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Mel Gibson to direct, co-write remake of ‘The Wild Bunch’

It will be Gibson’s first time directing since his 2016 World War II drama ‘‘Hacksaw Ridge,’’ for which he earned a best directing Oscar nomination.

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‘Top Chef’ host Padma Lakshmi goes from Bravo to MIT

Lakshmi, a graduate of Clark University in Worcester, was recently named a visiting scholar at MIT’s Center for Gynepathology Research.

Chris Evans poses at the premiere of 'Captain America: Civil War' in London.

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Chris Evans shared a hilariously retro video of his first professional role from 20+ years ago

The Sudbury native starred in an educational video about biodiversity.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Singer Celine Dion performs onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Celine Dion to end Las Vegas concert residency next year

The singer announced on social media Monday that she will leave Caesars Palace in June 2019.

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, Aziz Ansari arrives at the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. A power outage during one of his first shows planned since January's sexual misconduct allegation forced Ansari to finish his stand-up set in the dark on Monday, Sept. 10. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

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Aziz Ansari to perform series of New England stand-up shows following anonymous sexual misconduct accusation

They will be Ansari’s first performances in the region since he was accused of sexual misconduct in January.

Brookline-09/21/18 Actor-director Ethan Hawke appeared at the Coolidge Corner Theatre for the screening of his new movie,

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Ethan Hawke fans come out to the Coolidge Corner Theatre, including this legendary actress

The actor-writer-director was in Brookline promoting his latest film, “Blaze,” when none other than Liv Ullmann made an appearance.

FILE - This June 11, 2012 file photo shows former Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward speaking during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Watergate in Washington. Woodward says top staffers in President Donald Trump’s administration “are not telling the truth” when they deny incendiary quotes about Trump attributed to them in his new book. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)

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Bob Woodward to speak at Wilbur Theatre on Dec. 11

The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of “Fear” will tackle questions on the Trump presidency.

Actress Ellen Pompeo attended the 300th “Grey’s Anatomy” Episode Celebration on Nov. 4, 2017, in Hollywood, Calif.

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Ellen Pompeo says it’s ‘more challenging to get women to support you when you’re actually on top’

The Everett native is reportedly the highest-paid actress on a primetime drama thanks to a $20 million contract she signed in 2017.

From left: Chris Herren, Elizabeth Vargas, Emily Riemer, and Richard Curcuru at the gala.

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Governor Baker honored at Gosnold Legacy Gala

He received this year’s Legacy Award for his response to the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts. He received this year’s Legacy Award for his response to the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts.

FILE - In this June 22, 2018 file photo, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the American Library Association annual conference in New Orleans. Michelle Obama is marking the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by urging Americans to participate in a week of action to get people signed up to vote. The former first lady announced Monday that the When We All Vote Week of Action will be held Sept. 22-29. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Michelle Obama’s book tour tickets sell fast

Within an hour, the majority of spots in the 19,600-seat TD Garden arena were sold out.

Karen Holmes Ward embraces Bill Fine, president and GM of Channel 5 after he gave her introduction at the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame at the Boston Marriot in Quincy on Thursday.

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Ten broadcasters inducted into Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Among the inductees were Emmy Award winners, radio deejays, and reporters.

FILE - In this Wed., Sept. 2, 2015 file photo, Chris Evans attends the LA Premiere of

Chris Evans to star in new thriller series based on local author’s book

The author, William Landay, is a former assistant district attorney.

Joanne Chang at the Harvard Science and Cooking Public Lecture Series.

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Harvard is offering free lectures with all-star chefs that focus on science in the kitchen

Get schooled in the science of cooking with Joanne Chang, Wylie Dufresne, and other big names in the culinary world.

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Southie native Deirdre Devlin takes home Emmy for ‘Robot Chicken’

“Robot Chicken” won the Outstanding Short Form Animated Program Emmy for its Christmas special.

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A local TV reporter is moving to a rival station

Jennifer Eagan is joining WCVB Channel 5 as a general assignment reporter, according to a press release from the station.

Shin Lim is lifted into the air by Zurcaroh after winning “America’s Got Talent.”

Waltham magician Shin Lim wins ‘America’s Got Talent’ and the $1 million grand prize

Runner-up dance group Zurcaroh lifted him into the air after host Tyra Banks announced him as the winner of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”

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Boston pianist Eric Lu wins Leeds piano competition

Lu, 20, was the youngest of the five finalists who performed over the weekend.

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Hala Alyan, Ta-Nehisi Coates win Dayton Literary Peace Prize

A debut novel about a displaced Palestinian family and a book of essays exploring race and identity during Barack Obama’s presidency have been named the winners of the annual Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

This handout photo taken on September 19, 2018 and released by the Vatican Media, shows Pope Francis (R) welcoming Irish band U2 Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, prior their meeting at Vatican on September 19, 2018. (Photo by Handout / VATICAN MEDIA / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT

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U2’s Bono says Pope Francis ‘aghast’ about church sex abuse

The Irish singer met privately with Francis on Wednesday at the Vatican hotel where the pope lives.

