<![CDATA[NBC10 Boston - The Scene]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcboston.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcboston.com/designimages/clear.gif NBC10 Boston https://www.nbcboston.comen-usSat, 17 Mar 2018 22:15:25 -0400Sat, 17 Mar 2018 22:15:25 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[St. Patrick's Day: Chicago River Goes Green]]> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:02:35 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/RIVER+GREEN+TIMELAPSE+for+WEB+-+00000601_31296623.jpg

NOTE: Watch above for a full live stream of the river dyeing beginning at 9 a.m. CT

The Chicago River was dyed green Saturday, officially kicking off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations across the city.

Since the early 1960's, the dyeing of the river tradition annually attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators ahead of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Here’s what to know about this year's: 

When: The dyeing of the river will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 17 when the boats launch between Columbus and Wacker drives. Chicago’s St. Patrick's Day Parade will follow, stepping off at 12 p.m. in Grant Park. 

Watch it Live Online: NBC Chicago will offer a complete live stream of the river dyeing right here beginning at 9 a.m. The stream will be available on both desktop and mobile devices, including in the NBC Chicago app. 

Best Places to Watch: Spectators can watch from both sides of the Chicago River, but city officials say these are the best spots to see the dye boats work:

  • East side of the bridge at Michigan Avenue
  • West side of the Columbus Drive Bridge
  • Upper and Lower Wacker Drive between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive

2018 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin around 12 p.m. on the corner of Columbus Drive and Balbo before continuing north to Monroe. The parade will happen “rain or shine” and typically lasts about three hours.

<![CDATA[Stars Honored on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:55:26 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/rupaul-walk-of-fame-getty.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[Justin Timberlake Lists Swanky NYC Penthouse for $8M]]> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:53:37 -0400 See the full listing here. (Inset Photo Getty Images)]]> See the full listing here. (Inset Photo Getty Images)]]> https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/Justin+Timberlake+Soho+Mews.jpg Back in 2010, superstar Justin Timberlake bought a penthouse at Soho Mews for more than $6.5 million. Now, he is putting that same condo up for sale for close to $8 million. Take a look inside.

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<![CDATA[The Women Who Became the CIA's Unlikely Neighbors]]> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:50:00 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/214*120/CIA+Women+1.jpg The women shared the land with the CIA for 53 years.

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<![CDATA['Bachelor Mueller' Unable to Commit to Collusion on 'SNL']]> Sun, 11 Mar 2018 08:14:54 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/636563234883028454-image1.jpg

The “Saturday Night Live” cold open mocked recent political and pop culture moments, with Kate McKinnon reprising her impression of special counsel Robert Mueller and Cecily Strong as the betrothed-then-dumped "Bachelor" cast-off Becca K.

In a spoof of Monday's night's cringe-worthy finale of "The Bachelor," McKinnon’s Mueller (73, FBI special counsel) visited Strong's Becca K. (27, publicist) to deliver some bad news: He could not commit to a Trump collusion indictment.

“The reality is that I don’t think I can give you everything that you want right now,” McKinnon’s Mueller said. "The more time that goes by the more I keep thinking about obstruction."

“Collusion is literally the only thing I’ve been looking forward to for the past year,” Strong’s Becca K. said. “I was ready, Bob. I was ready to do the damn thing.”

The scene reimagined the real-life, televised breakup between "bachelor" Arie Luyendyk Jr. and winner Becca Kufrin. After proposing to Kufrin in a pre-taped episode, Luyendyk later dumped her in front of ABC cameras to return to runner-up Lauren Burnham. The footage was then aired on "The Bachelor" finale episode before Luyendyk proposed to Burnham in front of a live studio audience — and plenty of home viewers.

Just as Luyendyk overstayed his welcome while breaking it off with Kufrin, McKinnon's Mueller hung around the apartment while Strong's Becca K. cried, hid from the cameras and expressed confusion and disappointment with the reality she was facing: that Trump would be president for at least two more years, but possibly seven more.

