Atlanta people and places

The beautiful bartenders at Atlanta’s top strip clubs

11:40 am Nov. 3, 2017

Strippers are on strike in New York amid workplace tensions including what the entertainers say is growing competition from bartenders. The issue stems from a new trend among clubs, where gorgeous bartenders with robust social media followings have replaced the staid, fully clad mixologists of times gone by.

“Dancers vs the Bartenders. Smh… We all have to just face the fact that it’s a new day,” said hip hop DJ

Chris Hemsworth suits up on the Midtown set of Marvel’s “Avengers”

9:54 am Nov. 3, 2017

Marvel’s latest “Avengers” movie has been filming in Midtown this week.

Chris Hemsworth, shown here getting suited up and ready for action, has been spotted nearby in his downtime. He and Robert Downey Jr., also part of this week’s filming activity, each took in Cirque du Soleil’s “Luzia” performance at Atlantic Station recently.

MORE: Where Marvel stars like to hang out in Atlanta 

On Monday, several of the stars will team up

Kevin Spacey’s “apology” following assault allegations just made things worse

12:47 pm Oct. 30, 2017

Kevin Spacey’s statement issued in response to allegations he made aggressive, unwanted overtures decades ago toward then 14-year-old Anthony Rapp seems to have made a bad situation worse.

UPDATE: “House of Cards” has halted production due to Kevin Spacey case

Spacey, who would have been 26 at the time, did not deny the allegations that Rapp, a star of the “Star Trek: Discovery” series and Broadway and film versions of

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

What it’s like in Puerto Rico one month after Hurricane Maria 

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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.“)

Captain America and Iron-Man, as they are known