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David Cassidy performed in October 2012 in Nashville.

‘Partridge Family’ star David Cassidy in hospital with organ failure

Cassidy’s publicist says he’s suffering from liver and kidney failure.

Dunkin’ Donuts customers in Waltham were surprised to find Celtics forward Guerschon Yabusele behind the counter.


Celtics player Guerschon Yabusele surprises Dunkin’ customers

The 6-foot-8 forward handed the morning rush — ringing orders, making coffee, and doling out donuts — in Waltham.

National Book Award winners (from left) Robin Benway, Masha Gessen, Jesmyn Ward, and Frank Bidart.


Cambridge poet Frank Bidart wins National Book Award

His “Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016” took the poetry prize.

Roger Lyons, director of the documentary “Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross,” and Alexandra Dean, director of the documentary “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story,” at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.


Hedy Lamarr documentary has Boston premiere at Coolidge Corner Theatre

“Bombshell” tells the story of the 1930s and ’40s actress who secretly helped invent a communication system for Allied warships during World War II.

Actor Ben Affleck attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Justice League” in Hollywood last week.


On a press tour, Ben Affleck answers questions about sexual harassment and misconduct in Hollywood

The actor is on a press tour for “Justice League,” but has been asked about Harvey Weinstein and his own past behavior.

Luis Fonsi (right) with (from left) producers Mauricio Rengifo, Andres Torres, and Luis Saldarriaga accept the Record of the Year award for ‘Despacito’ onstage during the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.


A local win for ‘Despacito’ at the Latin Grammys

Saldarriaga was the recording engineer on the Luis Fonsi hit that features Daddy Yankee.

Heather Unruh at a press conference last week discussing Kevin Spacey’s alleged assault of her son on Nantucket in 2016.


Heather Unruh acknowledges support after Kevin Spacey allegation

The former TV anchor thanked the crowd at a Boston Medical Center fund-raiser Thursday night.

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen looks on during a meeting in September of the Global Pact for the Environment at the United Nations headquarters in New York.


Gisele Bundchen takes on Trump policy: ‘Nothing justifies killing’ elephants for trophies

The Brazilian supermodel and wife of Tom Brady is upset about the administration’s decision to allow hunters to bring elephants killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States.

Actor Jeffrey Tambor.

‘Transparent’ co-star alleges impropriety by Jeffrey Tambor

An actress on “Transparent” says Tambor pressed his body against hers in a sexually aggressive manner during filming and made inappropriate and unwanted sexual statements.

This Chilmark home where the Obamas have vacationed is on the market for $17.75 million.


Want to live like the Obamas? Their Martha’s Vineyard rental is for sale

One of the deluxe, super-private homes that the Obamas stayed in during their vacation is for sale — and it’s not cheap.

Kevin Spacey (right) on the set of “21,” which is based on Ben Mezrich’s book “Bringing Down the House.”


Ben Mezrich finds allegations against Spacey and Ratner ‘horrific and troubling’

The author has worked on film projects with the men, both of whom have been accused of serial sexual harassment.

Nadya Okamoto


Harvard sophomore gets book deal

This Harvard University sophomore didn’t get a seat on the Cambridge City Council. But she did land a book deal.

Fitchburg Art Museum director Nick Capasso with associate curator Mary Tinti in 2013.


Fitchburg Art Museum gets a 500-piece photography donation

“For the Fitchburg Art Museum, it is an enormous big deal,” said museum director Nick Capasso.

Comedian Bill Burr in Los Angeles in 2016.

Canton-bred comic Bill Burr on Louis C.K.: ‘I think he will definitely be back’

Burr also called the media’s attention on Louis C.K.’s former manager a “witch hunt.”

NESN's Kacie McDonnell and free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer at last weekend’s Gold Glove ceremonies in New York.


Would Eric Hosmer sign with the Red Sox because he’s dating a NESN anchor?

The free agent Royals first baseman has been seeing Kacie McDonnell.

Arthur the aardvark is the title character of the WGBH series “Arthur.”


‘Arthur’ is again at the center of a Twitter controversy

Some claim NBC Sports Boston lightened the aardvark’s fist in a tweet.

Stevie Nicks performing at the Beacon Theatre in New York in 2012.


Milton’s Stephen Davis paints a flattering portrait in new Stevie Nicks biography

The Fleetwood Mac frontwoman has succeeded despite being mistreated by bandmate and former lover Lindsey Buckingham.

James Taylor and Jimmy Kimmel.


James Taylor sings Jimmy Kimmel’s favorite song

It’s been a busy few days for the Taylor family. Singer James Taylor performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” as part of the host’s 50th birthday celebration. (He played “Sweet Baby James,” which is apparently Kimmel’s favorite song, and if you missed it, the show will be re-broadcast Friday.) Meanwhile, Taylor’s wife, Kim, was in Chicago the other day for a meeting of President Obama’s Organizing for Action group. (She’s on the advisory board.) She says the former president plans to stay active with the community-building project.

From left: Brooke Adams, Marianne Leone Cooper, Tony Shalhoub, CSC founding artistic director Steven Maler, and Chris Cooper at Babson.


Tony Shalhoub goes from Broadway to Babson

The actor participated in a semi-staged reading at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s home at Babson.

Kevin Spacey


Kevin Spacey glimpsed with yoga mat while in rehab

The actor is accused of abusing several teenage boys and young men, including Heather Unruh’s son.

Actors Jason Momoa (left) and Ben Affleck at the premiere of “Justice League” at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.


Ben Affleck mugs for the camera at ‘Justice League’ premiere

The actor joined his co-stars on the red carpet in Hollywood.

City Winery CEO Michael Dorf


City Winery opens Thursday . . . maybe

The launch of Boston’s new music venue has been delayed — repeatedly.

