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Spike Lee (pictured at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April) will attend the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival in August.


Spike Lee, Nate Parker, Soledad O’Brien to attend Vineyard film fest

The Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival will run from Aug. 8-13.

Demi Lovato performing Wednesday at TD Garden.


Demi Lovato disses Olivia Culpo

In an interview with Billboard, the singer has some unkind things to say about the Rhode Island-bred beauty queen.

Rob Gronkowski leads an aerobics class at Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill Friday.


Gronk leads outdoor aerobics class

Another day, another paid appearance by the Patriots party boy.


Boston Herald arts coverage in flux

Are critics Jed Gottlieb and James Verniere out of a job?

Bobby Brown in 2015.


Bobby Brown welcomes child No. 7

The Roxbury-bred singer belted out The Temptations’ “My Girl” at Caffe Roma in Beverly Hills after the birth of his daughter.

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry will rejoin the Hollywood Vampires Friday in California.


Joe Perry has recovered and will rejoin Hollywood Vampires Friday

Whatever was ailing the longtime Aerosmith guitarist has apparently been remedied because he is getting back in the saddle.

Recent but undated handout photo issued on Friday July 22, 2016 by William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, of Britain's Prince George with the family dog Lupo, at Sandringham in Norfolk, England. Prince George celebrates his third birthday on July 22, 2016. (Matt Porteous/Handout via AP)


Photos: Happy birthday, Prince George!

Prince William and his wife Kate have released new photos of their son to mark his 3rd birthday.

Jane's Addiction’s Dave Navarro (left) and Perry Farrell in Madrid in June.


Jane’s Addiction aerial sideshow disturbs some fans

The band brought its peculiar brand of bawdy burlesque to Boston this week, and it didn’t fly with everyone.

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O’Jays criticize RNC, Trump

The group is decrying the use of its song ‘‘Love Train’’ during the convention.


PEN New England lauds lyricists

Tom Waits, John Prine, and Kathleen Brennan will receive the organization’s song lyrics award in September.

Actor Robert Redford


Why did Robert Redford become a Red Sox fan?

“Because of Ted Williams,” he said.

Quote of the day: Stephen Colbert

No joke

Jake Peavy with kids from THE BASE at Fenway Park.


Former Sox hurler Peavy makes pitch to student-athletes at Fenway

Old friend Jake Peavy was in town this week and gave student/athletes involved in THE BASE a pep talk.

From left: Trevor Burd, Lauren and Charlie Baker, and Molly Huddle in Waltham.


Bakers in Waltham for celebration

Governor Charlie Baker was in Waltham for the grand opening of Wolverine Worldwide’s regional headquarters and a send-off party for distance runner Molly Huddle.

Ayla Brown performed on the final night of the GOP convention.


Ayla Brown performs at Republican National Convention

The daughter of former US Senator Scott Brown sang the national anthem at the Republican National Convention Thursday.

The re-created “Home Again” cover with the cast of “The New Edition Story.”


New Edition: seeing double?

The cast of “The New Edition Story” tried to re-create the cover of the 1996 album “Home Again.” And guess what? They nailed it.

Rob Gronkowski in Downtown Crossing.


Gronk gives out ice cream in downtown Boston

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was seen throwing ice cream around in Downtown Crossing earlier today.


Matt Damon and Julia Stiles respond to ‘Jason Bourne’ poster controversy

The costars spoke recently to Maria Menounos of E! News.

Some in New Bedford are pushing for the removal of “Seagull Cinderella,” a statue by Boston artist Donna Dodson.


Should this busty seagull statue remain in New Bedford?

There are two competing petitions to keep/remove the statue that’s come to be known as “seagull with boobs.”

Michael Pagliarini


New restaurant chosen for Rialto space at the Charles Hotel

Giulia chef-owner Michael Pagliarini will open Benedetto there.


Famously liberal Michael Moore predicts a Donald Trump presidency

The filmmaker believes the attacks on Hillary Clinton play to “a lot of people’’ Trump has to win over to get the White House.

Lilly Medeiros, 9, of Westport, shakes Nick Jonas’s hand as fellow Joslin Diabetes Center patients look on.


Nick Jonas meets with patients from Joslin Diabetes Center

A group of pediatric patients had the opportunity to meet the singer at TD Garden on Wednesday.

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman tried to ride a unicycle at his football clinic in Reading.


Watch Julian Edelman try to ride a unicycle

Spoiler alert: The Patriots receiver doesn’t get far.

The filming of the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz movie “Knight & Day” at Jacob Wirth on Stuart Street in 2009.


State stays mum on film tax credits before 2011

The state won’t release tax credit information for movies that were made here between 2006 and 2010.

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.

Taylor Kinney (left) and Lady Gaga arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles in February.

Quote of the day: Lady Gaga

The pop star turned to Instagram to air her feelings about “taking a break” from her fiance.

