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Katy Perry, wearing a dress that resembles a ballot, performed at a campaign rally for Obama in 2012.

Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry among the pop stars aiding Clinton

Several big-name musicians have been enlisted to play concerts between now and Election Day to get the vote out.

Edmund Barry Gaither (center) and Carol and Peter Segal with Sam Gilliam’s painting “Fold XII.”


The renaissance of Sam Gilliam

Tufts University has added one of his paintings to its permanent collection.

Quote of the day: Ellen DeGeneres

In an interview with People magazine, Ellen opened up about her relationship with Portia de Rossi.

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg with baby Max in an undated photo.


Mark Zuckerberg’s daughter says her first word

And it wasn’t “mama” or “dada.”

James Taylor, pictured in 2015.


Elizabeth Warren teaming up with James Taylor

They’ll be at The Majestic Theater on Oct. 27. But you’d better be flush with cash if you want to attend.

Chris Gardner (center) at the Horizons for Homeless Children’s 18th Annual Women’s Breakfast.€


Special visitor to Horizon for Homeless event

A roundup of celebrity sightings and other news of note.

Hilary Swank, pictured in September.


Equal pay for equal work? Not in Hollywood

Hilary Swank was once offered a role in a film, but there was one catch: she’d be making 20 times less than her male counterpart.

Rasheed Wallace, pictured playing for the Boston Celtics in 2010.


Rasheed Wallace on Flint water crisis: ‘That water’s not fixed’

“Don’t believe the hype that you hear about the water being fixed,” he said. “That water’s not fixed.”

Lawrence Lessig, pictured in 2015.


Lawrence Lessig responds to WikiLeaks e-mail

Lessig was the subject of some nasty name-calling in an email exchange released by WikiLeaks.

Quote of the day: Kristin Cavallari

Just bearly

Uzo Aduba and Ewan McGregor in New York.


Uzo Aduba at ‘American Pastoral’ premiere

The actress joins director Ewan McGregor on the red carpet


Robert Kraft lends a helping hand

Kraft joined the Patriots Women’s Association and helped prepare and serve meals at the Women’s Lunch Place in Boston.

Chris Wallace moderating the third presidential debate Wednesday.


Chris Wallace used to be a Globie

Former Globe editor Matt Storin once played a prank on him in the newsroom.

From left: Chad Gifford, James Costa, Azzedine Downes, and Janet Wu at the fund-raiser.


Helping rangers, saving elephants

Chad Gifford and his family hosted a special fundraiser at the Mandarin Oriental Boston hotel on Wednesday.

From left: Tom Yewcic, Pete Brock, Andre Tippett, Willie McGinest, Matt Chatham, Patrick Pass, and Gridiron Club of Greater Boston president Jim Kearney at the Marriott Hotel in Burlington.


Willie McGinest honored by Gridiron Club of Greater Boston

McGinest was joined by many other former Patriots at the 21st Annual NFL Legends Night charity dinner.

Aren Lopes (center) with (from left) James Morton, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston, Lopes’s mother Daphne Lopes, Lopes’s sister Mercedes Burnett, and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.


Gala raises nearly $700K for YMCA programs

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans was the featured speaker at the YMCA of Greater Boston’s annual gala at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Actress Rebecca Hall at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Actress Rebecca Hall, back in Boston, talks about ‘Christine’

The British actress, familiar from her role in “The Town,” tackles a tough role in “Christine”

Celebrity yearbook photos: Before they were famous

In honor of Throwback Thursday, we take a look at the yearbook photos of stars in their younger days.

Miley Cyrus performing last month.

Knock knock, Virginia voters. Who’s there? Miley Cyrus.

Cyrus, who hasn’t been shy about her disdain for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, will be going door-to-door for Hillary Clinton.

Quote of the Day: JoJo

After years of battling with her former record label, JoJo is back with a new album.

Former NBC White House correspondent David Gregory (center), who’s teaching at Tufts this semester, at a recent Tufts event with panelists Patrick Healy of The New York Times; Asma Khalid, political reporter at NPR; Alan Solomont, Dean of Tisch College at Tufts; and Jake Horowitz, founder of media company Mic.


First-time teacher David Gregory finds Tufts students no fans of the media

Former “Meet the Press” host tries his hand at teaching


Julian Edelman’s mom is adorable

The Patriots wide receiver got a surprise in the mail from his mother.

Amy Schumer, pictured in 2015.


Amy Schumer responds to fans who left her Tampa show

The comedian promised not to call Donald Trump “an orange, sexually assaulting, fake-college-starting monster” ever again.

Keegan-Michael Key shows support for striking workers at Harvard.


Keegan-Michael Key shows support for striking Harvard workers

The Key & Peele comedian is in town shooting a Netflix series

From left: Mass. Health Council Executive Director David Martin, Michael Botticelli, and Ana Sortun at the Mass. Health Council's 96th Gala Tuesday evening.


Massachusetts Health Council hosts awards gala

US Senator Edward Markey, US drug czar Michael Botticelli, and chef Ana Sortun were among the guests who attended the soiree and had the opportunity to try — and vote on — hospital food.

Author Dennis Lehane reads from his new novel, “Since We Fell,” at an event in Watertown.


Dennis Lehane gives Boston audience peek at his new novel

“Since We Fell” is set in modern-day Western Mass., because Lehane has had enough of speakeasies and Model Ts.

