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Aerosmith mourns loss of Howard Kaufman

The band posted a statement on its Twitter feed after learning of the death of Howard Kaufman.

Chris Evans is raising money for local charity Christopher’s Haven.


Chris Evans took over a Somerville comic shop for a hilarious prank

It was part of the Sudbury native’s efforts to raise money for a local charity.

Comedian Bethany Van Delft was one of the performers at the Strand Theatre.


Scenes from ‘Together We Rise: A Counter-Inaugural Celebration of Resistance’

The Strand Theatre in Dorchester was packed Thursday night for the event put together by a collective of artists.


David Duchovny is coming to Brookline

The actor and author will be appearing at the Brookline Booksmith on Feb. 22.

Tom Barrack


Quote of the day: Tom Barrack

The chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee explains why Kanye West wasn’t asked to perform.

Alanis Morissette at the Rock in Rio Lisboa music festiva in 2008.


Former business manager admits he stole millions from Alanis

Alanis Morissette’s former business manager admitted this week he embezzled millions of the singer-songwriter’s dollars.


Chris Kimball sued by ex-wife after his exit from America’s Test Kitchen

Chris Kimball’s ex-wife Adrienne Kimball alleges the celebrity chef isn’t living up to the couple’s 2013 divorce agreement.

John Cleese (center) with Lesley University president Jeff Weiss and his wife, Gerri.


Here and there

A roundup of celebrity sightings and other news of note.


Watch Tom Brady try — and fail — to speak German

Don’t worry, the Patriots quarterback got some help from lineman Sebastian Vollmer.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh (pictured at a Dorchester rally in November) was presented with the 2017 Public Leadership in the Arts Award in Washington Thursday.


Conference of Mayors honors Walsh for his efforts to advance the arts

Boston’s mayor received a Public Leadership award Thursday in Washington.

Livingston Taylor (left) with Don Law at the Verb Hotel.


Carly Simon shows up for party for Livingston Taylor

The “You’re So Vain” singer has remained close to Livingston despite long ago divorcing his brother, James Taylor.


BC point-shaving scandal headed to the big screen

Movie follows earlier ESPN documentary about the scheme.

Fetty Wap at Big Night Entertainment Group’s anniversary party.


Here and there

A roundup of celebrity sightings and other news of note.

Al Gore


Quote of the day: Al Gore

The former vice president spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his December conversation with Donald Trump.

From left: Gary White and Matt Damon, cofounders of, and Ricardo Tadeu, African Zone president of AB InBev, in Davos, Switzerland.


Matt Damon attends the World Economic Forum in Davos

The actor talked about, the organization that he cofounded in 2009.

Jody Adams


Is ‘Top Chef’ spoiling American cuisine?

Jacques Pepin thinks so, but Jody Adams is not so sure.

From left: Patriots owner Robert Kraft, senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, and Richard LeFrak at the Chairman’s Global Dinner.


Kraft attends exclusive Trump soiree in DC

The Patriots owner is a friend of the president-elect.

Employees touch up a waxwork model of President-elect Donald Trump during a photocall to promote its unveiling at Madame Tussauds in central London.


Photos of Donald Trump wax replica released

A team of 20 artists worked for six months on the figure, with five weeks spent replicating Trump’s hair by individually placing each strand by hand.

Maine Governor Paul LePage.


Was Paul LePage’s comment lifted from an HBO show?

Before Paul LePage said African Americans should thank Republicans for freeing slaves, comedian David Cross did, on HBO’s “Mr. Show.”


Octavia Spencer named Hasty Pudding’s 2017 Woman of the Year

Spencer, who won an Oscar for “The Help,” stars in “Hidden Figures” and upcoming films “The Shack” and “Gifted.”


Belly bassist Gail Greenwood says ACA enabled her to get cancer treatment

The bassist has revealed she was battling cancer during the Boston band’s recent reunion tour, and she credits Obamacare with saving her life.

Judd Apatow


Quote of the day: Judd Apatow

The writer-director talks about why he won’t revisit his TV show “Freaks & Geeks.”

Stephen Register took to the court at TD Garden with Celtics Amir Johnson (left) and Kelly Olynyk.


Celtics sign a little man

The team made a wish come true for an 11-year-old from Needham.

Renée Elise Goldsberry shown attending a Golden Globe party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills earlier this month.


‘Hamilton’ cast member speaks at Northeastern

Renée Elise Goldsberry appears at MLK Jr. event.


Troquet is relocating to Boston’s Leather District

The restaurant at 140 Boylston St., which has been serving up modern French cuisine for 15 years, is relocating to South Street.

