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Doris Kearns Goodwin talks politics with Colbert

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Thursday night.

Brian Tamm, executive director of the Independent Film Festival Boston, with Nancy Campbell, program director for the festival, at a screening in 2015.

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Confusion over names lands two Boston film festivals in court

Two Boston film festivals are headed to federal court over claims that one has trampled on the trademark of the other.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night.

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Top 5 celebrity moments of the Democratic convention, Night 4

Here are some of our favorite moments from Night 4 of the DNC.

Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Pablo Larraín’s “Jackie.”

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‘Jackie’ to debut at Venice Film Festival

“Jackie,” a biopic of sorts about former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, stars Natalie Portman in the title role.

Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen spoke during the final day of the Democratic National Convention.

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Here’s what Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen had to say at the DNC

The husband-and-wife duo held hands together as they walked onto the stage of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night.

Katy Perry performed at the Democrative National Convention’s last night.

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Katy Perry performed ‘Rise’ and ‘Roar’ at the DNC

The singer performed two songs and talked about her support for Hillary Clinton.

Quote of the day: Mila Kunis

The “Bad Moms” actress told Conan O’Brien that she and her hubby Ashton Kutcher didn’t spend much on their wedding bands.

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Here and there

Kevin Faulk will be inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame (and you’re invited to attend), a local restaurateur is making waves in the Big Apple, and other news of note.

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Wanted: a singer to open MixFest

Want to perform in front of a huge crowd at the DCR Hatch Shell? Here’s your chance.

Concert to honor Prince in Minneapolis in October

Concert to honor Prince

Kristin Chenowith

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Kristin Chenoweth to perform in P-town and Martha’s Vineyard

The “Glee” actress and Broadway star has three shows scheduled for Aug. 14 and 16.

Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, two of the recipients of the 2017 James and Audrey Foster Prize, announced Thursday by the ICA.

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ICA names Foster Prize winners

The Institute of Contemporary Art has chosen Sonia Almeida, Jennifer Bornstein, Lucy Kim, and Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel.

David Pastrnak of the Bruins.

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Bruins boot it around with AS Roma stars

David Pastrnak and Adam McQuaid visited the Italian soccer club and team captain Francesco Totti during their workout at Harvard.

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News director out at Fox 25

Lee Rosenthal has left the station, telling colleagues in an e-mail on Thursday that “we’ve decided it’s time for a change.”

Cokie Roberts

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Ken Burns to honor Cokie Roberts at Old Sturbridge Village

The documentary filmmaker will present the Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award to Roberts on Oct. 13.

Singer Carole King performing Thursday at the Democratic National Convention 2016.

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Carole King shines at the DNC

Carole King got people moving at the Democratic National Convention when she took to the stage and sang a rousing rendition of her 1971 song “You’ve Got a Friend.”

Rob Corddry and Dwayne Johnson in “Ballers.”

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Double good news for HBO’s ‘Ballers’

The executive producers of the HBO series “Ballers” scored two victories this week.

Edelman worked out on the field during training camp.

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Fans supporting Edelman amid paternity controversy

Fans at the first day at Patriots training camp aren’t all that perturbed by reports that Julian Edelman is facing a paternity suit.

Matt Damon attended an even to discuss

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Matt Damon is everywhere

If you hadn’t noticed, there’s a lot happening for the Cambridge-bred actor right now.

Broadway performers sang

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Celebrities speak on behalf of Hillary Clinton at DNC

Several stars of stage and screen took the stage to perform “What the World Needs Now Is Love.”

Joyce Kulhawik greets jazz impresario Fred Taylor at the 25th anniversary celebration of Scullers Jazz Club.

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New theater in Central Square to host fund-raiser

Arts doyenne Joyce Kulhawik is lending her support to an effort to create a new performing arts complex.

Quote of the day: Shonda Rhimes

- Shonda Rhimes, “Scandal” creator, tweeting at “Good Morning America” after the show mistakenly reported that next season will the show’s last. - Shonda Rhimes, “Scandal” creator, tweeting at “Good Morning America” after the show mistakenly reported that next season will the show’s last.

Julian Edelman.

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Julian Edelman facing paternity suit

A Swedish model says the Patriots receiver is the father of her unborn baby.

Charlie Puth performing at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Tuesday.

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Charlie Puth performs for fans at the Boston Harbor Hotel

The singer-songwriter performed for a small group of perform a “Mix Lounge” show for a lucky group of Mix 104.1 listeners.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon attending the “Project Greenlight” premiere in 2015.

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Matt Damon says HBO has dropped ‘Project Greenlight’

The reality show that Matt Damon produced with buddy Ben Affleck will be shopped around to other outlets.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. pictured at the Academy Awards in 2013.

