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Actress Mila Kunis.

Mila Kunis is Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year

Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals will honor the actress with its 2018 Woman of the Year Award on January 25.

Johnny Winter in 2008.


Eclectic lineup to keep Johnny Winter’s legacy alive at Royale show

On Jan. 27, the Johnny Winter Foundation is hosting its inaugural Generations Gala at Boston club Royale.

Patriots linebacker James Harrison


Patriots player James Harrison posts picture of assault rifle on Instagram

The burly linebacker is a gun enthusiast.


‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Ellen Pompeo is now TV’s highest-paid actress

The series, which debuted 12 years ago, has made $3 billion for Disney.

Aly Raisman


Aly Raisman says USA Gymnastics shouldn’t send athletes back to ranch where alleged abuse occurred

The Olympic gold medalist from Needham has been critical of USA Gymnastics in the wake of revelations about abuse at the hands of a team doctor.

Matt Damon


Matt Damon plans to listen more and opine less

The actor regrets some of his comments related to the #MeToo movement.

Ocean Vuong


UMass Amherst prof wins prestigious T.S. Eliot poetry prize

Ocean Vuong, whose debut collection is titled “Night Sky With Exit Wounds,” teaches in the MFA for Poets and Writers program at UMass Amherst.

Author Celeste Ng


Celeste Ng’s ‘Everything I Never Told You’ gets optioned

The Cambridge writer’s debut novel may be coming to a theater near you.

Alice Rossiter Lewis and her husband, George Lewis VI.


Alice’s Table makes a splash on ‘Shark Tank’

Company creator Alice Rossiter Lewis reached a deal worth $250,000 with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Spanx founder Sara Blakely.

David Josefsberg (left), Sara Bareilles, and Jason Mraz in “Waitress.”


Musical ‘Waitress’ seeks local Lulu

There was an open call for 4- to 5-year-old girls to play the role of Lulu, and on Wednesday, 40 budding actresses will audition at the Boston Opera House.

Taraji P. Henson in “Proud Mary.”

Taraji P. Henson sees messages of empowerment in ‘Proud Mary’

“Movies like this, where girls kick ass, are so important, especially with movements going on right now around sexual harassment,” the actress said.

Chad De La Guerra, Jalen Beeks, and Red Sox Scholar Ramyus Peters.


MLK Day brings out athletes old and new

Red Sox rookies and former Bruin Willie O’Ree attended holiday events.

Tonya Harding (left) and Margot Robbie at the LA premiere of


Tonya Harding doesn’t want to hear Sufjan Stevens’s song about her

The figure skater isn’t interested.


Jamie Lee Curtis voices support for Eliza Dushku after account of assault

Dushku wrote that she was sexually abused at age 12 while working on “True Lies.”

Chef Daniel Bruce (center) with Boston Harbor Hotel colleagues Gary Tummings of Canton (left) and Donovan King of Chelsea.


Boston Wine Festival warms up the winter

The 29th annual celebration runs through the end of March.

Zac Brown performing in Nashville in 2015.


Zac Brown Band sets Fenway dates

The band has played at the ballpark before.


Bay State children’s literature exhibit opens at Logan Airport

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” author Jeff Kinney made the scene.


Tonya Harding dumped by agent for plan to fine journalists

The former figure skater does not want to talk about Nancy Kerrigan and reportedly demanded reporters be fined $25,000 if they asked.

Taraji P. Henson in the new movie “Proud Mary.”


Costume designer takes pride in look of ‘Proud Mary’ cast

Styling the actors was entrusted to costume designer Deborah Newhall, a Rhode Island resident with diverse film credits.

Timberfakes lead vocalist Ryan Kelley is shown performing at the Hard Rock Cafe in 2013.


Justin Timberlake cover band readies for his new record

The Timberfakes play Saturday at the Sinclair.

Steven Tyler


Janie’s got a . . . gala?

Steven Tyler will hold a fund-raiser for his charity supporting abused girls.

Aly Raisman


Aly Raisman calls out US Gymnastics on Twitter

The decorated gymnast says the organization is “100% responsible” for abuse by former team doctor.


Jay Leno laments the ‘negativity’ of late-night TV

He thinks viewers can’t “get away from reality” anymore; “God bless all the late-night hosts, they make it funny, but ultimately, it’s depressing.”

Conductor Charles Dutoit


Accused of sexual misconduct, Charles Dutoit dumped by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The conductor has been accused of assaulting several women, including one at Tanglewood in 1997.

Robert Brustein


Playwright Robert Brustein angers some with ‘witch hunt’ reference on Facebook

The founder of the American Repertory Theater says there’s an “important difference between private behavior and public achievement.”

Actor Mark Wahlberg


Mark Wahlberg’s mantra: Make sure they payin’ you, bro

That was the actor’s advice to a young MTV VJ.

Taraji P. Henson


Taraji P. Henson reveals plan to star in movie about Emmett Till

The actress’s latest film, the made-in-Massachusetts “Proud Mary,” opens Friday.

Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams in a scene from the recently released “All the Money in the World.”


Report says Mark Wahlberg made $1.5m in ‘All the Money’ reshoot. Michelle Williams got less than $1,000

If accurate, that means Williams got less than 1 percent of Wahlberg’s take.

Local nonprofit benefits from MTV reality show

FIGHT, which was founded by Charlestown native Johnny Hickey, the writer-director of the 2010 movie “Oxy-Morons,” was the winning charity on MTV’s “The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars.”


Mayor Marty Walsh announces artists in residence for city program

The AIR program is designed to bring local artists, city employees, and community members together to collaborate on projects exploring local issues.

Jake Gyllenhaal as Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman in “Stronger.”


Why didn’t ‘Stronger’ get any awards show love?

As the Oscar race grew crowded, with films like “Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards” emerging, discussion of the Jake Gyllenhaal film as a bona fide contender noticeably cooled off.

Sally Yates spoke Monday at the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs at Wellesley College.


Sally Yates to Wellesley College students: Be yourself

The former acting attorney general tells students to be comfortable in their own skin.

Actors Matt Damon and Chris Hemsworth at the Amazon Studios party after the Golden Globe Awards.


Matt Damon makes first appearance since father’s death

The actor didn’t attend the Golden Globes, but did go to a party afterward.

Juliana Hatfield


Juliana Hatfield’s new album is a bunch of covers of . . . who?

The Cambridge rocker’s latest project pays tribute to one of the best-selling singers of all time.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk are engaged.


Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk confirm engagement

The actress and the Newton-bred producer have been together for a few years.

Singer Justin Timberlake


Justin Timberlake sets Boston date for new tour

The singer, who’ll headline the Super Bowl halftime show, includes a Boston stop on his upcoming “Man of the Woods” tour.

Teodora Bakardzhieva, co-owner of The Lodge at Publico, a whimsical and cozy apres-ski inspired pop-up bar, in South Boston, chats with patrons Friday, January 5th, 2018. Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe.

Publico keeps it warm in its new après-ski-themed ‘lodge’

Guests in winter wear mingled comfortably in hats and boots, but it was all for effect; the room was about 70 degrees.

Dr. Ann McKee shows Sharyn Alfonsi (right) a brain during a “60 Minutes” segment.


‘60 Minutes’ segment has a BU connection

The piece is reported by former WBZ-TV journalist Sharyn Alfonsi.

Director Werner Herzog in his 2016 documentary “Into the Inferno.”


Werner Herzog to be honored with Coolidge Award Feb. 8

The German filmmaker will be in town Feb. 8

Axl Rose performing in 2016.


Axl Rose calls the White House ‘disgraceful’

The Guns N’ Roses singer isn’t a fan of President Trump.

Sisters Barbara Pierce Bush (left) and Jenna Bush Hager in Washington in October.


Bush sisters: Things said about women in last presidential election ‘would never be said about men’

Jenna and Barbara Bush have a new book called “Sisters First.”

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 3: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics talks with Isaiah Thomas #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers after the Celtics defeat the Cavaliers 102-88 at TD Garden on January 3, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


Kyrie Irving gave his jersey to Aly Raisman after Celtics win

One of Boston’s most celebrated Olympians was on hand to watch the Celtics beat the Cavaliers on Wednesday night. And afterward, she got an unexpected souvenir.

Corey Lewandowski and Hope Hicks


Book claims Trump made crude remark about Hope Hicks

The president allegedly said Hicks was “the best piece of tail” Corey Lewandowski would ever have.

VIPs at Celtics game

VIPS who were at the sold-out Celtics/Cavaliers game at TD Garden Wednesday.

Sylvain White, director of “Slender Man.”


The new trailer for Made-in-Mass. ‘Slender Man’ is creepy

The film, directed by Sylvain White, appears to have the tone of a classic horror film, and includes scenic views of scary New England graveyards.

Taylor Swift


Taylor Swift adds third show at Gillette Stadium, but why?

Ticket sales for Swift’s new tour are soft everywhere.

Vinny Paz.

Former boxing champ Vinny Paz arraigned on assault charges in Providence

Paz was released on $5,000 bail and is due back in court in April.

From left: Christine Walker, Christie Hardwick, and Jane Harper at the New Year’s Day unveiling of Waters Edge Cinema’s new marquee.


A chilly celebration for the Provincetown Film Society

It was very cold on New Year’s Day, but Society supporters were undeterred at the unveiling of the new marquee at Waters Edge Cinema.

Tonya Harding (left) and Margot Robbie at the premiere of “I, Tonya.”


Tonya Harding still insisting she didn’t know about attack on Nancy Kerrigan

The former figure skater is the subject of a two-hour ABC special.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper (left) and Bravo TV’s “Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen will appear at the Boch Center Wang Theatre Feb. 10.


Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen say Boston show won’t be all about politics

The pair’s performance on CNN’s New Year’s Eve show was criticized by some.