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Ja Rule


Quote of the day: Ja Rule

After his inaugural Fyre Festival flopped, the rapper apologized on social media.

John Lithgow at Harvard.


John Lithgow picks up an award at Harvard

The actor/alum received the Harvard Arts Medal.

Abdisamad Adan (left) attends Harvard and Mubarik Mohamoud is enrolled at MIT.


‘60 Minutes’ story has Massachusetts connections

Sunday’s edition will feature Jonathan Starr, a former hedge fund manager from Worcester who founded a high school in one of the poorest places in the world.

Callie Crossley (left), Paul English, and Lyndia Downie.


Paul English revealed a surprise at the Pine Street Inn’s fund-raising breakfast

The cofounder of made a generous pledge.

Reebok’s “Authentic Sweat Shirt”


Reebok selling already-sweaty T-shirt

The T-shirt is a response to Nordstrom’s “mud-stained” jeans.

Ayla Brown went sky-diving in Tennessee.


Ayla Brown goes sky-diving

Like father, like daughter.


NECN apologizes for racially insensitive graphic

In a statement, the NBC-owned station said language in the graphic “was highly inappropriate and we regret the error.”

Singer Harry Styles


Harry Styles has set a Boston date

The former One Direction singer includes Boston on an abbreviated US tour.

Dr. Paul Farmer, cofounder of Partners in Health, with Simmons College Provost Katie Conboy.


Paul Farmer speaks at Simmons

The Partners in Health cofounder shares his expertise and experience with students.

Actor Mike Myers and his wife, Kelly.


Quote of the day: Mike Myers

To mark the 20th anniversary of “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” The Hollywood Reporter spoke to members of the cast about the possibility of making a fourth film.


David Muir comes back to Boston

The “ABC World News Tonight” anchor checked out his old cubicle at WCVB.

Tony Robbins


Tom Brady to speak at pricey Tony Robbins ‘wealth summit’

No. 12 will join the motivational speaker in Boston June 8.

WCVB-TV news director Paige Harrison


WCVB-TV reporters told to ‘move it’ while on camera

News director Paige Harrison wants reporters to “start walking and talking.”

Aaron Hernandez during his trial in March.

James Patterson plans true crime book on Aaron Hernandez

Patterson said in a statement that he was ‘‘stunned’’ by Hernandez’s death and wanted to know ‘‘what went wrong.’’


Jackie Kennedy’s diet secrets revealed

If you think Tom Brady’s diet is strict, then check out Jackie O’s...

Marianne Leone


Marianne Leone talks about her new memoir

The writer-actress will be at the Newburyport Literary Festival Saturday to read from the book.


Pats and Bruins cheer on the Celtics

Danny Amendola and Jimmy Garoppolo were among the many local sports stars who planned to attend Wednesday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls.

Serena Williams


Quote of the day: Serena Williams

Williams turned to Instagram to address “racist comments” allegedly made by fellow tennis star Ilie Nastase.

Bill Cosby, pictured departing a pretrial hearing earlier this month in Norristown, Pa.


Ahead of sexual assault trial, Bill Cosby tries to buff up his image

The 79-year-old comedian has launched what appears to be a major public relations campaign to repair his reputation.

A diary written by John F. Kennedy in 1945 was purchased by a bidder from Beverly.


JFK’s diary sells for $718,750 at auction

A collector from Beverly placed the winning bid.


Bobby Blaze back on the air at HOT 96.9

The veteran DJ will handle the weekday 3-7 p.m. shift.

Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein talks to media outside the West Wing of the White House in January.


Obama aide says he’d support Theo Epstein for president

David Axelrod doubts the former Red Sox GM would run, but thinks he’s got what it takes.

John Kerry and Teresa Heinz in 2004


John Kerry spends $11 million on exclusive Martha’s Vineyard property

The former secretary of state trades Nantucket for Martha’s Vineyard.

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards in February.


Dunaway felt guilty after Oscars goof

The actress talked about her infamous moment onstage with Warren Beatty.


Nantucket Film Festival announces 2017 lineup

The film festival kicks off June 21.

From left: Lorrie Higgins, Mayor Walsh’s longtime girlfriend; Mayor Martin J. Walsh; and Huntington trustee Betsy Epstein.


Billy Porter keeps it real at Huntington Theater gala

The Tony winner received the Wimberly Award.

From left: Michelle Wie, Nickole Raymond, and Jeehae Lee.


