LOS ANGELES -- Tyler Perry said he cannot "just up and leave" filming in Georgia despite Hollywood's backlash against the state's "heartbeat" abortion law. The actor-director-writer made the remarks to The Associated Press on Friday while discussing the upcoming opening of his massive Atlanta-based studio. Some celebs have urged TV and film companies to abandon the state after Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed the restrictive abortion bill in May. But Perry, whose hits include the "Madea" franchise and "Why Did I Get Married" films, said he is committed to staying put. "Atlanta has been the dream. It has been the promised land," he said. "So when I got here, this whole state and city has been amazing to me and I wouldn't trade that for anything. Also, I put $250 million in the ground here and in the studio. So when you have a quarter of a billion dollars sat down in the ground, you can't just up and leave." Perry is planning a star-studded unveiling of his new studio complex next … [Read more...] about Tyler Perry says he can’t ‘up and leave’ filming in Georgia despite abortion law
ATHENS, Ga. — It is a two-word mantra that recognizes Georgia football’s recent success and nods at the program’s history of unfulfilled hype. “Do more.” That has been the rallying cry for this football team this season, and the scoreboard on Saturday night suggested the admonition was working. No. 3 Georgia’s victory over Notre Dame, then No. 7, clearly moved it closer to football supremacy and left the big-talking fans of the Bulldogs aglow. But Georgia, the surest bet to win the languid Southeastern Conference East, must still outrun its own long history of showing promise but then peaking before it can get its hands on a national championship trophy. “We understand how close we’ve been to taking the next step,” Kirby Smart, Georgia’s coach, said over the summer. “We’re not complacent in what we’ve done, and we know we need to take that next step. And for us, pressure is a reflection of ambition.” … [Read more...] about Georgia Won a Big Game. Now Comes the Hard Part.
Sport While the rest of the rugby world was in shock at Uruguay's surprise victory over Fiji earlier this week, Milton Haig was not at all surprised as he prepared his Georgia side for their Pool D clash in Kumagaya on Sunday. 28 Sep 2019 06:50PM Bookmark KUMAGAYA, Japan: While the rest of the rugby world was in shock at Uruguay's surprise victory over Fiji earlier this week, Milton Haig was not at all surprised as he prepared his Georgia side for their Pool D clash in Kumagaya on Sunday.The South Americans produced the first upset of the tournament with a 30-27 win over the Pacific islanders and gave themselves an opportunity against Georgia to secure two victories at the World Cup for the second successive tournament.The two sides have clashed five times previously with the Europeans winning the last three, although Haig said the last game in Tbilisi in 2015 had been tight and the South Americans had taken massive steps forward since then."If you've watched Uruguay … [Read more...] about Georgia coach Haig reminds his team of Uruguay’s progress
Country superstar Kenny Chesney is coming to Tampa in 2020 along with Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion and Michael Franti & Spearhead. It's part of a tour spanning 20 major stadiums across the country. The Tampa show will be at Raymond James Stadium on May 9, 2020. The "Chillaxification 2020" tour kicks off Saturday, April 18 at AT&T Stadium and goes through August 28 at Gillette Stadium. Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public starting Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. through Thursdsay, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. "These stadium shows are the most fun thing I do," says the high-energy songwriter. "It's been a year, so when I get out there, I wanna make sure that No Shoes Nation is being rocked, having fun and getting all the music they can out of the day. We always try to do something different, bring someone new - and for anyone who's never seen Michael Franti and Spearhead, just wait!" "I … [Read more...] about Kenny Chesney stadium tour with Florida Georgia Line and more coming to Tampa
The Toronto Rock were within four seconds of taking over first place from the Georgia Swarm in the National Lacrosse League. But the Swarm had an answer for Toronto — two of them. Georgia’s Shayne Jackson scored with 3.2 seconds left to tie a back-and-forth game 12-12. And Johnny Powless found the back of the net 46 seconds into overtime to give the Swarm a 13-12 win at the Air Canada Centre. Georgia improved to an East-leading and NLL-best 6-1, while Toronto fell to 4-2. “It was a game you want to come out of on the right side of, but we didn’t, and that’s disappointing,” Rock head coach Matt Sawyer said. “We’re bound to face some adversity in the season, this is our first real test of it. “We have to have a real short memory and forget about what happened tonight and bounce back in a big one (Sunday) night in Rochester.” The Rock built a 5-2 lead in the first quarter, with Tom Schreiber scoring once and assisting on the … [Read more...] about Georgia swarms Rock in final seconds, escapes with overtime win