Atlanta people and places

Rare footage shows Whitney Houston rehearsing ‘I’m Your Baby Tonight’

12:27 pm May. 14, 2018

Joey Nolfi, Entertainment Weekly

The first clip from Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald’s upcoming documentary about Whitney Houston’s life offers an intimate peek at the late icon’s performative drive.

In the short preview (released Monday ahead of the project’s Cannes Film Festival debut), Houston takes to a stage to prepare for a live show.

Clad in a T-shirt and heels with a towel draped around her neck, Houston runs through choreography with backup dancers

Why Melissa McCarthy calls Atlanta home now

7:06 am May. 10, 2018

OPELIKA, Ala. – Actress Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone have put down roots in Atlanta.

“We’re officially Atlanta residents now. Like, literally,” McCarthy told the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution last week during the red-carpet premiere

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

Katt Williams to perform at Philips Arena

4:44 pm Jan. 2, 2018

Katt Williams performs at Philips Arena at 8 p.m. March 16. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at

Promotional information bills him as a “legendary stand-up comedian, world-renowned actor, rapper and vanguard in an elite category of professionally-touring comics.”

No mention of his many encounters with law enforcement.


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