8/31 Peach Buzz: Dancing with the local and national stars

On the day HLN host Nancy Grace announced via Twitter that she'll be an upcoming hopeful on "Dancing With the Stars," we picked up a little morsel about some other dancing celebrities. We have it on good authority that Cameron Diaz and Matthew Morrison have logged some pretty strenuous hours lately perfecting their moves at Gotta Dance Atlanta, a dance and fitness studio at 1778 Ellsworth Industrial Dr. (They're done now. Sorry, star gazers). The two are here shooting "What To Expect When You're Expecting," which apparently features a dance scene. Meanwhile, on Monday, Grace tweeted a photo of herself getting all glammed up for the show. Lest you think the aggressive legal eagle is merely a name, Grace is a true contender who honed her dancing cred early on at the YWCA near her home in middle Georgia. She talked about how important those early dance lessons were last year when she was honored as the YWCA of Greater Atlanta's 2010 Woman of Achievement. "I grew up in the middle of soybean fields with pine trees as far as the eye could see, where the sound of church bells would literally bring you in for dinner," she said then. Her family lived outside town and when she first visited a YWCA, she said she thought the "M" in YMCA had been accidentally turned upside down. She took ballet lessons at the Macon YWCA, although her family had enough money for just a leotard – not a tutu. She rectified that when she became a mom. "Today, my daughter has three tutus," Grace noted.

‘Real Housewives' strike a pose

Cynthia Bailey and NeNe Leakes from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," along with new cast member Marlo Hampton, attended Jeffrey Fashion Cares Monday night. All three women came dressed to impress and were seated strategically in the front row right by the runway, next to Marjorie Harvey, the wife of comedian Steve Harvey. Seated a few spots down was the B-52s' Fred Schneider, who served as celebrity DJ for the after-party at Opera nightclub. Created by designer Jeffrey Kalinsky and chaired this year by Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams, Fashion Cares raised money for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer research fund and the Atlanta AIDS Fund. Around 800 people attended the annual charity event at the 12th & Midtown building, next to the Loews Hotel Atlanta. This year's honoree was Dennis Dean and the guest designer was Jason Wu, most famous for the inaugural ball gown he created for first lady Michelle Obama.

Celebrity birthdays

Baseball Hall-of-Famer Frank Robinson is 76. Actor Warren Berlinger is 74. Rock musician Jerry Allison (Buddy Holly and the Crickets) is 72. Actor Jack Thompson is 71. Violinist Itzhak Perlman is 66. Singer Van Morrison is 66. Rock musician Rudolf Schenker (The Scorpions) is 63. Actor Richard Gere is 62. Olympic gold medal track and field athlete Edwin Moses is 56. Rock singer Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) is 54. Rock musician Gina Schock (The Go-Go's) is 54. Singer Tony DeFranco (The DeFranco Family) is 52. R&B musician Larry Waddell (Mint Condition) is 48. Actor Jaime P. Gomez is 46. Rock musician Jeff Russo (Tonic) is 42. Singer-composer Deborah Gibson is 41. Rock musician Greg Richling (Wallflowers) is 41. Actor Zack Ward is 41. Golfer Padraig Harrington is 40. Actor Chris Tucker is 39. Actress Sara Ramirez is 36. R&B singer Tamara (Trina & Tamara) is 34.

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