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Joe Bologna made a film career in varied comedy roles, including “Blame It on Rio” and “Love Is All There Is.”

‘My Favorite Year’ actor Joe Bologna dies at 82

He combined comedy and the tough-guy personality, and received the best reviews of his career, in “My Favorite Year” (1982), as King Kaiser, a tyrannical 1950s TV variety-show host modeled on Sid Caesar.

Mariah Carey teams up with Lionel Ritchie at TD Garden on Aug. 22.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world this week

This week’s picks: Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey, Nicky Jam, and SZA.

The Dropkick Murphys took time out from rocking to play a little football in Seattle.


Dropkick Murphys reenact Malcolm Butler’s goal line INT

Best of all, the band did it on the Seahawks’ home field.

FILE - This file image provided by HBO shows John Oliver on the set of

HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts

A hacking group on Wednesday night took over several of HBO’s Twitter accounts, including ones for ‘‘Game of Thrones’’ and “Last Week Tonight.”

US ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown


Scott Brown gets some culture down under

The former Massachusetts senator goes to the ballet.

The Chevalier Theatre in Medford.

Blumenreich promises big names at Medford’s Chevalier Theatre

The manager of Boston’s Wilbur Theatre is taking over operations at the 1,800-seat Medford Square venue.

“I just wish everybody would love and not hate,” says Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas.


Isaiah Thomas won’t be taking a knee during the national anthem

The Celtics guard says athletes should do what they believe is right, but that he plans on standing during the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” before games.

Mighty Mighty Bosstones frontman Dicky Barrett performing with the band in Boston in 2015.


Bosstones’ anti-bigotry anthem ‘Let’s Face It’ is resurgent

Twenty years later, the Boston-bred ska band’s anthem is enjoying a resurgence after the deadly violence in Charlottesville.

More Celebrity News

Injury to Tom Cruise puts sixth ‘Mission: Impossible’ film on hiatus

The star broke his ankle while performing a stunt for the film during its London-based shoot.

Callum Turner (left) and Jeff Bridges in “The Only Living Boy in New York.”

Movie Review

‘The Graduate’ gets updated in ‘The Only Living Boy in New York’

Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, and Jeff Bridges star in the coming-of-age tale.

A scene from “In This Corner of the World,” directed by Sunao Katabuchi.

Movie Review

War doesn’t spare ‘This Corner of the World’

It is episodic, often shimmeringly epiphanic, and on occasion erratically narrated and sketchily animated.

“Within Sight” by Eva Lundsager.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

In Portland, taking painting to unexpected places

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art offers work by 52 painters.

Menashe Lustig (far left) and Ruben Niborski in “Menashe.”

Movie Review

‘Menashe’ is a revealing, masterfully observed drama

Joshua Z. Weinstein’s unassuming masterpiece tells a universal story of paternal love, the pressures of society, and the desire for individuality.

A scene at a rehearsal for Berkshire Opera Festival’s production of “Ariadne Auf Naxos”


Berkshire Opera Festival to mount ‘Ariadne auf Naxos’

Company builds on success last year of “Madama Butterfly” production.

Rob Brydon (left) and Steve Coogan in “The Trip to Spain.”

Movie Review

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon go on the road again

“The Trip to Spain” is the third travel session for the British comic actors.

A slacker turns appliance boxes, egg cartons, and more into wondrous creations in “Dave Made a Maze.”

Movie Review

A cardboard fort is the real star of ‘Dave Made a Maze’

You won’t come to the film for the unpolished interplay, but you’ll surely stay for its preposterously elaborate kid-crafty sets.

Ryan Reynolds plays a down-on-his-luck protection agent, Samuel L. Jackson the world’s deadliest hit man.

Movie Review

Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds team up in ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’

Gary Oldman plays the bad guy in this very violent, often very funny, action comedy.

Raw feelings are close to the surface at Fox over Trump remarks

Kat Timpf says she feels threatened but not deterred after a flood of angry responses from viewers to her criticism of President Trump’s statement.

Big Freedia


Big Freedia shakes her booty in P-Town

The Guinness World Record holder led a twerking class.

Bonnie Tyler.

Bonnie Tyler will sing ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ during the solar eclipse

The 1980s pop star will sing the karaoke favorite aboard a Royal Caribbean ship on an eclipse-themed cruise on Monday.

A scene from the “Unite the Right” rally Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Va.

Matthew Gilbert

Vice’s in-depth Charlottesville video is a horrifying look at hatred

Embedded with the white supremacists who set up the “Unite the Right” rally, the Vice crew gives us a haunting, close-up look at organized hate.

“I Feel Pretty” costars Amy Schumer and Rory Scovel filming a scene on Salisbury Beach.


Amy Schumer films on Salisbury Beach then performs a benefit for Charlottesville victim

The actress was on the beach shooting “I Feel Pretty.”

Donald Trump and TV personality Billy Bush together at an event in 2004.


Billy Bush spotted on Nantucket

The disgraced former TV personality is apparently enjoying unemployment.

