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Boston Wine Festival underway at Boston Harbor Hotel

More than 350 guests attended the opening reception, which featured pours from around the world.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 17, 2017 Bill Cosby exits the courthouse after a mistrial on the sixth day of jury deliberations of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania. - US comedian Bill Cosby, who is serving a three and a half year jail sentence, on December 10, 2019 lost his appeal against his conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 15 years ago. Cosby had appealed to Pennsylvania's Superior Court, which issued a 94-page ruling upholding his conviction. He could now take his case to the state's Supreme Court. (Photo by EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ / AFP) (Photo by EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld; spokesman lashes out

The disgraced entertainer lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

BOSTON, MA - 11/04/2019: Boston skyline by Copley Place viewed from aerial (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC

Boston makes Travel + Leisure’s list of top 50 places to visit in 2020

The magazine cited an influx of new restaurants and luxury lodgings for Boston, calling the city “the country’s next great hotel city.”

Adam Sandler was in Boston on Sunday for a screening for his new film “Uncut Gems.” Sandler also was featured Sunday on “60 Minutes.”

‘60 Minutes’ takes a tour through Adam Sandler’s childhood

Reporter Sharyn Alfonsi spoke with the comedian about his family and his newest film, “Uncut Gems.”

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Dolly Parton surprises audiences at Boston Common tree lighting, ‘Smoky Mountain’ musical

Dolly Parton stunned audiences across Boston Thursday night with her surprise appearances at the city’s tree-lighting ceremony and at the performance of her new musical.


Adam Sandler lets ‘60 Minutes’ tour his childhood home in N.H.

The interview comes as Sandler seeks to drum up interest in his new critically acclaimed movie, “Uncut Gems,” which will be in theaters later this month.

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018 file photo Jessica Biel, left, and Justin Timberlake arrive at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Timberlake has publicly apologized to his actress-wife Jessie Biel weeks after he was seen holding hands with the co-star of his upcoming movie. The pop star and actor wrote on Instagram, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, that he prefers to


Justin Timberlake apologizes to Jessica Biel after photos show him holding costar’s hand

He wrote that in the images that went viral last month of him and actress Alisha Wainwright at a New Orleans bar, he “displayed a strong lapse in judgment — but let me be clear — nothing happened between me and my costar.”

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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.

 11-30-2019 Boston, Mass. 325 guests attended 73 Mistletoe Ball held at the Copley Plaza Hotel, the event raised over 100,000 dollars. The event is one of the longest standing holiday traditions in Boston. Since 1946, friends and family have gathered to share a meal and enjoy an evening of music and dancing as they kick off the holiday season. The Hellenic Women’s Club has raised over 2 million dollars in support of its established charities. L. to R. Angelina Spiropoulos of Quincy, Georgia Souliotis of Salem, N.H., Nikoletta Moutsopou of Quincy and Chrisanthee Coufos of Salem, N.H. Photo by Bill Brett for the Boston Globe.


Mistletoe Ball kicks off the holiday season at Fairmont Copley Plaza

Guests donned their holiday finery for the 73rd Mistletoe Ball, held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston on Nov. 30.

Channing Tatum on Monday in Melbourne, Australia. The actor-producer recently made an appearance at Harvard Business School.


Channing Tatum makes a special appearance at Harvard Business School

Tatum was a guest speaker at HBS three years after he took an executive education course at the school.

The East Colonnade decorated for Christmas.

Photos: Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House

Melania Trump incorporated red and blue into the traditional holiday green, adding a timeline of American design, innovation and architecture to the White House Christmas decorations.

FILE - This Nov. 7, 2018 file photo shows James Taylor performing at JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration in Los Angeles. Taylor has a deal with the producer-distributor Audible for the audio-only “Break Shot,” focusing on his early years and end on “the cusp” of his 1970s fame. Scheduled for early 2020, the book features an interview with journalist Bill Flanagan and highlights from his music. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)


James Taylor to release audio memoir in early 2020

Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter James Taylor is creating an audio memoir called “Break Shot” to be released on Audible in early 2020, the company announced Thursday.

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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.

Tom Brady, left, and Gisele Bundchen attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the


Tom Brady reveals how he and Gisele Bundchen balance work and marriage

The Patriots quarterback will guest-star in an episode of the Entertainment Network’s upcoming series, “In the Room.”

Bruce Springsteen performs at the 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

Bruce Springsteen plays a benefit show for Boston College

Springsteen played at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J., to benefit Boston College, where his son was a student.

Barack and Michelle Obama reportedly bought Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbecks’ estate at 79 Turkeyland Cove Road on Martha's Vineyard.


$14.85 million Martha’s Vineyard estate rented this summer by the Obamas is under agreement

The Edgartown spread, owned by Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, has been on the market since 2015.

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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.

Maya Noyes, 12, of Wayland on the set of Chopped Junior in New York City in July.


Wayland girl, 12, to compete on Food Network’s ‘Chopped Junior’ Tuesday

Seventh grader Maya Noyes will test her cooking skills Tuesday night as she competes on a Thanksgiving episode of Food Network’s “Chopped Junior.”


