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Alex Trebek says in video that he intends to return for season 36 of ‘Jeopardy!’

“I look forward to seeing you once again in September with all kinds of good stuff,” Trebek said.

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A book on the ‘unanswered questions’ of the Boston Marathon bombings is set to become a TV series

Two award-winning directors will team up to adapt Michele McPhee’s “Maximum Harm.”

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This Boston University student’s artwork inspired a Zach Braff short film

Sam West, a BU senior, won Adobe’s #MoviePosterMovie contest.

FILE - In this Friday, April 5, 2019 file photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York. A new study suggests that Fox News is obsessed with freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The liberal watchdog Media Matters for America counted more than 3,000 times the Bronx Democrat was mentioned on Fox News Channel and its sister Fox Business Network over a six-week period that ended earlier this month. Not a day went by where she wasn’t talked about. Fox noted that Ocasio-Cortez has been a star with many other media outlets, too. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Elizabeth Warren praises Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Time list of most influential people

“A year ago, she was taking orders across a bar,” Warren wrote. “Today, millions are taking cues from her.”

‘Today’ show co-anchor Hoda Kotb adopts baby girl

In a telephone call on Tuesday, the 54-year-old told her colleagues that she has adopted a second child.

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, actor Ryan Reynolds poses at a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Reynolds has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding student theatrical group. The actor who played the title role in 2016’s “Deadpool” will be roasted by the student group before being getting his pudding pot on Feb. 3. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Ryan Reynolds will film a movie in the Boston area this spring

Massachusetts residents will soon have another superhero actor in their midst.

Pete Davidson, left, arrives at the premiere of Netflix's

Pete Davidson and John Mulaney are performing together in Boston

Proceeds will go to a local soup kitchen.

Mindy Kaling of 'Late Night' attends The IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on location at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.


Mindy Kaling teams up with Priyanka Chopra for new comedy

Deadline reported that the movie will be a wedding comedy set in America and India — “Crazy Rich Asians’ meets ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’” the trade publication wrote.

Actor Jared Padalecki runs the 2019 Boston Marathon. (Adrianna Rosadio) 16names

‘Supernatural’ actors Jared and Genevieve Padalecki ran the 2019 Boston Marathon, and fans went wild

The celebrities attracted some serious support during the race.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Shawn Johnson and Andrew East attend Bohemian Rhapsody's Get Loud Extravaganza at Whiskey a Go Go on February 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)


Shawn Johnson planned to run the 2019 Boston Marathon, but can’t. It’s for a good reason

Fortunately, the Olympic gold medal gymnast’s absence is for a very happy reason.


Bill Belichick hosts event for marathon team

The Patriots coach and longtime girlfriend Linda Holliday stopped by Marathon Sports on Boylston Street to host a private meet-and-greet event for his foundation’s Boston Marathon team.

FILE - This March 18, 2014 file photo shows actress Amy Poehler at Paleyfest 2014 -


The trailer for Amy Poehler’s ‘Wine Country’ is finally here

The film follows a group of women who gather for a weekend to celebrate the 50th birthday of one of their longtime friends, Rebecca (played by Rachel Dratch).

4-4-2019 Boston, Mass 1200 guests 29th Annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Dinner held at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel, the event raised 3.75 million and will fund 4,000 scholarships. l. to R. Dinner Chairman Jim Judge, CEO OF Eversource Energy with Carolyn and Peter Lynch Award Honoree Dick Connolly Jr., Managing Director, The Connolly Group at Morgan Stanley. Photo by Bill Brett for the Boston Globe


29th annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Dinner Gala raises $3.75 million

Approximately 1,200 people gathered at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel for the event.

Chelsea Handler’s “sit-down” comedy show comes to the Orpheum Thursday.

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.

From left: Abby Wambach, Glennon Doyle, and Linda Henry at Explorateur Cafe on Wednesday.

Abby Wambach is pretty calm when watching her stepdaughters play soccer

The two-time Olympic gold medalist discussed overcoming failure and bad sideline parents.

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While Felicity Huffman wrangles with legal issues, husband William H. Macy digs into spring

A day after Huffman released a statement saying she will plead guilty in the college admissions scandal, Macy tackled a more mundane task: stocking up on garden equipment in sunny LA.

