Big Sean greeted fans at Concepts in Harvard Square on Aug. 28 during a meet and greet to mark the release of his new album, “Hall of Fame”.
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Former “Saturday Night Live” star and future “Late Night” host Seth Meyers married longtime girlfriend and lawyer Alexi Ashe at Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard on September 1, 2013. Kenan Thompson, Tony Shalhoub, and Will Forte were among the celebrity guests at the lavish event.
Big Sean greeted fans at Concepts in Harvard Square on Aug. 28 during a meet and greet to mark the release of his new album, “Hall of Fame”.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt was at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Aug. 27 to screen his directorial feature debut, “Don Jon.”
Huey Lewis posed with a vintage 1983 Cadillac on Boylston Street outside the Mandarin Hotel on Aug. 27. The famous ‘80s rocker was preparing for his show at the Bank of America Pavilion.
Denzel Washington, in town to film “The Equalizer,” watched the New York Yankees defeat the Boston Red Sox 9-6 on Aug. 19, at Fenway Park.
Newbury Comics CEO and American Repertory Theater trustee Mike Dreese and his wife, Laura, hosted a party tor the cast of “All the Way,” which opens at the A.R.T on Sept. 13. Actors who spent the evening at the local couple’s home included “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston and Michael McKean from “This Is Spinal Tap.” Pictured: Actor Michael McKean, A.R.T. Trustee Mike Dreese of Newbury Comics, and Laura Dreese . Read more in Names.
Robert Duvall, in Boston to shoot “The Judge” with Robert Downey Jr., checked out Cavalia’s equestrian spectacle “Odysseo” in Somerville on Aug. 19.
From left: Brennan Figari, Robert Duvall, Julissa Aurora, and Elise Verdoncq, backstage at Cavalia’s Odysseo.
From left: Singer and actor Cheyenne Jackson from “30 Rock” and “Behind the Candelabra,” performed with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops on Aug. 16.
Denzel Washington, right, and Chloe Grace Moretz shot a scene from “The Equalizer” outside the Mobil gas station on the corner of Meridian St. and Condor St. in East Boston on Aug 2. After the scene, Washington yelled out from his limo to the crowd that had gathered, telling them to watch the movie.
Mark Wahlberg hosted a private screening and party of his newest film “2 Guns” at his family restaurant, Alma Nove, in the Hingham shipyard. Joining him was costar Bill Paxton and New England Patriot Matt Light.
From eft: Musician Todd Rundgren posed for a photo with Steve Sanderson of Norfolk, holding a photo taken of the two in 1985, during an autograph signing to promote his new album "State" at Back Bay’s Newbery Comics on Monday July 22. More in Names.
Robert Downey Jr. signed autographs for fans before leaving the set of "The Judge" in Waltham on July 22.
From left: Jeff Bridges, Boston Superintendent-in-Chief of Police, Daniel Linskey, and Ryan Reynolds posed for a photo during the special advance screening of Universal Pictures’ “R.I.P.D.” on Sunday, July 14. The event honored Boston’s First Responders at Regal Fenway Stadium 13 in Boston. Read more in .
Jeff Bridges, center, and Ryan Reynolds, fifth from right, posed with Boston First Responders.
Jeff Bridges, second from left, and Ryan Reynolds, third from right, and four Boston First Responders on July 14.
“The Office” actor and Newton native John Krasinski and wife Emily Blunt took in Game 4 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals between the Penguins and Bruins at TD Garden on June 7.
Mya danced behind the DJ booth at NAGA in Cambridge during their third annual All White Memorial Day Weekend Party on May 26.
Lil Jon DJ’ed at Rumor in Boston on April 9.
New Kids on the Block held an album release party for their newest project,'10,’ at the Orpheum on March 30. The CD hits shelves on April 2. Read more in Names.
The March 30 party included performances, a panel discussion of the group's history, and a video montage.
Christian Bale and Amy Adams seen on the set of the untitled David O. Russell film in Boston on March 26.
Winchester native Jon Favreau, former director of speechwriting for President Barack Obama, spoke at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on March 27.
