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2nd chance to win a free pair of AJC Peachtree Road Race numbers!

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UPDATE: We have selected the winner at random. Thanks all who entered!

Woo-hoo! We have ANOTHER pair of AJC Peachtree Road Race numbers to give away!

To enter, just leave a comment below. Feel free to share your running story, your unique training routine, or why you’d like to run the Peachtree this year.

The winner will be selected at random at 5 p.m. today, and we’ll notify the winner via email. You’ll then need to submit your registration information to the Atlanta Track Club by 5 p.m. Friday. We’ll send full details to the winner.

Good luck!

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

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Scene on the green: Drunken antics reported at Piedmont Driving Club

The Piedmont Driving Club is known for elegant events such as this past Atlanta Ballet Ball.

The Piedmont Driving Club, known for elegant events such as this past Atlanta Ballet Ball, apparently experienced some recent unpleasantness.

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The Piedmont Driving Club, usually the scene of air-kissing luncheons and elegant charity galas, is dealing with allegations of unsavory drunken antics more in keeping with the comedy “Caddyshack.”

A letter from a club member sent to the club’s president and general manager and first obtained and posted by the Deadspin web site, complains in detail about uncharacteristically rowdy behavior at a recent golfing event.

“One member decided to play the 14th hole completely naked,” the letter said. “I have not researched it, but I suspect this is a crime in Georgia.”

It goes downhill from there, with members reportedly taking al fresco bathroom breaks on the …

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Kim Kardashian apologizes for calling Indian food disgusting

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AP photo

Kim Kardashian’s people issued a statement from the ubiquitous reality show personality, evidently fearing an off-hand remark about a meal could be perceived as culturally insensitive.

“So on this week’s episode of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians,’ I said that I thought Indian food was disgusting. In NO way was this intended as an insult to the Indian people or their culture. This is just my own personal taste,” Kardashian said in the statement.

She went on to say, “There are a lot of foods I don’t like… I hate cilantro and peppers, and there are definitely some Armenian foods that I personally find disgusting, but that doesn’t reflect my opinions on other Armenian people or my culture.”

Earlier this month part of a dating service ad starring Ashton Kutcher was pulled over fears that it was culturally insensitive. Kutcher portrayed a number of characters, including a fussy fashionista, a Southern dude with tattoos and a man with an Indian accent – that …

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Win a free pair of AJC Peachtree Road Race numbers!

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UPDATE: The winner has been selected by random drawing and notified by email. Thanks to all who entered. Happy running!

Ready to run?

Organizers expect 60,000 people this July 4 at the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race. If you want to be among them yet did not snag a number during this year’s lottery, listen up. We have a pair of AJC Peachtree Road Race numbers that we’d love for you to have!

Entering to win them is easy: just leave a comment below. Feel free to share your running story, your unique training routine, or why you’d like to run the Peachtree this year.

While you’re at it check out the AJC Peachtree Road Race Facebook page, and Twitter account. And don’t miss the AJC Peachtree Road Race page, with great training tips, results from past years and more.

The winner will be selected at random at noon today, and we’ll notify the winner via email. You’ll then need to submit your registration information to the Atlanta Track Club by 5 p.m. Friday. We’ll send full details to …

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Thanks to “Real Housewives,” Atlanta is dubbed 7th worst dressed

484301_10150853659258402_558013401_9883838_656407198_n-478x718Atlanta ranked #7 in Travel + Leisure’s list of “America’s Worst-Dressed People,” and the Real Housewives of Atlanta are to thank.

“If the flashy reality-TV stars of The Real Housewives of Atlanta are at all indicative of how the rest of Atlanta dresses, it’s no wonder our readers ranked it as America’s No. 7 least-stylish city,” the travel mag’s site sniffs. “Hotlanta has one of the highest per capita incomes of any southern city, but as the TV show illustrates and the saying goes: money can’t buy taste.”

Say what?

Come on, five Housewives drag a whole city down? And while the ladies’ antics may be a bit extreme on occasion they usually manage to frock up pretty well in our opinion. Here’s a great photo of Cynthia Bailey, who’s a model and a cast member, strutting her stuff with husband Peter and Simone the poodle at the recent Doggies on the Catwalk fundraiser. The event was held recently at Room and Board and benefited PALS Atlanta, a charity that provides basic vet …

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Mary Kay Andrews, Karen White dish about their summer beach reads

imagesMary Kay Andrews cracked open an ice-cold Quixie and lit into a sizzling tale.

