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Aly Raisman arrived on a fire truck for a rally honoring her in Needham, her hometown.

Aly Raisman gets a hero’s welcome in Needham

Needhamites gathered Saturday to celebrate the gymnast’s three medals — one gold, two silver — in Rio.

Familiar faces at Deavere Smith’s ART show

The opening of Anna Deavere Smith’s solo show, “Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education,” at the American Repertory Theater was well attended.


Bianca de la Garza guests on ‘Hollywood Today Live’

The former Channel 5 anchor is going bicoastal.

Quote of the day: Woody Allen

Don’t ask

Gisele Bundchen at the Olympics opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5.


Bundchen still in Rio as Brady readies to play in Carolina

We hadn’t seen much of Tom Brady before Friday’s preseason game, but his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, has been out and about in Rio.

Program director Oedipus (left) and author Dennis Lehane in 2002 at WBCN.

WBCN’s Oedipus to be inducted into Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame

The induction ceremony will take place during the 10th annual Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame awards luncheon on Oct. 13.

Les Brers band is (from left) Marc Quiñones, Pat Bergeson, Bruce Katz, Oteil Burbridge, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, Jack Pearson, Lamar Williams, Jr.


Butch Trucks drums up an Allman Brothers alumni band

Les Brers — a group comprised of key members of the Allman Brothers Band - will play the House of Blues Sept. 9.

Quote of the day: Shawn Mendes

- Shawn Mendes, singer, responding to people who think his buddy Justin Bieber behaves badly. - Shawn Mendes, singer, responding to people who think his buddy Justin Bieber behaves badly.

Robert Kraft with Jon Bon Jovi and son Romero.


Jon Bon Jovi back at Patriots practice

The Jersey rocker hung out on the sideline with son Romeo and chatted up Pats owner Robert Kraft.

Tess Gerritsen (left) and Hank Phillippi Ryan at Bacon Free Library.


Here and there

A roundup of local celebrity news.

More celebrity news

Homeland Security investigating Leslie Jones hack

Department of Homeland Security investigators said Thursday they are looking into the website hack that revealed private details of the actress-comedian’s life.

Ruby Rose Fox at her RadioBDC session.


RadioBDC listeners spend lunch time with Ruby Rose Fox

The local performer played a couple of songs from her stellar debut LP, “Domestic.”

05/16/16: Boston, MA: Some members of


New Kids to appear on ‘Fuller House’

At least four of the band members will make a cameo appearance during the second season of the Netflix show.

Author Margaret Atwood at  Brandeis earlier this week.


Margaret Atwood chats with Class of 2020 at Brandeis

The celebrated Canadian writer Margaret Atwood was at Brandeis this week to speak to incoming freshmen.

FILE - In this July 9, 2016 file photo, Leslie Jones arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of

Twitter bars Breitbart editor after abuse campaign targets Leslie Jones

The social media platform’s move comes amid criticism that it does not do enough to crack down on abusive comments.

Quote of the day: Kate Gosselin

The reality TV star told People magazine that she only has one regret.


Celts’ Olynyk brings some little friends to Canobie Lake

Some kids from MSPCC enjoy some fun in the sun with the Celtics star.


John Krasinski as Captain America?

“The Office” star told Conan O’Brien how he once tried out for the role of the superhero.

Laura Poitras is one of the Pulitzer Prize winners scheduled to attend the celebration at Harvard.


Nieman Foundation to mark 100th anniversary of Pulitzer Prizes

The weekend-long celebration will take place at Harvard University Sept. 10 and 11.

From left: Jim Rudolph, Governor Charlie Baker, and  Jonathan Greenblatt at the ADL event in Marblehead.


Governor, police chiefs, pols attend ADL event

Governor Charlie Baker was among the many notable guests who attended an Anti-Defamation League reception in Marblehead on Monday.


Ben Affleck meets the cast of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Tickets to the play in London are in such high demand that getting backstage must be impossible, right? That is, unless you’re a celebrity.

Bruce Springsteen performing at TD Garden in February.


Bruce Springsteen concert tickets at rock-bottom prices?

It’s a good thing Springsteen didn’t schedule a second concert at Gillette Stadium next month because The Boss is having a hard time filling the place.

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.