Early this fall, a project starring actress Lea Thompson, known for her roles in the movie "Back to the Future" and sitcom "Caroline in the City," visited SCAD-Atlanta to film some scenes. Known during projection by its working title "Gamers," the television movie is now billed as "Game of Your Life," and stars Titus Makin Jr. of "Glee" fame as a young computer whiz. You can watch it on WXIA at 8 Friday night. If you tune in, keep your eyes peeled for SCAD students and interactive design and game development professor David Spencer, who may appear in some frames, essentially playing themselves.
Keyboard and vocal artist Tori Amos, in town for a Tuesday performance at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, was spotted Sunday evening at the Buckhead location of Morton's The Steakhouse...After performing her sold-out concert at the Tabernacle Friday night, Mary J. Blige celebrated with friends at Luckie Food Lounge at a party hosted by Hennessy. Accompanied by her husband, Kendu Isaacs, Blige joined friends including Monica, Jeezy and DeVyne Stephens.
Stars head back to school
Atlanta native and Westminster Schools alum Ed Helms of "The Office" and "Hangover" fame was back at his alma mater for a private talk and reception for the Westminster community recently, and veteran actor Gene Wilder visited the first graders in Kristin Ahler’s classroom at Holy Innocents Episcopal School the other day. The star of "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" and "Young Frankenstein," Wilder endured a grilling inquisition from the bright young scholars, who wanted to know about his acting career and how much candy he got to eat on the "Willy Wonka" set. Wilder's step grandson is a student at the school.
Looking for love and or fame?
Casting folks from Los Angeles-based Shed Media are headed to town next week, in search of married couples whose relationships need a little tune-up. The casting producer's previous projects include “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” “The Marriage Ref” and “Supernanny.” Email LuliBcasting@gmail.com with your name, age, city, contact, some photos and a paragraph about yourself and your marriage if you think a little relationship TLC administered while cameras roll will help rekindle those flames.
Buzz in our ear
Keep an eye out for Cuba Gooding Jr. He's starring in a Hallmark channel movie filming here called "Crew Nine," previously known as "Crew Six." (It's not uncommon for movies to undergo slight name changes, as today's first item illustrates. The Billy Crystal-Bette Midler movie that's been filming here is going to be called "Parental Guidance," after trying out the names "Us and Them" and "Call Me Artie.") Hallmark's previous made-in-Atlanta projects include "The Lost Valentine," which starred Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt.