<![CDATA[NBC10 Boston - Entertainment]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcboston.com/entertainment http://media.nbcboston.com/designimages/clear.gif NBC10 Boston https://www.nbcboston.comen-usMon, 23 Jul 2018 00:10:40 -0400Mon, 23 Jul 2018 00:10:40 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations PAATH: /entertainment <![CDATA[Porn Actress Stormy Daniels Brought Into Ohio Jail]]> Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:15:04 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/US-OH-Stormy-Daniels-Arrest-CR-153141130495100002.jpg

Porn actress Stormy Daniels was arrested at an Ohio strip club and is accused of letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law, her attorney said early Thursday. She was seen being brought into a jail in Columbus on Thursday morning.

<![CDATA[Justin Bieber Is Engaged to Hailey Baldwin]]> Mon, 09 Jul 2018 09:08:12 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/JB+thumbnail.jpg

Singer Justin Bieber popped the question to model Hailey Baldwin, sources confirmed to E! News Sunday.

<![CDATA[Brad Paisley Invites Boston Officers Onstage for Next Visit]]> Thu, 05 Jul 2018 12:39:47 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/206*120/070518+cop+pool+karaoke.jpg

A fun, patriotic video of two Boston Police Department officers singing "God Bless America" caught the eye of one famous musician who invited the duo on stage for his next Massachusetts stop.

The viral "Cop Pool Karaoke" video reached country singer Brad Paisley, who was so impressed with the duo’s performance that he reached out to them Wednesday via Twitter.

"Happy 4th everyone!" the musician wrote on his repost of the video. "Oh and if you officers wanna sing when I play MA in August, open invite."

Officers Kim Tavares and Stephen McNulty, the stars of the viral video, have yet to reply to the offer. Their performance also inspired the New York Police Department to post their own version of "Cop Pool Karaoke."

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<![CDATA[Shop the Show: Great Outdoor Buys for the Weekend]]> Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:48:35 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/sand+beach.jpg

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Ahh summer. A time for grilling, gaming, and getting those pesky mosquitoes out of your business. But it’s hard to have fun with your family if you’re not equipped with the proper summer survival tools.

That’s where we come in! From a towel that repels sand, to a cooling pad for your pets, we’ve rounded up six essential products to keep you smiling all season long. (Cute dog not included.)

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<![CDATA[Popular TV Show 'SMILF' to Film Most of Season 2 in Mass.]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:26:14 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/_SMILF__Representatives_Address_Upcoming_Filming.jpg

The popular SHOWTIME program SMILF is back for season two, and this time most of the show will be shot on location here in Massachusetts.

The cast and crew have been here before for scenes for the pilot and season one.

“They try to make it as easy as possible for everyone,” said Maggie Dow, who lives in the neighborhood where filming takes place. “We didn’t have a problem last year. Parking’s always an issue.”

Representatives from the show met with a small group of residents Thursday night to speak with them about the upcoming set-up and the parking restrictions that will be in place.

Most people in the neighborhood say the excitement is worth any hassle.

“It’s cool because we watched the show and recognized a lot of spots they filmed at,” said neighborhood resident Fatih Goumas.

The show is about a struggling single mom in Southie.

And it generated controversy earlier this year when Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn, who represents the area, posted on Facebook: “...many of my constituents have relayed to me their disgust with Showtime’s TV Show SMILF and its depiction of the people of South Boston. The proud mothers I know from Southie, who work so hard for their families and our community, have told me they find it unwatchable as it is a degrading, crude and inaccurate portrayal of their life in the neighborhood…”

“It was like a very gritty dirty laundry fully out kind of view of single parenthood,” said Nicky Anderson who watched some of the episodes and lives in South Boston. “I could see where it might be a little offensive depending on who you are.”

Added Dow: “Everybody’s going to have their different opinions but the show’s funny. I don’t think it’s meant to be taken so seriously.”

The show begins shooting on Monday in other areas, and in South Boston on July 5.

