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MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki at UMass Lowell.


Talking politics with Steve Kornacki

Given the current political climate, there’s plenty to discuss.

Doretta chef Brendan Pelley and Celebrity Page TV’s Sonia Isabelle.


WCVB and Celebrity Page TV host holiday soiree

After the official tree lighting on Boston Common, the holiday festivities continued at this after-party.

Quote of the day: Chelsea Handler

You’ll never guess what’s in her closet.

Celtics (from left) coach Brad Stevens, Jonas Jerebko, Terry Rozier, and Smart with kids (from left) William, Michael, and Andy.


Celtics visit to Boston Children’s Hospital helps patients rebound

The C’s score big smiles from youngsters

The official opening at Eataly on Tuesday was well attended.


Eataly Boston draws big crowds

Company officials said Eataly will be closed on Monday to allow the staff “to rest for the day.”

Casey Affleck (left) and John Cena.


John Cena and Casey Affleck tapped to host ‘SNL’

The pair will host on successive weeks

Jay Z performs in Cleveland earlier this month.


Jay Z’s homies coming to Concepts in Cambridge Sunday

Emory Jones and Kareem “Biggs” Burke will mark the anniversary of “Reasonable Doubt.”

Anton Yelchin at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013.


Anton Yelchin’s last movie, made in Mass., will premiere at Sundance

The 27-year-old actor made “Thoroughbread” just before he died in June.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher in October.

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher welcome second child

Kunis and Kutcher are parents for the second time.

Quote of the day: Naomie Harris

“I sort of made it my mission that I was going to make my choices based on portraying positive images of women in general, and black women in particular.”- Naomie Harris, actress, explaining why she was initially reluctant to play a drug addict in “Moonlight.”

Mike Bivins, Ricky Bell, and Ronnie DeVoe at the Park Plaza Hotel on Thursday.


‘New Edition Story’ rings true for group members

The 6-hour miniseries will air on BET January.


Boston’s Bryan Rafanelli decorates the White House, maybe for the final time

A close friend of the Clintons, the party planner may not handle arrangements in the Trump White House.


It’s back to school for composer Matt Aucoin

Medfield High grad drops some knowledge on high school kids.


Model who filed paternity suit against Julian Edelman has the baby

The Patriots receiver apparently flew to Los Angeles to meet the little one.

Carole Charnow (left) and Nancy Kerrigan (right) at Boston Children’s Museum.

Here and there

A roundup of celebrity sightings in and around Boston.

Quote of the day: Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston slammed the tabloid press on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and is calling for a boycott. “We have to stop buying them,” she said.

Larry Lucchino with 8-year-old Jimmy Fund Clinic patient Alexa.


Larry Lucchino makes a special delivery at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Jimmy Fund chairman handed out golden retriever plush toys to patients on Wednesday.

Casey Affleck in “Manchester by the Sea.”


Manchester by the Sea enjoying all the attention

Merchants hope the movie’s success is good for business

Mark Wahlberg (right) with John C. Reilly in “Boogie Nights.”


‘Boogie Nights’ house up for sale

It could be all yours for the price of $1.49 million.

''Orange Is the New Black'' actress Diane Guerrero (left) with Alejandra St. Guillen of the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement at the Park Plaza Hotel.


Diane Guerrero returns to town for We Are Boston bash

The “Orange Is the New Black” actress shared her inspiring personal story.

Quote of the day: Kathy Griffin

- Kathy Griffin, comedian, dissing “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm.- Kathy Griffin, comedian, dissing “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm.

Jay Leno with Children’s Hospital patients Isabel (left) and Rachel.


Jay Leno hosts Boston Children’s Hospital benefit

The former “Tonight Show” host was back in town for the Champions for Children’s fund-raiser.

Diane Stern


Diane Stern leaves WBZ Radio after three decades

Former reporter and anchor reflects on her career

From left: Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, and Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block with their star on the Hollywood Walk of fame in 2014.


Birthday wishes for Jonathan Knight

The oldest member of New Kids on the Block turned 48 on Nov. 29.

Carly Simon at a recent book event for her memoir,


Carly Simon says all she wants to do is write protest songs

She laments the election

From left: Kevin Bacon, Mark Wahlberg, and John Goodman in “Patriots Day.”


John Goodman busts out a Boston accent

The actor appeared on “The Tonight Show” and gave a shout-out to Mark Wahlberg.