Strong's Becca K. wondered if Trump's alleged pre-White House affair with Stormy Daniels could even have any effect on Mueller's decision. McKinnon’s Mueller admitted “that was fun,” but the revelations were not enough for an indictment.

“Saturday Night Live” was hosted by Sterling K. Brown, the break-out “This Is Us” star and who also has a small role in the box-office smash movie “Black Panther.”

On Weekend Update with Michael Che and Colin Jost, Alex Moffat’s Eric Trump and Mikey Day’s Donald Trump Jr. made an appearance to discuss the success of the Trump name across the world and debunk the rumored chaos inside the White House.

“That’s what’s so ridiculous about the claims of this adult film star," Moffat's Eric Trump said about his father's alleged affair with Daniels. "She and my father never had a relationship. They just wrestled in bed!”

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Musical guest James Bay performed “Pink Lemonade” and “Wild Love.”

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<![CDATA[Coca-Cola to Experiment With Boozy Drink in Japan]]> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 07:16:59 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/634597088-coca-cola-cans.jpg

Coca-Cola is cracking open a new kind of can in Japan. 

The company's Japanese division will be trying out its first alcoholic drinks soon, a step its president called "unique" in the company’s history in a recent interview, though Coca-Cola dabbled in U.S. alcohol sales back in the 1970s.

The alcoholic drink won't be a kind of Coke drink, but "chu-hi," a canned, alcoholic, Japanese beverage that is typically a flavored mix of the spirit shōchū and carbonated water, Jorge Garduño, president of Coca-Cola’s Japan business unit, said in an interview on the company’s website on Feb. 22.

Coca-Cola was in the alcohol business in the U.S. for a short period of time with its wine division, Wine Spectrum, in 1977, according to The New York Times, but sold it in 1983. 

"We haven’t experimented in the low alcohol category before, but it’s an example of how we continue to explore opportunities outside our core areas,” Garduño said.

Garduño said chu-hi isn't likely to spread beyond Japan: “While many markets are becoming more like Japan, I think the culture here is still very unique and special, so many products that are born here will stay here.”

But in an interview with CNN last month, CEO James Quincey wouldn't rule out the idea of Coca-Cola expanding into alcoholic beverages, saying, “Never say never.”

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<![CDATA[Luxury and Electric Power: The Best of the Geneva Auto Show]]> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:30:43 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Aston+Martin+Vantage.jpg When it comes to gawking at high-end sports cars, the Geneva International Motor Show is a pretty good place to be.

Photo Credit: Drew Gibson for Aston Martin]]>
<![CDATA[Meet Magician Adam Trent]]> Tue, 06 Mar 2018 23:15:07 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Meet_Magician_Adam_Trent.jpg

This weekend, there is a new breed of magic coming to Boston, and you've never seen anything like it.

<![CDATA[These Are the 5 Best Beaches in the World, TripAdvisor Says]]> Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:24:41 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/bestbeach1.jpg It's never too early to start thinking about hitting the beach -- especially if you're considering making a vacation of it.

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<![CDATA['Fixer Upper' Fans Rejoice, Magnolia Table Is Now Open in Texas]]> Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:13:12 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/AP_689363212205.jpg

Chip and Joanna Gaines are at it again. Their latest business venture, Magnolia Table, opened for business Monday morning.

Today.com reports that the Waco restaurant will be open from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and will be closed on Sundays. The "Fixer Upper" stars' restaurant does not take reservations. 

It sits on the land formerly occupied by the historic Elite Cafe, where Elvis was know to visit while stationed nearby in the Army, Today.com reports.

You can read more about the cafe and even take a glance at the menu by clicking here.

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<![CDATA[Here's How to Get Free IHOP Pancakes Tuesday]]> Tue, 27 Feb 2018 10:51:50 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/IHOPGETTY.jpg

Grab your fork and knife!

Tuesday is National Pancake Day at IHOP. Diners can enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at participating locations. In exchange, customers will be asked to consider making a donation to give to local children's hospital and health organizations to help kids battling critical illnesses.

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Since 2006, IHOP has raised close to $30 million for community charities. This year's goal is to raise $5 million, according to the IHOP website.

