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Exclusive sneak peek: NKOTB ‘Rock This Boat’

The second season of the reality show will premiere June 1 on Pop.

Brett Donahue, as JFK Jr., on the set of “The Kennedys – After Camelot” in Toronto.


Canadian actor channels his inner JFK Jr.

Canadian actor Brett Donahue is playing John F. Kennedy Jr. in the Reelz miniseries, “The Kennedys – After Camelot.”

Charlie Kravetz (left) and Marty Baron at the WBUR gala.


WBUR honors former Globe editor

Marty Baron received a medal at the radio station’s gala Wednesday.

Oprah Winfrey cheering at the Wellesley College commencement ceremony Friday.


Guess who was at Wellesley’s commencement

Yes, Oprah Winfrey was in attendance Friday, but no, she wasn’t there to receive an honorary degree or to share words of wisdom with grads.


MIT thriller acquired by producer of ‘The Equalizer’

The Hollywood Reporter says Alex Siskin discovered Matthew Pearl’s “The Technologists” during the making of “The Equalizer,” which was filmed in Massachusetts.

Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg (left) and Bob Mehr, author of “Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements.”


Replacements story finally gets told

Bob Mehr who penned the book “Trouble Boys: The True Story of The Replacements” comes to Berklee’s Cafe 939 to talk about it.

Johnny Depp with Amber Heard at the Venice International Film Festival.


Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp assaulted her

Things are getting ugly between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. TMZ reports that Heard filed for divorce from Depp Monday.


Sarah Silverman takes Drake’s crush in stride

The comedian talked to Seth Meyers about her reaction to Drake posting a picture of her on Instagram.

A Cirque du Soleil performer greets visitors at the venue’s entrance.


Cirque du Soleil’s draws a crowd on opening night

Everyone loves a spectacle and Cirque du Soleil’s latest production is certainly that.

‘My name is not ‘Billy,’ My name is William.’

Billy Corgan, of the Smashing Pumpkins, was talking to fans from the stage at a concert in Lima, Peru.


Second trailer released for ‘Deepwater Horizon’

The forthcoming movie was directed by Peter Berg and stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson, and John Malkovich.

Author Stephen King in 2013.


Stephen King’s ‘Mr. Mercedes’ coming to the small screen

Maine author and super Red Sox fan Stephen King is teaming up with Belmont-bred showrunner David E. Kelley for “Mr. Mercedes.”

Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart with the Arthur Fiedler puppet and the late conductor’s son Peter at Symphony Hall.


What would Arthur Fielder look like as a muppet?

Iconic Boston Pops conductor Arthur Fiedler’s legacy is truly burnished now that a muppet has been made in his likeness.

Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy on the set of the TV miniseries “The Kennedys: After Camelot” in Toronto.


First look at Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy in ‘After Camelot’

The Reelz miniseries, currently filming in Toronto, is expected to premiere next spring.

Barry Crimmins will film a comedy special in Kansas.


Barry Crimmins will perform at The Burren on Saturday

The political satirist, activist, and comedian is getting ready to film a one-hour comedy special in June.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon at “The Project Greenlight” season four premiere.


Spike TV names Matt Damon, Ben Affleck Guys of the Decade

The famed duo will be honored at the network’s “Guys Choice” awards celebration on June 9.


Wellesley’s Paula Johnson welcomed

Though she doesn’t officially start work until July, new Wellesley College president Paula Johnson was welcomed by her fellow female college presidents.

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2015, file photo, Amy Schumer arrives at the GQ Men of the Year Party at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. Schumer fired back at critics of her looks on social media May 24, 2016. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)


Amy Schumer blasts critics of her body in Instagram post

Continuing her war against body-shaming trolls, the entertainer shared an image of herself in a bathing suit, saying she thinks she looks “strong and healthy.”

Robyn performing in West Hollywood, Calif., in 2011.


Robyn drops by the ICA

The Swedish singer paid particular attention to the Walid Raad and Geoffrey Farmer exhibitions.

Rashida Jones addresses seniors during Harvard Class Day in Cambridge.


Rashida Jones returns to Harvard Yard

The actress returned to her alma mater on Wednesday to speak to the graduating class of 2016.

Sarah Jessica Parker spoke at Harvard Law School’s Class Day ceremony Wednesday.


Sarah Jessica Parker to Harvard Law grads: ‘Wrangle your fear’

Parker offered nine of her biggest hopes for the soon-to-be lawyers.

Author Dick Goodwin


Hollywood plans feature film based on Dick Goodwin play

Gulfstream Pictures has acquired the rights to the historical-philosophical drama “The Hinge of the World.”


Local woman wins big on ‘America’s Greatest Makers’

Anubha Sacheti, a 39-year-old pediatric dentist from Cambridge, was on the team that won the $1 million prize on the TBS reality show.

Gisele Bundchen posted a promo for the UN’s “Wild for Life” campaign on Instagram.


‘I am Gisele Bundchen. I am a sea turtle.’

Now that she’s spending less time on the runway, supermodel Gisele Bundchen has more time to save sea turtles.

Gord Downie (left) with The Tragically Hip.


Quote of the day: The Tragically Hip

Canadian rock band, in announcing that singer Gord Downie has brain cancer but they plan to tour one last time.

Jill Biden honored those making a difference in the fight against cancer.


