We sat down with "The Butler" director Lee Daniels to talk about the film's amazing cast - Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Fonda, Mariah Carey, Terrence Howard, Alan Rickman and Lenny Kravitz to name just a few - showing the film for George H.W. and Barbara Bush, the civil rights movement and whether Hollywood still has a race problem.
We talk about the Atlanta Hawks draft, Dwight Howard and the opening of the NBA's free agency. We also talk about Josh Smith's future (with the Hawks or elsewhere), the Nets-Celtics trade and Atlanta's future. Then we talk some more Dwight Howard.
Rapper Scotty is quickly becoming one of the hottest names in Atlanta's rapidly growing hip hop scene. Looking to follow the success of friend and collaborator Trinidad James, Scotty recently dropped his mixtape Forever Atlanta In The Heart (FAITH). We talk tours, his collaboration with Big K.R.I.T, the Dungeon family and the future of the New Atlanta movement.
The Atlanta City Council voted 11-4 Monday night to approve funding of a $1 billion retractable-roof stadium in downtown Atlanta for the Falcons. Notoriously skeptical of public financing for stadiums, "Field of Schemes" co-author Neil deMause talks about what the agreement means and why, even after covering stadium projects since the mid-1990s, Atlanta's deal was still a surprise to him.
We discuss Lauren London and her impact on the new season of BET's smash series "The Game," Tyler Perry's new movie featuring Kim Kardashian, Ciara's new album, secrets from "The Best Man 2" and much, much more with entertainment reporter Kelley L. Carter.