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Mark Shanahan

Shanahan writes primarily for the Living/Arts section. He covers the comings and goings of Boston’s celebrity class in the newspaper's daily “Names” column, and also writes feature profiles of actors, authors, rock stars, and filmmakers.

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Ne-Yo and Natasha Bedingfield headline benefit at Fenway Park

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein , Globe Staff

Grammy-winning hitmaker Ne-Yo had a prime view of Fenway from one of the ballpark’s suites on Sunday afternoon.

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Ben Affleck surprises at Comic-Con

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein , Globe Staff

He joined Superman, a.k.a. actor Henry Cavill, to promote the sequel to “Man of Steel,” which will feature Affleck as moody superhero Batman.

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Jason Collins stands tall with Ethel Kennedy

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein , Globe Staff

NBA player Jason Collins tweeted a great pic of himself with Ethel Kennedy from Cape Cod over the weekend.

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Katie Couric visits the Vineyard

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein , Globe Staff

Katie Couric posted a bunch of photos of the trip on Instagram and Twitter, including one of her knee-deep in the water and clamming.