As of the afternoon of Nov. 2, Rob Delaney had 946,960 Twitter followers. That number surely will have grown by the time you read this. (This photo is a PR handout) Photo credit: Robyn Von Swank/Courtesy of Spiegel -- 15Delaney

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Rob Delaney pens an essay about his son’s death

After posting the link to the essay on Twitter Tuesday with the caption, “I hope this helps,” the Marblehead native received over a thousand comments online wishing him well and thanking him for sharing.

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Fine art pieces being auctioned by Boston firm on Friday

Skinner Auctioneers has several notable items at its auction.

FILE - In this March 4, 2017, file photo, former North Carolina basketball player Michael Jordan applauds during a half-time presentation at an NCAA college basketball game between North Carolina and Duke in Chapel Hill, N.C. Jordan, who played high school basketball in Wilmington, N.C., one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Florence, has donated $2 million to assist residents affected by the hurricane. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

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Michael Jordan donates $2 million for hurricane relief in North Carolina

He grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington, N.C. So when the former NBA star watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence, he acted quickly to help.

FILE - In this June 16, 2014 file photo, Les Moonves, right, president and CEO of CBS Corporation, and his wife Julie Chen pose together at the premiere of the CBS science fiction television series

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CBS’s Julie Chen leaves daytime’s ‘The Talk’ in taped message

A week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves, was ousted from the company due to sexual misconduct charges, Julie Chen has left the cast of the CBS daytime show “The Talk.”

19namessheeran -- Ed Sheeran at Boston ChildrenÕs Hospital. (Sophie Fabbri/Boston ChildrenÕs Hospital)

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Ed Sheeran makes a visit to young fans at Boston Children’s Hospital

Gillette Stadium wasn’t the pop star’s only performance venue this past weekend.

06/22/2017 BOSTON, MA Eliza Dushku (cq) (right) sits with her fiancé Peter Palandjian (cq) during The Roast of David Ortiz at the House of Blues in Boston. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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Actress Eliza Dushku posts photos from her Boston Public Library wedding

On Sunday, the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” actress posted a picture of herself wearing a long, lacy wedding gown and leaning into Peter Palandjian’s arms.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck in 2013.

Casey Affleck says Ben Affleck is getting sober for Jennifer Garner and their kids

The "Manchester by the Sea" star also discussed his family's long history with alcoholism, as well as his own sobriety.

Soon-Yi Previn says her adoptive mother is taking advantage of the #MeToo movement to go after Woody Allen.

Soon-Yi Previn defends husband Woody Allen, attacks Mia Farrow

Previn criticized Farrow, her adoptive mother, in her first public comments in more than 25 years.

From left: Viggo Mortensen, director Peter Farrelly, Octavia Spencer, and Mahershala Ali before the screening of “Green Book” at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Peter Farrelly’s new movie wins People’s Choice Award at Toronto film festival

The film follows an Italian-American bouncer who is hired to chauffeur a black classical pianist though the racially segregated South in the 1960s.

Executive producer Kris Meyer (left), director Lisa Aimola, and star Steve Sweeney.

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‘Sweeney Killing Sweeney’ premieres in Somerville

A big crowd turned out for the red carpet premiere of Steve Sweeney’s new movie on Tuesday night.

Taylor Dayne and Paul English outside Wally’s Cafe.

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Singer Taylor Dayne takes the (very small) stage at Wally’s

Dayne first broke onto the pop scene in 1987 with her hit “Tell It to My Heart.”

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 23, 2018 adult film star Stormy Daniels poses and signs autographs at Chi Chi Larue's adult entertainment store in West Hollywood, California. - Adult film star Stormy Daniels said September 12, 2018 she will publish an autobiography detailing her alleged affair with President Donald Trump in October, shortly before key US midterm elections. Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump in 2006, around the time that the reality television star's wife Melania had given birth to their son Barron, said she would dedicate the tell-all -- entitled

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Stormy Daniels will be on ‘SMILF’ next season

Will Stormy take Southie?

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DiCaprio Foundation auctioning millions of dollars worth of art

The piece with the highest opening bid is a Wayne Thiebaud painting for $3 million.

13names - A cooking demonstration at the 2017 America's Test Kitchen Boston Eats Festival. (Steve Klise/America's Test Kitchen)

5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Here are ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city this weekend.

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Designer Sally LaPointe hits the runway with a sleek, modern collection

A Marblehead native and Rhode Island School of Design grad, LaPointe sent a sleek but intensely wearable collection down the Spring 2019 runway at New York Fashion Week.