Michelle Wie attends wedding on Nantucket

The golfer struck a pose at a friend’s nuptials.



Quote of the day: Madonna

Have you heard that a biopic about Madonna is in the works? Apparently she is not happy about it, and had no problem expressing her frustration on Instagram.

John F. Kennedy as a Harvard student in 1937, eight years before he wrote the diary that will be auctioned Wednesday.


JFK’s personal diary is going on the auction block

A young John F. Kennedy wrote in this journal during the summer of 1945.

From left: Theo Epstein, Paul Epstein, Bill Janovitz, REM’s Mike Mills, actor Mike O'Malley, and Peter Gammons at the annual Hot Stove Cool Music concert in 2014.


Hot Stove Cool Music performer calls out ticket brokers for pricey markup

Buffalo Tom’s Bill Janovitz used social media to shame ticket brokers.

Eliza Dushku speaking at HUBweek last year.


‘Buffy’ actress Eliza Dushku has her next project lined up

It’s a TV series based on a series of fantasy novels


Peter Palandjian honors his mother with tennis coaching endowment at Harvard

The former tennis pro, now chairman and CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corp., is a Harvard alum who was a two-time captain of the Crimson.


Ben Mezrich is a best-selling author; his son is famous for Toilet Trouble

Hasbro’s bump in sales is due in part to the success of the game, and the Mezrich family is pretty excited.

Beyoncé performed at the Grammy Awards.


Berklee students will benefit from Beyoncé’s new scholarship

Four schools, including Berklee College of Music, will award one scholarship per year to female students.


BPL honors Appiah, Faludi, and others

The library’s annual Literary Lights awards dinner was held over the weekend.


VIPs drop by New England Aquarium

A former congresswoman and a clutch ballplayer spend a few hours at the fishbowl.


Megyn Kelly’s NBC show to debut in June?

The former Fox News host set to return to TV.

Shania Twain at the Billboard Music Awards in 2014.


Quote of the day: Shania Twain

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter revealed that her first album was Michael Jackson’s “Off The Wall,” and her first concert was Van Halen.

Alex Gitungano (left) and Leo Ikoribitangaza with Eve Alpern of Berklee College of Music.


Berklee honors Alex Gitungano and Michelle Wu with Urban Service Awards

Berklee College of Music hosted its annual Berklee Urban Service Awards on Saturday.

Sting performing in March in Germany.


Sting to play at Tanglewood

The former Police frontman will play at the BSO’s Berkshires abode in August.

Kendrick Lamar performed a headlining set at Coachella over the weekend.


What’s the date of Kendrick Lamar’s show in Boston?

The rapper has released the itinerary for his 17-date tour, which includes a stop at TD Garden.

From left: Writer and director Imraan Ismail, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, and writer and director Kathryn Bigelow onstage at the Tribeca Film Festival.


‘Furious’ still dominates; Clinton surprises at Tribeca

Celebrity news from the weekend.

From left: Mitch Moreland’s wife, Susannah; Dave Dombrowski’s wife, Karie; and Drew Pomeranz’s wife, Carolyn, at the Taj Hotel.


Red Sox wives turn out for cancer center benefit

The event was one of many celebrity sightings around town.

From left: Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, and Yo-Yo Ma at Symphony Hall.


Ma, Meyer, and Thile cast a spell at Symphony Hall

The master performers played selections from “Bach Trios.”


Former WHDH-TV reporter says Roger Ailes sexually harassed her

Alisyn Camerota talked to CNN about Ailes’s behavior.

Independent Film Festival Boston’s Nancy Campbell and Brian Tamm in 2015.


Independent Film Festival Boston is ready to roll despite fire

House fire is a personal setback for IFFB organizers but it won’t affect festival.

From left: Pauline Bilsky, saxophonist Grace Kelly, and Fred Taylor together at the dinner hosted by Bilsky and Don Carlson to honor Taylor for his decades of work shaping Boston’s jazz scene.


Scholarship in Fred Taylor’s name announced at JazzBoston event

The jazz impresario feted at dinner Friday night.

Anita Shreve


Author Anita Shreve cancels book tour to tend to health

The best-selling scribe reveals she‘ll be undergoing chemotherapy.

Chris Evans


Chris Evans is headed to Broadway

The actor will star in “Lobby Hero,” a play written by Kenneth Lonergan.

Tom Brady was not with the Patriots when the Super Bowl champs visited the White House this week.


Did Brady skip the White House at the urging of Gisele?

Gisele Bundchen is not a big fan of President Trump.