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Mass. 15-year-old Brynn Cartelli crowned the winner of ‘The Voice’

The Longmeadow native just became the youngest winner in the show’s history.

From left: Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, and Mindy Kaling at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


PR campaign starts for all-female ‘Ocean’s 8’ spinoff

The actresses posed for pics in New York Tuesday.

Tom Brady has claimed that he downs between 12 and 25 bottles of water a day.


Is TB12’s hydration theory all wet?

Scientists at McGill University say overhydrating can cause serious problems.

File-This June 1, 2017, file photo, author Stephen King speaks at Book Expo America in New York. There’s a whiff of horror about PEN America’s new Literary Service Award winner, it’s Stephen King. The literary and human rights organization will honor King with the award May 22 at the American Museum of Natural History. His new novel, “The Outsider,” is also published on that date. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)


Stephen King on sharks, Little League, and his new novel, ‘The Outsider’

On a regular day, the bad ideas will float away, but the good ones will stick around, King said.

Molly Shannon


Molly Shannon to be honored at Provincetown film fest

The comedian-actress will receive the Excellence in Acting Award, and the dramedy “Wild Nights With Emily,” in which she stars, will open the festival.

Soccer star Brandi Chastain was honored by the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame with this plaque, which is going to be redone.


Soccer star Brandi Chastain honored with plaque that doesn’t quite look like Brandi Chastain

As you might imagine, social media was eager to mock the award.

A woman left a hand-written message on a “tree of hope” in Manchester, England. Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of a deadly bombing in the city following an Ariana Grande concert; 22 people were killed.

Ariana Grande offers message of hope on anniversary of concert bombing

A bomb went off after Grande’s concert in Manchester, England, on May 22, 2017, killing 22 people.

names -- Michael Chiklis at BU commencement (Handout)


Chiklis tells BU grads art is more vital than ever

“The Shield” star graduated 33 years ago.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen at the Met Gala.


Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are selling their New York apartment

If you have a spare $13.95 million, it’s all yours.

Herbie Hancock (left) with NEC’s Ken Schaphorst at Jordan Hall.


Herbie Hancock honored at NEC commencement

Hancock, who had a science background at Grinnell College, also played with Donald Byrd, Coleman Hawkins, amd Miles Davis, and won more than a dozen Grammy Awards.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (center) in Windsor Castle with (back row, from left) Jasper Dyer; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Charles; Doria Ragland; Prince William; (center row, from left) Brian Mulroney; Prince Philip; Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Charlotte; Kate, Duchess of Cambridge; Prince George; Rylan Litt; John Mulroney; (front row, from left) Ivy Mulroney; Florence van Cutsem; Zalie Warren; Remi Litt.


First official royal wedding portrait released

Monday, Kensington Palace released several images, shot by celebrity photographer Alexi Lubomirski.

Meghan Markle’s bouquet at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey.

Britain basks in afterglow of the royal wedding

Good wishes for Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, poured in from around the world on Sunday.


Empowering moment at Pink Martini concert

At one point Friday night, lead singer China Forbes invited all the women in the crowd, which included state Attorney General Maura Healey, to the stage to sing “I Am Woman.”


A country-style salute

The Oak Ridge Boys sang the national anthem Sunday at Fenway.

From left: MassArt President David Nelson, and his wife, Kimberly; fashion design faculty member and alumnus James Mason; Joan White, founder and director of the Paris Fashion Institute; and Alex Bossi, an alumnus of MassArt and the Paris Fashion Institute.


At MassArt, a year-end showcase of excellence

The school held its annual fashion show over the weekend.

Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams will be a special guest at Boston’s annual Wounded Veterans Run Motorcycle Ride on Sunday.


Bikers to ride in support of wounded veterans

Marine Corps veteran Hershel “Woody” Williams will be a special guest at Boston’s annual Wounded Veterans Run Motorcycle Ride on Sunday.

Actor Malachi Weir and USES board chair Julia Johannsen


‘Billions’ actor helps raise funds for South End families

Malachi Weir was among the guests at United South End Settlements’ annual gala.

The “City on a Hill” cast includes (from left) Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Mark O’Brien, and Jonathan Tucker.


‘City on a Hill’ will let Kevin Chapman be stay-at-home actor

Showtime just announced it’s ordered 12 episodes of the Boston-based crime drama.

Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly at Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield.


Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly tips cap to Marshfield students

The reliever visited the Furnace Brook Middle School to congratulate students on their fund-raising for the Jimmy Fund.

BOSTON, MA - MAY 3: Rapper Meek Mill talks with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden on May 3, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the 76ers 108-103. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


Robert Kraft’s pal Meek Mill backs out of White House meeting

The rapper was believed to be going to the White House Friday to talk about prison reform.


Aaron Schlossberg once called a Mass. native ‘an ugly [expletive] foreigner’

Maybe you read about Aaron Schlossberg, the New York lawyer whose racist rant in a Manhattan restaurant went viral this week.

Actor Kevin Bacon will star in the new Showtime series “City on a Hill.”


Showtime orders 12 episodes of Boston-based crime drama ‘City on a Hill’

The series is based on an idea of Ben Affleck’s.

Indigo Girls Amy Ray (left) and Emily Saliers, with Cabot executive director J. Casey Soward.


Indigo Girls sell out the Cabot

The show was the fastest sellout since the venerable theater in Beverly reopened in 2014.

