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Judd Apatow


Quote of the day: Judd Apatow

The writer-director talks about why he won’t revisit his TV show “Freaks & Geeks.”

Stephen Register took to the court at TD Garden with Celtics Amir Johnson (left) and Kelly Olynyk.


Celtics sign a little man

The team made a wish come true for an 11-year-old from Needham.

Renée Elise Goldsberry shown attending a Golden Globe party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills earlier this month.


‘Hamilton’ cast member speaks at Northeastern

Renée Elise Goldsberry appears at MLK Jr. event.


Troquet is relocating to Boston’s Leather District

The restaurant at 140 Boylston St., which has been serving up modern French cuisine for 15 years, is relocating to South Street.

Marla Maples in Trump Tower in November.


Hair stylist to Marla Maples: No free services in exchange for Inauguration Day ‘exposure’

‘‘I was told they had a $300 budget for both of them for hair and makeup,’’ the hair stylist said.

Author-political commentator Melissa Harris-Perry (center) spoke at Phillips Academy Monday.


Speakers mark MLK Day

Author-political commentator Melissa Harris-Perry was at Phillips Academy.

Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding on the set of “I, Tonya.”


First look at Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding

There’s still no word on who may be playing Nancy Kerrigan in “I, Tonya.”

The best Boston accents in movies, according to Ben Affleck

“Mine, in ‘Good Will Hunting,’ ” Affleck jokingly said. “Way better than Matt’s.”

Watching Monday’s game were (from left) Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, Emilia Fazzalari, and Governor Charlie Baker.


Charlie Baker finds himself in the front row at the Garden

The governor had prime seats to catch the Celtics’ win over the Hornets on Monday.

Livingston Taylor (left) and James Taylor at Fenway Park in 2015.

City declares day for Livingston Taylor

Singer marking 50 years in the music business.

President Obama is presented with a personalized Chicago Cubs jersey by Anthony Rizzo (center) and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein (right).


Obama has a job for Theo Epstein

The president joked that maybe the baseball executive should lead the Democratic Party.

Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg in New York in December.


Peter Berg says Mark Wahlberg has ‘come through hell’

The “Patriots Day” director’s description of Dorchester may be hyperbole.

Trident Booksellers and Cafe on Newbury Street.


Trident Booksellers launches a program for fans of young adult lit

The kick-off event will be the first of the bookstore’s YA Passport Series, a campaign that will culminate with a block party in June.

Eddie Vedder performed at last year’s Chicago installment of Hot Stove Cool Music.


You’ll have to wait until April for Hot Stove Cool Music

The new date coincides with the Chicago Cubs’ visit to Boston.

Guster playing at the Burren in Davis Square early Monday morning.


Guster plays late-night show at the Burren

The Tufts-bred band was joined by friends from the LeeVees, Papas Fritas, and Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen at Larz Anderson Rink in Brookline.


Tom and Gisele watch their son skate

The Patriots QB and his supermodel spouse were spotted at Larz Anderson Rink in Brookline.

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Carrie Fisher won’t be digitally re-created in future ‘Star Wars’ films

Lucasfilm made the rare foray into the world of speculation by issuing a statement denying rumors there were plans to digitize the actress, who died Dec. 27.

Charlotte, Daniel, Julianna, and Elliot Bruce.


Boston Wine Festival kicks off in style

The opening reception drew more than 400 guests to the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Wharf Room Friday evening.


British animator holds model-making workshops for kids after ‘Wallace & Gromit’ screening

Merlin Crossingham was at Regent Theatre in Arlington and Belmont Media Center for events tied to Belmont World Film’s Family Festival.

Rob Gronkowski


Gronk has role in action film due out in February

The Patriots tight end will appear in “American Violence,” which stars Denise Richards, Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau, and Bruce Dern.

From left: Adam Gardner, Luke Reynolds, Brian Rosenworcel, and Ryan Miller of Guster at Boston Winter at City Hall Plaza.


Guster on ice — and bowling lanes

The alt-rockers — in town for four sold-out shows at the Paradise — invited fans to a skating party and a bowling outing over the weekend.

Ryan Reynolds, getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ryan Reynolds named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

Reynolds has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding student theatrical group.

Ben Affleck at the London premiere of


Days could be numbered for Affleck’s ‘Live by Night’

The gangster film is not getting enthusiastic reviews.


Watch Kevin Garnett get inked up on live TV

The former Celtics big man gets a neck tattoo.


Pablo Sandoval looks leaner in workout video

The Panda has dropped some pounds.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady


Get up close — very close — and personal with Tom Brady in new ad

The Patriots quarterback’s morning routine is pretty average, except for his bauhaus-styled home, immaculate kitchen, and of course, being Tom Brady.