<![CDATA[Stars Shine at the 2018 MTV Awards]]> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:45:38 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/mtv-triptych.jpg “Black Panther” and “13 Reasons Why” led the pack with seven nominations at the MTV TV and Movie Awards on Saturday. Both movie and small screen stars were in attendance to celebrate the winners as Tiffany Haddish hosted the event in Santa Monica, California, Saturday, June 16, 2018. The full ceremony aired Monday night.]]> <![CDATA[Gisele Bundchen Apologizes After Vogue Interview Backlash]]> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:50:41 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/183*120/GettyImages-633959392.jpg

Gisele Bundchen is apologizing to her fans following an interview with Vogue that was published this week.

The 37-year-old supermodel saw backlash for her comments in the fashion magazine's July issue about models who use social media platforms such as Instagram to promote themselves. 

During the interview, Bundchen said she wasn't an avid social media user, adding it was her sister who created her Instagram account.

"It's not my generation -- I have to be honest about that. I'm older, wiser. If I had to promote myself in the way girls modeling now have to do, forget it. I wouldn't do it," she told Vogue's Rob Haskell.

The interview, which was published Thursday morning, resulted in an apology posted on Twitter hours later, saying her words were "misunderstood."

"My intention was simply to express that I come form an older generation and am not technologically savvy. I admire the younger generation and their skill to manage all the added demand of social media. I certainly never feel that I am wiser than anyone, and I believe that we are all learning."

Bundchen also spoke about her environmental activism, how Tom Brady proposed, her modeling career and life in Boston in the interview.

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<![CDATA['Bachelorette' Contestant Convicted of Sex Crime in Mass.]]> Fri, 15 Jun 2018 07:08:18 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/lincoln32.jpg

Lincoln Adim, a contestant on ABC's popular reality show "The Bachelorette," was convicted last month of groping and assaulting a woman on a cruise ship in Boston Harbor in 2016 and has to register as a sex offender.

Adim was found guilty on one count of indecent assault and battery in May 21, a week before this season of "The Bachelorette" premiered, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office spokesman Jake Wark told NBC10 Boston Thursday. He was sentenced to one year in jail, suspended for a two-year probationary period.

Adim was ordered to stay away from the victim and attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week for the duration of his probation, Wark said. If he fails to comply he could be forced to serve out his jail sentence.

Wark added that Adim is expected by law to register as a sex offender.

The incident occurred on May 30, 2016. No further details about the case against Adim were released by the district attorney's office.

Adim, 26, a Boston-based accounts sales executive, is one of 17 men still vying for the affections of "Bachelorette" star Becca Kufrin. He was featured prominently in last week's second episode, in which he argued with several other contestants.

He has not commented publicly, but the show's producers said they were unaware of the charges when they cast him.

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<![CDATA[Medical Examiner Releases Findings on Kate Spade Death]]> Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:12:06 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/spade+other.jpg

The New York City medical examiner's office released fashion icon Kate Spade's cause of death in a brief statement Thursday, ruling she died by hanging and confirmed it was a suicide.

The NYPD had said shortly after the 55-year-old fashion icon was found dead in her Park Avenue bedroom Tuesday morning that they believed it to have been a suicide, but final determination depending on the autopsy results. 

Those results came hours after Andy Spade, the husband and business partner of the noted designer, said she suffered from depression and anxiety for years.

She was seeking help during the last five years, "seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication for both depression and anxiety," Andy Spade said in a statement released Wednesday night.

He said there were "personal demons she was battling."

Andy Spade, the brother of comedian David Spade, said though that she "sounded happy" the night before her suicide.

"There was no indication and no warning that she would do this," he said. "It was a complete shock."

He said he and his wife had been living separately for the past 10 months but saw each other or spoke every day. He said they were not legally separated and never discussed divorce.

Kate Spade's sister, Reta Saffo, released her own statement late Tuesday saying she believed that Kate Spade had bipolar disorder and had a hard time with it. Those comments sparked backlash within hours, with a source close to the family saying Spade's relatives were "disgusted" by Saffo's remarks, and that Saffo had been estranged from the "entire family" for a decade.

Saffo said of her sister, however: "My little sister Katy was a precious, precious little person. Genuine in almost every way." 

The sudden death of the iconic designer left fans, celebrities and fashion industry insiders reeling. Brother-in-law David Spade posted a photo on Instagram of him with Kate, writing, "She was so sharp and quick on her feet. She could make me laugh so hard. I still can't believe it." 


Here is information on suicide prevention from the National Institute of Mental Health. If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting ‘Home’ to 741741.

