A Star Studded Carnival

Posted on Mar 5, 2011 in Local Issues

National news anchors, 80’s pop bands, soap opera actors, and talk show hosts will all be in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Plenty of celebrity riders will be popping up in New Orleans this season, and as usual Endymion is gobbling up most of the cast.

Photo Courtesy of justjared.buzznet.com

Anderson Cooper has been named the Grand Marshal of Endymion, and host of, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360,will be joined by the husband and wife celebrity pair of Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos. Ripa and Consuelos met when they were both regulars on the soap opera All My Children. The rock band Train will also be riding with super krewe. At the Endymion Extravaganza local musician Trombone Shorty and pop legend Pat Benatar will be performing.

Oscar Nominee Andy Garcia of Godfather and Oceans 11 fame will reign over Bacchus this year. Orpheus carried the cast of HBO’s Treme through St. Tammany last night with second time rider Steve Zahn. The cast were treated to a concert by 80’s pop band Loverboy at the parade’s after party. “Working for the Weekend” was much requested and dutifully delivered.

If you or anyone you know is arrested for DUI or public intoxication this Mardi Gras season, contact Bloom Legal at 599-9997, so that we can fight for you.

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