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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 21: Amy Poehler attends the Paley Center For Media's 2019 PaleyFest LA

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The ‘Parks and Rec’ reunion was everything you hoped for

The cast and co-creator of “Parks and Recreation” reunited at PaleyFest.

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, actor Michael Che attends the

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Boston Calling organizers reveal details about Memorial Day Weekend festival

It’s not just about the music.

US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a scene from the documentary

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Samuel Adams’s latest brew is dedicated to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The brewery will celebrate with pints — and a planking contest.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez arrive for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. - After two years of dating, former New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez and singer/actress Jennifer Lopez are engaged to be married. On March 9, 2019 Lopez posted on Instagram the romantic picture of both their hands in the Bahamas sunset, she is wearing a huge diamond ring. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) / ALTERNATIVE CROPHECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images

The PawSox have quite the plans for ‘celebrating’ Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez’s engagement

Ben Affleck is involved.

Hometown heroes Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein return from Los Angeles to screen their new film

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These longtime fixtures of the arts scene fled for LA. Now they’re back to screen new film ‘Clickbait’

For Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola, leaving Boston behind to pursue filmmaking careers in Los Angeles wasn’t easy.

31petfriendly - The Vanderbilt Grace in Newport, Rhode Island. (Handout)

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‘The Bachelorette’ starts filming in Newport, R.I.

Will roses be given out in New England?

Mindy Kaling.

Cambridge native Mindy Kaling is creating a Netflix show inspired by her childhood

The streaming coming-of-age comedy will center around the “complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Kaling’s own childhood.”

Anita Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 11, 1991.

Anita Hill to receive PEN America’s ‘Courage Award’

Hill has been named the winner of this year’s Courage Award from the literary and human-rights organization PEN America, which lauds champions of free expression.

Hazel Doupe in “Float Like a Butterfly.”

5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Here are ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city this weekend.

6/8/05 -- Derek Sanderson (left) Bobby Orr (middle) and Phil Esposito -- May 10, 1970 photo

How you could land a role in a local screenwriter’s movie about a Bruins legend

Casey Sherman is looking for local actors to read for his Derek Sanderson biopic.

Yayoi Kusama pictured with her work LOVE IS CALLING, 2013 during her solo exhibition I Who Have Arrived In Heaven at David Zwirner, New York, 2013. © YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai; Victoria Miro, London/Venice

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ICA announces details of Yayoi Kusama exhibition

The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston will present Yayoi Kusama’s “LOVE IS CALLING” starting Sept. 24, according to ICA director Jill Medvedow. 

Robert De Niro introduces a performance by Bruce Springsteen at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)

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You could grab a drink with Robert De Niro in Boston

The Oscar winner is hosting an exclusive cocktail party — and Tribeca Film Institute fund-raiser — in Boston with Chazz Palminteri.

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, author of “Sweet Caroline,” performing in 1982.

‘Sweet Caroline,’ other recordings join National Recording Registry

Neil Diamond’s hit joins 24 other recordings into the National Recording Registry.

An image from Season 2 of “Stranger Things.” Pictured: Gaten Matarazzo, Winona Ryder, Sadie Sink, and Noah Schnapp. The trailer for Season 3 of the wildly popular Netflix show was released Wednesday.

The ‘Stranger Things’ season 3 trailer’s out and the kids look to be living in a teenage wasteland

By noon Wednesday, the new trailer already had almost half a million views and was trending on Twitter.

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Books on prison system, death penalty win J. Anthony Lukas prizes

The Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard announced the awards Wednesday.

Judge Gail Simmons poses at the A Night with

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James Beard Foundation announces leadership awards, including one for Northampton organization

On Tuesday, the JBF announced recipients of the 2019 Leadership Awards, which included The Pioneer Valley Workers Center in Northampton.

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John Slattery is returning to television

The “Mad Men” star will play a “brilliant but paranoid” tech guru in a pilot for Fox.

Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer.

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Amy Schumer talks about pregnancy and her husband, Chris Fischer

Just before the premiere of her new Netflix stand-up special “Growing,” comedian Amy Schumer wrote a heartfelt Instagram post thanking everyone involved, including husband Chris Fischer.

WGBH's Phil Redo. (WGBH)

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After a 40-year career in radio, WGBH’s Phil Redo is moving on

The general manager for radio and local news joined WGBH a decade ago.