<![CDATA[Cannes in Photos: Best Moments on the Red Carpet]]> Tue, 15 May 2018 13:14:25 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-958774660.jpg The Cannes International Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with Hollywood stars like Kristen Stewart, Cate Blanchett and Ava DuVernay arriving on the red carpet.

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<![CDATA[Royal Wedding: At Hotels, $50K Packages, Union Jack Condoms]]> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:43:30 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-884682908.jpg

Hotels are getting in on royal wedding mania, offering $50,000 packages fit for a queen, handing out condoms decorated with the Union Jack and hosting Champagne parties where the wedding will be shown on big-screen TVs.

New York's Moxy Times Square hotel is including condoms with a Union Jack logo as part of an overnight stay that also features a travel-sized bottle of gin and a British slang dictionary.

Manhattan's Plaza Hotel is asking guests to wear hats, gloves and other finery to a $150 Champagne breakfast beginning at 6:30 a.m., New York time, on May 19. The best-dressed attendee will win a prize of a free night at the hotel. The wedding will be livestreamed in the Plaza's Palm Court on big-screen TVs as it unfolds live midday in England at Windsor Castle. A panel of experts at the Plaza will provide play-by-play commentary on etiquette, the royal family and whatever else needs explicating on this side of the pond.

The Plaza even has a legitimate connection to Markle. In her former life as an actress, she portrayed Rachel Zane on the cable show "Suits." Her character dreamed of getting married at the Plaza, though the wedding scene for the show was actually filmed at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. The Fairmont Royal York also plans festivities for May 19 with a menu that includes classic British fare like bubble and squeak (cabbage and potatoes) and bangers (sausages) and eggs.

Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans has a wedding package priced at $51,918. (The numbers match the May 19 date of Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry.) The package includes three nights in a two-bedroom suite, round-trip first-class airfare from anywhere in the U.S., life-size cardboard cutouts of Harry and Meghan, afternoon tea, a wedding day Champagne breakfast, take-home gifts like Wedgwood china and crystal stemware, food and shopping credits worth thousands of dollars and a lemon elderflower cake, just like the one chosen by the happy couple.

And that's not the only hotel package with a sky-high price tag. The Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills in California is offering a $30,000 "royal treatment package," while the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., is offering a $1 million wedding package that includes a private jet, custom-made gown and ring, honeymoon and more.

Whether anybody books these high-priced packages, the wedding gives hotels an opportunity to associate their brand with something special.

"Royal weddings occur on only a few occasions during a lifetime," said Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University in New York. "They are therefore a rare opportunity for brands to reach large global audiences and for consumers to be a part of a rare event. So, to do so, the price of participation will always be very, very high."

The Drake hotel in Chicago will host a royal-themed luncheon on May 19 with the same menu served in 1996 when Harry's mother, Princess Diana, stayed there. Guests can even book the suite Diana stayed in, which has been decorated with photos of her. The Drake is also offering special royal teas, cocktails and a series of screenings of royal-themed movies like "Victoria & Abdul."

In England, the Conrad London St. James has a "Propose Like A Prince" package with a horse carriage ride, Champagne and a room decorated with rose petals. And Mercure Hotels invited couples who share Harry and Meghan's first names to apply for a free stay at one of Mercure's London properties, and two couples won.

Royal-watchers heading to England will find it nearly impossible to book a room in Windsor, though hotels in London and elsewhere are still available. London's Hotel Cafe Royal has a package that includes a luxury limo trip to Windsor Castle with a picnic hamper. Just don't try to picnic there on May 19.

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<![CDATA['Avengers' Vies for Record Weekend at the Box Office]]> Fri, 27 Apr 2018 23:41:16 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Avengers_Vies_for_Record_Weekend_at_the_Box_Office.jpg

Marvel fans across the country are psyched that the wait is finally over for "Avengers: Infinity War." The film opened Thursday with a monster $39 million in preview screenings. Disney is hoping it can catch the biggest movie opening in North American history, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." NBC10 Boston's Chris Emma spoke to fans in Dorchester to get their reaction

<![CDATA[WATCH: 14-Year-Old From Mass. Wins 'Voice' Knockout Battle]]> Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:28:00 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/brynn21.jpg

A 14-year-old from Massachusetts advanced to the Top 24 on NBC's "The Voice" on Tuesday night.

