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Chicago police say ‘‘the trajectory of the investigation’’ into the reported attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has shifted.

Jussie Smollett says no truth he played role in attack

Attorneys for Smollett say there is no truth to reports that the ‘‘Empire’’ actor played a role in an assault on him last month by what he described as two men shouting homophobic and racial slurs.

Academy reverses plans, will air all awards live at Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had planned to present four awards during commercial breaks.

FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the

Chicago police arrest 2 suspects in attack on Jussie Smollett

A police spokesman said the suspects were arrested for ‘‘probable cause’’ of committing assault and battery on the “Empire” actor.

A bearded Julian Edelman reached for the Lombardo Trophy during last week’s parade through downtown Boston.


Missing Julian Edelman’s beard? You can own it.

Ellen DeGeneres has put the beard trimmings up for auction.

Producer Eliza Dushku attends a special screening of


Eliza Dushku is expecting her first child

Dushku revealed the news at a New York City screening of “Mapplethorpe,” the film Dushku produced about the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

SANTA BARBARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Dane Cook of 'American Typecast ' attends the Cinema Vanguard Award Presented by Belvedere Vodka Honoring Michael B. Jordan during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on February 7, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Dane Cook opens up about his 20-year-old girlfriend

“Sometimes I actually find myself saying, ‘Where has she been all my life?’” Cook told Jimmy Kimmel. “And then I realize she wasn’t alive for the first 26 years of it.”

From left, Actor Matt Damon, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and actor Ben Affleck watch Game 5 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Ben Affleck says his son doesn’t share his love for Boston sports teams

Affleck told Jimmy Kimmel about how he is proudly trying to force Boston fandom on the 6-year-old — and is being rebuffed: “Dad, you’re from Boston. I’m from LA.”


‘Cold Pursuit’ costar Julia Jones says ‘Twilight’ role was an education

For the Jamaica Plain-raised actress, playing werewolf Leah Clearwater in that blockbuster franchise was a whirlwind education in all things Hollywood. She hasn’t stopped learning.


Spielberg, Gaga, sign get-well card for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

An array of Hollywood heavyweights have a message for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Get well soon.

Director nominee for


Film academy issues statement amid backlash to changes

After news came out that four Oscars would be presented during commercials, the academy said all winners will still be included in the Feb. 24 broadcast.

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Amazon renews ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’ for a third season

Get ready for even more John Krasinski.

US actor Chris Evans poses on the red carpet arriving for the European Premiere of the film Captain America: Civil War in London on April 26, 2016 / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images


What did Chris Evans do to Canada?

An unflattering photo of the “Captain America” actor triggered a (good-natured) social media exchange.

Boston, MA - 2/05/2019 - New England Patriots wide receiver and Super Bowl LIII MVP Julian Edelman taps his heart and points to the fans to show his love during today's New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII Victory Parade. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Metro, Reporter: Globe Staff, Topic: 06parade, LOID: 8.5.332310335


Julian Edelman shares adorable Valentine’s Day tribute to his daughter on Instagram

It’s not just Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen expressing their love this Valentine’s Day.

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots kisses his wife Gisele Bündchen after the Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The New England Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)


Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen celebrate Valentine’s Day with romantic Instagram posts

The couple kept their social media declarations of affection short and sweet this year.

Ryan Adams


Report: Seven women claim singer Ryan Adams was inappropriate

A New York Times report says seven women claim singer-songwriter Ryan Adams offered to help them with their music careers but then turned things sexual, and he sometimes became emotional and verbally abusive.

Gronk teams with his brothers to visit young patients

Gronk joined a group of young patients and their parents for dancing and a lip synch battle.

Mystic Inscho (left) and Merritt David Janes in “School of Rock.”

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.

Los Angeles, CA 06/15/10: A couple of hours before the game, Celtics fan and comedian Dane Cook was already courtside in his green shirt. The Boston Celtics take on the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the NBA Finals at the Staples Center. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) section:sports slug:celtics16 26strong

Can comedian Dane Cook make it big — again?

Arlington native Dane Cook is setting out on tour with new material for the first time in years.

