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Archive for November, 2012

How bout them Dawg photos?

I just saw this and had to post it. Email me your UGA themed photos and I'll post those too!

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Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline at the Clermont Lounge; Owen Wilson at Mi Cocina

A87JGuhCIAASDTo.jpg-largeRobert De Niro and Kevin Kline are in Atlanta to film “Last Vegas,” which also stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Mary Steenburgen.

On Thursday night De Niro and Kline watched the Atlanta Falcons game at Atlanta’s legendary Clermont Lounge.

The two posed for a photo as the Falcons triumphed over the New Orleans Saints.

Also Thursday evening, Owen Wilson was spotted at Mi Cocina, a new Tex-Mex place in Midtown. Not sure what he’s doing here. He was here earlier this year filming “The Internship” with Vince Vaughn, so it’s possible they needed to do a little final filming. Or maybe he’s here for the SEC Championship.

We’ll keep you posted!

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Details on arrest of Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend Nick Gordon

Nick Gordon's mug shot.

Nick Gordon's mug shot.

Whitney Houston’s daughter and her boyfriend are keeping Alpharetta police officers busy.

The same day that Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina was cited following a single-car wreck, authorities arrested Nick Gordon, Bobbi Kristina’s significant other.

Here are details from George Gordon (no relation), the Executive Officer and PIO for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety:

“Last night around 6:39 p.m., an Alpharetta Department of Public Safety police officer assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Unit was operating a laser speed detection device on North Point Parkway in the city of Alpharetta. The North Point Parkway is an affluent corridor of medium to high end retail stores, malls and numerous dinning venues. The officer observed a gray Chevrolet Camaro traveling at a very high rate of speed. The officer used his laser speed detection device and obtained a tracking speed against the Camaro at 82 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone.”

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Area restaurants welcome Dawg and ‘Bama fans with drink/menu specials

So you couldn’t snag a ticket to the SEC championship, or didn’t feel like forking out a pile of cash to do so? Not to fear, Dawg or Tide fans. Here are some ideas for other places to cheer on your team, including some with specially themed game-day drink and menu items.

Do at the View (955 W. Marietta St., 404-541-9060, www.doattheview.com): The game will be broadcast on the restaurant’s super high-tech “electric wall.”

CineBistro at Town Brookhaven (1004 Town Blvd., 404-333-0740, http://cobbcinebistro.com/brookhaven): CineBistro, a major player in the new cuisine-screen arena, will broadcast the game while fans stretch out in their oversized, leather, high-back rocker chairs. Admission is free but tickets are limited to two per person. Seating begins at 3:30 p.m. and full food and drink service is available throughout the game. You must be 21; ID is required.

Del Frisco’s Grille (3376 Peachtree Road, 404-537-2828, www.delfriscosgrille.com): The new restaurant in front of the …

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Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina cited after car wreck; boyfriend arrested on speeding charge

AP

AP

Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina was cited Wednesday after a traffic accident, the Alpharetta Police Department said. She was not hurt.

“At 11:46 a.m., the Alpharetta 911 center received a telephone call from a passerby who advised us a black Camaro had left a roadway and had traveled down an embankment,” George Gordon, executive officer and public information officer with the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety said in an email. “Our police officers assigned to the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety arrived on scene and discovered a black Camaro with moderate damage. The investigation revealed the driver lost control and the vehicle left Beaver Creek Road on the east side and traveled down an embankment.”

The car hit a number of small trees before stopping.

“Upon the initial arrival, our officers found the driver Bobbi Kristina Brown on scene standing beside the vehicle,” Gordon’s email continued. “She was uninjured.”

Krissy, as she is known in the new …

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Finish this sentence: “If I win the lottery…”

Here’s my plan. What’s yours?

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Urban League to honor Magic Johnson, Usher

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AP photo

The Urban League of Greater Atlanta will honor NBA great and businessman Earvin “Magic” Johnson with its EOD Business Champion of the Year Award  at its 51st Annual Equal Opportunity Day Dinner and Gala, planned for Saturday at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel.

The event starts at 7 p.m. and is themed  “Celebrating Champions of Job Creation.”

“I am deeply honored to receive the Business Champion of the Year Award from the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, an organization that I have always respected and admired for the work it does to empower communities and support families to achieve economic empowerment,” Johnson said in a statement. “I look forward to joining the League and its distinguished guests at the dinner.”

The gala salutes “corporations, organizations and individuals who champion equal opportunities for African-Americans and others in underserved communities,” organizers said.

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Steak Shapiro’s downtown dining recommendations in time for SEC championship

Are you ready for some food and football? Steak Shapiro offers his roster of great game-day restaurants downtown.

Are you ready for some food and football? Steak Shapiro offers his roster of great game-day restaurants downtown.

With thousands of UGA and Alabama fans pouring into downtown this weekend for the SEC championship, we turned to the city’s best source for food and football: Sports radio personality Steak Shapiro of 790 The Zone. The multi-talented host has just launched “Atlanta Eats,” which airs at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays on Peachtree TV and at noon on CBS Atlanta. He offers dining dish online.

We specifically asked Steak for places within an easy walk of the Georgia Dome. Here’s the roster he came up with:

“This is ain’t your Daddy’s downtown. If you are thinking that getting downtown early for SEC title game means you can’t eat well, you haven’t been downtown in awhile. Here are some of my favorite spots for grabbing some great grub before the SEC battle for supremacy…”

STATS (300 Marietta St. NW; 404-885-1472): One of the best sports bars on the planet with a phenomenal patio, …

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Jamie Foxx praises President Obama as “our Lord and savior”

Actor Jamie Foxx hailed President Barack Obama as “our Lord and savior” at the Soul Train Awards, which aired over the weekend but was taped in Las Vegas shortly after the 2012 election.

“It’s like church in here. First of all, giving honor to God, and our Lord and savior, Barack Obama,” he said to the jubilant crowd. Amid their thundering cheers he repeated, “Barack Obama! Y’all stand up!”

Foxx’s adulation is making the rounds on the blogosphere and on talk radio, and prompted a response from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the United States.

“Foxx’s epiphany is startling,” league president Bill Donahue said in a statement. “It just goes to show that even though Obama did not succeed in stopping the oceans from rising (as he promised to do in 2008), he did succeed in convincing Jamie Foxx, and no doubt legions of others, that God exists. Whether God can survive an ACLU lawsuit accusing him of violating church and state grounds remains to be seen.”

Here’s …

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“Project Runway” alum Mychael Knight teams up with charity event honoring Candace Anderson

Candace Anderson before a mystery illness overtook her

Candace Anderson before a mystery illness overtook her

For reasons doctors have never understood, Candace Anderson’s senses abandoned her, leaving her active mind trapped in a body that can no longer do much.

She was an honor student at DeKalb County’s Chapel Hill Middle School when she started having trouble hearing. By her junior year at Columbia High School she could not hear at all and was having trouble walking. She was in a wheelchair by the time she graduated in 2001. She lost her sight while at Mercer University, where she had hopes of continuing on to medical school.

Eventually she could not move or talk, either. She became bedridden and dependent on breathing and feeding tubes. A series of articles written by AJC alumna Patti Puckett Ghezzi chronicling the young woman’s plight captured readers’ hearts. Strangers offered prayers or donations. A minister gave her a necklace with a white gold cross.

Her condition remains unchanged, and her family cares for her at home. …

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