Brynn Cartelli of Longmeadow won rave reviews for her performance of "Here Comes Goodbye" by Rascal Flatts, which knocked out her opponent Jamella.

Her coach, Kelly Clarkson, even said she thinks Brynn has what it takes to win the show.

"She has something really strong and super unique," Clarkson said Tuesday night. "Brynn will be the youngest person ever to win this show. I didn't say 'could,' I said 'will.'"

"I am so speechless and mindblown that I am in the Top 24. Life is a dream," Brynn said on Twitter afterward.

Back home, her bio on "The Voice" website says Brynn plays at local coffee shops and small venues. She also participates in school talent and variety shows and is a member of USA Field Hockey.

She is one of three contestants with Massachusetts ties still competing on "The Voice." The others are Mia Boostrom of Taunton and California's Jackie Foster, a student at Boston's Berklee College of Music.

The live playoff round of "The Voice" begins on April 16.

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<![CDATA[Stars Honored on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018]]> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 21:00:43 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-953234702.jpg Hollywood's A-listers, from "X-Files" sleuth Gillian Anderson to Disney icon Minnie Mouse, here are the stars who have been honored and forever immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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<![CDATA[Meghan Markle Makes 1st Appearance With Queen Elizabeth II]]> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:16:33 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_01_08_18.Still003.jpg

The American actress is set to marry Prince Harry on May 19.

<![CDATA['Get Out’ Joins Rare Company With Oscar Nomination]]> Sun, 04 Mar 2018 18:56:46 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_59_10.Still003.jpg

‘Get Out’ is just the sixth horror film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.

<![CDATA[The Winner of The Greatest Super Bowl Commercial]]> Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:51:05 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/commercials-final.jpg

Some argue that Super Bowl commercials garner more attention than the game itself. With so many iconic ads that have aired during the big game, we wanted to know which one is your favorite. We culled through hundreds of commercials to get to the 16 below.

And the winner is...

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<![CDATA[Puppy Bowl 2018: A Peek at the Starting Lineup]]> Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:41:55 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Petree_Center-for-Animal-Health-and-Welfare_Team-Ruff.jpg Meet the starting lineup for Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl XIV.

Photo Credit: Animal Planet/Keith Barraclough]]>
<![CDATA[From Hollywood to Kensington: Meghan Markle's Life in Photos]]> Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:47:00 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/markle_split.jpg See Meghan Markle's life in photos from her days at Northwestern University, to her first breakout role in "Suits," to her engagement with Britain's Prince Harry.]]> <![CDATA[Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Wed]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:13:05 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Prince_Harry_and_Megan_Markle_to_Wed-151179007822000002.jpg

Britain's Prince Harry and American actor Meghan Markle are slated to wed in 2018.

<![CDATA[David Cassidy Through The Years]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:04:25 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-452902044.jpg An actor before he became known as a singer, songwriter and a guitarist, David Cassidy shaped pop culture in the 1970s. Here is a look at his life.

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<![CDATA[Louis C.K. Film Premiere Scrapped Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations]]> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:31:14 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/louis+ckjpg.jpg

The cancellation of Louis C.K’s film “I Love You, Daddy” comes after The New York Times reported that five women accused the comedian of sexual misconduct.

<![CDATA[Boston Journalist Says Family Member Was Abused by Spacey]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:24:15 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/470385926-Kevin-Spacey-Old-Vic.jpg

A well-known former Boston TV news anchor says she will release details Wednesday about the alleged sexual abuse of one of her family members by Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey.

Heather Unruh has called an 11:30 a.m. press conference at a Boston hotel where she said she will detail the circumstances surrounding the alleged sexual abuse of a family member by Spacey on Nantucket.

Joining her will be her family member's attorney, Mitchell Garabedian, who represented many of the victims in the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal.

This would be just the latest in a growing number of allegations against the "House of Cards" star.

"Star Trek" actor Anthony Rapp last week claimed that Spacey made sexual advances against him in 1986, when he was 14. In the days since, numerous others have also come forward to make various allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Spacey. London police are reportedly investigating Spacey for a 2008 sexual assault.

Even before those allegations surfaced, Unruh revealed in the midst of the Harvey Weinstein scandal last month that Spacey had assaulted someone close to her.