This April 18, 2018 photo shows Bill Cosby arriving for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown. Cosby has been moved to a general population unit as he serves three to 10 years in prison for sexual assault in Pennsylvania. The move comes after the 81-year-old Cosby spent about four months in special housing as he acclimated to the SCI-Phoenix in suburban Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)


Bill Cosby vows no remorse, even if he sits in prison 10 years

Cosby’s stance could leave him to serve the high end of a three- to 10-year prison term, since sex offenders often must show remorse to win parole.

Clockwise (from top left): Emily Blunt, Rihanna, Emma Stone, Lupita Nyong’o, Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard, Constance Wu, Kacey Musgraves, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Julia Roberts.


Ahead of the Oscars, People magazine names the most stylish stars

They are the A-listers who wow on the red carpet.

FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Charles Barkley joins the crowd before the start of the world welterweight championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. Emmy award-winning broadcaster Ernie Johnson delivers a behind-the-scenes look at friend and “Inside the NBA” colleague Charles Barkley in the latest PodcastOne Sports Now episode. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)


Charles Barkley gushes about Bill Belichick, Tom Brady on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Nothing, it seems, could have prepared Barkley for the moment he came face to face with quarterback Tom Brady.

2-9-2019 Boston, Mass. Hundreds of guests attended The Winter Ball and raised over 1 Million dollars for the Corey C. Griffin Fondation, the event was held at Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. L. to R. are Co-Chair Dani DeMarco, Courage award recipient Travor Noble, Courage Award Maliya Silveira a 5th grader at St. John Paul ii Catholic Academy Lower Mills Campus in Dorchester and Co-Chair Mark Gormley. Photo by Bill Brett for the Boston Globe.

Boston Winter Ball raises over $1 million

Hundreds of people attended Saturday’s benefit for the Corey C. Griffin Foundation.

Roberta Weiner and Josh Groban

Josh Groban, Robert Kraft among Discovery Celebration attendees

About 500 people attended the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Jimmy Fund’s 28th annual Discovery Celebration at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., over the weekend.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 10: Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon sit ringside during UFC234 at Rod Laver Arena on February 10, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)


Matt Damon and Chris Hemsworth sit ringside at UFC bout

“Imagine Thor and Jason Bourne in the octagon,” the official UFC Europe account tweeted.

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 20: Uma Thurman attends Boucheron cocktail party at Place Vendome on January 20, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Anthony Ghnassia/Getty Images for Boucheron)

Uma Thurman, Jesse Tyler Ferguson among stars to appear at Williamstown Theatre Festival

This summer’s shows will include Henrik Ibsen’s “Ghosts” and Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.”

Keith Lockhart rehearses with students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at the Broward Center, 2.10.19 (Ian Ibbetson photography)

Parkland students perform alongside Boston Pops

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School received a standing ovation during a performance Sunday by the Boston Pops in Fort Lauderdale.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - FEBRUARY 03: Gisele Bündchen celebrates New England Patriots 13-3 defeat over Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


More secrets to Brady’s success: healing stones, mantras, and listening to Gisele

Bundchen’s encouragement goes far beyond positive thinking and other stuff you might read on the flap copy for “The Secret.”

Actor Henry Golding poses on the red carpet at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Feb. 10, 2019.


Who should replace Ben Affleck as Batman? We have thoughts

Director Matt Reeves is seeking a new star for “The Batman,” set to hit theaters in 2021. So we came up with a short list.

Actor Sam J. Jones poses with members of the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival staff (from left): Elsa McLaughlin, Olivia Grant, and Tishna Lodi.


Actor Sam J. Jones talks about ‘Life After Flash’ documentary

After saving the universe in 1980 sci-fi classic “Flash Gordon,” the film’s charismatic star faded into obscurity. But why?

Photos: A look at some of the get-ups you saw on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards

Leon Bridges’s outfit stood out.

Cambridge, MA--02/08/2019--Milo Ventimiglia accepts the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man of the Year award Friday evening. (Nathan Klima for the Boston Globe) Topic: 10namesHasty Reporter:

‘This Is Us’ actor Milo Ventimiglia roasted at Harvard

“This Is Us” star Milo Ventimiglia was fêted and roasted at Harvard on Friday night as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals presented him with their 2019 Man of the Year award.

2-7-19 Boston, MA: Author Angie Thomas is pictured as she does a litttle dance as she takes the stage at an event at the Wilbur Theatre where she was promoting her book


Author Angie Thomas talks about her new book at the Wilbur

YA-star author Angie Thomas danced onto the stage at the Wilbur Theatre Thursday night for a conversation with Christina Tucker of the podcast “Unfriendly Black Hotties.”

