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Is ESPN buying Fox Sports? Merger with FS1?

For the better part of two years, ESPN and Fox Sports have been engaged in a heated battle for the attention of the North American sports viewer. With the news Thursday that Disney (the parent company of ESPN) has landed 21st Century Fox, does that mean that the war is over? Hardly. ESPN will get...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 3:41pm

Matt Damon on why 'Good Will Hunting' has so many f-bombs

Matt Damon hasn't shown his kids "Good Will Hunting" yet, and he has a pretty good reason. The acclaimed actor stopped by the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Monday night to chat about his new film "Downsizing," and ended up taking a trip down memory lane with...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:19pm

The Tao of Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme has been kicking butts and taking names on the big screen for decades. Now fans will get to see another side of the star when his show "Jean-Claude Van Johnson" premieres on Amazon. Dipping his toes into the comedy waters, Van Damme plays a past his prime,...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:08pm

Forbes calls 'SMILF' character 'a Southie'

"A Southie" seems to be catching on and it's not sitting well with Bostonians. Earlier this week, a California newspaper was lambasted online by locals—and New Kids on the Block star Donnie Wahlberg—for writing that guests can "eat like a Southie" at a new...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 2:55pm

Girl asks Rick and Morty creator how to deal with depression. He replied

Twitter user @chojuroh tweeted at Rick and Morty co-author Dan Harmon how to cope with depression. She said she did not expect the showrunner to respond. But he did in a series of epic tweets. They read: For One: Admit and accept that it’s happening. Awareness is everything. We put...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 9:45pm

3 questions ahead of the 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' season 5 premiere

Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team are back in action when "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." season 5 kicks off on Friday night. Between taking on evil government agents and getting trapped in a computer-generated mind prison, the Marvel heroes have been through a lot over the...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:53am

'Man v. Food' host tackles Boston's food challenges

"Man v. Food" host Casey Webb is shipping up to Boston for the new season of his hit Travel Channel show. Season two of the recently revived series kicks off on Dec. 4 with Webb's trip to the Hub, featuring stops at a trio of local restaurants, including Flann O’Brien...

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 8:03am

‘Runaways’ star wants to team up with Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dr. Strange

A new group of heroes will join the live-action Marvel universe when “Runaways” debuts on Hulu this Tuesday. While the team isn’t as well known as the big screen’s “Avengers,” or even Netflix’s “The Defenders,” the series does offer a new spin...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 10:28am

Elizabeth Warren is 'disappointed' in Al Franken, won't say if he should resign

Elizabeth Warren once again weighed in on the allegations against Al Franken during her appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Monday night. The Massachusetts senator previously called her Democratic colleague's behavior “unacceptable” and reiterated her...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 10:13am

Jimmy Fallon talks 'Fever Pitch,' favorite Boston restaurants and filming 'Taxi' with Gisele

Jimmy Fallon returned to Boston over the weekend for a headlining performance at the Comics Come Home charity event. The late-night host has grown pretty fond of the Hub over the years, especially after starring in "Fever Pitch" with Drew Barrymore. While he played a member of...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 2:26pm

Who are the Runaways?

“Runaways,” the latest addition to the ever-growing, live action Marvel universe, is set to debut on Hulu this week. These aren't your average teens, though, as the group of high school student quickly finds out that they have super powers. Oh, and they also discover that their...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:22pm

How ‘Mythbusters’ changed Adam Savage’s life

Adam Savage spent 14 seasons educating and entertaining fans with “Mythbusters.” Now he’s bringing the wonder and fun of science to the stage with “Brain Candy Live.” Along with popular YouTube star Michael Stevens, Savage has been touring the country with a two-hour...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:40pm

Gotham Chopra talks Tom Brady, anthem protests and ‘Religion of Sports’

Fans treat game day almost like a religious service in this neck of the woods, and few people know that better than Gotham Chopra. The Boston-born filmmaker and son of Deepak Chopra examines the spiritual impact of sports on athletes and society at large with his docuseries “Religion of...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:48am

Will Ferrell says Mark Wahlberg knows someone in every Massachusetts town

Whether he's in Boston or Concord, chances are pretty good that Mark Wahlberg knows someone in town. The actor stopped by for a chat with Conan O'Brien on Thursday night to talk about his new film "Daddy's Home 2" along with his co-stars Will Ferrell, Mel Gibson and John...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 1:53pm

'Arrow' star Rick Gonzalez on why Barack Obama is a superhero

If you look up to the sky, you may see a bird or a plane, but you definitely won't see Superman. Despite Hollywood's current obsession with all things superheroes, caped crusaders and men of steel remain pure works of fiction, unless you happen to walk into a comic book convention....

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:48pm

5 questions after the Stranger Things 2 finale

Spoiler warning: Don’t read on if you haven’t seen all of “Stranger Things” season 2 yet. If you spent your weekend in the Upside Down binge watching the second season of "Stranger Things," then we're guessing you have some questions about what's next for...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:20pm

Watch: Matt Damon sells a Jimmy Kimmel doll QVC-style on 'Ellen'

Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel have a pretty complicated relationship, but that didn't stop Ellen DeGeneres from surprising the Boston actor with a Kimmel-themed prank. Damon got roped into a special edition of the "Pitch Please" game while promoting his new film "Suburbicon"...

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 1:50pm

Meet the new bad boy of 'Stranger Things' season 2

Move over Frank Underwood, there’s a new bad boy on Netflix and his name is Dacre Montgomery. The Aussie actor is trading in his red Power Ranger suit for an ‘80s mullet as he takes on the role of Billy for the highly anticipated second season of “Stranger Things.”...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 4:22pm

Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel want to take you on an awkward dinner date

Hollywood's biggest frenemies Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel want to give fans an upclose look at their strange relationship. The duo is teaming up with Omaze for a new charity contest where one winner and a friend will get the chance to "sit down for an uncomfortable" meal with the...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 9:52am

Dan Harmon says Rick and Morty's "Mr. Poopybutthole" is actually a Meeseeks

In another hilarious video posted by Rick and Morty creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland Wednesday, the duo use Rick and Morty action figures (and one of Mr. Poopybutthole) to mimick making DVD commentary. Their purpose, it seems, is to promote a contest being held to find a fan to join them in...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 2:47pm