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Injury to Tom Cruise puts sixth ‘Mission: Impossible’ film on hiatus

The star broke his ankle while performing a stunt for the film during its London-based shoot.

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Big Freedia shakes her booty in P-Town

The Guinness World Record holder led a twerking class.

“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.”

Donald Trump and TV personality Billy Bush together at an event in 2004.


Billy Bush spotted on Nantucket

The disgraced former TV personality is apparently enjoying unemployment.

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.

Casey Affleck recorded a short video for a fan before he threw out the first pitch.


Casey Affleck throws first pitch before Red Sox game

Affleck took to the mound Tuesday before the game against the Cardinals.

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.”

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.


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.

Former  President Barack Obama in July.


Obama’s tweet becomes second-most liked

The former president quoted Nelson Mandela after the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va.

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.

 Paula S. Apsell wearing the NOVA Eclipse Over America glasses.


‘Nova’ has its tightest deadline ever with Aug. 21 eclipse

“I used to do live television in earlier periods of my career,” said senior executive producer Paula S. Apsell, who’ll be running things that day. “This feels very much like it.”

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.

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‘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.

BSO music director Andris Nelsons leading the orchestra in 2016.


Make room on the shelf for massive new BSO box set

“Boston Symphony Orchestra: The Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon” contains 57 CDs, the label’s entire catalog of BSO recordings.

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.

Bruno Mars in concert in December 2016.

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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.

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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.”

Amy Schumer worked on the set of “I Feel Pretty” last week.


Amy Schumer spent 3 days filming her movie at Dedham SoulCycle

The actress has been spotted around the Boston area while working on her upcoming movie “I Feel Pretty.”


Guess who was spotted at SoulCycle on the Vineyard?

SoulCycle wouldn’t confirm Michelle Obama’s visit, but her appearance wouldn’t be a surprise.


Boston’s Jamie Denbo gets a TV deal

According to a report, Denbo is creator, writer, and executive producer of “American Princess.”

David Getz (left) and Peter Albin (right) of Big Brother & The Holding Company at the Museum of Fine Arts on Friday.


Janis Joplin’s band finds itself at the MFA

Big Brother & The Holding Company stopped at the museum Friday.

Books folder of Merlin as 17Word1. caption: A barely functional shark in Cow Bay on Martha's Vineyard during the filming of


A celebration of shark stamps on the Vineyard

Anew series of stamps featuring pictures of sharks are coming.

In this courtroom sketch by Jeff Kandyba, pop singer Taylor Swift (left) appears with her lawyer and mother in federal court Aug. 8 in Denver.


We talked to the Taylor Swift courtroom artist

In Boston we know that a questionable courtroom drawing can get as much attention as case itself.

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Casey Affleck tries to take bat on a plane, strikes out

Even stars have to go through airport security. And it doesn’t always go well.

Nathalia JMag with models Dayana Karis and Yaa Kyeremateng.


Local ‘Project Runway’ designer to debut sustainability collection at EcoFashion Show

Nathalia JMag will showcase Crystallize, her first collection dedicated entirely to sustainability, at the Boston GreenFest event Saturday.

Performers  in “The Sex Myth: A Devised Play,” which will open in New York City after being developed in Boston.


Northeastern grad directs ‘The Sex Myth’

The play, created in Boston but en route to New York, combats the cognitive dissonance between societal attitudes towards sex and real people’s personal experiences.

FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, Chris Cornell poses for a portrait to promote his latest album,


Chris Cornell statue planned for Seattle by singer’s widow

She says she has commissioned a statue of the late Soundgarden frontman to be placed in his home town of Seattle.

Sebastian Junger


Provincetown Board of Library Trustees to honor Sebastian Junger

The Rose Dorothea Award is given to nationally known writers who work in Provincetown.

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Channing Tatum arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of


Channing Tatum dances with cashier at gas station

The actor hosted an impromptu dance party in a convenience store at a North Carolina gas station.

“Finding Neverland” cast members Tyler Patrick Hennessy, Turner Birthisel, Connor Jameson Casey, and Colin Wheeler.


A cast party for ‘Finding Neverland’

The production is at the Opera House through Aug. 20.

Kirk Hammett performed with Metallica in Pasadena, Calif., in July.


Tickets are on sale for Kirk Hammett’s appearances at the Peabody Essex Museum

The Metallica guitarist will be there Aug. 19, a week after the museum opens “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art From the Kirk Hammett Collection.”

Williams College announced this week that Carolyn and Eli Newberger had promised a gift of 340 objects of African art from the late 19th to 20th centuries.


Local doctors make donation to Williams College Museum of Art

Carolyn and Eli Newberger “hope the collection will aid in building bridges to a vibrant local African and African-American community.”

Dennis Montgomery III


Berklee professor leads local gospel choir featured in ‘Detroit’

The choir recorded vocals at Q Division Studios in Somerville, with Dennis Montgomery III playing piano and organ, as well as directing.


While President Trump was golfing, his ex Marla Maples swam in Walden Pond

“Ready to swim in these waters of Thoreau,” she wrote on Instagram. The president’s ex-wife was also in Rhode Island earlier in the week.

Melissa McCarthy has agreed to work on another Boston-themed film project.


Melissa McCarthy to star in movie about Boston’s first women police in uniform

The story was almost a TV show, but now it’s on its way to being a film.

Darren Aronofsky (left) and Jennifer Lawrence (right).


‘I normally don’t like Harvard people,’ Jennifer Lawrence says

In the September issue of Vogue, the actress talked about her boyfriend, Darren Aronofsky, who is a Harvard grad.

Jury selection begins in Swift groping case

A 15-page questionnaire released as jury selection began Monday also asked prospects if they had ever been inappropriately touched, seen Swift in concert, downloaded or purchased her music or were at the June 2013 show where Swift says David Mueller touched her on the buttocks.

Julie Klausner (left) and Amy Poehler at Vulture + Hulu's screening of


Amy Poehler supports ‘Difficult People’

The Burlington product executive produces Julie Klausner’s show.

Filmmakers Susanna Styron (left) and Karen Allen at the Woods Hole Film Festival.


The Woods Hole Film Festival announces winners

For many years, winners at the fest had local ties. But this year, the list of honorees is broader — and international.

Karen M. McManus


Cambridge author has a hit with ‘One of Us Is Lying’

After writing “practice books” that went unpublished, Karen M. McManus has put out a “Breakfast Club”-inspired story that is climbing the bestsellers lists.

Chris Evans


Chris Evans asks fans to find man who pushed woman into traffic in London

“Let’s find this guy,” the Sudbury native wrote on Twitter, to which one fan responded: “AVENGERS ASSEMBLE.”