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From left: Tom Fiedler, Donna Green, Margaret Sullivan, Judith Meyer, and Michael Donoghue at the New England First Amendment Coalition’s annual awards luncheon on Friday.

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Margaret Sullivan receives First Amendment Award

Margaret Sullivan of The Washington Post was honored by the New England First Amendment Coalition on Friday.

Honoree Aja Naomi King (left) and actress Viola Davis at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards on Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Viola Davis attends Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards before the Oscars

Oscar nominee Viola Davis supported actress Aja Naomi King at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards this week.

Ben Affleck at the premiere of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in New York in 2016.

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Ben Affleck welcomes new director to ‘The Batman’

One tweet has made it clear that Ben Affleck is committed to the project.

Desiree Garcia is now associate professor and director of film and media studies at Arizona State University.

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The predecessor to ‘La La Land’ was set in Boston — and a lot more diverse

Desiree Garcia said Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” cast says more about what it takes to get a movie financed in Hollywood than the intentions of the director.

Quote of the day: George Clooney

The star says it took exactly 25 minutes for him to propose to his girlfriend, because that’s how long his song playlist was. “‘I got down on my knee and said ‘I couldn’t imagine spending the rest of my life without you,’” he said.

John Legend

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A deal on John Legend tickets in March

If you buy a ticket on Sunday, the day of the Oscars, you’ll get a second ticket for free.

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Meghan Trainor is a Smurf

The Nantucket native plays the role of SmurfMelody in the new Smurfs movie, and supplies a song for the soundtrack.

Ronnie DeVoe

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Quote of the day: Ronnie DeVoe

The New Edition member singer announced on social media that he and his wife, Shamari, are expecting a baby.

Snow King Paul Craig dances with Snow Queen Seo Hye Han in the Boston Ballet’s “Nutcracker.”

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Boston Ballet gives a lift to five dancers

Boston Ballet has promoted five dancers, including one who played the Snow King in the most recent “Nutcracker.”

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A tasty Oscar wager

A restaurant in Manchester-by-the-Sea initiated a friendly bet with a West Coast eatery that’s featured in “La La Land.”

Bryan Rafanelli

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Bryan Rafanelli’s Oscar party advice

We asked him what the ultimate Oscars bash would look like.

Buttermilk & Bourbon is a new restaurant located at 160 Commonwealth Ave. in Boston.

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Santos ready to serve Buttermilk & Bourbon in Back Bay

Chef Jason Santos celebrated the opening of Buttermilk & Bourbon this week. It officially opens to the public on Feb. 27.

Carlton Fisk's house in Charlestown, N.H., is for sale.

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Carlton Fisk’s childhood home is for sale

It could be yours for $175,000.

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Nerdfighters will gather in Boston this weekend

“NerdCon: Nerdfighteria” is billed as “a giant celebration of all things nerdy, creative, educational, fun, and weird.”

Will Ferrell (left) and Mark Wahlberg attend the premiere of

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Want to be an extra in ‘Daddy’s Home 2’?

Joining Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell for “Daddy’s Home 2” will be Mel Gibson, Linda Cardellini, and, according to early reports, John Lithgow . . . and maybe you.

Louis C.K. in a scene from his FX series “Louis.”

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Louis C.K. to release two new stand-up specials

Watch for them on Netflix.

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Should glassware be banned from local bars?

Don’t worry, you won’t have to use a plastic sippy cup. At least not yet.

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Talking sex in Boston: from the Puritans to the Combat Zone

A panel of experts will discuss “Boston’s sexual history and how it has — or has not — shaped the city we know today.”

Celine Dion

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Quote of the day: Celine Dion

The singer spoke about how her family is coping with the loss of her husband, Rene Angelil, who died from cancer a year ago.

Aly Raisman posing for Sports Illustrated.

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Aly Raisman says Sports Illustrated photoshoot ‘was one of my favorite days’

The Olympic gymnast is featured in the magazine’s new swimsuit issue.

Rihanna (pictured in Barbados in November) will be honored by the Harvard Foundation Feb. 28.

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Rihanna named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

The pop star will receive the award on Feb. 28.

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Jimmy Kimmel plans to face off against ‘archenemy’ Matt Damon at the Oscars

“If the Joker and the Batman were face-to-face, there would be some kind of a standoff. And I would imagine that that will be the same for this.”

BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons (left) with principal trumpet Thomas Rolfs.

