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Quote of the day: Sigourney Weaver

The actress talked to People magazine about her “Alien” audition.

Pete Frates with his wife, Julie, and 2-year-old daughter, Lucy, when Frates was presented with the 2017 NCAA Inspiration Award in December.


Pete Frates’s medical bills will shock you

The man who helped launch the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is struggling to pay his medical bills.

Leslie Odom Jr.


Leslie Odom Jr. of ‘Hamilton’ to sing with Pops on the Fourth

The Tony Award winner joins previously announced performers Andy Grammer and Melissa Etheridge as headliners of the extravaganza

Patriots coach Bill Belichick playing lacrosse on the field at Gillette Stadium in 2010.


Big weekend for Bill Belichick

The NCAA lacrosse championships are being played this weekend at Gillette Stadium, and the Pats coach is hosting a Championship Chat fund-raiser.

A still from the “On My Mind” music video featuring Rob Gronkowski.


Gronk cuts a music video

The Pats tight end washes cars, eats sushi, and jumps on trampolines — all while surrounded by beautiful bikini-clad women.

Neil Gaiman in Cannes, France, for the 70th Cannes Film Festival.


Is Neil Gaiman really doing a live reading of the Cheesecake Factory menu?

Sara Benincasa had an idea: What if “American Gods” novelist Neil Gaiman did a live reading of the lengthy Cheesecake Factory menu for charity?


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 visit Quincy High School

The Facebook CEO’s wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, grew up in Quincy and was valedictorian of QHS’s Class of 2003.

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.”


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?

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.

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.”

The cast of Globe Live on stage at the Paramount Center on Friday night.


‘Globe Live’ and its storytelling take center stage

A sellout crowd for the first-of-its-type event was treated to a multimedia experience that included photography, video, music, and song.

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.

Billy Brown (center) with Carlos Stein (left) and Jamie Zeff at The Palm Boston.


Here and there

A roundup of celebrity sightings and news of note.

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.