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Mandy Thornton of Hanover will be competing for a $25,000 grand prize on “Worst Cooks in America.”


Hanover mom to compete on ‘Worst Cooks in America’

Mandy Thornton is very open about her culinary skills (or lack thereof).

Sarah Green at the Los Angeles premiere of “Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience” in September.


‘Voyage of Time’ producer wanted ‘to make sure that we had the science right’

The documentary will be shown at AMC Loews Boston Common on Dec. 11, 12 and 13.

Bruins Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron participated in the team’s Annual Holiday Toy Shopping event on Friday.


Bruins go holiday shopping for kids in hospitals

The Boston Bruins continued a yuletide tradition on Friday afternoon.

Quote of the day: Tina Fey

Tina Fey spoke at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment breakfast on Wednesday, where she was presented with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award.

Boston Ballet artistic director Mikko Nissinen, Boston Ballet trustee and fund-raising campaign chair E. Pixley Schiciano, and Boston Ballet executive director Meredith “Max” Hodges at the groundbreaking ceremony.


Boston Ballet breaks ground on its new studio

Construction has begun on the Boston Ballet School’s new Newton facility, a 26,550-square-foot interior fit out that will boast seven studios.

Harvard has photographer Carrie Mae Weems to thank

Weems spoke this week at the Brattle

Michael Schlow reading “ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas” at The Four Seasons’ annual Teddy Bear Tea.


Tiffany Trump spotted at Scampo after touring Harvard

A roundup of celebrity sightings and other news of note.

Sam Waterston (second from left) with “Miss Sloane” castmates (from left) Jake Lacy, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Stuhlbarg at a recent screening in New York.


Sam Waterston talks ‘Miss Sloane’ — and more

The actor, best known for portraying Jack McCoy on “Law & Order,” discusses his new film, his fondness for Boston, and his reaction to the presidential election.

Julian Edelman reading from his new children's book at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center on Wednesday.


Julian Edelman spreads holiday cheer

The Patriots wide receiver did a public reading of his newly released children’s book.

Mark Wahlberg in “The Gambler.”


Is Mark Wahlberg overpaid?

Mark Wahlberg ranks seventh on’s most overpaid actors list this year.

Foxborough-09/20/2016- Julian Edelman fires a pass as the Patriots held an afternoon practice at the practice field at Gillette Stadium. Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

Julian Edelman is ‘happy to welcome a new squirrel to the tree’

After months of silence, Patriots receiver Julian Edelman seemed to acknowledge that the baby of a Swedish model is his.

John Krasinski to narrate new Disneynature film

The Newton native will lend his voice to “Born in China,” which will hit theaters on Earth Day.

From left: Megyn Kelly, Shari Redstone, and Sherry Lansing.


Shari Redstone honored by The Hollywood Reporter

She was among the many luminaries who attended THR’s 25th annual Women in Entertainment breakfast on Wednesday.

Quote of the day: Michelle Obama

The first lady explains why she didn’t stay up to find out the results of the election.

Rachel Platten performing at Mix 104.1’s “Not So Silent Night” concert at the House of Blues on Tuesday.

Rachel Platten fills in for Meghan Trainor at House of Blues

The “Fight Song” singer came to the rescue because M-Train wasn’t feeling well.

Stephen King, pictured in 2013.


Stephen King thinks Bob Dylan rules

The author explains why the legendary singer-songwriter deserves the Nobel Prize.

Artist and author Annie Weatherwax.


Author Annie Weatherwax excited about opening of ‘All We Had’

The Roslindale sees her first novel made into a movie in very short order

Quote of the day: Justin Bieber

The singer revealed his relationship status on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

Jess Adler and Leor Radbil


The Anti-Defamation League honors Radbil and Adler

They were presented with the 2016 Krupp Leadership Award on Dec. 3.

‘Newsies’ heading from stage to the big screen

The Tony Award-winning musical will hit theaters in February.

Amanda Palmer


Amanda Palmer will help Lin-Manuel Miranda with Wesleyan’s ‘Hamilton Prize’

“i’m excited to help usher in a new crop of forward-thinking art warriors to a place like wesleyan with this 4 year full-tuition scholarship,” Palmer tweeted Tuesday, of the new Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity.

Lorane Rogers


State grocery bagging champion heading to nationals

Lorane Rogers will represent Massachusetts at the national competition in Las Vegas.

Singer Lalah Hathaway


Berklee alumni rack up Grammy nominations

The college will be well-represented at the Grammy Awards in February.

Actors performed on stage during a presentation of Love's Labour's Lost by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company held on the Boston Common last July.


The 2017 Shakespeare on The Common production will be. . .

For summer 2017, CSC has chosen the romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The company last performed the play about the star-crossed lovers in 1997.

John Mayer, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, and Dead & Company at Fenway Park last July.

Calling all Deadheads: Grateful Dead members to perform at Fenway Park

Dead & Company is coming back to Boston for two shows at Fenway Park in June.

Shay Mitchell and Kirby Johnson have been in Massachusetts to film


‘Pretty Little Liars’ star Shay Mitchell has been filming a horror movie in Mass.

“Cadaver” is about an ex-cop who takes a graveyard shift in a morgue and must deal with a suspicious cadaver (hence the title).

James Taylor and his wife, Kim, at Sunday’s Kennedy Center Honors gala.