Casey Affleck (left) and Lucas Hedges in


‘Manchester by the Sea’ named best film by National Board of Review

Casey Affleck also took the Best Actor award for his role in the film.

Celtics player Terry Rozier at the Beethoven-Ohrenberger School on Tuesday.


Celtics stars past and present go to school

Celtics guard Terry Rozier was joined by Leon Powe and mascot “Lucky” the Leprechaun.

Kenny Chesney performing at Gillette Stadium in 2015.


Kenny Chesney adds another show at Gillette Stadium

Chesney is like the Gillette Stadium house band, having played there more times than any artist since it opened in 2002.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) calls an audible at the line of scrimmage against the New York Jets during the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Tom Brady’s son reviews dad’s play against ‘the green guys’

Six-year-old Bennie Brady interrupted a radio interview Monday to provide a little insight into the Patriots quarterback.

Jonathan Richman is best known for his song “Roadrunner.”


Jonathan Richman’s old friends in Boston

The singer and photographer Elsa Dorfman have known each for nearly 50 years

Victoria Secret models (front, from left): Elsa Hosk, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge, Martha Hunt, and Gigi Hadid.


This Lima is in Paris, not Peru

The Brazilian supermodel linked to Julian Edelman is in the City of Lights

Gronk to be honored at gala benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital

Pats tight end to receive an award at Champions for Children’s fund-raiser.


More celebrity news

Larry Wilmore signs with ABC Studios; a Prince celebration is planned for April 2017.


Harvard Lampoon celebrates new anthology

Funny former members at Harvard Bookstore Tuesday.

Quote of the day: Nicole Kidman

The actress reminisced about meeting her future (ex)husband while auditioning for the 1990 film “Days of Thunder.” “I remember walking in,” she said, “I remember being so nervous and seeing Tom Cruise drive up in a Porsche, I think it was.”


Celebrating with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Richard Lapchick, founder of Northeastern’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society, was with the NBA great when he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom last week.

Cuban-born trumpeter Arturo Sandoval hits the final high note of


A Castro critic was playing Scullers when he learned of the former Cuban leader’s death

Once off stage, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval rejoiced on social media.


Gisele Bundchen’s thankful for Patriots’ latest win

The supermodel marked Tom Brady’s 200th NFL victory on Twitter, after posting Instagram photos of her husband and the kids celebrating Thanksgiving.

Bill Belichick (pictured at a 2014 practice) is raffling off luxury suite tickets, autographed hoodies, and more to benefit his foundation.


Want to watch the Pats play the Ravens from Bill Belichick’s luxury suite?

The Patriots coach is raffling off four tickets, autographed hoodies, and more to benefit his foundation.

James Taylor returning to Fenway Park next summer

Taylor, who bides his time in the Berkshires when not on the road, will perform with Bonnie Raitt on Aug. 11.

Casey Affleck in the 2016 film MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, directed by Kenneth Lonergan. Photo credit: Claire Folger, Courtesy of Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions 11MoviesQuibs


Matt Damon discusses how a favor paid off for ‘Manchester by the Sea’

The film’s producer shares the story of how Kenneth Lonergan went from writer to writer-director.

From left: Danielle Kurkuvelos with her brother Alex and sister Pia, all of Danvers.


Marking milestones at the Mistletoe Ball

The Hellenic Women’s Club held its 70th annual gala Saturday while celebrating the organization’s 80th anniversary.

Steve Perry leads the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies at The Verve.


Cherry Poppin’ Daddies energize The Verve

The band known for “Zoot Suit Riot” played at the Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick venue on Friday.

From left: Hosts Adam and Tammy Devine of Hingham with Joe and Liz Lydon of Milton.

Dancing for a good cause at Boston’s Biggest Disco

All proceeds from the party at Royale nightclub went to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

Diane Guerrero


Tuesday will be Diane Guerrero Day in Boston

Mayor Marty Walsh will honor the “Orange Is the New Black” actress as part of the We Are Boston Gala.

Kellyanne Conway


Quote of the Day: Kellyanne Conway

Kellyanne Conway criticizes Mitt Romney for his lack of loyalty to Donald Trump during the presidential campaign.


‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’ returns

Taniya Nayak will return as co-host of the holiday decorating show.

Franklin Pierce


Franklin Pierce papers sold at auction

The New Hampshire Historical Society was one of the hopeful bidders.


Joe Biden spends Thanksgiving on Nantucket

The vice president continued his family’s longstanding tradition.