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Atlanta filming: Which “Pitch Perfect” star was spotted in Midtown?

1:17 pm Feb. 20, 2017

The Bellas are back!

“Pitch Perfect 3” has been filming in Atlanta, drawing the ladies together for more fun and songs. They’ve been working hard to get ready for a new collection of musical numbers, as indicated by the official video, above, released recently.

It’s due hit theaters in December. You know, just in time for Pitchmas.

For now, we can report that the fabulous Rebel Wilson dined at STK last week.


Honey Boo Boo’s Mama June will star in yet another TV show

6:54 am Feb. 17, 2017

“Mama June” Shannon, matriarch of the erstwhile “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” who went on to appear on “Marriage Boot Camp,” is set to hit the small screen once again.

“Who is ready for us to come back?” she said via Twitter. “Feb. 24 on WEtv.  Get ready, y’all won’t want to miss it. Love all of y’all.”

The new show airing on WE is “Mama June: Not to Hot.” The network describes

Image: CSPAN

Watch Ashton Kutcher’s emotional Senate testimony

1:23 pm Feb. 15, 2017

Ashton Kutcher became emotional at times during his powerful remarks to members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.

The father of two spoke with passion and eloquence about the initiatives of Thorn, the Los Angeles consortium he co-founded to combat technology’s role in the trafficking and exploitation of children.

“I’ve been on FBI raids where I’ve seen things that no person should ever see. I’ve seen video content

Open Road

“Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman will portray Thurgood Marshall in new film

7:40 am Feb. 15, 2017

Chadwick Boseman, who’s been filming the Marvel movie “Black Panther” in Atlanta, will portray U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in a film opening this fall.

From an announcement posted on director Reginald Hudlin’s web site:

“As the nation teeters on the brink of WWII, a nearly bankrupt NAACP sends Marshall to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur against his wealthy socialite employer in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial


About Melissa McCarthy’s next Atlanta-filmed movie

7:49 am Feb. 14, 2017

Melissa McCarthy, who is making headlines lately with her hilarious portrayal of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, has another Atlanta-filmed movie in the hopper.

“Life of the Party,” which filmed on area campuses including Agnes Scott and Clayton State University, is due out in May 2018.

MORE: Melissa McCarthy reveals how she lost 50 pounds

That time Melissa McCarthy surprised the audience at Atlantic Station

She and husband/director Ben Falcone team

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“Den of Thieves” with 50 Cent and O’Shea Jackson Jr. filming now in Atlanta

7:30 am Feb. 13, 2017

Action thriller “Den of Thieves,” starring Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and O’Shea Jackson Jr. – who played his dad Ice Cube in “Straight Outta Compton” – is filming now in Atlanta. The project also stars Gerard Butler and Pablo Schreiber.

PAST: Atlantic Station was tops in the nation for “Straight Outta Compton” ticket sales on debut weekend

The plot: “Every day, $120 million in cash is taken out of circulation and destroyed

Tim Tebow escorts a young lady to the 2016 Night to Shine event. Photo courtesy of the Tim Tebow Foundation

Tim Tebow is holding 375 proms tonight

7:37 am Feb. 10, 2017

The Tim Tebow Foundation is sponsoring the third annual Night to Shine, which supports a prom night experience for young people 14 and up with special needs.

The global event involves events run by volunteers “in more than 375 host churches in 50 states, 11 different countries on 6 continents and in 28 different denominations,” according to the NFL player turned analyst’s web site.

MORE: Tim Tebow posed for these