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Ja Rule rules at Foxwoods

The singer helped celebrate the casino’s 25th anniversary.

Frances Bean Cobain and her mother, Courtney Love.


Quote of the day: Frances Bean Cobain

The daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love sends an Instagram note to her late father on what would have been his 50th birthday.

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in “Daddy’s Home.”


Mark Wahlberg will return to town to film another movie

Here’s a clue: It’s a sequel.

David Simon (left) and John Waters backstage at the Writers Guild Awards.


John Waters receives lifetime achievement award at Writers Guild Awards

Also at the celebration: Seth Meyers, Robert Carlock, and Kenneth Lonergan.

Nancy Schön (center) with students at her “Metamorphosis” exhibition.


Nancy Schön shines at Regis

The sculptor’s work is on display now in “Metamorphosis,” an exhibition that was curated by Regis students.

Leslie Jones performed Sunday at M.I.T.’s Kresge Auditorium.


Leslie Jones stays busy in Boston

The “Saturday Night Live” star played two shows and got an unexpected invitation to lunch from Mayor Marty Walsh.

Casey Affleck


Casey Affleck has a message for Boston film critics

The actor appreciates their support.

John Mellencamp and his band.


John Mellencamp to play Tanglewood

More acts have been added to the venue’s popular artist series.

A view of Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s property in Palm Beach, Fla.


Trump buddy Bill Belichick is a Mar-a-Lago member

It’s unclear how long the Pats coach has had membership.

Natalie C. Anderson


BPL writer in residence gets movie deal

Natalie Anderson’s first novel is picked up by actress Kerry Washington.

J.C, Monahan with husband Jim Farrell.


J.C. Monahan leaving Channel 5

The “Chronicle” co-anchor has been with the station for 15 years.

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman at the Super Bowl.


Julian Edelman appears in new car ad

But where’s his beard?

Viola Davis won best supporting actress for her work on the film “Fences’’ at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards in London on Feb. 12.


Viola Davis named Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year

The actress, a Rhode Island native, will be honored at Harvard on March 4.

Matt Damon zings Jimmy Kimmel again on ‘Ellen’

Damon stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show Wednesday to talk about his new film “The Great Wall.”

Jimmy Fallon mocks Donald Trump’s press conference on ‘Tonight Show’

“First of all, you’re all fake news, I hate you all very much, and thank you for being here,” Fallon said as Trump.

Does Ben Affleck play Matt Damon’s favorite version of Batman?

“His 4-year-old thinks he’s actually Batman,” said Damon of Affleck during an interview.

“Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones.

Walsh is #bigfan of ‘SNL’ star Leslie Jones, asks her to lunch

Will she accept?

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

Bill Belichick to narrate World War II documentary

The Patriots head coach has been tapped to narrate “D-Day: Over Normandy.”


Casting call for ‘Proud Mary’

Here’s your chance to audition for a new movie starring Taraji P. Henson.

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa in 2011.

Other celebrity news

Regis Philbin talks about his old show

The TV personality explains why he left “Regis and Kelly.”


Olivia Culpo covers music and other subjects in magazine interview

The former Miss Universe graces the cover of the latest issue of Boston Common.

Jerry O’Connell (center) with Dan Soder )(left) and Mark Teixeira earlier this month in New York.


Quote of the day: Jerry O’Connell

The actor talked about the making of “Stand by Me” and said he still remembers his first day on set, and the lessons that director Rob Reiner taught him.

Max Berkowitz and Lou Alexander on the set of


‘Pillow Talk Show’ covers sports stars in a whole new way

The program, which premiered on this week, is like nothing you’ve seen before.

Lori McKenna holds her Grammy for best country song.


Lori McKenna nominated for two ACM Awards

Accolades keep pouring in for the acclaimed singer-songwriter from Stoughton.

Luciana Barroso and actor Matt Damon at the premiere of


Matt Damon at ‘The Great Wall’ of Hollywood

He even brought a date . . . his wife, Luciana Barroso. And caught a little flack with #thankyoumattdamon.

Louis C.K. did a surprise set at The Burren Wednesday night.


Louis C.K. is popping up all over town. Where will he be next?

The comedian showed up unannounced at McGreevy’s and treated guests to a surprise stand-up performance. The following night he did it again at The Burren.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady with the Lombardi Trophy.


Expect to see a book and film about TB12

The writers who brought us “The Fighter” and “The Finest Hours” are teaming up with two authors to bring the quarterback’s story to life.

