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Dana White in Boston last week.


UFC boss Dana White is a big tipper

His largesse stunned the staff at Empire Asian Restaurant & Lounge in the Seaport.

Watch your back, Stephen Gostkowksi

Lexi Solder kicks a field goal for charity.

Mark Wahlberg in


Wahlberg receives two Razzie nods for worst actor

The Dorchester native is “honored” for his roles in “Transformers” and “Daddy’s Home 2”

Frontman Eddie Vedder performing will Pearl Jam at Fenway Park in 2016.


Pearl Jam website accidentally leaks — then deletes — dates of Fenway shows

Eddie Vedder’s band played two nights at the ballpark in 2016.

Photographer Nan Goldin in 2011.


Recovering addict Nan Goldin calls on Harvard to reject money from family tied to OxyContin

The celebrated photographer, who’s been drug-free for 10 months, is taking on the Sackler family.

Have an old car, like this 1991 Ford Taurus? You wheels could find their way onto a new TV show.


Casting call for people with old cars

While the pilot was not specified, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are working with Showtime to make a show called “City on a Hill.”

Jon Bon Jovi with Robert and Jonathan Kraft before Sunday’s game.


Jon Bon Jovi again on Patriots’ side

The rocker visited with the Krafts and former QB Drew Bledsoe before Sunday’s game.

Omarosa Manigault Newman.


Ousted Trump adviser Omarosa signs with Mass. speakers firm

In a yet-to-be-announced deal, Omarosa Manigault Newman has joined American Programs Bureau, a top booking firm headquartered in Newton.

UFC president Dana White greets firefighters from the Boston Fire Department’s Ladder 18 at Reebok headquarters.


Southie firefighters show support for UFC boss Dana White

Members of Ladder 18 chatted with the onetime local resident at Reebok headquarters in Canton.

Robyn Hitchcock will perform Feb. 17 at Newburyport’s Firehouse Center for the Arts.


Robyn Hitchcock to play special benefit in Newburyport

The Englishman will perform at a show that will pay tribute to Ted Collins and raise money for one of the late lawyer and keyboard player’s favorite causes.

Aaron Hernandez in 2013.


Aaron Hernandez book — and movie — on the way

James Patterson’s book about the former Patriots tight end is due out Jan. 22.

Def Leppard at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield in 2014.


More white men to headline Fenway

Only one woman (Lady Gaga) has headlined at the ballpark, and one black person (Jay-Z) co-headlined.

Charity Angel Dawson, Desi Oakley, and Lenne Klingaman of “Waitress.”


Some ‘Waitress’ humble pie

Despite an earlier report, Sara Bareilles and Drew Gehling will not appear when the touring production of the musical runs at the Opera House from Feb. 20 to March 4.

From left: Taha Clayton, Nate Lewis, Darci Hanna, and Ja’Hari Ortega at the opening of “Legacy of the Cool: A Tribute to Barkley L. Hendricks” at MassArt.


MassArt tribute to Barkley L. Hendricks draws a crowd

The opening of the new exhibit at MassArt’s Bakalar & Paine Galleries drew a fashionable crowd that included a few of the artists featured in the show.

Mark Wahlberg in “The Fighter.


Mark Wahlberg linked to alleged steroid distributor

Richard Rodriguez says the actor was one of his clients.

Brandon Flowers of The Killers, one of the headliners on the first day of Boston Calling.


Daily performers revealed for Boston Calling

Eminem performs Sunday, if you were wondering.

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal (left) and Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman at the Rome Film Festival last year.


Boston nonprofit again upset about able-bodied actor playing individual with disability

The Ruderman Family Foundation, which objected to Jake Gyllenhaal playing Jeff Bauman in “Stronger,” has criticized the casting of Joaquin Phoenix in a new Gus Van Sant film.

Joe Perry


Watch Joe Perry celebrate his new CD with an epic all-star jam in LA

The Aerosmith guitarist was joined by famous friends including Johnny Depp.

Paul Rudd


Paul Rudd is the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

The actor will be in town next month to receive his Pudding Pot.


Porn star Stormy Daniels made a spoof of a certain film starring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

The adult film star says she had an affair with President Trump beginning in 2006.


On CBS, Dylan Farrow alleges sexual assault by Woody Allen

The allegations are the same ones Farrow first made in a 2014 letter to The New York Times. The filmmaker issued his own statement in response.

Actress Mila Kunis.

Mila Kunis is Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year

Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals will honor the actress with its 2018 Woman of the Year Award on January 25.

Johnny Winter in 2008.


Eclectic lineup to keep Johnny Winter’s legacy alive at Royale show

On Jan. 27, the Johnny Winter Foundation is hosting its inaugural Generations Gala at Boston club Royale.

