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Brian Stratton


Musicians donate time, talent to benefit ALS ONE

Marshfield musician-producer Brian Stratton is behind a new charity CD.

Chester Bennington


Refunds available for Linkin Park show at Xfinity Center

Live Nation says ticket holders can get money back at the point of purchase.

Brandon Vallee of Thunderbar Comedy, which is hosting seven themed stand-up shows starting Tuesday.


Underground comedy is front and center at this week’s ‘Thunderfest II’

Organizers hope to make it an annual tradition.

Canadian band Arcade Fire performing in France last week.


Arcade Fire e-mails fans a dress code

It’s not clear if the strict rules — no shorts or tank tops allowed — will be enforced when the band plays TD Garden Sept. 15.

From left: Boston Marathon bombing survivors Adrianne Haslet and Jeff Bauman, Marathon bombing responder Carlos Arredondo, Henry Richard, and DMSE race director Dave McGillivray at the finish line of the DMSE Sports Classic Celebrity Mile.


Marathon bombing survivors join other VIPs at road race

Bauman takes part in DMSE Sports Classic.


Twitter enjoys Nicolas Cage in Kazakhstan

The actor is attending a film festival.


Justin Bieber cancels rest of tour, including date at Gillette Stadium

No explanation was given for the sudden cancellation.

From left: Elisabeth and Bruce Percelay, publisher of Nantucket Magazine, with Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday at the Crystal Ball on Nantucket.


Belichick and Beatty make the scene on Nantucket

The Patriots coach and the 14-time Academy Award nominee were at separate events on the island over the weekend.

Maria Menounos


Maria Menounos reflects on brain tumor surgery

In an interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly, the TV host and Medford native said her initial reaction to the diagnosis was not what she expected.

Ben Affleck at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday.


Don’t count Affleck out of Batman role

Appearing at Comic-Con in San Diego, the actor said Warner Bros. executives have told him that they want him to stay on.

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

Someone is asking $500 for a mousepad signed by Tom Brady’s better half

The seller calls Gisele Bundchen a “money-making machine” and says buying this not-quite-one-of-a-kind mousepad is a “smart investment move.”

Ben Affleck (left) and Henry Cavill in a scene from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”


Is Ben Affleck done as Batman?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is “working on plans to usher [Affleck] out” as the Caped Crusader.

The mantelpiece discovered in a Beacon Street basement by Heidi Pribell


Recovered mantelpiece makes its way from Tuscany to the MFA

Boston interior designer Heidi Pribell found “a diamond in the rough.”

Boston stars in trailer for ‘Proud Mary’

The film was shot in the area and is about a hit woman who works for a Boston-based organized crime clan.

Marco Rubio suggests Tom Brady be given a Brazil

The Florida senator knows the Dolphins can’t beat Brady and the Patriots.

Mayor declares Monday to be Judd Apatow Day in Boston

You’ve got to admit Mayor Martin Walsh has the proclamation thing down.

Casey Affleck


Casey Affleck says questions about 2010 lawsuit were ‘sobering’

The actor calls harassment of any sort “unacceptable.”

Shellee Mendes and Oprah Winfrey.

Newbury Street salon owner sets sail with Oprah

Shellee Mendes calls Winfrey an inspiration.

Mike Campbell (second from right), guitarist in Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, joined the Grateful Dead cover band Bearly Dead at the Somerville club Thunder Road Wednesday.

Heartbreakers guitarist takes stage in Somerville club

Mike Campbell joined local Grateful Dead tribute band Bearly Dead during a cover of the Dead song, “Loser.”

Artist Percy Fortini-Wright paints a city landscape during the HUBweek preview party.


HUBweek preview party an artistic success

HUBweek hosted a few hundred people Wednesday night at Coppersmith in South Boston to start the countdown to this year’s festival.

Aly Raisman with residents of Heading Home in Dorchester.


Aly Raisman, mattress maker support local homeless shelter

The 23-year-old gymnast, who became a brand ambassador for Leesa after last year’s Olympics, was on hand for the company’s donation to Heading Home.

Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito (left) with Jay Leno at a USC gala in 2014.


Explosive exposé says former Tufts doctor led secret life

An LA Times piece alleges that Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito, founding director of the New England Eye Center at Tufts Medical School, led a double life while dean of USC’s Keck School of Medicine.

Actors John Zdrojeski and Gracyn Mix at Fenway Park.


Romeo & Juliet . . . & Wally at Fenway Park

Stars of Free Shakespeare on the Common production take in a ballgame


Judge halts sale of love letter to Madonna from Tupac Shakur

Madonna had objected.

Felicity Jones will star in “On the Basis of Sex,” a biopic about Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


Movie about Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets its lead

Natalie Portman pulled out of the biopic she had been attached to since 2015 and now Felicity Jones will portray RBG.

Ben Affleck


Decades-old quip by Ben Affleck causing him some trouble today

Director Kevin Smith said he recalled Affleck saying that kissing another man is the “greatest acting challenge an actor can ever face.”