James Remar, a Newton native, left the set of the Boston pilot "Hatfields & McCoys" on March 24.
Emma Stone posed with Tewksbury native Mike Giannattasio, who has made a habit of getting his photo taken with famous people, before joining Bradley Cooper for dinner at the Four Seasons’ Bristol Lounge in Boston.
Jennifer Lawrence showed off her character's 70's style updo while on set of the untitled David O. Russell movie based on Abscam in Boston on March 22.
Boston College alumnus Chris O’Donnell made a special guest appearance at a concert showcasing BC student musical groups at Symphony Hall on March 23.
The Women in Comedy Festival kicked off at The Wilbur with a very specialized Upright Citizens Brigade show starring SNL alums Rachel Dratch and Horatio Sanz on March 22.
Actress Amy Adams (left) and actor Christian Bale (at right) during the filming of an untitled David O’Russell film in Natick on March 21 . The movie also stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, who previously starred together in “Silver Linings Playbook.”
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence braved the Boston snow as she headed to the set of the untitled David O'Russell film on March 20.
Activity around the set in Natick on March 21.
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Spectators looked on at movie production in Natick .
The crew set up n Natick for filming March 21 .
Bradley Cooper sported a full head of curlers as he stepped out of his Hub trailer on March 15. The “Silver Linings Playbook” star is shooting the ‘70s-inspired film in Boston. See the Names post for more details.
The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film presented “Girls” actor Christopher Abbott with its Breakout Award for his work in “Hello I Must Be Going” and “Martha Marcy May Marlene” at the Brattle Theatre on March 17. Above, Abbott posed with fellow honoree Gabrielle Hanna.
Charlize Theron and her son Jackson arrived in Boston for the start of production for Theron's ABC pilot “Hatfields & McCoys” on March 16.
Bradley Cooper answered audience questions at a screening for his new film, “The Place Beyond the Pines,” at the AMC Boston Common on March 12.
Former Haitian Prime Minister Dr. Michele Pierre-Louis and actor Sean Penn, co-founder of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, participated in a forum about the status of Haiti three years after the earthquake at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University on Feb. 26.
FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley attended the open-call auditions for the upcoming season on Washington Street downtown by the Boston Opera House on Feb. 21.
Eddie Izzard, stand-up comedian and actor, accepted the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism at Harvard's Memorial Church on Feb. 20.
Donnie Wahlberg, center, with Julie and Seth Jarrett at the “Boston’s Finest” event at the Revere Hotel on Feb. 20. Wahlberg is the executive producer ”Boston’s Finest,” a new show on TNT, which follows the lives of real Boston cops.
From left: Tony Simotes, artistic director of Shakespeare and Company; Mass. Cultural Concil Comission executive director Anita Walker; and actress Olympia Dukakis at No. 9 Park on Feb. 19.
“Masterpiece Mystery!” host Alan Cumming stopped by WGBH’s Calderwood Studio on Feb. 19 to film intros for the series’ new season premiering on PBS in June. From left: Jan Egleson, director of film shoot; Alan Cumming, host of ”Masterpiece Mystery!”; Rebecca Eaton, executive producer.
Hosts Matt Lauer (left) and Savannah Guthrie interviewed Mayor Tom Menino during NBC’s broadcast of the “Today” show from Faneuil Hall on Feb. 15.
Actress and “Today” guest Mindy Kaling greeted fans at a live taping of the “Today” show.
Phillips Academy alum Olivia Wilde returned to campus this week, speaking to hundreds of students in Cochran Chapel about her role in the PBS documentary “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” on Feb. 13.
Newly crowned Miss Boston, Morgan Berg, and Miss Cambridge, Carrie Sunde, onstage at the Park Plaza Hotel in on Feb. 10.
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals performed at Big Night, a party at the House of Blues benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bayon on Feb. 9.
“24” actor Kiefer Sutherland was roastedby the Hasty Pudding Theatricals after being named the 2013 Man Of The Year on Feb. 8 in Cambridge.
