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The Steven Tyler Skittles portrait is up for auction — Advertisement You have until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday to bid on a portrait of Steven Tyler made entirely of Skittles. This is a replica of the candy-art piece that was featured in one of Sunday night's stranger Super Bowl commercials. In the ad, Tyler coaches the animated portrait as it tries to sing the Aerosmith hit "Dream On."

‘La La Land’ could have been set in Boston — Advertisement Damien Chazelle, the Providence-born, Harvard-educated, writer-director of the already-beloved musical "La La Land," says the first drafts of the screenplay had the film set in Boston. During an interview after the movie's premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Chazelle told us that "La La Land" was a local love story until he was influenced by his move to the West Coast.

Everybody else seems to be having a better life - The Boston Globe — Q. My issue is comparing myself with others. I am 32, female, and single, with a doctoral degree, a good job, and a full life. I have had two long-term relationships. My singleness somehow means I have less self worth (in my eyes) than my childhood friends/co-workers/fill in the blank who are settled down.

Pivot was made for me and soon it will be gone — We have just a few months left with Pivot, sometimes known as the Joseph Gordon-Levitt channel, the "Friday Night Lights" channel, or "that channel with all of the sad commercials about abused dogs." Participant Media, which launched Pivot in 2013, announced Aug. 17 that it would be closing up shop at the cable network later this year.

Should she tell his fiancee before moving on? — Q. I have been involved in a long-distance relationship with someone on and off for six years. We've never discussed marriage, but we always had a great time and the chemistry was sizzling whenever we were in the same place.

Ever have a teen celeb crush? Writers dish. — People ask me why I became a journalist. If I'm being honest, the answer is Christian Slater. At 16, all I wanted was to meet him and become his girlfriend. The best way to do that, it seemed, was to pursue journalism and work for an entertainment magazine.

Where is ‘Patriots Day’ filming today? — Advertisement Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain is closed until Friday for the filming of the Peter Berg-directed Boston Marathon bombing movie, "Patriots Day." The Washington Street business confirmed it would be closed from Thursday until sometime Friday morning. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, John Goodman, and J.K.

Jen Kirkman mentions Boston five times in the introduction of her new book — Advertisement Two thumbs up for Jen Kirkman who doesn't forget where she's from in her latest memoir, "I Know What I'm Doing - and Other Lies I Tell Myself: Dispatches From a Life Under Construction," which was released Tuesday. By our count, the Needham-bred comedian references Boston five times by the end of the introduction of the new book.

Keith Olbermann lists his Trump Palace apartment — Political and sports commentator Keith Olbermann is one step closer to separating himself from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. According to the Wall Street Journal, Olbermann has listed the apartment he owns in Trump Palace in New York City for $3.9 million.

Elizabeth Warren gets a comic book — Senator Elizabeth Warren is now a comic book hero. Storm Entertainment, which publishes "Female Force," a comic book series about empowering women, has released "Female Force: Elizabeth Warren" in print and digital.
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