James Taylor celebrated by Bill Clinton and Sheryl Crow at Kennedy Center Honors

Clinton praised the life and career of 2016 honoree Taylor, whom he called a close friend, and introduced a musical tribute that included performances by Garth Brooks, who played “Shower the People,” and Sheryl Crow, who covered “Fire and Rain.”

Will the Boston lockdown one-night stand movie ever be made?

McCarthy told us that the movie could still happen; it’s still “in development,” and he checks in with producers every few months.

Quote of the day: Prince Harry

During his recent trip to Guyana, the 32-year-old prince talked about what life is like at Buckingham Palace.

In “Boston” Rob Mariano is a member of the executive voting committee of the “Survivor” Hall of Fame.


Who’s next for the ‘Survivor’ Hall of Fame?

Voting has closed for the 2016 class, and the first inductee will be announced Dec. 12.

From left: Kawandeep Virdee, Jordan Piantedosi, Dillon Buss, Olivia Ives-Flores, Nick Sullivan, Erin Robertson.


A night of support for Standing Rock

Local artists and more than 100 supporters gathered in the Distillery Gallery space Saturday night to raise money to support the resistance to the pipeline.

Tom and Terry Hamilton (pictured at a Boston fund-raiser in April) saw their son Julian married over the weekend.


Aerosmith bassist’s son gets hitched

Tom Hamilton’s son Julian got married at the family’s Brookline abode over the weekend.

David Ortiz and Ray Allen take selfies at the Punta Espada Golf Course.


Big Papi’s BFFs turn out for slugger’s golf tourney in the Dominican Republic

Ray Allen and Bobby Orr were among the Boston sportos who made the trip.

Kareem “Biggs” Burke (left) and Emory Jones check out clothing from the Roc96 Capsule Collection commemorating the 20th anniversary of Jay-Z's album “Reasonable Doubt” at Concepts in Harvard Square.


Jay Z’s pals stop by Concepts in Cambridge

Kareem “Biggs” Burke and Emory Jones helped mark the 20th anniversary of the rapper’s first album “Reasonable Doubt.”

Justin Bieber performing at Gillette Stadium in 2010.


Justin Bieber sets date for Gillette Stadium concert

Bieber will perform at Gillette on Aug. 29, his first show there as the headliner.

Nicole Kidman


Nicole Kidman says she was deeply moved by Affleck’s performance in ‘Manchester’

“I’ll cry and I don’t want to cry now, but it’s an extraordinarily deep, real performance. It’s unbelievably powerful,” the actress said of Casey Affleck’s performance.

From left: Benaree Pratt Wiley, Wayne Budd, Lonnie Bunch, MAAH executive director Marita Rivero, Fletcher H. Wiley, and MAAH board chair Cathy Douglass Stone.


Museum of African American History honors Living Legends

The museum paid tribute to Wayne Budd and Lonnie Bunch at this year’s installment of the annual gala.


Celebration for Kids raises more than $1 million

Proceeds benefit Rodman for Kids, the umbrella matching gift charity that supports programs and services for at-risk youth in Massachusetts.

Mark Wahlberg (right) with Bob Gazzale, AFI president and CEO, at a Hollywood screening of “Patriots Day” last month.


Mark Wahlberg backs summit to raise awareness about opioid addiction

More than 4,500 middle and high school students are expected to attend the Massachusetts Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness at Lowell’s Tsongas Arena Tuesday.

Dudley Dough team leader Luther Pinckney and Robert Kraft.


Robert Kraft gives to a good cause

The Pats owner has donated $100,000 to Haley House, a local nonprofit providing food, housing, and employment to people struggling with poverty and homelessness.

From left: Eric Dunphy, Matt Salmon, Eric W. Dickson, Karyn Polito, Charlie Baker, and Michael F. Collins at the UMass Winter Ball.


UMass Winter Ball raises $1 million

The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic was this year’s beneficiary.

The Weeknd, pictured last month at a Paris fashion show.


Quote of the day: The Weeknd

The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) admits that drugs are a crutch for him while making music.

Chris Evans is taking part in an auction to benefit Christopher’s Haven.


Want an adventure with Chris Evans?

An Omaze auction gives one lucky fan, and three of his or her friends, the opportunity to get locked in an escape room with the Sudbury-bred actor.

Meghan Trainor performed Friday at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at the Staples Center in LA.


Festive Meghan Trainor shines at LA’s Jingle Ball

The Nantucket native wore a very sparkly red dress, complete with white cuffs, when she took the stage.


Meet Tom Brady, water boy

Tom Brady gave his son Benjamin a drink at ice hockey practice Saturday morning in Brookline.

MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki at UMass Lowell.


Talking politics with Steve Kornacki

Given the current political climate, there’s plenty to discuss.

Doretta chef Brendan Pelley and Celebrity Page TV’s Sonia Isabelle.


WCVB and Celebrity Page TV host holiday soiree

After the official tree lighting on Boston Common, the holiday festivities continued at this after-party.

Quote of the day: Chelsea Handler

You’ll never guess what’s in her closet.

Celtics (from left) coach Brad Stevens, Jonas Jerebko, Terry Rozier, and Smart with kids (from left) William, Michael, and Andy.


Celtics visit to Boston Children’s Hospital helps patients rebound

The C’s score big smiles from youngsters

The official opening at Eataly on Tuesday was well attended.


Eataly Boston draws big crowds

Company officials said Eataly will be closed on Monday to allow the staff “to rest for the day.”