Mobsters and good ol' boys 

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Movie Talk: Dish reported a few weeks ago that actor, Oscar-winner and former Atlantan Walton Goggins was spotted at local dive bar Lenny's. Now, Dish has learned Goggins is in town shooting fellow Oscar-winner Ray McKinnon's new feature, Randy and the Mob. McKinnon, who also grew up in Georgia and attended Valdosta State College, not only wrote the film, but is directing and starring in it, taking on the role of twin brothers. The picture is about a good ol' boy who runs into trouble with some mobsters and must seek help from his gay, estranged identical twin. Hmmm. ... In other movie news, Universal Pictures has bought the rights to the still-untitled OutKast movie. The film is set in a 1930s Southern speakeasy and chronicles the lives of piano player Percival (Andre Benjamin) and Rooster (Big Boi), the club performer and manager. Universal plans to distribute the film in 2006.

TV Talk: Three of the 18 candidates hand-picked by Donald Trump for the fourth season of "The Apprentice" have Georgia ties. Kristi Caudell, who lives in Gainesville, is a sales executive for Gold Creek Golf Club in Dawsonville. Marshawn Evans is a lawyer who recently relocated to Atlanta from Washington, D.C., and Adam Green, of New York City, graduated two years ago at age 20 from Georgia State University. "The Apprentice" airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on NBC, starting Sept. 22.

Bar Talk: Rapper Cee-lo was in the house for Sunday's sold-out Hurricane Katrina benefit at MJQ. In a cross-pollination of Atlanta's hip-hop and indie-rock sounds, the former Goodie Mobster took the stage in front of an ecstatic crowd to sing a song with headliners Gates of Berlin.

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