Jill Biden in Boston to tout efforts to fight cancer

The vice president’s wife was here as part of the White House’s “Cancer Moonshot” initiative.

Robert Kraft said the honor would make his late father, Harry, proud. “It would have been greater to him than winning a Super Bowl,” said Kraft.


Robert Kraft to receive honorary degree from Yeshiva

The Patriots owner will deliver the keynote speech Wednesday at the university’s commencement ceremony.

Former Red Sox southpaw Bill Lee, shown in Nova Scotia last year, warming up for a game.


Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee tosses cap into Vermont governor’s race

The former Red Sox pitcher compared Republicans to pterodactyls: “They have little short arms that never get to their front pockets.”

Vincent van Gogh’s “Houses at Auvers”


How do you clean a van Gogh painting? Very carefully

A video of a Museum of Fine Arts conservator cleaning a painting has gone viral on Facebook.

Lindsay Buchholz and daughters Colbi and Landri walk the runway at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.


Buchholz ladies dress up for a good cause

The third annual Fashion Show for Kids to benefit Christopher’s Haven was held Monday at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

Channel 5 reporter Jack Harper is retiring on Friday after 33 years with the station.


Channel 5’s Jack Harper signs off on Friday

Harper, who has spent 33 years at the station, is retiring to spend more time with his wife and three children.

President Obama played golf with NBA star Stephen Curry at Farm Neck Golf Club in 2015.


Obamas headed back to the Vineyard (again) this summer

The US Coast Guard informed officials that the president would return, but did not mention a date.

The hat comes with a typed and signed letter explaining how the fan got it.


What price tag would you put on a fedora worn by Michael Jackson?

The hat is up for auction in Amesbury.

From left: Myran Parker-Brass, the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Good, Robert Brustein, Julie Burros, Denise Jillson.


Robert Brustein among honorees at Actors’ Shakespeare Project gala

The American Repertory Theater’s founding artistic director and four others were feted at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Justin Bieber at the Billboard Music Awards.


Quote of the day: Justin Bieber

Bieber, opining about awards shows after performing at the Billboard Music Awards.

Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama, was the commencement speaker at Northfield Mount Hermon School.


Top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett speaks at Northfield Mount Hermon

”Lunch is just an expression we use that means ‘noon.’ We don’t actually have lunch — we subsist on Diet Coke,” she said.

From left: Joe Corcoran, Francine Sherman, Thaddeus Miles, and Ken Casey at the JFK Library.


RFK Children’s Action Corps honors advocates for youth

More than 350 guests attended Friday’s event at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Guy Fieri grills at the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival in February in Miami Beach.


Guy Fieri to host food, wine fest to kick off Best Buddies ride

The June 3 event at Harvard will feature food from more than two dozen chefs.

Frank Brandeis Gilbert received an honorary degree at Brandeis University's 65th Commencement.


Frank Brandeis Gilbert receives honorary degree — from Brandeis

The honoree is the grandson of Louis Brandeis, who served on the Supreme Court from 1916 to 1939.

Rob Gronkowski attended the Los Angeles premiere of


Gronk wants your vote, to help beat cancer

The Patriots tight end wants you to vote for your favorite T-shirt on Facebook, and it’s all for a good cause.

Kristen Sieh (left) and Libby King in


Performance of ART’s ‘RoosevElvis’ halted because of illness

Patrons were told they would be receiving an e-mail about a refund.

Steven Tyler at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday.


No, Aerosmith isn’t replacing Steven Tyler. For now.

The band, which always seems to be on the verge of breaking up, is in turmoil again.

Danny Amendola (third from right) hung out with Olivia Culpo’s family Sunday in Allston.


Danny Amendola dines with girlfriend Olivia Culpo’s family

The Patriots receiver looked comfortable with the Culpos as they shared a meal at Lulu’s Allston.

Peter Lynch (left) with Victoria Croll and David Croll, board chairman of the Trustees of Reservations, aboard a vintage railroad car.


Trustees of Reservations gala rides the rails

The group kicked off its 125th year with an anniversary gala that included a ride in vintage railroad cars.

Noelle Scaggs and Michael Fitzpatrick of Fitz and the Tantrums onstage at EarthFest.


EarthFest brings thousands to Hatch Shell

Radio 92.9 hosted the 23rd annual EarthFest at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on Saturday.

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne


Quote of the day: Sharon Osbourne

Osbourne, discussing her split from husband Ozzy Osbourne on “The Talk.”

At Lesley University on Saturday, Richard Blanco (center) received his doctoral hood from university president Joseph Moore (left), and assistant professor Aaron Smith.


Richard Blanco, Arianna Huffington address area graduates

Blanco, a poet, and the Huffington Post czar spoke to departing college students.

Ann Romney (left) and Gail Huff at Move for Minds at Equinox.


Big names team up for Alzheimer’s research

The event at Equinox Sports Club’s Boston location was emceed by Ann Romney.

Dr. David Ryan, Elin Hilderbrand (center), and Brenda Warshaw.


Author Elin Hilderbrand shares her MGH Cancer Center story

Hilderbrand talked about her 2014 diagnosis of breast cancer and subsequent treatment at the center.

Chuck (voiced by Josh Gad) and Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) in a scene from the animated film “Angry Birds.”


‘Angry Birds’ sits atop box office

The movie, based on the video game, knocked ‘‘Captain America: Civil War’’ off its first-place perch.