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Quote of the day: John Krasinski

The Newton native reminisces about his time on “The Office.”

Aretha Franklin (pictured in April at the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner) said that she has canceled upcoming shows “due to doctors’ orders.”


Here and there in the music world

Aretha Franklin cancels some upcoming concerts, Joe Bermudez reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart, and other celebrity news.

OneRepublic will perform at MixFest.


Want to perform with OneRepublic and Shaggy at MixFest?

Three acts are scheduled to perform at the free music festival on Sept. 17. And the opening act . . . could be you.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson in the 2006 film “The Departed.”


‘The Departed’ to be made into TV series — but it’s not set in Boston

Will the Amazon series be nearly as good as the movie? Is that even possible?

Chef Chris Coombs with B-Real of Cypress Hill at Boston Chops.


Cypress Hill rapper spotted in the South End

Hip-hop legend B-Real of Cypress Hill dined out at Boston Chops in the South End on Monday night.

Tom Brady discussed his TB12 training method with Tony Tjan at the 6th Annual On Cue Event in Boston in June.


The expensive taste of Tom Brady

Want to buy a 12-pack of TB12 Snacks from the Pats QB’s website? It’ll cost you $50 per box (and that doesn’t include the cost of shipping, either).

Quote of the day: Amber Tamblyn

- Amber Tamblyn, actress, criticizing the naked Donald Trump statues that appeared around the country last week and then went viral.

From left: Alex Davis, Joseph Yonaitis, Richard Wingert, Dave Ginsberg.


Boston Lyric Opera finds its beefcake

Call for “athletic,” “masculine,” “brawny,” “rugged” actors to soldiers in “Carmen” is answered.


Catch a clip of local boy performing with Billy Joel at Fenway

For the 13-year-old musician known as the “Boston Piano Kid,” it was a dream come true.


Comings and goings at local TV stations

WFXT-TV has a new news director, a popular news anchor has left WBZ-TV, and other tidbits.

Florence Wolsky and the priceless earring that was stolen from the Museum of Fine Arts in 1963.


Meet the woman who found priceless earring that was stolen from MFA

A new documentary tells the amazing story of how the mystery was solved and how Florence Wolsky found the earring.

Brad Whitford


Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford to cruise with Kiss

The guitarist will perform with his other band, Whitford/St. Holmes, on the Kiss fan cruise in November.

Keegan-Michael Key will star in “Friends From College,” which will be written and produced by Harvard grads Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco.


Netflix announces new comedy series ‘Friends From College’ (i.e. Harvard)

The cast includes Keegan-Michael Key of “Key & Peele” and Fred Savage from “The Wonder Years.”

Dane Cook on stage in 2013 at the Boston Strong benefit.


Dane Cook has the last laugh at Gawker’s expense

The Arlington-bred comedian was an occasional target of Nick Denton’s wry website

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas and Kayla Wallace with their two kids on their wedding day.


Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas got hitched this weekend

A few of Thomas’s teammates were in Seattle to watch the Celtics guard get married to his longtime girlfriend.

Mark Wahlberg with his mother, Alma, and team owner Robert Kraft before the screening of his new film, “Deepwater Horizon,”  for the Patriots.


Patriots watch new Mark Wahlberg film after practice

Training camp isn’t all about snap counts and blocking schemes.

Billie Jean King arrived for the Hillary Clinton fund-raiser in Provincetown.


Hillary Clinton supporters attend fund-raisers on Cape, Vineyard

The presidential candidate met with backers in Provincetown, Edgartown, and West Tisbury.


Fenway Recording to mark anniversary with a bash on the beach

The founder of the Boston-based company is hosting a free show at the Beachcomber in Wellfleet with performances by Air Traffic Controller, Mass Gothic, and others.

Spike Lee spoke at the film festival.


Spike Lee screens Michael Jackson documentary on Vineyard

Lee also discussed the film during his appearance Saturday at the island’s film festival.

Dane DiLiegro (left) and Jack Black at Logan Airport.


Jack Black heads to Italy by way of Boston

The actor wrapped up filming his upcoming comedy “The Polka King” in Rhode Island last week, then traveled to Italy for a one-day shoot.

Ashley Bernon, Courtney Forrester, Kay Bernon, and Sara Underwood at the fund-raiser on Nantucket.


Berkshire Hills Music Academy benefit draws big crowd to Nantucket

Nearly 200 guests gathered on the lawn of Kay and Peter Bernon’s Nantucket home Friday evening for an elegant summer soiree.

Kirsten Dunst


Share and share alike

Kirsten Dunst discusses her reaction to receiving an Emmy nomination for her work in “Fargo.”

Former Palace owner Robbat celebrates 70th

Russell Robbat, who peddled fun and sexual fantasy at the Palace Night Club in Saugus for more than two decades, celebrated his 70th birthday with a few dozen friends at his place in South Orleans the other night.


From a John Davidson performance to Internet stars at Flugtag

Celebrity sightings — recent and upcoming — in and around Boston.