From left: Judith Dushku, student Stephanie Wu, and actress Eliza Dushku attended Brandeis University’s “’DEIS Impact,” the university’s annual festival on social justice, on Feb. 6. The mother and daughter duo, Judith and Eliza, gave a talk about their nonprofit organization, THRIVE-Gulu. The organization focuses on building and operating a trauma-healing center in Gulu, which is in northern Uganda, Africa.
“Girls” star and Emmy winner Lena Dunham, left, and her mother, artist Laurie Simmons, attended a screening of Dunham's movie “Tiny Furniture” at the MFA on Feb. 6.
New England Patriot Jerod Mayo got a shave from his wife, Chantel Mayo, to promote the Gillette “Kiss and Tell Live National Experiment” at the Prudential Center on Feb. 6.
“Dancing with the Stars” personality Mark Ballas lead samba lessons with choreographer Nick Kosovich is on his right, at AdMeTech Foundation’s “Dance for a Cure” at the Westin on Feb. 2.
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay spent the night at the Burlington Mall on Jan. 27. Flay opened a new location of his Bobby’s Burger Palace chain, where one dollar of every burger sold during the location’s first week will be donated to People Helping People.
Hip-hop artist Biz Markie, left, posed with Joselin Mane of Boston 3 Scoops in Brighton on Jan. 26.
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From left: “Downton Abbey” actors Hugh Bonneville and Rob James-Collier shared a laugh while at the WGBH studios in Brighton on Dec. 15.
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Boston’s own Mark Wahlberg and his wife, Rhea Durham, watched the Celtics take on the 76ers on Dec. 8 at the TD Garden.
Italia Ricci was prepped by makeup artist Joe Rossi for filming of the ABC Family pilot “Terminales” at The Boston Globe offices over the weekend of Dec. 1-2.
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“Saturday Night Live” funnyman Seth Meyers appeared at the Jewish Community centers of Great Boston's 9th Annual Winter Benefit at the InterContinental on Dec. 2.
Read more in Names: Seth Meyers in town for JCC benefit
From left: Bruins forward Shawn Thornton, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member Melissa Gorga, and her husband, Joe, at GEM Restaurant and Lounge on Nov. 29.
Read more in Names: ‘Real Housewives’ cast member at GEM
From left: Comedian Denis Leary was joined by Bruins legend Cam Neely at the Comics Come Home benefit at the Agganis Arena on Nov. 17. The night of stand-up raised money for the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care.
Read more in Names: Denis Leary raises money for Cam Neely Foundation and honors Patrice O’Neal
Justin Bieber performed in concert at the TD Garden on Nov. 10.
Read more in Names: Will Smith in town with Justin Bieber
Medford native and TV host Maria Menounos was interviewed by Emerson College senior Quinn Marcus of mtvU’s "Quinnterviews” on Nov. 6. Menounos was in Boston to cover Mitt Romney’s election night festivities for “Extra.”
Read more in Names: Maria Menounos gets ‘Quinnterviewed’ at Emerson
Aerosmith performed a free concert Nov. 5 at 1325 Commonwealth Ave., the band’s address from 1970-1972. Aerosmith was promoting the release of its new album, “Music from Another Dimension!”
Pictured, from left: Steven Tyler, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry, and Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith showed off their commemorative street signs before the concert.
Read more in Names: Aerosmith plays on Commonwealth Avenue before thousands of fans
Hamilton and Tyler performed outside the Allston apartment they once called home.
“Top Chef” judge and Food & Wine personality Gail Simmons (left) attended the Shades of Hope Gala, which benefits the Melanoma Foundation of New England, held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Oct. 23.
Pictured from left: Simmons and Amy Walls, president of New England Melanoma Foundation.
Read more in Names: “Gail Simmons of “Top Chef” attends Shades of Hope Gala”
Actress Eva Mendes was spotted in costume (we hope) in Rockport on Oct. 22. Mendes was on the North Shore to film scenes for Larry David’s HBO movie “Clear History.” She was joined on set by Liev Schreiber.
Read more in Names: “Eva Mendes films ‘Clear History’ on the North Shore”
The “Smash” actress attended a fund-raiser for Brigham and Women’s Hospital held at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston on Oct. 20.
