'America's Got Talent' Judges Not Spellbound By Salem Witch, Now They're Hexed 'America's Got Talent' Judges Not Spellbound By Salem Witch, Now They're Hexed
'America's Got Talent' Judges Not Spellbound By Salem Witch, Now They're Hexed A well-known Salem witch failed to ensorcell the judges or the crowd during their "America's Got Talent" audition this week.  Borah the Witch appeared on the "Audition 3" episode of the popular talent show on Tuesday, June 11.  Video of Borah's audition was not released online, but a summary said the comedian did a tap dance while boiling a potion on stage before being buzzed by the judges and booed by the crowd.  Borah hexed those who X'ed them before leaving the stage. The potency of the magical shunning is unclear as the show continued without issue.  Borah, better …
2 Mass Bars Deemed Best In US: New Report 2 Mass Bars Deemed Best In US: New Report
2 Mass Bars Deemed Best In US: New Report A new report ranking the top bars in the United States has named two Massachusetts spots as among the best of the best. Out of the 42 best bars in the country, two hail from of Boston, according to a new 2024 ranking released by the men’s magazine Esquire. Both bars — Birds of Paradise, located at 525 Western Avenue in Brighton, and Equal Measure, at 775 Beacon Street — were lauded for their creative and delicious sips served among an aesthetically pleasing backdrop. Birds of Paradise, for example, curated a menu based on traveling, with one section focused on a single destination (as o…
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First Trailer For 'Beetlejuice' Sequel Drops; Hyped Movie Filmed In Mass First Trailer For 'Beetlejuice' Sequel Drops; Hyped Movie Filmed In Mass
First Trailer For 'Beetlejuice' Sequel Drops; Hyped Movie Filmed In Mass "It's showtime" for the new Tim Burton-directed sequel to his 1988 classic "Beetlejuice." The first full-length trailer "Beetlejuice Beetlejuice," partially filmed in Massachusetts last year, was released on Thursday, May 23.  The new film returns viewers to the Deetz family after the death of patriarch Charles Deetz (Jeffrey Jones in the original movie). Jenna Ortega plays Astrid, who summons Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton) despite the fears of her mother (Winona Ryder).  The trailer opens with Ryder's Lydia Deetz explaining, "Here's a preview. ... Be warned: it's intense." The off…
Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Beverly: Here's When Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Beverly: Here's When
Chazz Palminteri Bringing 'Bronx Tale' One-Man Show To Beverly: Here's When Beloved actor Chazz Palminteri is again bringing his acclaimed one-man show, "A Bronx Tale," to theaters in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.  Palminteri, age 72, originally premiered "A Bronx Tale" as a one-man play in Los Angeles in 1989. Since then, the show has been turned into a feature film with the help of famed actor Robert DeNiro, as well as a musical that opened in 2016.  Now, Palminteri, a lifelong New York and Bronx native who currently lives in Northern Westchester County in the town of Bedford, is once again bringing the original one-man show to the…
These Mass Cities Among Best Places To Live In US: New Report These Mass Cities Among Best Places To Live In US: New Report
These Mass Cities Among Best Places To Live In US: New Report Three cities across Massachusetts have been ranked by a new report as some of the best places to live in the country. They’re the best of the best. The 2024 Best Places to Live in the US, released by U.S. News & World Report, named three Massachusetts cities — Boston, Worcester, and Springfield — among the top 150 municipalities across the country. Using an analysis of public data and user opinions, cities were given scores in the following categories, which were then averaged to find a ranking spot: Quality of life index, which includes crime rates, quality and availability of he…
Life After Lottery: Winners Discuss How Life Changed After Hitting Jackpots; Keeping It Secret Life After Lottery: Winners Discuss How Life Changed After Hitting Jackpots; Keeping It Secret
Life After Lottery: Winners Discuss How Life Changed After Hitting Jackpots; Keeping It Secret The only thing better than winning the lottery is doing it anonymously. There are countless stories of lottery winners who've gone bankrupt in part from empty-handed "friends" or scammers looking for a rich target.  In Massachusetts, winners must divulge their names and pose with novelty checks boasting their jackpot amount unless they create a trust to collect their cash. Attorney David Spillane, a partner at the Quincy-based law firm SKB Attorneys, who's done nearly 100 of these trusts, connected us with some of those winners who chose to keep their paydays a secret to see what life …
