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Celeb Talk: The producer and some of the cast of the Disney film Glory Road, about the Texas Western team that won the 1966 NCAA Championship with an all-black starting lineup, descended on Atlanta for a screening at Atlantic Station's Regal Cinema 18. Cameras greeted film stars Mehcad Brooks of "Desperate Housewives" fame; Josh Lucas, Reese Witherspoon's main squeeze in Sweet Home Alabama; Derek Luke, best known for his role in The Antwone Fisher Story, Al Shearer, of MTV's "Punk'd"; and, of course, super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Bruckheimer also was seen later that night having cocktails with a posse of 19 or so at Morton's Steakhouse. And Dish hears the Hollywood mogul dined at Rathbun's last week, too. ... It was a celeb-packed house last week as the Hawks took on the Miami Heat. Andre Benjamin, Chris Tucker, Ludacris, members of New Edition, R&B artist Akon, singer Monica, rap groups Boyz N Da Hood and Trillville, and rapper Bohagon all took in the game Wednesday night.

Retail Talk: Atlanta is now home to shoe store Y-3's first-ever outpost in the U.S. The 3,800-square-foot storefront on Around Lenox Drive was opened by Horst Bente, who lives in Atlanta and is the grandson of Adi Dassler, founder of the adidas brand. Look for a collection of high-end accessories and, of course, a rainbow of funky adidas designed by Yohji Yamamoto.

Theater Talk: Friday's performance of Peachtree Battle, the long-running play poking fun at Atlanta bluebloods, will feature a surprise guest: Georgia Secretary of State and gubernatorial hopeful Cathy Cox. Cox is scheduled to make a cameo appearance during the play, which is being performed at the Ansley Park playhouse.

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