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Aretha Franklin Herb Ritts (American, 1952–2002) 1992 Photograph, gelatin silver print * Gift of Herb Ritts Foundation © Herb Ritts Foundation * Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Sweet sweet Aretha (since she’s been gone)

The Museum of Fine Arts pays tribute to the singer, who died last week, with an installation in its Sharf Visitor Center.

Nicole Fichera (left) and Erin Robertson in Hourglass.


‘Project Runway’ winner to launch a style and design pop-up in the Fenway

Erin Robertson and interior designer Nicole Fichera will open Hourglass — part boutique and part “content studio.”

Frankie Shaw as Bridgette Bird in SMILF (Season 1, Episode 01). - Photo: /SHOWTIME - Photo ID: SMILF_100_2504.R


Frankie Shaw thanks Cleveland Circle restaurants for letting her film ‘SMILF’

The Brookline native said she had “been going to your restaurants since I was a little girl.”

David Cross attends the second anniversary of Metrograph on March 22, 2018 in Lower Manhattan, New York. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZEDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images


David Cross show on at Utah college after ‘deeply offensive’ tweet

The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was “deeply offensive.”

Lindsay Shookus and Ben Affleck attended the HBO's Official 2017 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center.


Ben Affleck took a 22-year-old Playboy model to a Jack In The Box drive-through

Questions are swirling after the Massachusetts native was spotted out with a 22-year-old Playboy model.

Marty Balin (far left) says a botched tracheotomy ruined his musical career.


Jefferson Airplane co-founder: Botched surgery ruined career

Marty Balin is accusing a New York City hospital of destroying his musical career with a botched tracheotomy.


Channel 7’s Bri Eggers has a new forecast: Idaho

The WHDH meteorologist announced in a Facebook video Friday that she and her family are moving “Idahome,” as she calls it.

Celebrity seat cards were seen Friday during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards press tour at Radio City Music Hall.


MTV VMAs working to craft tribute for Aretha Franklin

The show plans on honoring Franklin’s legacy — it’s just not sure how it will do it.

David Hogg, co-author of #NeverAgain, discusses the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during an interview in New York, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Fourteen students and three staff members were fatally shot and multiple others wounded during the school massacre, on Feb. 14, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)


Maureen Dowd, David Hogg, Joi Ito announced as speakers for HUBweek 2018

The New York Times columnist, Parkland shooting survivor, and MIT Media Lab director are just three of the notable figures slated to appear at this year’s event.

Stan Lee in 2017.


Stan Lee gets 3-year restraining order against ex-adviser

The Marvel Comics mogul gets order against a former business manager extended for three years.

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Peek inside Olivia Culpo’s airy, chic Los Angeles loft

Rhode Island native Olivia Culpo lives on the West Coast these days, but she still brings a bit of “East Coast prep” to her LA loft.

6-22-2016 Boston, Mass. Annual Scholar Athlete Gala held at the TD Garden. L. to R. are Patriots Rob Gronkowski and his girlfriend Camille Kostek. photo by Bill Brett for

Camille Kostek grabs on-field photo — and on-field kisses — with Rob Gronkowski

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model shared a post-practice picture of the couple on Instagram. 

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, Mark Wahlberg arrives at the world premiere of

Game on, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon: Mark Wahlberg also has a McDonald’s Monopoly fraud project in the works

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are working on a feature film about the same story.


Elizabeth Banks set to produce, star in Prince story

The movie is the result of a Daily Beast piece from 2017, “When Prince Made a Chambermaid his Queen for the Day.”

Boston, MA - 9/14/2017 - Northeastern University student and folk musician Sidney Gish (cq) has landed an opening gig at The Sinclair. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 17Gish Reporter: XXX


Indie artist Sidney Gish was not prepared to have such a big year, but it’s ‘totally fine!’

We spoke to the local talent and Northeastern student ahead of her Holyoke show.

Foxborough-08/07/2018 The New England Patriots held training camp at their practice fields at Gillette Stadium. Wide reciever Eric Decker takes a break during practice. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Eric Decker and his family grabbed dinner at a local steakhouse

The Patriots wide receiver’s “lucky charms” were in Foxborough Tuesday.

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith performs on NBC's “Today” show at Rockefeller Center on August 15, 2018 in New York.


