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Louis C.K. in a scene from his FX series “Louis.”


Louis C.K. to release two new stand-up specials

Watch for them on Netflix.


Should glassware be banned from local bars?

Don’t worry, you won’t have to use a plastic sippy cup. At least not yet.


Talking sex in Boston: from the Puritans to the Combat Zone

A panel of experts will discuss “Boston’s sexual history and how it has — or has not — shaped the city we know today.”

Celine Dion


Quote of the day: Celine Dion

The singer spoke about how her family is coping with the loss of her husband, Rene Angelil, who died from cancer a year ago.

Aly Raisman posing for Sports Illustrated.


Aly Raisman says Sports Illustrated photoshoot ‘was one of my favorite days’

The Olympic gymnast is featured in the magazine’s new swimsuit issue.

Rihanna (pictured in Barbados in November) will be honored by the Harvard Foundation Feb. 28.


Rihanna named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

The pop star will receive the award on Feb. 28.


Jimmy Kimmel plans to face off against ‘archenemy’ Matt Damon at the Oscars

“If the Joker and the Batman were face-to-face, there would be some kind of a standoff. And I would imagine that that will be the same for this.”

BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons (left) with principal trumpet Thomas Rolfs.


Andris Nelsons trumpets the BSO on ‘Greater Boston’

Is there anything that he can’t do?

Christina and Tarek El Moussa


Quote of the day: Christina El Moussa

In an interview with People magazine, the star of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” talks about why her marriage fell apart. “We weren’t able to properly communicate anymore,” she said.

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.

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.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the continent in “Africa’s Great Civilizations.’’


Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts new WGBH documentary series on Africa

“Africa’s Great Civilizations” will premiere Feb. 27.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Casey Affleck


Casey Affleck has a message for Boston film critics

The actor appreciates their support.

John Mellencamp and his band.


John Mellencamp to play Tanglewood

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

A view of Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s property in Palm Beach, Fla.


Trump buddy Bill Belichick is a Mar-a-Lago member

It’s unclear how long the Pats coach has had membership.

Natalie C. Anderson


BPL writer in residence gets movie deal

Natalie Anderson’s first novel is picked up by actress Kerry Washington.

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.

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman at the Super Bowl.


Julian Edelman appears in new car ad

But where’s his beard?

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.

Matt Damon zings Jimmy Kimmel again on ‘Ellen’

Damon stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show Wednesday to talk about his new film “The Great Wall.”

Jimmy Fallon mocks Donald Trump’s press conference on ‘Tonight Show’

“First of all, you’re all fake news, I hate you all very much, and thank you for being here,” Fallon said as Trump.

Does Ben Affleck play Matt Damon’s favorite version of Batman?

“His 4-year-old thinks he’s actually Batman,” said Damon of Affleck during an interview.

“Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones.

Walsh is #bigfan of ‘SNL’ star Leslie Jones, asks her to lunch

Will she accept?

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

Bill Belichick to narrate World War II documentary

The Patriots head coach has been tapped to narrate “D-Day: Over Normandy.”


Casting call for ‘Proud Mary’

Here’s your chance to audition for a new movie starring Taraji P. Henson.

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa in 2011.

Other celebrity news

Regis Philbin talks about his old show

The TV personality explains why he left “Regis and Kelly.”


Olivia Culpo covers music and other subjects in magazine interview

The former Miss Universe graces the cover of the latest issue of Boston Common.

Jerry O’Connell (center) with Dan Soder )(left) and Mark Teixeira earlier this month in New York.


Quote of the day: Jerry O’Connell

The actor talked about the making of “Stand by Me” and said he still remembers his first day on set, and the lessons that director Rob Reiner taught him.

Max Berkowitz and Lou Alexander on the set of


‘Pillow Talk Show’ covers sports stars in a whole new way

The program, which premiered on this week, is like nothing you’ve seen before.

Lori McKenna holds her Grammy for best country song.


Lori McKenna nominated for two ACM Awards

Accolades keep pouring in for the acclaimed singer-songwriter from Stoughton.

Luciana Barroso and actor Matt Damon at the premiere of


Matt Damon at ‘The Great Wall’ of Hollywood

He even brought a date . . . his wife, Luciana Barroso. And caught a little flack with #thankyoumattdamon.

Louis C.K. did a surprise set at The Burren Wednesday night.


Louis C.K. is popping up all over town. Where will he be next?

The comedian showed up unannounced at McGreevy’s and treated guests to a surprise stand-up performance. The following night he did it again at The Burren.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady with the Lombardi Trophy.


Expect to see a book and film about TB12

The writers who brought us “The Fighter” and “The Finest Hours” are teaming up with two authors to bring the quarterback’s story to life.

Dave Marciano on season 6 of “Wicked Tuna.”


‘Wicked Tuna’ returns for a sixth season

The first episode of the new season premieres March 12.


Quote of the day: Lars Ulrich

The Metallica drummer appeared on “The Late Late Show” and talked about the technical difficulties the band encountered while performing at the Grammy Awards.


Mass Cultural Council presents the 2017 Commonwealth Awards

Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart and Fitchburg Mayor Stephen DiNatale were among this year’s honorees.

Piers Morgan (left) and J.K. Rowling

Everything you need to know about the Piers Morgan-J.K. Rowling Twitter war

If online fights between celebs are your thing, check out what’s been going on between Rowling and Morgan.

New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler talked with the media before Super Bowl LI.


Malcolm Butler’s life story, coming to a theater near you

The film about the Patriots star will follow his path from working in a fast food joint to becoming a Super Bowl hero.

Emmy Rossum and Meghna Chakrabarti at WBUR’s “Modern Love Live.”


Emmy Rossum appears at the Wilbur for ‘Modern Love Live’

The “Shameless” costar joined other actors in reading “Modern Love” essays to a sold-out crowd.

Ed Sheeran


Quote of the day: Ed Sheeran

The singer decided to get rid of his smartphone last January, and enjoys being phone-free. “I still don’t have a phone number,” Sheeran said on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”


Julian Edelman envisions ‘Edelman’s Catch’ seafood restaurant

Talk about a whale of an idea.