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Actress Mckenna Grace attended Disney's


Chris Evans praises his 10-year-old costar in this new ‘Gifted’ featurette

The movie hits theaters nationwide April 7.

Emma Stone (as Billie Jean King) and Steve Carell (as Bobby Riggs) in “Battle of the Sexes.”


Emma Stone and Steve Carell’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’ has a release date

The biopic chronicling the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs will hit theaters later this year.


Wait, Tom Bergeron is nominated for the Supreme Court?

The ‘Dancing With the Stars’ host looks a lot like Trump’s nominee.

Jenner’s book will be published four days after the interview.

ABC’s Diane Sawyer to interview Caitlyn Jenner again

Jenner is slated to talk about her first couple of years of life as a woman.

Dave Chappelle in 2015.

Dave Chappelle has joked about police before — here’s how he tackles it in his new specials

The comedian discussed policing and race even as the nation fiercely debates the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they police.

Chuck Barris in 2004, signing copies of his book.

Chuck Barris, host of ‘The Gong Show,’ who wildly claimed to be a CIA assassin, has died

Chuch Barris was the host of ‘‘The Gong Show’’ and the creative force behind ‘‘The Dating Game,’’ ‘‘The Newlywed Game’’ and many other game shows.

Diana Ross


Diana Ross to perform at Tanglewood

Yet another show added to the busy summer schedule.

Senator Bernie Sanders will take part in a Q&A at MIT March 31.


Bernie Sanders heads slate of upcoming author events

The Vermont senator, Noam Chomsky, and Sheryl Sandberg are scheduled to make appearances in the coming weeks.

Katy Perry


Quote of the day: Katy Perry

While accepting an equality award at the Human Rights Campaign gala, the singer spoke about her religious upbringing.

Director Steven Maler (center) works with Joe Fria (left) and Jacob Fishel as they rehearse a scene from “Our American Hamlet.”


Shakespeare’s tragedy, and our own

“Our American Hamlet,” set six months after Lincoln’s assassination, is getting its world premiere in a production by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.

Steve Byrne plays Laugh Boston Thursday through Saturday.

Laugh Lines

Steve Byrne

A joke from the comic, who plays Laugh Boston Thursday through Saturday.


An adventurous composer and his ‘Hipocondrie’

The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin plans an all-Baroque program featuring the seemingly modern-titled “Hipocondrie,” by the perenially modern-seeming Jan Dismas Zelenka.

Kurt Wagner of Lambchop

Lambchop embraces electronica? Sure, why not.

In advance of their Boston show, the Nashville band’s Kurt Wagner talks about “FLOTUS,” the new album that incorporates vocal processing, beats, and programming.

Toshi Reagon (seated in front, with guitar) and company in Octavia E. Butler’s “Parable of the Sower: A Concert Performance.”

Science fiction, black music meet in Toshi Reagon’s opera-in-progress

An ensemble led by Reagon will perform the score in a series of performances at the Paramount Center.

Andy Daly as Forrest MacNeil in the Comedy Central series “Review.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Before it goes away, ‘Review’ worth reviewing

Comedy Central’s strange, subversive “Review” is coming to an end.

Thing Tank

From a #VeryLimitedRole to a very pregnant giraffe, it’s a thing

A review of the week online.

Bill Walsh, 55, copy editor and witty authority on language

Mr. Walsh wrote three irreverent books about his craft, noting evolutions and devolutions of language.

Fred Rogers in “Mr Rogers’ Neighborhood.”


Why Congress should take another listen to Mr. Rogers

As someone who grew up the child of a single mother in the late ’80s, I can’t imagine not having those great PBS children’s shows — then or now.

‘Why am I in handcuffs?’: Wyclef Jean blasts police after case of mistaken identity

Jean posted two videos on Instagram showing the musician in handcuffs while being detained.

Meet Julia, a Muppet with autism — and the newest character on ‘Sesame Street’

‘‘Through Julia, we aim to show that all kids are amazing, and that all kids can be friends. #SeeAmazing,’’ the show tweeted.

James Taylor has written a pop-up lullaby book.


James Taylor to release book

It’s a pop-up lullaby book titled “Sweet Baby James.”

Jenny Slate (left) on Chris Evans: “His heart is probably golden-colored, if you could paint it.”


Jenny Slate opens up about her breakup with Chris Evans

She talks about how the two clicked, what it was like dating Captain America, and why the relationship ultimately ended.

Alina Baraz at the Sinclair.

Music Review

At the Sinclair, Alina Baraz casts a dreamy, sensuous spell

For her sold-out show, the chillwave chanteuse explored nearly the entirety of her slim discography in an hourlong show.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Schwarzenegger trolls Trump on Twitter

Arnold has some advice for the president.


