Atlanta people and places

Someone paid $16,000 for a sketch by President Donald Trump

1:13 pm Oct. 23, 2017

Someone has a new presidential addition to his or her art collection and paid $16,000 for it: a sketch of the Empire State Building by President Donald Trump.

Julien’s Auctions reports that a portion of proceeds from the hand-drawn work, created in “black market” and signed by Trump (before he was president), will be donated to National Public Radio. It was an item in the auction house’s biannual “Street, Contemporary & Celebrity

Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans will appear at the Fox Theatre to aid Puerto Rico

2:26 pm Oct. 20, 2017

Scarlett Johansson pitched a unique idea to aid storm-ravaged Puerto Rico and her fellow Marvel stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans. Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner have signed on as well. They’ll perform a reading of “Our Town” at the Fox Theatre on Nov. 6. Kenny Leon will direct. 

MORE: Where Marvel stars like to hang out in Atlanta

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Fox Business anchor Neil Cavuto celebrates a career milestone, personal growth

5:40 pm Oct. 18, 2017

Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto beat Stage 4 cancer and was dealing with a multiple sclerosis diagnosis when he got some more great news from his doctors: he needed open-heart surgery. 

With hospitals finally in the rear-view mirror after his return a little over a year ago, Cavuto, who is also senior vice president and managing editor of business news for both Fox News and Fox Business, reflected on how weathering

Where Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. were spotted on Saturday night

1:34 pm Oct. 16, 2017

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. have been in Atlanta filming Marvel’s latest “Avengers” installation and took a little time out over the weekend to check out a spot in Midtown.

The two dined at Better Half, the restaurant that evolved from Zach and Cristina Meloy’s PushStart Kitchen Supper Club. (Former AJC dining critic John Kessler was a fan, calling the place “intriguing.“)

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John Schneider will meet fans at his new movie premiere on Friday

2:53 pm Oct. 12, 2017

Things you may not know about John Schneider:

He takes his coffee with honey. He was 17 when he auditioned for “The Dukes of Hazzard” but told casting folks he was 24. He moved from New York to Georgia at age 14 but considered it to be a move from the country to the city, not the other way around. (His family had lived outside of Manhattan and relocated to the

Actor Terry Crews says a Hollywood honcho once groped him

5:58 pm Oct. 10, 2017

As allegations of sexual misconduct by Hollywood entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein continue piling up and artists post messages of outrage at the accusations and support for the victims, actor Terry Crews has shared a painful personal story.

In a series of tweets, Crews, who has appeared in the series “Brooklyn Nine Nine,” Adam Sandler’s Netflix comedy “Ridiculous 6” and Atlanta-filmed “Single Moms Club” among other projects, said the Weinstein revelations have

Tyler Perry plans a live performance at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre

10:45 am Oct. 10, 2017

Tyler Perry’s latest movie, “Boo! A Madea Halloween 2,” is out Oct. 20 and he plans to take the stage for a live event a few weeks later.

“Higher Is Waiting: A Conversation with Tyler Perry” is planned for 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Fox Theatre. The book “Higher Is Waiting,” is due out Nov. 14. Guests at the live event will receive a copy, in conjunction with local indie