Ayla Brown


Ayla Brown to perform in Plymouth

The former “American Idol” contestant has a show at the Spire Center next month.


Play hockey? It could net you $5,000.

Boston Casting is looking for a hockey player to appear in a commercial . . . and the pay is VERY good.

Matt Damon as Jason Bourne.


Matt Damon talks Ben Affleck, acting, and tacos on Reddit AMA

Taking the “ask me anything” nature of the post to heart, Damon covered a lot of ground.

Lex Ishimoto


Boston Ballet II roster announced

Artistic director Mikko Nissinen has named the new dancers for Boston Ballet’s second company.

Author Older excited to speak with young adults at Breakthrough Greater Boston’s summer program

Daniel José Older was invited to talk to the kids at Breakthrough Greater Boston’s sites in Cambridge and Dorchester, and he eagerly accepted.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.


Robert Kraft takes out his wallet at David Ortiz event

The Patriots owner spent some serious dough at Big Papi’s party celebrating the David Ortiz Children’s Fund.

Quote of the day: Macaulay Culkin

- Macaulay Culkin, actor, denying (sort of) reports that he had a raging heroin problem.- Macaulay Culkin, actor, denying (sort of) reports that he had a raging heroin problem.

Danny Wood, pictured performing with New Kids on the Block in 2013.


Danny Wood will tour solo in September

The most ripped member of New Kids on the Block is scheduled to perform in the South and Midwest.

John Cena hosting the ESPY Awards.


John Cena uses his hulking body to sell Hefty trash bags

The WWE wrestler from West Newbury is now selling garbage bags in a series of commercials that call attention to his impressive physique.

P.K. Subban, the Bruins nemesis who was recently traded to the Nashville Predators, performs at a bar in Music City.

Bruins nemesis Subban clearly adjusting to new life in Nashville

Bruins’ arch nemesis P.K. Subban stopped into Tootsie’s, a well-known watering hole in Nashville, and sang Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues.”

Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 27/6/16 Pippa Middleton REUTERS/Paul Childs


From bridesmaid to bride: Pippa Middleton is engaged

The sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, first gained media attention as a bridesmaid in the 2011 royal wedding. Now it’s her turn to walk down the aisle.

Tiffany and David Ortiz at the Park Plaza.


Big Papi has big party to celebrate David Ortiz Children’s Fund

The Red Sox slugger hosted the event at the Park Plaza.

Quote of the day: Matt Damon

The actor said he had to suffer to prepare for his role in “Jason Bourne.”


Madonna and JFK Jr. exchanged ‘flirty’ banter

According to People magazine, the pop star and Kennedy faxed notes to each other but had a hard time getting together due to their busy schedules.

Matthew Morrison, star of the hit TV series “Glee,” will perform at the Art House in Provincetown in August.


‘Glee’ star to perform in P-town

Matthew Morrison will perform in Provincetown Aug. 7 as part of Mark Cortale’s Broadway @ Town Hall concert series.

Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performing in 2012.


Guns N’ Roses stopped at Canadian border for having gun on tour bus

Frontman Axl Rose made the revelation to fans of the band, which plays Gillette Stadium Tuesday and Wednesday, in Toronto.

On Nantucket over the weekend, Elizabeth Pitcairn played the instrument that inspired the film “The Red Violin.”


Sounds of a Stradivarius on Nantucket

The violin, which once belonged to composer Felix Mendelssohn, was played by Elizabeth Pitcairn at a benefit for the Nantucket Community Music Center.

Rob Gronkowski and his brother Gordie were at Shrine at Foxwoods Friday.


Summer of Gronk continues at Foxwoods nightclub

The Patriots tight end and his brother Gordie were at Shrine with hip-hop artist Sammy Adams the other night.

Sir Paul McCartney brings out Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for


How did Gronk get on stage with Paul McCartney?

The folks at Live Nation insist they didn’t have anything to do with arranging Rob Gronkowski’s appearance during the former Beatle’s show at Fenway.

Quote of the day: Kristen Bell

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Berklee student Campbell jams with Blue Man Group at Outside the Box fest

Berklee College of Music student Jarrell Campbell performed with the Blue Man Group at the Outside the Box Festival over the weekend.

Jeff Bauman (left) and Carlos Arredondo shook hands at the Runner’s World “Celebrity Mile” event on Saturday.


Bauman, Arredondo reunited at Runner’s World event

Jeff Bauman was the one walking alongside a wheelchair-bound Carlos Arredondo, who recently had leg surgery.

From left: Valéry Freland, Emeline Michel, Catheline van den Branden.


Bastille Day party honors Nice victims

Guests enjoyed drinks and French fare while enjoying live entertainment from vocalist Emeline Michel and Ginkgoa. A moment of silence was held to honor the victims of the tragedy.


McCartney letter to Prince nets $15,000 at auction

Ever wonder how much a handwritten letter penned by Sir Paul McCartney and addressed to Prince might be worth?