Atlanta people and places

Young love, loss explored in “Everything, Everything”

6:35 am May. 18, 2017

“Everything, Everything,” due for a Friday release, wasn’t filmed in Atlanta but did have a well-attended advance screening, luncheon and panel discussion here recently. Its star Amandla Stenberg has been in Atlanta lately filming a different movie, “The Darkest Minds.” So we’re claiming it.

“This is kind of like my first leading role, ” she said during the screening event, held at SCADShow in Midtown and the W hotel across the

Dwight Howard is taking his mom to Australia for Mother’s Day!

4:45 pm May. 14, 2017

Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard has a serious Mother’s Day gift up his sleeve: he and Mom are headed to Australia. (Scroll down for video).

“My mom is a hard working, strong woman. I watched her grind every single day to make ends meet. She would give her last for myself and my brother and my sister and for that we’re forever grateful.”

Howard was at the Sunday afternoon premiere of Atlanta-filmed

Oprah Winfrey at Agnes Scott College commencement

7:25 am May. 13, 2017

Oprah Winfrey delivered an impassioned commencement address at Agnes Scott College  – one of the metro Atlanta locations where her HBO movie “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” filmed – Saturday morning. After a roaring welcome

How to watch Oprah Winfrey’s commencement speech at Agnes Scott on Saturday

1:51 pm May. 12, 2017

Oprah Winfrey, whose HBO movie “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” was filmed mostly in Atlanta and whose OWN series “Greenleaf” films here, will speak at Agnes Scott College’s 128th graduation ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

You can watch her comments via livestream here.

MORE: That time Oprah was spotted shopping at the Buckhead Whole Foods

Oprah says Atlanta-filmed “Greenleaf” has been a dream come true

Andy Young to celebrate his 85th with Joe Biden and Usher. You’re invited!

12:01 pm May. 12, 2017

Former Atlanta Mayor and UN Ambassador Andy Young will celebrate his 85th birthday with former Vice President Joe Biden, actor Anthony Anderson and recording artists Usher, Jill Scott, Wyclef Jean, Estelle and Anthony Brown. You’re invited!

The 2017 Andrew J. Young International Leadership Awards & 85th Birthday Tribute, hosted by Anderson and featuring musical performances, will be at 7:30 p.m. June 3 at Philips Arena. Tickets start at $85 and are available here. Tickets benefit

Celebrity Mother’s Day mystery! Guess who this little guy grew up to be!

9:44 am May. 12, 2017

Can you guess who this handsome young fella grew up to be?

Hint: He’s a devoted father and husband known not only for his success as a recording artist and actor but also for the hot new restaurant he recently opened. Not to mention his many philanthropic endeavors.

MORE: Mother’s Day 2017: Restaurants that treat mom for free!

Kids quiz their moms as Mother’s Day approaches

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Robert Downey Jr. invites you to visit the “Avengers” set in Atlanta

7:31 am May. 10, 2017

Robert Downey Jr. is back in Atlanta for the filming of Marvel’s next two “Avengers” movies and would love for you to run down and visit.

“I’m set ready,” he says in a clip posted on his Instagram page. “Are you?”

MORE: That time RDJ showed up at the Buckhead Diner rocking his fanny pack

“Captain America” stars cheer on the Atlanta Hawks

Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans spotted

Why Shaquille O’Neal is installing home security systems in metro Atlanta

12:45 pm May. 6, 2017

Shaquille O’Neal is something of a Renaissance man, having made the transition from NBA star to analyst .. and comic actor, viral video star and even a one-time Lyft driver.

MORE: This 30-second video of Shaq doing Shakespeare is the best thing you’ll see all day

Why Shaq always eats dessert first

That time Shaq surprised neighborhood kids and police officers

Watch Shaq sing Christmas carols

Chipper Jones says writing about his troubled past was “therapeutic”

4:19 pm May. 5, 2017

Longtime Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has lots of great memories to savor and reflects happily on them in his new memoir, “Ballplayer.”

But the switch-hitting powerhouse also had some grim chapters to relive when putting his 19-year career down on paper (with the help of his co-author, former AJC sportswriter Carroll Rogers Walton). Namely, the extramarital activities that ended his first marriage.

UPDATE: Dr. Karin Luise, Chipper’s first wife,