People: Ventimiglia being honored at Harvard
"This Is Us" actor Milo Ventimiglia is being honored as Man of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
America's oldest theatrical organization says Ventimiglia was selected because he has made "significant impressions on television and film." He stars as Jack Pearson in the award-winning hit TV drama.
The Emmy-nominated actor will receive his pudding pot Friday night at a celebratory roast at Harvard.
Ventimiglia will then attend the opening night of Hasty Pudding's latest production, "France France Revolution," its first to feature women in the cast.
Hasty Pudding has honored a Man of the Year since 1967, and previous winners include Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks and Christopher Walken. Paul Rudd was honored last year.
Bryce Dallas Howard was named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year.
Brady gets beard shaved for charity
After a close shave at the Super Bowl, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got another close shave, this time for charity.
The six-time Super Bowl champion got his playoff stubble shaved off Thursday at Gillette headquarters in Boston.
Gillette donated $35,000 each to the Boys and Girls Club of South Boston, Best Buddies and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Brady also signed Patriots-branded Gillette razors, which will be auctioned for charity.
Brady said Thursday was the first morning since the Super Bowl he hasn't woken up completely exhausted. He also divulged that he's enjoyed a margarita or two since the game, and is planning on vacationing in Costa Rica.
The Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 on Sunday in a game that wasn't decided until late in the fourth quarter.
Behar, in 2016 clip, dressed as African woman
A new posting of a 2016 segment of "The View" is drawing attention to co-host Joy Behar, who in it shows a photo of herself in costume as an African woman.
The 76-year-old did not mention the clip on Thursday's show, one day after an editor for the entertainment website The Wrap tweeted the segment of Behar discussing a resurgence of curly hair.
Behar displayed a photo of herself with curly hair when she was 29. She says that the hair was her own and that she had dressed as a "beautiful African woman" for Halloween.
Co-host Raven-Symone asked whether she had tanning lotion on. Behar, an outspoken liberal, said she wore makeup "that was a little bit darker than my skin.
Messages seeking comment were left with her agent and the ABC program.
Virginia's governor and attorney general are being criticized for their use of blackface.
Today's birthdays: Actor Conrad Janis ("Mork and Mindy") is 91. Actress Tina Louise ("Gilligan's Island") is 81. Musician Sergio Mendes is 78. Drummer David Uosikkinen of The Hooters is 63. Actress Jennifer Aniston is 50. Singer-actress Brandy ("Moesha") is 40. Actor Matthew Lawrence ("Boy Meets World") is 39. Actress Q'orianka Kilcher ("The New World") is 29. Actor Taylor Lautner is 27.
— The Associated Press
TALK TO US
If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.