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Raw feelings are close to the surface at Fox over Trump remarks

Kat Timpf says she feels threatened but not deterred after a flood of angry responses from viewers to her criticism of President Trump’s statement.

Big Freedia


Big Freedia shakes her booty in P-Town

The Guinness World Record holder led a twerking class.

Bonnie Tyler.

Bonnie Tyler will sing ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ during the solar eclipse

The 1980s pop star will sing the karaoke favorite aboard a Royal Caribbean ship on an eclipse-themed cruise on Monday.

A scene from the “Unite the Right” rally Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Va.

Matthew Gilbert

Vice’s in-depth Charlottesville video is a horrifying look at hatred

Embedded with the white supremacists who set up the “Unite the Right” rally, the Vice crew gives us a haunting, close-up look at organized hate.

“I Feel Pretty” costars Amy Schumer and Rory Scovel filming a scene on Salisbury Beach.


Amy Schumer films on Salisbury Beach then performs a benefit for Charlottesville victim

The actress was on the beach shooting “I Feel Pretty.”

Omar Hakim is the new chairman of the percussion department at Berklee College of Music.


Drumming legend Omar Hakim joins Berklee as percussion department chair

Hakim has played with everyone

Casey Affleck checked his phone before throwing out the first pitch at Fenway Tuesday night.


Casey Affleck says brother Ben won’t return as Batman

The “Manchester by the Sea” star made news while in town for the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. But he added “I was just kind of making that up.”

Carl Crawford


Former Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford ain’t getting that ring back

The former ballplayer’s fiancee has called off their engagement.

Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff in “Children of a Lesser God” at Berkshire Theatre Group.


Revived by Berkshire Theater Group this summer, ‘Children of a Lesser God’ is returning to Broadway

“The Affair” actor Joshua Jackson will star.

Mindy Kaling in July.


Mindy Kaling discusses why pregnancy ‘is kind of a fun feeling’

The Cambridge-bred creator and star of “The Mindy Project” talks about her pregnancy on “Sunday Today.”

“Kevin Can Wait” writers are killing off the wife character played by Erinn Hayes (with star Kevin James).

tv critic’s corner

The shameless retooling of ‘Kevin Can Wait’

The sitcom has killed off Kevin James’s TV wife and reunited him with his “King of Queens” costar, Leah Remini.

Tony Conigliaro on the ground after being beaned by California Angels’ pitcher Jack Hamilton at Fenway in 1967.


Tony C to be celebrated at Tony C’s

The event is planned as part of the 50th anniversary of the Red Sox’s “Impossible Dream” season.

Nigel Gore portrays Prospero in “The Tempest” at Shakespeare & Company.

stage review

Nigel Gore is a force of nature in Shakespeare & Company’s ‘Tempest’

An intense portrayal of the island sorcerer drives this production, directed by Allyn Burrows and presented on a new open-air stage.


Horovitz celebrates opening

The playwright, who is also directing the show, sealed the event with a kiss: He smooched his wife, Gillian.

Adrienne Isakovic and Howard Jones after the Retro Futura show at the Lynn Auditorium.


Howard Jones (among other ’80s acts) thrills in Lynn

The Retro Futura show drew an enthusiastic crowd to the Lynn Auditorium.

epa06066912 (FILE) - US entertainer Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse for a fifth day of jury deliberations in the trial against him on charges of aggravated indecent assault, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA, 16 June 2017 (reissued 05 July 2017). Cosby will celebrate his 80th birthday on 12 July 2017. EPA/TRACIE VAN AUKEN *** Local Caption *** 53588397

2nd defense attorney wants off Bill Cosby’s sex assault case

Los Angeles-based lawyer Angela Agrusa filed documents Tuesday seeking to withdraw as Cosby’s counsel.

From left: Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, and Justin Hartley.

TV Critic’s Corner

What’s next for ‘This Is Us’

Series creator Dan Fogelman has been offering some hints.

From left: Paul Schaefer, Aaron Tveit, and Lauren Marcus in “Company.”

stage review

Living single in a married world in Barrington Stage’s vibrant ‘Company’

This production of Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 masterpiece stars Aaron Tveit as the commitment-averse Bobby.

“Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi left the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse after testifying last week at the trial of four Teamsters.

Film industry predicts little fallout from ‘Top Chef’ trial

Members say Boston’s labor climate compares favorably with peer cities.

Is NFL star Aaron Rodgers (above) dating Acton’s Marie Margolius?


Is an Acton-bred soccer star dating Aaron Rodgers?

The Green Bay Packers QB has apparently moved on from actress Olivia Munn.

Shonda Rhimes is leaving ABC for Netflix.

Shonda Rhimes, Martin Scorsese, and all the other big names Netflix has lured away

It has quickly won over showrunners and filmmakers interested in getting financed with few strings attached.

In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performed during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. A shade of purple named for the late superstar Prince was announced Monday by the icon’s estate.

Pantone creates ‘Purple Rain’ hue to honor Prince

A shade of purple named for the late superstar Prince was announced Monday by the icon’s estate.

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci departed the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York after appearing on Stephen Colbert’s show.

Anthony Scaramucci says he’d already have fired Steve Bannon

The short-lived White House communications director made the comments Monday on Stephen Colbert’s CBS show.

