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Mark Wahlberg meets employees at the new Wahlburgers in Las Vegas.


Good Catholic boy Mark Wahlberg behaves himself in Vegas

The actor-restaurateur was there for business, not pleasure

Actress Eliza Dushku


Eliza Dushku MIA from ‘Buffy’ reunion shot

The Watertown native wasn’t invited to the reunion photo shoot arranged by Entertainment Weekly to mark the show’s 20th anniversary.

Scarlett Johansson stars in “Ghost in the Shell.”

Movie Review

‘Ghost in the Shell’ lacks soul

The live-action remake of the 1995 Japanese anime sci-fi thriller features Scarlett Johansson as a cyborg law officer in a dystopian corporate-run future.

PwC accountant Brian Cullinan held red envelopes under his arm while using his cell phone backstage at the Oscars.

Oscars ‘Best Picture’ flub won’t cost accounting firm its job

The mix-up at this year’s Oscars was a humiliating moment, but it will not cost PricewaterhouseCoopers its prized client.


Former Globe editor honored

Marty Baron was in town Tuesday to receive the Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership.

Anne Finucane (left) with exhibition co-curator Helen Burnham at the Museum of Fine Arts.


Anne Finucane gets early look at new MFA exhibition

It’s the first major Matisse show at the MFA in 50 years.

From left: Dana Barros, Victoria Spadaro, Josh Hawkins, Elli Terwiel, Leon Powe, Ethan Zohn, Brian Scalabrine, Nick Stevens, Terry Rozier, Gerald Green, Tom Curran, and Lou Merloni.


Local personalities participate in Celebrity Circuit Challenge

The event was a benefit for Horizons for Homeless Children.

Emma Thompson


Quote of the day: Emma Thompson

She says she nearly quit a movie because a producer asked another actress to lose weight.

Rooney Mara in the film “The Discovery,” which drops on Netflix on Friday.

TV Critic’s Corner

‘The Discovery’ isn’t worth two hours of your time on Earth

The Netflix movie, which stars Robert Redford and Jason Segel, is a dull, nonsensical, sterile mess about the revelation of an afterlife.

From left: “Paradise” cast member Caitlin Nasema Cassidy, director Shana Gozansky, and playwright Laura Maria Censabella.


An unlikely alliance gets to the heart of the matter at Central Square Theater

“Paradise” tells the story of a Muslim teenager and biology teacher who develop an experiment together.

Pierre Niney and Paula Beer in François Ozon’s “Frantz.”

Movie review

There’s love and regret to spare in postwar ‘Frantz’

François Ozon’s latest is an artfully shot period film with murky but moving depths beneath its surface.

Miles Christopher Bakshi voices Tim, Alec Baldwin the “Boss Baby” title character.

Movie Review

‘Boss Baby’ produces laughs before drifting off

DreamWorks’ latest animated feature delivers some keen observations but runs out of steam.

“Drift,” Stephanie McMahon, oil on panel.

Galleries | Cate McQuaid

Approaching abstraction systematically

A Lasell College exhibition goes beyond figuration in an integrated way.

Richard Solomon, key envoy in thawing of US-China ties

Dr. Solomon was an intellectual polymath whose interests encompassed science, photography, and international affairs.

TV Critic’s Corner

Here’s what Louis C.K. has been up to lately

Coming up soon: A new Netflix stand-up special and a hosting gig at “SNL.”

Kim Fischer, Maria Jung, Monica Giordano, and Danny Bryck in “Chill” at Merrimack Repertory Theatre.

Stage review

In Brookline-based ‘Chill,’ a vivid portrait of millennials and their discontents

Four friends are seen as high school seniors and in their late 20s in Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s world premiere of the play by Brookline native Eleanor Burgess.

Michelle Kwan


Clay Pell is divorcing Michelle Kwan

After barely three years of marriage, the two-time Olympic medalist and her husband are splitting up.

Carolina Martinez with Wally the Green Monster at Fenway Park.


Pedro’s wife paves way for Feast at Fenway

Carolina Martinez was at the ballpark Wednesday for a walk-though in advance of the upcoming benefit for the Pedro Martinez Foundation.

Johan Heldenbergh (gesturing) costars in “The Zookeeper’s Wife.”

Movie Review

In ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife,’ the real animals are in uniform

In “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” Antonina Zabinski (Jessica Chastain) saves more than 300 Jews by hiding them in the Warsaw Zoo during WWII.

Mindy Kaling at last year’s Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif.


Grand finale approaches for ‘The Mindy Project’

Entertainment Weekly reports that Mindy Kaling’s show will return to Hulu in September for its sixth and final season.

Actress Mckenna Grace attended Disney's


10-year-old actress shares surprising insight on ‘I, Tonya’

Mckenna Grace, who plays Tonya Harding as a child, says the script “sometimes . . . makes you feel really bad for her.”