Pictured: Megan Hilty (left) with Dr. Betsy Nabel, president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and her husband, Dr. Gary Nabel.
Read more in Names: “Megan Hilty is a smash at Brigham and Women’s benefit “
New Kid Joey McIntyre opened the fund-raiser for Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary with a rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “High Hopes,” backed by the Boston City Singers on Oct. 17.
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New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre, who grew up in Jamaica Plain, visited the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary on Oct. 15. He is in town to attend a gala fund-raiser for the infirmary, a place he is involved with since his 2 1/2-year-old son, Rhys, was born with a severe hearing loss.
Pictured from left: Joey McIntyre, Bianca de la Garza, Moi Blaton and daughter, Elle Blaton, and Wyc Grousbeck.
”Scrubs” star Zach Braff was at Clark University in Worcester over the weekend to stump for Democratic senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.
Pictured: Clark University student Allie Bunch (left) takes a picture of Zach Braff at the Elizabeth Warren rally in Worcester.
Read more in Names: “Zach Braff draws a crowd on behalf of Elizabeth Warren “
The actor-director drew an enthusiastic crowd.
Jennifer Aniston was in town earlier this week at the Cambridge beauty company, Living Proof. The actress confirmed on Oct. 11 that she has become a co-owner of the company.
Pictured: Living Proof chairman and co-founder Jon Flint, Jennifer Aniston, and Living Proof CEO Jill Beraud.
Read more in Names: “Jennifer Aniston joins Cambridge beauty company, Living Proof”
The press release detailing the new partnership says that Aniston’s “role will involve hair care brand development and creative marketing direction for Living Proof’s hair products as well as collaboration with our leading stylists and scientists on new hair care product ideas.”
Julia Stiles took a picture of herself on the set of “The Makeover,” filmed at Newton City Hall on Oct. 9.
From left: Actress Camryn Manheim and Julia Stiles on the set.
Emerson students visited the set of Larry David’s HBO movie “Clear History” in Essex on Oct. 8.
Pictured: Actor Larry David (fifth from right) and director Greg Mottola (fourth from left) with Emerson professor Jonathan Wacks (fifth from left) and his students.
Read more in Names: “Emerson class visits Larry David’s ‘Clear History’ set”
Actress Kate Hudson filmed scenes in the rain on the set of Larry David’s new HBO movie, “Clear History,” in Andover on Oct. 3.
Read more in Names: “Kate Hudson continues filming ‘Clear History’ north of Boston”
Singer and actor Harry Connick Jr. performed with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops during the 20th anniversary celebration of “Pops on Heights” on Sept. 28.
Pictured from left: Rev. William P. Leahy, president of Boston College, Connick, and John Fish, CEO of Suffolk Construction.
Read more in Names: “Harry Connick Jr. helps raise $3.3 million for BC’s Pops Scholars”
Following his Emmy appearance in Los Angeles, “Mad Men'” star Jon Hamm returned to Massachusetts to continue filming Larry David’s new HBO film “Clear History.” The actor was spotted on the North Shore on Sept. 25.
Cambridge’s own Passion Pit performed a short set at the ground breaking event for EF Education First in Cambridge on Sept. 25.
Pictured: Governor Deval Patrick (second from left) and EF Education CEO Alex Hult (middle) with the band.
Read more in Names: “Passion Pit plays at EF Education event”
Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester (right) and “Glee” actor Mike O'Malley spoke on stage at a fundraiser for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation held at the House of Blues on Sept. 24.
Read more in Names: “Jon Lester pitches in for Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation”
Sudbury native and “Avengers” actor Chris Evans was at the Revere Hotel’s Theatre on Sept. 24 at the Boston Film Festival screening of “Stranglehold: In the Shadow of the Boston Strangler.” Evans’s voice is featured in the film.
Read more in Names: “Chris Evans gives Boston Film Festival crowd the silent treatment “
“The Bourne Ultimatum” actress Julia Stiles was in the Public Garden on Sept. 17 . She was filming scenes for her Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, “The Makeover,” and was spotted with her co-star, Boston-bred actor David Walton.
