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World Series championships weren’t enough for Youkilis

The three-time All-Star, who helped the Red Sox win the World Series in 2004 and 2007, tweeted this week that he’s finally a graduate in good standing of the University of Cincinnati,

Cardi B performed at UMass Amherst Wednesday night.


Cardi B tells UMass students to stay the course

With a long red-and-white striped blouse covering her burgeoning belly, the pregnant performer twerked the night away.


Bo Burnham premieres movie at IFFB

The 27-year-old Hamilton native was at the Somerville Theatre this week to premiere his new movie, “Eighth Grade.”

Lauren Kidwell, a 2014 Boston Conservatory grad, speaks to students at the school’s Zach Box Theater.


‘Sound of Music’ star talks about climbing every mountain

Lauren Kidwell, a 2014 graduate of the Boston Conservatory, knows a thing or two about staying on course.

A limited-edition poster for BU’s “Game of Thrones: The Virtual Final Season.”


‘Winter Is Coming’ to Boston University

In staged readings this weekend, students imagine how “Game of Thrones” will end.

Shangela Laquifa Wadley (with Philip Popken) during her performance at Carrie Nation.


‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ All Star performs at Carrie Nation

Shangela Laquifa Wadley, the drag persona of D.J. Pierce, closed out Suffolk University’s “Queerpril.”

Kristina Lyons (left) and Attorney General Maura Healey at the reading and signing of Peggy Freydberg’s last book, “Poems from the Pond.”


Remembering Peggy Freydberg with ‘Poems from the Pond’

Admirers of Peggy Freydberg, the late Martha’s Vineyard poet, gathered the other night to read selections from her final book, titled “Poems from the Pond.”

The character Apu from the animated series


Hank Azaria says he’s willing to ‘step aside’ amid criticism of ‘Simpsons’ character Apu

The actor performed the “Simpsons” character’s voice at a Tufts commencement ceremony two years ago.

Comedian Nick Di Paolo, shown performing in Las Vegas in 2008.


Boston comic Nick Di Paolo is fired by SiriusXM for tweet to ‘future school shooter’

“It’s true,” the comedian wrote on Twitter, “Sirius XM fired me for a poorly worded tweet that warranted suspension at best.”

First lady Melania Trump and her French counterpart, Brigitte Macron, attended a White House press conference Tuesday.

Melania Trump embraces moment in spotlight during state visit. As does her hat.

Mrs. Trump ditched her trademark dark sunglasses and shined in a white skirt suit and matching hat.

Rufus Gifford


Former ambassador Rufus Gifford adds celebrity sizzle to congressional race

There are no fewer than 13 Democratic candidates running to succeed US Representative Niki Tsongas in the Third Congressional District.

Boston Globe Managing Director Linda Pizzuti Henry


Linda Pizzuti Henry tops Boston Magazine’s ‘Most Influential People’ list

Mayor Marty Walsh, Governor Charlie Baker, and Attorney General Maura Healey also made the top 10.

Literary Lights honorees and presenters (from left) Stephen Kinzer, Brian Selznick, Stacy Schiff, Julian Fellowes, Gregory Maguire, Jane Mayer, André Aciman, and Alice Hoffman.


‘Downton Abbey’ creator Julian Fellowes feted at Literary Lights dinner

The other honorees were journalist Jane Mayer, children’s author-illustrator Brian Selznick, author André Aciman, and foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer.


Chris Evans and brother Scott quizzed by Seth Meyers on ‘Late Night’

The two appeared together on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and played a game Meyers calls “How Well Do You Know Your Brother?”

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, showed their newly-born son, their third child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital Monday.

Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

The newest member of the royal family made his debut outside a British hospital Monday with parents Kate Middleton and Prince William.

President Kennedy traveling through Dallas minutes before he was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963.


Flag from JFK assassination limo up for auction

The current bid is $30,000, but the auction house estimates the item could fetch $100,000.

Ondi Timoner (left), Matt Smith, and Eliza Dushku


‘Mapplethorpe’ premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

The biopic tells the story of celebrated photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.



Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Lauren Hashian welcome baby No. 2

Did you hear about the baby? Not that baby.


Peter Wolf plays a surprise Record Store Day show in Newburyport record store

Accompanied by Duke Levine and Marty Ballou, the J. Geils frontman sounded great.

“Westworld” cast members Simon Quarterman and Shannon Woodward at the Revere Hotel on Sunday.


Boston tech experts turn out for ‘Westworld’ premiere party Sunday night at Revere Hotel

Locals from Women Who Code, FeatureX, and Affectiva were on the guest list for the screening and talk with actors from the show.


Chris Evans declines to accept Yankees and Mets hats on ‘GMA’: ‘I’m from Boston’

Evans, who’s a big Patriots fan, said he “respects” the New York Giants — the team cohost Michael Strahan played for — but has a problem with the Jets.

Bill Cosby acknowledged supporters Friday as he left a Norristown, Pa., courthouse.

Bill Cosby’s defense team focuses on swaying public opinion, not jurors

They’re hitting at his accuser’s credibility in the media with attacks that the judge deemed too prejudicial or irrelevant for court.

Shania Twain in 2017.

Shania Twain apologizes after saying she would have voted for Donald Trump

The Canadian singer told The Guardian she would have voted for Trump because “even though he was offensive, he seemed honest.”

Front, from left: Lee Trevino, Johnny Miller, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Mark Wahlberg at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf Celebrity Shootout on Sunday


Mark Wahlberg joins golf legends at celebrity shootout

The Dorchester-bred actor participated with four of the best ever.

The recent brawl centered around Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and Yankees DH Tyler Austin has inspired the “Evil Empire Weekend” May 5 and 6 at McCoy Stadium, home of the Pawtucket Red Sox.


