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In advance of her new album release, Taylor Swift surprised fans at the new Kelsey Montague

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Taylor Swift poses with fans ahead of big announcement

Swift, who has been teasing fans for weeks with clues about a new project, hyped fans up when she visited a mural in Nashville on Thursday.

(L-R): Tracy Heather Strain and Randall MacLowry

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Boston filmmakers win Peabody Award for Lorraine Hansberry documentary

The film by Tracy Heather Strain and Randall MacLowry follows Hansberry’s life and work, both as an artist (she was the playwright behind “A Raisin in the Sun”) and as a civil rights activist.

Linda Holliday and Rob Gronkowski dance to the Flutie Brothers Band at BCRF’s Boston Hot Pink Party.

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Gronk gets groovy at Hot Pink Party alongside Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday

Plus, Doug Flutie made a cameo on the drums.

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A timeline of Danny Amendola and Olivia Culpo’s on-again, off-again relationship

From the first rumors of their romance to Amendola’s recent Instagram foray.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: (L-R) Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely attend the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios'

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ screenwriters talk storytelling in Boston

The Emerson Colonial Theatre announced that Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are coming to the city for a discussion on storytelling in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin watch Game 7 between the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden on April 23, 2019.

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Justin Bieber attends Bruins-Leafs Game 7

Bieber was joined by his wife, Hailey Baldwin.

New photos mark 1st birthday of Britain’s Prince Louis

Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, have released new photos of their youngest child, Prince Louis, to celebrate his first birthday. Prince Louis reached the milestone on Tuesday.

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Pratt, Schwarzenegger appear first time in public as couple

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger made their red carpet debut as a couple at the world premiere of “Avengers: Endgame” premiere in Los Angeles on Monday.

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Producer, Writer, and Editor Robin Blotnick, Amy Vilela, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Director, Writer and Producer Rachel Lears, Cori Bush, and Producer Sarah Olson attend the SXSW premiere of the Netflix Original Documentary

Netflix drops ‘Knock Down the House’ trailer

The film follows four progressive female congressional candidates during the 2018 election cycle, and focuses on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the lone winner.

PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 25: Lulu Wang at the The Farewell party at DIRECTV Lodge presented by AT&T at Sundance Film Festival 2019 on January 25, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for AT&T and DIRECTV)

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Lulu Wang’s ‘The Farewell,’ Danny Boyle’s ‘Yesterday’ part of Nantucket Film Festival lineup

The Nantucket Film Festival announced the feature film lineup for the 24th annual event on Tuesday.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: (L-R) Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, and Chris Hemsworth speak onstage during the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios'

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Avengers get epic send-off at ‘Endgame’ world premiere

There were more than a few sniffles from the audience at the premiere of “Avengers: Endgame” Monday night in Los Angeles, which Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth proudly admitted they shed some tears.

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2018 file photo Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. The Imprisoned actor says his insurance company is settling another lawsuit filed by a woman accuser without his permission. In a statement, Cosby accuses American International Group Inc. of “egregious behavior.

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Bill Cosby fighting $1 million a month legal bill in arbitration

A fee dispute between actor Bill Cosby and a Los Angeles law firm shows the firm billed him about $1 million a month in the run-up to his first sex assault trial.

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Whittier Street Health Center toasts Jim Judge

On April 10, more than 700 guests attended Whittier Street Health Center’s toast to Jim Judge, who serves as chairman, president and CEO of Eversource Energy. The health center honored Judge for his longtime support, as well as his leadership in the community at large. The event was held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in the Back Bay and raised more than $925,000. Attendees included Frederica M. Williams, the health center’s president and CEO, and Mary Judge, who was presented with a plaque recognizing the support that she and Jim, her husband, have provided.

Boston, MA - 05/28/14 - Boston Ballet artistic director Mikko Nissinen teaching a company class as he brings the Ballet's 50th anniversary season to a close, and prepares for an upcoming tour and looking ahead to the company's future. Lane Turner/Globe Staff Section: ARTS Reporter: hans schulz Slug: 01mikko

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Mikko Nissinen, Boston Ballet artistic director, awarded Finnish knighthood

“I’ve always tried to serve as sort of a cultural ambassador wherever I’ve been,” Nissinen said.

04/06/2019 BOSTON, MA Camille Kostek (cq) (left) and Rob Gronkowski (cq) sat together before Gronkowski received an award for all the wishes he's made come true for kids battling life-threatening illnesses during the Make-A-Wish Gala held at the Intercontinental Boston. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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Gronk enjoys retirement with Camille Kostek in the Bahamas

Looks like he spent some of the Easter weekend tossing around a football.

INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 21: Justin Bieber (L) performs with Ariana Grande at Coachella Stage during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AG)

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Ariana Grande surprises Coachella crowd with Justin Bieber

“I haven’t been onstage in, like, two years,” Bieber told the crowd.