Check here to look up the closest IHOP. Offer is only valid for dine-in customers.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Szechuan Sauce Is Now Back in Stores]]> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 18:24:47 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/McDonaldsSzechuanSauce-Twitter.jpg

It's back! McDonald's limited-release Szechuan sauce — so popular it caused riots when it ran out — returned to stores Monday morning. 

McDonald's said Sunday it had shipped 20 million sauce packets across the United States to stock every one of its restaurants in preparation for Monday's re-release. 

At McDonald's on 7th Avenue and 34th Street, owner Jim Lewis said there should be enough sauce for everyone this year, after his store saw lines out the door in 2017.

"We don't think we'll have any problems this year," he said. "Last time we did this we had very limited supplies, we were maybe, to be honest, a little suprised with how big the promotion became, so we decided to bring it back and make sure all our clients were happy."

Last October, the restaurant chain brought back a limited batch of the spicy, slightly sweet dipping sauce for a day, but grossly underestimated America's appetite for it, which was in part driven by pop culture.

The sauce was originally a limited-time promotional tie-in for the movie "Mulan" in 1998. The animated series "Rick and Morty" features a character who fawns over the condiment, which led to a petition for the Golden Arches to bring it back.

Never one to miss a good promo, McDonald's brought it back for one day last year - but badly underestimated demand, which led to furious crowds that in some places required police intervention.

At McDonald's on 7th Avenue and 34th Street, owner Jim Lewis said there should be enough sauce for everyone this year.

"We want to make this right," the chain tweeted on Oct. 8, promising to bring the sauce back in greater quantities soon. 

Get in quick if you want a taste -- there's only 16 sachets for every one American citizen.

Photo Credit: McDonald's/Twitter]]>
<![CDATA[Photos: Selena Gomez Puts Her Texas Mansion on the Market]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:19:17 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/182*120/selenaTLMDPORTADA.jpg Pop Star Selena Gomez puts her luxurious mansion in Fort Worth, Texas, up for sale for the third time.]]> <![CDATA[McD's Brings Back Beloved Shake, Sauce That Sparked Riots]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:53:27 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/McD+Szechuan+Shamrock.png

America, if you like oddly colored but strangely tasty semi-liquid products, today is your day.

McDonald's said Thursday it will bring back Szechuan Sauce, the dipping sauce that caused riots over its one-day availability last October. It will also bring back the Shamrock Shake, its minty seasonal favorite.

The chain will ship 20 million packets of the spicy, salty sauce to stores, starting next week. It announced the release on a new website that also features a three-part podcast series on the public's obsession with the chicken tender companion. 

The sauce has its own backstory - it was a limited-time promotional tie-in for the movie "Mulan" in 1998. The animated series "Rick and Morty" features a character who fawns over the condiment, which led to a petition for the Golden Arches to bring it back.

Never one to miss a good promo, McDonald's brought it back for one day last year - but badly underestimated demand, which led to furious crowds that in some places required police intervention.

"We want to make this right," the chain tweeted on Oct. 8, promising to bring the sauce back in greater quantities soon. 

To wash down the spice of Szechuan Sauce, McDonald's has re-released the Shamrock Shake, a minty milkshake that comes back every year around St. Patrick's Day. To promote the release, the company launched an app that lets users find the closest store selling the drink. 

Photo Credit: McDonald's]]>
<![CDATA[Fans Excited to Watch 'Black Panther']]> Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:55:41 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Fans_Excited_to_Watch__Black_Panther_.jpg

"Black Panther," Marvel's first black superhero movie, is set for a big opening weekend.

<![CDATA[Quest for Boston's Best Chocolate Chip Cookie]]> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:53:47 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Quest_for_Boston_s_Best_Chocolate_Chip_Cookie.jpg

Who has the best chocolate chip cookies in Boston? A local radio DJ is looking to find out.