50 Cent is greeted by Ravi Patel, owner of Billy’s Liquors.


50 Cent draws a crowd in Abington

The hip-hop artist known as 50 Cent was in Abington of all places Saturday to hype his Effen Vodka

Steven Tyler performing in July


Steven Tyler reacts to Disney altering Aerosmith coaster video

Disney World altered his hand in a video that plays at an attraction featuring the band. It appeared to be giving a crude gesture.

Matt DeAngelis (left) and Christine Dwyer  (center) at New England Aquarium. At far right is aquarium trainer Terra Holovacs.


Broadway actors seal it with a kiss at the Aquarium

Congrats to Matt DeAngelis and Christine Dwyer, whose marriage proposal and acceptance were witnessed by the harbor seals.

Kiefer Sutherland, pictured with Jessica Alba at the 2013 Academy Awards.


Tuning out

Kiefer Sutherland acknowledges the public’s skepticism about actors playing music.

A vintage Michigan State Police car being used in the film Kathryn Bigelow is shooting in Dorchester.


Filming continues in Detroit-chester

Police officers in riot gear and Detroit police cars have become common sights on Ashmont Street as Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow continues filming her latest movie in town.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, pictured in 2015.


Report: Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to team on ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ reports that 20th Century Fox is close to making a deal with Affleck to direct and star in a new adaptation, with Damon as a producer.

Andris Nelsons and Kristine Opolais will be among 17 married couples onstage during the BSO’s performance of Acts I and II of “Aida.”


They’re wedded to their work in BSO’s ‘Aida’

Seventeen musically-inclined married couples are scheduled to perform at Tanglewood on Aug. 20.

Peter Thiel


Quote of the day

Peter Thiel explains why he backed Hulk Hogan’s invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker.

Bob Halloran.


WCVB sports anchor is recovering from brain surgery

Channel 5 sports anchor Bob Halloran hasn’t been on the air since late July.


Local chefs pay tribute to Julia Child

Puritan & Co. hosted its second annual Julia Child tribute dinner on Wednesday night.

This 2010 picture from the US Coast Guard shows crews battling the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, which is the subject of the latest Peter Berg-Mark Wahlberg collaboration.


Activists want Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg to donate money from movie to Gulf cleanup

The director and actor, who collaborated on “Patriots Day,” are at work on a film about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Boston is on the list of cities where hip-hop impresario Kanye West is opening a pop-up store Friday (through Sunday).


Kanye West opening pop-up store in Boston Friday

The temporary “Life of Pablo” store is expected to be stocked with West-related merch including T-shirts, stickers, and hats.

Kathryn Bigelow, accepting the Oscar for “The Hurt Locker” in 2010, is directing a film based on riots that erupted in Detroit in the 1960s.


Movie looking for extras for riot scenes

It’s not often you get to riot without worrying about being arrested. A movie being filmed in Brockton will give you that chance.


Rapper 50 Cent returning to Abington this weekend to hype his vodka brand

It was apparently so much fun last year, 50 Cent is coming back to Abington.

Lynn Raisman and her husband, Rick.


Quote of the day: Lynn Raisman

Aly Raisman’s mom talks about how it feels to watch her daughter compete in the Olympics. She said it’s “absolutely amazing . . . but there’s a lot of pressure.”

Here and there

A roundup of celebrity news.

Kei Kamara with Special Olympics athlete Divine Bates of Milford.


Revolution players bowl for a good cause

The soccer team’s players, coaches, and fans came together Tuesday night for the second annual “Bowl for a Goal” charity bowling event at Splitsville Lanes in Foxborough.

Bret LaBelle


Meet two new ‘Survivor’ cast members with local ties

A pair of castaways on “Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X” are from Massachusetts.

Mark Wahlberg (left) and Matt Damon appeared together in “The Departed.”


Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon: Separated at birth?

Wahlberg told ‘Extra’ host Mario Lopez that people often mistake him for his fellow local actor.

From left: former Celtics player Brian Scalabrine, Fred Toucher, Rich Shertenlieb, and Jon Wallach.


Toucher & Rich celebrate their 10th anniversary

The hosts of the morning show on 98.5 The Sports Hub marked the milestone Tuesday night before a sold-out crowd at the Wilbur Theatre.

Quincy native Pamela Wechsler is a writer and co-producer for the new CBS drama.


Watch the new trailer for ‘Doubt’

Quincy native Pamela Wechsler is a writer and co-producer for the new CBS drama.

Barbra Streisand onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards in June in New York.


Durgin-Park to Streisand: Things are the way they were . . .

During her TD Garden concert Tuesday night, Barbra Streisand said one thing about Durgin-Park that really caught people’s attention.

Movie to film in Hopkinton

Acton-based Commander Softpants Inc. is making a “high-energy, independent comedy” with a working title of “Almond Benefits 2.”

Brian McCarthy was one of the firefighters on hand to escort the models.


Fashion show . . . with firefighters?

Designer Denise Hajjar invited members of the Boston Fire Department to take part in an event on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.


More celebrity news

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard settled their contentious divorce on Tuesday and the actress withdrew her allegations that the actor had been physically abusive toward her.

Doug Stanhope


Audiobook of Doug Stanhope memoir includes extras for fans

The comedian enlisted some of his childhood chums to share their blurry memories of time spent with Stanhope in Worcester.