A fresh-from-vacation Poncey-Highland resident Jane Fonda and her pooch pal Tulea relaxing with ginger margaritas at Spice Market at the W hotel in Midtown. Well, OK, technically, the Tony nominee and a two-legged companion were the ones imbibing. The visit home will be brief. Fonda is due back in New York to attend the Tony Awards Sunday night where she’s a Lead Actress nominee for “33 Variations.”
Film director and Morehouse grad Spike Lee dining on the nigiri sushi platter with hamachi and salmon at Steel in Midtown.
Buzz just got off the phone with Philips Arena Senior Vice-President Trey Feazell and he provided us with a lot of answers about the ticketless credit card purchase program that the downtown venue will incorporate at the Nov. 29 Miley Cyrus show.
As many Buzz readers have pointed out on our previous blog entry, the move is intended to keep the tickets out of the hands of scalpers.
“We did a few [paperless] tickets at the AC/DC show but we’ve never done an entire house before,” Feazell told us. “We realize it will be important to get information out there in advance so that fans are properly informed.”
After fans purchase their tickets online, they must bring the same credit card with them to the concert along with government-issued IDs for all concert-goers. Your entire party will need to be together, the same way many restaurants seat parties these days.
Feazell says that after your credit card is swiped, the machine will spit out a paper receipt
Electronic hipsters Metro Station will open for Cyrus.
American Express card members can score pre-sale tickets starting June 10 at 10:00 a.m. General public tickets go on sale June 13 at 10:00 a.m.
Parents, take note: All tickets to the show will be sold exclusively through “paperless ticket delivery” which means fans will not receive a physical concert ticket for their entry into the event. According to tour reps, “Buying paperless helps ensure fans have secure and convenient access to event tickets at the original sale price. On the day of show, concert-goers just need to bring the credit card they used for the ticket purchase and their government-issued photo
Are you one of the 85,949 fans of the Atlanta Braves on the social networking time-suck known as Facebook?
Then, you may have an invitation in your FB e-mail in-box today inviting you to the Braves Facebook Friends Night Wednesday, June 10 at Turner Field.
Since Buzz is already a virtual friend of the ball club, we already have all the details, you see.
For $25, Facebook users will score entrance to the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, plus a ticket into the Golden Moon Casino Club Pavillion Level, two free drinks and admission to the Facebook friends pre-game party at The Top of the Chop above the stadium’s famous Chop House restaurant and bar.
The ball club’s non-pet-owning Facebook friends may want to watch their step on June 10, however. The evening also serves as the inaugural Bark in the Park After Dark for fans
June 3: Actor Tony Curtis is 84. Game show host Chuck Barris (”The Gong Show”) is 80. Singer Ian Hunter is 70. Singer Suzi Quatro is 59. Singer Deniece Williams is 58. Singer Dan Hill is 55. Actor Scott Valentine (”Family Ties”) is 51. Guitarist Kerry King of Slayer is 45. Singer Mike Gordon of Phish is 44. Newsman Anderson Cooper is 42. Country singer Jamie O’Neal is 41. Singers Ariel and Gabriel Hernandez of No Mercy are 38. Actress Lalaine Dupree (”Lizzie McGuire”) is 22.
For a few hours under bright sunny skies this week, the biggest thing 25 Bert’s Big Adventure families had to worry about during a reunion pool party at the Country Club of Roswell was a few wrinkled fingers.
While the seven-year-old non-profit for kids with chronic or terminal illnesses is best known for sponsoring its big annual outing to Disney World, Bert Weiss told Buzz Tuesday the reunion also serves a significant purpose.
“The families form a very unique bond on the Disney trip,” Weiss explained. “Unless your family is going through those challenges, it’s difficult to relate to their experiences. Unless you’re got the daily struggle of converting a van for your wheelchair-bound kid or are trying to get your school equipped with ramps, you might not get it. These families speak the same language and it’s important for them to continue that dialogue with
Former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice dining at Aria restaurant in Buckhead Monday night. The posh eatery, helmed by executive chef Gerry Klaskala, whipped up the porcini mushroom ravioli with proscuitto and parmigiano reggiano and hazelnut-crusted mountain trout with crab smashed potatoes, Vidalia spring onions and English peas for the dignitary and her dinner companion. We hear that Rice was catching up with her old White House co-worker, former Assistant to the Secretary of State Anne Lyons.
Brian, the Atlanta 32-year-old IT professional who got sent packing by Jillian Harris on last week’s episode of “The Bachelorette” after jumping naked into a pool is living up to his “Pool Tool” nickname as he does the media rounds this week.
“I didn’t go looking for quote unquote love,” the cocksure single sales rep told Steve McCoy and Vikki Locke during an interview broadcast Tuesday on B98.5 FM. “But I was open to it.”
Of his rose-snatching stunt on the show, Brian explained: “I’ve been known to get naked. Everyone knows I’m a bit of a maniac.”
Of his favorite places in Atlanta to meet women, he said: “I can meet women at Chipotle [Mexican restaurants] or the Publix. It doesn’t really matter. I can say, ‘What’s up, sister? Let’s grab a beer Tuesday night.’ ”
Brian says some of his girlfriends in Atlanta talked him into doing the ABC reality show. “They’re
“Yeah, I’m Father of the Year, right?”
— WSB newscaster Jeff Hullinger Tuesday morning to B98.5 FM’s Steve McCoy and Vikki Locke, commenting on taking his six-year-old to the F-bomb-lobbing, Tony-winning musical “Jersey Boys,” running through June 21 at the Fox Theatre. For the record, the Fox warns parents about the show’s “age appropriateness” on its Website (they suggest the show is for those 13 and older).
Our suggestion to the Fox patrons who have taken exception to the actors’ portraying The Four Seasons vocal group talking like, well, Jersey boys? You may want to steer clear of “Spring Awakening,” the 2007 Best Musical Tony winner when it comes to the Fox next March. There’s an entire musical number in the second act devoted to a particular word. .
June 2: Actress Sally Kellerman is 72. Actor Ron Ely (”Tarzan”) is 71. Actor Stacy Keach is 68. Singer William Guest with Gladys Knight and the Pips is 68. Drummer Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones is 68. Composer Marvin Hamlisch is 65. Actor Jerry Mathers (”Leave It To Beaver”) is 61. Actress Joanna Gleason is 59. Actor Dennis Haysbert (”24″) is 55. Comedian Dana Carvey is 54. Singer Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet is 49. Comedian Wayne Brady is 37. Keyboardist Tim Rice-Oxley of Keane is 33. Actor Zachary Quinto (”Heroes”) is 32. Actress Nikki Cox (”Unhappily Ever After”) is 31. Actor Justin Long (”Accepted,” “Dodgeball”) is 31. Actor Deon Richmond (”Van Wilder,” “Scream 3″) is 31. Drummer Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes is 29. Country singer Dan Cahoon of Marshall Dyllon is 26.