Atlanta people and places

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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The prank Georgia fans pulled on Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield

8:43 am Dec. 4, 2017

Shortly after fans learned the University of Georgia will meet the University of Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 someone pulled an epic prank on Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield.

The Heisman frontrunner, Mayfield has completed 71 percent of his passes for 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns this season. He’s added 310 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. Despite 369 pass attempts, he only threw five interceptions, noted

Time announces Person of the Year finalists

8:22 am Dec. 4, 2017

President Donald Trump might be Time’s Person of the Year.

Or it might be Kim Jong Un.

Or Colin Kaepernick.

Or the #MeToo Movement.

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Despite Trump’s recent tweet suggesting he’d passed on the honor, the magazine hasn’t declared who makes the cut but is releasing its short list.

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See Time’s full list here.

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Marvel star Chris Pratt warns of dangerous imposter

7:19 am Dec. 1, 2017

Marvel star Chris Pratt, who with his “Guardians of the Galaxy” colleagues shows up at the end of the recently released trailer for “Avengers: Infinity War,” warns that someone pretending to be him is contacting fans trying to get phone numbers and other personal info. He’s not amused.

“Please know, I find this behavior reprehensible,” Pratt wrote in an Instagram post. “If I find out who it is I’ll have their

Anthony Senerchia Jr., who inspired ice bucket challenge, has died

7:01 am Dec. 1, 2017

Anthony Senerchia Jr., credited with inspiring the “ice bucket challenge” that saw celebrities, sports figures, members of fire and police departments and others get doused in the name of charity, has died.

A high school football captain in his youth, Senerchia was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2003, shortly after he got married. He lived 10 years beyond what doctors initially feared, determined to share as much of

Garrison Keillor’s post-firing statement is very different from Matt Lauer’s

8:28 am Nov. 30, 2017

Author and longtime radio host Garrison Keillor was fired on Wednesday amid allegations of improper conduct. Minnesota Public Radio did not specify details; Keillor told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that his crime was patting a woman on the back in a show of consolation.

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Keillor’s dismissal was announced, coincidentally, not long after NBC announced it had

Matt Lauer’s statement a day after his firing

7:10 am Nov. 30, 2017

Longtime NBC host Matt Lauer issued a statement of contrite apology a day after he was fired.

His “Today” cohosts learned and then reported the news just as Wednesday’s broadcast began. Today’s show began with his former colleague Savannah Guthrie reading Lauer’s statement:

“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am