‘How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids’: Author’s Diaper Genie wake-up call may help you, too

As resentment festered in her marriage after having a child, the author decided to figure out how to fix it.

For decades ‘Sesame Street’ brutally parodied Trump, who wants to defund PBS

The character of “Ronald Grump” has appeared on the children’s show a few times since the late 1980s.

Tomi Lahren seen at Politicon 2016.

Tomi Lahren’s show pulled for a week after abortion comments

Amid a conservative backlash over Lahren’s explanation on why she is ‘‘pro-choice,’’ the commentator’s show has reportedly been pulled.

Tim Allen.


Anne Frank Center wants Tim Allen apology on Germany remark

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect asked Tim Allen to apologize for something he said on ‘‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’’ last week.

Desus and Mero, a.k.a. Desus Nice and The Kid Mero.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Desus and Mero’ give a nightly serving of real talk

Viceland’s ‘Desus and Mero’ is a refreshing entry among the stiffer competition of the late-night landscape

Andrew Napolitano in 2011.

Fox pulls Napolitano from air after report on wiretapping claims

Andrew Napolitano made an on-air claim that British officials had helped former president Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump.

Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York.


List of billionaires includes a few locals

Medford native Michael Bloomberg is No. 10 on the list of the super rich.

Robert Kraft with Andrea Kremer of “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.”

TV Critic’s Corner

‘Real Sports’ is a welcome respite from the roundtable

HBO’s long-running “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel” requires no bells nor whistles.

Jane Fonda, pictured earlier this month at the Goldene Kamera awards ceremony in Hamburg, Germany.


Quote of the day: Jane Fonda

The actress appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to promote “Our Souls at Night,” her latest film with Robert Redford.

After YouTube users, many of them have in the LGBTQ community, complained that their videos were restricted for no obvious reasons, Google said Monday it would investigate.

YouTube investigating restrictions on gay-themed content

Several YouTube users, many of them have in the LGBTQ community, have been complaining that their videos are categorized as ‘‘restricted.’’

Christina Hendricks will star in “The Burning Woman.”


We have the scoop on movies set to shoot in Massachusetts

You may be seeing Christina Hendricks around town.

Shaquille O'Neal believes Earth is flat.


Shaquille O’Neal says, yes, the earth is flat

“It’s true. The earth is flat,” Shaq said on a podcast. “Listen, I drive from coast to coast, and the [expletive] looks flat to me.”

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (pictured performing earlier this month in New York City) will appear in Boston March 23 at a fund-raiser for the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation.


Darryl McDaniels on board for Om This Way

The Run DMC cofounder will give a special performance at the March 23 fund-raiser for the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation at Equinox Sports Club.

Former Channel 7 political reporter Andy Hiller is now managing director of The Bernett Group.


Andy Hiller lands job with Boston-based marketing research company

The longtime political reporter is now managing director of The Bernett Group.

Cynthia Erivo and the cast of “The Color Purple” on Broadway.

‘The Color Purple,’ ‘The Humans’ slated for Shubert Theatre

The upcoming season will also include “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical’’ and “The Hip Hop Nutcracker.’’

Cartoonist Ed Sorel (left) with his friend Jules Feiffer at BU.


Edward Sorel at BU, Will Ferrell at . . . jm Curley

Sorel, the celebrated cartoonist, is the subject of a retrospective at BU.

Drake (pictured at a Toronto performance in October) unveiled the 22-song project “More Life” on his OVO Radio program Saturday.

Music review

Drake cedes spotlight, reaps benefits on ambitious ‘More Life’

The rapper’s 22-song release is startling for its scope, segueing from trap to dancehall to Afrobeat and London grime with hyper-efficient versatility.

Mr. Walcott taught at Boston University and founded Boston Playwrights’ Theatre as a showcase for new plays.

Derek Walcott, 87, Nobel laureate whose poetry celebrated the Caribbean

Mr. Walcott portrayed the lush, complex region with a precise language that echoed the classics of literature.

Megan Mullally (left) and Stephanie Hunt of the duo Nancy And Beth.


Megan Mullally is coming to town

She’ll be performing with her band, Nancy And Beth, at the Wilbur next month.

Dan Stevens as The Beast and Emma Watson as Belle in the live-action adaptation of the animated Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast.’

‘Beauty and the Beast’ a hit at box office

The Disney movie starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens blew past the previous record-holder for G- or PG-rated releases, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Belly performing at the Boston Stands show at the Paradise.

Music Review

’90s rockers band together to support ACLU

Saturday’s show at the Paradise featured Boston’s brightest lights from that era, and they proved they still have a lot to say.

Dancers lie on the floor in a scene from a “STAGED?” performance.

Dance Review

Theatrics, dance mesh in Hassabi’s ‘STAGED?’

The 75-minute work is a journey through the intricacies of connecting (and not), revealed in almost achingly deliberate movements.