Duke Castiglione


Duke Castiglione, son of longtime Red Sox announcer, joins WCVB

He will be Channel 5’s new weekend evening anchor and general assignment reporter.

Cafe ArtScience in Cambridge

BU professor’s Yelp post on restaurant deleted, denounced by dean

A Yelp review critical of a Cambridge restaurant and its staff posted by a Boston University professor sparked a backlash and was denounced by a school dean.

Tom Sizemore (left) and Rebekah Chaney during a 2012 appearance in Boston.

Report: Tom Sizemore was booted from movie set for assaulting girl, 11

Sizemore is the latest Hollywood figure accused of sexual assault.

Priscilla Chan with husband Mark Zuckerberg


Priscilla Chan, wife of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, cites Dorchester experience in making $12.1 million grant

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has created the gift in support of the Phillips Brooks House Association at Harvard.

Woody Allen, shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016, has a new film in theaters on Dec. 1.


Will Boston-area movie houses show Woody Allen’s next film?

Local theaters discuss how allegations of sexual assault and abuse against Hollywood filmmakers have affected their programming.

Kevin Bacon (left) and Adam Scott in “Black Mass.”


The Matt Damon-Ben Affleck Showtime pilot has found its stars

One has filmed in Boston before . . .

Comedian-actress Amy Schumer.


Amy Schumer is apparently dating a Martha’s Vineyard chef

Word is the comedian-actress is dating chef Chris Fischer, whose family has been running Beetlebung Farm in Chilmark since 1961.

ELO’s Jeff Lynne (right) performing with Ed Sheeran at the Grammy Awards in 2015.


ELO skipping Boston in first tour in 30 years

Jeff Lynne is taking the (laser) show on the road.

Taylor Swift sets Gillette Stadium date

The 10-time Grammy winner will sandwich her eighth Foxborough show between a gig in New Jersey and a performance in Toronto.

From left: Honorees Richard Rakowski, Dusty Majumdar, and Dr. Pierantonio Russo at the “Heroes in Health Care” gala.


‘Heroes in Health Care’ recognized at annual gala

The event raised $275,000 to benefit the Maternal Child Health Program and Charitable Care Fund of the VNA of Boston.

Matthew Weiner denies sexual harassment allegations to Cambridge audience

The “Mad Men” creator’s event went on as scheduled even though a Seattle appearance has been canceled.

Music director Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Suntory Hall in Tokyo.


BSO gets royal treatment in Japan

VIPS in attendance for the orchestra’s performances.

Elton John during a performance in July.


So who did go to that Kraft party featuring Elton John?

The Rocket Man — without a band — played many of his hits to a gathering of local notables.


It’s business and pleasure for Victoria Beckham in Boston

The former Spice Girl was busy during her time in town.

Louis C.K.


Louis C.K. says allegations against him are true

Comedian Louis C.K. is confirming that the allegations made against him are true and expressing remorse, according to the Associated Press.

Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Barroso, arriving at the world premiere of “Thor: Ragnarok” in Los Angeles in October.


Matt Damon’s biggest hit . . .

Sort of. The locally bred actor has a cameo in the superhero blockbuster “Thor: Ragnarok”

This combination photo shows Kevin Spacey, who was to appear as J. Paul Getty in “All the Money in the World,” and Christopher Plummer, who will reshoot Spacey’s scenes for the film, which is slated for release Dec. 22.


Christopher Plummer will replace Kevin Spacey in ‘All The Money in the World’

Deadline reports that Mark Wahlberg will reshoot some scenes for the film.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in 2015.


Pilot on the way for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s Showtime series

Boston Casting sent out a call this week for cars from 1970 to 1990 for the shoot.

Meredith Vieira talks with guests at the Museum of Fine Arts during the official launch of Tufts University’s “Brighter World” campaign.


Tufts grad Meredith Vieira does her part for her alma mater

She helps kick off a fundraising campaign for the school.

Lawrence O’Donnell


Lawrence O’Donnell chronicles ‘out of control’ 1968 presidential election in new book

The Dorchester native says Donald Trump took a page from George Wallace’s playbook.

Elton John performed last month in Rome at a benefit for the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.


What would it cost to get Elton John at your party?

Patriots owner Robert Kraft is throwing an invite-only bash at Gillette Stadium Wednesday, and he’s booked Sir Elton John to entertain his guests.


New trailer alert: Meryl Streep is Katharine Graham in ‘The Post’

The film also stars Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, and Alison Brie who plays journalist and Graham’s daughter Lally Weymouth.

Elton John spoke to an audience of Harvard students, staff, and superfans at Sanders Theatre Monday.


First the Rolling Stones, now Elton John to play private Kraft bash at Gillette

Wednesday night will be the second time Patriots owner Robert Kraft has booked a big-name musical artist to perform a private concert at Gillette Stadium.

Don Henley


Don Henley opens up about Thoreau

The musician and his filmmaker friend Ken Burns will host a premiere for the short film “Walden” Wednesday at Boston College.


Watch injured Celtics star Gordon Hayward make a long three-pointer — while sitting

Gordon Hayward is already back on the court — sort of.

Joe O'Donnell talks with chef Jody Adams at the annual Joey Fund Film Premiere Sunday.


Many familiar faces among the 1,200 at Joey Fund event

The annual fund-raiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation raised more than $1 million.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.


Gronk gets down to business during the bye week

The Pats tight end made the media rounds hyping Mojiit, a new app (that may or may not involve Steve Wozniak) that allows users to send 3-D holograms of digital avatars.

Rachel Platten performed Monday at Sonia in Cambridge.


‘Fight Song’ singer Rachel Platten performs intimate concert in Cambridge

The Newton Centre-raised recording artist was at Sonia Monday evening to promote her new album, “Waves.”