It's good to know that one of the favorite pastimes of New Orleanians — having a drink or five at a local bar — also is enjoyed by the many celebrities visiting Hollywood South for either work or pleasure.
We've seen Jason Segel and Jonah Hill at Molly's on the Market; both are working on Seth Rogen's new film The End of the World. Also appearing in the comedy are James Franco, Mindy Kaling and Aziz Ansari, who all hung out at Sylvain on Chartres Street, near where Franco was living during production.
Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino has been seen all over Uptown and the French Quarter, most recently at Yo Mama's Bar and Grill on St. Peter St. While on a break from filming Django, Leonardo DiCaprio had cocktails at Bouligny Tavern, as did 30 Rock's Kristen Schaal. Lenny Kravitz and Paul Walker, who is working on the post-Katrina suspense film Hours, have been seen sampling the variety of beers at Avenue Pub.
Vinnie Jones, who co-stars in the action film The Tomb, as well as Rod Stewart, Pink and her husband Carey Hart all have taken a spin around the newly renovated Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone, and Cee-Lo Green and Jamie Foxx partied at the Whiskey Blue in the W Hotel during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.