"The #weinsteinscandal has emboldened me-- #truth time," she tweeted. "I was a Kevin Spacey fan until he assaulted a loved one. Time the dominoes fell."

As the allegations against Spacey continued to surface, Unruh has shown her support for Rapp and the other victims on Twitter. 

"I applaud your courage Actor Anthony Rapp @albinokid. You are not alone," she said last week on Twitter.

Spacey has not responded to the mounting allegations but apologized to Rapp for what he called "deeply inappropriate drunken behavior."

The two-time Emmy winner has not been arrested or charged with any crime. A publicist said last week that Spacey is "taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment."

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<![CDATA[Gaga and Biden Release PSA Video on Sexual Assault]]> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 18:29:41 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/GagaBiden.jpg

As stories of sexual assault and harassment continue to make headlines, Lady Gaga and former Vice President Joe Biden have reunited to create a minute-long public service announcement on sexual assault.

The video, posted on Gaga's Twitter account Wednesday, shows the "Till It Happens to You" singer sitting next to Biden with arms resting on his shoulders. Biden gently taps on her hand as he introduces Gaga as a surviving victim of sexual assault.

Biden says he admires her courage as a "fierce advocate" with a "voice" for those abused.

"It's on us. It's on everyone to intervene, to stop abuse when they see it and when they hear about it to intervene," Biden says.

Gaga continues by reminding viewers that men too are abused.

"We're here to remind you that it's important to reach out to someone in your life that you can trust and to know that they will be there to help you," she says.

Originally launched by Biden and former President Barack Obama back in 2014, the "It's On Us" campaign works to end sexual assaults on college campuses. Both Biden and Gaga have been promoting the campaign.

Last year, Biden introduced Gaga's "Til It Happens To You" performance at the 2016 Academy Awards. The song was featured in the 2015 documentary "The Hunting Ground" and nominated for an Oscar that following year.

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<![CDATA[Al Roker Talks Weather, Climate Change and Extreme Events]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:55:51 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Roker.gif

"Today" host Al Roker talks with NBC's Eric Hinton about writing a weather book for children, how journalists should report on extreme weather events and why there are more of them than ever.

<![CDATA[Celeb Breakups: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan]]> Fri, 01 Jun 2018 17:19:33 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/AP_17311198586743.jpg Nothing lasts forever, especially when you're a celebrity. See whose relationships have hit the rocks.

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<![CDATA[Justin Bieber Accidentally Strikes Photographer With Truck]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:09:35 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2017-07-27+at+9.14.31+AM.png

A paparazzo taking photos of Justin Bieber was injured after being struck by a truck outside the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

<![CDATA['SNL' Leads Emmy Race]]> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:00:14 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Emmys0713_MP4-150004394211500001.jpg

"Saturday Night Live" and HBO's "Westworld" rack up 22 nominations each ahead of the 69th annual Primetime Emmys.

<![CDATA[Photos: Star-Studded 2017 BET Awards, Red Carpet]]> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:21:57 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/AP_17177144707481.jpg Hosted by "Saturday Night Live" fan-favorite Leslie Jones, the 2017 BET Awards telecast took place live at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 25.

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<![CDATA[One-on-One With 'The Voice' Winner Chris Blue]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:34:39 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/thumbnail50.jpg

Chris Blue, winner of season 12 on "The Voice," talks about his emotions as he won, his friendship with Alicia Keys and his career goals.

<![CDATA[Deaf Singer Stuns 'AGT' Judges, Brings Audience to Tears]]> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:12:37 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/agt+mandy+harvey.jpg

When Mandy Harvey took the stage on “America’s Got Talent” carrying her ukulele, she appeared as yet another singer stepping in front of the judges to share her voice.

And she did. The only difference is, she couldn’t hear it.

The 29-year-old deaf singer-songwriter who was born in Ohio and raised in Colorado lost her hearing when she was 18 years old due to a connective tissue disorder, which deteriorated her nerves.

She had just begun studying vocal music education at Colorado State University when she says she got what she thought was an ear infection.

“It just got worse and worse and by Christmas I was borderline legally deaf in both ears,” Harvey said.

She ultimately left the music program and continued to study education.

“Everything that I’d ever wanted was just going away and I couldn’t stop it,” she said.

