donated and served 1,000 meals at the New Orleans Mission Dec. 20 as part of its plan to serve 5,000 meals over the next several months. The company has partnered with the shelter as well as Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana to help eliminate hunger in the New Orleans area.
won $100,000 and the title "America's Best Fakers" from the truTV series Fake Off, on which it performed against three teams for the grand prize Dec. 15. The New Orleans-based troupe — which uses electronics, puppetry and dance for its performances — received a perfect score from the show's judges for its interpretation of "Studio 54."
Triumph Over Kid
Cancer and What You
Give Will Grow
foundations each donated $20,000 to New Orleans Children's Hospital. The Triumph Over Kid Cancer Foundation held its annual fundraiser Nov. 23, while What You Give Will Grow, founded by New Orleans Saints kicker Thomas Morstead, matched that donation Dec. 22.
U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise
admitted to The Washington Post on Dec. 29 that he spoke at a white supremacist confer- ence in Metairie in 2002. Louisiana political blogger Lamar White Jr. (@CenLamar) broke the news days earlier, revealing white supremacist forum posts that discussed Scalise's address to the European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO), founded by neo-Nazi David Duke. The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled EURO a hate group and the Anti-Defamation League characterized it as anti-Semitic.