Author Margaret Atwood sits for a portait while promoting her new books


Margaret Atwood visits Boston to discuss ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ — and for opera’s opening night

Ahead of the East Coast premiere of Boston Lyric Opera’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the celebrated author will discuss the impact of her influential 1985 novel and its cultural resurgence on May 4.

(Left to right) Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Lorrie Higgins, John Akomfrah, Jill Medvedow, and Joyce Linehan


ICA raises $1.1 million at annual gala at the Watershed

The event — led by the ICA director Jill Medvedow and gala co-chairs Erica Gervais Pappendick, Ted Pappendick, Charlotte Cramer Wagner, and Herbert S. Wagner III — was in celebration of artist John Akomfrah.

This 1953 Boston police booking photo shows James


Casey Sherman, Dave Wedge to write new Whitey Bulger book, ‘Misery Mountain’

The book will chronicle the Bulger investigation, his eventual capture, and details from Bulger’s final hours.

American author Stephen King poses for photographers on November 13, 2013 in Paris, before a book signing event dedicated to the release of his new book


Julianne Moore to star in new TV series written by Stephen King

Moore has signed on to star in King’s new TV series, based on his hit novel “Lisey’s Story.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 07: Chris Evans speaks onstage during Marvel Studios'


Here’s why Chris Evans was meeting with members of Congress on Capitol Hill

“Guess the cat’s outta the bag,” Evans tweeted Saturday morning.

(Left to right) Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim, Get Konnected! Founder and AJC Board Member Colette Phillips, AJC New England Regional Director Robert Leikind, Diplomats Seder Co-Chairs Elizabeth and Dan Jick, and AJC Board President Jonathan Dorfman.


AJC New England holds 20th anniversary Diplomats Seder

Over 400 people from around the world celebrated the American Jewish Committee New England’s 20th Anniversary Diplomats Seder at the JFK Library last week.

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19th Annual Aspire Gala raises more than $2.7 million for autism research and care

More than 850 people gathered at the Four Seasons in support of the event.

Billie Eilish performs at the Uber Eats House during the South by Southwest Music Festival on March 16 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)


Billie Eilish, G-Eazy, Major Lazer to headline Mad Decent Block Party Festival at Gillette

The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival is coming to Gillette Stadium on July 20 and 21, and it sounds like it’s going be quite a scene.

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017 file photo, actor Channing Tatum arrives at the premiere of


Channing Tatum gets briefed on ‘Magic Mike’ musical: It opens in Boston

In a new video of rehearsals for the “Magic Mike” musical, Channing Tatum seems to do a double take when he hears the show is opening in Boston, not New York.

Keynote speaker Anna Hakobyan at Friday night's City of Smile gala in Waltham.


Gala raises nearly $150,000 for City of Smile foundation to help treat young cancer patients in Armenia

Anna Hakobyan, a former journalist and the wife of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, was the keynote speaker at the event, which raised money to treat Armenian children with cancer.

Bill Cosby.

Bill Cosby accusers who brought Mass. civil litigation have settled claims, court records show

Lawyers for the women who brought the litigation said that their clients had settled their claims against the fallen entertainer.

Betsy Wolfe, Sumayya Ali, Elizabeth Stanely, and Desi Oakley sing “Thank U” from Jagged Little Pill to Diane Paulus.


ART gala raises $1.4 million, honors Diane Paulus and Drew Gilpin Faust

More than 500 people gathered at the Boch Center Wang Theatre for the event.

Adam Sandler in 2014.


Adam Sandler to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ for the first time

The New Hampshire native and former cast member will make his hosting debut May 4.

Jameela Jamil was the keynote speaker at the Simmons Leadership Conference.


‘Good Place’ actress Jameela Jamil closes out Simmons Leadership Conference

The star of NBC’s “The Good Place” was the closing keynote speaker for the event.

Mick Jagger, shown in a 2017 photo.


Rep: Mick Jagger doing well after receiving medical treatment

A representative for the Rolling Stones frontman says he has successfully undergone treatment, though no details were provided.

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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.

Actors, from left to right, Diana Lin, writer/director Lulu Wang, Awkwafina, and Tzi Ma pose at the premiere of

Independent Film Festival Boston unveils a packed lineup

Two buzzy Sundance hits — “Luce” and “The Farewell” — will bookend this year’s festival, which runs April 24-May 1.

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Erin Gates celebrates the release of her new book

“Elements of Family Style” is the designer and author’s second book.

