Costner to ride in New Orleans parade


NEW ORLEANS -- Kevin Costner will ride in the Endymion parade, one of the largest parades in New Orleans' Carnival season.

Costner, 52, won director and best picture Oscars in 1991 for "Dances With Wolves." He also starred in "Bull Durham," "Waterworld," "Tin Cup," "JFK" and "Field of Dreams."

His selection was announced Monday by parade officials.

Endymion, one of the most popular events of the Carnival season because of its elaborate floats and celebrities, will return to its mid-city route after two years of rolling uptown in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The parade will be held Feb. 2.