Atlanta people and places

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

Who’s Tyler Perry backing in the Atlanta mayoral race?

7:32 am Dec. 5, 2017

Entertainment mogul filmmaker Tyler Perry has enjoyed a strong friendship with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed during the years Reed has run the city. He gives Hizzoner a shout-out in his newly released inspirational book “Higher is Waiting,” crediting Reed with turning him onto the Fort McPherson property where his studio complex is now located.

So, who’s looking good to him in the contest to succeed Reed?

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How Atlanta said goodbye to the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead

6:00 pm Dec. 1, 2017

As of today Buckhead has a glamorous new hotel at the corner of Lenox and Peachtree roads.

The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, a 507-room property that includes 56 luxury suites, a new Legacy Ballroom and renovated bar and restaurant area, pays homage to Buckhead’s founder of lore, John Whitley. The farmer and landowner shot and dressed a deer in the mid 1800s and mounted its head on a post, tagging

Marvel mashup! “Guardians of the Galaxy” stars in “Avengers” trailer

12:27 pm Nov. 29, 2017

The new trailer for Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” is out and it stars .. everyone.

Hey, Captain America. Hey, Iron Man. Hey Hulk, Dr. Strange, Black Panther, Falcon, Black Widow, Spidey .. (that’s Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anthony Mackie, Scarlett Johansson and Tom Holland of course). And on and on.

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Here’s Chris Hemsworth on the set

Caught on video: Dads duke it out at the Georgia-Georgia Tech game

7:01 pm Nov. 26, 2017

Two guys in the running for sportsman of the year were caught on a video clip taken at the Georgia-Georgia Tech game.

The sorry episode was billed as “Dad fight,” although it’s unclear if these guys are actually dads.

Georgia claimed a lopsided victory on Saturday. See AJC sports writer Ken Sugiura’s post-game report card here.

It’s unclear when the mid-game boxing match broke out .. but we’re gonna go out on