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‘Downton Abbey’ creator, stars talk about their new movie

Julian Fellowes, Laura Carmichael, Phyllis Logan, and Lesley Nicol stopped by “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition” at the Castle at Park Plaza.

From left to right, the co-founders of Cincoro Tequila: Wyc Grousbeck, Emilia Fazzalari, Michael Jordan, Jeanie Buss, and Wes Edens. (PAUL ARESU/LaForce)


Wyc Grousbeck and Emilia Fazzalari get into the tequila business with Michael Jordan and other NBA owners

The tequila brand, called Cincoro, is launching in 12 markets, including Massachusetts.


No Britney Spears, no decisions made at closed court hearing

A hearing Wednesday on the future of the court conservatorship that for 11 years has controlled the pop star’s money and affairs ended with no decisions made and no appearance by her.

FILE - This Jan. 16, 2019 file photo shows Toni Cornell, right, daughter of the late singer Chris Cornell, performing with Ziggy Marley during


Chris Cornell’s teen daughter releases song produced by him

A ballad that Chris Cornell produced for his daughter Toni when she was just 12 is now being released.

Actor Mark Wahlberg, amateur playing partner of Rory McIlroy, during the Pro-Am round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)


Mark Wahlberg shares first update from set of new movie

“You’ve all been wondering what I’ve been training for, this is it,” he said on Instagram.

Boston, MA - 9/17/2019 - Tom Brady makes his entrance to the TB12 Grand Opening Event at the TB12 Performance & Recovery Center in Boston, Mass. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. (Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe) Topic: 18TB12photos


Tom Brady hits the red carpet at the TB12 opening party on Boylston Street

The Patriots QB had plenty of bold-face names on hand for the soiree.


Patriots running back James White hosts Sweet Feet for Strikes benefit

With about 400 people in attendance, including a handful of White’s teammates – Tom Brady among them – the event raised roughly $260,000, which will help inner-city kids get treatment at BMC.


Diane Keaton, Jeremy Irons film scenes in the Boston Public Garden for new rom-com

“Love, Weddings & Other Disasters” began production in the city this week.

Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover Fest’ tour is only playing 2 US cities — and one of them is in Mass.

Swift announced a series of concerts tied to her new album “Lover,” with the singer planning to visit Belgium, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Poland, France, Portugal, and Brazil starting in June 2020.


Lilly Singh makes late-night history — and invites Mindy Kaling to be her first guest

As the first woman of color to host a late-night show on a broadcast network, Singh welcomed the Cambridge native as her first guest.

Longtime ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek.


‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek says he’s resumed chemotherapy

The longtime host says he’s had a setback in his battle with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy again.

WBZ radio’s Carl Stevens now part-time, hopes to ‘find a few good stories as I slowly walk out the door’

Stevens, 64, said in a Facebook post that he’s now working part-time at the station he’s called home since 1991.

9-14-2019 Boston, Mass. 450 guests attended the 2019 Esplanade Association Moondance Gala held in tent on the Esplanade, the event raised 1.2 million dollars. L. to R. are Co-Chairs Stephane and Brenda Bancel of Boston , Executive Director Michael Nichols of Boston and Co-Chairs Alexi and Steve Conine of Boston. Photo by Bill Brett for the Boston Globe.


A marvelous night for the Esplanade

The Esplanade Association’s Moondance Gala on Saturday night raised $1.2 million for upkeep of the park.

Joe Keery is sporting a new 'do.

‘Stranger Things’ actor Joe Keery chops legendary hair into a bowl cut

Formerly the owner of glorious ‘80s hair, the Newburyport actor is now sporting a bowl cut.


The Who, ahead of Fenway concert, attended a meet-and-greet for a cause

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend were at a roof-deck party at the baseball park.

Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse poses with current and former pro athletes participating in her Crossover Into Business program.


Pro athletes study up at Harvard

The school’s “Crossover Into Business” program is a semester-long program that pairs MBA student mentors with professional athletes to “develop their business acumen.”

Kaitlyn Dever stars in the Netflix series ”Unbelievable,” now streaming.


In new Netflix series, an ‘Unbelievable’ true story of injustice

Showrunner/co-creator Susannah Grant and star Kaitlyn Dever discuss their new Netflix series, about a rape victim’s years-long path to justice after police accuse her of making a false report.

Amanda Nguyen.


Harvard graduate and Rise founder Amanda Nguyen named Heinz Award recipient

The Harvard graduate is the CEO and founder of Rise, a nonprofit civil rights organization that focuses on helping rape and sexual assault survivors.

