Atlanta people and places

How much did “Black Panther” spend in Georgia?

1:22 pm Feb. 8, 2018

“Black Panther” left a lot of green in Georgia.

The Marvel blockbuster due out Feb. 16 spent $73 million, Motion Picture Association of America Chairman and CEO Charles H. Rivkin said during the red carpet ahead of Wednesday night’s premiere at the Fox Theatre.

“When a movie’s made, it’s not just the actors and the technicians,” he said. “It’s all the community that benefits. It’s the caterers and the hairdressers and the

VIDEO: Celebs at Atlanta’s “Black Panther” premiere

8:33 am Feb. 8, 2018

A huge crowd packed the Fox Theatre Wednesday night for a premiere of Atlanta-filmed “Black Panther.” The Marvel blockbuster, which filmed here both on location and at the EUE/Screen Gems facility, is due out Feb. 16.

Samuel L. Jackson made a surprise appearance on stage to introduce the film. Watch his remarks here.

Ahead of time, celebs including Ludacris, Big Boi, John Amos, Kim Fields and Tyrese Gibson hit

VIDEO: Watch Samuel L. Jackson surprise “Black Panther” audience

7:30 am Feb. 8, 2018

Atlanta’s Fox Theatre was packed with an eager audience Wednesday night for the premiere screening of “Black Panther.”

The Marvel blockbuster is set mostly in fictitious Wakanda but filmed here. It was headquartered at the EUE/Screen Gems facility and did some shooting on location.

Local notables including recording artists/actors Big Boi, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris, actress Kim Fields and Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr joined movie honchos David Grant (vice president of

Leslie Jones is furious after dining at this Atlanta restaurant

8:49 am Feb. 7, 2018

Leslie Jones, who is in Atlanta working on the ABC series “Kevin Probably Saves the World,” is furious at the service she received at dinner.

UPDATE: Fans rally around the Buckhead restaurant Leslie Jones blasted

THE LATEST: Restaurant group president responds, saying Jones “was very mean to the staff.” His full statement is below.

The actress known for “Saturday Night Live” and “Ghostbusters” previously blasted the

“Confederate” television series appears to be shelved

6:47 am Feb. 7, 2018

HBO’s proposed new “Confederate” series might be history.

The backlash was swift at word the network was pondering plans to launch the drama from “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, set in some alternate universe where the South successfully secedes from the Union and slavery remains in place.

RELATED: Critics demand HBO scrap plans for “Confederate” series

“We have great respect for the dialogue and concern

What Michael B. Jordan had to give up for “Black Panther”

7:00 am Feb. 6, 2018

The upcoming Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther” could hardly be more highly anticipated, and early sneak-peek reviews laud it as phenomenal. Starring in the movie was no a walk in the park for Michael B. Jordan, who plays Erik Killmonger, though.

MYAJC: “All the world has been waiting” for Atlanta-filmed “Black Panther”

How to win free tickets to see “Black Panther” early

“I would work out two to three

Who gave the OK to use MLK’s voice in Super Bowl ad?

10:45 am Feb. 5, 2018

Amid the swift social media furor sparked by a pickup truck ad that used the voice of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change and its CEO, Rev. Bernice King, said in a social media message that neither the center nor King personally were the governing authorities who could have licensed the use.

Ram Trucks did indeed have permission to use the audio, though.