Patriots linebacker James Harrison


Patriots player James Harrison posts picture of assault rifle on Instagram

The burly linebacker is a gun enthusiast.


‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Ellen Pompeo is now TV’s highest-paid actress

The series, which debuted 12 years ago, has made $3 billion for Disney.

Aly Raisman


Aly Raisman says USA Gymnastics shouldn’t send athletes back to ranch where alleged abuse occurred

The Olympic gold medalist from Needham has been critical of USA Gymnastics in the wake of revelations about abuse at the hands of a team doctor.

Matt Damon


Matt Damon plans to listen more and opine less

The actor regrets some of his comments related to the #MeToo movement.

Ocean Vuong


UMass Amherst prof wins prestigious T.S. Eliot poetry prize

Ocean Vuong, whose debut collection is titled “Night Sky With Exit Wounds,” teaches in the MFA for Poets and Writers program at UMass Amherst.

Author Celeste Ng


Celeste Ng’s ‘Everything I Never Told You’ gets optioned

The Cambridge writer’s debut novel may be coming to a theater near you.

Alice Rossiter Lewis and her husband, George Lewis VI.


Alice’s Table makes a splash on ‘Shark Tank’

Company creator Alice Rossiter Lewis reached a deal worth $250,000 with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Spanx founder Sara Blakely.

Taraji P. Henson in “Proud Mary.”

Taraji P. Henson sees messages of empowerment in ‘Proud Mary’

“Movies like this, where girls kick ass, are so important, especially with movements going on right now around sexual harassment,” the actress said.

Chad De La Guerra, Jalen Beeks, and Red Sox Scholar Ramyus Peters.


MLK Day brings out athletes old and new

Red Sox rookies and former Bruin Willie O’Ree attended holiday events.

Tonya Harding (left) and Margot Robbie at the LA premiere of


Tonya Harding doesn’t want to hear Sufjan Stevens’s song about her

The figure skater isn’t interested.


Jamie Lee Curtis voices support for Eliza Dushku after account of assault

Dushku wrote that she was sexually abused at age 12 while working on “True Lies.”

Chef Daniel Bruce (center) with Boston Harbor Hotel colleagues Gary Tummings of Canton (left) and Donovan King of Chelsea.


Boston Wine Festival warms up the winter

The 29th annual celebration runs through the end of March.

Zac Brown performing in Nashville in 2015.


Zac Brown Band sets Fenway dates

The band has played at the ballpark before.


Bay State children’s literature exhibit opens at Logan Airport

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” author Jeff Kinney made the scene.


Tonya Harding dumped by agent for plan to fine journalists

The former figure skater does not want to talk about Nancy Kerrigan and reportedly demanded reporters be fined $25,000 if they asked.

Taraji P. Henson in the new movie “Proud Mary.”


Costume designer takes pride in look of ‘Proud Mary’ cast

Styling the actors was entrusted to costume designer Deborah Newhall, a Rhode Island resident with diverse film credits.

Timberfakes lead vocalist Ryan Kelley is shown performing at the Hard Rock Cafe in 2013.


Justin Timberlake cover band readies for his new record

The Timberfakes play Saturday at the Sinclair.

Steven Tyler


Janie’s got a . . . gala?

Steven Tyler will hold a fund-raiser for his charity supporting abused girls.

Aly Raisman


Aly Raisman calls out US Gymnastics on Twitter

The decorated gymnast says the organization is “100% responsible” for abuse by former team doctor.


Jay Leno laments the ‘negativity’ of late-night TV

He thinks viewers can’t “get away from reality” anymore; “God bless all the late-night hosts, they make it funny, but ultimately, it’s depressing.”

Conductor Charles Dutoit


Accused of sexual misconduct, Charles Dutoit dumped by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The conductor has been accused of assaulting several women, including one at Tanglewood in 1997.

Robert Brustein


Playwright Robert Brustein angers some with ‘witch hunt’ reference on Facebook

The founder of the American Repertory Theater says there’s an “important difference between private behavior and public achievement.”

Actor Mark Wahlberg


Mark Wahlberg’s mantra: Make sure they payin’ you, bro

That was the actor’s advice to a young MTV VJ.

Taraji P. Henson


Taraji P. Henson reveals plan to star in movie about Emmett Till

The actress’s latest film, the made-in-Massachusetts “Proud Mary,” opens Friday.

Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams in a scene from the recently released “All the Money in the World.”


Report says Mark Wahlberg made $1.5m in ‘All the Money’ reshoot. Michelle Williams got less than $1,000

If accurate, that means Williams got less than 1 percent of Wahlberg’s take.

Local nonprofit benefits from MTV reality show

FIGHT, which was founded by Charlestown native Johnny Hickey, the writer-director of the 2010 movie “Oxy-Morons,” was the winning charity on MTV’s “The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars.”