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1919 contract selling Babe Ruth to the Yankees being auctioned

The other copy of the document that led, some say, to the “Curse of the Bambino.”

Meek Mill performs in Atlanta, Georgia, earlier this year.


Rapper Meek Mill, theater sued over fatal shooting

The rapper and the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford are being sued over a fatal shooting that killed two New Haven men outside the venue following a concert in December.

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, meet with students at Chan's alma mater Quincy High School.


Mark Zuckerberg and his wife quietly visit Quincy High School

The couple apparently made a donation, but school officials are being mum.

Metallica's Kirk Hammett and wife Lani at the opening of “Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style” at the Peabody Essex Museum. Hammett will be back in August for an exhibition at PEM of his collection of horror movie posters.


Metallica’s Kirk Hammett stops by the Peabody Essex Museum

The guitarist is working with PEM on a exhibition of his collection of horror movie posters.

Stephen King.


Stephen King calls Islamic State ‘rogue cult’ on Twitter

Horror author Stephen King says Islamic State is a “rogue cult” and that the group’s bombings will eventually lead to its undoing.


Bobby Orr checks out the kitchen at Cultivar

No. 4 visits chef Mary Dumont’s new place.


Aerosmith’s Joe Perry says he’ll ‘fight back’ after Manchester bombing by performing

The guitarist tweeted, “If there’s one thing I learned touring all these years, [it] is that you carry on. This is the way you fight back.”

Epstein at Yale Class Day.


Theo Epstein tells grads ‘character matters’

The Cubs president of baseball ops said, “Keep your heads up, and come together to connect and to rally around one another, especially those who need it the most.”

Country star Eric Paslay spent time with pediatric patients at the Joslin Diabetes Center on Saturday.


Around town

A roundup of celebrity sightings and news of note.


Commencement speaker wisdom

We contacted three of this year’s speakers and asked them: What are three things you wish you’d known when you were in college?

Zosia Mamet in the play


Zosia Mamet’s mom, Lindsay Crouse, sees her on Broadway

Crouse was in the audience at “The Whirligig.”

Al Gore and Elizabeth Keadle at the Cannes Film Festival.


Al Gore brings girlfriend to Cannes Film Festival

The former vice president is screening the sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden in 2010.


Aerosmith pays tribute to Chris Cornell

Far away on the Black Sea, the Boston band dedicated a song to the late Soundgarden singer.

Julian Edelman looks unhappy about losing a video game to Dante Polito during a visit arranged by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


Julian Edelman makes Beverly boy’s wish come true

The Pats receiver hung out with 8-year-old Dante Polito thanks to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Kenya Barris, creator of “Black-ish,” addresses Tufts grads.


‘Black-ish’ creator tells Tufts grads: If Trump can be president, anything is possible

As Kenya Barris sees it, this year’s college graduates have it both easy and hard.

Tom Brady, David Blaine, and Gisele Bundchen in April.


Remember when Tom Brady fed glass to David Blaine? Wait, there’s more.

Yes, Tom and Gisele watched the magician eat a piece of glass back in April, but you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Bob Vila (front right) with BAC president Glen LeRoy leading the college’s processional down Newbury Street to Old South Church.


Bob Vila addresses BAC graduates

Boston Architectural College isn’t the largest commencement ceremony in the city, but that doesn’t mean the school doesn’t get a top-flight speaker.

Adam Sandler (right) with Dustin Hoffman at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday.


Adam Sandler earns raves at Cannes

The actor is the toast of the Cannes Film Festival. Yes, you read that right.

Comedian, author, and Internet sensation Lilly Singh.


Lilly Singh, Tyler Oakley among big names at fall Under 30 Summit in Boston

The Forbes Under 30 Summit will return to Boston in October, this time with YouTube stars in tow.

Pippa Middleton (center) and her husband James Matthews (left) smile, after their wedding at St Mark's Church in Englefield, England Saturday. Middleton’s sister Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, (right), and her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were in the wedding party.

Pippa Middleton marries at almost-royal event

Middleton, the sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge who is married to Prince William, married a wealthy financier Saturday.

David Ortiz in the final game of his career at Fenway Park.


David Ortiz says he thinks ‘New York’ leaked his name in that 2009 PED report

“So who was the big guy in Boston? That was me . . . They were just trying to do what they did: Call the attention to someone else.”

Tom Brady signs on with another luxury brand, this time Aston Martin

Tom Brady has signed a deal with ultra-luxury car-maker Aston Martin as part of a marketing campaign called “Why Beautiful Matters.”

A scene from the documentary “Obit.”


‘Obit’ to screen at the Coolidge

Vanessa Gould’s documentary film looks at the lively, wild world of obituary writing.

Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy, writers of a new series for NBC, in New York on May 15.


