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Bellingham July 4th festivities at Memorial Middle School

The celebration will be musical performances, fireworks, food, refreshments, and more.


Concord library to showcase Polish polka concert

Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push will perform on the front lawn of the Concord Free Public Library July 12

White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders clashes with media over CNN’s retracted Russia story

Sanders urged people to watch a hidden camera video of a CNN producer, despite saying that she couldn’t be sure if it was accurate.

Gisele Bundchen’s “rock star” Instagram post.


Gisele is ‘a rock star for a day’

Tom Brady’s better half posted a photo of herself with a guitar on Instagram Tuesday.

Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday in N Magazine.


Belichick smiles (sort of) in magazine profile pics

The Pats coach and longtime girlfriend Linda Holliday are featured in Nantucket’s N Magazine.

Director Ema Ryan Yamazaki’s “Monkey Business” tells the story of Hans and Margret Rey, whose Curious George books have gone on to top 75 million copies sold over the years.


Documentary about Curious George creators honored twice at Nantucket film fest

Director Ema Ryan Yamazaki’s “Monkey Business” tells the story of Hans and Margret Rey.

Book Review

Saga of a boy who was genetically nice

Jennifer Latson chronicles the three years she spent shadowing a boy with Williams syndrome and his mother.

Author Truman Capote in 1966, the year “In Cold Blood” was published.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘In Cold Blood’ revisited and reconsidered

We’re about to get two new takes on Truman Capote’s account of the Kansas murders.


What Oprah and the critics say about her Book Club’s summer pick

“Behold the Dreamers” is the debut novel from Imbolo Mbue.

From left: Jon Hamm, Eiza González, Ansel Elgort, and Jamie Foxx in Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver.”

Movie Review

It’s pedal to the metal in heist comedy ‘Baby Driver’

Getting laughs and thrills both, Edgar Wright directs a high-powered cast.

CNN headquarters in Atlanta.

Trump takes another swipe at CNN following resignations

President Donald Trump used the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network’s credibility.

T.J. Miller


Comedian T.J. Miller disses Harvard: ‘That Crimson trash’

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the comedian dissed “Silicon Valley” castmate Thomas Middleditch, executive producer Alec Berg, and others.

TV Critic’s Corner

Facebook TV is coming to a device near you

The social networking company is planning to produce original TV shows targeted at viewers 13 to 34.

Charlie Sheen during an interview with the “Today” show.


Charlie Sheen ID’d as seller of Babe Ruth-related paraphernalia

The actor stands to make some money on the sale.

Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick in ”The Accountant.”


Ben Affleck to make ‘Accountant’ sequel

The actor is finally set to play a character that isn’t Batman.

Actor Steve Carell attends the premiere of


Steve Carell, America’s new crush?

Steve Carell has silver hair now, and people are noticing — and approving.

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo, Anthony Scaramucci, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, talks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. CNN isn't commenting Monday, June 26, as to what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. The story posted Thursday on CNN's website said Senate investigators are looking into the meeting between Scaramucci and Kirill Dmitriev, whose Russian Direct Investment Fund guides investments by U.S. entities in Russia. Scaramucci, in the story, said he exchanged pleasantries in a restaurant with Dmitriev. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

CNN retracts story about supposed Russian meeting

The network wouldn’t say what led what led it to retract a story about a supposed meeting between a Trump associate and the head of a Russian investment fund.

Representative Joseph Kennedy III and his wife, Lauren, in 2014.


Representative Kennedy’s family is about to get bigger

Representative Joseph Kennedy III and his wife, Lauren, are going to be parents again.

From left: Dr. Terri Halperin, Meb Keflezighi, and Sean McDonough on the BAA 10K awards stage.


Widow of slain Brigham surgeon runs BAA 10K to raise money for fellowship

Money raised will support a fellowship in Dr. Michael J. Davison’s name.

Matt Damon (left) and Don Law backstage at Gillette Stadium with a shirt commemorating the Paradise Rock Club’s 40th anniversary.


Matt Damon was among those backstage at U2

The actor joined a few other VIPs, including Robert Kraft and John Kerry, prior to the concert at Gillette Stadium.


Tom Brady hits the links with NBA champ Steph Curry

Brady posted a picture on Instagram of himself and Curry on the links, captioning the photo: “Young Jedi.”

Rob Gronkowski as Ranger Rob in an Oberto Beef Jerky ad.


That’s Ranger Rob Gronkowski

The Patriots tight end plays a park ranger in a new commercial shot last week in Hopkinton.

The conceptual necessity of tackling every “Joshua Tree” track meant a mix of longtime concert staples alongside songs that U2 has rarely played.

Music Review

An uplifting return to ‘Joshua Tree’ — and much more — from U2

The band marked a turning point in its own history at Sunday night’s sold-out show in Foxborough.

New Edition performed at 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater.


At BET Awards, all hail New Edition

New Edition stole the show at the 2017 BET Awards in so many ways we don’t even know where to begin.

