Entertainment

Ellen DeGeneres to host 2014 Oscars

Ellen DeGeneres was so nice as an Oscars host the first time, the Academy has asked her to do it twice.

Statewide Sales tax holiday begins today

The Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday provides an exemption from state sales tax on the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of tangible personal property for non-business use.

Lottery drawing show posted incorrect Easy 5 number for July 24 drawing

The Louisiana Lottery Corporation has discovered that its drawing show, which airs on select television stations throughout the state, contained an incorrect Easy 5 number for the July 24 drawing.

Google to make Starbucks Wi-Fi 10 times faster

Google is teaming up with Starbucks to make Wi-Fi at its coffee shops 10 times faster.

Is 'Fifty Shades' to blame for rise in handcuff emergencies?

The bestselling erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" may have done more than spice up readers' love lives.

Louisiana Lottery winners claim $9.8 million in prizes in June from scratch-off tickets

From purchasing a sail boat to getting a head start on buying their kids’ school supplies, Louisiana Lottery players had a wide range of plans for the more than $7.3 million in prizes won during drawings held in June.

Golden Nugget casino set to open in Lake Charles; last gaming license issued in Louisiana

The Golden Nugget is coming to Louisiana. The property, which is the last to acquire a gaming license from Louisiana, is expected to open next year.

Two cheetahs gain a new home at the Baton Rouge Zoo

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo has gained two cheetahs from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden in Cincinnati, Ohio. Native to sub-Saharan Africa, the mother, 13-years-old, and daughter, 2-years-old, are now on exhibit.

More performers confirmed for 2013 Voodoo Fest lineup

More performers have been added to mark the 15th anniversary of Voodoo Fest. Formally known as the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, the festival will be held Nov. 1-3 in New Orleans' City Park.