But her father knew that his daughter, who had been singing since the age of 4, still “had the music in her.”

Harvey, standing without shoes on the AGT stage, uses her feet to feel the tempo through the floor then sings using her muscle memory and visual tuners.

“Music now isn’t about the sound, it’s about the feeling,” she said. “It’s not the dream that I always had. That’s OK, because I showed up and I did something I never believed I could do.”

Harvey went on to perform a song she wrote called “Try,” a song she said was inspired by her journey back to music. 

"After I lost my hearing I gave up but I want to do more with my life then just give up," she told the judges. 

“I don’t think you’re going to need a translator for this,” judge Simon Cowell said seconds before hitting his golden buzzer, sending Harvey through to the live rounds.

“Honestly I never think I’m going to be surprised or amazed by people and then you turn up,” he said. “Just the fact that you are you but it was your voice, your tone, the song was beautiful.”

An emotional Harvey walked off the stage in shock.

“What just happened?” she shouted.

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<![CDATA[Sold! Marilyn Monroe's Former Home Finds Quick Buyer]]> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 20:13:48 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/knbc-marilyn-monroe-brentwood-home.jpg The single-floor home boasts four bedrooms and three bathrooms on 2,624 square feet.

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<![CDATA[Mystery Swirls Around Brutal Home Invasion of RHONJ Star ]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:05:35 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/dina+manzo+home+invasion.jpg

Nearly a month after a former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star and her millionaire boyfriend were victimized in a brutal weekend home invasion that left both traumatized and with facial injuries, sources familiar with the probe tell NBC 4 New York investigators don't appear much closer to making an arrest. 

The investigation into the May 13 attack on Dina Manzo, 46, and David Cantin, 37, in Holmdel remains active and ongoing, the sources said.

The couple had walked into their home that Saturday night to find two masked robbers already inside, according to sources and law enforcement officials. 

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The attackers rushed toward them, beating the man with a baseball bat and punching the woman, sources said. The couple was then bound together in the home. The robbers went through the house and stole cash and jewelry before fleeing, prosecutors said. Both victims were treated for facial injures, but were otherwise expected to be physically OK, officials said. 

"Dina and David are obviously shaken up from the traumatic and violent home invasion and robbery," the pair's attorney Andrew Brettler said in a statement shortly after the attack. "No one should ever have to go through what they did. They are grateful to law enforcement and the other emergency responders and appreciate everyone’s concern and well-wishes."

It wasn't the first home invasion at the home; the previous owners were also targeted. Neighbors said they were concerned they too could become victims.

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Bravo hasn't commented on the investigation. Manzo appeared on the first two seasons of the reality TV show before leaving the series.

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She returned for the sixth season in 2014, then left again. Prior to that she tried to launch her own series about party planning called "Dina's Party" on HGTV; it was canceled after two seasons. Manzo remains close with former co-star Teresa Giudice and is the godmother of her daughter. 

Cantin, a New Jersey native, blazed new trails in the car dealership industry with his financial and business acumen and became co-owner of one of the largest dealerships in the world. He was diagnosed with leukemia several years ago and directed philanthropic energies toward battling pediatric cancer.

Anyone with information on the home invasion is asked to contact Detective Eric Hernando of the Holmdel Township Police Department at (732) 946-2820 or Detective Wayne Raynor of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office at (800) 533-7443.

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<![CDATA[Celebs in the Stands: Stars Attend Wimbledon Finals]]> Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:45:36 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-999994906.jpg Star-gazing isn't just for the red carpet! Take a look at some celebrities who've been spotted in the stands and on the sidelines rooting for their favorite sports teams and athletes.

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<![CDATA[Harvard to Offer 'Game of Thrones'-Themed Class]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:07:39 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/GameOfThrones_HBO.jpg

Winter is coming to Harvard.

The Ivy League university is planning to offer a "Game of Thrones"-themed class starting this fall.

According to TIME, the Folklore and Mythology class will be called "The Real Game of Thrones: From Modern Myths to Medieval Models," and will look at how the popular HBO series and the books it is based on both mirror and differ from actual medieval European history.

Assistant Professor Racha Kirakosian, one of two people teaching the course, told TIME she hopes the course will help recruit more students to the school's medieval studies and humanities courses.

Photo Credit: HBO
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