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Friday, November 18, 2011

ATLwood: Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller and Marisa Tomei Enjoy Atlanta More Than We Do

Posted By on Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 9:34 AM

I know, its so ironic! Kim K. & Vanessa Williams Leave ATL as travel buddies after filming for That Marriage Counselor
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  • "I know, it's so ironic!" Kim K. & Vanessa Williams Leave ATL as travel buddies after filming for "That Marriage Counselor"

Jonah Hill has been in town and tweeting up a storm about restaurants ("When I'm in Atlanta shooting I feel like I'm in a "Like Crazy" type relationship my favorite sushi restaurant in Los Angeles"), asking questions ("Is there a good healthy juice bar in Atlanta?") and generally enjoying the town ("Shout out to University Of Georgia and Georgia Tech for hosting #AllenGregoryscreenings. I am feeling the love in Atlanta")

— I honestly cannot remember who told me this (Cassie Young?) but apparently the celebs in town are loving Tin Roof Cantina over near the Target Greatland on North Druid Hills. Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill have been spotted there recently, among others. Who would've thought?

— Turns out that the stars raining down on our town have been enjoying all kinds of activities here. According to Jennifer Brett at AJC Buzz, Marisa Tomei was seen treasure hunting at the Scott Antiques Market over the weekend, as well as chowing down (as I've reported in the past) at Souper Jenny. Souper Jenny has also been frequented by Jason Bateman and Jessica Seinfeld. It's like seeing a guy you weren't interested in with a new hot girl: "Wait a minute … what did I miss?"

— Another establishment in town has been home to quite a few of the gliterrati: Kyma. Vince Vaughn (a vegan!) has had meals prepared for him there, and it's been a hot spot for Owen Wilson and Bill Cosby in the past. Apparently they have also asked for recipes for cocktails and menu items. Again, I think I need to find that Kyma Groupon …

Tyler Perry’s The Marriage Counselor was filming this week around Walnut St SW and Fair St. SW, Atlanta, Dunwoody and also around Moore St Se and Decatur St (where they will be set up through the weekend) And as regards the backlash over the casting of Kim K in the film, Perry is speaking out and defending his choice.

— The Billy Crystal film Parental Guidance has set up shop at the First Baptist Church on Peachford Road in Dunwoody, around which they have been filming most of the week.

— Did you get stuck in some worse-than-normal traffic around Peachtree Street yesterday? You can blame the BET Soul Train Awards, which were filming at the FOX. It will air November 27th at 8pm, so be sure you watch and support!

Denzel Washington has been in Flight all over Atlanta, from St. Josephs Hospital to the St. Regis in Buckhead (apparently look for Saintly locations and you're sure to find him! … was he in the Georgia Dome last weekend? Because frankly …)

— What you have all no doubt been waiting for … Real Housewife Kim Zolciak's wedding photo! Oh yeah, it's a hot mess. But wait, there's more! Kim's wedding documentary is going to be called “Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding." I just … can't.

— Never seen a location film shoot and wonder about the size of the crew? (Guys, it's not about the size of the crew, it's about what you can do with it!). Check out this neat little video that captures the massive size of "The Walking Dead's" production village.

— As for other supernatural happenings, according to Jeff Rose, who plays Mr Martin on "Teen Wolf," filming is just about to begin …

— My friend Ed asked what was up with the film crews at the Georgia Dome on Wednesday, and from what I could find I think it was the TV show "The Game" - can anyone confirm or deny?

— Get your cholesterol pills ready! New episodes of "Paula Deen's Best Recipes" will be filming soon in Savannah.

— ATLwood continues to expand: A&E filming is filming the new "Coma" miniseries in Atlanta (set to begin in Castleberry Hill Monday), while CBS has picked up Atlanta's "Elf on the Shelf" TV special for November 25th.

— Reconsidering waiting in line for Black Friday shopping this year? Best Buy has a new incentive for you: they'll be screening Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 outside several of their locales in town at 9pm Thanksgiving evening. They'll even have snacks and refreshments there by 8pm. It's also a great opportunity to have a big group cry with a bunch of strangers, though the heartwarming ending should keep you from freezing to death.

Casting call! "The award winning producers of the hit ABC show, “Supernanny”, and Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City”, are casting a new docu-series for married couples who desperately need to spice-up their love life! Seeking married couples nationwide with dynamic personalities who are very outgoing, attractive and ready to tell their story…. There will be compensation! Please contact us with your name, age, city, email, phone number, two recent photos and a paragraph about yourself and your marriage. Contact Jane Livshin at 323-904-4680 ext 1046 - JVLCasting@gmail.com"

Have any tips? Sightings? Encounters? Filming news? Drop me a line: ATLwood@cln.com or send me a tweet @FlossyAlli on Twitter (don't forget to use the hashtag #ATLwood)!

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