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Helene Stapinski will read from her book Dec. 2 at I AM Books.


‘Murder in Matera’ author to read in Boston

Helene Stapinski, a reporter and New York Times columnist, will be at I AM Books on Dec. 2.

Diablo Cody (left), Diane Paulus, and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui are creating a stage version of Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill.”


Work has begun on ART adaptation of ‘Jagged Little Pill’

Diablo Cody is writing the show.


Longtime WBZ NewsRadio 1030 news director sent packing by new owner

Peter Casey had been with WBZ for 24 years and was terminated when iHeartMedia took over ownership of the station.

Former US national gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar in court Wednesday.


Aly Raisman tweets her ‘disgust’ about ‘monster’ Larry Nassar

The US national gymnastics team’s former doctor agreed to a sentence range of 25 to 40 years.

The cover of Lacey Noonan’s “A Gronking to Remember.”


Lawsuit related to ‘Gronking to Remember’ cover is spiked

An Ohio couple said their picture was used without their permission on the cover of the 2014 self-published erotic novella.

Gisele Bundchen (left) and Kendall Jenner.


Kendall Jenner, not Gisele Bundchen, is now the highest-paid model

Gisele Bundchen, who since 2002 made more money annually than any other model, has been bounced from the top of Forbes’s list.


BSO’s chief operating and communications officer departs for job in Dallas

Kim Noltemy had been with the BSO for two decades.

The latest incarnation of the Eagles: Don Henley, Deacon Frey, Joe Walsh, Vince Gill, Timothy B. Schmit.


Revamped Eagles set TD Garden date

The band will play in Boston next summer.

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Ray Allen files emergency motion, says he is victim of ‘catfishing’

Attorney says the former Celtic took legal action in an effort to put an end to threats against him and his family.

Rosie O'Donnell and Elizabeth Rooney


Rosie O’Donnell’s new girlfriend is a Worcester cop

The actress and former talk show host met Elizabeth Rooney while in town shooting the Showtime series “SMILF.”

Brad Falchuk and Gwyneth Paltrow


Brad Falchuk and Gwyneth Paltrow are said to be engaged

The Newton native — whose brother, Evan, ran unsuccessfully for Massachusetts governor — has been dating the actress for three years.

Legendary jazz impresario Fred Taylor (left) and City Winery CEO Michael Dorf.


City Winery finally opens its doors

A few hundred invited guests got a look inside Boston’s newest music venue Monday night and paying customers show up tonight.

From left: Ezra Miller is The Flash, Ben Affleck is Batman, and Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman in a scene from “Justice League.”

‘Justice League’ a disappointing No. 1 as ‘Wonder’ surprises

The lackluster domestic turnout for “Justice League” raises new questions about the ability of Warner Bros. to effectively exploit its DC Comics characters.

Andris Nelsons leading pianist Martin Helmchen and the BSO last week.


BSO’s Andris Nelsons says sexual harassment isn’t a problem in classical music

Nothing to see here, says the conductor.

Actor Armie Hammer.


Armie Hammer says Casey Affleck’s Oscar is the result of a Hollywood double standard

The actor said Affleck was able to win despite past harassment allegations, while director Nate Parker’s career is in ruins after a long-ago rape allegation.

Heather Unruh on “Megyn Kelly Today.”


Heather Unruh on Spacey allegations: ‘He strikes when they least expect it’

The former WCVB-TV anchor appeared on “Megyn Kelly Today” to talk about actor Kevin Spacey’s alleged sexual assault of her son.


Cherry Bombe gathers local women in food for a night of talk and tastings

The event was a stop on the biannual magazine’s multicity book tour, celebrating its October release, “Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook,” from publisher Clarkson Potter.

From left: Robert and Susan Schechter, Ashley Karger, Wesley Karger, Paul Karger, and Carole Charnow at the Wonder Ball.


Wonder Ball raises $600,000 for Children’s Museum

The funds raised support access to the museum for children with economic, physical, or developmental challenges.

