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Banned by Boston

No good deed goes unpunished. Just ask George Gouldsmith . The LA-based IT manager has been a big fan of the band Boston since "More Than a Feeling" ruled the radio in the '70s. In 2005, Gouldsmith started a Yahoo message board called "Boston Rocks," but he bagged it last year after the site's members began squabbling and Boston mastermind ...

Funny times to come

New Hampshire native Adam Sandler (above) and a promising cast of cut-ups that includes David Spade , Chris Rock , and Kevin James , are on their way to Boston to shoot a goofy new comedy. To be directed by Dennis Dugan , who's been behind the camera for a string of Sandler films, including "You Don't Mess With the ...

Matched set

Rehabbing QB Tom Brady and his supermodel girlfriend Gisele Bundchen were spotted out in Brentwood, Calif., Wednesday, toting Brady's one-and-a-half-year-old son with Bridget Moynahan , John . Tom and Gi wore matching outfits, and both she and baby John appeared to be wearing Chuck Taylors.

A night for the Boys & Girls

Around 600 glittery folks gathered last night for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston's 2009 Annual Dinner at the Westin Copley Place Hotel. The guest list included Mayor Tom Menino, Police Commissioner Ed Davis, construction magnate John Fish, WHDH owner Ed Ansin,National Amusements' Shari Redstone, as well as event cochairs Chris McKown and Abby Johnson, and Dana and Robert ...

The writing's on the wall

As he prepares for his first museum show, which opens Friday at the Institute of Contemporary Art, street artist Shepard Fairey has been out and about in Boston. Just the other day, the creator of the ubiquitous Obama "Hope" poster was on Brookline Avenue decorating the wall at the Boston Phoenix, which is a sponsor of the ICA show. Tonight, ...

Glory day

Bruce Springsteen told the audience to put the chicken fingers down and turn the television up as he and the E Street Band rocked the Super Bowl last night. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer pulled out the stops with a pyrotechnic-enhanced, twelve-minute set that included versions of "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out," "Born to Run," and "Glory Days," with the ...

J. Geils is together again

It's safe to say that tickets to see the J. Geils Band on stage at the House of Blues Feb. 19 will be hard to come by. The show, which has been rumored for a while but was only nailed down yesterday, should be a suitable spectacle to open Live Nation's new Lansdowne Street concert venue. Since breaking up in ...

Warming trend

While the rest of us are huddled beneath a pile of blankets trying to survive another batch of frigid weather, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are busy catching some rays south of the border. On Sunday, the paparazzi snapped the Patriots signal-caller and his supermodel sweetheart snuggling in sunny Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. While it's unclear if the couple is or ...

A 'Brady' hunch: no reunion

Reality TV's been a boon for Christopher Knight , but that doesn't mean he'll be getting "The Brady Bunch" back together. In town for a weekend fund-raiser, Peter Brady's alter ego told us he and his sitcom siblings are often approached about reuniting. "There have been discussions," Knight acknowledged. "A&E wanted to do a reality show with the Bradys living ...

Cooking up a fund-raiser

Four high-profile chefs took over the Four Seasons Hotel last night, facing off in an "Iron Chef"-like competition using only food bank ingredients. (The contest was a fund-raiser for the Greater Boston Food Bank, part of its Super Hunger Month benefit campaign.) At the stoves were chefs Anthony Susi , of Sage, Gabriel Frasca , of Nantucket's Straight Wharf, Will ...

Partying till the big day

For some celebrities, like Lindsay Lohan , the red carpet can be a chore, even at a party celebrating the historic Obama inauguration.

Stars, pols, and other celebs join Obama party

This is indeed an uncommon inauguration. Hollywood heavies and all-star athletes don't normally overrun the nation's capital, raising toasts at the trendiest Georgetown restaurants and swilling chardonnay at the Smithsonian.

Bulger film has big-time backing

A-list Irish filmmaker Jim Sheridan says the appeal of the Whitey Bulger saga is obvious.

People.com: They are

Two weeks after TMZ.com reported that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had proposed to his supermodel sweetheart Gisele Bundchen , People.com got into the "are they or aren't they?" parlor game yesterday. Citing a source close to the couple, the celebrity website said Brady popped the question Friday in Los Angeles, giving Bundchen a diamond solitaire.

A rockin' good time

"Breaking news," barked Mike O'Malley from the stage at Saturday's Hot Stove Cool Music concert. "The Sox just signed Manny Ramirez ." Relax, it was just a joke, one of many O'Malley made as the entertaining host and huckster of the annual fund-raiser for Theo and Paul Epstein 's Foundation To Be Named Later. (During the live auction, O'Malley at ...