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Maybe honeymoon isn’t over for Affleck and Garner

In Touch reports that the couple is taking a trip to the beaches of Turks and Caicos, the site of their 2005 wedding.

Film crew shooting movie on Duxbury Beach

The crew is working on a reserved area of the beach and a luxury yacht that will be seen off shore.

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Seth Meyers to Sanders supporters: ‘We don’t have time for this’

Meyers’s fellow New Hampshire native, Sarah Silverman, also has had it with Bernie boosters.

Matt Damon wearing “Jason Bourne face” in a scene from the newest “Jason Bourne.”

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Matt Damon talks Deflategate

Apparently Damon and BFF Ben Affleck are on the same page when it comes to Tom Brady.

Moira Horan and Pedro Martinez at The Smoke Shop.

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Here and there

Pedro Martinez was spotted at a restaurant in Cambridge, model/actress Kate Upton dined at Legal Harborside, and other celebrity news from around town.

Quote of the day: Mariah Carey

The songstress opens up about her divorce from Nick Cannon in the new issue of Complex magazine.

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How low can you go? Limbo dancer wanted.

Boston Casting is looking for a limbo dancer between the ages of 20 and 30 to appear in a social media/Web project.

Marathon bombing victim Rebekah Gregory is pictured arriving at Moakley Federal Court in Boston during the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in March 2015.

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Marathon bombing survivor coming out with memoir

Rebekah Gregory’s “Taking My Life Back” will be released in April.

Maverik from Jam'n 94.5 (left) and Wyclef Jean at Venu on Monday night.

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Wyclef Jean shows how it’s done

The Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist was in town to judge the Remy Producers Series.

Jimmy Buffett performing at Xfinity Center in 2014.

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Jimmy Buffett to perform at the House of Blues in August

The Mayor of Margaritaville will make a rare appearance here Aug. 11, and tickets go on sale Thursday morning.

Dr. Dre told sheriff’s deputies he didn’t have a gun and that the man was blocking his driveway.

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Dr. Dre handcuffed by police in his driveway

A man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him.

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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston had more fun on July 4 than you did

We’ll bet your July 4th festivities weren’t as frolicsome as those of Swift, Hiddleston, and their famous friends.

Emily Olmstead with her bike.

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Pan-Mass rider gets her stolen bike back

Emily Olmstead got help from the Everett Police after seeing her missing wheels for sale on Craigslist.

Quote of the day: Lindsay Lohan

- Lindsay Lohan, actress, asking for privacy amid reports of turmoil in her relationship with fiancé Egor Tarabasov. - Lindsay Lohan, actress, asking for privacy amid reports of turmoil in her relationship with fiancé Egor Tarabasov.

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Jody Adams: ‘I was too nice’

The chef and restaurateur dishes about reality cooking shows.

Donato Frattaroli Jr. (left), Bik Ng, senior business manager for the city of Boston, and state Representative Aaron Michlewitz at the Il Molo celebration.

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Here and there

Il Molo opens in the North End, Lydia Shire’s tag sale draws hundreds, and more.

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JFK’s nephew working on book of president’s speeches

Stephen Kennedy Smith will edit a book of the president’s speeches that will include essays by notabel people and how those speeches affected them.

The Painted Burro in Davis Square. The new, smaller Burro Bar will open in Brookline.

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New restaurant on the way for Ribelle space in Brookline

A rep for the Alpine Restaurant Group’s Joe Cassinelli confirms that the Burro Bar is moving in.

Legal Sea Foods placed this full-page ad in Monday’s Boston Globe.

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Legal Sea Foods ad has people upset

Legal Sea Foods likes to create edgy ad campaigns and their newest entry, printed in the Globe, is no exception.

Model Adriana Lima attending the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards in New York City.

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Which supermodel is Julian Edelman dating?

What is it with Patriots and models?

Alan Chong, the new director of The Currier Museum of Art.

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Currier Museum names new director

The Currier Museum of Art announced that Alan Chong has been chosen as director and CEO.

Adrianne Haslet-Davis scaling Volcan Cayambe.

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Marathon bombing survivor reaches lofty goal

Adrianne Haslet-Davis added an impressive item to her list of accomplishment: climbing Ecuador’s third highest mountain.

Trustees committee member Carl Sprague and president and CEO Barbara Erickson.

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They went to a Garden Party

The Trustees’ annual gala was held Saturday at the Naumkeag estate in Stockbridge.

Ben Affleck at Comic-Con in San Diego.

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Ben Affleck makes the rounds at San Diego Comic-Con

The latest Batman promoted the superhero all-star film “Justice League” and sat on a panel with fellow DC film directors.

Siobhan Magnus (left) and Alex Corddry

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Channel 7’s Alex Corddry pitches in at Cape Cod League All-Star Game

The sports reporter threw out the first pitch at the annual baseball showcase.