(FILES) This file photo taken on October 21, 2016 shows singer-songwriter Taylor Swift performing her only full concert of 2016 during the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Taylor Swift's former bodyguard told how he witnessed the pop star's skirt being flipped up before she was then groped by a DJ as he gave evidence in a US courtroom on August 11, 2017. Greg Dent told a jury in Denver, Colorado, that Swift was

Jury takes Taylor Swift’s side in groping lawsuit

Taylor Swift won $1 and long-awaited vindication after a jury decided that a radio host groped her during a pre-concert photo op four years ago.

So about that bombshell casually dropped on ‘Game of Thrones’ . . .

If you were ready to throw something at your TV during the latest episode, you’re not alone.

Joe Dempsie — Gendry on ‘Game of Thrones’ — on rowing memes and shirtless scenes

Sent off in a rowboat in Season 3, Gendry, played by Joe Dempsie, never seemed to land anywhere. It quickly became a mystery: Where did he go?

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys and Kit Harington as Jon Snow in “Game of Thrones.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Good thing we can’t rush through ‘Game of Thrones’

It’s best to savor each hour separately, to watch episodes one at a time and let them breathe in between.

Steve McQueen in


Part of the Hub’s Hollywood past up for auction

Steve McQueen’s script for “The Thomas Crown Affair” is for sale.

Author Daphne Kalotay


Work by Somerville author is One City One Story pick

Daphne Kalotay’s “Relativity” is the centerpiece of the annual citywide reading event organized by the Boston Book Festival.

A police officer examined a motorcycle after a female stunt driver working on the movie

Stunt driver dies while filming ‘Deadpool 2’ in Vancouver

A female stunt driver has died after a motorcycle crash on a set for the movie “Deadpool 2” in downtown Vancouver, police said Monday.

Shonda Rhimes

Celebrity News

‘Scandal’ creator Shonda Rhimes to make new shows for Netflix

Rhimes wrote in a statement that she was grateful to ABC for giving her career a start, but she was looking forward to expanding her audience and ‘‘creative identity’’ with Netflix.

In this file photo, the solar eclipse is seen as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains from downtown Denver in May 2012.

Solar eclipse viewing events to be held around Boston

Grab your solar eclipse sunglasses and check out one of these solar eclipse viewing events in the Boston area.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick and girlfriend Linda Holliday on the cover of N Magazine.


Belichick cover story is huge boon to N Magazine

Publisher Bruce A. Percelay says the Patriots coach put the publication “on another level.”

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski — without pigtails.


We love what Rob Gronkowski’s done with his hair

The Pats tight end has pigtails in his latest Tide commercial.

Bebe Rexha performed Sunday at the Teen Choice Awards.

Miley Cyrus was a no-show at Teen Choice Awards

The show, a bubble of teenage celebration, took time out to consider the world its young audience will inherit.

84-year-old country music legend Willie Nelson.

Willie Nelson cuts show short, cites Utah’s high altitude

The 84-year-old country music legend apologized to fans, saying “I am feeling better now and headed for lower ground.”

Anthony LaPaglia in a scene from

‘Annabelle: Creation’ tops the weekend box office

The ‘‘Conjuring’’ spinoff scared up an estimated $35 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters.

Billy Crudup and Naomi Watts in the Netflix series “Gypsy.”

TV Critic’s Corner

Ever miss a lousy show?

I was committed to Netflix’s “Gypsy,” despite all its lugubriousness. But there’ll be no season two.

Patrick Yocum is one of the Boston Ballet dancers who received a promotion for the upcoming season.

Boston Ballet roster includes new soloist

Fifteen countries are represented this year; 35 percent of the company are Boston Ballet II alumni, and 22 percent are Boston Ballet School alumni.

Bruno Mars in concert in December 2016.

More Celebrity News

Bruno Mars donates $1 million to Flint, Mich.

The Michigan city has had issues with its drinking water supply.

Maury Povich and Connie Chung.


Connie Chung and Maury Povich feted on Cape

The couple were the guests of honor at the Heritage Museums & Garden’s Heritage Dinner in Sandwich.

Pops conductor Keith Lockhart flanked by Beach Boys Mike Love (left) and Bruce Johnston.


Beach Boys, Boston Pops pitch in at Nantucket fund-raiser

Several familiar faces were spotted at the 21st annual Boston Pops on Nantucket concert — the single largest fund-raiser for Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

Giancarlo Guerrero leads the BSO Friday at Tanglewood.

Music Review

Guerrero, BSO find wildness untamed in Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’ 

On Friday night at Tanglewood, Costa Rican conductor Giancarlo Guerrero led the BSO in works by Stravinsky, Dvorak, and Brahms.

Joshua Boone and Alexandra Socha in “Actually.’’

Stage Review

In Williamstown’s ‘Actually,’ an explosive accusation and the truths it reveals

A riveting new drama by Anna Ziegler examines the fallout when one Ivy League student accuses another of rape.

Boston, MA- August 11, 2017: Elias Winslow, 2, of Oxford, greets R2 D2 during Boston Comic Con at the at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA on August 11, 2017. Over 50,000 fans are expected to attend the event which runs through August 13. (CRAIG F. WALKER/GLOBE STAFF) section: Lifestyle reporter:


Ian Somerhalder talks fangs and vampires at Boston Comic Con

Most of the actor’s Q&A at the convention focused on his CW show, “The Vampire Diaries.”

Boston, MA - 8/11/2017 - James Taylor in concert at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Arts, Reporter: Marc Hirsh, Topic: 13TaylorRaitt, LOID: 8.3.3376335075.

Concert review

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are a formidable team at Fenway

James Taylor played at Fenway Park for the third straight year, and he once again had Bonnie Raitt for an hour-long opening set.