<![CDATA['Love' Returns to Philadelphia in Time for Valentine's Day]]> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:25:08 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/20180213+Love_Park1.jpg

There's another reason to love Philly as the city celebrated the return of an icon Tuesday: The Robert Indiana-designed "Love" sculpture was reinstalled at its namesake park at the base of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The city hosted a parade to celebrate the return of the sculpture (and that's what it really is, not a statue).

Dubbed "Love on the Move", the parade started at 25th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue before winding its way around Eakins Oval and down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. 

The parade made seven specially designated "Love stops" at other sculptures and parks on the way.

The parade will offer the city its first opportunity to see "Love" in its original colors. Two previous restorations in 1988 and 1998 resulted in the sculpture being painted red, green and blue. But during renovations, representatives of the sculptor provided the city with records showing the statue was originally red, green and purple.

The purple was restored during the $55,000 restoration process.

The correction makes Philadelphia’s version of Indiana’s iconic LOVE unique, as it's the only one with purple color, according to city officials.

Though the sculpture has become a symbol of Philadelphia, there are many versions of it, including on Sixth Avenue in New York, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and even in Montreal, Bilbao and Armenia.

It's been just under one year since Philadelphia's "Love" was removed from public view to accommodate restoration of the sculpture and a complete multi-million dollar makeover of its namesake park, which has seen the addition of new green spaces and fountains.

A grand reopening of the entire park will come later this spring, but the focus on Tuesday is the celebration of the return of "Love" just in time for Valentine's Day.

<![CDATA[Local Designer Makes Luxury Fur Accessories Out of Roadkill]]> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:08:24 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Designer_Makes_Fur_Clothes_From_Roadkill.jpg

Pamela Paquin couldn’t believe her eyes. After living in Europe for years, she was horrified by the carnage on Massachusetts roads.

“There are bodies everywhere” says Paquin. “This is money being thrown away. It offends my New England Yankee ethic and sensibilities.” 

This former sustainability expert now collects roadkill from local authorities and turns their pelts into luxury fur accessories.

Her company, based out of Southbridge, Massachusetts, is called “Peace Fur.”

Paquin says PETA and the fur industry have given fur a bad reputation.

“From a sustainability perspective, it’s one of the best materials you can have. It’s warmer than anything you can buy that’s man made," she says. "It biodegrades back into the earth and it keeps being made.”

These animals also keep getting killed on American highways. Every year 360 million wild animals are hit and killed by cars, contrast that to the 80 million that are killed by the fur industry.

Paquin says she hopes her business model is an inspiration for the fur industry to consider using accidental fur rather than trapped or caged animals.

Here in New England, Paquin is able to collect everything from bear, beaver, coyote, fisher, fox, raccoon and even fawn.

“Fawn are actually protected so the only way they’re ever available is because they’ve been hit by cars.”

From these pelts, she’s able to produce hats, earmuffs, jewelry, scarves, vests and shawls.

She also says faux fur is bad for the environment.

“It’s made out of petroleum and how good is that for the earth?”

Customers can buy her fashions at her Peace Fur website online or contact her for custom couture.

“I’m really looking forward to providing people with an alternative source of fur that they can feel good about, and feel that they’re honoring the animals. They lived wild and free and they’re honoring them.”

<![CDATA[Play Virtual Reality Golf in Boston]]> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 18:17:49 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Play_Virtual_Reality_Golf_in_Boston.jpg

New England winters can make it tough to work on your golf game, but a brand new gym in Boston has a solution.

<![CDATA[Giant Wad of Crumpled Cash Found on Wall Street]]> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:11:27 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Money+ICY+SOT.jpg

A giant wad of crumpled cash was found on Wall Street, and there is no way it fell out of someone's pocket.

The car-sized wadded-up $1 bill popped up in the Financial District over the weekend, an impromptu installation by Iranian art duo known as ICY and SOT.

"We felt it was good timing because of Trump's tax cut. It's not fair that the wealthy people are going to get to benefit but middle class working people not. Most likely, Trump's tax cut winner would be Wall Street, the heart of capitalism," the brothers said.

The artists, brothers living in Brooklyn, said they only placed the giant wad of money on Wall Street temporarily to take photos of it and that they hadn't done anything illegal.