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Trailer for Ava DuVernay’s Netflix miniseries ‘When They See Us’ is here

The series, which chronicles the story of five teenagers of color, dubbed the “Central Park Five,” features Felicity Huffman, who recently pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal.

Boston, Ma., 05/ 21 /10: Dylan Dreyer is WHDH-TV Channel 7's lead meterologist in the mornings where she has helped boost ratings among the viewers in the key demographic, 25-54. (8:30 to 9) ( David L Ryan / Globe Staff ) section:BUSINESS slug: meteorologists reporter Johnny Diaz Library Tag 06012010 Business

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Dylan Dreyer discusses her miscarriage, infertility to help ‘shed the stigma’

The “Today” show meteorologist, who worked for Channel 7 in Boston before heading to New York, talked about secondary infertility and the emotional loss.

Jenna Bush Hager arrived at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., earlier this year.

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‘Today’ co-anchor Jenna Bush Hager expecting 3rd child

The announcement comes less than a week after her co-anchor, Hoda Kotb, announced she had adopted her second child.

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015, file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - Soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death,

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Prince memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ coming out in the fall

The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29.

Harvey Weinstein arrived at New York Supreme Court for a hearing on his sexual assault case last year. Both sides in the case want the press and the public barred from the Weinstein's next court appearance on April 26.

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News groups fight to keep Harvey Weinstein’s Friday hearing open

Both sides in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul’s next court appearance.

Todrick Hall performed onstage during Celebrities Support LGBTQ Education at Point Honors Gala New York at The Plaza Hotel this month in New York City.

Boston Pride announces entertainment lineup, with headliner Todrick Hall

“All of these artists, performers, dancers and DJs reflect this year’s theme,” Boston Pride concert chair Henry Paquin said.

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 4: Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots is interviewed at a press conference naming him MVP of Super Bowl LIII on February 4, 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Julian Edelman celebrates Passover on Instagram

“Passover is a special holiday for the Jewish people,” Edelman wrote. “It’s a holiday that celebrates liberty and the pursuit of a better life. That’s a very American sentiment.”

Tom Brady posed for a photo with his parents, Tom and Galynn Brady, prior to Super Bowl XLVI in 2012.

Tom Brady praised his parents’ ‘trust, love, and dedication’ on their 50th anniversary

“The strength of their marriage has always been an inspiration and the best example to me and my sisters,” the quarterback wrote on Instagram.

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Kathleen Turner the guest of honor at Provincetown gala

The Broadway and film star will be this year’s guest of honor at the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival’s Performance Gala

Crew of Fred DeRoma & Son, contractors with the City of Cambridge, applying the Cambridge Poetry Program test stamp in freshly poured concrete on the sidewalk in front of Cambridge Community Center on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (City of Cambridge)

Five Cambridge poets will see their work imprinted on the sidewalk this fall

The poems tackle topics including climate change, spring, and an encounter with a nightingale.

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, Mark Wahlberg arrives at the world premiere of

Mark Wahlberg’s ‘The Six Billion Dollar Man’ stays alive, gets a new director

Variety was first to report that “Bumblebee” director Travis Knight has signed on to direct the movie.

Boston, MA - 4/17/2019 - (2nd quarter) New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and his girlfriend Linda Holliday attended the game. The Boston Celtics host the Indiana Pacers in Game 2 of Round 1 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 18Celtics-Pacers, LOID: 8.5.1015682352.

Bill Belichick, numerous Patriots attend Celtics-Pacers Game 2

Belichick, of course, was showered with cheers.

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Alex Trebek says in video that he intends to return for season 36 of ‘Jeopardy!’

“I look forward to seeing you once again in September with all kinds of good stuff,” Trebek said.

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A book on the ‘unanswered questions’ of the Boston Marathon bombings is set to become a TV series

Two award-winning directors will team up to adapt Michele McPhee’s “Maximum Harm.”

18nameswest - Boston University senior Sam West with filmmaker Zach Braff. (Adobe)

This Boston University student’s artwork inspired a Zach Braff short film

Sam West, a BU senior, won Adobe’s #MoviePosterMovie contest.

FILE - In this Friday, April 5, 2019 file photo, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York. A new study suggests that Fox News is obsessed with freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The liberal watchdog Media Matters for America counted more than 3,000 times the Bronx Democrat was mentioned on Fox News Channel and its sister Fox Business Network over a six-week period that ended earlier this month. Not a day went by where she wasn’t talked about. Fox noted that Ocasio-Cortez has been a star with many other media outlets, too. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Elizabeth Warren praises Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Time list of most influential people

“A year ago, she was taking orders across a bar,” Warren wrote. “Today, millions are taking cues from her.”

‘Today’ show co-anchor Hoda Kotb adopts baby girl

In a telephone call on Tuesday, the 54-year-old told her colleagues that she has adopted a second child.