Patti Smith performed in Utrecht in January.

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Patti Smith to perform at the Orpheum in April

Patti Smith, the legendary singer-songwriter and punk rock poet, is scheduled to perform at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday, April 26.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 01: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Recording artist George Strait performs as part of his Strait to Vegas engagements at T-Mobile Arena on February 01, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Essential Broadcast Media)

George Strait and Blake Shelton will play Gillette Stadium this summer

The country stars will visit the home of the Patriots in August.

The original Aerosmith tour van was found in Chesterfield and was featured on “American Pickers.”

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Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford discusses the history of the band’s original tour van

“Something was taking root in the streets of Boston,” he said on the History Channel’s “American Pickers.”

19names - ***LOW RES - do not use wider than 2 columns*** - Rob Gronkowski at Maham Yoga Studio in Miami Beach. (Omar Kelly)

Rob Gronkowski got loose at a yoga class in Miami Beach over the weekend

Is hot yoga TB12-approved?

FILE - In this July 25, 2016 file photo, Donna Brazile, interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, appears on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. CNN says it is

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Fox News hires Donna Brazile as political contributor

Fox News says it has hired former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile as a political commentator.

Conor McGregor at the Bruins game Saturday.

Conor McGregor leaves St. Patrick’s Day Parade early after fans spill into street to greet his vehicle

“They’re coming right onto the street, they can’t contain it,” a visibly delighted McGregor said in a video clip from the parade posted to his official Instagram account.

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MFA celebrates ‘Gender Bending Fashion’ exhibition

It is the first major museum show to examine the relationship between fashion and gender.

Join Chris Evans on the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ red carpet

The Sudbury native has partnered with Boston-area organization Christopher’s Haven, which provides temporary housing for families of children receiving cancer treatment at local hospitals.

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Stephen King, Peter Straub’s ‘The Talisman’ to be made into a movie

After more than 30 years of speculation, Stephen King and Peter Straub’s novel, “The Talisman,” is finally hitting the big screen.

The big orange dinosaur in Saugus is now holding a giant replica doughnut — an advertisement for a nearby shop.

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Big orange dinosaur on Route 1 had a temporary sidekick: a giant glowing doughnut

The glazed doughnut was fastened to the tiny arms of the tyrannosaur by the folks at Kane’s Donuts, who recently opened a second location nearby.

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Celtics center Al Horford gets into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit

Horford got in the holiday spirit Wednesday afternoon with Boston Fire Department’s Ladder 19 in South Boston.

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel.

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Captain Marvel appears in new ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer

Marvel dropped the new trailer for “Avengers: Endgame” Thursday morning, and there’s a lot to process.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Host Kelly Clarkson speaks onstage during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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A local woman got a huge surprise during Kelly Clarkson’s Boston show

“It was the best night of my life by far.”

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‘I’m in such a great place:’ Ben Affleck discusses recovery with Ellen DeGeneres

The Cambridge native also talked about his new movie “Triple Frontier,” his back tattoo, and why he’s been wearing a Dodgers hat.

FILE -- Diane Paulus, the artistic director of the American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University, and a prominent Broadway director, in New York, May 3, 2016. Despite being at the worldÕs wealthiest university, the acting institute's students receive modest financial aid and leave with a median of $78,000 in debt in exchange for a master of liberal arts degree from the Harvard Extension School. (Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)

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ART gala to celebrate Diane Paulus and Drew Gilpin Faust

The event will toast the 10th anniversary season of artistic director Diane Paulus and honor Harvard President Emerita Drew Gilpin Faust.

Maria Menounos arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

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Maria Menounos keeps the focus on wellness after health scare

Since being diagnosed with a brain tumor and having it removed in 2017, the media personality and Medford native has been candid about the importance of health and wellness.

Boston Bruins’ Derek Sanderson (17), and Minnesota North Stars’ Lou Nanne (23), battle for puck in second period of their National Hockey League game on Thursday, Dec. 14, 1973 at Boston Garden. Boston won the game 4-2. (AP Photo) -- 1125sanderson

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A movie about Bruins legend Derek Sanderson is in the works

A member of the “Big Bad Bruins” will be portrayed on the big-screen in “Turk.”