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Andris Nelsons trumpets the BSO on ‘Greater Boston’

Is there anything that he can’t do?

Christina and Tarek El Moussa

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Quote of the day: Christina El Moussa

In an interview with People magazine, the star of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” talks about why her marriage fell apart. “We weren’t able to properly communicate anymore,” she said.

Tom Brady’s jersey went missing after Super Bowl LI.

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Brady jersey’s estimated worth: $500,000

The search for TB12’s Super Bowl jersey continues.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen

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Tom and Gisele will co-chair the Met Gala

Do you think they have their outfits picked out yet?

Amanda Palmer

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Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel will drop a new album in May

Then they’ll be taking their show on the road.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the continent in “Africa’s Great Civilizations.’’

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts new WGBH documentary series on Africa

“Africa’s Great Civilizations” will premiere Feb. 27.

Danny Amendola walks the runway during New York Fashion Week.

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Danny Amendola gets fashion (modeling) advice from galpal Olivia Culpo

With so many pageant titles under her belt — including Miss Rhode Island, Miss USA, and Miss Universe — Culpo knows what she’s talking about.

Tom Hanks, pictured last month at the People's Choice Awards.

Tom Hanks to publish short stories

Titled “Uncommon Type,” the book will be made up of 17 different tales, each involving a typewriter in some way.

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Ja Rule rules at Foxwoods

The singer helped celebrate the casino’s 25th anniversary.

Frances Bean Cobain and her mother, Courtney Love.

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Quote of the day: Frances Bean Cobain

The daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love sends an Instagram note to her late father on what would have been his 50th birthday.

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in “Daddy’s Home.”

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Mark Wahlberg will return to town to film another movie

Here’s a clue: It’s a sequel.

David Simon (left) and John Waters backstage at the Writers Guild Awards.

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John Waters receives lifetime achievement award at Writers Guild Awards

Also at the celebration: Seth Meyers, Robert Carlock, and Kenneth Lonergan.

Nancy Schön (center) with students at her “Metamorphosis” exhibition.

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Nancy Schön shines at Regis

The sculptor’s work is on display now in “Metamorphosis,” an exhibition that was curated by Regis students.

Leslie Jones performed Sunday at M.I.T.’s Kresge Auditorium.

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Leslie Jones stays busy in Boston

The “Saturday Night Live” star played two shows and got an unexpected invitation to lunch from Mayor Marty Walsh.

Casey Affleck

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Casey Affleck has a message for Boston film critics

The actor appreciates their support.

John Mellencamp and his band.

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John Mellencamp to play Tanglewood

More acts have been added to the venue’s popular artist series.

A view of Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s property in Palm Beach, Fla.

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Trump buddy Bill Belichick is a Mar-a-Lago member

It’s unclear how long the Pats coach has had membership.

Natalie C. Anderson

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BPL writer in residence gets movie deal

Natalie Anderson’s first novel is picked up by actress Kerry Washington.

J.C, Monahan with husband Jim Farrell.

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J.C. Monahan leaving Channel 5

The “Chronicle” co-anchor has been with the station for 15 years.

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman at the Super Bowl.

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Julian Edelman appears in new car ad

But where’s his beard?

Viola Davis won best supporting actress for her work on the film “Fences’’ at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards in London on Feb. 12.

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Viola Davis named Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year

The actress, a Rhode Island native, will be honored at Harvard on March 4.

Matt Damon zings Jimmy Kimmel again on ‘Ellen’

Damon stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show Wednesday to talk about his new film “The Great Wall.”

Jimmy Fallon mocks Donald Trump’s press conference on ‘Tonight Show’

“First of all, you’re all fake news, I hate you all very much, and thank you for being here,” Fallon said as Trump.

Does Ben Affleck play Matt Damon’s favorite version of Batman?

“His 4-year-old thinks he’s actually Batman,” said Damon of Affleck during an interview.

“Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones.

Walsh is #bigfan of ‘SNL’ star Leslie Jones, asks her to lunch

Will she accept?

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

Bill Belichick to narrate World War II documentary

The Patriots head coach has been tapped to narrate “D-Day: Over Normandy.”

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Casting call for ‘Proud Mary’

Here’s your chance to audition for a new movie starring Taraji P. Henson.

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa in 2011.

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Regis Philbin talks about his old show

The TV personality explains why he left “Regis and Kelly.”