Terry Crews says ‘Expendables’ producer threatened ‘trouble’

Terry Crews says a film producer said he could only return to the “Expendables” franchise if he dropped his sexual assault lawsuit against a Hollywood agent. The actor said it was an example of how “abusers protect abusers.” Crews made the allegation Tuesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights, which establishes rights for survivors of sexual assault. Crews, who last year accused William Morris Endeavor talent agent Adam Venit of groping him at a party, was asked if there had been any…

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Backstreet Boy AJ McLean on Tom Brady’s U2 video: ‘Not everyone is supposed to be a singer’

Celebrities: They’re just like us, and that includes being goofy on a weekend off. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen posted video of themselves on Brady’s Instagram story of the pair enjoying the U2 concert in Boston last Thursday. On Tuesday, they received some unexpected attention from TMZ and AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys. In a video shot for TMZ Sports, McLean was … very generous when it came to assessing TB12’s vocal abilities. New England Patriots quarterback enjoying the U2 concert in Boston last Thursday. —Tom Brady/Instagram After listening…

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Roseanne Barr in interview: ‘I made myself a hate magnet’

In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr said she definitely feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of “Roseanne.” Barr recorded a podcast interview with her longtime friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who on Sunday published an edited transcript and recording of the conversation. In the interview, Barr claims she “never would have wittingly called any black person . a monkey.” Barr spoke through tears for much of the interview, her first since the cancellation of “Roseanne.” She also lamented that some people don’t accept her…

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Noah Baumbach receives screenwriting award at Nantucket Film Festival

The 23rd annual Nantucket Film Festival celebrated a wide spectrum of films and drew more than a few Hollywood heavyweights over the weekend. The Best Narrative Feature went to “Burden,’’ directed by Andrew Heckler and starring Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, and Usher Raymond IV, which tells the true story of a man trying to break ties from the Klu Klux Klan for the sake of his family. Meanwhile, the Dava Whisenant-directed “Bathtubs Over Broadway’’ took home the Best Documentary Feature award. The quirky doc follows “Late Night with David Letterman’’…

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Actress Cynthia Nixon says son has come out as transgender

Actress and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has announced that her oldest child has come out as transgender. The former “Sex and the City” star posted the announcement on her Instagram account on Friday to mark the 14th annual Trans Day of Action. Her 21-year-old son Samuel Joseph Mozes, who goes by the nickname Seph, originally was named Samantha. Seph is the child of Nixon and former partner Danny Mozes. Nixon also has a 15-year-old son with Mozes and a 7-year-old son with her wife, Christine Marinoni. Nixon accompanied…

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Stormy Daniels performed at a Providence club. Here’s how it went.

Travis Anderson, The Boston Globe 4:50 PM Stormy made it rain in Providence. The Cadillac Lounge was still basking in the glow Tuesday of a packed weekend appearance at the local strip club by Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who claims she had a brief affair with President Trump more than a decade ago. Dick Shappy, general manager of the Cadillac, said the stage was “covered in bills’’ from patrons during the two sets Daniels performed Sunday night. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, also took photos with…

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Mark Wahlberg and Netflix to adapt a classic Boston detective franchise

A movie starring Mark Wahlberg as a detective in Boston? What will they think of next? Deadline and Variety reported Tuesday that Netflix has reached an agreement with Wahlberg, his frequent collaborator Peter Berg, and the estate of author Robert B. Parker to produce “Wonderland.” The film will center around Spenser, a wisecracking Boston private investigator who is the protagonist of Parker’s series of detective novels, the 1980s ABC show “Spenser: For Hire,” and several TV movies. Wahlberg will play Spenser, while Berg will direct the film, an adaptation of…

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Harrison Ford spotted in a pizza shop

It had to be pizza. Harrison Ford, the actor most prominently known for his roles as Han Solo in “Star Wars’’ and the titular character in “Indiana Jones,’’ was spotted eating at an Amherst pizza shop Tuesday. Ford, his wife — “Ally McBeal’’ actress Calista Flockhart — and one of his sons were at Antonio’s Pizza on North Pleasant Street on Tuesday morning. Jay Carreiro, a regional manager who was working at the time, said Ford and his family came in around 11 a.m. and ordered a variety of slices:…

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Aly Raisman: ‘I’m constantly reliving my abuse’

Aly Raisman is on the cover of The Improper Bostonian, and inside the magazine, she candidly opens up about how difficult the past few months have been for her. The 24-year-old Needham native, who first shared her story of being sexually abused by a former sports doctor last November, said she feels a “great responsibility” to speak up for those around her. “Everyone’s a survivor of something,” Raisman told the Improper. “I feel grateful that I’m being listened to and I’m being heard, because I’ve met so many people who have said, ‘I…

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Tiffany Haddish, Kumail Nanjiani among film academy invitees

The organization that puts on the Oscars has invited 928 new members from 59 countries to join its ranks, including actors Tiffany Haddish, Dave Chappelle, Kumail Nanjiani, Amy Schumer and Timothee Chalamet. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Monday that 49 percent of its invitees are female and 38 percent of are people of color. Should all the invitees accept, the new class would boost its overall membership to be 31 percent female and 16 percent persons of color. The film academy in 2016 pledged to double…

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