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Carrie Fisher won’t be digitally re-created in future ‘Star Wars’ films

Lucasfilm made the rare foray into the world of speculation by issuing a statement denying rumors there were plans to digitize the actress, who died Dec. 27.

Charlotte, Daniel, Julianna, and Elliot Bruce.


Boston Wine Festival kicks off in style

The opening reception drew more than 400 guests to the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Wharf Room Friday evening.


British animator holds model-making workshops for kids after ‘Wallace & Gromit’ screening

Merlin Crossingham was at Regent Theatre in Arlington and Belmont Media Center for events tied to Belmont World Film’s Family Festival.

Rob Gronkowski


Gronk has role in action film due out in February

The Patriots tight end will appear in “American Violence,” which stars Denise Richards, Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau, and Bruce Dern.

From left: Adam Gardner, Luke Reynolds, Brian Rosenworcel, and Ryan Miller of Guster at Boston Winter at City Hall Plaza.


Guster on ice — and bowling lanes

The alt-rockers — in town for four sold-out shows at the Paradise — invited fans to a skating party and a bowling outing over the weekend.

Ryan Reynolds, getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ryan Reynolds named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

Reynolds has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding student theatrical group.

Ben Affleck at the London premiere of


Days could be numbered for Affleck’s ‘Live by Night’

The gangster film is not getting enthusiastic reviews.


Watch Kevin Garnett get inked up on live TV

The former Celtics big man gets a neck tattoo.


Pablo Sandoval looks leaner in workout video

The Panda has dropped some pounds.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady


Get up close — very close — and personal with Tom Brady in new ad

The Patriots quarterback’s morning routine is pretty average, except for his bauhaus-styled home, immaculate kitchen, and of course, being Tom Brady.

Linda Bean, the granddaughter of L.L. Bean’s founder.


Andy Richter says don’t boycott L.L. Bean because that’s what Trump wants

The comedian thinks the president-elect is trying to harm the Maine retailer, not support it. Here’s why.

Jude Law


Quote of the day: Jude Law

The actor talks about the reason popes sometimes appear to be hunched over.


We’re jealous of Danny Picard’s sportscasting studio

It’s not every day that you see a state-of-the-art broadcasting studio located inside of a sporting goods store.

Prince, one of the many pop culture icons who died in 2016.


If you thought 2016 was a bad year for famous people, just wait.

According to the MIT Media Lab, more famous people will die in 2017 than in 2016.

Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount celebrates a touchdown run with the End Zone Militia.


Patriots End Zone Militia ready to do battle Saturday

We checked in with Geoff Campbell, the captain of the colonial crew, as they prepared for Saturday’s Texans-Pats playoff tilt.

In this photo provided by NBC, First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on


‘You can say goodbye later’: Michelle Obama confirms Sasha missed speech for a test

In her final late-night appearance as first lady, Michelle Obama looked back at her eight years in the White House and shared her plans for the future.

Carpenters sue record label

Richard Carpenter’s lawsuit against Universal Music Group seeks more than $2 million in royalties.

Natalie Portman, pictured in 2011 with her “No Strings Attached” costar, Ashton Kutcher.


Quote of the day: Natalie Portman

The Oscar-winning actress talks about Ashton Kutcher being paid three times as much as her when they costarred in ‘‘No Strings Attached.’’

Watch The Rock’s response to Tom Brady’s sleepwear video

While The Rock has no problem labeling Tom Brady as “excellence personified” on the field, he’s not sold on TB12’s acting chops.

Phil Lipof (second from right) with his “NBC Boston Tonight” colleagues (from left) Raul Martinez, Shannon Mulaire, and Pete Bouchard.


Local TV news colleagues turned competitors engage in e-mail battle

Check out the entertaining exchange between longtime WCVB-TV cameraman Stan Forman and Phil Lipof, who recently left the station to take a job at NBC Boston.

Jill Soloway (left) and Jean Stawarz, associate professor of screenwriting, at Emerson Los Angeles.


‘Transparent’ creator Soloway goes back to school — at Emerson

Jill Soloway is teaching screenwriting at the college’s Los Angeles campus.

Led Zeppelin played the Boston Tea Party.


Boston Tea Party — the rock club, not the protest — celebrates anniversary

The party at the Verb Hotel on Jan. 20 is sure to attract some old-timers.

Paula Plum


Cast chosen for play about the Boston Marathon bombings

“Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon” is based on interviews with first responders, survivors, and others.

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Fox News settlement

The network quietly settled sexual harassment allegations lodged by a former network host against Bill O’Reilly and the network’s co-president, according to reports.


Bill Brett to be honored by Jett Foundation

The longtime Boston Globe photographer will be recognized at the Shine a Light on Duchenne gala Jan. 26.

