Billy Joel dons Star of David jacket during NYC show encore
Monday’s performance by the Piano Man’ came more than a week after a rally by neo-Nazis and other groups in Charlottesville, Va., ended in deadly violence against counterprotesters.
Boston Comedy Arts Festival headliner list includes Aparna Nancherla
“We’re curating headliners and acts that can get meaningful conversations started,” said ImprovBoston artistic director Mike Descoteaux in a statement.
Mark Wahlberg is the highest-paid actor, according to Forbes
The highest-paid actress, Emma Stone, made about $42 million less than Wahlberg last year.
From Taylor Swift, another snake but no single
She wasn’t the only person to use the eclipse as a marketing tool this week.
Looks like Malia Obama has moved in at Harvard
President Obama was spotted at Harvest restaurant Monday and the timing lines up perfectly with freshman move-in day at the school.
Amy Schumer film remains in Boston as Hub once again stands in for New York
“I Feel Pretty” has filmed in Chinatown, the South End, Salisbury Beach, Lynn, and Dedham, and the Financial District may be next.
John Mayer performs at Mix 104.1’s Beach House
Angela Almada of Taunton, along with her friends and family, got to hear some of the former Berklee student’s hits.
Pedro Pascal might be around Boston this fall
A report indicated that the actor — who tweeted a shoutout to Boston over the weekend — will star with Denzel Washington in the sequel to “The Equalizer.”
End of an era at Jeannette Neill Dance Studio
The school founded by the beloved dance teacher will close its doors at the end of the month after 38 years.
Sebastian Junger to be honored at Provincetown Book Festival
The author of “The Perfect Storm” will be presented with the Rose Dorothea Award.
Ex-BC player brings Stanley Cup to alma mater
Brian Dumoulin of the champion Pittsburgh Penguins also dined with the Cup on the rooftop of Legal Harborside with friends and family.
For Taylor Swift, a blank space on social media
The pop star’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook page, and Tumblr have been all but obliterated. Why?
Peter Farrelly wants Sox to retire Tony C’s number
He supports the effort to get the slugger’s number retired.
Trump criticized at Martha’s Vineyard event
President Trump was criticized at a high-powered panel at this week’s Hutchins Forum on Martha’s Vineyard.
Trump’s cultural committee resigns en masse
Eagle-eyed readers of the resignation letter noted that the first letter of each paragraph spelled out “RESIST.”
HBO resolves latest hack
The network said in a statement Thursday that ‘‘the infringement on our social media accounts was recognized and rectified quickly.’’
Celts take kids to Canobie Lake Park
The annual outing benefits the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Scott Brown gets some culture down under
The former Massachusetts senator goes to the ballet.
Isaiah Thomas won’t be taking a knee during the national anthem
The Celtics guard says athletes should do what they believe is right, but that he plans on standing during the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” before games.
Bosstones’ anti-bigotry anthem ‘Let’s Face It’ is resurgent
Twenty years later, the Boston-bred ska band’s anthem is enjoying a resurgence after the deadly violence in Charlottesville.
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Injury to Tom Cruise puts sixth ‘Mission: Impossible’ film on hiatus
The star broke his ankle while performing a stunt for the film during its London-based shoot.
Big Freedia shakes her booty in P-Town
The Guinness World Record holder led a twerking class.
Billy Bush spotted on Nantucket
The disgraced former TV personality is apparently enjoying unemployment.
Casey Affleck says brother Ben won’t return as Batman
The “Manchester by the Sea” star made news while in town for the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. But he added “I was just kind of making that up.”
Casey Affleck throws first pitch before Red Sox game
Affleck took to the mound Tuesday before the game against the Cardinals.
Mindy Kaling discusses why pregnancy ‘is kind of a fun feeling’
The Cambridge-bred creator and star of “The Mindy Project” talks about her pregnancy on “Sunday Today.”
Tony C to be celebrated at Tony C’s
The event is planned as part of the 50th anniversary of the Red Sox’s “Impossible Dream” season.
Horovitz celebrates opening
The playwright, who is also directing the show, sealed the event with a kiss: He smooched his wife, Gillian.
Howard Jones (among other ’80s acts) thrills in Lynn
The Retro Futura show drew an enthusiastic crowd to the Lynn Auditorium.
Is an Acton-bred soccer star dating Aaron Rodgers?
The Green Bay Packers QB has apparently moved on from actress Olivia Munn.
‘Nova’ has its tightest deadline ever with Aug. 21 eclipse
“I used to do live television in earlier periods of my career,” said senior executive producer Paula S. Apsell, who’ll be running things that day. “This feels very much like it.”
Part of the Hub’s Hollywood past up for auction
Steve McQueen’s script for “The Thomas Crown Affair” is for sale.
Work by Somerville author is One City One Story pick
Daphne Kalotay’s “Relativity” is the centerpiece of the annual citywide reading event organized by the Boston Book Festival.
‘Scandal’ creator Shonda Rhimes to make new shows for Netflix
Rhimes wrote in a statement that she was grateful to ABC for giving her career a start, but she was looking forward to expanding her audience and ‘‘creative identity’’ with Netflix.
Make room on the shelf for massive new BSO box set
“Boston Symphony Orchestra: The Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon” contains 57 CDs, the label’s entire catalog of BSO recordings.
Belichick cover story is huge boon to N Magazine
Publisher Bruce A. Percelay says the Patriots coach put the publication “on another level.”
We love what Rob Gronkowski’s done with his hair
The Pats tight end has pigtails in his latest Tide commercial.
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Bruno Mars donates $1 million to Flint, Mich.
The Michigan city has had issues with its drinking water supply.
Connie Chung and Maury Povich feted on Cape
The couple were the guests of honor at the Heritage Museums & Garden’s Heritage Dinner in Sandwich.
Beach Boys, Boston Pops pitch in at Nantucket fund-raiser
Several familiar faces were spotted at the 21st annual Boston Pops on Nantucket concert — the single largest fund-raiser for Nantucket Cottage Hospital.
Ian Somerhalder talks fangs and vampires at Boston Comic Con
Most of the actor’s Q&A at the convention focused on his CW show, “The Vampire Diaries.”