ATLwood: ‘Vacation’ hits Piedmont

Have YOU seen Ed Helms?


Filming Updates:
>> A CL editor actually has a front row seat to the Vacation filming, which is happening almost right outside his front door — Piedmont near Sixth Street — through this weekend. See for yourself.

>> Something filmed at the Vortex earlier this week.

>> Sundance series “The Red Road” is back in Bartow county [http://www.daily-tribune.com/view/full_story/25819065/articleThe-Red-Roadheading-back-to-Bartow-for-filming|for production on its second season]. They’ve been scouting local museums and will be shooting again on Red Top Mountain.

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>> Vacation’s Ed Helms & Co. were seen at The Spence last week. They dined and “and graciously thanked the chef.”

>> Kat Graham, “Red Band Society” co-star Dave Annable, and sportscaster Kristen Ledlow turned out for the reopening of Buckhead’s Montblanc boutique at Lenox last Thursday.

>> “Bachelorette” chosen one Josh Murray was at W ThinksPINK: Cure On The Catwalk on Tuesday, being cheered on by fiancée Andi Dorfman.

>> “L.A.” Reid and 12 friend went to the W in Buckhead following the recent ASCAP Rhythm And Soul 3rd Annual Atlanta Legends Dinner, where I’m told they “celebrated while sipping on Grey Goose Martinis, Vueve Champagne, Chardonnay, Jack Daniels, and Ketel One and Cranberry.”

>> BET’s “The Game” needs models, bartenders, football fans and players and more. Go here to submit your info.

Deals & Payoffs:
>> “Vampire Diaries” Kat Graham is also in the forthcoming Addicted (out today). Here she is talking about the role: “Atlanta has become a hub for productive. It’s a beautiful city. It’s very cost effective.”

>> Taken 3 has released its first trailer. Downtown makes ... some appearances.

>> “Real Housewives of Atlanta” is back on Nov. 9 — with two new faces.

>> Starz half-hour “Survivor’s Remorse” premieres on Saturday. Even better: The series — which is run by “Glee” dad Mike O’Malley — has been warmly received. Watch the trailer here.

>> The BET’s “Let’s Stay Together,” which filmed in the city, has been canceled after four seasons. Meanwhile, Lifetime has renewed “Devious Maids” for a third season, after a period of radio silence.

Have any tips? Sightings? Encounters? Pictures? Filming news? We need ‘em! Drop me a line: adamacarlson at gmail.com; or send me a tweet @acarlson91 (Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ATLwood.).