Aerosmith to launch residency in Las Vegas next year

The Grammy-winning band announced 18 shows for April, June and July. Tickets, priced from $75 to $750, go on sale Aug. 24.

19names - Keith Lockhart, conductor Ben Folds, special guest. Boston Pops at Symphony Hall in Boston, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (Winslow Townson)


Ben Folds presents master class, talks about his forthcoming book — all before the show

The musician sat down for one of his signature AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything . . . About Music) Q&A sessions, long before talking the stage at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion.

In the Pink in 1991


In the Pink reunites for a good cause

The hard rockers are raising funds for the one-time head of their fanclub.

Amy Schumer, left, and Chris Fischer arrive at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)


Amy Schumer celebrates 6 months of marriage to Mass. chef husband on Instagram

“I love you more every day. sorry my fart woke us up this morning,” the actress and comedian wrote in her Instagram caption.

Liev Schreiber.


Actor Liev Schreiber set to answer harassment charge

The “Ray Donovan” star is facing a harassment charge in suburban New York, where his lawyer says the actor is accused of shoving a photographer’s camera.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce and Jay-Z perform during a Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Cleveland. During a performance on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, Beyonce dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin’s hometown of Detroit. ( AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)


Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin’s hometown of Detroit.

Kerry Washington arrives at the Women In Film 2014 Crystal And Lucy Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)


Kerry Washington spends fun-filled family day in Boston

The “Scandal” star is in town to direct an episode of Southie-set “SMILF.”

Belmont, MA., 08/29/17, Former Boston Globe journalist, and current BU professor, Dick Lehr has a new book out for young adults called Trell. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff 14namesLehr Caption/Credit: Former Boston Globe journalist and current BU professor Dick Lehr. ÐSuzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Former Globe Spotlight reporter’s novel inspired by infamous Boston murder headed to big screen

Following Dick Lehr’s 2003 Globe article, a man was freed after more than a decade in prison.

Comedian Steve Sweeney plays a version of himself in the movie.


Steve Sweeney movie ‘Sweeney Killing Sweeney’ to open Boston Comedy Festival

The Boston native plays a version of himself: a guy who has the chance to make it big with a Los Angeles cable comedy special.

Olivia Munn looks on as Shin Lim works his magic on “America’s Got Talent.”


A Waltham magician amazes on ‘America’s Got Talent’

“A lot of magic feels like you’re trying to fool someone,” Shin Lim said. “[But] I’m trying to change the outlook on card magic — to make it more artistic, more visual.”

Michael and Kitty Dukakis took in the public art exhibit “Fog x FLO” along the Emerald Necklace.


‘Fog x FLO’ descends on the Emerald Necklace

Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the fog sculptures daily from dawn until dusk now through October 31.


Rachel Dratch suggests logo with local tie for Trump’s Space Force

The former “SNL” star tweeted a photo of the iconic spaceship image used by the band Boston on album covers since the 1970s.

“Dawnland” co-director Ben Pender-Cudlip, Dr. Mishy Lesser, gkisedtanamoogk, a Wampanoag from Mashpee, and executive producer Beth Murphy.


Woods Hole Film Festival is a wrap

More than 100 filmmakers and over 6,000 audience members attended the 27th annual gathering.

This image released by Netflix shows Rachel Morrison on the set of the film


Oscar-nominated, Cambridge-bred filmmaker shares powerful message about working while pregnant

“There’s a common misconception that likens pregnancy to some kind of disability,” Rachel Morrison wrote on Instagram.

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Watch classic episodes of Julia Child’s ‘The French Chef’ online thanks to WGBH

Craving a new show to binge-watch? Let Julia Child sate your appetite.

British actor Riz Ahmed arrives for the press line of Venom at Comic Con in San Diego, Californoa on July 20, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHRIS DELMASCHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images


Riz Ahmed set to star in new movie reportedly being produced in Boston

Variety was first to confirm that Ahmed will star opposite Olivia Cooke in “The Sound of Metal,” a music drama.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 08: Director Spike Lee attends the Premiere Of Focus Features'


What Spike Lee said to Barack Obama on a Martha’s Vineyard golf course

“I could see on his face — that shock,” Lee said in the latest Time cover story. “It was Aug. 12, year of our Lord, 2017.


