Posted by Spencer Koch | Posted in Entertainment Updates | Posted on 17-01-2013
ATLANTA — A day after the Centers for Disease Control announced Georgia and the south are in the midst of a flu epidemic, state and local health officials are weighing in.
The Georgia Department of Public Health reports the number of people hospitalized with flu symptoms in metro Atlanta has soared in recent weeks, the latest sign of a widespread flu outbreak.
The health department spokesperson, Nancy Nydam, said 244 people were hospitalized during a recent four-week period in metro Atlanta. During the same four-week period last year, there were just eight hospitalizations.
Posted by Spencer Koch | Posted in Entertainment Updates | Posted on 14-01-2013
Animation fans may not always think about the people behind their favorite shows. Casual fans just sit and enjoy a half hour episode, some more dedicated fans can list off their five favorite voice actors, but not enough know names like Giancarlo Volpe.
While you might not know his name, you most certainly know his work.
Posted by Spencer Koch | Posted in Entertainment Updates | Posted on 02-01-2013
ATLANTA — Happy New Year and happy birthday to little Farron Harrison-Chandler. According to officials at Piedmont Hospital the 7 lbs, 13 ounce baby boy is the first child born in Atlanta in 2013.
His mom, Farryn, was scheduled for a Caesarian section this coming Friday, but realized late Monday her new arrival wasn’t going to wait for that appointment.
“My husband went to the store and I called him and said ‘I think you’d better get back here right away,” said Farryn Harrison-Chandler.
Dad, Cedrick Chandler, couldn’t stop smiling as he held his new son. He said having their son at the strike of midnight is just an added blessing.
“What a wonderful way to start the new year with the greatest gift I’ve ever received,” said Chandler.
Posted by Spencer Koch | Posted in Entertainment Updates | Posted on 25-12-2012
AMC has renewed The Walking Dead, their zombified hit comic book adaptation for a fourth season, they announced officially Friday. With multiple record-breaking episodes ratings-wise, that announcement doesn’t come as a surprise. However, according to official statements from the execs on the show, Glen Mazzara, showrunner since early in Season 2, is stepping down due to “difference of opinion about where the show should go moving forward.”
Mazzara, along with creator Robert Kirkman and Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd have all released official statements about the creative change, but no replacement for Mazzara has been named yet.
My time as showrunner on The Walking Dead has been an amazing experience, but after I finish season 3, it’s time to move on. I
Posted by Spencer Koch | Posted in Entertainment Updates | Posted on 23-12-2012
ROSWELL, Ga. — Earlier this week, a Metro Atlanta mother came forward in response to the mental health issues raised in connection with the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.
Her own, 25 year old son, she told 11Alive News, is dealing with mental illness and she hadn’t been able to get help for him, or convince him to get help. He was choosing to remain homeless. She kept struggling on his behalf, and wanted other families suffering from, and dealing with, mental health issues to know they are not alone.
On Friday, there was a positive development:
The transformation in Phillip Haynes, between Tuesday and Friday, is stunning.
Posted by Spencer Koch | Posted in Entertainment Updates | Posted on 13-12-2012
When the silver-level Free Comic Book Day 2013 comics were announced yesterday, many may have glanced over the cover to Marvel’s silver issue, Hulk: Agents of S.M.A.S.H. But the cover seems to reveal something new about the show in the form of a surprise cast member: Devil Dinosaur.
Devil Dinosaur, who recently appeared in a story in , is from a parallel Earth where Dinosaurs and missing-link style primates live in harmony. He is usually seen alongside one of these primates named Moon-Boy.