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5 things to do in Boston this Memorial Day weekend

Here are ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city.

Actress Natalie Portman arrives for WE Day California at the Forum in Inglewood, California on April 25, 2019. - WE Day is the worlds largest youth empowerment event combining the energy of a live concert with the inspiration of extraordinary stories of leadership and change. WE Day California will bring together world-renowned speakers and award-winning performers to celebrate the tens of thousands of young people from across California who have made a difference in their community. (Photo by Robyn BECK / AFP)ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images


Natalie Portman denies Moby’s relationship claims

In his new book, the musician recalls trying to be Portman’s “boyfriend” many years ago. She tells Harper’s Bazaar that his behavior was “creepy.”

PEN courage award recipient Anita Hill, left, and PEN literary service award recipient Bob Woodward pose together at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)


Anita Hill, Bob Woodward honored at annual PEN America gala

The featured speakers shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it.

Dorchester, MA - 03/24/09 - Interior of the Strand Theatre which will feature

Boston Calling will be in Allston this month. In Dorchester, you’ll find Boston Answering

Boston Answering organizer and headliner Cliff Notez said the new event is more than a direct response to the Harvard Athletic Complex-based music festival.

Brit d’Arbeloff surrounded by members of her family: (left to right) Alejandro, Sofia, Annie, and Nori d’Arbeloff.


Brit d’Arbeloff presented with Rogerson Award by Governor Charlie Baker

The first woman to graduate from Stanford with a mechanical engineering degree received the Charles E. Rogerson Award at Rogerson’s annual Welcome Home Gala at the Boston Cyclorama.

15namesarthur - Mr. Ratburn and his husband Patrick in a scene from the PBS Kids show


Alabama Public Television refuses to air ‘Arthur’ episode featuring gay marriage

A recent episode of the children’s show featured the gay wedding of a favorite teacher, Mr. Ratburn, and his partner, an aardvark named Patrick.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 03, 2019 British actor Kit Harington arrives for the


‘Game of Thrones’ actor Kit Harington was spotted in Connecticut just hours before the series finale

Who knew Jon Snow took New England vacations?



‘Tom vs. Time’ is now an Emmy Award-winning show

Would you expect anything less from the GOAT?

08/20/2017 CAMBRIDGE, MA Author Celeste Ng (cq) poses for a portrait in her home office in Cambridge. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Joshua Jackson has joined the Hulu adaption of Celeste Ng’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’

The Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington project is getting another big name.


Sheldon and Miriam Adelson among guests at Rashi School gala Sunday at Seaport Hotel

More than 500 guests gathered for the annual dinner on Sunday.

Pete Holmes discusses his autobiography


Pete Holmes has a few choice words for his conservative alma mater, Gordon College

Discussing his new autobiography, “Comedy Sex God,” Holmes spoke about his lifelong fascination with all forms of spirituality.

FILE - In this April 22, 2019, file photo, Colin Jost, left, and Scarlett Johansson arrive at the premiere of


Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are engaged

This is the first marriage for the 36-year-old Jost, the “Saturday Night Live” star and former Harvard Lampoon president, and Johansson’s third.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in “Game of Thrones.”


Emilia Clarke gets reflective as ‘Game of Thrones’ finale approaches

The actress was “overwhelmed’’ with emotion.


Filming begins downtown on Ryan Reynolds movie ‘Free Guy’

Scenes were shot in the Liberty Square area on Sunday.


Kate Upton in town to support Verlander’s Astros

The actress and model was spotted dining downtown.

Randy Price has some words of wisdom for fellow cyclists: “Wear your helmets.”

WCVB’s Randy Price injured in bike mishap

The longtime Channel 5 morning news anchor was treated at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Actor Matthew McConaughey addressed a commencement ceremony Friday at Longview High School in Longview, Texas.

At last, Matthew McConaughey receives his high school diploma

McConaughey never went back to the school after graduation to pick up the certificate.

Kim Kardashian (left) and Kanye West’s fourth child is named Psalm.


Meet Psalm: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s fourth child

The star couple’s child was born May 9.