PawSox bring MLB rivalry to McCoy Stadium

The ballpark in Pawtucket, R.I., will hold “Evil Empire Weekend” when the Yankees’ Triple-A team visits May 5 and 6.

BAC spring gala co-chairs Taniya Nayak and Eric Roseff (center) with fellow designers Vani Sayeed (left) and Atsu Gunther.


Boston Architectural College holds spring fling

The event raised more than $380,000.

An empty frame at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.


Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum publishes its own book about 1990 heist

“Stolen” is the first book about the theft of 13 works of art that’s authorized by the museum.

Broadway star Christine Ebersole at BU.


Actress Christine Ebersole stops by BU

The two-time Tony winner talked about her career at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.

Andris Nelsons, BSO music director, nuzzles a bust of Austrian composer Anton Bruckner.


For Andris Nelsons, it’s Bruckner or bust

A CD booklet includes a shot of the BSO music director tenderly nuzzling a massive statue of the composer.

From left: Donnie, Paul, Bob, and Alma Wahlberg unveil the new Wahlburgers food truck at the South Bay Center.


Wahlbergs get in on the food truck craze with Wahlburgers on Wheels

The unveiling at Dorchester’s South Bay Center featured matriarch Alma Wahlberg and sons Donnie, Paul, and Bob. Mark made an appearance via FaceTime.

Kick Kennedy and, photographed separately, Matthew Mellon


RFK Jr.’s daughter ‘devastated’ by billionaire boyfriend’s death

People magazine reports that Kick Kennedy, a model, had been dating banking heir Matthew Mellon for four months.

Dr. Ann McKee


Time’s most influential list includes BU professor Dr. Ann McKee

Actor-director John Krasinski is another list member with local ties.

Amy Schumer


Amy Schumer would like you to see ‘I Feel Pretty’ before criticizing it

Even before it’s opened, the made-in-Massachusetts movie is being panned by some people who don’t like the idea behind it.


Boston Latin School senior up for poetry prize

Xiadi Zhai will represent Massachusetts at this month’s Poetry Out Loud competition at George Washington University in D.C.

Rokuichiro Michii (left), the Consul-General of Japan in Boston, and his wife, Ikuko, with Boston Marathon men’s winner Yuki Kawauchi.


Boston Marathon is a ratings winner for WBZ-TV

The same conditions that made this week’s Boston Marathon brutal for runners may also have contributed to excellent TV ratings.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Jon Bon Jovi at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.


Back from Cleveland, Robert Kraft watches the Celts win with Ricki Lander

The Patriots owner has been busy lately.

Bo Burnham, director of “Eighth Grade.”


Bo Burnham’s ‘Eighth Grade’ to open Independent Film Festival Boston

The IFFB runs April 25-May 2, with screenings at the Somerville, Brattle, and Coolidge Corner theaters.

From left: Ron Chernow, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Joe Biden.


Henry Louis Gates Jr. among Common Wealth Award winners

The Harvard professor shared the spotlight with his fellow honorees, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow and former vice president Joe Biden.

Noah Baumbach with Greta Gerwig at the 90th Academy Awards.


Noah Baumbach to be honored at Nantucket Film Festival

Noah Baumbach to be honored at Nantucket Film Festival


So much for those action figures of John Cena proposing to Nikki Bella

Mattel probably won’t release them now


Zac Efron was in Boston to cheer on his brother in the Marathon

Efron took to Twitter to brag about his brother Dylan’s strong effort.


One chance to view ‘The Dating Project’

The documentary follows participants in a Boston College professor’s unconventional extra-credit assignment.


Rock historian Peter Guralnick feted in Watertown

An audience of admirers at the Mosesian Center for the Arts included Peter Wolf and Allman Brothers manager Bert Holman.

Yu-An Chang


Boston Symphony names new assistant conductor

Yu-An Chang of Taiwan won first prize at a 2016 international conducting competition.

Audra McDonald with Oskar Eustis at MIT’s Huntington Hall.


Audra McDonald appears at MIT discussion, gala

The six-time Tony winner, who has been honored with the university’s Eugene McDermott Award, sat down with Oskar Eustis at Huntington Hall over the weekend.

John Cena and Nikki Bella kissed after they got engaged at WrestleMania 33 in 2017.


Wrestlers John Cena, Nikki Bella call off engagement

Cena, originally from West Newbury, has made a successful transition to films, appearing in movies like “Trainwreck’’ and the new R-rated comedy ‘‘Blockers.’’

Dwayne Johnson in a scene from “Rampage,” which finished the weekend atop the US box office.

In a close race, ‘Rampage’ takes No. 1 from ‘A Quiet Place’

After a wobbly start, Dwayne Johnson muscled his way to a No. 1 opening for “Rampage” — but just barely.

From left: Wally the Green Monster, Blake Swihart, Maggie, and Brock Holt at the Jimmy Fund Clinic.


Sox players swing by Jimmy Fund Clinic with pizza, cheer

Red Sox players brought pizza and ice cream to the Dana-Farber Jimmy Fund Clinic for One Boston Day.

Angelique Kidjo at Sanders Theatre on Friday.


Harvard names Angelique Kidjo as 2018 Jazz Master

The Grammy winner was also part of a town hall at Harvard’s Kennedy School which focused on girls’ lives internationally.

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jessica Kensky greets Mark Wahlberg at the Boston premiere of “Patriots Day” on Dec. 14, 2016. Kensky's husband, Patrick Downes, also a bombing survivor, is behind on the left.


Mark Wahlberg promotes book about Marathon bombing survivor and her rescue dog

Jessica Kensky and her husband, Patrick Downes, were both depicted in Wahlberg’s 2016 movie “Patriots Day.”