Atlanta people and places

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.”

We got a moment with these two talented guys the

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.

In the People interview heralding her quintuple triumph

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

Marvel would love to film in Hollywood but keeps filming in Atlanta instead

4:39 pm Apr. 18, 2017

Marvel would love to film its superhero blockbusters in Hollywood but keeps filming in Atlanta instead.

The reason why is simple. It’s much less expensive to film here, thanks to Georgia’s film-friendly tax policies.

“If you ask any business person, they would say that’s the biggest part of it,” brand president Kevin Feige told reporters during a tour of Marvel Studios’ California facility, Deadline reported.

“We’d love to make movies (in Hollywood),” he continued.

James Gunn will write, direct “Guardians of the Galaxy 3”

11:22 am Apr. 18, 2017

“Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2” isn’t even out yet but fans can rejoice at some exciting news: there will be a threequel.

“I’m returning to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” director James Gunn said in an expansive social media post. (The entire thing is below).

GG2 filmed at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios facility in Fayette County; presumably GG3 will shoot here as well.


“Fast 8” has a record-breaking opening weekend at the box office

8:05 am Apr. 17, 2017

Atlanta-filmed “Fate of the Furious,” the eighth in the high-speed, high-performing “Fast and the Furious” series, zoomed to the top of the box office charts in its opening weekend. ”

With a haul exceeding $500 million, the action movie directed by F. Gary Gray left the previous record holder, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” in the proverbial rearview window.

“Thank you for the support,” Gray posted via social media.

“Grateful, humbled and