Linda Bean, the granddaughter of L.L. Bean’s founder.


Andy Richter says don’t boycott L.L. Bean because that’s what Trump wants

The comedian thinks the president-elect is trying to harm the Maine retailer, not support it. Here’s why.

Jude Law


Quote of the day: Jude Law

The actor talks about the reason popes sometimes appear to be hunched over.


We’re jealous of Danny Picard’s sportscasting studio

It’s not every day that you see a state-of-the-art broadcasting studio located inside of a sporting goods store.

Prince, one of the many pop culture icons who died in 2016.


If you thought 2016 was a bad year for famous people, just wait.

According to the MIT Media Lab, more famous people will die in 2017 than in 2016.

Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount celebrates a touchdown run with the End Zone Militia.


Patriots End Zone Militia ready to do battle Saturday

We checked in with Geoff Campbell, the captain of the colonial crew, as they prepared for Saturday’s Texans-Pats playoff tilt.

In this photo provided by NBC, First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on


‘You can say goodbye later’: Michelle Obama confirms Sasha missed speech for a test

In her final late-night appearance as first lady, Michelle Obama looked back at her eight years in the White House and shared her plans for the future.

Carpenters sue record label

Richard Carpenter’s lawsuit against Universal Music Group seeks more than $2 million in royalties.

Natalie Portman, pictured in 2011 with her “No Strings Attached” costar, Ashton Kutcher.


Quote of the day: Natalie Portman

The Oscar-winning actress talks about Ashton Kutcher being paid three times as much as her when they costarred in ‘‘No Strings Attached.’’

Watch The Rock’s response to Tom Brady’s sleepwear video

While The Rock has no problem labeling Tom Brady as “excellence personified” on the field, he’s not sold on TB12’s acting chops.

Phil Lipof (second from right) with his “NBC Boston Tonight” colleagues (from left) Raul Martinez, Shannon Mulaire, and Pete Bouchard.


Local TV news colleagues turned competitors engage in e-mail battle

Check out the entertaining exchange between longtime WCVB-TV cameraman Stan Forman and Phil Lipof, who recently left the station to take a job at NBC Boston.

Jill Soloway (left) and Jean Stawarz, associate professor of screenwriting, at Emerson Los Angeles.


‘Transparent’ creator Soloway goes back to school — at Emerson

Jill Soloway is teaching screenwriting at the college’s Los Angeles campus.

Led Zeppelin played the Boston Tea Party.


Boston Tea Party — the rock club, not the protest — celebrates anniversary

The party at the Verb Hotel on Jan. 20 is sure to attract some old-timers.

Paula Plum


Cast chosen for play about the Boston Marathon bombings

“Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon” is based on interviews with first responders, survivors, and others.

More celebrity news

Fox News settlement

The network quietly settled sexual harassment allegations lodged by a former network host against Bill O’Reilly and the network’s co-president, according to reports.


Bill Brett to be honored by Jett Foundation

The longtime Boston Globe photographer will be recognized at the Shine a Light on Duchenne gala Jan. 26.

Robert De Niro


Quote of the day: Robert De Niro

The actor wote a letter praising Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globe Awards.


Aly Raisman will appear in the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue

The Needham native and her Olympic teammate Simone Biles posed for the magazine, on newsstands next month.

Rob Gronkowski


Gronk has words of encouragement for boy battling cancer

The flexing football star sent a short video in which he offers support as only Gronk can.


Dorchester by the Sea sounds a lot funnier than ‘Manchester by the Sea’

Kay Hanley from the band Letters to Cleo could have a future in Hollywood based on her new clip on Facebook.


Ben Affleck jokingly complains about Casey not thanking him at Golden Globes

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel’s show Monday, Ben, in mock outrage, said he was “a little taken aback” that Casey didn’t give him a shout-out from the stage.

Conan O'Brien’s late-night show is going down to once a week.


Will ‘Conan’ only be on once a week?

What’s the deal with Conan O’Brien’s show? Is it being downsized or not?

According to reports, at least 16 arrests have been made in connection with the October robbery of Kim Kardashian West (above) in Paris.

17 arrested in connection with Kim Kardashian robbery

Thieves took more than $10 million worth of jewelry from the reality TV star in October, police said.

Tom Brady promotes new sleepwear line in latest ‘Funny or Die’ appearance

Brady appears in a parody in which the product being sold is his newly released “Recovery Sleepwear.”

Meghan Thompson will become the head pastry chef at SRV in two weeks.


New head pastry chef heading to SRV

Meghan Thompson most recently worked at Townsman.