Extras Needed For Film On College Admissions Being Produced In Winchester Extras Needed For Film On College Admissions Being Produced In Winchester
'Admissions,' Film Being Made In Winchester, Needs Extras A short film on the college admissions process being produced in New England is seeking extras. "Admissions," is described by its creators as "a darkly humorous fly-on-the-wall mockumentary that peels back the layers of university admissions in post-affirmative action America." The scenes will be filmed in Winchester, Massachusetts, just north of Boston, on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26. Extras should be between the ages of 18 and 35. "The project will blend scripted and unscripted moments, requiring a cast adept at acting and improvisation, with a keen sense of humor and the abilit…
Tom Brady Says He'll Never Do Another Netflix Roast: Here's Why Tom Brady Says He'll Never Do Another Netflix Roast: Here's Why
Tom Brady Says He'll Never Do Another Netflix Roast: Here's Why Tom Brady took some hard hits during his 23 seasons in the NFL and always managed to bounce back, but he said the shots at his family were too much during the Netflix roast of the GOAT earlier this month.  Brady appeared on the Wednesday, May 15, episode of "The Pivot Podcast" hosted by former footballers Fred Taylor, Ryan Clark, and Channing Crowder to discuss his career, his future, his family, and the Netflix roast that became the talk of the internet for days after it aired live on Sunday, May 5.  The former Patriots great said he didn't mind the harsh jokes at his expens…
See Inside Bill Belichick's New $4.8M Nantucket Home See Inside Bill Belichick's New $4.8M Nantucket Home
See Inside Bill Belichick's New $4.8M Nantucket Home Bill Belichick won't be on an NFL sideline this year, but that doesn't mean he's taking it easy.  The future Hall of Fame coach has signed on to appear on multiple outlets such as ESPN's "The Pat McAfee Show" and the "Manningcast" as a recurring football analyst and commentator.  To deal with this hectic new schedule he'll need somewhere he can unwind and relax, and it appears he's solved that problem with his recent purchase of a $4.8 million home on Nantucket.  The Nantucket Current reported earlier this week that an LLC owned by Belichick had bought the house on Fair Stre…
Rare Severe Geomagnetic Storm Watch Issued For First Time In Nearly 20 Years Rare Severe Geomagnetic Storm Watch Issued For First Time In Nearly 20 Years
Rare Severe Geomagnetic Storm Watch Issued For First Time In Nearly 20 Years You may soon get a view of a rare spectacle. According to the NOAA National Weather Service's Space Weather Prediction Center, a series of solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) began on Wednesday, May 8. CMEs are explosions of plasma and magnetic fields from the sun’s corona. Space weather forecasters have issued a Severe (G4) Geomagnetic Storm Watch for the evening of Friday, May 10. It's the first time a G4 Watch has been issued since January 2005. The watch says CMEs may linger into Sunday, May 12. Geomagnetic storms can also trigger spectacular displays of aurora (…
The Massachusetts Bucket List: Things Every Bay Stater Should Do Before They Die The Massachusetts Bucket List: Things Every Bay Stater Should Do Before They Die
The Massachusetts Bucket List: Things Every Bay Stater Should Do Before They Die Whether it’s flying over Alaska’s Denali National Park, taking in Arizona’s Grand Canyon, or skiing the Rocky Mountain Slopes of Colorado, every state has that one bucket list activity that shouldn’t be missed. But just what that activity is, of course, is a matter of opinion. Over on Reddit, one user determined to find the ultimate experience in Massachusetts before they "kick the bucket" turned to their fellow netizens for help. “What is one thing everyone should do in Mass. before they die?” they asked in a May 6 post on the Massachusetts subReddit, which boasts 250,000 members. “At so…
'Sweet Soul': Mass Dad Of 2 Killed In Crash; Family Urges Drivers To 'Check Your Surroundings' 'Sweet Soul': Mass Dad Of 2 Killed In Crash; Family Urges Drivers To 'Check Your Surroundings'
'Sweet Soul': Mass Dad Of 2 Killed In Crash; Family Urges Drivers To 'Check Your Surroundings' A Massachusetts family is urging drivers to take better precautions after a father of two young children was killed in a car crash. Daniel Robichau, age 32, of Beverly, died Friday evening, April 19, following a two-vehicle wreck in Danvers, relatives confirmed on a GoFundMe campaign. According to police, Robichau was riding his motorcycle eastbound on Maple Street when a Honda sedan made a left turn from Poplar Street and struck him. He was later pronounced dead at Beverly Hospital. Danvers Police and Massachusetts State Police are investigating the crash. Meanwhile, social media tribut…