Ava DuVernay arrives at the 29th annual Producers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)


Ava DuVernay, Chelsea Clinton among Harvard’s ‘Vision & Justice’ participants

The conference, April 26-26, will look at the impact of the arts on issues of citizenship, race, and justice.


DJ Pauly D got some courtside love from Kyrie Irving

The Celtics star also stopped by the former “Jersey Shore” cast member’s show in the Seaport later Monday evening.

From left: Ming Tsai, Brian Arruda, and Daniel Boulud


Chefs Ming Tsai, Daniel Boulud gather for Spring Forward Dinner at Bar Boulud

While Bar Boulud is primarily known for its French cuisine, the event featured a wide variety of flavors and ingredients.

US singer Taylor Swift poses in the press room with her awards for Tour of the Year and Best Music Video during the 2019 iHeart Radio Music Awards at the Microsoft theatre on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP)CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images


Taylor Swift responds to crash at her Rhode Island home with ‘Getaway Car’ lyric

The pop star invoked the lyrics in response to a police chase Tuesday that ended with a stolen car crashing into the gates of her Westerly beachfront home.

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Former Globe reporter’s book on 9/11 attacks to become a TV series

A limited series based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s “Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11” is in the works for 2021.

FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows rapper Nipsey Hussle at an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif. Hussle was shot and killed Sunday, March 31, 2019 outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)


After death, Nipsey Hussle’s sales and streams soar

As the world mourns the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, more people are listening to his music: His sales and streams have increased since he died Sunday.

Cambridge MA 4/2/19 Christian Siriano, left listens to Laverne Cox during a roundtable discussion called,


Laverne Cox takes the stage at Harvard gender equity summit

The “Orange Is the New Black” star, along with designer Christian Siriano and LGBTQ and plus-size advocate Nicolette Mason, joined moderator Jess Weiner for a panel discussion Tuesday.

Boston, MA - 4/3/19 Lori Laughlin (cq) and her husband Mossimo Giannulli (cq) (green tie) leave court. More parents accused of bribery in the college admissions scandal appear at federal court. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 04collegescandal


In Boston, Lori Loughlin signs autographs, poses for pictures with fans

While she was in court on Wednesday, the actress could be seen reaching over and greeting the prosecutors who brought the case against her, smiling broadly and shaking their hands.

Actress Bridget Moynahan.


Bridget Moynahan opens up about her split with Tom Brady — and her new book

The “Blue Bloods” actress talks about getting through a particularly painful time in her new book, “Our Shoes, Our Selves: 40 Women, 40 Stories, 40 Pairs of Shoes.”

A police pursuit ended when a vehicle stolen in Connecticut crashed into the gate of Taylor Swift’s seaside mansion in Rhode Island.

Car chase ends at Taylor Swift’s house

Police say a car stolen in Connecticut crashed into the gates of singer Taylor Swift’s beachfront Rhode Island home.

Black Panther/T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) in the 2018 film


A local theater will let you watch all 22 Marvel movies in a row, including ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Is getting to see the newest Marvel movie early worth spending 57 consecutive hours in a theater?

Terri Lyne Carrington


Berklee ends Beantown Jazz Fest, partners with BAMS Fest

Berklee professor Terri Lyne Carrington, artistic director for the Beantown Jazz Festival, will cocurate BAMS Fest.

Patriots QB Tom Brady and Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes.


Patrick Mahomes dishes on conversation with Tom Brady during ‘Tonight Show’ appearance

Over two months have passed, but the Chiefs quarterback is still asked about his conversation with the Patriots quarterback following the AFC Championship.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg visited Greenville, S.C., last month. He’ll be at Northeastern University’s Blackman Auditorium on Wednesday.


Pete Buttigieg to speak at Northeastern on Wednesday

The South Bend, Ind., mayor and presidential hopeful will discuss millennials and their influence on the national political agenda.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: Laverne Cox speaks at the Women's March California 2019 on January 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Demonstrations are slated to take place in cities across the country in the third annual event aimed to highlight social change and celebrate women's rights around the world. (Photo by Sarah Morris/Getty Images)


Actress Laverne Cox to discuss gender equity at Harvard

Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox will be visiting Harvard University to talk about gender equity and stereotyping.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Chris Evans attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)


Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery shooting ‘Defending Jacob’ series near Boston

Film crews for “Defending Jacob” were spotted in Wellesley and Hudson.