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Dweezil Zappa.


Quote of the day: Dweezil Zappa

Zappa, son of Frank Zappa, explaining that because of a family feud he must now perform under the name Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa, not Zappa Plays Zappa.

Will Ferrell ‘not pursuing’ Reagan film, says spokesman

Ferrell is not pursuing a film project about the late president, a spokesman for the actor said Friday.

Dr. S. Allen Counter (center), of the Harvard Foundation, unveils the portrait of Richard Theodore Greener.


Harvard unveils portrait of first African-American graduate

The painting of Richard Theodore Greener has been added to the Harvard Foundation’s portraiture collection.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut will receive the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award during a ceremony Sunday at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.


JFK Library Foundation to honor Conn. governor, Minn. high schooler

Dannel Malloy, Conn.’s chief executive, will receive the 2016 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.


Handel and Haydn Society sets Met debut

H+H will perform Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610” at the Met’s Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing in April.

Tom Brady and son Benjamin in New York Friday.


Still mum on suspension, Tom Brady steps out in New York

No. 12 joined wife Gisele Bundchen and the couple’s son and daughter for a church service on the Upper East Side.

John Davidson


Which ’80s TV host is performing at Club Passim?

You know him as the onetime host of “Hollywood Squares” and as a guest on “Love Boat.” But there’s another side of John Davidson.

Tobin Bell and Melanie Lynskey star in


Tobin Bell’s new indie flick at IFFBoston

The actor, who grew up in Weymouth, stars in “Rainbow Time.”

Chuck Palahniuk.


‘Fight Club’ author coming in July to promote sequel

Chuck Palahniuk won’t be reading or performing — it’s a signing only — and tickets must be purchased.

Laurie Lindeen, ex-wife of Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg, posted this picture on Facebook of their son, with the caption “Senior decision day!”


Paul Westerberg has almost reached father-of-college-student status

It’s hard to imagine the guy who’s written so many stellar songs about adolescence being the proud dad of a college-bound freshman.

Boston, MA - 4/28/2016 - Boston Celtics Legend Bill Russell laughs as he appears on the jumbotron during a break in the first quarter of Game 6 at TD Garden in Boston, MA April 28, 2016. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: Reporter:


Stars come out to watch Celtics Game 6

A number of pro athletes and celebrities snagged tickets to the Celtics game at TD Garden.

Actor Kristin Chenoweth, center, with, from left, David Sullivan, 12, of Charlestown, Brendan O'Brien, 8, of South Boston, Edan Zinn, 11, of Jamaica Plain, Charlotte Palmucci, 17, of Brookline and Zehava Younger, 14, of Beverly, at WGBH studios for the Boston Children?s Theatre Giving Voice Gala. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Names, stapleton)


Chenoweth honored at Boston Children’s gala

Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth was honored at the Boston Children’s Theatre’s “Giving Voice” gala.

Tess Gerritsen, before an appearance at Salem State University.


Author Tess Gerritsen’s new movie project is a family affair

“Island Zero” was written by Gerritsen, financed by she and her husband, and is directed by her son, Josh.

From left: Louise Dube, Room to Read chapter leader Janet Dracksdorf, and Lisa Mullins.


Sipping wine for a good cause

Lisa Mullins, host of WBUR’s “All Things Considered” was the special guest at a wine tasting hosted by Room to Read.

Boston Globe food critic Anthony Spinazzola cooking in the Globe cafeteria in 1980, when he offered to cook for some of Boston's top restaurateurs.


Celebrating the Spinazzola Culinary Center at NECAT

Anthony C. Spinazzola, a beloved wine and food writer for The Boston Globe, died in 1985.

Andrea Barrett.

Andrea Barrett earns Rea Award for short story writing

The Boston-born, Cape Cod-bred “Ship Fever” author teaches writing at Williams College.

Mark Wahlberg stars in the “Patriots Day” movie.


‘Patriots Day’ to film at closed Watertown police station

CBS Films is paying the town $60,000 to film there.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Gisele Bundchen Visits

Gisele Bundchen steers clear of Deflategate on ‘Tonight’

Instead, the supermodel taught Jimmy Fallon how to walk the runway.

Quote of the day: Gisele Bundchen

- Gisele Bundchen, supermodel wife of Tom Brady, talking about facing adversity.- Gisele Bundchen, supermodel wife of Tom Brady, talking about facing adversity.


Our Bodies Ourselves hires new executive director

It wasn’t so long ago that the group behind the groundbreaking book, “Our Bodies, Ourselves,” was fighting for its financial life.

Will Ferrell will play President Ronald Reagan in a new movie.


Will Ferrell to play Ronald Reagan

Will Ferrell, who played former President George W. Bush on “Saturday Night Live,” will see if he can do a decent Ronald Reagan impression.

Actress Ellen Page (left) and director Sian Heder at a screening of “Tallulah” in Los Angeles in March. Heder will receive the New Voices in Screenwriting Award at the Nantucket Film Festival.


Nantucket Film Festival announces more honorees

Molly Shannon, Sian Heder, Heidi Ewing, and Rachel Grady will be honored at the annual film fest.

Jake Gyllenhaal on the set of “Stronger” in Easton Wednesday.


Check out Jake Gyllenhaal on the set of ‘Stronger’

The actor was spotted filming a scene outside Buddy’s Union Villa in North Easton Wednesday.

Steven Tyler performing in Nashville in February.


Steven Tyler to headline LaconiaFest

Aerosmith’s lead singer will perform at the motorcycle music festival on June 15.

