Atlanta people and places

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

President Donald Trump, VP Mike Pence make history at NRA

2:38 pm May. 4, 2018

DALLAS – President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both addressed the National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits today, the first time a president and vice president have appeared jointly.

“We love Texas!” Trump said after chants of USA! USA! died down. Trump ticked off a long list of local politicians to thank and endorse including Gov. Greg Abbott and his one-time opponent, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, both up

Donald Trump and Alyssa Milano are both headed to NRA convention

7:03 am May. 3, 2018

DALLAS – The NRA’s 147th annual convention starts here today. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are scheduled to address the gathering on Friday; prominent protesters including actress Alyssa Milano are on the way as well.

“Everything’s so politically sensitive,” said Bruce Ross, who was among the vendors setting up on Wednesday at the enormous Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, where the event will be held. His booth sells books

When Barbara Bush met Matt Ryan

8:12 pm Apr. 17, 2018

The 2017 Super Bowl featured the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, with Lady Gaga performing at halftime. But Barbara and George H.W. Bush were stars of the pregame show.

The former president and his

CNN: Trump not invited to Royal Wedding; Obamas not going either

10:49 am Apr. 10, 2018

Cancel that shipment of monogrammed “Harry & Meghan” towels from the White House!

CNN is reporting that President Donald Trump is not invited to the Royal Wedding on May 19th in Windsor, England.

Former President Barack Obama and wife Michelle won’t be there either, despite having a close and apparently fun-loving relationship with groom-to-be Prince Harry in particular. Though it’s not clear if the Obamas were invited and just have

Strong celebrity support for today’s marches demanding gun control

9:39 am Mar. 24, 2018

The nationwide March for Our Lives movement steps off in cities throughout the country today. The young activists organizing the events have strong celebrity backing.

“Time for gun laws to change,” posted Marvel star Chris Evans, appearing as Captain America next in Atlanta-filmed “Avengers: Infinity War” next month.

“We stand in solidarity with the survivors of gun violence and student activists who are calling for action on common sense gun safety