From left to right, Patricia Savi, Pam Foley, Jay Leno, Richie Zapta, Doug Norman.


Jay Leno stopped by Regina Pizzeria in the North End

The former “Tonight Show” host stopped by for a few slices.

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The New England-born co-writer of ‘Shallow’ on why the ‘Star Is Born’ song is deeply personal

“I had to get myself help because I wasn’t really showing up for my life,” said Anthony Rossomando, founder of former Boston band the Damn Personals and co-writer of the Oscar-nominated song.

Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary’ to rise again at SXSW

This is the second film adaptation of the horror story, published in 1983.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 4, 2018 actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives for the 90th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. - Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, one of Hollywood's most eligible singles, is tying the knot. The 28-year-old


Jennifer Lawrence’s fiancé Cooke Moroney spent his childhood in Vermont

When Cooke was 2, James and Suki Maroney moved their family from Manhattan to Leicester to open an organic dairy farm.

Steven Tyler and Aerosmith perform.

Aerosmith is getting a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor the Boston-bred band with a star on Valentine’s Day.

Members of Mark Morris Dance Group perform Pepperland. (Mat Hayward)

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.

Boston 02/05/19 Rob Gronkowski had his t-shirt torn off as the boat made it by Berkley Street. Thousands of fans lined Boylston Street for the sixth New England Patriots Championship duckboat parade. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

Rob Gronkowski kept the post-parade celebration going at a Fort Point restaurant

No $500 bottle of wine this time, though.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees Jack Meyer, Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, William Forsythe, Executive Director Meredith


Boston Ballet Ball at The Castle raises $1.8 million

The gala celebrated Boston Ballet’s partnership with choreographer William Forsythe.

FILE - In this June 11, 2016 file photo, Steven Tyler performs at the CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. Tyler, a frontman for the rock band Aerosmith, released a country album, “We’re All Somebody From Somewhere.


Steven Tyler opens second Janie’s House, which provides support to young abuse survivors

The house, located in Tennessee, is named for Aerosmith’s 1989 hit “Janie’s Got a Gun,” which tells the story of a woman abused by her father. 

Actor Chris Evans.


What was Chris Evans doing on Capitol Hill?

The Sudbury native visited with several senators and offered the Patriots his congratulations in a photo with Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey.

Boston, MA -- 5/21/2017 - Former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz adjusted his cap during Boston University Commencement where he was awarded an honorary degree. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 22bu Reporter:


David Ortiz to serve as commencement speaker at Regis College

Big Papi will give the big speech this spring.

Rick Ross celebrated with Patriots players on Monday at The Grand.


‘Six rings!’: Patriots players partied with rapper Rick Ross on Monday night

Hours before the Patriots Super Bowl victory parade, a number of players stopped by the Grand on Monday night to celebrate.

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performed, shirtless, during the Super Bowl halftime show.


Twitter questions why Adam Levine can go shirtless at the Super Bowl after Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction

“Super Bowl halftime nipple rules feel inconsistent,” Katie Nolan tweeted.

Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers at


‘Big Night’ raises $3.5 million for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Night 2019, “A Big Night of Superheroes,” hosted over 1,100 guests for cocktails, musical performances, and fund-raising fun on Saturday night.

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots kisses his wife Gisele Bundchen after the Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Gisele Bundchen posts loving Instagram tribute to Tom Brady after Super Bowl win

“Congratulations Patriots! Congratulations my love!” she wrote on the social media platform.

Demi Lovato performs during March for Our Lives in 2018 in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Matt McClain

Demi Lovato deletes Twitter account over 21 Savage backlash

Lovato faced criticism that she was laughing at memes about 21 Savage, who was taken into custody by immigration authorities at the Super Bowl.

Liam Neeson said his reaction to a friend’s rape was “horrible.”


Liam Neeson said he wanted to kill a black person after his friend was raped

Neeson, who was promoting his new film, said he was ashamed to make the admission.

A shirtless Adam Levine took to the stage during Super Bowl 53’s halftime show.

Maroon 5 headlines Super Bowl halftime show

Hip-hop artists Travis Scott and Big Boi also were part of the performance.