Mitt Romney spotted at Logan Airport — with frozen yogurt

It doesn’t appear that Romney was in a rush as he strolled past an airport Wahlburgers.

Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (L), Marilyn Monroe, and President John F. Kennedy (R). (Cecil W. Stoughton, Courtesy of Lelands Auctions)


The only known photo of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe is up for auction

No photo was believed to have been taken of Monroe and Kennedy together the night she sang her unforgettable rendition of “Happy Birthday” — or ever.

FILE - This April 11, 2013 file photo shows actress Lindsay Lohan, a cast member in


Lindsay Lohan says women who share their #MeToo stories ‘look weak’

The actress told The Times of London that although she is “very supportive of women,” she couldn’t relate with the “attention-seekers” who are coming forward.

Casey Affleck.


Casey Affleck explains why he skipped the Oscars after harassment allegations resurfaced

With a new movie coming out this fall, Casey Affleck is speaking publicly about bowing out of presenting the best actress Oscar and past harassment allegations against him.

Actress Margot Kidder, in a 2000 file photo. Kidder's daughter says the Superman actress' death has been ruled a suicide.


‘Superman’ actress Margot Kidder’s death ruled a suicide

Her daughter said Wednesday it’s a relief to finally have the truth out.

Missy Elliott.

Missy Elliott praises Rhode Island woman’s karaoke version of ‘Work It’

Mary Halsey, of West Warwick, recently performed her version of the 2002 hit and posted the performance on her Facebook page.

Kerry Washington.

Why Kerry Washington is filming in Boston

“Oh HELLO Boston! So excited to be filming here,” the actress posted.

From left: NBA analyst Charles Barkley, Sean McDonough, Brigham Health President Betsy Nabel, an Gary Nabel, chief scientific officer and senior vice president at Sanofi.


Celebrities gather for Sean McDonough golf classic

A bevy of boldface names joined ESPN’s Sean McDonough for the two-day Sean McDonough Celebrity Golf Classic.

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Barack Obama wasn’t the only celebrity visiting Martha’s Vineyard

A pair of actors was also spotted on the island recently.

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Brad Pitt says he has given Jolie Pitt millions since split

Brad Pitt said in court documents Wednesday that he has given estranged wife Angelina Jolie Pitt more than $1 million since their separation two years ago, countering her assertion that he has paid “no meaningful child support.”

Brynn Cartelli 09Brynn. Credit : Kris Kinsley Hancock Caption: Brynn Cartelli performs at Cisco Brewery in Nantucket on Tuesday.


‘Voice’ winner Brynn Cartelli performs at Nantucket brewery alongside Drew Cole

Brynn Cartelli, season 14 winner of “The Voice,” performed Cisco Brewery Tuesday night.

FILE - In this Thursday, July 27, 2017, file photo, comedian Kevin Hart speaks to reporters as he arrives on the red carpet for Eat My Shorts at the Short Films Premiere at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. Three Xavier University of Louisiana students are among a group receiving scholarships thanks to actor and comedian Kevin Hart's


Comedian Kevin Hart awards scholarships to 3 Xavier students

Three Xavier University of Louisiana students are among a group receiving scholarships thanks to actor and comedian Kevin Hart’s “Help From the Hart Charity.”

President Bill Clinton holds a copy of


Bill Clinton’s debut novel is a million seller

‘‘The President is Missing,’’ a thriller co-written with James Patterson, has more than 1 million sales in North America alone.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 22: Carrie Underwood attends the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on June 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)


Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher expecting their second child

Carrie Underwood says her family is adding “another fish to our pond.”

Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen in an episode of “The Bachelorette.”


‘Bachelorette’ and new fiancé address Instagram controversy

Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen hope to move forward after Yrigoyen liked Instagram posts that mocked transgender people, feminists, and Parkland survivors.

The van, located in Chesterfield, was featured on an episode of the History Channel show “American Pickers.”


The original Aerosmith tour van found in Western Mass.

“It’s been like 40 years since we’ve been in this thing.”


UMass Amherst chef Tony Jung gets cooking on the ‘Today’ show

The university won Princeton Review’s Best Campus Food award for the third year in a row.