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Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams will be a special guest at Boston’s annual Wounded Veterans Run Motorcycle Ride on Sunday.

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Bikers to ride in support of wounded veterans

Marine Corps veteran Hershel “Woody” Williams will be a special guest at Boston’s annual Wounded Veterans Run Motorcycle Ride on Sunday.

Actor Malachi Weir and USES board chair Julia Johannsen

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‘Billions’ actor helps raise funds for South End families

Malachi Weir was among the guests at United South End Settlements’ annual gala.

The “City on a Hill” cast includes (from left) Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Mark O’Brien, and Jonathan Tucker.

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‘City on a Hill’ will let Kevin Chapman be stay-at-home actor

Showtime just announced it’s ordered 12 episodes of the Boston-based crime drama.

Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly at Furnace Brook Middle School in Marshfield.

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Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly tips cap to Marshfield students

The reliever visited the Furnace Brook Middle School to congratulate students on their fund-raising for the Jimmy Fund.

BOSTON, MA - MAY 3: Rapper Meek Mill talks with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden on May 3, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the 76ers 108-103. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Robert Kraft’s pal Meek Mill backs out of White House meeting

The rapper was believed to be going to the White House Friday to talk about prison reform.

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Aaron Schlossberg once called a Mass. native ‘an ugly [expletive] foreigner’

Maybe you read about Aaron Schlossberg, the New York lawyer whose racist rant in a Manhattan restaurant went viral this week.

Actor Kevin Bacon will star in the new Showtime series “City on a Hill.”

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Showtime orders 12 episodes of Boston-based crime drama ‘City on a Hill’

The series is based on an idea of Ben Affleck’s.

Indigo Girls Amy Ray (left) and Emily Saliers, with Cabot executive director J. Casey Soward.

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Indigo Girls sell out the Cabot

The show was the fastest sellout since the venerable theater in Beverly reopened in 2014.

From left: Producers Nicole David and Lisa Erspamer, director Kevin MacDonald, executive producer Pat Houston, and her daughter, actress Rayah Houston, at a screening of

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‘Whitney’ director says Bobby Brown ‘unwilling — or unable to really be honest’

The documentary about Whitney Houston premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Jeremy Piven in 2015

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Jeremy Piven does stand-up now, and he’s coming to Boston

The “Entourage” actor has been accused of sexual misconduct.

Former Boston Herald columnist laments newsroom cuts

Bob McGovern paints a bleak picture.

Robert Kraft and Ricki Lander attended the Met Gala May 7 in New York.

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Ricki Lander’s baby has an unusual name

The New York Post was the first to report it.

Tom Wolfe

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Milton author’s memorable encounter with Tom Wolfe

Stephen Davis found himself sitting beside Tom Wolfe at the New York Book Fair in 1987, and that led to a conversation.

Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek in Jamaica.

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Gronk and galpal kick back in Jamaica

The Patriots party boy, who turned 29 Monday, posted a picture of himself and Camille Kostek to Instagram.

Rapper T.I. attended a pre-Grammy party in New York earlier this year.

Rapper T.I. arrested outside his gated community near Atlanta

The rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, lost his key and the guard wouldn’t let him into the community.

Maura Tierney (pictured in “The Affair”)

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Boston Arts Academy honoring alums and other notables to celebrate 20th anniversary

New Edition’s Michael Bivins and actresses Maura Tierney and Diane Guerrero are among those being recognized.

Patriots safety Devin McCourty (left), former Pats linebacker and BMC trustee Jerod Mayo, and the Rev. Liz Walker at the Boston Medical Center gala.

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Jerod Mayo and Devin McCourty step up for Boston Medical Center gala

Governor Charlie Baker and Rev. Liz Walker were also on hand for the event, which raised $3.1 million for various hospital initiatives.

Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart

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Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart to play the Wang Theatre

The comedians’ joint, seven-date tour stops in Boston for shows June 11, 12, and 13.

Author Junot Diaz

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Professors criticize media for handling of Junot Diaz allegations

A letter published in the Chronicle of Higher Education alleges a “full-blown media-harassment campaign” against Diaz.

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Should Steven Tyler be banned from Spotify like R. Kelly?

Spotify is pulling acts from its service as part of the company’s new Hate Content and Hateful Conduct policy, and a women’s group has some suggestions.

A scene from “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word.”

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Pope Francis documentary screens at Coolidge

The Globe Docs series event included a lively discussion with three area theologians.

Lindsay Shookus (second from right) at an Emmys party last year with boyfriend Ben Affleck and (from left) Jeff Garlin, Charissa Thompson, and Larry David.

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Ben Affleck’s girlfriend is happy to talk — except about Ben Affleck

Lindsay Shookus is featured in the new issue of Elle.

20SummerComedyPicks Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart Credit: Mathieu Bitton

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Jon Stewart and Dave Chappelle announce comedy tour, with Boston dates in June

The comedians, each known for their respective shows on Comedy Central, will join forces for a handful of stand-up gigs next month.

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MIT professor Eric Lander apologizes for praising controversial Nobel winner James Watson

In an e-mail to colleagues, Lander said he was aware of Watson’s racist and misogynist views and that he should not have toasted Watson for his role in the Human Genome Project.

Ricki Lander and Robert Kraft at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last week.