To the artists, the crumpled dollar bill represents both the greed and volatility of capitalism.

ICY and SOT’s work can be found in galleries in the U.S., China, Germany and other locations around the world.  

Photo Credit: @icyandsot
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<![CDATA['Doritos For Her'? PepsiCo CEO Says Women Don't Want Loud Snacks]]> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:09:54 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/AP_10042915950.jpg

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi caused a stir online after saying that women don't like to "crunch too loudly" or lick their fingers like men do when eating Doritos. 

In an interview with Freakonomics, Nooyi was explaining how the company was looking into how it can cater to female customers based on snacking preferences by gender, Today.com reported. 

“As you watch a lot of the young guys eat the chips, they love their Doritos, and they lick their fingers with great glee, and when they reach the bottom of the bag they pour the little broken pieces into their mouth,” she said. “Women would love to do the same, but they don’t. They don’t like to crunch too loudly in public. And they don’t lick their fingers generously and they don’t like to pour the little broken pieces and the flavor into their mouth.” 

The comments were widely panned on social media, with many thinking that Frito-Lay was developing a "Doritos for Her" snack. 

Doritos put the speculation to rest Monday night by tweeting, "We already have Doritos for women — they’re called Doritos, and they’re loved by millions."

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<![CDATA[In Photos: Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Halftime Show]]> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:25:51 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/AP_18036062267398.jpg Justin Timberlake performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis.

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<![CDATA['Girls' Star Jemima Kirke Lists NYC Brownstone for $4.5M]]> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 20:08:24 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Jemima+Kirke+brownstone.jpg Actress Jemima Kirke, who played Jessa Johansson on the HBO series "Girls," has reportedly listed her Brooklyn townhouse for $4.495 million. Take a look inside.

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<![CDATA[Eat Like the Patriots Defense]]> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:55:12 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Eat_Like_the_Patriots_Defense.jpg

Members of the Patriots' defense frequent Del Frisco's in Boston's Seaport District.

<![CDATA[Best Places to Go for Super Bowl Catering]]> Tue, 30 Jan 2018 21:33:35 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012390505.JPG

A big meal should accompany the big game, and there are some great options in 

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<![CDATA[Local Company Makes Popular Customizable Jewelry]]> Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:36:23 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000012356793.JPG

Tiny Tags is a jewelry company that’s based out of Acton, Massachusetts and manufactured in Attleboro. It’s the brainchild of a local mom who wanted an accessory to celebrate her family.

<![CDATA[Here Are the 2018 Super Bowl Commercials]]> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 02:37:05 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/218*120/Screen+Shot+2018-02-04+at+9.36.51+PM.png

When the top two NFL teams met Feb. 4 in the Super Bowl, advertisers took advantage of breaks in the action to compete for viewers' hearts and wallets.

In recent years, advertisers have spoiled the suspense by rolling out their Super Bowl commercials ahead of the big game. In 2017, of the 49 ads that ran during the Super Bowl broadcast, 36 brands released the full commercial ahead of game day, according to Adweek.

Super Bowl ads cost millions to produce and air, and with NBC charging advertisers north of $5 million for a 30-second spot during Super Bowl LII, brands are looking to stretch their dollars beyond the Vince Lombardi Trophy presentation.

Early releases and teasers help broaden a brand's exposure, garnering even more buzz for a company. Experts say the strategy is getting people to talk about a brand's commercial before the game in order to generate some early interest online, rather than risk getting eclipsed by a more viral-worthy spot on game day.

But not all brands take the early-release route. According to Brian Riordan, president of the advertising firm NSG/SWAT, an emerging trend has been to create additional "teaser" content that either sets up the premise of a story or features new content that plays off the prime time spot.

Here's a look at some of the commercials shown during the big game:

After scoring a touchdown in practice, New York Giants' Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. were "Dirty Dancing" in celebration to "I've Had the Time of My Life." The NFL commercial ends with the duo nailing a jump and the words: "To all the touchdowns to come."

