Actress and athlete announce engagement via social media

Actress Gabrielle Union and Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade are engaged, a happy fact they shared with hundreds of thousands of their closest friends via social media a few days before Christmas.

“Sooooo this happened… #Yessss,” Union posted on Instagram, along with a photo of her eye-popping new engagement ring. She tagged her beau in the post.

In case anyone missed it, the prospective bridegroom followed up with a post of his own. “She said YES!!!” he posted on Facebook along with the same photo of the hardware.

Union does quite a bit of filming in Atlanta, for projects including BET's "Being Mary Jane" and the Tyler Perry movie "Good Deeds." She appeared at the 2012 Atlanta premiere of "Think Like a Man"; that sequel is in post production.

In her downtime, she's been spotted at Gio's Chicken Amalfitano, part of Giovanni Di Palma's celeb-friendly pizza-chicken empire (it's adjacent to Antico, known for its addictive pies and famous fans). While in town for games, Wade has been spotted at 10 Degrees South, one of fellow NBA standout (and part-time Atlantan) Shaquille O'Neal's favorites.

Best wishes to the happy couple!

Garrison Keillor returns

Remember how "A Prairie Home Companion" host Garrison Keillor said he'd retire in 2013?

“I sure don’t want to make a fool of myself and be singing romantic duets with 25-year-old women when I’m 75,” he told the AARP Bulletin in 2011. “But on the other hand, it’s so much fun. And in radio, the lighting is right.”

Retirement never took, and Keillor's weekly radio variety show returns to Atlanta's Fox Theatre for a live broadcast on May 17. Tickets are $38, $60 and $80 and can be purchased now at, by calling 855-285-8499 or by stopping by the box office.

The broadcast will feature the talents of Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Fred Newman, Richard Dworsky, and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band (Pat Donohue, Gary Raynor, Peter Johnson and Richard Kriehn) and likely also will feature some local talent as well. Local singer-songwriter Caroline Herring took the Fox stage with Keillor, now a spry and youthful 71, during a May 2010 live broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion."

The show is produced by Prairie Home Productions and presented by American Public Media. It airs live weekly at 6 p.m. Saturdays on WABE.