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Bill Cosby, pictured departing a pretrial hearing earlier this month in Norristown, Pa.


Ahead of sexual assault trial, Bill Cosby tries to buff up his image

The 79-year-old comedian has launched what appears to be a major public relations campaign to repair his reputation.

A diary written by John F. Kennedy in 1945 was purchased by a bidder from Beverly.


JFK’s diary sells for $718,750 at auction

A collector from Beverly placed the winning bid.


Bobby Blaze back on the air at HOT 96.9

The veteran DJ will handle the weekday 3-7 p.m. shift.

Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein talks to media outside the West Wing of the White House in January.


Obama aide says he’d support Theo Epstein for president

David Axelrod doubts the former Red Sox GM would run, but thinks he’s got what it takes.

John Kerry and Teresa Heinz in 2004


John Kerry spends $11 million on exclusive Martha’s Vineyard property

The former secretary of state trades Nantucket for Martha’s Vineyard.

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards in February.


Dunaway felt guilty after Oscars goof

The actress talked about her infamous moment onstage with Warren Beatty.


Nantucket Film Festival announces 2017 lineup

The film festival kicks off June 21.

From left: Lorrie Higgins, Mayor Walsh’s longtime girlfriend; Mayor Martin J. Walsh; and Huntington trustee Betsy Epstein.


Billy Porter keeps it real at Huntington Theater gala

The Tony winner received the Wimberly Award.

From left: Michelle Wie, Nickole Raymond, and Jeehae Lee.


Michelle Wie attends wedding on Nantucket

The golfer struck a pose at a friend’s nuptials.



Quote of the day: Madonna

Have you heard that a biopic about Madonna is in the works? Apparently she is not happy about it, and had no problem expressing her frustration on Instagram.

John F. Kennedy as a Harvard student in 1937, eight years before he wrote the diary that will be auctioned Wednesday.


JFK’s personal diary is going on the auction block

A young John F. Kennedy wrote in this journal during the summer of 1945.

From left: Theo Epstein, Paul Epstein, Bill Janovitz, REM’s Mike Mills, actor Mike O'Malley, and Peter Gammons at the annual Hot Stove Cool Music concert in 2014.


Hot Stove Cool Music performer calls out ticket brokers for pricey markup

Buffalo Tom’s Bill Janovitz used social media to shame ticket brokers.

Eliza Dushku speaking at HUBweek last year.


‘Buffy’ actress Eliza Dushku has her next project lined up

It’s a TV series based on a series of fantasy novels


Peter Palandjian honors his mother with tennis coaching endowment at Harvard

The former tennis pro, now chairman and CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corp., is a Harvard alum who was a two-time captain of the Crimson.


Ben Mezrich is a best-selling author; his son is famous for Toilet Trouble

Hasbro’s bump in sales is due in part to the success of the game, and the Mezrich family is pretty excited.

Beyoncé performed at the Grammy Awards.


Berklee students will benefit from Beyoncé’s new scholarship

Four schools, including Berklee College of Music, will award one scholarship per year to female students.


BPL honors Appiah, Faludi, and others

The library’s annual Literary Lights awards dinner was held over the weekend.


VIPs drop by New England Aquarium

A former congresswoman and a clutch ballplayer spend a few hours at the fishbowl.


Megyn Kelly’s NBC show to debut in June?

The former Fox News host set to return to TV.

Shania Twain at the Billboard Music Awards in 2014.


Quote of the day: Shania Twain

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter revealed that her first album was Michael Jackson’s “Off The Wall,” and her first concert was Van Halen.

Alex Gitungano (left) and Leo Ikoribitangaza with Eve Alpern of Berklee College of Music.


Berklee honors Alex Gitungano and Michelle Wu with Urban Service Awards

Berklee College of Music hosted its annual Berklee Urban Service Awards on Saturday.

Sting performing in March in Germany.


Sting to play at Tanglewood

The former Police frontman will play at the BSO’s Berkshires abode in August.

Kendrick Lamar performed a headlining set at Coachella over the weekend.


What’s the date of Kendrick Lamar’s show in Boston?

The rapper has released the itinerary for his 17-date tour, which includes a stop at TD Garden.

From left: Writer and director Imraan Ismail, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, and writer and director Kathryn Bigelow onstage at the Tribeca Film Festival.


‘Furious’ still dominates; Clinton surprises at Tribeca

Celebrity news from the weekend.

From left: Mitch Moreland’s wife, Susannah; Dave Dombrowski’s wife, Karie; and Drew Pomeranz’s wife, Carolyn, at the Taj Hotel.


Red Sox wives turn out for cancer center benefit

The event was one of many celebrity sightings around town.