Mass Eatery Featured On 'Kitchen Nightmares' Thriving Post-Show, Report Says Mass Eatery Featured On 'Kitchen Nightmares' Thriving Post-Show, Report Says
Mass Eatery Featured On 'Kitchen Nightmares' Thriving Post-Show, Report Says Over a decade after being featured on the television show “Kitchen Nightmares,” a Massachusets restaurant seems to have benefited from chef Gordon Ramsay’s visit. Olde Hitching Post, located in Plymouth County at 48 Spring Street in Hanson, is one of the lucky, once-failing restaurants that has survived and now seemingly thrives following its stint on the reality television show. The eatery, which serves up soups, salad, burgers, and much more, was featured on the reality show’s sixth season and aired in 2013. During the episode, the notoriously harsh Ramsay gave then-owner Tom a tongue…
Netflix Casting Suburban Mom-Type, Tall Brunette Man For Cape Cod Documentary, Pays $3.3K Netflix Casting Suburban Mom-Type, Tall Brunette Man For Cape Cod Documentary, Pays $3.3K
Netflix Casting Suburban Mom-Type, Tall Brunette Man For Cape Cod Documentary, Pays $3.3K Netflix is seeking to fill two roles for an upcoming documentary. The popular streaming service is looking for a 20-something-year-old man who is more than 6 feet tall with brown hair, and a suburban New England-type woman in her 50s with dirty blonde or light brown hair. The documentary will shoot four days in New York City and one day in Cape Cod. The gig pays an estimated $3,300 for six days of work, according to the casting call. Click here to apply.
Cambridge's Own Matt Damon's Math Not Adding Up On 'SNL' Cambridge's Own Matt Damon's Math Not Adding Up On 'SNL'
Matt Damon Makes Surprise Appearance On 'SNL' Matt Damon's math isn't quite adding up. The Massachusetts native was among a bevy of A-list celebs who made cameo appearances on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, as Kristen Wiig was inducted into the Five-Timers' Club. Rudd, 55, has also hosted the show five times, and was the first celeb to pop up during Wiig's monologue Saturday night, April 6. Then came former writer Paula Pell, and then, Damon, who grew up in Cambridge, donning a Five-timers' jacket. "First off, big fan," 53-year-old Damon tells 50-year-old Wiig from the audience. "I grew up watching you on SNL." "You …
Support Rises For 'Wonderful' Central Mass Teacher After Cancer Diagnosis Support Rises For 'Wonderful' Central Mass Teacher After Cancer Diagnosis
Support Rises For 'Wonderful' Central Mass Teacher After Cancer Diagnosis After it was discovered that a beloved Massachusetts teacher had been fighting cancer for years, her community came together to help raise support for her and her family. Worcester County resident Kara Sullivan Wroblewski has been loved by her community for quite some time. The Roosevelt Elementary School teacher was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, though, according to the GoFundMe set up by her family, the news may come as a shock to some. “Everyone knows Kara is a wonderful mother, wife, sister, friend, and teacher for the Worcester Public Schools,” Beth Flynn wrote in the fundr…
This Mass Town Among Best Places To Live In US, According To Brand-New Rankings This Mass Town Among Best Places To Live In US, According To Brand-New Rankings
This Mass Town Among Best Places To Live In US, According To Brand-New Rankings When it comes to putting down roots, this Massachusetts locale is among the best in the nation, according to a new ranking. The Norfolk County town of Brookline came in at No. 11 on Niche’s 2024 “Best Places to Live in America” ranking. It also took the No. 1 spot on the site’s “Best Places to Live in Massachusetts” list. Niche looked at a variety of factors to come up with its ranking, including cost of living, public schools, crime and safety, housing costs, and diversity. With an overall grade of A+, Brookline was praised for being “warm and cozy with plenty to do,” according to one Nic…
Heavy Travel Expected For Upcoming Solar Eclipse: Here Are Tips For Smooth Trip Heavy Travel Expected For Upcoming Solar Eclipse: Here Are Tips For Smooth Trip
