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Tig Notaro says executive producer Louis C.K. “has nothing to do with” her show “One Mississippi.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Tig Notaro more vocal about her rift with Louis C.K.

She says it’s frustrating to see his name on the credits to her Amazon series “One Mississippi.”

Rosie O'Donnell attended the Broadway opening of “The Terms of My Surrender” earlier this month.


Why Rosie O’Donnell is in Southie

She’s there to film “SMILF” along with Miguel Gomez of “The Strain,” Samara Weaving, and Frankie Shaw.

Singer Kenny Chesney, holding a football, chats with Patriots coach Bill Belichick on the sidelines of the Patriots practice field Thursday.


Which country star stopped by Patriots practice today?

Hint: He’s playing at Gillette this weekend.

Ryen Russillo


ESPN Radio jock Ryen Russillo arrested in Wyoming

The former Comcast SportsNet regular is charged with criminal entry.

This cover image released by Big Machine shows art for her upcoming album,


Taylor Swift announces new album ‘Reputation’ out in November, first single drops tomorrow

Taylor Swift, who’s been dropping hints about a new album, finally announced that “Reputation,” her sixth LP, will be out Nov. 10.

Lionel Richie performs at TD Garden Tuesday.

Music Review

Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey deliver hit after hit after hit

Tuesday night’s stop at TD Garden bobbed along on the performers’ charm and superlative catalogs.

Maria Menounos.


Maria Menounos, on the mend, will judge Miss America pageant

The Medford native underwent surgery earlier this summer to remove a brain tumor.

Kyrie Irving


This is what Kyrie Irving said about the earth being flat

The new Celtics point guard is an extreme skeptic.

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, right, speaks as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (Rick T. Wilking/Pool via AP)

Clinton says her ‘skin crawled’ as Trump hovered on debate stage

In her upcoming book, Hillary Clinton says that Donald Trump shadowed her so closely she had to resist shouting out, ‘‘Back up you creep, get away from me.’’

President Trump looked up toward the solar eclipse in Washington on Monday.

Thing Tank

From solar eclipses to ugly dinosaurs, it’s a thing

A review of the week online.

Billy Joel at a May concert in New York.

Celebrity News

Billy Joel dons Star of David jacket during NYC show encore

Monday’s performance by the Piano Man’ came more than a week after a rally by neo-Nazis and other groups in Charlottesville, Va., ended in deadly violence against counterprotesters.

Sophie Turner (left) as Sansa and Maisie Williams as Arya in “Game of Thrones.”

TV Critic’s Corner

If it’s Sansa vs. Arya, I know who I’m rooting for

Of the two Stark sisters, only one is stuck in the past.

Aparna Nancherla


Boston Comedy Arts Festival headliner list includes Aparna Nancherla

“We’re curating headliners and acts that can get meaningful conversations started,” said ImprovBoston artistic director Mike Descoteaux in a statement.

Mark Wahlberg at the Chicago premiere of “Transformers: The Last Knight” in June.


Mark Wahlberg is the highest-paid actor, according to Forbes

The highest-paid actress, Emma Stone, made about $42 million less than Wahlberg last year.

Taylor Swift


From Taylor Swift, another snake but no single

She wasn’t the only person to use the eclipse as a marketing tool this week.

Malia Obama sported a Harvard cap at a festival last fall.

Malia Obama politely brushed us off when we tried for an interview at Harvard

The eldest daughter of former president Barack Obama has moved into one of the dorms on campus, just like all the other freshmen in the class of 2021.

Bea Arthur starred in the 1970s sitcom “Maude.’’

TV Critic’s Corner

That moment when ‘Maude’ seemed 20 years ahead of its time

The 1977 episode was called “The Gay Bar,” and that’s where it took place.

Ellen Barkin in “Animal Kingdom.”

TV Critic’s Corner

The wonderful baddies of ‘Animal Kingdom’

The TNT series is packed with an extended family of awful people who do awful things.

Amy Schumer on Tremont Street earlier this month during the filming of “I Feel Pretty.”


Amy Schumer film remains in Boston as Hub once again stands in for New York

“I Feel Pretty” has filmed in Chinatown, the South End, Salisbury Beach, Lynn, and Dedham, and the Financial District may be next.

John Mayer at the Mix Beach House concert.


John Mayer performs at Mix 104.1’s Beach House

Angela Almada of Taunton, along with her friends and family, got to hear some of the former Berklee student’s hits.

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 17, 2017 shows Bill Cosby arriving on the sixth day of jury deliberations of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Disgraced US entertainer Bill Cosby is being forced to hire a new legal team after a second top-flight attorney withdrew from his upcoming re-trial for sexual assault. After Brian McMonagle quit earlier this month, his California-based co-counsel Angela Agrusa has also filed a motion asking to be taking off the trial. The pair helped Cosby secure a hung jury on trial for sexual assault in June. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZEDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images

Cosby hires Michael Jackson’s lawyer for sex assault retrial

Cosby’s spokesman announced Monday that the 80-year-old comedian is bringing in Tom Mesereau to lead a retooled defense team.

epa06145219 (FILE) - Singer Taylor Swift arrives on the red carpet for the 2016 Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, New York, USA, 02 May 2016 (reissued 15 August 2017). Swift won a sexual assault case against former radio DJ David Mueller in Denver on 15 August. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

A reptilian tail? A solar eclipse. Taylor Swift teases fans

Three days after going dark on social media, the pop star put out more clues leading to a possible single drop Monday.

Pedro Pascal attended Comic-Con in San Diego last month.


Pedro Pascal might be around Boston this fall

A report indicated that the actor — who tweeted a shoutout to Boston over the weekend — will star with Denzel Washington in the sequel to “The Equalizer.”

A scene from Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones.”