Foundation president Jay Ruderman presented actress Marlee Matlin with the Morton E. Ruderman Award earlier this year for her activism on behalf of the disabled.


Marlee Matlin gives opening address at Ruderman Family Foundation Inclusion Summit

This is the second summit that the foundation has hosted to tackle disabled rights and inclusion issues across a wide array of sectors.

David Cassidy performed in October 2012 in Nashville.

‘Partridge Family’ star David Cassidy in hospital with organ failure

Cassidy’s publicist says he’s suffering from liver and kidney failure.

Dunkin’ Donuts customers in Waltham were surprised to find Celtics forward Guerschon Yabusele behind the counter.


Celtics player Guerschon Yabusele surprises Dunkin’ customers

The 6-foot-8 forward handed the morning rush — ringing orders, making coffee, and doling out donuts — in Waltham.

National Book Award winners (from left) Robin Benway, Masha Gessen, Jesmyn Ward, and Frank Bidart.


Cambridge poet Frank Bidart wins National Book Award

His “Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016” took the poetry prize.

Roger Lyons, director of the documentary “Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross,” and Alexandra Dean, director of the documentary “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story,” at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.


Hedy Lamarr documentary has Boston premiere at Coolidge Corner Theatre

“Bombshell” tells the story of the 1930s and ’40s actress who secretly helped invent a communication system for Allied warships during World War II.

Actor Ben Affleck attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Justice League” in Hollywood last week.


On a press tour, Ben Affleck answers questions about sexual harassment and misconduct in Hollywood

The actor is on a press tour for “Justice League,” but has been asked about Harvey Weinstein and his own past behavior.

Luis Fonsi (right) with (from left) producers Mauricio Rengifo, Andres Torres, and Luis Saldarriaga accept the Record of the Year award for ‘Despacito’ onstage during the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.


A local win for ‘Despacito’ at the Latin Grammys

Saldarriaga was the recording engineer on the Luis Fonsi hit that features Daddy Yankee.

Heather Unruh at a press conference last week discussing Kevin Spacey’s alleged assault of her son on Nantucket in 2016.


Heather Unruh acknowledges support after Kevin Spacey allegation

The former TV anchor thanked the crowd at a Boston Medical Center fund-raiser Thursday night.

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen looks on during a meeting in September of the Global Pact for the Environment at the United Nations headquarters in New York.


Gisele Bundchen takes on Trump policy: ‘Nothing justifies killing’ elephants for trophies

The Brazilian supermodel and wife of Tom Brady is upset about the administration’s decision to allow hunters to bring elephants killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States.

Actor Jeffrey Tambor.

‘Transparent’ co-star alleges impropriety by Jeffrey Tambor

An actress on “Transparent” says Tambor pressed his body against hers in a sexually aggressive manner during filming and made inappropriate and unwanted sexual statements.

This Chilmark home where the Obamas have vacationed is on the market for $17.75 million.


Want to live like the Obamas? Their Martha’s Vineyard rental is for sale

One of the deluxe, super-private homes that the Obamas stayed in during their vacation is for sale — and it’s not cheap.

Kevin Spacey (right) on the set of “21,” which is based on Ben Mezrich’s book “Bringing Down the House.”


Ben Mezrich finds allegations against Spacey and Ratner ‘horrific and troubling’

The author has worked on film projects with the men, both of whom have been accused of serial sexual harassment.

Nadya Okamoto


Harvard sophomore gets book deal

This Harvard University sophomore didn’t get a seat on the Cambridge City Council. But she did land a book deal.

Fitchburg Art Museum director Nick Capasso with associate curator Mary Tinti in 2013.


Fitchburg Art Museum gets a 500-piece photography donation

“For the Fitchburg Art Museum, it is an enormous big deal,” said museum director Nick Capasso.

Comedian Bill Burr in Los Angeles in 2016.

Canton-bred comic Bill Burr on Louis C.K.: ‘I think he will definitely be back’

Burr also called the media’s attention on Louis C.K.’s former manager a “witch hunt.”

