Dish, Dirt and Drivel - Kutcher's Kingpin
Club Talk: Ashton Kutcher and friends are bringing high-end bowling to Atlantic Station. The group behind upcoming Atlantic Station restaurants Dolce and the Geisha House will open Kingpin in the space directly above Dolce. The 14,484-square-foot "bowling club" will feature a martini bar, "glowing" lanes, and custom lounge seating. Unlike the two restaurants, Kingpin is the group's first concept bowling alley. Look for it to open this spring.
TV TALK: The Learning Channel's "Trading Spaces" crew was in town in January filming an upcoming episode of the popular home makeover show. The "Trading Spaces" truck was spotted at the Sheraton Suites Galleria on Cobb Parkway, and one of the show's designers descended on eccentric antiques market Paris on Ponce to buy furniture for the upcoming episode, in which neighbors swap homes and redecorate them under a time crunch. According to a Paris on Ponce rep, the cameras captured designer Genevieve Gorder picking out an antique wood table and chandelier for a New Orleans-inspired room. The episode, which should air in about six weeks, was shot in southwest Atlanta.
MOVIE TALK: Attention aspiring actors and actresses: New Line Cinema will hold an open casting call Sat., Feb. 4, at Georgia State University in search of talent for a remake of John Waters' quirky comedy Hairspray. Casting directors are looking to fill the roles of the "overweight high school girl" Tracy Turnblad (played by Ricki Lake in the 1988 film), the "charming and handsome" Seaweed, and his younger sister L'il Inez. Though no professional experience is necessary, all applicants should be able to sing and dance.
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