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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


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

John Legend captivated a sold out crowd at Atlanta's Chastain Park Amphitheatre in July 2014. File photo: Robb Cohen

John Legend, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake to perform at Oscars

2:45 pm Feb. 10, 2017

John Legend, who with rapper Common was awarded a 2015 Oscar for “Glory,” the ballad written for Atlanta-filmed “Selma,” is among the performers who will perform at the 2017 Oscars. Legend is following the December release of his “Darkness and Light” album with a spring tour that will roll through Chastain Park Amphitheatre May 19.

MORE: The Atlanta connections among this year’s Academy Awards nominations

Atlanta-filmed “Hidden Figures” is up

Photo courtesy of MBUSA

NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey spotted at pre Super Bowl parties in Houston

5:44 pm Feb. 5, 2017

HOUSTON – “Real Housewives of Atlanta” personalities NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey are among the notables popping up at private parties this week.

Mercedes-Benz sponsored two parties on Saturday night – “Rolling Stone Live” and “Wheels Up Super Saturday Tailgate.” Both featured famous people posing next to fancy cars:  Jon Hamm, Adrian Grenier, Odell Beckham Jr., Jameis Winston, Nas, Chanel Iman, and Ray Lewis all were on the guest list.

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AJC file photo:  Curtis Compton,

Vice President Mike Pence is headed to the Super Bowl

3:39 pm Feb. 5, 2017

HOUSTON – Vice President Mike Pence apparently is on his way.

Pence tweeted a photo indicating he will be in attendance when the Falcons and Patriots meet for Super Bowl 51.

There’s been no indication President Donald Trump would attend. Were that the case, the already extraordinarily tight security would ratchet up even more.

MORE: Lady Gaga gets carried away during her Super Bowl warm-up

Who flew a drone over the Falcons’


Watch AJC Falcons writer suit up for the Super Bowl 

12:28 pm Feb. 5, 2017

HOUSTON – AJC Falcons writer D. Orlando Ledbetter is going to be the sharpest dressed man at the Super Bowl today.

Watch him get his look together with a little assist from columnist Jeff Schultz.


Vice President Mike Pence will attend Super Bowl LI

Lady Gaga gets carried away during her Super Bowl warm-up

NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey spotted at pre-Super Bowl parties in Houston 

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