Alexis Bledel as Ofglen in “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

TV Critic’s Corner

More of ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ in season two, and a bigger role for Bledel

The next season of the Hulu drama will contain 13 episodes.

More Celebrity News

Erin Andrews, ex-NHL player Jarret Stoll marry in Montana

According to People magazine, the wedding was held at sunset Saturday in front of a small group of family and friends.

Mark Wahlberg stars in “Transformers: The Last Knight.”


‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ debuts to a franchise low

The hulking machines are no longer box-office behemoths in North America, but they’re still big in China.

Mr. Pressman moderated a debate in 2005 between Jon Corzine (left) and Douglas Forrester, candidates for governor of New Jersey, at WNBC in New York.

Gabe Pressman, 93, iconic New York TV journalist

Mr. Pressman covered major news events, from the 1956 sinking of the Andrea Doria to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

(FILES) This file photo taken on July 15, 2005 shows author J.K Rowling in front of Edinburgh Castle for the worldwide launch of the latest book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The creator of a wizarding empire which has dazzled the world, J. K. Rowling struggled through hardship to become an unrivalled children's author with a global voice. Now 20 years since


Former ‘Hogwarts’ class instructors (from Tufts) talk about Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary

“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was released in the UK on June 26, 1997. A year later it debuted in the US as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

Scott (left) and Kevin Youkilis, owners of Loma Brewing Company, in an undated photo.


Kevin Youkilis makes a winning IPA

At the California State Fair, Loma Brewing Company’s entry placed first in the American IPA category. (We know because the former Red Sox proudly tweeted about it.)

Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell at the “Despicable Me 3” premiere in Los Angeles.


Steve Carell walks the yellow carpet for ‘Despicable Me 3’

The Marshfield actor was in LA with Kristen Wiig for the premiere of their film.

From left: Whitney Cummings, Sasheer Zamata, and Gabourey Sidibe at the All-Star Comedy Roundtable.


Stars at the Nantucket Film Festival: Tom McCarthy, Ben Stiller, Whitney Cummings, Sasheer Zamata, and Gabourey Sidibe

The fest also featured some of the biggest names in comedy at its annual All-Star Comedy Roundtable.


Julia Louis-Dreyfus visits Gloucester Stage Company for husband’s performance

The “Veep” actress saw the play Saturday, a day before she celebrated her 30th wedding anniversary with Brad Hall, who is costarring in”The Effect” at Gloucester Stage.

15 ways Harry Potter has changed culture since the first book was published 20 years ago

On June 26, 1997, Bloomsbury Children’s Books published a book by an unknown single mother from Edinburgh. And it took off.

Erin Andrews.


Erin Andrews, ex-NHL player Jarret Stoll marry in Montana

The “Dancing with the Stars” co-host and Stoll married Saturday, on Stoll’s 35th birthday.


Kraft’s words of wisdom at Cannes

Robert Kraft had some interesting things to say in an interview at the Cannes Lion Festival of Creativity in France Friday.

Philip Glass

Music Review

Philip Glass resounds at Peabody Essex Museum

In Salem, Glass’s patterns and cycles invited a trance-like state.


Patriot Matthew Slater at Pine Street Inn commencement

The special teams ace congratulated grads.

“La Bamba” costar Esai Morales attended a 30th anniversary screening of the film at the Nantucket Film Festival.


‘La Bamba’ makes a cameo at Nantucket Film Festival

It’s the 30th anniversary of the film’s release.

Author John Green


Want a copy of the new John Green? You have 1.5m chances.

“Turtles All the Way Down” will be Green’s first book since 2012’s wildly-popular “The Fault in Our Stars.”

Tom Brady was promoting Under Armour’s “Athlete Recovery Sleepwear Powered by TB12.”


Where in the world was Tom Brady?

No. 12 spent all week posing near enormous Under Armour logos, somewhere in Asia.

Congressman Seth Moulton asnd Liz Boardman, right, arrived for the annual John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.


Representative Seth Moulton announces engagement

The congressman shares big personal news via Twitter.

David Ortiz and Rob Gronkowski at the Ortiz roast at the House of Blues.


This is how lewd David Ortiz’s roast was

Much of the humor was wildly vulgar, and many jokes had members of the crowd squirming in their seats.


Franklin to celebrate the 4th over 6 days

Activities will kick off Thursday, June 29, and Friday, June 30, with rides and food booths opening at 6 p.m. and live music starting at 7 p.m.

Women's Sports Foundation founder Billie Jean King speaks onstage during the Women's Sports Foundation 45th Anniversary of Title IX celebration at the New-York Historical Society on June 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)


Billie Jean King celebrates 45th anniversary of Title IX

Title IX opened doors for girls and women by banning sex discrimination in all federally funded school programs, including sports.

In this June 17, 2017 file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Cosby will organize a series of town hall meetings to help educate young people about problems their misbehavior could create, a spokesman for Cosby said Thursday, June 22. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Bill Cosby, fresh from sexual assault trial, plans talks on avoiding rape allegations

Less than a week after a judge declared a mistrial in Cosby’s sexual assault case, the comedian again sparked controversy.