Who can save Jon Snow from himself?

Jon’s plot in the most recent episode of “Game of Thrones” was a bizarrely illogical maneuver.

FILE - In this July 3, 2017, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks in Trenton, N.J. Christie says he confronted a Chicago Cubs fan during Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers because the man said

Christie says he’s no longer seeking sports radio host job

N.J. Governor Chris Christie says it was him who told a New York sports radio station he’s not considering accepting a job there after his term is up, not the other way around.

Dancers gather at the studio with longtime teacher Jeannette Neill (in foreground, with glasses).


End of an era at Jeannette Neill Dance Studio

The school founded by the beloved dance teacher will close its doors at the end of the month after 38 years.

FILE -- Jerry Lewis during an interview at the Waldorf Towers in New York. Oct. 24, 2005. Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, died on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91. His death was confirmed by John Katsilometes, a columnist for The Las Vegas Review Journal, who spoke to family members. (Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)

Comedians, stars react to death of Jerry Lewis

‘‘We have lost a great comedian and even greater heart. Thank you for the laughs and the feels.’’ — George Takei wrote on Twitter.

Taylor Swift


For Taylor Swift, a blank space on social media

The pop star’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook page, and Tumblr have been all but obliterated. Why?

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 1990, file photo, entertainer Jerry Lewis makes his opening remarks at the 25th Anniversary of the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon fundraiser in Los Angeles. Lewis, the comedian whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died according to his publicist. (AP Photo/Julie Markes, File)

Jerry Lewis, comedian and telethon fund-raiser, dies at 91

Mr. Lewis made the long-running Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon a television institution.

President Trump’s Twitter feed on a computer screen earlier this year.

TV Critic’s Corner

Expect CNN to explore why Trump and Twitter are bad for each other

The cable news channel airs a special Monday night.

Tommy Labanaris as Dr. Frankenstein and Brian Padgett as the Monster in North Shore Music Theatre’s production of “Young Frankenstein.’’

Stage Review

Brains aren’t the only thing being recycled in ‘Young Frankenstein’

Despite spirited performances, Mel Brooks’s musical adaptation of his film falls short at North Shore Music Theatre.

Architect William Rawn, trustee Joyce Linde, conductors John Williams and Andris Nelsons, musician Richard Sebring, and managing director Mark Volpe break ground Friday on the BSO’s new Tanglewood Learning Institute building.

Breaking ground at Tanglewood for new four-building complex

The Tanglewood Learning Institute will be a four-building complex on the BSO’s Lenox campus.

A marquee promotes Bruce Springsteen’s upcoming one-man show on Broadway.

Broadway ticket-buying now easier for fans, not re-sellers

For longtime Bruce Springsteen fan Debbie Elster, there’s never been any doubt the competition to get tickets for his upcoming Broadway shows is going to be fierce.

Plymouth, MA - 4/30/1992: Comedian and activist Dick Gregory poses for a portrait in Plymouth, MA on Apr. 30, 1992. (Janet Knott/Globe Staff) --- BGPA Reference: 170524_BS_031

Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, 84, dies

Mr. Gregory’s humor, grounded in politics, evolved into activism. His activism, seeking to change people’s lives, evolved into a concern with nutrition.

Esh’s third full-length album, “Darwin’s Frankenstein,” will be released on Friday.

Boston’s Esh doesn’t care if you like his new record

“I’m old,” the rapper said recently at a small studio in North Cambridge. “I don’t care.”

From left: Richie Conigliaro, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, and David Doyle at Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill.


Peter Farrelly wants Sox to retire Tony C’s number

He supports the effort to get the slugger’s number retired.

Poet Rose Styron and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. at the Hutchins Forum on Martha's Vineyard.


Trump criticized at Martha’s Vineyard event

President Trump was criticized at a high-powered panel at this week’s Hutchins Forum on Martha’s Vineyard.


Needham native gets directorial debut in new comedy produced by Seth Rogen

Lee Eisenberg was a writer on “The Office.”

A bicyclist passes by the mural on Warren Street in Roxbury in 2015.


Heineken apologizes for using Roxbury mural to sell beer

The company has been working with artists to make amends.

Weylin Symes is the artistic director of Stoneham Theatre, which will become Greater Boston Stage Company in September.

Stoneham Theatre is changing its name to reflect its regional reach

Rebranding itself as the Greater Boston Stage Company is an attempt to better showcase the scope of the work done at the century-old theater.

for 20namesChopper - Cody McKinstry, 10, of East Thetford, Vt., and his brother Kaleb, 5, watch a helicopter with the Trump name written on the side take off from the Lebanon Municipal Airport in West Lebanon, N.H., on Aug. 14, 2017. It was Cody's birthday and they were having lunch with their mother in their car near the airport control tower when they saw the helicopter land, refuel and take off in a half-hour. Cody asked the flight crew if the aircraft belonged to the President and they said yes. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to


Trump helicopter spotted in Vermont, at exclusive resort

A Trump helicopter was seen in Barnard, Vt., on Monday.

Trump’s cultural committee resigns en masse

Eagle-eyed readers of the resignation letter noted that the first letter of each paragraph spelled out “RESIST.”

Local musicians showcased at a unique venue: the lobby of the Wang

Seven Boston-based artists from a range of genres will perform Sept. 16 at an event called the Tremont Takeover.


Wrentham Day race is Sept. 2

The town’s annual Wrentham Day and Wrentham Wroad Wrace will be held Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Town Common.


A yoga class, a musical open house, and a coloring session for adults

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

Peter Dinklage in a scene from “Game of Thrones.”

tv critic’s corner

Dinklage joins with PETA to discourage ‘direwolf’ buying

Huskies have gained in popularity with dog buyers, but many are being abandoned at shelters.