Omar Hakim is the new chairman of the percussion department at Berklee College of Music.


Drumming legend Omar Hakim joins Berklee as percussion department chair

Hakim has played with everyone

Casey Affleck checked his phone before throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Tuesday night.


Casey Affleck says brother Ben won’t return as Batman

The “Manchester by the Sea” star made news while in town for the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. But he added “I was just kind of making that up.”

Carl Crawford


Former Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford ain’t getting that ring back

The former ballplayer’s fiancee has called off their engagement.

From left: Krysten Ritter, Finn Jones, Charlie Cox, and Mike Colter.

television review

Intermittently, Netflix’s ‘Defenders’ is a heroic effort

The Netflix series excels during the action sequences, but it never consistently hits its stride.

thing tank

A review of the very bad week in things

From white supremacists to purple passion, the week in things.

Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff in “Children of a Lesser God” at Berkshire Theatre Group.


Revived by Berkshire Theater Group this summer, ‘Children of a Lesser God’ is returning to Broadway

“The Affair” actor Joshua Jackson will star.

Mindy Kaling in July.


Mindy Kaling discusses why pregnancy ‘is kind of a fun feeling’

The Cambridge-bred creator and star of “The Mindy Project” talks about her pregnancy on “Sunday Today.”

Mark Lanegan

Mark Lanegan found his voice, and it’s unmistakable

The singer’s distinctive rasp mirrors the often-weary worldview reflected in his lyrics.

“Kevin Can Wait” writers are killing off the wife character played by Erinn Hayes (with star Kevin James).

tv critic’s corner

The shameless retooling of ‘Kevin Can Wait’

The sitcom has killed off Kevin James’s TV wife and reunited him with his “King of Queens” costar, Leah Remini.

Tony Conigliaro on the ground after being beaned by California Angels’ pitcher Jack Hamilton at Fenway in 1967.


Tony C to be celebrated at Tony C’s

The event is planned as part of the 50th anniversary of the Red Sox’s “Impossible Dream” season.

Nigel Gore portrays Prospero in “The Tempest” at Shakespeare & Company.

stage review

Nigel Gore is a force of nature in Shakespeare & Company’s ‘Tempest’

An intense portrayal of the island sorcerer drives this production, directed by Allyn Burrows and presented on a new open-air stage.


Horovitz celebrates opening

The playwright, who is also directing the show, sealed the event with a kiss: He smooched his wife, Gillian.

Adrienne Isakovic and Howard Jones after the Retro Futura show at the Lynn Auditorium.


Howard Jones (among other ’80s acts) thrills in Lynn

The Retro Futura show drew an enthusiastic crowd to the Lynn Auditorium.

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2nd defense attorney wants off Bill Cosby’s sex assault case

Los Angeles-based lawyer Angela Agrusa filed documents Tuesday seeking to withdraw as Cosby’s counsel.

From left: Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Justin Hartley.

TV Critic’s Corner

What’s next for ‘This Is Us’

Series creator Dan Fogelman has been offering some hints.

From left: Paul Schaefer, Aaron Tveit, and Lauren Marcus in “Company.”

stage review

Living single in a married world in Barrington Stage’s vibrant ‘Company’

This production of Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 masterpiece stars Aaron Tveit as the commitment-averse Bobby.

“Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi left the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse after testifying last week at the trial of four Teamsters.

Film industry predicts little fallout from ‘Top Chef’ trial

Members say Boston’s labor climate compares favorably with peer cities.

Is NFL star Aaron Rodgers (above) dating Acton’s Marie Margolius?


Is an Acton-bred soccer star dating Aaron Rodgers?

The Green Bay Packers QB has apparently moved on from actress Olivia Munn.

Shonda Rhimes is leaving ABC for Netflix.

Shonda Rhimes, Martin Scorsese, and all the other big names Netflix has lured away

It has quickly won over showrunners and filmmakers interested in getting financed with few strings attached.

In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performed during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. A shade of purple named for the late superstar Prince was announced Monday by the icon’s estate.

Pantone creates ‘Purple Rain’ hue to honor Prince

A shade of purple named for the late superstar Prince was announced Monday by the icon’s estate.

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci departed the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York after appearing on Stephen Colbert’s show.

Anthony Scaramucci says he’d already have fired Steve Bannon

The short-lived White House communications director made the comments Monday on Stephen Colbert’s CBS show.

(FILES) This file photo taken on October 21, 2016 shows singer-songwriter Taylor Swift performing her only full concert of 2016 during the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Taylor Swift's former bodyguard told how he witnessed the pop star's skirt being flipped up before she was then groped by a DJ as he gave evidence in a US courtroom on August 11, 2017. Greg Dent told a jury in Denver, Colorado, that Swift was

Jury takes Taylor Swift’s side in groping lawsuit

Taylor Swift won $1 and long-awaited vindication after a jury decided that a radio host groped her during a pre-concert photo op four years ago.

So about that bombshell casually dropped on ‘Game of Thrones’ . . .

If you were ready to throw something at your TV during the latest episode, you’re not alone.