Jessica Alba, founder of The Honest Co., is shown in New York at an event for the company in March.


Jessica Alba’s company sued by nonprofit consumer group

The Organic Consumers Association has filed a lawsuit against The Honest Co., claiming that the company falsely labeled its premium infant formula as “organic.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Ictress Uzo Aduba attends The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_018 (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Turner)


Uzo Aduba’s biggest fan? Her second grade teacher.

Medfield’s own Uzo Aduba posted an adorable picture on Facebook Wednesday of the actress with her second-grade teacher.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, shown performing during the halftime show of Super Bowl XLVIII, are mentioned in a blog post that has gone viral.


Blogger’s post about harassment and Red Hot Chili Peppers goes viral

Julie Farman’s blog post recounted an incident that she says happened while working at Epic Records in LA.

Ric Flair, pictured with fellow wrestler Charlotte, in Germany in February.


Wrestling legend Ric Flair trips and falls at Logan Airport

The wrestler tripped and hit his head at Logan Airport and had to miss his flight, police said.

Rob Gronkowski.


Gronk’s Tinder tips

How does the notorious Patriots party boy Rob Gronkowski get a “date” on Tinder?

Bobby Orr (left) during the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in January.


Bobby Orr, Ken Casey to host celebrity hockey tourney

The hockey legend and the Dropkick Murphys singer will host the Claddagh Fund celebrity hockey tournament this weekend.

Michael Maso (left) and Matthew Teitelbaum.


Huntington Theatre Company gala draws a crowd

Huntington honored board chair Carol Deane at its annual gala at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Stephen Colbert.


Quote of the day: Stephen Colbert

Colbert, on his audience’s positive response to Tom Brady’s suspension being upheld.

The Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian delivers remarks at the grand opening of the Washington Post newsroom in Washington January 28, 2016. Rezaian was recently released from 18 months in prison in Iran. REUTERS/Gary Cameron


Reporter with ‘unique experiences in Iran’ among Nieman Fellows

Jason Rezaian of the Washington Post was held by the Iranian government for over a year on bogus espionage charges.

Brookline native Matthew Brown, who wrote and directed “The Man Who Knew Infinity.”


Brookline native Matthew Brown’s film opens April 29

Brown wrote “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” a movie starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel.

James Connolly, one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, worked in Boston as “a union organizer when it wasn’t a bad thing to be a union organizer,” Mayor Marty Walsh cracked.


Walsh makes a quip referencing grand jury investigation

He recalled “when it wasn’t a bad thing to be a union organizer” at a reception for the director of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre.

Actor-singer Patrick Wilson with senior Laura Peterson during a master class at Harvard.


Tony nominee Patrick Wilson leads master class at Harvard

Wilson led a class for four lucky students, one of whom had taken voice lessons from the actor’s mother.

Jerry O'Connell in a scene from Jay Craven's new film,


Jerry O’Connell filming scenes on Nantucket

Director Jay Craven is shooting his new film “Wetware,” and the cast includes O’Connell.

Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally are among the performers scheduled to be at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center this summer.


Broadway concert series coming to Martha’s Vineyard

Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Kristin Chenoweth, and Vanessa Williams are among the many stars on the slate.

Stephen Colbert, pictured in New York in February.


Stephen Colbert’s crowd cheers Brady’s suspension

Not everyone is upset that Tom Brady will start the season on the bench.

Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff.


Fans unhappy after Doug Flutie eliminated from ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Flutie and Karina Smirnoff were sent home at the end of the Week 6 show.

Jason Clarke will play Ted Kennedy in a film based on the Chappaquiddick car crash.


Jason Clarke is tapped to play Ted Kennedy

Clarke, known best for his role in “Zero Dark Thirty” will portray the late US senator in “Chappaquiddick.”

Andy Cohen.


Quote of the day: Andy Cohen

Bravo host, on the Kelly Ripa-Michael Strahan kerfuffle.

Watertown Police Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (left) with David Henneberry.


Owner of the boat where Tsarnaev hid visits ‘Patriots Day’ set

David Henneberry checked out the replica of his boat being used in the film.

Nicco Mele is the new director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.


Harvard’s Shorenstein Center names new director

Nicco Mele will lead the institute on media, politics, and public policy.

Actor Casey Affleck at the Los Angeles premiere of


Casey Affleck voices a bear in PETA campaign

While older brother Ben is busy as Batman, Casey Affleck is lending his voice to a creature with slightly rounder ears.

Mark Wahlberg attended the premiere of


Is Mark Wahlberg buying Gloucester mansion?

The 8,400-square-foot house, which features four bedrooms and four bathrooms, is listed for $6.38 million.

The Boylston Street set is being built on the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, now Southfield, for the movie about the Boston Marathon bombings.


Wahlberg’s ‘Patriots Day’ set to film Marathon bombings in South Weymouth

Word from the “Patriots Day” set is that director Peter Berg is ready to film the bombing scene.

New Edition members, sans Bobby Brown, in a 2014 photo.


Cast is set for New Edition biopic

BET has announced the child and adult actors who’ll portray the members of the Boston-bred group.

Ellen Pompeo


Ellen Pompeo talks ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ post-Patrick Dempsey

The Everett product discussed how the show has succeeded despite the departure of her costar during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

Bob Schieffer moderated a presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain in October 2008. Schieffer and David Hartman were honored by the New England Historic Genealogical Society on Friday.


Noted journalists receive lifetime achievement awards

Bob Schieffer and David Hartman were honored by the New England Historic Genealogical Society.