Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

Mark and Meredith write the Names column for The Boston Globe.

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Matt Damon and Mindy Kaling shooting Super Bowl ad

Gaz Shirley/Pacific Coast News/KVS

The pair were photographed shooting the ad in LA the other day.

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Hill Holliday CEO goes all ‘Game of Thrones’ at conference

Hill Holliday CEO Karen Kaplan delivered her talk dressed as Khaleesi — a.k.a. Daenerys Targaryen — from HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

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Pats players show off dance moves; ‘Weeds’ star at NU

Patriots Devin McCourty, Matthew Slater, and Zach Moore participated in a dance event with teens at the Hyde Square Task Force in Jamaica Plain.

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‘Top Chef’ features Boston’s first responders

Paying tribute to Boston’s finest should be an every week goal of “Top Chef” Season 12.

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Jenny Slate’s Marcel is a hit again

Milton native Jenny Slate and her husband released a third video about their character Marcel the Shell.

Elizabeth Banks (left) and Jennifer Lawrence at the Elle event in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Elizabeth Banks honored at Elle’s 21st Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration

The Pittsfield native, who now acts produces, and directs, was celebrated at the event.

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Tom Brady backing the Giants in the World Series

The Pats QB, a San Francisco native, posted a picture on himself wearing a Giants shirt.

Television

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Where gamers and a Grecian urn might meet

“Elegy for a Dead World” — set to be released early next year — stands out because it breaks most of the rules of what we think of as a “game.”