Filmmaker Ken Burns


Ken Burns turns his attention to Muhammad Ali

A four-hour documentary is in the works.

Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler at a 2014 Hollywood event honoring “Parks and Recreation.”


Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are reuniting for a new NBC show

Ron Swanson would be excited about this one.

Jacob Fishel (left) as Edwin Booth and Will Lyman as Junius Booth in the world premiere of “Our American Hamlet.”

Stage Review

Blurred lines between life and art in ‘Our American Hamlet’

Jake Broder’s new play at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company explores the tormented Booths, a family of actors and one notorious assassin.

Eddie Vedder


Eddie Vedder will perform at Hot Stove Cool Music next month

The Pearl Jam singer has previously performed at Hot Stove events in Chicago, but never in Boston.

Bob Dylan to accept his Nobel prize

Dylan will meet with members of the Swedish Academy during a weekend visit to Stockholm and they will hand over his Nobel diploma and medal.

Snoop Dogg to induct Tupac into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall announced Wednesday additional guests who’ll be on hand April 7 at the Barclays Center to induct this year’s newest class.

Pile’s latest album, “A Hairshirt of Purpose,” comes out Friday.

Pile has a well-earned reputation to uphold

Boston bands’ favorite Boston band is releasing a new album Friday and following up with a show Sunday at The Sinclair.

Thing Tank

From leggings to Prime movers, it’s a thing

A review of the week online.

Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford in “13 Reasons Why.”

Television review

Yes, ‘13 Reasons Why’ is for young adults. It’s still very good.

Netflix’s new adaptation of Jay Asher’s 2007 novel about a teen suicide is an extraordinarily mature drama.

Bob Woodward will discuss the American presidency at New Bedford’s Zeiterion Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

Bob Woodward to speak in New Bedford on Trump and the presidency

“The disease of presidents is isolation,’’ says the legendary Washington Post journalist, who broke the Watergate story that ultimately toppled Richard Nixon.

Alec Baldwin


Quote of the day: Alec Baldwin

The actor’s new memoir comes out April 4, and in it he gives a big shout-out to “Will & Grace” star Megan Mullally.

Bobbie Steinbach in “Golda’s Balcony’’ at New Repertory Theatre.

Stage Review

Steinbach digs deep in ‘Golda’s Balcony’ at New Rep

Willam Gibson’s solo drama focuses on the remarkable life and career of pioneering Israeli prime minister Golda Meir.

Sebastian Maniscalco

Laugh Lines

Sebastian Maniscalco

A joke from the comic, who plays the Wilbur Friday and Saturday.

Mr. Wilkins also wrote for the Washington Post and New York Times.

Roger Wilkins, 85, historian, journalist, and activist

Mr. Wilkins held a key civil rights post in President Lyndon Johnson’s administration and helped The Washington Post win a Pulitzer Prize.

Library patron returns book he took in 1982, plus $200

A patron who stole a book from a Montana library in 1982 has returned it after reading it at least 25 times, having it restored and having the author sign it.


Franklin special ed parents’ group to host fund-raiser

The April 8 event will feature a set by comedian Ray Harrington, as well as raffles and silent and live auctions.


Natick’s Earth Day fest set for late April

There will be kids’ activities, live music, vendors, food, wildlife demonstrations, and more.

President Donald Trump (left) and Summer Zervos (right).

‘Apprentice’ contestant can’t sue president, Trump’s lawyers say

President Trump’s lawyers say he’s immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show.

John Cena appeared earlier this month at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas.


John Cena shares a sneak peek at ‘Ferdinand’

The West Newbury native shared a trailer of the film, in which he plays a friendly bull.

Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck in “A Ghost Story.”


Watch the haunting first trailer for Casey Affleck’s ‘A Ghost Story’

Audiences are in for a weird, emotional journey.

Chris Evans with Mckenna Grace in “Gifted.”


Chris Evans wants to be a dad ‘at some point’

The Sudbury native discussed big families with E! News.

O'Reilly compared a black lawmaker's hair to a 'James Brown wig'

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly seemed to disparage a senior African American congresswoman because of the lawmaker’s appearance.

Julian Edelman at the Woodside High School football field in Woodside, Calif.


Julian Edelman visits his alma mater

The Patriots wide receiver shared a photo of himself at the Woodside High School football field in Woodside, Calif.

Boston, MA - 3/28/2017 - Jordan Volel,12, a student from the Conservatory Lab Charter School plays his French horn as he marches to the State House during what organizers called an

Arts leaders march to State House to seek more funding for culture

Hundreds of arts advocates from around Massachusetts are descending on Beacon Hill as part of Arts Matter Advocacy Day.

Steven Tyler shared a hug with Chewbacca while celebrating his 69th birthday at Disneyland.


Steven Tyler celebrates with Chewbacca

The Aerosmith singer got to hang out with Chewie while marking his 69th birthday at Disneyland.