You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Names

Names

Ben Affleck, Lady Gaga on do-good list

Ben Affleck and daughter Seraphina doing some last-minute Christmas shopping in California earlier this week.

FAMEFLYNET

Ben Affleck and daughter Seraphina doing some last-minute Christmas shopping in California earlier this week.

Boston’s Ben Affleck, who made it clear on Monday that he will not be running for office in Massachusetts (at least not now), was ranked No. 13 on DoSomething.org’s fifth annual “Top 20 Celebs Gone Good” list. Affleck was praised for his work with the Eastern Congo Initiative. No. 4 on the list was Lady Gaga, who started the Born This Way Foundation with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University earlier this year. Former Hyannis Port regular Taylor Swift, who received the Ripple of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights this month, took the No. 1 spot.

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week