Dodge Ram:
Using audio of a 50-year-old Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speech as the backdrop, the automaker brought a message of service and greatness.  

"Stranger Things" star David Harbour wants you to know: It's a Tide ad. Crashing other commercials --for shaving, cars and beer-- Harbour reiterates that no, it's still a commercial for the laundry detergent. One place the ad didn't go? Addressing the infamous Tide Pod challenge that has caused serious illness. 

Mass Mutual:
After a year of natural disasters and division, insurance company Mass Mutual aired a two-minute ad of Americans helping each other, whether its bikers standing up for a bullied child or a synagogue welcoming Muslim children. Americans of all walks of life sing The Pretenders classic hit "I'll Stand by You." 

U.S. Marine Corps:
For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. Marine Corps aired an ad during the Super Bowl, using an online-only spot Sunday to target a young, tough, tech-savvy audience for potential recruits looking for a challenge.

Olympic snowboarder Shaun White is in the zone in this ad for the nearing Winter Games. White watches film, practices and envisions the halfpipe no matter where he is. He'll be one of the athletes representing the U.S. at the Pyeongchang Games, which start Feb. 8. 

The network also took the opportunity to unite some of its entertainment and news personalities to sing Prince's "Let's Go Crazy."

When Amazon’s Alexa loses her voice, the company employs some hilarious celebrity replacements, including chef Gordon Ramsey, rapper Cardi B, actress Rebel Wilson, and actor Anthony Hopkins. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos also makes a cameo.

Doritos vs. Mountain Dew:
In their third Super Bowl ad teaser, Morgan Freeman and Peter Dinklage "face off" in a rap battle over Doritos' spicy Blaze chips and Mountain Dew's clear soft drink. Hip hop stars Missy Elliot and Busta Rhymes coached the two actors in a previous teaser.

Avocados From Mexico:
In a world where there are tons of avocados ripe for making guacamole but no chips to eat them with, chaos is likely to erupt. But fear not biodome inhabitants, avocados go great with lots of foods. Avocado toast, anyone?

"Girl’s Trip" star Tiffany Haddish, who was named the company’s new spokesperson in a teaser video last week, shows why supporting local businesses with Groupon is the only way to go.

Febreze is back in the Super Bowl giving football fans advice on how they can avoid a stinky bathroom situation at halftime.

Pringles is set to make its advertising debut in the big game this year, enlisting former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Bill Hader to illustrate the wonders of "Flavor Stacking."

The website-creating platform is returning to the Super Bowl for a fifth consecutive year with a campaign starring Keanu Reeves reflecting on "putting [his] dreams on the internet."

The Marvel-ous superhero King of Wakanda fends off the bad guys in a Lexus sedan, proving the luxury car company makes vehicles fit for a king. Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” will debut in theaters on Feb 16.

In the wake of natural disasters in Puerto Rico, California, Texas and Florida, Anheuser-Busch will advertise a different liquid at this year’s Super Bowl.

Hyundai, which returns for its 10th consecutive Super Bowl ad in 11 years, is promising in a teaser to surprise millions" on Feb. 4.

Stella Artois:
The AB InBev brand's "Taps" commercial stars Matt Damon and highlights how viewers can help provide people with access to clean drinking water by purchasing a limited-edition Stella Artois Chalice.

The "most exclusive Super Bowl ad ever" will be shown during the game only to Marcos Menedez, of Canoga Park, California. Viewers will be able to watch Menendez’s reaction to the ad via a livestream on Skittles’ Facebook page.

M & M's:
After teasing a video of Critics Choice Awards voters reacting to their Superbowl ad, M&Ms has released its second sneak peak featuring Danny DeVito bobbing in a pool of chocolate. 

Supermodel Cindy Crawford will drink a Pepsi for the Super Bowl once again, recreating her iconic 1992 Big Game spot.

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<![CDATA[Check Out the Menu at Super Bowl LII]]> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 07:57:16 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_SUPER_BOWL_MENU_012418_1-151683029200200002.jpg

Going to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis? You will want to arrive hungry. Check out some of the delicious items on the menu at U.S. Bank Stadium.