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 06: (L-R) J.C. Chandor, Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck, Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Isaac attend Triple Frontier European Special Screening at Callao Cinema on March 6, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Samuel de Roman/Getty Images for Netflix)

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J.C. Chandor on ‘Triple Frontier’ and working with Ben Affleck

The writer-director spoke about his biggest film to date, now streaming on Netflix.

FILE - In this April 14, 2018 file photo, Howard Stern speaks at the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland. The shock jock’s “Howard Stern Comes Again” will be published May 14, Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday. It’s his first book in more than 20 years, and was No. 1 on Amazon.com within hours of its announcement. Stern’s previous books, “Private Parts” and “Miss America,” both spent months on The New York Times’ bestseller list. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)

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Howard Stern soars to No. 1 on Amazon bestseller list; new book out this May

The shock jock’s ‘‘Howard Stern Comes Again’’ will be published May 14, Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday.

BOSTON, MA - 3/11/2019: L-R Garrett Harker the Proprietor & Partner of Eastern Standard & Island Creek Oyster Bar, Louis DiBiccari of Create Boston, David Bazirgan of Bambara, Brian Hillmer the executive chef Comm Servings, Andy Husbands from The Smoke Shop and David Waters CEO of Community Servings. A group of BOSTON CHEFS TO VOLUNTEER IN COMMUNITY SERVINGS KITCHEN (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: NAMES TOPIC 12namesServings

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Garrett Harker, Andy Husbands get things cooking at Community Servings

Chefs gathered Monday ahead of the nonprofit’s annual LifeSavor fund-raiser on March 28.

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017 file photo, Justin Timberlake performs at the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tenn. Timberlake previewed his new album “Man of the Woods” Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at a venue that was decorated with bushes and trees, and served ants coated in black garlic and rose oil and grasshoppers, showcasing the album’s theme. Timberlake, who will headline next month’s Super Bowl halftime show, worked again with his mega-producer Timbaland on the album. First single and album opener, “Filthy,” debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File) 02TimberlakeAlbum

Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Alex Lacamoire to receive honorary degrees from Berklee

The trio will be present at the music college’s commencement ceremony in May.

Verdine White with Earth Wind & Fire performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Manchester, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP).

Earth, Wind & Fire coming to Tanglewood this summer

The Grammy-winning band joins an already stacked summer lineup at the Lenox venue.

“The God Letter” from Albert Einstein.

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‘History Unfolds on Paper’ collector auctions Boston-based items

A host of Boston-related items from “Treasures from the Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper” are on auction at Bonhams through March 14.

(Photo by Scott Eisen/Boston Celtics)

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Alma Wahlberg has a ball at Tobin Community Center

Wahlberg family matriarch Alma Wahlberg hugs former Celtics power forward Leon Powe at a Senior Celtics Dance Party on Friday.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 29: Chef Samin Nosrat of 'Salt, Fat, Acid Heat' attends Netflix TCA 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Netflix)

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Samin Nosrat of ‘Salt Fat Acid Heat’ fame is coming to Boston

The Emerson Colonial Theatre announced Monday that the chef will be in town for a conversation and book signing on May 1. Tickets go on sale March 15.

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Winn honored at Jewish Community Center Greater Boston fund-raiser

The evening raised more than $750,000 for JCC programs.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez say they’re engaged.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez say they’re engaged

J-Rod is taking it to the next level.

Actor Jussie Smollett departed a Chicago jail last month.

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For Jussie Smollett, 1 story equals 16 felony counts

There are some explanations as to how the grand jury could have arrived at eight counts for the actor’s comments to a police officer and eight others for what he told a detective.

Monica Meunier,Jacqueline Budd, Kim Todd, and Minnie Baylor-Henry at Dress for Success Boston.

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Fashion fans attend Dress for Success Boston runway show

The nonprofit provides low-income women with professional clothing for job interviews.

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Amanda Palmer releases emotional song, music video about abortion

This week, the Lexington native put out both a new album, “There Will Be No Intermission,” and a music video for the album’s second single, “Voicemail to Jill.”

(L-R) Donny Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight and Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block perform on New Year's Eve on December 31, 2018 in Times Square, New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

Watch New Kids on the Block perform their biggest hits on ‘Good Morning America’

The boys in the band visited the show in honor of the 30th anniversary reissue of their breakout album.