Atlanta people and places

Strong celebrity support for today’s marches demanding gun control

9:39 am Mar. 24, 2018

The nationwide March for Our Lives movement steps off in cities throughout the country today. The young activists organizing the events have strong celebrity backing.

“Time for gun laws to change,” posted Marvel star Chris Evans, appearing as Captain America next in Atlanta-filmed “Avengers: Infinity War” next month.

“We stand in solidarity with the survivors of gun violence and student activists who are calling for action on common sense gun safety

Will Packer’s “Night School” needs a few more extras

2:48 pm Mar. 23, 2018

“Night School” is back in session.

The Will Packer produced comedy starring his frequent collaborator Kevin Hart; the hysterical Tiffany Haddish, breakout star of “Girls Trip;” and Taran Killam aka Buford Calloway, the Atlanta resident who seeks refuge from winter storms by pointing his Escalaaahd toward the highway, is doing some reshoot work on Monday.

MORE: Here’s Kevin Hart on the set of “Night School”

People are mocking “Avengers: Infinity War” hype

8:53 am Mar. 23, 2018

Former Falcon Dunta Robinson and friends at Mercedes-Benz this week

9:13 am Mar. 21, 2018

Former Atlanta Falcons player Dunta Robinson and a host of friends from his playing days are gearing up for some intense competition at Mercedes-Benz Stadium this week. Fellow Falcons emeritus Alge Crumpler, Roddy White and Brian Finneran, UGA turned Kansas City Chiefs player Justin Houston and many others are expected at the matchup.

Instead of football, though, the guys will be playing cornhole. The charity toss-off is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Falcons’ new

VIDEO: Stacy Halstead talks about the day Tripp was injured

9:33 am Mar. 16, 2018

Tripp Halstead died Thursday at age 7, five years after he was critically injured when a tree limb came crashing down in the yard of his day care.

The then 2-year-old had been running around with his friends that day in 2012. Horrified teachers heard the crack before the limb came down but couldn’t get to Tripp quickly enough.  “That’s when our whole world changed,” Halstead said during a 2017 luncheon, themed

“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

A visit with “A Wrinkle in Time” star Storm Reid

6:00 am Mar. 6, 2018

Working with with all-star cast was an extraordinary opportunity, Reid added.

“They were all so amazing. I learned constant graciousness,” she said. “Even though they’ve been in this business for such a long time they are