From left: Producers Nicole David and Lisa Erspamer, director Kevin MacDonald, executive producer Pat Houston, and her daughter, actress Rayah Houston, at a screening of


‘Whitney’ director says Bobby Brown ‘unwilling — or unable to really be honest’

The documentary about Whitney Houston premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Jeremy Piven in 2015


Jeremy Piven does stand-up now, and he’s coming to Boston

The “Entourage” actor has been accused of sexual misconduct.

Former Boston Herald columnist laments newsroom cuts

Bob McGovern paints a bleak picture.

Robert Kraft and Ricki Lander attended the Met Gala May 7 in New York.


Ricki Lander’s baby has an unusual name

The New York Post was the first to report it.

Tom Wolfe


Milton author’s memorable encounter with Tom Wolfe

Stephen Davis found himself sitting beside Tom Wolfe at the New York Book Fair in 1987, and that led to a conversation.

Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek in Jamaica.


Gronk and galpal kick back in Jamaica

The Patriots party boy, who turned 29 Monday, posted a picture of himself and Camille Kostek to Instagram.

Rapper T.I. attended a pre-Grammy party in New York earlier this year.

Rapper T.I. arrested outside his gated community near Atlanta

The rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, lost his key and the guard wouldn’t let him into the community.

Maura Tierney (pictured in “The Affair”)


Boston Arts Academy honoring alums and other notables to celebrate 20th anniversary

New Edition’s Michael Bivins and actresses Maura Tierney and Diane Guerrero are among those being recognized.

Patriots safety Devin McCourty (left), former Pats linebacker and BMC trustee Jerod Mayo, and the Rev. Liz Walker at the Boston Medical Center gala.


Jerod Mayo and Devin McCourty step up for Boston Medical Center gala

Governor Charlie Baker and Rev. Liz Walker were also on hand for the event, which raised $3.1 million for various hospital initiatives.

Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart


Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart to play the Wang Theatre

The comedians’ joint, seven-date tour stops in Boston for shows June 11, 12, and 13.

Author Junot Diaz


Professors criticize media for handling of Junot Diaz allegations

A letter published in the Chronicle of Higher Education alleges a “full-blown media-harassment campaign” against Diaz.


Should Steven Tyler be banned from Spotify like R. Kelly?

Spotify is pulling acts from its service as part of the company’s new Hate Content and Hateful Conduct policy, and a women’s group has some suggestions.

A scene from “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word.”


Pope Francis documentary screens at Coolidge

The Globe Docs series event included a lively discussion with three area theologians.

Lindsay Shookus (second from right) at an Emmys party last year with boyfriend Ben Affleck and (from left) Jeff Garlin, Charissa Thompson, and Larry David.


Ben Affleck’s girlfriend is happy to talk — except about Ben Affleck

Lindsay Shookus is featured in the new issue of Elle.

20SummerComedyPicks Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart Credit: Mathieu Bitton


Jon Stewart and Dave Chappelle announce comedy tour, with Boston dates in June

The comedians, each known for their respective shows on Comedy Central, will join forces for a handful of stand-up gigs next month.


MIT professor Eric Lander apologizes for praising controversial Nobel winner James Watson

In an e-mail to colleagues, Lander said he was aware of Watson’s racist and misogynist views and that he should not have toasted Watson for his role in the Human Genome Project.

Ricki Lander and Robert Kraft at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last week.


Robert Kraft’s girlfriend shares photo of her daughter

The Mother’s Day post is the first time Ricki Lander has publicly shared a picture of her daughter, whose name she hasn’t revealed.

Miss America 1948 Bea Waring and her husband, Bayard, with their daughter, actress Wendy Waring.


Gloucester Stage’s ‘Madame Defarge’ is a family affair

The leads in the new musical are married.


In Boston, Mary Steenburgen talked about her love for ‘Last Man’ — hours before its cancellation

The actress also talked about playing accordion on the comedy. “So I’ve played tons of ’80s and ’90s rock songs on the accordion, which is almost impossible to do, I will tell you that.”

Diane Guerrero receives an honorary degree at Regis College.


Actress Diane Guerrero tells Regis grads to speak up

The “Orange Is the New Black” actress delivered the commencement address.

John Cena talks about Nikki Bella on “Today.”


John Cena on split with Nikki Bella: ‘I still would love to have a family with Nicole’

The West Newbury native spoke for the first time on the break-up with Bella this morning.


A certain local sports team owner has a direct line to President Trump

Hint: It’s not Jeremy Jacobs or Wyc Grousbeck or John Henry.

Canadian rapper Drake.


Drake’s massive tour with Migos to hit Boston

The hip-hop heavyweights will play TD Garden Sept. 7-8.

Kyrie Irving (left) and Gordon Hayward (center) joined other boldfacers in the front row for Sunday’s game.


Celtics enjoy some celebrity support

Donnie Wahlberg, Robert Kraft, and some Patriots players were in the house for Sunday’s big win.

Carol Fulp (left), CEO of The Partnership, and Attorney General Maura Healey played police officers in a skit.


Local celebrities take the stage at Banned in Boston

Urban Improv’s signature fund-raising event, Banned in Boston, took over the House of Blues Friday night with performances by local celebrities, politicians, and community leaders.

Shara Hughes


A new mural is coming to the Greenway

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is partnering with the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum for a mural by acclaimed artist Shara Hughes.


Needham sisters honored at Evening at the Pops

The two received the Frank and Jean Ring Memorial Award in the Fight Against Diabetes.