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Steven Tyler onstage at the Citi Wang Theatre in 2016.


Steven Tyler celebrates birthday with his granddaughter

Liv Tyler posts picture of her dad and daughter on his big day.

Red Sox pitcher Lenny DiNardo in 2006.


Lenny DiNardo would like to sell you a house

The former Sox lefty has joined a real estate agency in the Ocean State.

Actress Amber Tamblyn at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January.


Amber Tamblyn to make New York stage debut in play directed by the Huntington’s Peter DuBois

The actress will star in “Can You Forgive Her?”

Elton John (right) and Bernie Taupin arrive at Elton John's 70th birthday party in LA.


Robert Kraft was at a star-studded Elton John birthday bash. Of course.

The Patriots owner has been showing up everywhere lately.

LeAnn Rimes with chef Brendan Pelley at Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar.


Celebrities around town

Who did what where.

Sean Mannion struck a pose outside the world premiere of “Rocky Ros Muc,” the documentary about his life, at the Irish Film Festival Boston at Somerville Theatre.


Sean Mannion documentary packs the house at Irish Film Festival Boston

The film was awarded best global documentary and reportedly drew the biggest crowd in the festival’s history.

Lena Dunham


Quote of the day: Lena Dunham

The actress talks about being criticized for losing weight

Quote of the day: Amber Heard

The actress spoke at The Economist’s annual Pride & Prejudice Summit in New York, and talked about coming out publicly. “It did impact my career, it was difficult. It was not easy,” she said.

LeAnn Rimes with chef Brendan Pelley at Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar on Thursday.


LeAnn Rimes spotted dining in town

A roundup of celebrity sightings and news of note.

A young girl reads a book at the New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton Highlands in 2013.


New England Mobile Book Fair owner mulling options

Officials in a number of towns are wooing the book seller, which is getting booted from its 32,000-square-foot Newton warehouse.

City Winery founder Michael Dorf is going to open a location at One Canal Street in the West End.

New wine bar and concert venue to open near North Station

City Winery is slated to open this summer.

Mindy Kaling, left,  and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey.

How Cory Booker landed a dinner date with Mindy Kaling

A joke about Newark, New Jersey, on “The Mindy Project” led to dinner plans between U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and star Mindy Kaling.


Goodbye, Baja Betty’s . . . Hello, Boca Grande!

A new taqueria is opening in Brookline Village.

Casey Affleck (right) with his brother Ben at the Academy Awards in February.


Casey Affleck is now in the tabloid crosshairs

Since he won the Oscar, the younger Affleck is suddenly a favorite of celebrity websites.

John Mayer (left) performed with Dead & Company in July 2016 at Fenway Park.


John Mayer learned about music, not love, at Berklee

The singer apparently missed Relationships 101 during his two semesters in Boston.

Don McLean performing in Nashville in December.

Ex-wife files contempt motion against Don McLean

She says she was disparaged by McLean less than 48 hours after a protection order was issued earlier this month.

John Mayer


Quote of the day: John Mayer

The singer reveals that his new song “Still Feel Like Your Man” is about ex-girlfriend Katy Perry, with whom he broke up two years ago.

Cherry Jones


Cherry Jones to be honored at the Elliot Norton Awards

It will be an artistic homecoming for the award-winning actress.

Actress Eliza Dushku


Eliza Dushku to guest star on ‘Bull’

She might even become a series regular.

Tom Lyons, owner of New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton, talks to a customer in 2013.


With revenues down, New England Mobile Book Fair moving out of longtime home

“Revenues have been dropping year after year, and we’ve got to do something,” said the owner.

President Trump


Is that Trump or Chevy Chase?

He’s president, and you’re not.

Sib Hashian (center) with the original Boston lineup (from left) Barry Goudreau, Tom Scholz, Brad Delp, and Fran Sheehan.

Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian has died

The 67-year-old Hashian was performing on a cruise ship when he collapsed.

Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein.


World’s greatest leader? Theo Epstein, of course.

Apparently, two World Series titles are worth a lot to the folks at

Mike Ross and Karolina Chorvath at the “Memory Unearthed” exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts


Mike Ross attends opening reception of ‘Memory Unearthed’

The exhibition features photographs by Henryk Ross.

Quote of the day: Wyclef Jean

The rapper spoke to People magazine about his recent brush with police. “When I got out of the car and they rushed me, I felt like running,” he said. “You feel instant fear because all you see is guns, and you’re a citizen.”

