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Tom Brady’s jersey went missing after Super Bowl LI.


Brady jersey’s estimated worth: $500,000

The search for TB12’s Super Bowl jersey continues.

Milo Yiannopoulos announced his resignation from Brietbard News during a press conference Tuesday.

Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart

The conservative media provocateur resigned in the wake of a controversy over his comments about pedophilia.

Stephen Colbert.

Colbert apologizes to ISIS for being unseated by Trump as ‘the enemy of the American people’

“Sorry, ISIS. If you want to get on the list, you’ve got to publish photos of Trump’s inauguration crowd,” Stephen Colbert said on his show.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen


Tom and Gisele will co-chair the Met Gala

Do you think they have their outfits picked out yet?

Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel will drop a new album in May

Then they’ll be taking their show on the road.

Danny Amendola walks the runway during New York Fashion Week.


Danny Amendola gets fashion (modeling) advice from galpal Olivia Culpo

With so many pageant titles under her belt — including Miss Rhode Island, Miss USA, and Miss Universe — Culpo knows what she’s talking about.

Author John Darnielle

Book Review

Shifting narrators share a narrative puzzle of dark foreboding in ‘Universal Harvester’

Folks have been eagerly awaiting the new novel from John Darnielle, singer-songwriter behind the Mountain Goats, whose first work was long-listed for the National Book Award.

Tom Hanks, pictured last month at the People's Choice Awards.

Tom Hanks to publish short stories

Titled “Uncommon Type,” the book will be made up of 17 different tales, each involving a typewriter in some way.

Milo Yiannopoulos, the polarizing Breitbart News editor, speaks at California Polytechnic State University as part of his

Milo Yiannopoulos book canceled after comments about relationships between boys and men

Simon & Schuster canceled a forthcoming book by the conservative editor because of his controversial statements.

Paavali Jumppanen

Music Review

Fireworks and other feats from two favored performers

Pianist Paavali Jumppanen and violinist Corey Cerovsek performed Sunday at the Gardner Museum.


Ja Rule rules at Foxwoods

The singer helped celebrate the casino’s 25th anniversary.

Frances Bean Cobain and her mother, Courtney Love.


Quote of the day: Frances Bean Cobain

The daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love sends an Instagram note to her late father on what would have been his 50th birthday.

Meryl Streep at the Golden Globe Awards.

TV Critic’s Corner

Advertisers + live events = true love

We tend to revert to old-school “appointment TV” viewing for the likes of the Oscars and the Super Bowl, without our magical power to time shift and fast forward.

“Inside Out” characters figure prominently in “Follow Your Heart.”

Stage Review

Disney on Ice’s ‘Heart’ pumps up TD Garden crowd

Friday’s Boston premiere of “Follow Your Heart,” which runs through Feb. 26, was filled with entertaining scenes and familiar songs.

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in “Daddy’s Home.”


Mark Wahlberg will return to town to film another movie

Here’s a clue: It’s a sequel.

David Simon (left) and John Waters backstage at the Writers Guild Awards.


John Waters receives lifetime achievement award at Writers Guild Awards

Also at the celebration: Seth Meyers, Robert Carlock, and Kenneth Lonergan.

Nancy Schön (center) with students at her “Metamorphosis” exhibition.


Nancy Schön shines at Regis

The sculptor’s work is on display now in “Metamorphosis,” an exhibition that was curated by Regis students.

Leslie Jones performed Sunday at M.I.T.’s Kresge Auditorium.


Leslie Jones stays busy in Boston

The “Saturday Night Live” star played two shows and got an unexpected invitation to lunch from Mayor Marty Walsh.

Milo Yiannopoulos, pictured last month at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Yiannopoulos loses book deal after his remarks on pedophilia

Yiannopoulos was also disinvited from speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference over the video.

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon arrived at a news conference last week.

Breitbart: A new force in the Trump era?

Already there have been indications that Stephen Bannon’s former organization might enjoy something akin to most-favored media status.

Charles Bartlett (far right, sitting next to his wife Martha) brought John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier together, and later, after their marriage, attended the baptism of their son, John F. Kennedy Jr., then only 13 days old.

Charles Bartlett, 95, reporter who brought Kennedys together

Mr. Bartlett won a Pulitzer Prize in 1956 for helping expose professional misconduct by the secretary of the Air Force.

Mr. Thornton was a United Press International manager covering New England and New York.

H.C. ‘Cal’ Thornton, 91, of Westport, longtime news service executive

Mr. Thornton was an executive with United Press International and later the Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service.

Irwin Stambler, 92; wrote rock music encyclopedia

Mr. Stambler was an engineer, but his love for music inspired him to write “The Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock and Soul.”

