— First thing's first: check out the trailer for the Atlanta-filmed Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill and Vince Vaughn (and most importantly Richard Ayoade) movie Neighborhood Watch. The film follows a group of suburban dads who form a neighborhood watch group to get time away from their families, only to discover a plot to destroy Earth (naturally).
— And now, the news you all have been waiting for: YES! Kim Kardashian is back in our midst.
— Though her show "Drop Dead Divas" is based on Peachtree City, Kim K still spends time in ATL. She and “Real Housewife” NeNe Leakes partied together in at STK (what did I tell you guys - it's THE place for sightings) this week (more on their escapades can be found on friend and lovely blogger Tamara Tattles' site - she is the best!)
— Also on the town were "Portlandia's" Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, who hung out at the W Midtown last Friday requesting The Doors and sippin' on our local Sweetwater brew.
— According to @AJCBuzz, while the Killing Season is filming in Atlanta around Defoors Ferry, star John Travolta has been enjoying some local lunchtime cuisine at Aja. Apparently he was "going to town" on sushi and pad Thai.
— "Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are back in Atlanta to prepare for Stephen King's "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County." The two were spotted having dinner at Tin Lizzy's Midtown after a long day at the nearby Alliance Theatre."
— For those who haven't heard, Kevin Bacon is staring in a new FBI-agent-chases-serial-killer pilot that will (hopefully) air next year on FOX (and will be shot in Atlanta likely in the Spring). I say "hopefully" because "Rome's" James Purefoy co-stars, and as anyone who has seen "Rome" knows, we need more of him in our lives (though we've already gotten a lot … but I won't link you for NSFW reasons …)
— In "The Walking Dead" news, David Morrissey is joining the cast as the villain "The Governor" in a major Season 3 role.
— "The Vampire Diaries" filmed a baseball scene in Fayetteville on Tuesday (did anybody reading this get to be an extra?)
— Also on Tuesday, an SC Johnson commercial filmed on Nelson Ferry Road (though you can't tell much from the photo accompanying the story!)
Georgians in Primetime
— Atlanta's Gladys Knight will be on the new season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
— Georgians Philip Philips and Aaron Marcellus made the "American Idol" semifinals this week, while Atlantans Pip Andrew, Sera Hill, Chris Cauley and Mathai were all chosen for NBC's "The Voice." (via @gafmde)
— Lifetime 's "Drop Dead Diva" is looking for: men and women with a “Mediterranean” look, 18 — 65 years old, and athletic looking men (Courtroom Bailiffs & Cops) 25 — 40 years old. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Also, the film Trouble with the Curve is looking for "attractive women 18 — 30 yrs old for TWO very featured roles." Email email@example.com.
— Extras are needed for an NBC TV pilot titled "Revolution." Casting call on March 3 & 4 in Atlanta, with more details here.
— CL Casting (no relation to this CL) is looking for all ethnicities and ages for locally filmed "Necessary Roughness" as well as VH1’s "Single Ladies."
Have any tips? Sightings? Encounters? Pictures? 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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