Mindy Kaling’s new series gets picked up by NBC

In addition to Kaling, “Champions” has another Massachusetts connection: North Reading’s own Andy Favreau will co-star in the series.

Shaq at your doorstep

The NBA legend stopped by a couple of homes in Framingham on Thursday.

Callie Crossley


Callie Crossley honored at Old South Church

The host of “Under the Radar With Callie Crossley” received the Open Door Award on Sunday.

Chris Cornell in 2011.


Celebrities mourn the passing of Chris Cornell

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Chris Evans shared their thoughts about the late Soundgarden star.


Win a chance to hug David Ortiz

You’ll also get VIP treatment when Big Papi’s number is retired on June 23.

From left: Ronni Simon, Betsy and David Epstein, Sally Taylor, and Peter Simon.


Peter Simon hosts book launch party

Titled, “Martha’s Vineyard: To Everything There Is a Season,” the book is a retrospective of some of Simon’s shots on the island over the past five decades.

Ben Folds performs with the Boston Pops, conducted by Keith Lockhart, at Symphony Hall Wednesday night.


Ben Folds shares stage with Boston Pops

The founder of Ben Folds Five performed at Symphony Hall on Wednesday night for the first of two concerts.


Celebs watching the C’s

Plenty of bold-faced names were set to see the Celtics take on the Cavaliers.

Boston company sues Fyre Festival organizers

Ja Rule is listed as one of the defendants.


Hats off to Party in the Park

The headwear at this event is always impressive.

Tyler Perry


Quote of the day: Tyler Perry

In the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, the actor-filmmaker talks about how Bill Cosby was one of his show biz role models.

From left: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Dr. Vanessa Kerry, and John F. Kerry at the annual Welcome Home Gala on Monday night.


Lawrence O’Donnell emcees Welcome Home gala

John F. Kerry was honored at the gala and given the Charles E. Rogerson Award.

Tom Lyons, president and CEO of New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton, is moving the book fair to the nearby Marshalls Plaza.


New England Mobile Book Fair gets temporary home

It’s moving just a few blocks away — to the Marshalls Plaza on Needham Street.

Adam Jones in the outfield at Fenway.


Adam Jones responds to Curt Schilling

The Orioles outfielder says that a lot of what comes out of the former Red Sox righthander’s mouth is nonsense.

New album to help Chelsea Manning return to civilian life

The album “Hugs for Chelsea,” with songs from Graham Nash, Talib Kweli, and Lexington’s Amanda Palmer, among others, will help Manning with expenses after leaving prison.

Gisele has a night out

Gisele Bundchen made it to Medford’s Chevalier Theatre to see Snatam Kaur, a singer and songwriter of new age Indian music.


Cambridge honors Dutch contributions to the Together music festival

The festival kicked off May 14 and runs through May 21.


Lawsuit against Conan is no joke

A judge ruled that a lawsuit against Conan O’Brien claiming he stole jokes that were posted online can continue.

Anne Finucane and Dr. Jim O’Connell at the Medicine that Matters Gala.


Medicine that Matters raises more than $1 million

Approximately 650 guests attended the gala at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Former governor Deval Patrick with José Massó, host of WBUR's “¡Con Salsa!,” at the WBUR gala.


WBUR gala raises $750,000

Honorees included Deval Patrick and Samantha Power, the former US ambassador to the United Nations.

The cover of the Cars LP “Candy-O.”


The Cars get a new look in reissues

Drummer David Robinson is overseeing the design of two repackaged LPs.


Check out Steve Carell and Emma Stone in the first ‘Battle of the Sexes’ trailer

Acton native Carell appears fully committed in the role of Bobby Riggs.

A portion of a note written by Aaron Hernandez to a fellow inmate.


Former inmate looking for ‘decent money’ for unusual note from Aaron Hernandez

“They are trying to mess with me but I’ll never fold,” the former Patriots star purportedly wrote.

Steven Tyler (left) talked with the new US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, after the two met by coincidence following a visit to the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem.


Steven Tyler bumps into the new ambassador to Israel at the Western Wall

The Aerosmith frontman was in the area for a concert in Tel Aviv. David Friedman said he had just arrived from the airport and had come straight there to pray.

Celebs watching the Celtics

Bill Belichick and LeGarrette Blount were among the many well-known names who snagged seats for Game 7.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (right) with Justin Mikita at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards.


Quote of the day: Jesse Tyler Ferguson

The actor told the “Today” show that he’s excited because “Modern Family” was renewed for two more seasons.

Donnie Wahlberg and the chefs at newly opened Wahlburgers on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.



The New Kids on the Block appeared on the “Today” show, and Donnie Wahlberg dropped by the new Wahlburgers restaurant on the Upper East Side.