TV Host Maria Menounos arrives for the 2019 NBA Awards at Barker Hangar on June 24, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by LISA O'CONNOR / AFP)LISA O'CONNOR/AFP/Getty Images


Maria Menounos on her mother’s health, her favorite Boston restaurants, and starting a family

“Celebrating her 65th birthday three years after her brain cancer diagnosis is such a gift.”

Newport, RI - 9/12/1953: Senator John F. Kennedy, right, smiles as his father, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., left, kisses bride Jacqueline Kennedy at the couple's wedding reception in Newport, R.I. on Sept. 12, 1953. (Charles McCormack/Globe Staff) --- BGPA Reference: 150323_MJ_003 jfk100

New book focuses on Jackie Kennedy’s years as a journalist

Before marrying John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Bouvier was the ‘‘Inquiring Camera Girl’’ for the Washington Times Herald from 1951-53. One of her interview subjects was JFK, who at the time was a senator from Massachusetts.

Stephen King before a book signing event in Paris on Nov. 13, 2013.

On late night show, Maine author Stephen King says it’s time for someone new to replace Susan Collins

On “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” King discussed a recent tweet in which he said Maine Senator Susan Collins “has got to go.”

Jen Kirkman.

Needham native Jen Kirkman talks comedy, ‘Drunk History’ ahead of Wilbur show

One night, Kirkman saw Norm Macdonald at the Comedy Connection in Boston, and everything changed.

Serena Williams holds her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. after showing her clothing line during New York's Fashion Week in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


Tennis court to runway: Serena Williams serves up a Fashion Week show

At New York Fashion Week the tennis great presented the latest collection of her fashion label, S by Serena.

This booking photo released by the Westerly, R.I., Police Department shows Richard Joseph McEwan, of Milford, N.J., arrested on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, and charged with breaking into Taylor Swift's oceanfront house in Westerly. (Westerly Police Department via AP)

Suspect in Taylor Swift R.I. mansion break-in charged in Trump golf course damage

The man charged with breaking into singer Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island mansion is accused of causing more than $20,000 damage to President Donald Trump’s New Jersey golf course.

New England Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson


Ben Watson defended a Jemele Hill article to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham — until she cut him off

As the Patriots tight end explained why black athletes should consider leaving white colleges to attend historically black colleges and universities, Ingraham rolled her eyes and ended the interview.

Actress Jenny Slate during an interview with host Seth Meyers on June 25, 2019 (Lloyd Bishop/NBC)


‘I screamed YES’: Jenny Slate is engaged to Mass. artist-writer Ben Shattuck

The actress-author brought home a pretty sweet souvenir from a trip to France: a ring.

Eva Longoria walks the carpet at the Farrah Fawcett Foundation's


Eva Longoria writes letter in support of Felicity Huffman ahead of admissions scandal sentencing

Longoria says Huffman helped her get a raise on the ABC series “Desperate Housewives” and protected her from a bully on the set.

US actor Joe Manganiello arrives for the premiere of Sony Pictures'


Actor Joe Manganiello took a break from filming a Netflix movie to visit a Route 1 institution

Manganiello, whose father grew up in the area, posted a series of photos at Kowloon for his 2.2 million Instagram followers after stopping by the Route 1 institution on Sunday.

Finn Wittrock arrives for the Hollywood Reporter and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual event celebrating the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at the Four Seasons hotel on Sept. 7, 2019, in Toronto, Ontario.


Lenox native Finn Wittrock on how he prepared for much buzzed about movie, ‘Judy’

Wittrock, 34, best known for his roles in Ryan Murphy’s “American Crime Story” and “American Horror Story,” credits Shakespeare & Company for giving him a start.

New England Patriots middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53) smiles walking on the field against the Detroit Lions during an NFL preseason football game in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


Kyle and Marissa Van Noy welcome their first child

Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy was inactive for the season opener for good reason: the birth of his baby boy, Trae Ledgend Van Noy.

SAN PEDRO, CA - AUGUST 31: John Krasinski premiere of


John Krasinski confronts a nuclear threat in explosive first trailer for ‘Jack Ryan’ season 2

The Newton native is tougher and meaner in the upcoming season of the Amazon action drama.


Dominic Fike is bringing back the sound of the 2000s

The genre-meshing South Florida rapper, who plays Brighton Music Hall on Wednesday, is rising fast off the success of singles like “3 Nights” and “Phone Numbers.”

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth at 05:26 on Monday 06 May, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)


Prince Harry, Meghan, and Archie set for 10-day southern Africa trip

Representatives for the British royal family say Prince Harry will get to see the legacy of his late mother’s humanitarian work in Angola during a fall trip to southern Africa.

Chip and Joanna Gaines are the stars of


‘Fixer Upper’ stars Chip and Joanna Gaines attend Red Sox game

The stars of former HGTV show “Fixer Upper” tweeted a photo of them on Jersey Street ahead of the game at Fenway Thursday night.

