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   Former CNN host Larry King interviewed former Gov. Edwin Edwards last week on the campus of Louisiana State University. Interview topics ranged from Gov. Bobby Jindal (Edwards called him "smart," but made it clear he wasn't a fan) to EWE's newborn son. One topic unexplored: The status of Edwards' and his wife Trina Scott Edwards' reality show The Governor's Wife, which has been in the can for a while; the A&E network has pushed back several scheduled debut dates, and currently doesn't have one at all ...

  • Zack Kopplin, the college student who has battled the Louisiana Science Education Act (the name is a misnomer intended to deceive voters; the act allows the teaching of creationism in Louisiana public schools), filed a lawsuit last week against John White, superintendent of the Louisiana Department of Education. Kopplin alleges White has blocked numerous public records requests that Kopplin has filed since last May ...

   The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee last week approved New Orleans native Kenneth Polite as the next U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu nominated Polite, and U.S. Sen. David Vitter, a Republican, indicated he would not object. Polite's appointment now goes to the full Senate, where approval is expected to be a lock ...

   New Orleans musicians on TV: On Sept. 11, New Orleans late-night viewers had their choice of two local favorites when Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at the same time the Preservation Hall Jazz Band brought their New Orleans sound to Jimmy Kimmel Live. Meanwhile, Big Freedia's reality show Queen of Bounce debuts on Fuse TV Oct. 2 (see cover story, p. 17), while Harry Connick Jr. will be the newest judge on singing competition warhorse American Idol when it comes back for a 13th season in January 2014 ...

  • Peyton Manning has lent his name to many products, but not this one: A Colorado marijuana dispensary has named one of its strains for the Denver Broncos quarterback. According to the packaging, "Peyton Manning" is an "uplifting, happy, euphoric, thought-provoking sativa." No word on whether his brothers Cooper and Eli will be getting their own smokables. — KEVIN ALLMAN


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