Read more in Names: “‘Pygmalion’ reboot continues filming in the Public Garden”
Hallmark Hall of Fame said the plot of “The Makeover" is loosely based on George Bernard Shaw’s play, “Pygmalion,” a story that may be better known for its adaptation titled, “My Fair Lady.”
Actor Larry David was seen on the set of his new HBO movie, “Clear History,” in North Andover on Sept. 17.
Hamm will star in David’s new film “Clear History,” with Bill Hader, Eva Mendes, Kate Hudson, and more.
Actor and comedian Bill Cosby was seen in the home team’s dugout before the Red Sox took on the Yankees on Sept. 13 at Fenway.
Actress Julia Stiles, who starred alongside Matt Damon in the Bourne movies, was spotted in Charlestown filming scenes for “The Makeover” on Sept. 12.
Pictured from left: Camryn Manheim, David Walton, and Stiles on the set.
Read more in Names: “Julia Stiles films ‘The Makeover’ in Charlestown”
Former Brat Pack actress Molly Ringwald signed copies of her debut novel, “When it Happens to You: A Novel in Stories,” Sept. 11 at Brookline Booksmith.
Ben Affleck, who sat with arts and entertainment critic and former WBZ-TV News anchor Joyce Kulhawik, took part in a Q&A after a screening of his latest film, "Argo," at AMC Loews Boston Common on Sept. 9. The film, which is set to be released on Oct. 12, is Affleck’s third film he’s directed.
Read more in Names: “Ben Affleck talks “Argo,” Whitey, and kids”
Sandra Bullock was spotted in town again on Aug. 31. The actress was on her way to the trailer of her Boston comedy “The Heat.”
Read more in Names: “‘The Heat’ cools down in Boston”
Actress Sandra Bullock (right) spoke with director Paul Feig (left) Aug. 27 on Norfolk Ave. in Dorchester during filming on the set of “The Heat.”<br><br>Read more in Names: Sandra Bullock looks frazzled on exploding set of ‘The Heat’
Country music star Carrie Underwood visited Sean Cudmore, a patient at Tufts Medical Center’s Floating Hospital for Children, as part of the Country 102.5 Country Music Healing Tour.
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Oprah Winfrey (center) made a surprise appearance on Aug. 2 at Boston College, where she met with seven members of the first graduating class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.
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“Grown Ups 2” star Taylor Lautner was seen with blogger and super fan Lauren Cox.
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Ben Cook, one of the four Billys in the national tour of “Billy Elliot,” took a picture with Salma Hayek after a matinee show on July 29.<br><br>
Adam Sandler and Kevin James brought their kids to see “Annie” at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly on July 28.
Comedy greats Will Ferrell (far left) and Zach Galifianakis (far right) hyped their new political comedy, “The Campaign,” on Monday by getting on a Boston Duck Tours boat and riding it from the Museum of Science to the Back Bay. New Bedford brothers Phil Morris (second from left) and Ryan Shea (third from left) went along for the ride after winning a 94.5 contest. Read more from The Names Blog.
David Spade surprised fans at the Comedy Studio in Harvard Square on July 20. The comedian, who was also celebrating his birthday, performed for about 20 minutes. <br><br> Read more in names: ‘David Spade has a birthday in Massachusetts’
Steve Buscemi was spotted filming a scene for the Adam Sandler flick “Grown Ups 2” in mid-July.
Rock legend Carlos Santana attended an ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) VIP party at the Bank of America Pavilion in mid-July. Santana mingled with ABCD leaders Christa Jones (left) and Sharon Scott-Chandler and daughter Sydni — before going onstage. <br><br> Read more in Names: ‘ABCD supporters have a night with Carlos Santana’
Comedian and entertainment mogul Joan Rivers stepped out of the Red Sox dugout during a visit to Fenway Park on July 19.
Alan Alda and his wife, Arlene, were onhand to celebrate at Tanglewood's 75th anniversary cocktail party on July 15.<p>
Kate Winslet was spotted on the set of the upcoming movie “Labor Day" which is filming in Acton, on July 12. <p>
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