From YouTube to Hollywood

Bo Burnham 's never been better. The Hamilton homey whose humorous, homemade music videos made him a YouTube sensation has scored a movie deal. Burnham, who graduated from St. John's Prep in Danvers last spring, has been enlisted by none other than Judd Apatow to write a script for what's billed as an anti-"High School Musical" film. (Apatow, of course, ...

Dual - not dueling - supermodels

They're hardly BFFs, we're told, but Gisele Bundchen and Kate Moss were apparently able to set aside their super-sized egos long enough to shoot a sizzling Versace ad for the designer's spring/summer '09 campaign. (This isn't the first time Tom Brady 's sweetheart has worked with the batty British model - they both shilled for Gloria Vanderbilt jeans a few ...

Power play

In the bad old days, when the black and gold were cellar dwellers, the annual Boston Bruins Wives' Charity Carnival could be a chore. Not this year. The Bruins are the NHL's best team, so hockey diehards were out in force for yesterday's carnival benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Held at the TD Banknorth Garden, the festival featured a Rock ...

A good time for a good cause

More than 400 guests helped ring in the New Year at the Back Bay Gala at the Hyatt Boston Hotel. The event Wednesday night featured dinner, dancing, and an auction, a portion of which benefited the Ellie Fund, a nonprofit organization that improves the health and welfare of women undergoing breast cancer treatment in Massachusetts.

Any time now

By the time you read this, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner may have another bundle of joy. The couple have kept the due date of their second child under wraps, but those pesky paparazzi popped the pair arriving yesterday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA. (Ben and Jen's daughter, Violet , is 3.) Earlier this week, Garner was snapped ...

Cooking with Joel McHale

What does Joel McHale, host of the funny E! celeb roundup "The Soup," hope for in the new year? For Lindsay Lohan to keep on keepin' on. For Britney Spears to not depress us. And for the Seattle Seahawks to reach down deep and become just a little more like the Pats. We chatted with the Seattle-bred comedian - who's ...

Reed: Freed up

Morrissey 's March 29 show in Boston was supposed to be a big deal for Eli "Paperboy" Reed and his band, the True Loves. Word was Moz had chosen the Brookline-based combo to open several of his US dates, including his gig at the new and improved House of Blues. (The misanthrope's hitting the road in support of his new ...

It's her party, she'll dance if she wants to

How does "Dollhouse" actress Eliza Dushku celebrate her birthday? She dances nonstop. The star of Joss Whedon 's much-anticipated new show threw herself a 28th birthday bash at The Estate Saturday, and boogied in black leather pants all night long. The actress, who hails from Watertown originally, was surrounded by dozens of family and friends, including new beau Brent Bolthouse ...

Winter wonderland

More than 500 guests trudged through the snow and gathered Dec. 20 in the Boston Park Plaza ballroom for Winter Ball 2008. Eddie Madden provided the music. Contributions from the event were made to Vincent Memorial Hospital.

A spankin' new holiday song

If you're in the mood for a little "We Are the World" kind of joy today - but intentionally funnier - check out Emerson alum Dan Finnerty 's band's latest video on YouTube. The Dan Band tune, "Please Don't Bomb Nobody This Holiday," features tons of singing celebs, including Christina Applegate , Macy Gray , Sheryl Crow , a shirtless ...

View from the White House

As gigs go, getting an invite to paint the White House Christmas card is pretty great. "I received a call last February out of the blue," Maine artist T. Allen Lawson told us. Next thing he knew, Lawson, who lives in Rockport, was on the Truman balcony with his easel. (It wasn't the first time he'd been to the White ...

Fast friends

The world's fastest man, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt , dropped by the Celtics locker room this weekend and snapped a few pics with the NBA's best team. Bolt, who won three Olympic gold medals in Beijing, also tried his hand at hoops, posting up on the parquet with the C's mascot Lucky. . . . Ray Allen was at the ...

The 'King' and his court

Some sparkly folks turned out at Patriot Place last night for a special screening of "The Child King," a locally-made film about a teenage boy with Down syndrome who leads his unbelieving little brother on a journey to find Santa. The movie was made on a shoestring by South Shore brothers Jeff and Frank Kerr to raise money for the ...

You're a Green one, Mr. Grinch

It was green on green at the Garden last night as the Grinch, star of "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical," showed up courtside at the Celts game. The Whoville-hating grouch was there to hear Maya Goldman , who plays Cindy-Lou Who, sing the national anthem.

Fishburne drops by 'Nutcracker'

To the surprise of the audience, actor Laurence Fishburne made an appearance at Saturday's performance of Tony Williams 's "Urban Nutcracker" at John Hancock Hall. The "Matrix" man walked onstage during a street scene and mingled with dancers. Fishburne's son Langston , a BU student, is in the cast. At the end of the show, the proud father presented his ...