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Robert Kraft’s girlfriend shares photo of her daughter

The Mother’s Day post is the first time Ricki Lander has publicly shared a picture of her daughter, whose name she hasn’t revealed.

Miss America 1948 Bea Waring and her husband, Bayard, with their daughter, actress Wendy Waring.

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Gloucester Stage’s ‘Madame Defarge’ is a family affair

The leads in the new musical are married.

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In Boston, Mary Steenburgen talked about her love for ‘Last Man’ — hours before its cancellation

The actress also talked about playing accordion on the comedy. “So I’ve played tons of ’80s and ’90s rock songs on the accordion, which is almost impossible to do, I will tell you that.”

Diane Guerrero receives an honorary degree at Regis College.

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Actress Diane Guerrero tells Regis grads to speak up

The “Orange Is the New Black” actress delivered the commencement address.

John Cena talks about Nikki Bella on “Today.”

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John Cena on split with Nikki Bella: ‘I still would love to have a family with Nicole’

The West Newbury native spoke for the first time on the break-up with Bella this morning.

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A certain local sports team owner has a direct line to President Trump

Hint: It’s not Jeremy Jacobs or Wyc Grousbeck or John Henry.

Canadian rapper Drake.

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Drake’s massive tour with Migos to hit Boston

The hip-hop heavyweights will play TD Garden Sept. 7-8.

Kyrie Irving (left) and Gordon Hayward (center) joined other boldfacers in the front row for Sunday’s game.

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Celtics enjoy some celebrity support

Donnie Wahlberg, Robert Kraft, and some Patriots players were in the house for Sunday’s big win.

Carol Fulp (left), CEO of The Partnership, and Attorney General Maura Healey played police officers in a skit.

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Local celebrities take the stage at Banned in Boston

Urban Improv’s signature fund-raising event, Banned in Boston, took over the House of Blues Friday night with performances by local celebrities, politicians, and community leaders.

Shara Hughes

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A new mural is coming to the Greenway

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is partnering with the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum for a mural by acclaimed artist Shara Hughes.

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Needham sisters honored at Evening at the Pops

The two received the Frank and Jean Ring Memorial Award in the Fight Against Diabetes.

Nina Dobrev

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Nina Dobrev has an un-Common experience in first visit to Boston

“First timer… my mind is blown,” read the caption on an Instagram video of the actress’s mid-morning stroll.

Steven Tyler and Aimee Preston at the Nashville Film Festival.

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Steven Tyler documentary premieres in Nashville

The film follows the Aerosmith singer as he pursues a new passion.

From left: Rob Shanahan, Annie Lukowski, Peter Lynch, and Heather Shanahan at the Hot Pink Party.

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Hot Pink Party raises lots of green

The annual bash benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation raised $1.7 million.

08namesninja -- Angela Gargano, who will be competing for a spot in the finals of American Ninja Warrior Season 10. (Ian Barnard)

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Cranston’s Angela Gargano returns to ‘American Ninja Warrior’ regional competition

She was on Season 7 back in 2015, but her previous stint on the obstacle course was not televised.

Mel Gibson and Mark Wahlberg at the premiere of “Daddy's Home 2.”

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Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson are becoming big-screen besties

The “Daddy’s Home 2” costars are eyeing two new projects.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Neil deGrasse Tyson isn’t over the moon about ‘Chappaquiddick’

The astrophysicist says the movie gets one detail totally wrong.

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Meek Mill calls Robert Kraft ‘a real dude’

The rapper appreciates Kraft’s support.

Jayson Tatum and LeBron James in a photo Tatum tweeted in 2012.

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That time Jayson Tatum asked LeBron to follow him on Twitter

The Celtics rookie was just 14 years old in 2012 — and little did he know he and the future Hall of Famer would be facing each other in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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Meghan Markle’s Legoland figure is not quite right

At Legoland Windsor, a model of the upcoming royal wedding party gets Prince Harry’s hair correct (orange) but misses the mark on the princess-to-be.

Eminem performing at Coachella last month.

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What time is Eminem going on at Boston Calling?

Organizers of the three-day music festival have released set times.

Former Patriots QB Drew Bledsoe at Wednesday’s Celtics-Sixers game.

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Drew Bledsoe plans to create a wine in Terry Rozier’s honor

The former Patriots QB has become the Celtics guard’s biggest fan.

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Local teacher earns grant from Lady Gaga foundation

Jennifer Dines of the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School in Dorchester is one of five grant winners selected by the Born This Way Foundation.

Akrobatik (left) and Mr. Lif are two Boston hip-hop artists.

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Here’s your chance to help tell the story of hip-hop in the Bay State

The Boston Public Library and UMass Boston are hosting a special event May 19 and they want attendees to bring photos, posters, and other ephemera.

George Takei with actress Grace Yoo at the Boston Public Library.

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George Takei in town for ‘Allegiance’

The “Star Trek” actor met the creative team behind the show at SpeakEasy Stage.

Cambridge writer Celeste Ng, the  author of “Everything I Never Told You” and “Little Fires Everywhere.” She suggested on Twitter that the Cambridge Public Library turn a canceled Junot Diaz appearance “into an opportunity for discussion and learning, and featuring a panel of *women* writers?”

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Cambridge library works on a women’s panel to replace Junot Diaz event

A women’s panel is in the works at the suggestion of author Celeste Ng, who questioned why the event had to be canceled because Diaz would no longer be appearing.