<![CDATA[Cheesecake Factory to Sell Its Famous Brown Bread in Stores]]> Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:22:56 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/cheesecake-factory-bread-today-tease-1-180122_f5bf0e2c6f27d4bf59355755dacab99c.today-inline-large.jpg

Fans of the Cheesecakes Factory's brown bread appetizer will no longer have to  make the trip to the popular restaurant for a fix of that yeasty goodness. 

The chain announced that it will begin selling its famous honey-wheat bread at select Winn Dixie, Bi-Lo and Harveys grocery stores this week, with nationwide distribution at additional stores "coming soon," a spokeswoman for the company told NBC.

According to the Cheesecake Factory, the packaged bread will be available in three varities: heat-and-serve dinner rolls, mini baguettes, and pre-sliced sandwich loaves.

The retail price is $3.49 for a two-pack of baguettes and eight-pack of dinner rolls, and $4.49 for a sandwich loaf. Customers will be able to find the famous bread in the baked goods section at their local grocery store.

The bread isn't the first item the restaurant is offering in your grocery store. There are also The Cheesecake Factory brand coffee creamers, cookie mixes and cheesecake mixes. Chocolates are coming soon to their At Home line, according to their website.

Photo Credit: The Cheesecake Factory ]]>
<![CDATA[Our Father's Deli Opens in Allston]]> Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:18:43 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Our_Father_s_Deli_Opens_in_Allston.jpg

If you love pastrami and corned beef, there's a new restaurant in Allston, Massachusetts you are going to want to check out.

<![CDATA['Our Father's Deli' Opens in Allston]]> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:39:19 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Our_Father_s_Deli_Opens_in_Allston.jpg

Renowned Boston restaurateur David Dubois talks with NBC 10's Jackie Bruno about his latest venture, a Jewish deli in Lower Allston.

<![CDATA[How ‘Fire Marshall Bill’ Saved the Super Bowl Halftime Show]]> Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:07:31 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2018-01-22+at+3.53.18+PM.png

Nowadays the Super Bowl halftime show features some of the biggest names in pop music. But not too long ago, the halftime show was mostly marching bands and musical ensembles. In 1992, FOX encouraged viewers to turn off the Super Bowl by airing a live episode of the sketch-comedy show “In Living Color” during halftime — and big names have headlined the mid-game break ever since.

<![CDATA[Look Inside: Josh Duhamel's Homey $2.65-Million Bachelor Pad in Calif.]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:24:55 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/180*120/josh-duhamel-getty-Erenstoft-realestate.jpg Josh Duhamel's bachelor pad is pretty homey. The $2.65 million gem nestled in Encino, California, which the "Transformers" star purchased after the end to his 13-year marriage to Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie, boasts a 180-degree view of the valley and the eastern mountain range.

Photo Credit: Getty via Chris Polk/Sean Erenstoft of Sotheby’s International Realty ]]>
<![CDATA[Celeb Estate: Bruce Willis Lists $17 Million Duplex on Central Park]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:54:46 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/bruce+willis+upper+west+side+apartment.jpg Actor Bruce Willis and his wife, Emma Heming Willis, are selling their spacious duplex facing Central Park West, according to reports.

Photo Credit: Rob Lowell]]>
<![CDATA[Beware of New Pyramid Schemes on Popular Social Media Sites]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:52:49 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Pyramid+Scheme.jpg

It’s the latest version of an age-old scheme. One person invests $150, recruits 14 other people into the group and then walks away with $1,200.

Each member of the group works their way to the big prize by recruiting more members, and so on. Sound familiar?

“This is a classic pyramid scheme, and we’ve been seeing pyramid schemes for centuries,” Rob D’Ovidio, associate professor of criminology and justice studies at Drexel University, told NBC10.

The difference with this particular scheme is that it relies on social media and other popular smartphone apps. Participants are paid via Venmo or Paypal and recruit members using Instagram and Facebook.

“It’s a lot simpler nowadays than in the past where I had to send out physical letters to people to get involved,” D’Ovidio said.