Heavy Travel Expected For Upcoming Solar Eclipse: Here Are Tips For Smooth Trip If you're making travel plans to view the upcoming total solar eclipse in the Northeast United States, you're certainly not alone.  The total solar eclipse, which will occur on Monday afternoon, April 8, will involve the moon passing between the sun and the Earth, completely blocking the sun and causing the sky to darken as if it were dawn or dusk.  Earlier Report - 'Most Visible Eclipse For US In 100 Years' Coming Soon: First Projected Cloud Cover Conditions Because the eclipse is predicted to be the longest and most visible in the US in 100 years, plenty of enthusiasts are…
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Support Swells For Mass 'Warrior' Woman Seriously Injured In Skiing Accident Support Swells For Mass 'Warrior' Woman Seriously Injured In Skiing Accident
Support Swells For Mass 'Warrior' Woman Seriously Injured In Skiing Accident The community is rallying around an Essex County woman who was seriously injured in a skiing accident. Ana Lynch, of Newburyport, was skiing with family and friends in Big Sky, Montana, on Sunday, March 10, when the accident occurred, according to a GoFundMe. Ski patrol crews quickly got her down the mountain and she was flown by helicopter to a trauma center in Billings. A CT scan revealed that Lynch had suffered a burst T12 vertebra that was causing pressure on her spinal cord. After nearly nine hours of surgery, doctors were able to remove the vertebrae and stabilize her spine. “While …
‘Emptiness In Our Hearts’: Support Rising For Family Of 21-Year-Old MA Shooting Victim ‘Emptiness In Our Hearts’: Support Rising For Family Of 21-Year-Old MA Shooting Victim
‘Emptiness In Our Hearts’: Support Rising For Family Of 21-Year-Old MA Shooting Victim Support is on the rise for the family of a 21-year-old Massachusetts man who was shot to death. Essex County resident Jaeby Ortiz Ruiz, of Haverhill, was found dead early Sunday, March 10, in the area of Riverview Street in North Andover, according to police. On Monday, March 11, 22-year-old Derick Moncion, of Haverhill, was arrested and charged with Ruiz’ murder. He was arraigned the following day in Lawrence District Court. Earlier Report: Haverhill Man Busted In North Andover Killing Police did not say whether the two men knew one another or speculate on a possible motive for t…
Taylor Swift's Relatives Include This Famous Massachusetts Resident, Ancestry Reveals Taylor Swift's Relatives Include This Famous Massachusetts Resident, Ancestry Reveals
Taylor Swift's Relatives Include This Famous Massachusetts Resident, Ancestry Reveals From one “tortured poet” to another: the uber-famous Taylor Swift is related to another famous wordsmith, who happens to be from Massachusetts. Taylor Swift, the internationally-loved pop star who recently announced her upcoming album “The Tortured Poets Department,” was discovered to be related to iconic poet Emily Dickinson, NBC’s TODAY Show announced on Monday, March 4. According to Ancestry, who revealed the star-studded lineage to TODAY, Swift and Dickinson are both descendants of a 17th-century English immigrant, who was an early settler in Connecticut, in the Hartford County t…
This 80-Year-Old Bakery Named Best In Massachusetts By 'Elite' Yelpers This 80-Year-Old Bakery Named Best In Massachusetts By 'Elite' Yelpers
This 80-Year-Old Bakery Named Best In Massachusetts By 'Elite' Yelpers Come for the cannoli, stay for the entire display case. If you’re on the hunt for the best sweet treats around, look no further than Boston landmark Mike’s Pastry, the top-rated bakery in Massachusetts by Yelp’s Elite Squad. Located in the city’s historic North End on Hanover Street, Mike’s has been satisfying sweet tooths since 1946, when founder Michael Mercogliano began selling his “one-of-a-kind” cannoli. Easily recognized by its signature white box with blue font tied with a string bow, the bakery offers nearly a dozen varieties of the Italian pastry, including chocolate chip, pistac…
Zombie Extras Needed For 'Walking Dead' Spinoff Filming In Boston Zombie Extras Needed For 'Walking Dead' Spinoff Filming In Boston
Zombie Extras Needed For 'Walking Dead' Spinoff Filming In Boston Casting directors are looking for people dying to be a part of "The Walking Dead" universe.  Kendall Cooper Casting is seeking extras for Season 2 of "The Walking Dead: Dead City," which is set to film in Boston later this year.  Extras will play parts such as walkers, soldiers, and post-apocalyptic survivors. Producers laid out what they are looking for in the extras.  Specifically seeking athletes and people with military or law enforcement experience to play soldiers. Also seeking capable people with weathered faces to play survivors in the apocalypse. Also looking f…
Did Netflix Dating Show End In Heartbreak Or Happily Ever After For Ex-Patriots Dancer? Did Netflix Dating Show End In Heartbreak Or Happily Ever After For Ex-Patriots Dancer?