Robert De Niro


Quote of the day: Robert De Niro

The actor wote a letter praising Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globe Awards.


Aly Raisman will appear in the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue

The Needham native and her Olympic teammate Simone Biles posed for the magazine, on newsstands next month.

Rob Gronkowski


Gronk has words of encouragement for boy battling cancer

The flexing football star sent a short video in which he offers support as only Gronk can.


Dorchester by the Sea sounds a lot funnier than ‘Manchester by the Sea’

Kay Hanley from the band Letters to Cleo could have a future in Hollywood based on her new clip on Facebook.


Ben Affleck jokingly complains about Casey not thanking him at Golden Globes

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel’s show Monday, Ben, in mock outrage, said he was “a little taken aback” that Casey didn’t give him a shout-out from the stage.

Conan O'Brien’s late-night show is going down to once a week.


Will ‘Conan’ only be on once a week?

What’s the deal with Conan O’Brien’s show? Is it being downsized or not?

According to reports, at least 16 arrests have been made in connection with the October robbery of Kim Kardashian West (above) in Paris.

17 arrested in connection with Kim Kardashian robbery

Thieves took more than $10 million worth of jewelry from the reality TV star in October, police said.

Tom Brady promotes new sleepwear line in latest ‘Funny or Die’ appearance

Brady appears in a parody in which the product being sold is his newly released “Recovery Sleepwear.”

Meghan Thompson will become the head pastry chef at SRV in two weeks.


New head pastry chef heading to SRV

Meghan Thompson most recently worked at Townsman.


Ayla Brown has new music coming out

The new single by the singer, who is the daughter of Scott Brown, is due to drop on Valentine’s Day.

The South Boston apartment where Matt Damon’s character lived in “Good Will Hunting” is going on the market. It was renovated in 2012.


‘Good Will Hunting’ apartment is up for sale

The ramshackle pad where Will Hunting made his home looks much, much better than it did in the 1997 movie.

TV executive and funnyman Andy Cohen (pictured in November) is a Boston University grad.


Bravo’s Andy Cohen to host Zakim Fund bash at Four Seasons

The fund supports grass-roots social justice organizations throughout Eastern Massachusetts.


UFC boss calls Meryl Streep, 67, an ‘uppity, 80-year-old woman’

Dana White didn’t appreciate the actress’s comments about mixed martial arts.


Bill Belichick naps on Nantucket ferry ahead of Texans game

It appears that Odell Beckham Jr. and the New York Giants weren’t the only NFLers spending some time on a boat before a playoff game.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (pictured in October) was seen at a table with “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels, among others, at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday.


Did Robert Kraft make the same mistake as Odell Beckham Jr.?

The Patriots owner could be seen sitting at a table with “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels, among others, at the ceremony.

From left: Bono, Larry Mullen Jr., and Adam Clayton performed during a U2 show at Gillette Stadium in September 2009.


U2 to play at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough on June 25

It will be the Irish band’s first visit to the stadium since 2009.

Ben and Casey Affleck in Beverly Hills in November.


Affleck brothers among presenters at Sunday’s Golden Globe ceremony

And Casey Affleck could win one

Ben Affleck.


Bedraggled Ben Affleck photographed with detox nurse

Ben Affleck was recently photographed with the founder of Concierge Nursing Care.

From left: New Kids on the Block members Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, and Joey McIntyre.


New Kids on the Block sell out Fenway Park

Sorry NKOTB fans — the tickets for the July 8 show are sold out.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: Comedian Jen Kirkman attends Hilarity for Charity's 5th Annual Los Angeles Variety Show: Seth Rogen's Halloween at Hollywood Palladium on October 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images)


Jen Kirkman talks about her new Netflix special and her Matthew McConaughey-inspired tattoo

The stand-up artist and author chatted with the Globe about her new comedy and tour.


‘Survivor’ alumni pay tribute to the late Dan Kay

Tributes have been pouring in for Dan Kay, the “Survivor” contestant (and Massachusetts native) who died unexpectedly on New Year’s Eve.


Quote of the day: Michelle Obama

When Michelle Obama gave her final remarks as First Lady on Friday, she promised “that I will be with you, rooting for you and working to support you for the rest of my life.”


Legendary jazz impresario Fred Taylor fired as booker at Scullers Jazz Club

Taylor had been booking shows there almost since it opened 27 years ago.


Mark Wahlberg hinted at working on a project with Justin Bieber

The ‘Patriots Day’ actor played coy during an appearance on ‘Ellen.’

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Tucker Carlson to take Megyn Kelly’s time slot at Fox

Fox News Channel is doubling down on conservative opinion leaders in its prime-time lineup at the dawn of the Donald Trump administration.