Talking sex work, ‘Fifty Shades,’ and BDSM at Emerson’s Bright Lights Film Series

Filmmaker and critic Cheyenne Picardo visited the Bright Lights Film Series to talk about her 2013 feature, “Remedy.”

Actress Mckenna Grace attended Disney's


Chris Evans praises his 10-year-old costar in this new ‘Gifted’ featurette

The movie hits theaters nationwide April 7.

Emma Stone (as Billie Jean King) and Steve Carell (as Bobby Riggs) in “Battle of the Sexes.”


Emma Stone and Steve Carell’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’ has a release date

The biopic chronicling the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs will hit theaters later this year.


Wait, Tom Bergeron is nominated for the Supreme Court?

The ‘Dancing With the Stars’ host looks a lot like Trump’s nominee.

Diana Ross


Diana Ross to perform at Tanglewood

Yet another show added to the busy summer schedule.

Gerald Green at Winship Elementary School


Gerald Green visits students in Brighton

He read aloud to children at the Winship Elementary School on Tuesday.

Senator Bernie Sanders will take part in a Q&A at MIT March 31.


Bernie Sanders heads slate of upcoming author events

The Vermont senator, Noam Chomsky, and Sheryl Sandberg are scheduled to make appearances in the coming weeks.

Katy Perry


Quote of the day: Katy Perry

While accepting an equality award at the Human Rights Campaign gala, the singer spoke about her religious upbringing.

David Ross reacts after being called out on strikes while playing for the Red Sox in 2014.


From backup catcher to the big screen for former Sox player David Ross

A movie is being made based on the catcher’s memoir.

James Taylor has written a pop-up lullaby book.


James Taylor to release book

It’s a pop-up lullaby book titled “Sweet Baby James.”

Jenny Slate (left) on Chris Evans: “His heart is probably golden-colored, if you could paint it.”


Jenny Slate opens up about her breakup with Chris Evans

She talks about how the two clicked, what it was like dating Captain America, and why the relationship ultimately ended.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Schwarzenegger trolls Trump on Twitter

Arnold has some advice for the president.

Tim Allen.


Anne Frank Center wants Tim Allen apology on Germany remark

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect asked Tim Allen to apologize for something he said on ‘‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’’ last week.


Did Clay Buchholz name his baby after a brand of whiskey?

The former Red Sox pitcher gave his new baby a name that sounds awfully familiar.

Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York.


List of billionaires includes a few locals

Medford native Michael Bloomberg is No. 10 on the list of the super rich.

Jane Fonda, pictured earlier this month at the Goldene Kamera awards ceremony in Hamburg, Germany.


Quote of the day: Jane Fonda

The actress appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to promote “Our Souls at Night,” her latest film with Robert Redford.

Christina Hendricks will star in “The Burning Woman.”


We have the scoop on movies set to shoot in Massachusetts

You may be seeing Christina Hendricks around town.

Shaquille O'Neal believes Earth is flat.


Shaquille O’Neal says, yes, the earth is flat

“It’s true. The earth is flat,” Shaq said on a podcast. “Listen, I drive from coast to coast, and the [expletive] looks flat to me.”

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (pictured performing earlier this month in New York City) will appear in Boston March 23 at a fund-raiser for the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation.


Darryl McDaniels on board for Om This Way

The Run DMC cofounder will give a special performance at the March 23 fund-raiser for the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation at Equinox Sports Club.

Former Channel 7 political reporter Andy Hiller is now managing director of The Bernett Group.


Andy Hiller lands job with Boston-based marketing research company

The longtime political reporter is now managing director of The Bernett Group.

Cartoonist Ed Sorel (left) with his friend Jules Feiffer at BU.


Edward Sorel at BU, Will Ferrell at . . . jm Curley

Sorel, the celebrated cartoonist, is the subject of a retrospective at BU.


Casting call for ‘Big Brother 19’

Have you ever wanted to live in a house with strangers with cameras recording your every move? Here’s your chance...

Megan Mullally (left) and Stephanie Hunt of the duo Nancy And Beth.


Megan Mullally is coming to town

She’ll be performing with her band, Nancy And Beth, at the Wilbur next month.


We saw the new Gronk movie so you don’t have to

Words of advice to the Patriots tight end: Don’t quit your day job.


Alas, Red Sox fans won’t get to weigh in on J-Rod

With Alex Rodriguez out of baseball, Sox fans can’t ask him about Jennifer Lopez