Atlanta people and places

Justin Bieber explains his tattoos

7:53 am Apr. 12, 2018

Justin Bieber is seriously into tattoos, but his ink isn’t meant as a casual decoration.

In an Instagram post offering a detailed look at the permanent collage he wears, Bieber said more than 100 hours of tattoo artistry has gone into his look. If that was easy, he says, anyone would do it.

“I’ve my my body a canvas and it’s SO MUCH FUN,” he said.


Thriller with Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo films at Underground Atlanta

6:49 am Apr. 11, 2018

“Boss Level,” with Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts, Will Sasso and Ken Jeong, is among the movies filming in town. It has set up shop at Underground Atlanta for a few days.

(They need extras. Info here.)

The plot, per imdb: “A retired special forces officer (played by Grillo) is trapped in a never ending time loop on the day of his death.”

Grillo’s no stranger to Atlanta, having appeared as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones

Kim Zolciak says Marlon Wayans’ joke about her is “disgusting”

5:00 am Apr. 10, 2018

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Kim Zolciak is outraged at comic actor Marlon Wayans’ joke about her appearance during the show’s reunion special.

MORE: Check out the photos from Kim’s 2017 Kentucky Derby party

A TMZ cameraman trailed Kim and her husband Kroy Biermann through the airport for their take on Wayans’ crack. It’s not printable or postable on a family newspaper site but

Retailers are furious after San Francisco bans sale of fur

7:42 am Apr. 5, 2018

Merchants in San Francisco’s Union Square district are livid and worried after city lawmakers’ unanimous vote to ban fur.

“Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, it shall be unlawful to sell, offer for sale, display for sale, trade, give, donate, or otherwise distribute a Fur Product by any means in San Francisco,” the legislation reads. “’Fur Product’ means any article of clothing or covering for any part of the body, or any fashion accessory,