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Tom Bergeron leaves ‘Dancing with the Stars’ after 15 years as host

The Haverhill native announced his ouster from the show Monday night. Sportscaster Erin Andrews will also depart the show, according to a statement from ABC.

‘MythBusters’ host Grant Imahara, an influential popular science personality, dies at 49

Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer who co-hosted the pop science show “MythBusters” and operated robots in the “Star Wars” prequels and other major Hollywood films, died at 49.

Fox’s Tucker Carlson denounces ex-writer, ‘self-righteous’ critics

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson said Monday that his former writer who posted racist comments online was wrong but criticized “ghouls now beating their chests in triumph” after his staffer’s resignation.

Actress Naya Rivera, who rose to fame as Santana on ‘Glee,’ dies at 33

Naya Rivera, a singer and actress who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy “Glee,” was found dead Monday in a Southern California lake. She was 33.

COMFORT ZONE

There’s a lot to like about FX

And it’s easier to watch the shows in FX’s library these days, now that the network has a streaming deal with Hulu.

COMFORT ZONE

Teen loners have a friend in ‘Dear Young Rocker’ podcaster Chelsea Ursin

The 31-year-old Massachusetts native candidly connects to her anxious and angry teen self in her iHeartMedia podcast.

BOOKS

Daddy dearest: Donald Trump’s niece traces the intergenerational trauma that formed (or deformed) the president’s character

In her explosive portrait of the Trump family, Mary Trump, the president’s only niece, traces Donald Trump’s fear of persecution back to its source: his emotionally damaged parents.

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LOCAL BESTSELLERS

Local bestsellers for the week ending July 5

Bestsellers based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

BOOKINGS

Virtual author readings for July 12-18

A weekly calendar of literary events.

Masha Gessen contends with the Trump era in ‘Surviving Autocracy’

For Gessen, who was born in Russia and came to the United States at 14, the danger of a Trump presidency was familiar and clear.

How to mark women’s suffrage centennial? For these artists, it’s fighting for the future

“How Will They Know We Were Here?” is an art exhibition rooted in activism.

COMFORT ZONE

MFA’s French Film Festival goes virtual this year

The museum's biggest movie event of the year features 11 films, all available for streaming.

TELEVISION

With FX deal, expect bigger and better things from Pamela Adlon

The 'Better Things' writer-director-producer-star has signed an overall deal with FX Productions, so that she can set up projects for FX in the future.

Colin Jost knows what he has: ‘A Very Punchable Face’

In a new memoir, writer-comedian Colin Jost traces his awkward coming-of-age in Staten Island and his career path from the Harvard Lampoon to “Saturday Night Live” to Weekend Update, which he anchors with Michael Che.

‘Glee’ actress Naya Rivera presumed dead after going missing while boating with son, officials say

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office confirmed late Wednesday that a "possible drowning victim" at Lake Piru was Rivera, 33.