Rodney Ho

I cover local radio and TV as well as comedy and some film for both the print and online editions. I write a blog on the same topics. I have been covering radio since 2001 and TV since 2005. I have been in journalism since 1991. Other subjects I have covered over the years: education, transportation, banking, entrepreneurship, country music, nightlife, youth culture. Rodney Ho's Radio & TV Talk blog (new) Sports on TV Atlanta radio station list (with call letters and radio dial) TV shows in production in Atlanta Atlanta TV listings

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TV best bets with T.I., ‘Heathers’, Sabrina revival, ‘Ray Donovan’
 Paramount’s ill-fated reboot of the movie “Heathers” as a TV series finally airs - but over a quick span of five days.  A widely anticipated version of the Sabrina story gets the dark treatment on Netflix with “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” starring “Mad Men” alum Kiernan...

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Paramount’s ill-fated reboot of the movie “Heathers” as a TV series finally airs - but over a quick span of five days.  A widely anticipated version of the Sabrina story gets the dark treatment on Netflix with “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” starring “Mad Men” alum Kiernan...
Ludacris, Will Packer hosting Stacey Abrams fundraiser October 21
 Atlanta producer Will Packer and actor/musician Chris “Ludacris” Bridges are hosting a high-ticket fundraiser at Packer’s Atlanta home Sunday, October 21 for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Their wives Heather Packer and Eudoxie Bridges are also co chairs. Tickets started at $1,000 for the 4 p.m. event...

Posted: 20 hours ago

Atlanta producer Will Packer and actor/musician Chris “Ludacris” Bridges are hosting a high-ticket fundraiser at Packer’s Atlanta home Sunday, October 21 for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Their wives Heather Packer and Eudoxie Bridges are also co chairs. Tickets started at $1,000 for the 4 p.m. event...
‘American Idol’ notes: Ruben/Clay reunion, Carrie Underwood, Maddie Poppe
 Man, I wish they were doing this on the road. This sounds like a hoot. It’s called “Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Show.” (The winner getting first billing, ahem.) It will run from December 11 to December 30 at the Imperial Theatre.  (Buy tickets here from $39.99 to $199.99.) Reflecting...

Posted: 2 days ago

Man, I wish they were doing this on the road. This sounds like a hoot. It’s called “Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Show.” (The winner getting first billing, ahem.) It will run from December 11 to December 30 at the Imperial Theatre.  (Buy tickets here from $39.99 to $199.99.) Reflecting...
Lewis Black is back at Cobb Energy Nov. 2 and is as angry as ever
 Comic Lewis Black is so defined by his anger that he was literally cast as Anger in the 2015 animated hit “Inside Out.” But get this: the 70-year-old stand up has normal blood pressure and takes no medications related to it. “My blood pressure is spectacular,” proclaimed Black today from Fort Myers, Fla, where...

Posted: 2 days ago

Comic Lewis Black is so defined by his anger that he was literally cast as Anger in the 2015 animated hit “Inside Out.” But get this: the 70-year-old stand up has normal blood pressure and takes no medications related to it. “My blood pressure is spectacular,” proclaimed Black today from Fort Myers, Fla, where...
Trevor Noah addresses Georgia voting access controversies on ‘The Daily Show’
 Trevor Noah on “The Daily Show” Thursday night did a five-minute comedy bit addressing some of the controversies involving voting in Georgia during the gubernatorial race.  Noah, who is coming to the Fox Theatre to do a stand-up show in February of next year, pointed out the 53,000 names placed in “pending&rdquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

Trevor Noah on “The Daily Show” Thursday night did a five-minute comedy bit addressing some of the controversies involving voting in Georgia during the gubernatorial race.  Noah, who is coming to the Fox Theatre to do a stand-up show in February of next year, pointed out the 53,000 names placed in “pending&rdquo...
Jeff Dunham’s fourth trip to what is now State Farm Arena March 28, 2019
 Puppet master and ventriloquist extraordinaire Jeff Dunham is coming back to what is now State Farm Arena for a fourth time next year on March 28.  Ticket prices range from $53.50 to $221.  This will be Dunham’s first trip back since 2014, when it was still called Philips Arena.  “Atlanta has always treated...

Posted: 2 days ago

Puppet master and ventriloquist extraordinaire Jeff Dunham is coming back to what is now State Farm Arena for a fourth time next year on March 28.  Ticket prices range from $53.50 to $221.  This will be Dunham’s first trip back since 2014, when it was still called Philips Arena.  “Atlanta has always treated...
Tommie Lee (‘Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’) arrested twice in less than 48 hours
 Tommie Lee, a cast member of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta,”  was arrested Tuesday after shoving one her children’s head into a locker at Griffin Middle School in Smyrna, according to my sister media operation Channel 2 Action News.  Lee, whose real name is Atasha Chizaah Jefferson, was charged...

Posted: 3 days ago

Tommie Lee, a cast member of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta,”  was arrested Tuesday after shoving one her children’s head into a locker at Griffin Middle School in Smyrna, according to my sister media operation Channel 2 Action News.  Lee, whose real name is Atasha Chizaah Jefferson, was charged...
Marietta author chronicles history of witches in TV and film 
 Ever since Marietta author Heather Greene was a child, she was charmed by “The Wizard of Oz,” fascinated by the yin and yang of Glenda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West. Decades later, she has taken her fascination with witches and turned it into a book exploring the role of witches in American TV and film over the...

Posted: 3 days ago

Ever since Marietta author Heather Greene was a child, she was charmed by “The Wizard of Oz,” fascinated by the yin and yang of Glenda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West. Decades later, she has taken her fascination with witches and turned it into a book exploring the role of witches in American TV and film over the...
Erica Mena, boyfriend arrested in Johns Creek
 TMZ said Clifford DIxon and Mena got into an argument and he allegedly knocked her bedroom door down. Dixon was arrested for criminal trespass. Mena was arrested for possession of pot.  She moved to Atlanta last year in time to be part of  VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” after spending time on &ldquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

TMZ said Clifford DIxon and Mena got into an argument and he allegedly knocked her bedroom door down. Dixon was arrested for criminal trespass. Mena was arrested for possession of pot.  She moved to Atlanta last year in time to be part of  VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” after spending time on &ldquo...