Atlanta people and places

“Stranger Things” to stranger “Bachelorette:” Show biz types tweet about International Women’s Day

1:12 pm Mar. 8, 2018

Thursday is International Women’s Day, an annual event that recognizes women’s achievements and challenges around the world.

And even out of this world, as this tweet from the women of “Dr. Who” makes clear:

In fact, show biz’s fingerprints are all over Twitter this International Women’s Day.

Some of the tweets celebrate a group of accomplished women en masse:

And some just show them celebrating en mess:

There are many fitting reminders of how

Usher and his wife have split up, Us Weekly reports

5:24 pm Mar. 6, 2018

After more than two years of marriage, Atlanta’s own Usher and his wife have separated, according to an exclusive Us Weekly report.

The 39-year-old music superstar and spouse Grace Miguel issued a joint statement Tuesday to Us.

“After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple,” Usher and Miguel said in the statement. “We remain deeply connected, loving friends who will continue supporting each other through

About Chadwick Boseman’s “Wakanda Forever” whiskey

2:23 pm Mar. 4, 2018

This incredible photo of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman holding a bottle of “Wakanda Forever” whiskey at the 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards brings two thoughts to mind:

That’ll be the perfect way to toast the

What covering the 2017 NRA convention was like

8:03 am Feb. 24, 2018

Last year’s National Rifle Association convention brought 80,000 people to downtown Atlanta, and on opening day I interviewed some of the nicest people I’d ever met.

Given the heated protests that preceded the April 2017 event at the Georgia World Congress Center and the “fake news media” narrative some have embraced, I thought covering it might be awkward. Nope. To a person, everyone I approached wasn’t just friendly.

George and Amal Clooney give money to, say they’ll be at Parkland survivors’ D.C. march

4:29 pm Feb. 20, 2018

New parents George and Amal Clooney have thrown their support behind the young people organizing next month’s “March for Our Lives” in Washington D.C.

The high profile couple said Tuesday they are donating $500,000 in the name of their 8-month old twins to a group of teen survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. They also indicated they would  attend the March 24th

Marvel director owns and shoots guns, calls for reform

1:33 pm Feb. 15, 2018

Director James Gunn owns guns for safety and sporting purposes, but is among the many prominent voices demanding reform following Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school.

“I, like many Americans, enjoy guns for sporting purposes and feel safer having one in my home to protect myself and my family,” Gunn said in a Twitter thread. “But I also think there are a few things we can do to

How much did “Black Panther” spend in Georgia?

1:22 pm Feb. 8, 2018

“Black Panther” left a lot of green in Georgia.

The Marvel blockbuster due out Feb. 16 spent $73 million, Motion Picture Association of America Chairman and CEO Charles H. Rivkin said during the red carpet ahead of Wednesday night’s premiere at the Fox Theatre.

“When a movie’s made, it’s not just the actors and the technicians,” he said. “It’s all the community that benefits. It’s the caterers and the hairdressers and the

What Michael B. Jordan had to give up for “Black Panther”

7:00 am Feb. 6, 2018

The upcoming Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther” could hardly be more highly anticipated, and early sneak-peek reviews laud it as phenomenal. Starring in the movie was no a walk in the park for Michael B. Jordan, who plays Erik Killmonger, though.

MYAJC: “All the world has been waiting” for Atlanta-filmed “Black Panther”

How to win free tickets to see “Black Panther” early

“I would work out two to three