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This week's Y@ Speak celebrates the famous and infamous, from corrupt local politicians to actual celebrities. A red carpet-caliber media presence greeted former Mayor Ray Nagin at his federal court appearance Wednesday, and then the real red carpet rolled out for the 2013 Academy Awards — which prompted the adorable Quvenzhane Wallis to be the subject of both positive and negative attention. Don't mess with Hushpuppy, y'all. Feel free to mess with Nagin.

Y@ Speak 2/18-24

Storified by Gambit· Mon, Feb 25 2013 10:27:47
Dreamed I woke up to a Times Picayune paper with actual news in it.norman robinson
Traffic is awful, I’ll be glad when all the construction for Wrestlemania XXX is over.copus
Watching Ray Nagin approach courthouse in a scrum of cameras. "Looks like a damn Mardi Gras parade" says a security guard.Campbell Robertson
"No, man. I can't make any comments." -Ray Nagin when asked if he had anything to say about his arraignment. http://pic.twitter.com/AcYfeWqvDanny Monteverde
Media scrum chases Ray #Nagin on his way out of the courthouse. http://pic.twitter.com/2FarkkxXGordon Russell
See the world's biggest Sweater in just a few min on ch 4 ...unreal!Angela Hill
Folk are so sad in #NOLA RT @NOLAnews: Xavier Prep in New Orleans to close at end of current academic year http://flip.it/O4maRMelissa Harris-Perry
Hope they're not frying the animals RT @The_Gambit: @AudubonZoo is having its "inaugural Fried Food Fest" in June.Allison Good
This is how @wdsu sports anchor @mileswdsu - who's a Harlem native - feels about the new crazy "The Harlem Shake" http://via.me/-9wre78gFletcher Mackel
True StoryOfficer on Bourbon Street: "How old are you son?"Frat Guy: "A MILLION"Tay
I <3 lent for 1 reason only: so many designated drivers to choose from.sheri NOLA
Siberia in New Orleans now offers free earplugs! #rocksafelyAlison Fensterstock
oh, WWLTV Facebook, you a troll. You knew exactly what would happen when you asked what ppl thought of Quvenzhane Wallis cast as AnnieBradley Warshauer
@ChrisEvans also brought his mother to the Oscars. A trend? Used to be only the closet gays now it's all the straight boys. #OscarsThomas A. Robichaux
I'm getting into this Ocsars thing. So to speak... @ The Shops at Canal Place http://instagr.am/p/WIudsEBMl6/Grace Wilson
Roger Goodell should have gotten an Oscar for Visual Effects. Seeing that the bounty scandal was all made up in his head. #WhoDatJason Bernos
Why is everyone tweeting about Les MilesTim Murphy
Every time i see a girl cheer at the results of the Oscars I want to laugh but then I remember every dude with all sports.Matt
Sooo how many drunk unpaid @theonion interns have been fired tonight?Bradley Warshauer
@theOnion is free to hide behind a brand &call a lil' girl a C-NT.It's crass&they are punks who would never say it about Spielburg's kids.Wendell Pierce
Michelle Obama awards Hollywood for rewriting history making the C.I.A. look like a group of good hearted dudes. #fiOscars #oscars2013Dan Woods
Quvenzhané Wallis is the youngest best actress nominee & also the only one to fist pump in response to her name being called at the #OscarsVANITY FAIR
We came to #beastit but we never even dreamed we'd be a Best Picture nominee. #oscars http://pic.twitter.com/aDfKQMiJXiBeasts the Movie


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