A similar pyramid scheme was making the rounds on Snapchat at the end of last year. This one required participants to send a one-time joining fee using Snapcash. In theory, they would earn money when newer users sign on, but there was no actual guarantee and no goods or services were being exchanged other than paying into the scam.

The holidays were an especially popular time for these types of schemes, according to the Better Business Bureau.

“One seasonal scam that has returned this year is a gift exchange that's actually a pyramid scheme. Look out for this con on Facebook, Instagram and other social sites,” the bureau warned on its website.

Like other social media scams, this one showed up on Facebook and Instagram feeds. It invites people into a gift exchange and asked them to spend $10 on a gift for a stranger. They would then receive as many as 36 gifts back.

“The scheme relies on constantly recruiting new participants, making it mathematically impossible to sustain,” the bureau said.

So what’s the harm in all this?

“It is not legal in the U.S.,” D’Ovidio said. “Its illegal to operate a pyramid scheme.”

The U.S. Postal Service considers this gambling. If caught, your social media account could be removed and the user could face fines.

To avoid the scheme altogether, the Better Business Bureau recommends taking the following steps:

  • Don't take the bait. If it sounds too good or outlandish to be true, it's probably a scam. 
  • Be careful of shortened links. Scammers use link-shortening services to disguise malicious links. 
  • Don't trust your friends' taste online. It might not actually be them "liking" or sharing scam links to photos. 
  • Report suspicious links to the site. Whether on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, report any suspicious posts or activity to the site by going to their help link.

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<![CDATA[A Night With Janis Joplin]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:41:47 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/A_Night_With_Janis_Joplin.jpg

If you love Janis Joplin, you'll want to catch an upcoming show at Boston's Shubert Theatre.

<![CDATA[Suzanne Somers to Auction Off SoCal Compound — No Reserve!]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:54:29 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/knbc-suzanne-somers-palm-springs-home-tn.jpg The roughly 70-acre mountainside compound features multiple villas on five levels.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Kelly Peak Photography]]>
<![CDATA[Local Chef Got His Start Cooking for the Queen]]> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:24:28 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000011773728.JPG

If you go to British Beer Company, you could be ordering a meal inspired by the Queen of England herself. That's because their executive chef's first job was in Windsor Castle.

<![CDATA[$55,000 in Counterfeit Air Jordans Seized at DC Airport]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:07:45 -0400 https://media.nbcboston.com/images/213*120/Counterfeit+Jordans+IAD+Nike9M+121517.jpg

Tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of counterfeit Nike Air Jordan sneakers were identified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Dulles International Airport in Virginia, 26 miles west of downtown Washington, D.C.

The sneakers arrived from Hong Kong in seven boxes Dec. 15 and were headed for an address in Alexandria, Virginia, according to CBP. The boxes were listed as auto parts, so CBP officers suspected the sneakers inside were counterfeit.

"In this case, these items obviously did not match the description being shipped," U.S. Customs and Border Protection Assistant Port Director Patrick E. Orender Jr. said.

Nike verified the sneakers as counterfeit, and CBP completed the seizure Jan. 2.

The 400 pairs of various fake Mikes would have had a value of $54,715 at the suggested retail price if they were authentic, CBP said.

“Customs and Border Protection will continue to work closely with our trade and consumer safety partners to seize counterfeit and inferior merchandise, especially those products that pose potential harm to American consumers, negatively impact legitimate business brand reputations, and potentially steal jobs from U.S. workers,” CBP Acting Port Director for the Area Port of Washington, D.C., Daniel Mattina said.

Arrests in cases of this size are rare, according to a CBP public affairs officer.

CBP said officers seize about $4 million in fake merchandise every day, and it can be dangerous. Officers said in one shipment they confiscated goods that were radioactive. Furniture intercepted in the past had hazardous material in the product, Orender said.

According to the CBP, the most common fake goods are clothing (20 percent), electronics (16 percent), footwear (12 percent), jewelry (11 percent) and pharmaceuticals (8 percent).

Photo Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol]]>