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names -- Pamela Franks has been named director of the William College Museum of Art, in Williamstown. (Handout)


Williams College names new museum director

Pamela Franks, senior deputy director and curator of modern and contemporary art at Yale University Art Gallery, was chosen.


Tom Brady, passing on OTAs, heads to Monaco Grand Prix

The Pats QB is a brand ambassador for Monaco Grand Prix race sponsor TAG Heuer.

Actor Chris Evans.


Chris Evans attends fund-raiser to support re-election bid of his uncle, Mike Capuano

The “Captain America” star’s mom is the sister of congressman Mike Capuano.

Here’s what Amy Poehler had to say about a potential ‘Parks and Recreation’ reunion

Burlington native Amy Poehler thinks the idea of a reunion show sounds “amazing.”

Natalie Portman backstage at the Brattle Theatre Thursday night.


Natalie Portman makes the scene at the Brattle

The actress came to town for the finale of the Boston Calling film fest that she curated.


Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez reveals she’s expecting a baby

The former fiancée of Aaron Hernandez has said who the father is.

Gwyneth Paltrow on Wednesday divulged more details on how Brad Pitt confronted Harvey Weinstein after the producer allegedly harassed the then-22-year-old actress

Gwyneth Paltrow says Brad Pitt threatened to kill Harvey Weinstein after she was allegedly harassed

The actress on Wednesday divulged more details on how Pitt confronted Harvey Weinstein after the producer allegedly sexually harassed her.

Roadie Bill Sullivan at the microphone as the Replacements' Paul Westerberg plays guitar at the Rat in 1984.


New book details the Replacements’ love of Boston — and the Rat

The band’s longtime roadie and unofficial fifth member, Bill Sullivan, has written a wild memoir.

Former White House photographer Pete Souza


Obama photographer gets book deal to diss Trump

Pete Souza’s popular Instagram account contrasting presidents 44 and 45 has led to “Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents.”

Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez.

Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez announces she’s expecting a baby

Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee made the announcement in a post on Instagram on Tuesday.

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT Mandatory Credit: Photo by BEN RUSHTON/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9454843h) Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei presents Law of the Journey, 2017, Sydney, Australia - 12 Mar 2018 Chinese contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei poses for a photograph in front of his installation 'Law of the Journey, 2017', featuring a giant inflatable boat filled with people wearing life-jackets made from PVC, ahead of the 21st Biennale of Sydney at Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Australia, 12 March 2018.


Artist-activist Ai Weiwei to visit Provincetown in July

He will have an exhibition at — and receive an award from — the Fine Arts Work Center.

Members of the Blue Man Group mimic Ursula the fur seal at the New England Aquarium.


Seal of approval for Blue Man Group

The performers got to meet Ursula, a northern fur seal, at New England Aquarium.

Honorees Andrew Dreyfus and Mala Rafik (left) with Liz Walker and Hall of fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley.

Boston Health Care for the Homeless honors two

Andrew Dreyfus, CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and attorney Mala Rafik were feted at the Medicine That Matters gala at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Sarah Silverman.


Sarah Silverman defends Louis C.K.

The comedian says her “brother” ought to be able to continue working.

Members of Harvard’s Class of ’68 celebrate the life and music of Bob Dylan as part of a reunion event called Underground 68.


Some in Harvard’s Class of ’68 still challenge the status quo

The more counterculturally-inclined among them have created Underground 68, a makeshift coffeehouse, as an alternative to the more formal reunion programs on campus.

Brynn Cartelli, winner of


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.