Atlanta people and places

Atlanta filmed “Henrietta Lacks” is getting rave reviews

8:28 am Apr. 23, 2017

The HBO adaptation of the nonfiction book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” starring and executive-produced by Oprah Winfrey, is getting rave reviews.

The movie, filmed largely in Atlanta, is trending on Twitter following its Saturday night debut.

Winfrey seems thrilled at the response:

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Henrietta Lacks’ cells

You have to see the Vanderbilt football team’s “sorority” video

2:19 pm Apr. 21, 2017

Members of the Vanderbilt Football team got a little creative in the off season and produced a video spoofing sorority rush videos with hilarious precision.

The guys blow glitter, wave to the camera and lie on the ground holding hands and smiling, poses that will be familiar to anyone who’s seen the increasingly impressive sorority recruitment videos.

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The football players’ video includes a

Photos from Prince’s last concerts at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre

11:41 am Apr. 21, 2017

Prince died one year ago, just a week after he performed for the final time in public at the Fox Theatre.

Although fans were asked not to take photos, lots did. Dig if you will these pictures of the iconic performer’s final shows.

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T.I. loves the Atlanta Braves’ new home at SunTrust Park

7:48 am Apr. 21, 2017

Atlanta actor and rapper T.I. gives the Atlanta Braves’ new home high marks.

He posted a fun photo of himself and eager fans enjoying a night at SunTrust Park. He even has his own customized jersey.

“Consider the Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park officially open for business,” he posted the other day.

He’ll be back before long.

A few days after headlining the V-103 “Pop Up Live” concert at Philips Arena,

Meet Oprah’s adorable young “Henrietta Lacks” co-star

8:12 am Apr. 20, 2017

Jaylon Gordon plays Oprah Winfrey’s grandson in the HBO adaptation of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” The television movie filmed largely in metro Atlanta and debuts at 8 p.m. Saturday.

“It was an amazing opportunity,” he said. “She’s nice, she’s humble. She just has a heart of gold.”

Jaylon’s brother Johnnie, also an actor, has been seen in projects including “A Christmas Blessing.”

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Julia Roberts is People’s “Most Beautiful Woman” for the 5th time

9:16 am Apr. 19, 2017

Julia Roberts is People’s “Most Beautiful Woman” for the fifth time.

“I’m very flattered,” she said in an interview with the magazine.

Roberts hails from metro Atlanta and filmed a movie here not long ago: last year’s “Mother’s Day.” While she was here working on that ensemble comedy with Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson, she had a fun family homecoming at this Buckhead restaurant.

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Alyssa Milano: “I want to puke” after 6th District race heads to runoff

7:11 am Apr. 19, 2017

Actress Alyssa Milano, who got involved with Jon Ossoff’s congressional campaign while in Atlanta filming a new television show, was dismayed her guy didn’t win outright Tuesday night.

In fact the race headed to a runoff with former Secretary of State Karen Handel makes her ill. She registered her reaction via Twitter, where she’s been posting messages of support, retweeting Ossoff’s remarks and adding photos of herself on the stump, even giving