Not because he's Zoolander handsome or anything, but because police helpfully shut down the Mass. Ave. Bridge from Boston into Cambridge this morning so he could film a scene there for a movie.
The writers know their Boston. One scene featured a Cumbie's, Lechmere and an old 'BCN billboard. Even one local pol got a shoutout, indirectly, when Marge marveled over one of City Councilor Matt O'Malley's free sunscreen dispensers: "So progressive!"
From Thursday, October 13th to Friday, October 21st, Bostonâ€™s fifth annual ski, snowboard, surf, mountain bike, whitewater kayak and outdoor lifestyle film festival takes place at The Greatest Bar, Brooklyn Boulders, and Naco Taco. This six-night festival showcases several of the world's best outdoor lifestyle films, including award-winning films from Patagonia, Red Bull Media House, Level 1 Productions, Anthill Films, and more.
Bostonâ€™s South Shore is home to two varieties of money mysteries. Thereâ€™s a big, almost unsolvable whodunit. Then there are thousands of smaller cliffhangers easily solved if the gumshoes kept the legwork simple.
Gilmore Girls fans flooded Brighton Center this morning, as RoadTrip New England shows us for Cafenation's one-day transformation into Luke's, where people who got in got free coffee in a Luke's cup.
Diners in Bostonâ€™s beloved North End are almost guaranteed a great meal. There are so many places to choose from and the competition among restaurants is fierce. If a chef doesnâ€™t make mouth-watering entrees, customers can easily flock to the highly rated place next door. This sets the culinary bar astronomically high. While you can only choose one restaurant for a meal, the abundance of choice reduces the risk your palate will be disappointed.
Molly Lanzarotta took in the Revels Riversing along the Charles in Cambridge tonight.
Alan O'Hare told tales of his trips to the auld sod (tip: Don't bring a map, just ask for directions, and you'll be well taken care of) on Primrose Street this afternoon as part of Roslindale Porch Fest.
In between his stories, Colin Kadis and friends played Irish instrumental tunes as 20 or so people listened: Read more.
The annual Roslindale Porchfest is this afternoon.
WBUR reports he'll get probation, no prison time for his role in threatening the show's production company and star for not going union when they came to Boston a couple years back.
Vanyaland reports the Citi Performing Arts Center, which runs the Wang and Shubert Theatres, is becoming the Boch Center, thanks to money from the car dealer, stepping up to replace the money from CitiBank, which gave up on supporting the arts in Boston when it gave up on Boston.
Rumor has it Adele is going to do an impromptu concert there. Transit Police say the rumor is false:
Adele is NOT showing up to Quincy T station. She is playing at TD Garden only.
It'd be pretty funny if you got pulled over on Gallivan Boulevard by the guy in this 1967 Michigan State Police cruiser, wouldn't it? Dorchester this morning is still standing in for riot-torn Detroit for some movie.
Language NSFW, unless you work on a boat in the harbor, maybe.
H/t Jed Hresko.
Meet Bret LaBelle, a sergeant who's been on the force for 18 years. And yes, he rocks the accent, which is a requirement for all Bostonians on the show.
Wicked Local Watertown reports the helicopter that buzzed the town awake early yesterday was hired by the production company making Marky Mark's Marathon-bombing movie. Back in February, the town asked the film company to find some other place to recreate the Watertown manhunt because it was just too soon.
MassDOT reports Keolis will run a train to and from the Bruce Springsteen concert at Gillette on Sept. 14.
The downbound train will leave South Station at 5:35 p.m., Back Bay at 5:40 and Dedham Corporate Center at 5:55. The train back to Boston will leave a half hour after the end of the concert. Tickets are $20 at the ticket counters at South Station, Back Bay and North Station.
This just in from inside BPD:
This evening a Hollywood production company, Wheelman PSC, LLC will be test firing prop weapons on Federal Street at Franklin St. We will arrive at 7:30pm and will be finished with in one hour. I will temporarily shut down traffic on Federal Street during the simulated gunfire. I will also make an "on air" announcement before we proceed. Please share this with the community partners in the financial district. Thank you
Titanium Cranium reports her apartment manager has forwarded a similar message.
Wheelman PSC is listed as the company behind Wheelman, a thriller involving a failed bank robber who can't trust anyone - except his 14-year-old daughter, natch. But they weren't originally scheduled to start filming here until Sept. 12.
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