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, actor Ryan Reynolds poses at a ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Reynolds has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding student theatrical group. The actor who played the title role in 2016’s “Deadpool” will be roasted by the student group before being getting his pudding pot on Feb. 3. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Ryan Reynolds will film a movie in the Boston area this spring

Massachusetts residents will soon have another superhero actor in their midst.

Pete Davidson, left, arrives at the premiere of Netflix's

Pete Davidson and John Mulaney are performing together in Boston

Proceeds will go to a local soup kitchen.

Mindy Kaling of 'Late Night' attends The IMDb Studio at Acura Festival Village on location at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

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Mindy Kaling teams up with Priyanka Chopra for new comedy

Deadline reported that the movie will be a wedding comedy set in America and India — “Crazy Rich Asians’ meets ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’” the trade publication wrote.

Actor Jared Padalecki runs the 2019 Boston Marathon. (Adrianna Rosadio) 16names

‘Supernatural’ actors Jared and Genevieve Padalecki ran the 2019 Boston Marathon, and fans went wild

The celebrities attracted some serious support during the race.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Shawn Johnson and Andrew East attend Bohemian Rhapsody's Get Loud Extravaganza at Whiskey a Go Go on February 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)

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Shawn Johnson planned to run the 2019 Boston Marathon, but can’t. It’s for a good reason

Fortunately, the Olympic gold medal gymnast’s absence is for a very happy reason.

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Bill Belichick hosts event for marathon team

The Patriots coach and longtime girlfriend Linda Holliday stopped by Marathon Sports on Boylston Street to host a private meet-and-greet event for his foundation’s Boston Marathon team.

FILE - This March 18, 2014 file photo shows actress Amy Poehler at Paleyfest 2014 -

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The trailer for Amy Poehler’s ‘Wine Country’ is finally here

The film follows a group of women who gather for a weekend to celebrate the 50th birthday of one of their longtime friends, Rebecca (played by Rachel Dratch).

4-4-2019 Boston, Mass 1200 guests 29th Annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Dinner held at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel, the event raised 3.75 million and will fund 4,000 scholarships. l. to R. Dinner Chairman Jim Judge, CEO OF Eversource Energy with Carolyn and Peter Lynch Award Honoree Dick Connolly Jr., Managing Director, The Connolly Group at Morgan Stanley. Photo by Bill Brett for the Boston Globe

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29th annual Inner-City Scholarship Fund Dinner Gala raises $3.75 million

Approximately 1,200 people gathered at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel for the event.

Chelsea Handler’s “sit-down” comedy show comes to the Orpheum Thursday.

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.

From left: Abby Wambach, Glennon Doyle, and Linda Henry at Explorateur Cafe on Wednesday.

Abby Wambach is pretty calm when watching her stepdaughters play soccer

The two-time Olympic gold medalist discussed overcoming failure and bad sideline parents.

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While Felicity Huffman wrangles with legal issues, husband William H. Macy digs into spring

A day after Huffman released a statement saying she will plead guilty in the college admissions scandal, Macy tackled a more mundane task: stocking up on garden equipment in sunny LA.

Author Margaret Atwood sits for a portait while promoting her new books

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Margaret Atwood visits Boston to discuss ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ — and for opera’s opening night

Ahead of the East Coast premiere of Boston Lyric Opera’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the celebrated author will discuss the impact of her influential 1985 novel and its cultural resurgence on May 4.

(Left to right) Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Lorrie Higgins, John Akomfrah, Jill Medvedow, and Joyce Linehan

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ICA raises $1.1 million at annual gala at the Watershed

The event — led by the ICA director Jill Medvedow and gala co-chairs Erica Gervais Pappendick, Ted Pappendick, Charlotte Cramer Wagner, and Herbert S. Wagner III — was in celebration of artist John Akomfrah.

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Casey Sherman, Dave Wedge to write new Whitey Bulger book, ‘Misery Mountain’

The book will chronicle the Bulger investigation, his eventual capture, and details from Bulger’s final hours.

American author Stephen King poses for photographers on November 13, 2013 in Paris, before a book signing event dedicated to the release of his new book

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Julianne Moore to star in new TV series written by Stephen King

Moore has signed on to star in King’s new TV series, based on his hit novel “Lisey’s Story.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 07: Chris Evans speaks onstage during Marvel Studios'

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Here’s why Chris Evans was meeting with members of Congress on Capitol Hill

“Guess the cat’s outta the bag,” Evans tweeted Saturday morning.

(Left to right) Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim, Get Konnected! Founder and AJC Board Member Colette Phillips, AJC New England Regional Director Robert Leikind, Diplomats Seder Co-Chairs Elizabeth and Dan Jick, and AJC Board President Jonathan Dorfman.

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AJC New England holds 20th anniversary Diplomats Seder

Over 400 people from around the world celebrated the American Jewish Committee New England’s 20th Anniversary Diplomats Seder at the JFK Library last week.