It was a very Hollywood South kind of week with Academy Awards nomination announcements — featuring nods for locally shot films Beasts of the Southern Wild and Django Unchained — locals livetweeting the Golden Globes, a thick, horror movie-esque fog that blanketed the city and a shout-out from famous tween Justin Bieber. Try not to let it get to your head, New Orleans. Also this week: a notable king cake and your typical blend of tweets about weird local crime, fires and sports stuff I don't quite understand.

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Domenica king cake #omg Gold leaf, bananas, more #nola #carnival #itson Walker
"Phunny Phorty Phellows" is driving my spellcheck crazy today.Danny Monteverde
duck hunting along the drainage canals in metairie? don't think that's legal...Michelle Hunter TP
Look, they're not going to be playing the Superbowl in the road. Can we just let people drive where they need to go?skooks
NCAA should schedule a special edition MNF game next week: A&M vs. BAMA…#REMATCH on Neutral Ground…all revenues go to Hurricane Sandy ReliefDrew Brees
Hearing rumblings in Shreveport that Moonbot Studios having trouble recruiting/keeping talent, may be looking to move/open site in #nola/BRToffleresque
Why did Al Roker have to share this? Crazy part is that last time I saw was at the White House. Perry
The Jackson Square Pedestrian Mall at this moment: timeless.ǝןɐʞ
The @hotelmonteleone looking like a ghost hotel in the fog #NOLA DaltonBeninato
The Park's beautiful in the fog and rain. Can you spot the Peristyle ?
Smoke billowing from electrical grate in front of International House Hotel on Camp St. @wwltv Lovell
Someone just told me you can get paid to tweet. What the fuck? Seriously. Next thing you know, you could get paid to have sex.Rad Joey
But only through Skype. Digital first! RT @jasonmsaul The Times-Pic halftime show performer also does weddings, bar mitzvahs & yard work.Ryan Smith
Sandra Bullock just honored at People's Choice Awards for the amazing contributions shes made to Warren Easton HS. She's incredible.Fletcher Mackel
Please play the Beasts of the Southern Wild music as my body is wheeled out of the Popeye's.Richard Lawson
Louisiana's film industry is giving #Hollywood a run for its money. Congrats to Hollywood South on its 2 #Oscarnoms Landrieu
Eliminating personal income taxes puts more money in pockets of LA families, makes LA more attractive 2 companies who want 2 create jobsGov. Bobby Jindal
Benh Zeitlin just told me his reaction to the "Beasts" Oscar noms was to jump on the hotel beds with Quvenzhane Wallis. What a great image.Mike Scott
OH on scanner: Woman called 9-1-1, said there's a herd of sheep in her yard.Heather Nolan
That's all I got 2 say about that ( in my Forrest gump voice )Freshly
Sadly, Chef Ngoc Nguyen of Sainte Marie passed away yesterday. Thank you all for your support of him #chefngocmemoriesRobert LeBlanc
Deciding whether to cheer for the Falcons or the 49ers is like having to chose between getting kicked in the right ball or the left ball.Cure New Orleans
loving New OrleansJustin Bieber
And "DjangoChristoph Waltz gets the night started earlierMike Scott
#JodieFoster. Aint nothing more real than a woman who bears it all and still got more to geaux. Loved that speech/sermon/testimony! WheeDonna Brazile
Seriously, where is Kanye West when you need him. #jodiefoster #interruptingAlison Fensterstock
There was simply not enough Tina and Amy. Watched the whole thing waiting for more. #GoldenGlobesMelissa Harris-Perry
WDSU just showed a taco bell in a story about Seasonal Affective DisorderKrewe du Champ

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