Provincetown MA. 8/17/06 Big crowds celebrated carnival week Thursday, August 17, 2006 in Provincetown MA. Thousands gathered on Commercial St. to enjoy the parade of fun, floats, music and costume. This was the Cirque Edwige float as the crowds reacts to some free necklacess. (Dominic Chavez/Globe Staff) -- Library Tag 08182006 Metro

Starz will film a gritty crime drama in Provincetown, and it needs 250 extras

Want a chance to be on TV? Head to Provincetown this weekend.

A temporary news kiosk has been erected for filming of the movie Free Guy. (Kevin Slane for the Boston Globe)


Ryan Reynolds movie ‘Free Guy’ sets up to film in Boston

Part of the Financial District is getting a mini makeover.

Arlo Guthrie, Keith Lockhart, and Dr. Mae Jemison at the Boston Pops’ Summer of ’69 concert.


Boston Pops celebrate the Summer of ’69

Arlo Guthrie, Keith Lockhart, and Dr. Mae Jemison caught up backstage Wednesday night.

US actor Robert Pattinson arrives at the Marrakech International Film festival, on November 30, 2018 in the city of Marrakesh (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images


Robert Pattinson reported to be in talks to star in ‘The Batman’

Pattinson’s potential involvement comes after months of speculation as to who would replace Ben Affleck in the “Batman” franchise.

Actress Ellen Pompeo attends the 300th


Ellen Pompeo defends Kelly Ripa in Twitter feud with ‘Bachelor’ creator

The cohost of ABC’s “Live With Kelly and Ryan,” Ripa had criticized “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” earlier in the week. The shows’ creator Mike Fleiss didn’t take kindly to that.

Jenny Dell and Tracy Simon. (Courtesy Jenny Dell) 17namesJennyDell

Jenny Dell is heading to the kitchen for her next venture

The former NESN sideline reporter is whipping up something with one of her best friends from college.

David and Betsy Epstein accepting the Wilmberly Award


Huntington Theatre Company gala raises $1.3 million

More than 440 people attended the May 6 event, which was held at the Boston Center for the Arts’s Cyclorama.

Uzo Aduba attends the Vanity Fair And L'oreal Paris DJ Night at 1Oak on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP)


Uzo Aduba, John Slattery among Boston natives cast in ‘Mrs. America’

Created and written by Dahvi Waller, the series follows the ’70s movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

The Rolling Stones announced new United States and Canada tour dates after the band was forced to postpone planned performances so legendary frontman Mick Jagger could undergo heart surgery. (Pictured, left to right) Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, and Keith Richards in a 2018 file photo.


Rolling Stones will take Gillette Stadium stage July 7

Mick Jagger, 75, fresh off heart surgery, is back in action.

Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in


‘Endgame’ writers dish on Chris Evans

Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have spent a whole lot of time with the actor over the past decade.

16nameswatchhill - This home at 10 Bluff Ave. in Westerly, R.I. happens to be just down the street from Taylor Swift's mansion. It's listed at $18.9 million. (Lila Delman Real Estate)

A home near Taylor Swift’s R.I. mansion is on the market for $18.9 million

For Taylor Swift fans, being neighbors with the pop star is a dream. But for someone with an available $18.9 million, it could be a reality.

Boston, MA - 5/15/19 Adelle Chang (cq), left, Back Bay, and Michelle Finamore (cq), Salem (a fashion curator at MFA) The annual Party in the Park fundraiser is held in Franklin Park. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 16namesHats


At Party in the Park, the fun goes to their heads

They came wearing hats — as the crowds do for Party in the Park, the spring fund-raiser for the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend perform during the Who Cares Benefit For Teen Cancer America Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images) -- 03weekpop -- 06ticketpop


The Who’s Roger Daltrey has a message for fans: Don’t smoke weed near the stage at our show

Something to keep in mind before the legendary British band takes the Fenway stage in September.

David Benioff (L) and D.B. Weiss accept the award for Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series for HBO's


‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss behind next ‘Star Wars’ film

A piece of the “Star Wars” puzzle has just fallen into place.

15namesarthur - Mr. Ratburn and his husband Patrick in a scene from the PBS Kids show


PBS reveals that a beloved ‘Arthur’ character is gay

The long-running show out of WGBH-TV in Boston featured a gay wedding in its 22nd season.

Joe Keery, Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Shawn Levy, Taika Waititi, Utkarsh Ambudkar


Ryan Reynolds strikes a pose with ‘Free Guy’ cast as filming ramps up in Boston

On Tuesday, 20th Century Fox released a first glimpse of the cast and creators of “Free Guy,” the Ryan Reynolds-fronted movie slated for release in the summer of 2020.

