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A spectacle of a night

Boston Harbor Now’s Spectacle on Spectacle event raised $645,000.


MFA acquires starfish brooch once owned by Claudette Colbert

The museum announced the acquisition on Monday.


Mindy Kaling pledges $40,000 on 40th birthday

The Cambridge native plans to give $1,000 each to 40 charities.

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - JUNE 16: Alan Cumming from the TV serie


Alan Cumming talks LGBTQ representation 

The actor spoke to the Globe ahead of his June 26 visit to Boston’s Society of Arts and Crafts.

Senator Elizabeth Warren addresses the crowd at the We Decide: Planned Parenthood Action Fund 2020 Election Forum to Focus on Abortion and Reproductive Rights event in Columbia, SC on June, 22 2019. - Many of the Democratic candidates running for president are in Columbia to make appearances at the South Carolina Democratic Party Convention and the Planned Parenthood Election Forum on June 22. (Photo by Logan Cyrus / AFP)LOGAN CYRUS/AFP/Getty Images


Elizabeth Warren shares birthday with Meryl Streep

The Massachusetts senator called the Oscar-winning actress on Saturday, as they both turned 70.

From left: Ophira Eisenberg, Anne Beatts, Jane Curtin, Heidi Gardner, and Sudi Green at the Nantucket Film Festival.


At Nantucket Film Festival, a roundtable of ‘Saturday Night Live’ women

Anne Beatts, Jane Curtin, Heidi Gardner, and Sudi Green all told their stories.

Top: The Dushku family at the naming of Dushku Hall at Camp Hale in Sandwich, N.H. Above: Peter Palandjian and Eliza Dushku.


Eliza Dushku and Peter Palandjian donate $500,000 to Camp Hale

A dining hall has been named in honor of her late father, Philip, who attended the New Hampshire camp as a child.

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Screenwriters can play key role in gender parity, actress Geena Davis says

The Wareham native participated in a panel discussion on the subject over the weekend.

Supportive artist

Paula Cole performs at “The 12”

James Holzhauer on his final episode of


‘Jeopardy!’ champion donates money to cancer research in honor of Alex Trebek

CNN was first to report that James Holzhauer recently donated $1,109.14 to the Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk.


The story behind one of Joe Perry’s most iconic guitars starts in a Somerville studio

“He opened the case, and this guitar — I mean, it was hard to tell it was a guitar.”


New England Aquarium celebrates 50 years

The aquarium staff and others dived into the start of its anniversary with a cake ceremony.

Big Plans

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.

This April 15, 2019 photo shows actress-singer Janelle Monae posing for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles to promote her animated film


Janelle Monáe and Bryan Stevenson added to INBOUND lineup

They are the latest additions to the slate of scheduled speakers for the business networking conference.

28names - Rachel Platten performs at the 2016 Logo's Trailblazer Honors at Cathedral of St. John the Divine on June 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Logo)


Rachel Platten opens up about postpartum anxiety

The “Fight Song” singer shared a candid Instagram post on Tuesday.

20nameshousewives - From left: Teresa Giudice, Margaret Josephs and Sonja Morgan. The Real Housewives are coming to Beverly — for one evening. Teresa Giudice (New Jersey), Margaret Josephs (New Jersey), and Sonja Morgan (New York City) are coming to the North Shore Music Theatre on August 11 for an “unfiltered conversation” about what happens both on camera and behind the scenes. (handout)


Celebrity Housewives, ‘unfiltered,’ in Beverly

Three Real Housewives will speak at the North Shore Music Theatre in August.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 02: Anthony Anderson attends VH1's Annual


‘Black-ish’ star Anthony Anderson heads to (Nantucket’s) Dreamland

The actor will join the Museum of African American History for its “Night in White” event at the Dreamland Stage Company on June 30.

Jillian Bell with Next Wave Award at the Provincetown film festival.


Comic actress Jillian Bell gets serious for a change

The “Brittany Runs a Marathon” star picked up the Next Wave Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival last weekend.


