Another side note: Sandler currently stars in "Grown Ups 2," an ensemble comedy featuring young Atlanta actor Nadji Jeter. The 17-year-old recently attended a screening of the movie at Atlantic Station.
“There were some scenes where we had some bloopers,” Jeter said afterward. “We were laughing hysterically. We had great chemistry on set.”
"Blended" also has been filming at a baseball field near downtown Buford (although those scenes have involved cricket, not baseball), and filmed recently at the Lawrenceville Hooters. It was great timing for the Atlanta-based chain, which had just hosted a viewing party for the "Miss Hooters International" pageant at the Akers Mill Road store in Cobb County. The top 11 pageant contestants, including winner Marissa Raisor, were part of the scene.
Sandler was spotted at the Mall of Georgia on Wednesday, where filming was to take place Friday night. Meanwhile Barrymore headed for every celebrity's favorite pizza joint: Antico. Like Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Dave Koechner, Chris Rock, Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Gabrielle Union, Kirsten Dunst and Conan O'Brien before her, Barrymore decided to break bread with Antico owner Giovanni di Palma during her time in Atlanta, and left a nice message on a pizza peel.
“I love pizza so much it’s crazy,” the actress revealed in writing. “You guys rule.”