Nicki Minaj says she’s stepping away from music.


Nicki Minaj says she’s going to ‘retire’

The pop star said she was stepping away from the music world to start a family.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen attend the UCLA IoES honors Barbra Streisand and Gisele Bundchen at the 2019 Hollywood for Science Gala on February 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability)


The Amazon rainforest is still on fire, and Gisele Bundchen is speaking out about it

“Preserving our forest means preserving LIFE,” she wrote on Instagram.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 23, 2019 White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders speaks to the media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC. - Donald Trumps former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is joining Fox News to provide political commentary in the show


Sarah Huckabee Sanders memoir coming in 2020

Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has a book deal.

Rapper Meek Mill.

5 things to do in Boston this weekend

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

US actress Scarlett Johansson arrives on August 29, 2019 for the screening of the film


Scarlett Johansson stands by Woody Allen: ‘I believe him’

Much of Hollywood has distanced itself from the filmmaker since the #MeToo movement prompted a reexamination of child sexual abuse allegations from his now-grown daughter, Dylan Farrow.

Audra McDonald presents the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)


On Nantucket, Audra McDonald tells stories to a rapt crowd at Dreamland

Regaling a standing-room-only crowd at Nantucket’s Dreamland Theater Tuesday night, Audra McDonald proved as gifted a storyteller as she is a singer.

American actor Adam Sandler speaks during a press conference for the Netflix film 'Murder Mystery' in Mexico City, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Cristina Baussan)


Adam Sandler thanks Mass. after wrapping up ‘Hubie Halloween’ filming on North Shore

“Thanks for all the hospitality this summer, Massachusetts. It was a blast.”

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2016 file photo, Harrison Ford arrives at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced that the planned fifth installment in the “Indiana Jones” franchise will be released in July 2021 instead of July 2020. The film was originally scheduled for release in the summer of 2019. Steven Spielberg is set to direct the latest film, with Ford also reprising his role. Ford will turn 79 years old in July 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)


Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart were back in Mass. over the weekend

The “Indiana Jones” star was bringing their son to college.

Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends The Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 Women In Entertainment at Milk Studios, in Los Angeles, California, on December 5, 2018. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images


Lupita Nyong’o talks fashion, movies, and her upcoming children’s book in new Vanity Fair

The Oscar winner — and Hampshire College grad — pulls double duty in the glossy mag, sitting down for an interview and posing for a fashion shoot in looks by Gucci, Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton.

A Whitinsville corn maze will honor Gronk this month

Rob Gronkowski put up big numbers when he starred for the Patriots, so it’s fitting that West End Creamery is honoring him with a massive Gronk-themed maze.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 24, 2018 actor Kevin Hart arrives for the premiere of 'Night School' in Los Angeles, California. - Actor-comedian Kevin Hart and two others were involved in a car crash in Calabasas, California early September 1, 2019, according to a California Highway Patrol incident report obtained by CNN. Hart and the driver, Jared Black, sustained


Wife says Kevin Hart ‘going to be fine’ after car crash

Comic actor Kevin Hart’s wife, Eniko Hart, says he’s “going to be just fine” following a weekend car crash that left him with a major back injury. The actor was filming in Boston just last week.

From left: Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy,


‘It: Chapter Two’ director Andy Muschietti knows why Stephen King is so scary

Ahead of “It Chapter Two” opening Sept. 6, the horror sequel’s director spoke about returning to Derry, Maine, and why the state’s best-known author writes such reliably scary fiction.

Martín Espada


Poetic justice: Local writers raise awareness of migrant crisis

On Wednesday, poets in over 40 American cities, including Boston, will unite for a series of readings that aim to protest violence at the US-Mexico border while raising funds to counter it.

Kevin Hart suffered a “major” back injury in a crash early Sunday near Malibu, Calif., according to a police report.

Kevin Hart suffers ‘major’ back injury in Malibu crash

The actor-comedian was a passenger in a vintage muscle car when the crash took place early Sunday.

 Event emcee Hank Morse of Medford (left) with comedians Lenny Clarke (center) and Steve Sweeney.(BILL BRETT FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)


A night of leis and laughs for two great causes

John Mitchell’s Summer Tropical Fun Bash benefited the Greg Hill Foundation and ALS One.

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’’ was the summer’s biggest hit, with $1.56 billion in ticket sales globally.


Hollywood’s summer ends 2 percent down despite Disney dominance

Never before has one studio so dominated summer at the movies. The Walt Disney Co. accounted for about half of all ticket sales in US and Canada theaters on the season, which came to a close Sunday with the Gerard Butler action thriller ‘‘Angel Has Fallen’’ topping the box office for the second weekend.