NESN's Kacie McDonnell and free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer at last weekend’s Gold Glove ceremonies in New York.


Would Eric Hosmer sign with the Red Sox because he’s dating a NESN anchor?

The free agent Royals first baseman has been seeing Kacie McDonnell.

Arthur the aardvark is the title character of the WGBH series “Arthur.”


‘Arthur’ is again at the center of a Twitter controversy

Some claim NBC Sports Boston lightened the aardvark’s fist in a tweet.

Stevie Nicks performing at the Beacon Theatre in New York in 2012.


Milton’s Stephen Davis paints a flattering portrait in new Stevie Nicks biography

The Fleetwood Mac frontwoman has succeeded despite being mistreated by bandmate and former lover Lindsey Buckingham.

James Taylor and Jimmy Kimmel.


James Taylor sings Jimmy Kimmel’s favorite song

It’s been a busy few days for the Taylor family. Singer James Taylor performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” as part of the host’s 50th birthday celebration. (He played “Sweet Baby James,” which is apparently Kimmel’s favorite song, and if you missed it, the show will be re-broadcast Friday.) Meanwhile, Taylor’s wife, Kim, was in Chicago the other day for a meeting of President Obama’s Organizing for Action group. (She’s on the advisory board.) She says the former president plans to stay active with the community-building project.

From left: Brooke Adams, Marianne Leone Cooper, Tony Shalhoub, CSC founding artistic director Steven Maler, and Chris Cooper at Babson.


Tony Shalhoub goes from Broadway to Babson

The actor participated in a semi-staged reading at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s home at Babson.

Kevin Spacey


Kevin Spacey glimpsed with yoga mat while in rehab

The actor is accused of abusing several teenage boys and young men, including Heather Unruh’s son.

Actors Jason Momoa (left) and Ben Affleck at the premiere of “Justice League” at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.


Ben Affleck mugs for the camera at ‘Justice League’ premiere

The actor joined his co-stars on the red carpet in Hollywood.

City Winery CEO Michael Dorf


City Winery opens Thursday . . . maybe

The launch of Boston’s new music venue has been delayed — repeatedly.

Duke Castiglione


Duke Castiglione, son of longtime Red Sox announcer, joins WCVB

He will be Channel 5’s new weekend evening anchor and general assignment reporter.

Cafe ArtScience in Cambridge

BU professor’s Yelp post on restaurant deleted, denounced by dean

A Yelp review critical of a Cambridge restaurant and its staff posted by a Boston University professor sparked a backlash and was denounced by a school dean.

Tom Sizemore (left) and Rebekah Chaney during a 2012 appearance in Boston.

Report: Tom Sizemore was booted from movie set for assaulting girl, 11

Sizemore is the latest Hollywood figure accused of sexual assault.

Priscilla Chan with husband Mark Zuckerberg


Priscilla Chan, wife of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, cites Dorchester experience in making $12.1 million grant

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has created the gift in support of the Phillips Brooks House Association at Harvard.

Woody Allen, shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016, has a new film in theaters on Dec. 1.


Will Boston-area movie houses show Woody Allen’s next film?

Local theaters discuss how allegations of sexual assault and abuse against Hollywood filmmakers have affected their programming.

Kevin Bacon (left) and Adam Scott in “Black Mass.”


The Matt Damon-Ben Affleck Showtime pilot has found its stars

One has filmed in Boston before . . .

Comedian-actress Amy Schumer.


Amy Schumer is apparently dating a Martha’s Vineyard chef

Word is the comedian-actress is dating chef Chris Fischer, whose family has been running Beetlebung Farm in Chilmark since 1961.

ELO’s Jeff Lynne (right) performing with Ed Sheeran at the Grammy Awards in 2015.


ELO skipping Boston in first tour in 30 years

Jeff Lynne is taking the (laser) show on the road.

Taylor Swift sets Gillette Stadium date

The 10-time Grammy winner will sandwich her eighth Foxborough show between a gig in New Jersey and a performance in Toronto.