Padma Lakshmi (right), host of “Top Chef,” chats with Tiger Mama chef/owner Tiffani Faison (center) and Faison’s wife and business partner Kelly Walsh.


A ‘Top Chef’ reunion at Clinton fund-raiser

Padma Lakshmi was in town this week for a Hillary Clinton fund-raiser at chef/owner Tiffani Faison’s Tiger Mama.

Patriots tight end Martellus Bennet at the Forbes Under 30 Summit on Tuesday.


Crowds turn out for Forbes Under 30 Summit

Nearly 6,000 people registered to attend the four-day conference, which kicked off Oct. 16.

New Edition’s Michael Bivins has a court date Thursday and Mayor Marty Walsh will be there

Before boy band success, basketball was his life

Quote of the day: Barack Obama

President Obama sat down with Stephen Colbert to discuss his future career prospects after he leaves the White House. Hilarity ensued.

The J. Geils Band (from left): Seth Justman, Magic Dick, Peter Wolf, J. Geils, Stephen Jo Bladd, and Danny Klein.


J. Geils Band and the Cars are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

The J. Geils Band are back on the ballot for the first time since 2010

Maria Sharapova speaking with moderator Raymond Braun during the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit at Faneuil Hall.


Maria Sharapova is challenging herself outside of tennis

Tennis player-turned-entrepreneur Maria Sharapova was a featured speaker at the Forbes Under 30 Summit on Tuesday.

Ben Berinsky will appear on the Food Network’s “Chopped Junior.”


Ben Berinsky, 11, can cook — and now he’s going on TV

The Cambridge youngster will get to show off his cooking skills on the Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” next month.

Model-turned-author Chrissy Teigen speaking at the Forbes Under 30 Summit at Blackman Auditoriumat Northeastern University. The moderator is Raymond Braun.


‘Be authentic and passionate,’ Chrissy Teigen says at Forbes Summit

The swimsuit model-turned-author was one of the featured speakers at the Forbes Under 30 Summit on Tuesday.

The Forbes Under 30 Summit brought a lot of celebs to Boston

Here are some highlights from the four-day conference.

Ashton Kutcher, pictured in October.


Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Jason Derulo check out Deuxave

General Catalyst Partners cofounderDavid Fialkow hosts a party for Forbes Under 30 folks


‘Hamilton’ cast members perform at Edward M. Kennedy Institute gala

Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom Jr., original cast members of the Broadway phenomenon, performed.

Quote of the day: Wanda Sykes

The comedian joked about Barbie dolls on The Ellen DeGeneres Show .

Jay Leno (pictured earlier this month at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif.) dined with family and friends at Del Frisco’s Grille in Chestnut Hill over the weekend.


Celebrity sightings here and there

Where were Jay Leno, Elizabeth Warren, Keegan-Michael Key, and others spotted?

Amy Schumer, pictured in January.


Trump supporters walk out on Amy Schumer

Schumer had mocked Donald Trump and called him “an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.”

Sir Richard Branson is flanked by Payal Kadakia (left), CEO of ClassPass, and Tyler Haney, founder of Outdoor Voices, at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston Monday.


Sir Richard Branson thinks this Boston native should run the country

The founder of the Virgin Group said he quite likes the idea of a businessperson “running America and overseeing the world,” just not Donald Trump.

Andy Grammer performing at the Revere Hotel’s Emerald Lounge.


Andy Grammer and Gavin DeGraw put on a special show

The pair performed for contest winners at the Revere Hotel’s Emerald Lounge as part of Mix 104.1’s Mix Lounge.

Cynthia Burrell (left) and her sister Jesmine at the Harvesting Hope Gala and Fundraiser.


Show of support for DOVE at Harvesting Hope Gala

Five hundred-plus guests attended the fund-raiser at the Boston Marriott Quincy.

Scott Benner with Liz Powers and Brian Cusack at Google Cambridge.


Here and there: a Hillary Clinton benefit, a Shaq sighting, and more

Dozens of prominent African-Americans attended an event for Hillary Clinton hosted by Mo Cowan and Linda Whitlock.

Vivian Brady at Gillette Stadium.


Vivian Brady says, ‘Go, Daddy!’ at Gillette Stadium

Gisele Bundchen attended Tom Brady’s Foxborough homecoming, and posted a picture of their daughter at the game.

Event co-chairs Paige Sutphin, Tiffany Ortiz, and Demi Isenstadt.


Passing around the honey jar at ‘Winnie the Pooh’-themed Storybook Ball

More than 500 guests attended the black tie benefit for MassGeneral Hospital for Children.


Eric Paslay shares story with Joslin Diabetes Center patients

The country singer treated patients, their parents, and care providers to a private meet and greet before his House of Blues show.

Panelists Tom Perrotta, Emma Donoghue, and Maria Semple with moderator Robin Young.


Boston Book Festival brings big names to Boston

This year’s participants included Richard Russo, Kami Garcia, Colson Whitehead, Frank Gehry, and Tom Perrotta.

Justin Timberlake


Quote of the day

Justin Timberlake talks about fatherhood.

Gloria Estefan and Berklee student Shania Wilcox at the Encore Gala.


Berklee’s Encore Gala a star-studded, festive fund-raiser

Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Berklee president Roger Brown were the masters of ceremonies.