Atlanta people and places

WATCH: Ellen DeGeneres and Snoop Dogg dance at a private party

11:54 am Mar. 27, 2017

Ellen DeGeneres and Snoop Dogg danced the night away at a recent private party and of course, someone shot cell-phone video of the impromptu performance.

“I was really getting down,” Ellen said as she narrated the clip during her show. “I don’t know why, but after I had been up there dancing with Snoop, I was hungry for Cheetos.”

(You either get that last joke or you don’t. You probably do.)

Snoop made headlines

Rachel Dolezal has a book coming out and has changed her name

1:18 pm Mar. 24, 2017

Rachel Dolezal, who was ousted from her role as a local NAACP president in Washington state and lost a part-time university teaching job after it was revealed that she is a white, still identifies as black but has changed her name.

She has a new book coming out: “In Full Color.”

PAST COVERAGE: “Are you ashamed of being white” a host on “The Real” asks Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal explains that she was

Plaza Theatre damage moves some Atlanta Film Festival events

7:10 am Mar. 24, 2017

How’s this for dramatic timing: right before Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre was due to host the Atlanta Film Festival, damage caused during a previous private party is forcing a few last-minute changes.

The theater didn’t spell out a lot of details, saying only  that “damage caused by a third party during a private event rental on March 18″ was to blame. No one was hurt, but the impact is clear.

Jermaine Dupri concert launch event showcases social media’s power

2:27 pm Mar. 23, 2017

Remember when aspiring music stars dreamt of having their single played on the radio? How quaint. An event held this week pairing music industry veterans and a clutch of up and comers illustrated just how much things have changed.

So So Def CEO and “The Rap Game” executive producer Jermaine Dupri, rapper and broadcast personality Da Brat and Scream Nation CEO Michael Mauldin were joined by talented young artists who have

The Rock and Zac Efron dress up, haul refrigerators in “Baywatch” trailer

7:35 am Mar. 23, 2017

Zac Efron and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson go undercover, hide among the dead, occasionally spar and haul refrigerators in the big-screen adaptation of the “Baywatch” series. The movie is due out May 26.

MORE: Check out this photo of Zac mid-air on the “Baywatch” set

Why Zac Efron got a new phone for a fan

How The Rock saved Kevin Hart’s life that time

It filmed in Tybee Island –

Celebrity “Cat Daddy” Jackson Galaxy at Furkids event this Saturday

7:30 am Mar. 22, 2017

With his tattoos, piercings, trendy beard and eyeglasses and rocker vibe, Jackson Galaxy might seem like the kind of guy whose pet would be some snarling beast at the end of a chain. Maybe an exotic reptile.

Although he does have pet dogs (and a turtle), Galaxy is famous for his near mystical ability to connect with felines and correct various behavior issues. The “Cat Daddy,” as he’s known,

Omarosa praises Trump’s actions on HBCUs, other topics

7:39 am Mar. 21, 2017

Reality show personality turned Donald Trump operative Omarosa Manigault praised the president’s actions on historically black colleges and universities and other issues, saying, “Every single promise he made we’ve outlined and we are checking off

Atlanta-filmed “Baby Driver” honored at SXSW

11:13 am Mar. 20, 2017

“Baby Driver,” a high-speed thriller with Ansel Elgort in the title role and also starring Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Jon Bernthal and Eiza González, felt the love deep in the heart of Texas.

The movie, filmed in Atlanta and due out Aug. 11, was among the Audience Award winners at the prestigious SXSW festival.

Here’s a link to all the winners in film and other categories.

Elgort plays a getaway driver