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, greeted members of the Israeli delegation at the White House last week.

Could Ivanka Trump prove to be a defender of the arts?

With the White House drafting plans to eliminate the National Endowments for the Arts, the first daughter could emerge as a key player.

Cécile McLorin Salvant performs during the “Jelly and George’’ show.

Music Review

At Berklee, the sounds of ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton and George Gershwin

Pianist Aaron Diehl and singer Cécile McLorin Salvant paid tribute to the musical legends.

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace warns viewers: Trump crossed the line in latest attack on media

Chris Wallace cautioned the network’s viewers Sunday that President Trump’s latest attack on the media had gone too far.

John Mellencamp and his band.


John Mellencamp to play Tanglewood

More acts have been added to the venue’s popular artist series.

Philip Glass

Music Review

Boston Modern Orchestra Project pays tribute to Philip Glass

BMOP performed the composer’s “Tirol Concerto” for piano and strings and his Second Symphony.

J.C, Monahan with husband Jim Farrell.


J.C. Monahan leaving Channel 5

The “Chronicle” co-anchor has been with the station for 15 years.

Alec Baldwin as President Trump on “Saturday Night Live.’’

TV Critic’s Corner

When ‘SNL’ goes on break, time to stock up on antacids

Until it returns with new episodes March 4, you’ll need to seek comic relief elsewhere to get through the daily news cycle.

Host Bill Maher, left, listened to Milo Yiannopoulos, a writer for Breitbart News, on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” on Friday.

Milo Yiannopoulos found a bromance with Bill Maher. Then he met his other guests.

‘‘I’m kidding,’’ Milo Yiannopoulos chided the audience. ‘‘You’re very easily triggered. It’s pathetic.’’

Drummer Clyde Stubblefield, pictured in 2013, created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever.

Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown’s ‘funky drummer,’ dies at 73

Stubblefield’s drum break on “Funky Drummer” has served as the backbeat for countless hip-hop tracks.

President Trump gestured during his rally in Florida on Saturday.

Trump rallies supporters by renewing old promises, insults

President Trump appeared at a campaign rally Saturday that mirrored the months leading up to Election Day.

Lake Street Dive onstage at Jordan Hall on Thursday night.

Music Review

Lake Street Dive stay true to their school

The New England Conservatory grads kicked off their college’s 150th anniversary celebration with an exhilarating concert that included collaborations with student ensembles.

Viola Davis won best supporting actress for her work on the film “Fences’’ at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards in London on Feb. 12.


Viola Davis named Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year

The actress, a Rhode Island native, will be honored at Harvard on March 4.

Andris Nelsons leads the BSO and pianist Emanuel Ax at Symphony Hall.

music review

BSO and Beethoven, down to earth and dazzling

World-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday and Thursday.


Your week ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Feb. 20-26

The Original Harlem Globetrotters, “Stage Kiss,” NerdCon, and more.

Kate Maguire is artistic director of Berkshire Theatre Group.

‘Music Man,’ Albee drama highlight Berkshire Theatre Group season

‘’Million Dollar Quartet,’’ “Arsenic and Old Lace,’’ and “Lost Lake’’ will also appear on the summer schedule.

Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes.

Producers can’t keep politics from edging into Oscar show

Meryl Streep ushered politics into Hollywood’s awards season when she used her Golden Globes acceptance speech to condemn President Donald Trump for what she called his “instinct to humiliate.”

Matt Damon stars in Zhang Yimou’s “The Great Wall.”

Movie Review

Even Matt Damon can’t rise above ‘The Great Wall’

Zhang Yimou’s 3-D action fantasy won’t be remembered for whitewashing Chinese history, because it won’t be remembered at all.


The Informer: An art exhibit, a school vacation program, and a cooking class

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

Emma Stone (left) and Ryan Gosling in “La La Land.”

ty burr

New England roots run deep among Oscar nominees

Several movies that are nominated have a New England connection.

Amanda Plummer and James Earl Jones in rehearsal.

‘Night of the Iguana’ gets the star treatment at ART

Playing characters thrown together at a rundown hotel in Mexico, Dana Delany, James Earl Jones, Elizabeth Ashley, Bill Heck, and Amanda Plummer head the cast.

@Large | Michael Andor Brodeur

Body language speaks volumes, especially in politics

As the words spoken by some officials come to mean less and less, body language may be one of the only glimpses of the truth we get.

Who will win an Oscar? Who should?

Will “La La Land” sweep the Academy Awards? Critics Ty Burr and Janice Page discuss the movie’s dominance, and who could spoil it.

book review

A slow-burning tale of faithless husband’s killing and marriage gone cold

Katie Kitamura’s rakes the embers of betrayal to find grief smoldering underneath.