Dave Marciano on season 6 of “Wicked Tuna.”


‘Wicked Tuna’ returns for a sixth season

The first episode of the new season premieres March 12.


Quote of the day: Lars Ulrich

The Metallica drummer appeared on “The Late Late Show” and talked about the technical difficulties the band encountered while performing at the Grammy Awards.


Mass Cultural Council presents the 2017 Commonwealth Awards

Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart and Fitchburg Mayor Stephen DiNatale were among this year’s honorees.

Piers Morgan (left) and J.K. Rowling

Everything you need to know about the Piers Morgan-J.K. Rowling Twitter war

If online fights between celebs are your thing, check out what’s been going on between Rowling and Morgan.

New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler talked with the media before Super Bowl LI.


Malcolm Butler’s life story, coming to a theater near you

The film about the Patriots star will follow his path from working in a fast food joint to becoming a Super Bowl hero.

Emmy Rossum and Meghna Chakrabarti at WBUR’s “Modern Love Live.”


Emmy Rossum appears at the Wilbur for ‘Modern Love Live’

The “Shameless” costar joined other actors in reading “Modern Love” essays to a sold-out crowd.

Ed Sheeran


Quote of the day: Ed Sheeran

The singer decided to get rid of his smartphone last January, and enjoys being phone-free. “I still don’t have a phone number,” Sheeran said on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”


Julian Edelman envisions ‘Edelman’s Catch’ seafood restaurant

Talk about a whale of an idea.

Chris Evans.


Chris Evans takes on former KKK leader David Duke

On Twitter, the white supremacist Duke said actor Evans hated “the women of his people.” Evans responded.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady autographed jerseys last week at a Boston event.


Tom Brady’s autograph will cost you . . . a lot

How much would you pay to have Tom Brady sign your football?

Winter Walk organizers Paul English, Ari Barbanell, and Robyn Glaser.


Hundreds step up for inaugural Winter Walk

More than 500 people gathered in Copley Square for the 2-mile trek to raise funds for and awareness of homelessness.

Lady Gaga (pictured in performance Sunday at the 59th Grammy Awards) will play Fenway Park Sept. 1 and 2.


Lady Gaga adds another Fenway show

If you didn’t get tickets to her first sold-out Fenway concert, don’t fret — there’s still hope..

Stoughton singer-songwriter Lori McKenna


More locals win Grammys

In addition to all those Berklee grads, plenty of other folks with Boston-area ties were honored with awards Sunday.

Former Walden exec Mike Flaherty wants to inspire young filmmakers with Epiphany Story Lab

Flaherty says he aims to produce a couple of movies a year, and hopefully a television series, but the main goal will be a film training program for kids.

Adele poses backstage at the Grammys with the five trophies she picked up Sunday night.


Quote of the day: Adele

The British songstress shed tears when she was given the Grammy for album of the year, and expressed praise for Beyoncé’s latest album, “Lemonade.”

From left: Ken Casey, Bobby Orr, and Brian Leetch at last year’s Claddagh Fund Celebrity Hockey Tournament.


Dropkick Murphys to host celebrity hockey tournament

Grab your skates and mark your calendar: The second annual Claddagh Fund tourney is April 29.

Metallica frontman James Hetfield and Lady Gaga during the band’s performance Sunday at the Grammys.


Metallica to play Gillette Stadium in May

Tickets go on sale Friday.

Jared Haibon (left) and Vinny Ventiera at Shrine Foxwoods.


‘Bachelor’ party at Foxwoods

Two reality TV stars from “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise” let loose at Foxwoods over the weekend.

Quote of the day: Clive Davis

Davis told People magazine that Whitney Houston is featured in a new documentary about his life. “It’s the fifth anniversary of her passing,” he said.

Matt Damon at the annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon on Monday in Beverly Hills.


Matt Damon heard the Clooney baby news before we did

Should we be surprised?

Danny Amendola, No. 80 of the New England Patriots, scores a two-point conversion against the Atlanta Falcons late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI.


Danny Amendola has (finally) joined Instagram

Welcome to the club, Number 80.

Rachel Platten performs on the runway at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on Thursday.


Rachel Platten, Bridget Moynahan, and Diane Guerrero ‘Go Red’ in NYC

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection celebration in New York drew some Boston-area names in elaborate ball gowns.

Brendan Alper, who created the dating app “Hater.”

Meet Brendan Alper, founder of dating app Hater

Brendan Alper, a Concord Academy and Brown University grad, believes that what you hate can bring you love.