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Look for these Atlanta spots in new “Ant-Man and The Wasp” trailer

12:02 pm May. 1, 2018

The new trailer for Marvel’s upcoming “Ant-Man and The Wasp” is out and you can easily spot several Atlanta landmarks amid all the action.

Paul Rudd plays Scott Lang/Ant-Man. Early in the trailer he exacts some revenge on a bad guy in a car crash scene filmed at Forsyth and Marietta streets downtown. Keep an eye out for the Five Points Plaza Building, formerly known as First Federal Building, at 40

“Stranger Things” to stranger “Bachelorette:” Show biz types tweet about International Women’s Day

1:12 pm Mar. 8, 2018

Thursday is International Women’s Day, an annual event that recognizes women’s achievements and challenges around the world.

And even out of this world, as this tweet from the women of “Dr. Who” makes clear:

In fact, show biz’s fingerprints are all over Twitter this International Women’s Day.

Some of the tweets celebrate a group of accomplished women en masse:

And some just show them celebrating en mess:

There are many fitting reminders of how

Usher and his wife have split up, Us Weekly reports

5:24 pm Mar. 6, 2018

After more than two years of marriage, Atlanta’s own Usher and his wife have separated, according to an exclusive Us Weekly report.

The 39-year-old music superstar and spouse Grace Miguel issued a joint statement Tuesday to Us.

“After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple,” Usher and Miguel said in the statement. “We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through

Why Marvel stars held a fashion shoot on the Atlanta “Avengers” set

8:13 am Dec. 12, 2017

Marvel’s latest “Avengers” movie has been filming in Atlanta. It’s headquartered at Pinewood Studios in Fayette County and has done some location work as well. Shooting a massive blockbuster is a huge, time-consuming job but stars Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth made space for a little side hustle.

The stars are modeling limited-edition T-shirts that benefit The Solutions Project. It funds projects leading

Georgia tops California in feature film production, study finds

12:54 pm May. 24, 2017

Georgia tops the list of filming locations with California coming in fourth, behind the United Kingdom and Canada, a new industry study finds.

“Several years ago…Louisiana made national news when it hosted more of the major feature films released in 2013 than any other location worldwide. Fast forward to 2016, and it is another Southern U.S. state that finds itself in the top spot,” a lengthy study by FilmLA

Pucker up! A movie filming in Atlanta needs kissing couples

8:39 am May. 23, 2017

Teen romance-comedy “The Pact,” directed by Kay Cannon of “Pitch Perfect” renown, is filming in Atlanta and needs some extras ready to smooch.

The movie, starring Leslie Mann, John Cena and local Clark Gable look-alike Chad Sanborn, is about dads determined to shepherd their daughters through Prom Night with their virtues intact.

The folks casting extras need real couples in the mood to make out. They’re looking for people age 18 to

“Diary of Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” is long on bathroom jokes and mayhem

6:41 am May. 18, 2017

In between the first two Atlanta-filmed box-office blockbusters of the year (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and “The Fate of the Furious”) and our first big Georgia-produced popcorn flick of the summer (“Baywatch,” due out May 25) comes “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,” coming out Friday.

It’s the fourth movie to be adapted from author Jeff Kinney’s best-selling series, but the first to film here.

“This one was really different,