FILE - In this June 28, 2017 file photo, Stan Lee arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of


Former manager charged with abuse of Marvel’s Stan Lee

A former business manager of Stan Lee has been charged with five counts of elder abuse involving the late Marvel Comics mogul.

(Left to right) WBUR reporter and anchor Jack Lepiarz, Rosie’s Place president and executive director Leemarie Mosca, former WCVB reporter Susan Wornick, and Rosie’s Place board chair Deb Pasculano.


Rosie’s Place gala raises more than $800K

The Rosie’s Place annual Safe & Sound gala at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts drew 350 partygoers on May 8.

BETHPAGE, NEW YORK - MAY 14: Tiger Woods of the United States speaks to the media during a press conference prior to the 2019 PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black course on May 14, 2019 in Bethpage, New York. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


Lawsuit blames Tiger Woods for drunken driver’s death

The parents of a drunk driver who died in a car crash say the golfer and his girlfriend allowed their son to drive home from their Florida restaurant while intoxicated.

Nancy Schön sits on


‘Make Way for Ducklings’ artist Nancy Schon unveils new playground sculpture

The statue, “Myrtle the Turtle,” is a model of the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle.

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You can charter the glamorous former yacht of Aristotle and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

The pool converts into a dance floor.

Maria Menounos arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)


Maria Menounos shares a Mother’s Day update on her mom’s cancer

“Lots of work to get here but so grateful to god for giving me and my family another Mother’s Day to celebrate her!”

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019 file photo, United States' Lindsey Vonn gets emotional as she holds a press conference after taking the bronze medal in the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden. The retired alpine skiing champion, is ready to look back. Vonn’s memoir “Rise: My Story” will come next year, Dey Street Books announced Monday, May 13. Vonn will describe her journey from childhood in Minnesota to international fame, her achievements - including 82 World Cup wins and three Olympic medals - and injuries ranging from fractures near her left knee joint to a broken arm. In a statement issued through Dey Street, Vonn said she was “digging deep” into her life. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti, File)


Lindsey Vonn memoir ‘Rise: My Story’ coming next year

The skiing champion will describe her ‘‘epic journey’’ from childhood in Minnesota to international fame; her achievements, including 82 World Cup wins and three Olympic medals.


Aly Raisman joins ‘Worth the Fight’ campaign

The campaign aims to encourage people to fight for their best life, with the help of 16 ambassadors from a variety of professions, according to footwear company YORK Athletics.


Children’s Action Corps honors group who embrace the legacy of RFK

A number of people were honored at Friday’s gathering at the JFK Library and Museum.

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh (center left) with Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil-rights protesters in the 1960s.


‘Hesburgh’ documentary has local interest

The film chronicles the life of the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, the civil-rights champion and longtime president of the University of Notre Dame.

Lisa Edelstein


Lisa Edelstein recalls memorable Boston experience at Combined Jewish Philanthropies event

Actress-writer-director Lisa Edelstein was in Boston Monday night for the CJP’s Pomegranate Society & Friends event.

Said actress Alyssa Milano of her proposed sex strike: ‘‘We need to understand how dire the situation is across the country. It’s reminding people that we have control over our own bodies and how we use them.’’

Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike, and the reaction is mixed

Milano said she came up with the idea after abortion bans were passed by Republican-controlled state legislatures.

Julian Edelman celebrated after receiving his diploma Saturday.

Julian Edelman celebrates graduating from Kent State

The Patriots wide receiver posted photos and videos on Twitter and Instagram of himself at commencement in Kent, Ohio, on Saturday.


Justin Timberlake tells Berklee crowd about his musical roots and memorable collaborations

The “SexyBack” singer is in Boston to receive an honorary doctor of music degree alongside hip-hop legend Missy Elliott and “Hamilton” orchestrator Alex Lacamoire.

Bruce Springsteen and John Kerry were spotted together in Boston

The Boss can’t get enough of this city.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 09: Robert Carlock (Top) and Jane Krakowski attend The Harvard Lampoon Honors Cast & Producers of Netflix's


‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ cast parades through Harvard Square for Lampoon ceremony

Cast members and producers stopped in Cambridge Thursday evening to be honored.