended out of the building to Ann Street and almost stretched to Dauphin Street. Holy Spanakopita!
But once folks made it inside, fun was had by all, as kids danced to the music and adults sipped on Grecian wine. Opa my head!
Battle for the Cannon goes green
Last Friday night, the McGill Toolen Yellow Jackets fell to the Murphy Panthers 48-31 in this year’s famed “Battle for the Cannon.” The game is named for this because it is tradition for the winning team to paint the cannon at the Loop in their team’s colors.
There have been some very artistic displays over the years. But this year the Panthers may have gotten a little too excited as they were painting. Their colors are yellow and blue and I am told a little too much mixing must have occurred because the cannon ended up being mostly green. Oops.
But a win is a win, no matter what color the paint dries (I think an ancient prophet once said that), so congrats to Murphy!
Which recently released infamous inmate enjoyed the Bama game at a downtown establishment in Upper Lower Dauphin (UpLoDa?). You get three guesses and the first two don’t count.
Well kids, that’s all I got. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or just some plain ol’ Dylan McKay lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!