Atlanta people and places

A project filming in metro Atlanta needs white guys to play KKK members

9:46 am May. 22, 2017

A filming project set to roll in metro Atlanta needs white guys to portray KKK members.

The film is called “Best of Enemies,” with “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson, who portrayed brilliant NASA mathematician in Atlanta-filmed and Oscar-nominated “Hidden Figures.”

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“Enemies” explores “North Carolina’s decision to integrate black and white schools,” according to detailed casting info just

“A Bad Moms Christmas” will film in Buckhead this week

7:25 am May. 22, 2017

“A Bad Moms Christmas,” the sequel to “Bad Moms,” will film in Buckhead this week and traffic may be affected somewhat.

“Returning as the stars of ‘Bad Moms Christmas’ are the triple threat cast of Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn as Amy, Kiki and Carla,” STXfilms said in a press release emailed to the AJC when the movie started production “This time around, the bad moms receive a

“Hidden Figures” director Ted Melfi on his quirky new Atlanta project

7:23 am May. 18, 2017

Director Ted Melfi teamed up with a brilliant cast to bring a fascinating true story to the big screen with Atlanta-filmed “Hidden Figures.” His latest locally shot project couldn’t be more different: a series of decidedly quirky ads for the Atlanta-based Havertys furniture company.

Themed “Havertys Can Make Your Home Look Perfect, Even When Life Isn’t,” the campaign conceived by the Unbound agency showcases furniture in a uniquely memorable way.

Mo’Nique calls out Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels

3:18 pm May. 15, 2017

Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique called out Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels in a (totally NSFW) standup bit at the Apollo Theater.

UPDATE: Why Oprah Winfrey jumped out of her car to talk to a stranger

“It would kill me not to say the real (bleep),” she says in the segment captured and posted on Instagram here.

MORE: Oprah Winfrey’s inspiring speech to Agnes Scott graduates

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Why former President Bill Clinton was in Atlanta Saturday night

7:49 am Apr. 30, 2017

The day after President Donald Trump visited Atlanta to address the NRA’s national convention, former President Bill Clinton came to town.

Suffice it to say they had very different itineraries.

Clinton delivered the keynote address at Emory University School of Law’s Centennial Gala. Georgia’s former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn (an Emory alum) received the school’s Centennial Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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NRA convention starts with (what else?) a bang

3:58 pm Apr. 27, 2017

Shortly after Sidney, Ohio twins Blaine and Aaron Simpson, 11, arrived with their mom and grandfather for the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in downtown Atlanta they were firing pellets from air rifles at a variety of moving targets.

The boys eagerly chattered about what they were most looking forward to – checking out manufacturer displays, visiting with exhibitor friends they’ve met at past conventions – but were stumped when

Vin Diesel once rejected the first “Fast and Furious” sequel

7:24 am Apr. 25, 2017

Believe it or not, there was a time when Vin Diesel rejected the idea of a “Fast and Furious” sequel.

No. 8 in the series, “Fate of the Furious,” is currently tearing up the box office with an international total approaching $1 billion, but back in the day, he thought the original should stand alone.

“Back in the 80s and 90s if you sequelized a movie you lost every chance of

Paula Deen to open a new restaurant at the old Uncle Bubba’s site

10:05 am Apr. 24, 2017

Three years after the sudden closing of Uncle Bubba’s Seafood & Oyster House, celebrity Southern chef Paula Deen plans to open a new restaurant at the site.

Paula Deen’s Creek House, an enterprise she’ll run with her sons Jamie and Bobby, judging from the new spot’s official photo (see below) will serve “traditional seafood dishes and southern favorites including chargrilled oysters, shrimp ‘n grits and mouthwatering steaks” according to its