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Billy Joel at a May concert in New York.

Celebrity News

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.

Aparna Nancherla


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 at the Chicago premiere of “Transformers: The Last Knight” in June.


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.

Taylor Swift


From Taylor Swift, another snake but no single

She wasn’t the only person to use the eclipse as a marketing tool this week.

Malia Obama at Harvard move in day Tuesday.


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 on Tremont Street earlier this month during the filming of “I Feel Pretty.”


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 at the Mix Beach House concert.


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 attended Comic-Con in San Diego last month.


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.”

Dancers gather at the studio with longtime teacher Jeannette Neill (in foreground, with glasses).


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


Sebastian Junger to be honored at Provincetown Book Festival

The author of “The Perfect Storm” will be presented with the Rose Dorothea Award.

Pittsburgh’s Brian Dumoulin hoisted the Cup on the ice in June.


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.

Taylor Swift


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?

From left: Richie Conigliaro, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, and David Doyle at Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill.


Peter Farrelly wants Sox to retire Tony C’s number

He supports the effort to get the slugger’s number retired.

Poet Rose Styron and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. at the Hutchins Forum on Martha's Vineyard.


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.


Needham native gets directorial debut in new comedy produced by Seth Rogen

Lee Eisenberg was a writer on “The Office.”

A bicyclist passes by the mural on Warren Street in Roxbury in 2015.


Heineken apologizes for using Roxbury mural to sell beer

The company has been working with artists to make amends.

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Trump helicopter spotted in Vermont, at exclusive resort

A Trump helicopter was seen in Barnard, Vt., on Monday.

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.”

Celebrity News

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

The Dropkick Murphys took time out from rocking to play a little football in Seattle.


Dropkick Murphys reenact Malcolm Butler’s goal line INT

Best of all, the band did it on the Seahawks’ home field.

US ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown


Scott Brown gets some culture down under

The former Massachusetts senator goes to the ballet.

“I just wish everybody would love and not hate,” says Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas.


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.

Mighty Mighty Bosstones frontman Dicky Barrett performing with the band in Boston in 2015.


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


Big Freedia shakes her booty in P-Town

The Guinness World Record holder led a twerking class.

“I Feel Pretty” costars Amy Schumer and Rory Scovel filming a scene on Salisbury Beach.


Amy Schumer films on Salisbury Beach then performs a benefit for Charlottesville victim

The actress was on the beach shooting “I Feel Pretty.”

Donald Trump and TV personality Billy Bush together at an event in 2004.


Billy Bush spotted on Nantucket

The disgraced former TV personality is apparently enjoying unemployment.

Omar Hakim is the new chairman of the percussion department at Berklee College of Music.


Drumming legend Omar Hakim joins Berklee as percussion department chair

Hakim has played with everyone

Casey Affleck checked his phone before throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Tuesday night.


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.”

Carl Crawford


Former Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford ain’t getting that ring back

The former ballplayer’s fiancee has called off their engagement.

Casey Affleck recorded a short video for a fan before he threw out the first pitch.


Casey Affleck throws first pitch before Red Sox game

Affleck took to the mound Tuesday before the game against the Cardinals.

Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff in “Children of a Lesser God” at Berkshire Theatre Group.


Revived by Berkshire Theater Group this summer, ‘Children of a Lesser God’ is returning to Broadway

“The Affair” actor Joshua Jackson will star.

Mindy Kaling in July.


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 Conigliaro on the ground after being beaned by California Angels’ pitcher Jack Hamilton at Fenway in 1967.


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.

Adrienne Isakovic and Howard Jones after the Retro Futura show at the Lynn Auditorium.


Howard Jones (among other ’80s acts) thrills in Lynn

The Retro Futura show drew an enthusiastic crowd to the Lynn Auditorium.

Former  President Barack Obama in July.


Obama’s tweet becomes second-most liked

The former president quoted Nelson Mandela after the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va.

Is NFL star Aaron Rodgers (above) dating Acton’s Marie Margolius?


Is an Acton-bred soccer star dating Aaron Rodgers?

The Green Bay Packers QB has apparently moved on from actress Olivia Munn.

 Paula S. Apsell wearing the NOVA Eclipse Over America glasses.


‘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.”

Steve McQueen in


Part of the Hub’s Hollywood past up for auction

Steve McQueen’s script for “The Thomas Crown Affair” is for sale.

Author Daphne Kalotay


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.

Shonda Rhimes

Celebrity News

‘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.

BSO music director Andris Nelsons leading the orchestra in 2016.


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.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick and girlfriend Linda Holliday on the cover of N Magazine.


Belichick cover story is huge boon to N Magazine

Publisher Bruce A. Percelay says the Patriots coach put the publication “on another level.”

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski — without pigtails.


We love what Rob Gronkowski’s done with his hair

The Pats tight end has pigtails in his latest Tide commercial.

Bruno Mars in concert in December 2016.

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Bruno Mars donates $1 million to Flint, Mich.

The Michigan city has had issues with its drinking water supply.

Maury Povich and Connie Chung.


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.

Pops conductor Keith Lockhart flanked by Beach Boys Mike Love (left) and Bruce Johnston.


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.

Boston, MA- August 11, 2017: Elias Winslow, 2, of Oxford, greets R2 D2 during Boston Comic Con at the at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA on August 11, 2017. Over 50,000 fans are expected to attend the event which runs through August 13. (CRAIG F. WALKER/GLOBE STAFF) section: Lifestyle reporter:


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.”