Did Netflix Dating Show End In Heartbreak Or Happily Ever After For Ex-Patriots Dancer? Several weeks ago, former New England Patriots cheerleader Amber Desiree "AD" set out to discover if love is truly blind. She fell for a guy named Clay, who asked for her hand in marriage while in the pods in the first few episodes of "Love Is Blind" on Netflix. They met face-to-face and dated over the course of the season, which culminated at the altar in the season finale on Wednesday, March 6. In fact, AD and Clay — whose parents are both divorced — were among two couples who made it to the finale. All the others broke up before the finale. ** WARNING: This news story contains spoilers…
'Amazing Race': Waltham Father, Daughter Team Join Sprint Around World In CBS Reality Contest 'Amazing Race': Waltham Father, Daughter Team Join Sprint Around World In CBS Reality Contest
'Amazing Race': Waltham Father, Daughter Team Join Sprint Around World In CBS Reality Contest Massachusetts fans of "The Amazing Race" may see some familiar faces on this season of the popular globe-trotting reality show.  Chris Foster, a 60-year-old receptionist, and his 27-year-old marketing manager daughter Mary Cardona-Foster, both of Waltham, hope to beat 12 other couples to be the first to circumnavigate the globe.  The new season of "The Amazing Race" begins on Wednesday, March 13, at 9:30 p.m. on CBS and streaming on Paramount+. The 90-minute debut episode will air after the latest episode from the 46th season of Survivor, which also features two contestants f…
Western Mass Native Stuns Judges In Big Return To NBC's 'The Voice' (VIDEO) Western Mass Native Stuns Judges In Big Return To NBC's 'The Voice' (VIDEO)
Western Mass Native Stuns Judges In Big Return To NBC's 'The Voice' (Video) Madison Curbelo is back, baby. To NBC's "The Voice," that is (scroll for video). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Madison Curbelo (@madison_curbelo) The 22-year-old singer from Westfield appeared on Season 20 of the show in 2021, but her audition back then fell flat. Things couldn't be more different for Curbelo this time around. On Monday, March 4, she returned to "The Voice" and performed "Stand By Me" with her guitar for judges Reba McEntire, John Legend, Chance the Rapper and Dan + Shay. All four judges whipped around …
These Middlesex County Burgers Among Best In Massachusetts, Survey Says These Middlesex County Burgers Among Best In Massachusetts, Survey Says
These Middlesex County Burgers Among Best In Massachusetts, Survey Says The votes are in, and these are the best hamburgers in Massachusetts, according to burgerphiles. Over 5,000 voters took part in a survey conducted by Taste of Massachusetts asking where to find the best beef patties in the Bay State. More than 1,000 people tossed their favorite restaurants into the running and, after four rounds of “some very close voting,” the website had its ranking of the 16 best burgers in Massachusetts. Taking the crown with the number one spot was Norfolk County’s Lewis’ Bar and Grill, located in Norwood at 92 Central Street. A neighborhood staple since 1939, the s…
'Hands-Down Deserving': Greater Boston Pizza Joint Among 'All-Time Best' In US 'Hands-Down Deserving': Greater Boston Pizza Joint Among 'All-Time Best' In US
'Hands-Down Deserving': Greater Boston Pizza Joint Among 'All-Time Best' In US A Massachusetts eatery serving up delicious pies, which was recognized as the second-best pizza joint in the country, is continuing to receive rave reviews from customers. Ciao! Pizza & Pasta, located in the Suffolk County city of Chelsea, was awarded spot No. 2 on Yelp’s "All-Time Top Pizza Spots" in the United States and Canada for 2023. Now, one year on, it appears to be holding steady, still receiving four- and five-star reviews from diners near and far. Ciao! opened in 2015 and was the neighborhood’s first and only wood-fired pizzeria, setting it apart from nearby restaurants. …
Lexington Teen Gets Big Break On 'American Idol,' But Not The One She Wanted Lexington Teen Gets Big Break On 'American Idol,' But Not The One She Wanted
Lexington Teen Gets Big Break On 'American Idol,' But Not The One She Wanted A 16-year-old singer from Lexington, Massachusetts, made a smashing debut on "American Idol" on Sunday, Feb. 25, but for a talent outside of singing.  Shriya Jha appeared on the episode with several other Hollywood hopefuls, but her audition was much more violent than other previous tryouts. Shriya, a talented singer and second-degree-black belt in karate, showed judge Katy Perry how to break a board with her head.  A video of the unaired segment was a highlight of the pre-season hype for the show. Click here to see the moment when the pop star surprised her fellow judges.&nb…