Rick Steves takes Pops audience on European tour

The concert was a combination of travel history and images, with Steves’s narration and the Pops’ musical accompaniment.

MUMBAI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 26: Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra (L) with her fiancee Nick Jonas (R), his brother Joe Jonas and his fiancee Sophie Turner posed for photographs outside a restaurant at Juhu on November 26, 2018 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)


The Jonas Brothers, Sophie Turner join Priyanka Chopra to celebrate her mom’s birthday in Boston

The Beehive was buzzing Sunday night.

John Waters (left) and John Cameron Mitchell (right) posed for a photo at the HBO Schoolhouse Party on Friday evening at the Provincetown International Film Festival.


John Waters and John Cameron Mitchell trade jokes at Provincetown International Film Festival

From porn to drugs to the “death” of independent film, filmmakers John Waters and John Cameron Mitchell chatted candidly at PIFF on Saturday.

Actor Channing Tatum poses at the European premiere of


Channing Tatum stayed out partying in Boston this weekend, then filmed a movie the next day

Tatum was in town shooting for “Free Guy,” the flick starring Ryan Reynolds.

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe spoke with author Casey Sherman at the Provincetown International Film Festival on Sunday as part of the inaugural Democracy Series. (Mae Gammino/Provincetown International Film Festival) 18PIFF


Andrew McCabe speaks at Provincetown film festival, skips public reading of Mueller Report

McCabe, who served as acting director of the FBI in 2017 after the ouster of James Comey, delivered a PIFF keynote, “Speaking Truth to Power,” at The Pilgrim Monument.

Above (from left): Rhondella Richardson, reporter/anchor at WCVB-TV, and her husband, Brown University police chief Mark Porter; Charlene Flynn of Hingham and Coleen O’Donnell of Quincy.


Grand opening celebration at One Dalton tower

The skyscraper in the Back Bay is home to luxury residences, the Four Seasons Hotel, and Zuma restaurant.


Cape Ann Museum holds annual Captain’s Party

The event celebrates the museum’s home and raises money for its programs.


Camp Harbor View’s annual Beach Ball raised over $10m this year

Money from the event at the Black Falcon Cruise terminal supports the organization’s summer camp for kids, leadership academy, and family support services.


A ‘Downton Abbey’ experience arrives in Boston

The Castle at Park Plaza is hosting an exhibition of sets, costumes, and props from the hit PBS series through September.



Linde Center for Music and Learning at Tanglewood to open June 28

Designed by William Rawn Associates Architects, the Linde Center is a massive, four-building component of the $64 million “Tanglewood Forever” initiative.

Tom Brady attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the


Tom Brady offers words of encouragement to special high school graduate

“Hang tough. Take care. We’re thinking of you. We’re proud of you,” the Patriots QB said in a special video message to heart-transplant recipient (and new high school graduate) Shaun Patterson.

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at the New York Police Department's Special Victim's Unit, Thursday, June 13, 2019 to face allegations he groped a woman at a city night spot. A 29-year-old woman told police the 51-year-old Gooding grabbed her breast while he was intoxicated around 11:15 p.m. Sunday. Gooding denies the allegations. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Cuba Gooding Jr. turns himself in for allegedly groping woman, denies allegations

Gooding’s lawyer said security video will exonerate the actor from allegations he groped a woman at a New York City night spot.

Viola Davis presents the crystal award for advocacy in entertainment at the Women in Film Annual Gala on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)


Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Issa Rae take the stage at annual Women in Film gala

Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, Poehler put her own unconventional spin on the “empowerment speech.”

James Taylor surprises retiring Catholic Memorial School principal with video tribute

“Congratulations to you, sir, on [close to ] 50 years of service,” Taylor said to Thomas Beatty. “What a thing.” He invited the CM principal to his concert on July 3 at Tanglewood.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Comedian Dave Chappelle speaks onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) 13StewartChappelle


Dave Chappelle’s coming to Broadway, so bag your phone

Producers issued a warning: All phones will be put in a locked pouch during the show and anyone smuggling one in will be ejected.

