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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.
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.
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.
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 named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year
Reynolds has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding student theatrical group.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
‘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.
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.
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.
‘Transparent’ creator Soloway goes back to school — at Emerson
Jill Soloway is teaching screenwriting at the college’s Los Angeles campus.
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.
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.
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.
Will ‘Conan’ only be on once a week?
What’s the deal with Conan O’Brien’s show? Is it being downsized or not?
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.”
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
Bedraggled Ben Affleck photographed with detox nurse
Ben Affleck was recently photographed with the founder of Concierge Nursing Care.
New Kids on the Block sell out Fenway Park
Sorry NKOTB fans — the tickets for the July 8 show are sold out.
‘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.”
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.