Novelist “birth mother” Tess Gerritsen weighs on the TNT TV version of “Rizzoli & Isles”

Last week's advance screening of the new TNT drama, "Rizzoli & Isles" was especially gratifying for novelist Tess Gerritsen, who first brought the crime-busting characters to life a dozen years ago. "It was an audience of mostly all women who were laughing, cheering and gasping in all the right places!" Gerritsen tells Intel. The gritty crime drama starring Angie Harmon as the tough, by the book Boston homicide detective Jane Ri

Intel Tibits: Richard Blais on “Today,” Enrique bails on Britney

"Top Chef All Stars" finalists Richard Blais and Mike Isabella turned up on "Today" Wednesday morning to pimp tonight's big 10 p.m. finale on NBC's sister cable network Bravo. Both did their own unique spins on a traditional vegetable lasagna recipe.

Director’s cut of Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never” debuts in theaters Friday

Even as the Twitter-verse is exploding this week as Justin Bieber fans attempt to articulate the loss of the pop star's luscious locks in 140 characters or less, Paramount Pictures has been hard at work in Hollywood, hot gluing some extensions into the kid's big screen box office hit.   On Wednesday, Paramount reps informed us a new, extended "director's cut" of the part-time Atlantan's "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" will hit theaters Friday with 40 min

Celebrating Willy Celluci

Nightly, his gravelly voice buzzed through the darkened dining rooms of the Palm restaurant in Buckhead like a Stoli-fueled chainsaw. If you had stepped inside the high-end Westin hotel steak and lobster dispensary even once, the Palm's general manager Willy Cellucci, impeccably dressed in a suit and tie, knew your name, your game, your brand of Scotch and probably the last four digits of the American Express gold card in your billfold. And whether you were Julia Roberts seeking a quiet table for Easter brunch or the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's green gossip columnist, sweaty and seeking scoop, Cellucci was the consummate host, throwing the best party in the city daily.

The Help’s Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer open up about bringing their Oscar nominated roles to life

It was the single moment in last summer’s interview with “The Help” actress Viola Davis when she became too embarrassed to make eye contact. “Oh, God,” she whispered while averting her eyes when we asked the inevitable question about the early Oscar buzz swirling around her lead role as Aibileen. The film’s director Tate Taylor, seated next to her at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, ended up answering the question for the two-time Tony winner and previous Oscar nominee for “Doubt.”

Q&A with Kenny Leon

There aren’t many American stage directors who can also boast of People magazine Most Beautiful status. But Kenny Leon has always had a knack for straddling two worlds. The Tony-nominated Atlantan has balanced high-art material like the MLK Jr. drama The Mountaintop with mainstream fare like a forthcoming remake of Steel Magnolias with an all-black cast. Leon’s latest project is the stage debut of the 1967 race issue film

Zombie stomping grounds, other Atlanta locales abound in TNT’s new buddy comedy-drama “Franklin & Bash”

TNT "Franklin & Bash" actors Breckin Meyer (he's Franklin) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (he's Bash) look right at home crashed on couches in a corner of the Four Seasons bar in Midtown. Between banging out text messages on their phones, Meyer tosses Gosselaar a piece of gum from his pack of Orbit Bubblemint.

The Alliance Theatre nets an impressive ally for 2011 “Tony Evening” benefit

Veteran Atlanta charitable fundraiser Sally Dorsey strictly abides by the old adage "There's no such thing as a free lunch."   So when she gathered 50 or so of the city's savviest movers and shakers this week at the St. Regis hotel in Buckhead, insiders knew it was only a matter of time until the tenacious Dorsey went into full fundraising mode.   The roasted vegetable, crab cake and lamb chop-laced  luncheon overseen and

A Red Rocks remembrance, quotable “Contagion” and an Ossmann return (sort of)

As Atlanta Grammy winners Zac Brown Band played a pair of sold-out shows at the iconic Red Rocks amphitheatre this week in Colorado, the boys were no doubt thinking about their late friend Atlanta drummer Lance Tilton. Thanks to the ZBB, the Atlanta musician, fondly remembered as a member of the Dave Matthews Cover Band and Ben Deignan's ensemble, is now quite literally part of the picturesque music venue's landscape.

The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock filming in Grant Park

Atlanta magazine PR guru extraordinaire, Kevin Benefield, reports that the Sandra Bullock/Tim McGraw movie The Blind Side has moved from filming in Buckhead, which

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