Are your teens driving you nuts? Let us rephrase that. Since your teens are no doubt driving you nuts, would you like to invite a reality show crew into your house for some help straightening them out? The Lifetime show "Supernanny" is looking for Atlanta families with troubled teens. The casting folks will be visiting in the coming weeks so they'd like to hear about you and your scowling, sulking little darlings now. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your home sounds sufficiently dysfunctional, they'll contact you to arrange an interview. Oh, and the life you save doesn't have to be your own here -- you can suggest someone else's kid, anonymously.
Boys & Girls Club welcomes Dominique Wilkins
The super young people active in the Atlanta Boys and Girls Club have much in common with former Atlanta Hawks player Dominique Wilkins. The longtime NBA player, who was a club member as a child, was inducted into the Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s Alumni Hall of Fame at the recent Great Futures Gala. The event, held at the Grand Atrium at 200 Peachtree, featured entertainment by club alums Kool & The Gang and raised more than $600,000 to support the organization nationwide. The gala was chaired by Turner Broadcasting executive Stuart C. Snyder and emceed by CNN's Brooke Baldwin.
Galas to benefit kids
The Oct. 22 Crystal Ball benefiting the Arthritis Foundation's Georgia chapter and an Oct. 24 luncheon benefiting Camp Kudzu both benefit groups of deserving children. Funds raised at the Crystal Ball, chaired by Winston and Michele Gandy and honoring Elizabeth Martin, support initiatives such as Camp Acheaway, an annual camp for children ages 6-17 who are living with arthritis. Camp Kudzu, chaired by Melanie Boltax and honoring Jane Dean, serves children with diabetes. Both events will be held at the Buckhead Ritz-Carlton. For information on the Crystal Ball, call 678-237-4468. For Camp Kudzu luncheon information, call 404-250-1811.
Whitney Houston goes all diva on Delta?
Whitney Houston reportedly wasn't ready when Delta was … to buckle her seat belt. The gossip site TMZ.com reported she nearly got bounced from an Atlanta to Detroit flight on Wednesday for refusing to buckle her seat belt. Delta would not confirm the story, but TMZ quoted several sources who said Houston was sober yet indignant, and finally allowed a crew member to buckle her seat belt for her. TMZ also quoted Team Whitney explaining that she “overreacted a little bit after missing an earlier flight.”
Ben Stiller seems to be follow Lady Gaga's tracks through Atlanta. He was spotted Thursday night at Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium, a quirky Edgewood Avenue watering hole where the glam rocker previously tried (without success) to purchase a Virgin Mary statue that's part of the decor. A few weeks ago Stiller and Gaga both happened to show up at Holeman & Finch Public House on Peachtree Road in south Buckhead. Stiller's here for the filming of "Neighborhood Watch," a movie also starring Adam Sandler and Vince Vaughn, who was spotted on Tuesday having lunch at Paces 88, the restaurant at the St. Regis. The project has been filming in the Inman Park area as well as west Cobb County.