Seems this girl Annajane was so over her ex-husband Mason that she felt fine attending his wedding to Celia. But when the wedding was called off at the last – and I mean the last – second, Annajane wondered if maybe she wasn’t still soft on Mason.

Lawd, I had to press a Quixie can to my forehead to keep from swooning.

Alright, that didn’t exactly happen. Instead, Andrews tells us all about Annajane, Mason and Celia in her new book, “Spring Fever.” It takes place in the town of Passcoe, N.C., home of Quixie Cherry Soda (not to be confused with Salisbury, N.C., home of Cheerwine, of course).

”‘Spring Fever’ came about last spring, when I kept dreaming of a woman sitting in church,” Andrews told me. “I finally asked her what she was doing there and she told me she was watching her ex-husband get re-married. When I asked if she was okay with that, she said, ‘I am soooo over …

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“Real Housewife” Phaedra Parks files $30 million libel lawsuit

phaedra-parks-real-housewives-of-atlanta-225x300“Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Phaedra Parks has filed a $30 million lawsuit against Vibe Holdings, which operates Vibe.com, Uptown Magazine, and Augustus Publishing, saying the outlet has published lies about her to generate interest in a book.

The lawsuit, filed this week, demands a jury trial, $5 million in compensatory and $25 million in punitive damages, and retractions.

“While Plaintiff recognizes the importance of the role of the media in reporting on public figures, Defendant and other members of the media are not granted an unfettered right or privilege under the First Amendment to defame public figures by publishing false and defamatory accusations with actual malice,” the lawsuit states. “As a result of its conduct, Defendant crossed the threshold from speech protected by the First Amendment to enter the arena of actionable defamation of a public figure for which they must be held legally accountable.”

The lawsuit lists articles filed about Parks, …

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“Real Housewives” NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey party at the Buckhead W

533456_3570693378604_1011078506_3184317_1138795158_nNeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” made the scene in Buckhead last night.

The invite-only party held at the Buckhead W was hosted by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, which presumably aims to lure Atlantans there.

The evening featured Miami-inspired appetizers, signature Bacardi cocktails, tunes by DJ Irie – and a photo booth. The “Housewives” stepped inside to show their love for the sunny city to our south.

No word on whether Bravo cameras were there to capture the magic.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

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Atlanta reality show personality Derek J hosts launch of WE’s “LA Hair”

578119_3570166845441_1011078506_3184099_1303669139_nThe worst and biggest hair days of my life happened this week. Seriously, if your pet eagle goes missing, check the top of my head, OK?

So I about kissed the soles of reality show personality and salon owner Derek J’s red four-inch stilettos last night when he shared his top predictions for hairstyle trends this summer.

“Beach waves, choppy, messy,” he said. “People should go more toward simplicity. Effortless glam is what’s going on.”

Often seen on episodes of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Derek J hosted a launch party for another reality show at his Pharr Road salonThursday night: “L.A. Hair,” which premieres on the WE channel at 10 p.m. May 31. The show will chronicle the travails of celebrity stylist Kim Kimble as she attempts to wrangle the tresses of her famous clients whilst dealing with the attendant drama.

Derek J is of course no stranger to drama himself – a tangle with another stylist once ended with his salon’s floor becoming a shooting victim – but he tries to …

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Huge casting call for “Single Ladies”

Single_ladies_logoThe upcoming season of VH1 show “Single Ladies,” which films in Atlanta, launches at 9 p.m. on Memorial Day. Here’s the trailer.

The sophisticated drama with a big twist of attitude has issued a huge casting call for all sorts of extras and background roles.

If you’re interested in any of these, email three photos (close-up, mid-length and full length) along with your height, weight, age, phone number and availability to SingleLadies2ATL@gmail.com, with the role you’re interested in listed in the subject line.

Note: please do NOT email me. Quite a few of y’all tend to get confused when I post casting call information, and next thing you know I am up to my eyeballs in booty shots. Seriously! How are you going to email some stranger a photo of you and your very own personal stripper pole? Lawd where is my funeral home fan? Y’all keep it up and I swear I am going to start a booty shots board on my Pinterest.

Sorry, I digress. OK here we go. “Single Ladies” needs the following. …

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