From left: Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, and Yo-Yo Ma at Symphony Hall.


Ma, Meyer, and Thile cast a spell at Symphony Hall

The master performers played selections from “Bach Trios.”


Former WHDH-TV reporter says Roger Ailes sexually harassed her

Alisyn Camerota talked to CNN about Ailes’s behavior.

Independent Film Festival Boston’s Nancy Campbell and Brian Tamm in 2015.


Independent Film Festival Boston is ready to roll despite fire

House fire is a personal setback for IFFB organizers but it won’t affect festival.

From left: Pauline Bilsky, saxophonist Grace Kelly, and Fred Taylor together at the dinner hosted by Bilsky and Don Carlson to honor Taylor for his decades of work shaping Boston’s jazz scene.


Scholarship in Fred Taylor’s name announced at JazzBoston event

The jazz impresario feted at dinner Friday night.

Anita Shreve


Author Anita Shreve cancels book tour to tend to health

The best-selling scribe reveals she‘ll be undergoing chemotherapy.

Chris Evans


Chris Evans is headed to Broadway

The actor will star in “Lobby Hero,” a play written by Kenneth Lonergan.

Tom Brady was not with the Patriots when the Super Bowl champs visited the White House this week.


Did Brady skip the White House at the urging of Gisele?

Gisele Bundchen is not a big fan of President Trump.

Daniel Beaty performing in his play “Emergency.”


Mayor Walsh declares Daniel Beaty Day in Boston

The “Mr. Joy” playwright was honored at the Strand Theatre.


Hernandez’s death is good for memorabilia dealers

Collectors are looking for anything signed by the former Patriots player.

Blake Lively


Quote of the day: Blake Lively

In a video for Variety’s “Power of Women NY” issue, the actress revealed something about her own online search habits.

Olivia Culpo


Olivia Culpo wants you to walk in her shoes

We spoke with Culpo by phone about her musical past, the new restaurant that she’s opening with her dad, and her new job with DSW.

nita Hill will be presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Emerson College.


All-star lineup to be honored at Emerson College’s commencement

Anita Hill, Dennis Lehane, David McCullough, and Claudia Rankine will receive honorary degrees at the commencement ceremony next month.


Local DJ honored by Ellen DeGeneres

Kudos to Mike Boston, a local DJ who’s getting a big shout-out from the TV host for his charitable work.

Tom Brady was selected as one of the Time 100 by Time magazine.


Time’s list of the world’s most influential people is full of locals

Tom Brady, George Church, Theo Epstein, Barbara Lynch, and Elizabeth Warren all made the cut.


Gronk fist bumps Trump

The Patriots tight end looked happy to be in the White House.


Another film shoot for Fenway Park

Thursday, with the Red Sox playing on the road, word is the cast and crew of “The Catcher Was a Spy” will be filming at the ballpark.

Matt Damon poses for a picture with 6-year-old Delia Brady at Shake Shack Wednesday.


Matt Damon returns to Harvard Square

A Facebook friend posted a picture of the actor at Shake Shack Wednesday.

Harry Styles (right) with his One Direction mates (from left) Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, and Niall Horan at the Billboard Music Awards in 2015.


Quote of the day: Harry Styles

The singer talks about dating Taylor Swift when he was 18.

From left: Frederick Ilchman, Aaron De Groft, John Spike, and Matthew Teitelbaum at the Museum of Fine Arts.


Botticelli exhibition opens at MFA

It’s billed as the largest Botticelli exhibition ever in North America.

Trump with Bill Belichick at the ceremony.


‘Where’s Danny?’ asks Trump. ‘In the GYM!’ replies Amendola.

In a now-deleted tweet, Danny Amendola said that he had a funeral to attend and couldn’t go to the White House ceremony.

Elizabeth Warren tells Jimmy Fallon to ignore Trump’s tweets

‘‘We got to keep a focus not on what says, what he tweets,” she said. “We got to keep the focus on what he actually does.’’


Local publisher catching flak for kids book about communism

“Communism for Kids” from MIT Press is an attempt to indoctrinate children, say some conservatives.

Gronk crashes Sean Spicer’s press briefing

“Need some help?” Rob Gronkowski asked, as journalists began laughing. “I think I got this, but thank you,” Spicer replied with a smile.

Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel have a longstanding faux feud.


Matt Damon gets bumped from Jimmy Kimmel’s United Airlines commercial parody

“I know what it’s like to get bumped. Trust me, I’ve been getting bumped from Jimmy’s show for the last eight years, and it takes a toll.”

Jose Sanchez with his wife, Dulce, at Davio’s in the Back Bay Sunday.


Athletes around town

A roundup of celebrity sightings and other news of note.