Neighborhood Watch,” the sci-fi comedy starring Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill that’s been filming all over metro Atlanta, including the Marietta Square and some west Cobb County subdivisions, plans a two-night shoot at Campbell High School in Smyrna next week.
The flick needs lots of you to fill up the background of the scene being shot at the school. Email a photo and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested. Shooting is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. You can come for one or both dates, but you need to plan on staying the entire time on the night or nights you attend.
Feel free to bring snacks and warm clothes, since the shoot is going to be taking place at the football stadium. Unlike an official “extras” gig there is no pay for this but organizers will be raffling prizes, and the production will make a donation to the school's band and PTSA.
The principal actors are scheduled to be on hand so you may get a glimpse. Do keep in mind that casting folks generally frown upon people bringing their phones or cameras onto a set, so don’t plan on getting Vaughn and Stiller to pose for a picture with you for your Facebook page. And count on lots of standing, or in this case, sitting around.
Speaking of the aforementioned Jonah Hill, he and Will Forte, also starring in "Neighborhood Watch," were spotted at the Punchline Comedy Club the other night to cheer on their friend Hannibal Buress.
Pizza maker, celebrity whisperer
Giovanni DiPalma makes a mean pie, as fans of his Westside spot, Antico Pizza, have come to know and love. The effervescent restaurateur also has cultivated a famous following, as visiting celebs in town to film movies find out about him. Chris Rock, Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman, along with NFL quarterback Tom Brady, are just a few of the notable diners who have been by for a slice or two.
So we weren't surprised to hear from DiPalma about his star-studded spa outing on Thursday. Seems he ran into rapper Jay-Z (in town for the first stop of the Watch the Throne tour with Kanye West) and NBA player LeBron James at the St. Regis hotel Thursday. After the two entertainers admired DiPalma's ride -- a drop-top Aston Martin -- all three decided to rejuvenate with facials and massages at the Remede Spa in the St. Regis. Noted DiPalma: "Real men do spa!"
Actress aids charity benefit
Actress and author Meredith Baxter was the guest of honor at Komen Atlanta's Pink Promise Partner Thursday night at the Buckhead home of Debra and Kevin Buster. The event raised $340,000 for the breast cancer research organization. Baxter, author of "Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering," shared her own breast cancer story with the group.
Put me in (the picture), Coach
It's almost Halloween, so you know what that means: time to get ready for Christmas. The Atlanta Braves are here to help. They're booking appointments with team photographer Pouya Dianat from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at Turner Field. Prices range from $150 for a family of four on the field or in the clubhouse to $350 for a group of 20 or more on the field. Call 404-614-1557 for more information and to make your reservation.