Marla Maples in Trump Tower in November.


Hair stylist to Marla Maples: No free services in exchange for Inauguration Day ‘exposure’

‘‘I was told they had a $300 budget for both of them for hair and makeup,’’ the hair stylist said.

Author-political commentator Melissa Harris-Perry (center) spoke at Phillips Academy Monday.


Speakers mark MLK Day

Author-political commentator Melissa Harris-Perry was at Phillips Academy.

Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding on the set of “I, Tonya.”


First look at Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding

There’s still no word on who may be playing Nancy Kerrigan in “I, Tonya.”

The best Boston accents in movies, according to Ben Affleck

“Mine, in ‘Good Will Hunting,’ ” Affleck jokingly said. “Way better than Matt’s.”

Watching Monday’s game were (from left) Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, Emilia Fazzalari, and Governor Charlie Baker.


Charlie Baker finds himself in the front row at the Garden

The governor had prime seats to catch the Celtics’ win over the Hornets on Monday.

Livingston Taylor (left) and James Taylor at Fenway Park in 2015.

City declares day for Livingston Taylor

Singer marking 50 years in the music business.

President Obama is presented with a personalized Chicago Cubs jersey by Anthony Rizzo (center) and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein (right).


Obama has a job for Theo Epstein

The president joked that maybe the baseball executive should lead the Democratic Party.

Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg in New York in December.


Peter Berg says Mark Wahlberg has ‘come through hell’

The “Patriots Day” director’s description of Dorchester may be hyperbole.

Trident Booksellers and Cafe on Newbury Street.


Trident Booksellers launches a program for fans of young adult lit

The kick-off event will be the first of the bookstore’s YA Passport Series, a campaign that will culminate with a block party in June.

Eddie Vedder performed at last year’s Chicago installment of Hot Stove Cool Music.


You’ll have to wait until April for Hot Stove Cool Music

The new date coincides with the Chicago Cubs’ visit to Boston.

Guster playing at the Burren in Davis Square early Monday morning.


Guster plays late-night show at the Burren

The Tufts-bred band was joined by friends from the LeeVees, Papas Fritas, and Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen at Larz Anderson Rink in Brookline.


Tom and Gisele watch their son skate

The Patriots QB and his supermodel spouse were spotted at Larz Anderson Rink in Brookline.

More celebrity news

Carrie Fisher won’t be digitally re-created in future ‘Star Wars’ films

Lucasfilm made the rare foray into the world of speculation by issuing a statement denying rumors there were plans to digitize the actress, who died Dec. 27.

Charlotte, Daniel, Julianna, and Elliot Bruce.


Boston Wine Festival kicks off in style

The opening reception drew more than 400 guests to the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Wharf Room Friday evening.


British animator holds model-making workshops for kids after ‘Wallace & Gromit’ screening

Merlin Crossingham was at Regent Theatre in Arlington and Belmont Media Center for events tied to Belmont World Film’s Family Festival.

Rob Gronkowski


Gronk has role in action film due out in February

The Patriots tight end will appear in “American Violence,” which stars Denise Richards, Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau, and Bruce Dern.

From left: Adam Gardner, Luke Reynolds, Brian Rosenworcel, and Ryan Miller of Guster at Boston Winter at City Hall Plaza.


Guster on ice — and bowling lanes

The alt-rockers — in town for four sold-out shows at the Paradise — invited fans to a skating party and a bowling outing over the weekend.

Ryan Reynolds, getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ryan Reynolds named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

Reynolds has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding student theatrical group.

Ben Affleck at the London premiere of


Days could be numbered for Affleck’s ‘Live by Night’

The gangster film is not getting enthusiastic reviews.


Watch Kevin Garnett get inked up on live TV

The former Celtics big man gets a neck tattoo.


Pablo Sandoval looks leaner in workout video

The Panda has dropped some pounds.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady


Get up close — very close — and personal with Tom Brady in new ad

The Patriots quarterback’s morning routine is pretty average, except for his bauhaus-styled home, immaculate kitchen, and of course, being Tom Brady.

Linda Bean, the granddaughter of L.L. Bean’s founder.


Andy Richter says don’t boycott L.L. Bean because that’s what Trump wants

The comedian thinks the president-elect is trying to harm the Maine retailer, not support it. Here’s why.

Jude Law


Quote of the day: Jude Law

The actor talks about the reason popes sometimes appear to be hunched over.


We’re jealous of Danny Picard’s sportscasting studio

It’s not every day that you see a state-of-the-art broadcasting studio located inside of a sporting goods store.