Conan returns to host The Tonight Show — on TCM

With a sly wink to one of television’s biggest blunders, late night TV host Conan O’Brien will return this summer to host The Tonight Show on Atlanta’s own Turner Classic Movies. Beginning July 1, the current TBS Conan host will expand his Turner Broadcasting resume with an additional gig at TCM, introducing and providing insight for Carson on TCM, a month-long look at classic Johnny Carson interviews from his long-running stint as Tonight Show host. The interviews, many of which aired just once on NBC, will span from Carson’s 1973 chat with Tony Curtis to the late-night host’s final interview with Elizabeth Taylor in 1992.

“The Help’s” Viola Davis: “Forgetting is not a part of healing. Remembering is.”

Two-time Tony winner and Oscar nominee Viola Davis does not mince words when asked if she had any trepidation about accepting the lead role of a maid in director Tate Taylor's upcoming film "The Help" despite his paltry directing resume. The director and stars of the film ( based on Taylor's Jackson, Mississippi childhood friend and Atlanta author Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel) were in town Tuesday to do media interviews. The film opens August 11.

Seth Rogen, Will Reiser discuss their new autobiographical cancer comedy “50/50”

"50/50" screenwriter Will Reiser didn't have to look far for the inspiration for the new big screen comedy/drama co-produced by his pal Seth Rogen. The film, now in theaters, stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Adam, a Seattle public radio producer who is diagnosed with a "neurofibroma-sarcoma-schwannoma." Roughly translated, Adam has a cancerous tumor the size of a small Buick nestled against his spinal column. It's a scenario that Rogen, who plays Adam's best pal Kyle in the film, and Reiser dealt with in real life while working on HBO's "Da Ali G Show" when Reiser was handed a very similar diagnosis.

Nine-year-old actress Kyla-Drew Simmons talks Hugh Jackman, Jason Segel

She may be but a wee thing, but she has big ambitions. Simmons grew up in Atlanta but moved to L.A. with her mom last summer to pursue her acting career—and it sounds like it was her idea (see “quadruple threat” aspirations below).

Q&A with Night of the Living Dead’s Judith O’Dea

Q: Here we are 45 years later and people are still clamoring to talk to you about this film, made for a reported $114,000. Does that ever make your jaw go slack?

The History Center takes advantage of its Hunger Games fame

Well, here’s one way to get preteens interested in history. Lure them with visions of Katniss and Peeta. The Atlanta History Center’s Capitol Tour Experience showcases the historic Swan House, one of several Atlanta locations in Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second movie in the futuristic (ironic, right?) fantasy series.

Exclusive: Our bathroom break with Atlanta author Emily Giffin as “Something Borrowed” bows in theaters today

In order to reach our interview destination Thursday afternoon inside a gorgeous home on Habersham Road in Buckhead, we had to make our way past a team of gardeners edging the lush lawn, Atlanta caterer Dennis Dean and staff in the kitchen preparing for a movie premiere party, over a pair of zebra skin rugs, up a spiral staircase and through a stately master bedroom filled with beautiful women in white robes.

AKA Blondie celebrates the eccentricities of a Clermont Lounge legend

When Atlanta filmmakers Jon and Brantly Watts finally screened "AKA Blondie, their 52-minute documentary for Atlanta's most famous stripper this spring, Jon will cop to being a little nervous. The doc, the first in-depth examination of 55-year-old Clermont Lounge legend Anita Mae Strange's life and times, screens this week at 9:30 p.m. at The Plaza Theatre.

Usher, Ed Roland, and more local celebs talk youth empowerment

Atlanta’s movers and shakers met at the St. Regis hotel today for an event celebrating Usher’s New Look foundation. Though it was all flashbulbs, rappers, and rock stars on what Usher called “the floral carpet,” the entertainer proved to me he was more than just a pretty face and a slick linen suit.

Good Ol Freda screams up a theatrical run, iTunes, DVD release

Just like the Beatlemania craze it chronicles, fans across the globe can’t seem to get enough of Atlanta documentary filmmaker Ryan White’s Good ‘Ol Freda. After its Atlanta premiere last March (the same week the film had its world premiere at SXSW in Austin), the doc chronicling the Beatles’ loyal but unsung secretary Freda Kelly, has become a favorite on the festival circuit.

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