-Boston, MA-September 11, 2018- The Red Sox wives in conjunction with the Red Sox Fundation held its 17th Annual Fashion show at the Hotel Commonwealth. © 2018 Photo by Cindy M. Loo/The Boston Red Sox 13namesSoxWives Red Sox wives participated in the 17th annual From Fenway to the Runway fundraiser on Tuesday. Top row from left to right: Allison Buchheit, Lucianna Momose, Chelsea Scott, Georgia Nua, Chelsea Zara, Taylor Workman and Dianne Jochim. Bottom row from left to right: Katie Roose, Catherine Rodriguez, Carolyn Pomeranz, Lakyn Holt, Erin Bradley, Shelby Swihart, and Ashley Kelly.ÐCindy M. Loo/The Boston Red Sox Credit: Cindy M. Loo/The Boston Red Sox

Red Sox wives walk the runway for charity

On Tuesday, more than a dozen Red Sox wives gathered for the 17th Annual From Fenway to the Runway fundraiser.

ST PAUL, MN - JANUARY 21: Ashley Wagner competes in the Ladies' Short Program at the 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championship on January 21, 2016 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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Olympic medalist Ashley Wagner is skating into Boston

The 27-year-old announced on Instagram that she was moving to the area, where she will coach at The Skating Club of Boston.

for 05kennedyphotos -- Prints of the negatives being auctioned by RR Auction, which show John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy's 1953 wedding. The images have likely never been seen before, according to the Boston auction house. (credit: Arthur C. Borges/RR Auction)

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Wednesday marks 65th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s wedding to Jacqueline Bouvier

The future president and first lady got married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newport, R.I.

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2017 file photo,

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‘60 Minutes’ chief Jeff Fager out at CBS

CBS “60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff Fager says he’s leaving the company, after being named in recent stories that accused him of fostering an abusive workplace.

Mark Wahlberg.

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Mark Wahlberg gets up at 2:30 a.m. to work out

There are early risers. And then there’s Mark Wahlberg.

“Lizzie” costars Kristen Stewart (left) and Chloe Sevigny.

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Chloe Sevigny on her new Lizzie Borden film and teaming up with Kristen Stewart

After years of false starts, ‘‘Lizzie,’’ a tense psychological thriller, is finally making it to theaters.

Casey Affleck, right, a cast member in

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Casey Affleck said Ben Affleck is ‘doing great’ in rehab

The ‘Manchester by the Sea’ star discussed his older brother's struggle with alcohol addiction at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman arrives for the premiere of the restored movie “L'annee derniere a Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad)” at the 75th annual Venice International Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, on September 5, 2018.

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Latest Frederick Wiseman doc screens at Toronto International Film Festival

“Monrovia, Indiana,” the 88-year-old’s detailed portrait of life in a small rural town, will be released in major cities Oct. 26.

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Local athletes joined Drake for a splashy after-party at a Boston nightclub

The worlds of sports and music repeatedly mixed in Boston last weekend.

FILe - In this Jan. 27, 2018 file photo, Olivia Newton-John attends the 2018 G'Day USA Los Angeles Gala at the InterContinental Hotel Los Angeles. Newton-John says she has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time in three decades. The four-time Grammy winner, who will turn 70 on Sept. 26, told Australian news program “Sunday Night” doctors found a tumor in her lower back in 2017. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

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Olivia Newton-John diagnosed with cancer for 3rd time

The four-time Grammy winner, who will turn 70 on Sept. 26, told Australian news program ‘‘Sunday Night’’ doctors found a tumor in her lower back in 2017.

FILE - SEPTEMBER 07: According to reports September 7, 2018 rapper Mac Miller, real name Malcolm McCormick, has died of an apparent overdose at his San Fernando Valley home. LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Mac Miller performs on Camp Stage during day 1 of Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2017 at Exposition Park on October 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Autopsy performed on rapper Mac Miller, more tests needed

An autopsy has been completed but the cause of death is not yet clear for hip-hop star Mac Miller, who was found dead in his Los Angeles home last week.

Magician Shin Lim arrives at the

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Waltham magician makes the finals on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Waltham magician Shin Lim performed a series of card tricks during the semifinal round of the reality talent show that wowed viewers and judges alike.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Legend and Tim Price pose in the press room during the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice now EGOT winners

The Emmy win for “Jesus Chris Superstar” on Sunday united Legend, Lloyd Webber and Rice with Emmys to go with their Tonys, Grammys, and Oscars — the four biggest prizes in show business.

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‘Here We Go Again’ Cher tour to come to Mass. in April

The pop music star is headed for the new MGM Springfield casino and the TD Garden.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora  (left) ran over to say hello to former New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez at Fenway on Sunday.

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A-Rod worked at Wahlburgers Sunday after losing a bet to Mark Wahlberg

The former Yankees star had some fun and paid off a bet with the Boston-bred actor.

It appears rappers Meek Mill (left) and Drake are now on good terms.

Drake, Meek Mill appear together on stage at TD Garden

Based on Saturday’s embrace, the long-feuding rappers have patched things up.