Evan Dando of the Lemonheads.

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.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 30: Mindy Kaling attends the premiere of Amazon Studio's


Why Mindy Kaling is ‘not going to talk to anyone’ for now about the identity of her daughter’s father

Kaling gave birth to her daughter, Katherine, in December 2017.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 09: Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler speak onstage at the Netflix


Netflix renews ‘Russian Doll’ for second season

Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland co-created the acclaimed Netflix series with Natasha Lyonne.

Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty member Eric Cornell.


Boston Conservatory at Berklee professor Eric Cornell among Tony winners

He took home an award Sunday night as a co-producer of the Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!,” which won Best Revival of a Musical.

Little Fires Everywhere -- Based on Celeste NgÕs 2017 bestseller, Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood Ð and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster. Mia Warren (Kerry Washington) and Elena Richardson (Reese Witherspoon), shown. (Photo by: Erin Simkin/Hulu)


Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon post a first look at ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ 

The upcoming Hulu series is based on the book by Cambridge author Celeste Ng.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 20, 2018 two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor of Ireland arrives for a press conference at Radio City Music Hall in New York to announce his mixed martial arts match against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia. - Mixed martial star Conor McGregor said on March 25, 2019 he had retired from the sport, vowing to hang up his gloves for the second time in three years. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images


Conor McGregor challenges Mark Wahlberg to a fight — again

Once again, Wahlberg seems to be happily ignoring McGregor’s taunts.

Anna and Elsa in a Youtube screenshot from the


The ‘Frozen II’ trailer has (finally) arrived

The sneak peek of the much-anticipated sequel racked up more than 2 million views on YouTube by Tuesday afternoon.

Boston- 04/26/18- Actress Elsie Fisher and director Bo Burnham at the Liberty Hotel. He directed the movie Eighth Grade that she stars in. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(arts)


Bo Burnham will compose songs for the ‘Sesame Street’ movie

The movie plot center around a “plucky history show host” and her efforts to help Big Bird and his friends return to Sesame Street.

HBO ending its nightly newscast produced by Vice Media

HBO says it is ending its weeknight newscast produced by Vice Media, concluding a seven-year partnership with the media company.

Geena Davis in Season 3 of Netflix's 'GLOW'


Geena Davis will guest star in ‘GLOW’ Season 3

The streaming giant announced the casting news on Monday and offered fans a first look at Davis’s character, Sandy Devereaux St. Clair.

CULVER CITY, CA - MARCH 16: Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski arrive at 'The Office' series finale wrap party at Unici Casa Gallery on March 16, 2013 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)


John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer are in a Twitter war over the Stanley Cup Final

“Let me tell you something,” Fischer said during Game 6, “this feud has been going on for a long time between us.”


Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger are married

The ‘‘Guardians of the Galaxy’’ actor announced the nuptials Sunday in an Instagram post accompanied by a photo of the couple walking hand-in-hand. He said they were married Saturday.


Gronk surprises Stop & Shop customers by bringing groceries to their cars

The retired Patriots tight end helped out at the Malden store.


The ‘Jeopardy’ contestant who beat James Holzhauer has lost. Meet the Cambridge man who defeated her

“I’m in this weird position where the first time I saw James Holzhauer play ‘Jeopardy!,’ he lost.”

Best known for playing the lead role, Meredith Grey, in the ABC Network drama series,


Ellen Pompeo talks ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and helping to change ‘toxic’ culture issues on the set

In a Variety interview with actress Taraji P. Henson, Ellen Pompeo discussed the show’s early workplace challenges.

Karen Akunowicz and Taniya Nayak


Taste of the Nation event raises $140,000 for No Kid Hungry

Chefs from all over the area gathered at the Cruiseport Terminal on Tuesday night for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation fund-raiser.

Singer Katherine Ho performs “Yellow” by Coldplay in Chinese


Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center celebrates 50 years

More than 600 people gathered last week to mark 50 years of the BCNC’s nonprofit work.