En route to Royale, Sasha Sloan reflects on her Boston roots and her sad, sonic ‘Self Portrait’

Ahead of a show at the Royale this Saturday, the Boston-born “sad girl” chanteuse reflects on her unusual path to stardom and turning depression and anxiety into pop hits.

Eastern Standard Provisions, a pretzel company, is one of 79 companies to earn a coveted spot on Oprah Winfrey’s list of favorite things.


Boston pretzel company makes Oprah’s favorite things list

Eastern Standard Provisions earned a coveted spot on this year’s list of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things, Oprah Magazine said Friday.

Aly Raisman at a Boston Bruins game.


Needham native, Olympian Aly Raisman to appear in latest ‘Charlie’s Angels’ film

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman has announced that she will appear in the latest “Charlie’s Angels” film

Rob Gronkowski.


Rob Gronkowski to star in new CBS sports game show with Venus Williams, Keegan-Michael Key

Teams led by Gronk and Williams will “go head to head in over-the-top physical challenges,” according to CBS. Think dunk contests and sumo wrestling.

MGM signs on with Red Sox for Fenway music hall

The parent company of the Red Sox said the performing arts venue targeted for the corner of Lansdowne and Ipswich streets will be called MGM Music Hall at Fenway.

Mia De La Rocha, Miss Teen Universe Massachusetts 2019.


Miss Teen Universe Mass. hopes ‘Isaac’s Story’ can help destigmatize mental health issues for children

Mia De La Rocha joined forces Monday with the state’s Department of Mental Health on a new program to target second- through fifth-grade students.

Foxborough MA 10/27/19 New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick after picking up his 300 career win defeating the Cleveland Browns 27-13 at Gillette Stadium (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Bill Belichick’s 300th win hoodie is headed to the Hall of Fame

The Patriots coach will be honored all week.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29 John Krasinski attends Tom Clancy's


John Krasinski shared a hilarious Spooky World story from his childhood

“It was fantastic. Worth the price of admission.”


Rhode Island mansion near Taylor Swift’s home sells for $17.6 million

Looks like the pop star is getting a new neighbor in Rhode Island.

31namesharvard - Kathy Delaney-Smith, Maura Healey, Jessica Gelman, Katey Stone, and Allison Feaster participate in a panel moderated by professor Debora Spar at Harvard Business School. (Harvard Business School)


Celtics’s Allison Feaster joins Maura Healey, Jessica Gelman at Harvard to talk women in sports

A handful of Celtics players came out to hear Feaster, the team’s new director of player development, discuss the importance of women in sports — and sports leadership.

FILE - In this July 10, 2019 file photo Taylor Swift performs at Amazon Music's Prime Day concert in New York. Swift will be honored with the award for artist of the decade at this year's American Music Awards. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)


Taylor Swift to receive artist of the decade award at AMAs

The superstar singer will be honored at the American Music Awards next month.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 16: Chrissy Teigen (L) and John Legend attend the LA premiere of Netflix's


John Legend and Chrissy Teigen endorse Elizabeth Warren

The celebrity couple called the Massachusetts senator “the best candidate running today.”

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 14: Ben Affleck attends Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes Hands and Footprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 14, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)


Ben Affleck admits to ‘slip’ after paparazzi video emerges, but says it won’t ‘derail’ him

On the same day, Affleck discussed his sobriety on Instagram, asking his followers to donate to The Midnight Mission, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit.

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Cohasset-bred filmmaker Liam O’Donnell discusses ‘Portals’ into Hollywood

O’Donnell, who grew up watching Wes Craven movies in Cohasset, is the director of 2017’s “Beyond Skyline” and helmed a portion of just-released sci-fi anthology “Portals.”

This combination of photos shows Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in New York in 1992, left and Carly Simon at the 2016 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 14, 2016. Simon is writing a memoir about Kennedy Onassis. Farrar, Straus and Giroux announced Monday, April 15, 2019, that Simon’s “Touched by the Sun” is scheduled for Oct. 22. According to the publisher, the two met at a summer party on Martha’s Vineyard and began an “improbable, but lasting friendship.” (AP Photo)


Carly Simon recalls her friend Jackie Kennedy Onassis in new book ‘Touched by the Sun’

In “Touched by the Sun,” Simon reveals an easy-going, playful side of Jackie: sneaking a smoke at the opera, playing in the waves, and having a crush on a much-younger actor.

In a changing of the guard at the Boston library and museum (pictured in January) dedicated to the memory of a much-loved president, the deputy director of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation will be taking the helm after the current director steps down, the foundation said Thursday.

Deputy director to take charge at JFK Library Foundation

Rachel Flor will begin will begin transitioning into the director’s role next month and assume full responsibilities in January, the foundation said in a statement.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Singer Pink (R) and motorcycle racer Carey Hart attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton, Pink to perform at CMA Awards

Parton will perform a new song, “Faith,” in a gospel medley, and Stapleton will perform a duet with Pink at this year’s Country Music Association Awards.