The Grateful Dead in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in 1967.


Grateful Dead photographer Herb Greene has nothing but love for MFA’s ‘Summer of Love’

When he was in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in 1967, he never imagined the photos he was taking would someday be in a museum.

Corey Hart (left) with fan Bill Wik at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.


Corey Hart — remember him? — plays for fans in Boston

The Canadian singer had two hits in the 1980s.

Susanna Fogel has a novel, “Nuclear Family,” out Tuesday and is busy shooting “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” an action comedy, in Budapest.


New novel (and big movie) keep Susanna Fogel busy

The New England native’s humorous novel is out Tuesday

Mindy Kaling


Actress Mindy Kaling is pregnant

E! News reports that Kaling is having a baby, which one unnamed friend described as “an unexpected surprise.”

Chris Evans.


Chris Evans trolls Ann Coulter on Twitter over airline saga

Of the more than 5,000 replies Coulter received, the most popular came from actor and Sudbury native Chris Evans.

Tom Brady


SI ranks the most fashionable athletes and Tom Brady doesn’t crack the Top 10

In fact, Brady is No. 12, behind Russell Westbrook — who nabbed the top spot — and Serena Williams, Roger Federer, and LeBron James.

Coach Bob Hurley Sr. at Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury Monday.


ESPY winner Bob Hurley holds court at Roxbury Latin School

The legendary high school basketball coach was in town for a camp.

Offset of Migos performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles in June.


Migos added to Justin Bieber show at Gillette Stadium

And, yes, tickets are still available.

Danny Amendola and Olivia Culpo at the ESPY Awards.


Danny Amendola signs a modeling contract

The Patriots receiver is the first pro athlete inked by Ford Models.

Barbara Bouquegneau and Ben l’Oncle Soul at the French Cultural Center’s Bastille Day Street Festival.


Taking to Back Bay streets to celebrate Bastille Day

About 2,000 people packing Marlborough Street for the French Cultural Center’s annual Bastille Day Street Festival.

Ophira Eisenberg (left) and Kendra Cunningham on Nantucket.

Nantucket Comedy Festival wraps up over the weekend

The 10th annual event’s Patron Party took place Friday night.

Lauper brings Maine senator onstage and says she’s her ‘hero’

Friday night, Cyndi Lauper brought a surprising guest onstage — none other than Susan Collins.

From left: Jonathan Nowaczyk, Mark Wilder, and Tommy Maitland.

Two Boston-area men have a time on ‘The Gong Show’

John Higby, who still calls the Bay State home, and Mark Wilder, a Needham native now based in San Louis Obispo, Calif., showed off their unique talents on the variety show.


Damon’s ‘Downsizing’ to open Venice Film Festival

The opening spot has featured some serious awards-season contenders such as “La La Land,” “Birdman,” and “Gravity.”

Runners and walkers taking part in the Run to Home Base in 2014.


Home Base program to mark Vietnam War anniversary before Saturday’s Red Sox game

On-field ceremony will include giveaway of a Wheely Guitar.

Ed Sheeran performs at a Mix 104.1 Beach House event in Bourne Friday.


Ed Sheeran wants to go to a Patriots game

The British singer compares Tom Brady to David Beckham.

Beyoncé performing at the Grammys in February.

We’re trying to figure out exactly what Beyoncé named her baby

If the baby’s first name is “Sir Carter,” what’s the last name? Or is the first name “Sir”?

Actor-author Chris Colfer promoting his book


Chris Colfer delights fans at the Coolidge Corner Theatre

We’re not sure what he said, though, because the “Glee” star’s publicist turned us away at the door.

The courtyard at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.


Wes Anderson fans on Reddit think Gardner Museum should be in a movie

A popular Reddit page devoted to Wes Anderson includes the Gardner’s courtyard.

Robert Kraft (center) with Lachlan Murdoch (right) at the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference.


Robert Kraft among the corporate elite in Sun Valley

The Patriots owner is a regular attendee of the Allen & Co. conference.

“Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough (right) and Mika Brzezinski are interviewed by financier David Rubenstein during a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics event in DC.


Scarborough, Brzezinski planning to wed on Nantucket

They spilled the beans during a Harvard Kennedy School event in D.C.

Donnie Wahlberg left a massive tip for servers at a N.C. Waffle House

“My mom waited tables, and my dad tended bars – for years!” Wahlberg wrote in a Facebook post.

Host Peyton Manning speaks onstage at The 2017 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater.


Peyton Manning had retirement all figured out — until he met Tom Brady’s ‘grandma’

Even at the Sunset Acres Village retirement home, Manning can’t get away from Brady.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama spoke onstage with Special Olympics athletes at the 2017 ESPYS.


Michelle Obama honors the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver at ESPYS

Michelle Obama returned to the spotlight as a presenter at The ESPYS, drawing the loudest ovation at the awards show honoring the past year’s best athletes and moments in sports.