Horizons for Homeless Children breakfast welcomes author Tara Westover

More than 1,200 people attended the Horizons for Homeless Children Women’s Breakfast at the Westin Copley Place last week, raising over $900,000 for local kids and families in need.

Boston, MA, 10/22/2019 -- Queen Latifah smiles at the W.E.B Du Bois Medal Ceremony at Harvard's Sanders Theater. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: 23DuBois Reporter:


Queen Latifah honored at Harvard for contributions to black history, culture

Queen Latifahcq, poet Rita Dovecq, and five other honorees were awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medalcq at Harvard Universitycq Tuesday for their contributions to black history and culture.

Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Group D football match Juventus vs Lokomotiv Moscow on October 22, 2019 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by Marco Bertorello / AFP) (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)

Ronaldo asks US court to dismiss rape case or OK mediation

Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers are asking a U.S. judge to dismiss a Nevada woman’s lawsuit alleging the soccer star raped her in Las Vegas in 2009 or to order closed-door settlement talks.

23auction - Sib Hashian's drum kit, sneakers, and Japanese tour jacket are among the pieces of memorabilia that will be auctioned off at the Hard Rock Cafe on Nov. 7. (RR Auction)


Sib Hashian memorabilia goes on the auction block to benefit scholarship fund

Drums, jackets, and other items that belonged to the drummer will be auctioned off on Nov. 7.

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2017 file photo shows Nicki Minaj at the 14th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York. The chart-topping rapper announced Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, on Twitter that she “decided to retire & have my family.” In the tweet, Minaj she took a jab at her critics and asked her fans to “keep reppin me, do it til da death of me.” In July, Minaj announced she was pulling out a show in Saudi Arabia to show support women's rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. She also canceled her appearance at the BET Experience Concert earlier this year. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)


Nicki Minaj indicates she’s now a married woman

Ms. Minaj wants you to know she’s now officially Mrs. Petty.

Boston MA 10/15/19 Boston-based event planner Bryan Rafanelli during a party celebrating the release of his book,


Bryan Rafanelli celebrates his new book with - what else? - a great party

The event-planner extraordinaire has plenty of stories to tell.

Boston, MA - 10/13/2019 - Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) flashes a smile during the second quarter of the preseason NBA basketball game between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden in Boston, Mass. on Sunday, Oct. 13. (Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe) Topic: 14Celtics


Jaylen Brown’s fund-raiser draws almost entire Celtics roster, plus Donnie Wahlberg

Marcus Smart’s impromptu performance was one of the highlights from Brown’s first community gala, hosted Saturday night at the city’s new casino.

21-year-old Mahalia is in control of her ‘psycho-acoustic soul’ sound

The British R&B singer discusses starting young and her in-studio process, ahead of a sold-out Wednesday show at The Sinclair.

Jennifer Lawrence in Paris in September.


Jennifer Lawrence marries art dealer Cooke Maroney in Newport

The Oscar winner tied the knot Saturday in Rhode Island during a ceremony and reception studded with Hollywood stars.

“The Beach House,” filmed in North Truro, opened the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival on Thursday night.


‘The Beach House’ director, producer discuss influences on their Cape Cod sci-fi horror hit

Jeffrey A. Brown, speaking by phone, ran through five influences on the sci-fi horror-thriller he shot in North Truro earlier this year.

WEST CONCORD, 10/11/2019 - From left, Peter DeRosa, Actor and Sudbury native Chris Evans, Former director Kathryn DeFord, her husband Bill DeFord, and current director Lisa Evans at the Grand Opening of Concord Youth Theatre in West Concord, MA. Lisa Evans has directed the organization since 1974. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Lifestyle, Shanahan)


Captain America to the rescue of Concord theatre group

Chris Evans, a Sudbury native, was on hand Saturday for the opening and dedication of a permanent home for Concord Youth Theatre, his childhood theatre company.

Adam Rippon (pictured at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea) visited Boston Friday as part of his book tour.


Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon shares his story at the Wilbur Theatre

The 2018 bronze medalist discussed his recently released memoir, “Beautiful on the Outside,” Friday evening.


Silky pajamas, custom suits, three kinds of tequila: Celtics toast new season at Tip-Off Gala

Decked out in a silk pajama-like getup, new Celtics center Vincent Poirier stole the show Thursday night at the annual Shamrock Foundation event.

18funnywomen - Featured speaker Glennon Doyle, center, watches videos of RosieÕs Place guestsÕ inspirational stories, flanked by, left, Massachusetts First Lady Lauren Baker, and, right, RosieÕs Place President/Executive Director Leemarie Mosca. (David Fox)


‘Funny Women . . . Serious Business’ raises $970,000 for Rosie’s Place

The annual fund-raiser luncheon used to feature female comedians, but now highlights memoirists.

Paul Rudd in Living With Yourself


Paul Rudd talks about seeing double in Netflix’s ‘Living With Yourself’

The “Ant-Man” actor plays a man face-to-face with his own clone in the low-key Netflix dramedy, now streaming.