Leonardo DiCaprio roughed up Matt Damon yesterday, and it was caught on film. Actually, Leo only acted like he punched Matt, over and over and over again, as shooting of ''The Departed" continued. In a tense scene filmed on a South Boston rooftop, DiCaprio also menaced Damon with a gun, but when the action was over, the stars were all smiles on the set. The Martin Scorsese film is slated to finish shooting this week, before returning to New York City for more filming. The production is expected back in Boston for additional shooting in August, but without Damon, who's moving on to film ''The Good Shepherd" with Robert DeNiro. . . . Meanwhile, shooting continues on ''Black Irish," the other film being made in Massachusetts now. Actor Brendan Gleeson and an entourage were at Jake's Dixie Roadhouse for dinner the other night after a long day of work in Waltham.
An evening of Arroyo with a nod to DoddIf you're heading to Bronson Arroyo's show at Avalon tonight, stick around till the end. Arroyo, who's just released his first CD, is expected to be joined on stage by an extra special guest when he and his band, which includes drummer Kenny Aronoff and former Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez, play their version of the Standells's garage rock classic ''Dirty Water." None other than Dick Dodd, who sang the original way back when, will snarl a few bars along with Sox players Johnny Damon, Kevin Youkilis, and Lenny DiNardo. Yesterday, Dodd was in Somerville to rehearse with the Red Sox righty and his band. . . . Arroyo stopped by the Mix 98.5 studios yesterday, and revealed that he was named after Charles Bronson, and nicknamed ''Flaco" -- ''skinny" in Spanish -- as a kid.
Cast awayBack in the day, Cynthia Plaster Caster was famous for making plaster casts of the private parts of well-known rockers, including Wayne Kramer of the MC5, Richard Lloyd of Television, and singer Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys. But the artist's most famous subject was guitarist Jimi Hendrix, immortalized in plaster Feb. 25, 1968. The 5 3/4-inch cast was to be exhibited this month at Cambridge's Club Passim but was nixed by club officials concerned about upsetting kids and families. (The''Hung" exhibit still features works by rock artists Arturo Vega, Jayne County, Godlis, and Dee Dee Ramone, among others.) PUNK mag photographer and show curator John Nikolai said Plaster Caster's cast will be displayed at the opening-night reception July 25, then removed.
Dark days for ManrayThe news that Manray is closing has all the goth boys and girls mourning more than usual. The Cambridge club's website says the place will go dark July 31, but will reopen at an undisclosed location within a few months. Famous for its Fetish Fridays when folks clad in PVC party down, Manray is Marilyn Manson's club of choice.
Same sex on the high seasWhen the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship sails into Boston today and docks at the Black Falcon Terminal, you might spy a few celebs walking around. Hosted by Rosie O'Donnell, the cruise -- part of the R Family Vacations company that Rosie's partner, Kelli O'Donnell, started with Gregg Kaminsky -- is making an afternoon sojourn in town between stops in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Provincetown, Martha's Vineyard, and, finally, New York City. Joining O'Donnell on the cruise are singer Cyndi Lauper, actress Sharon Gless, who, according to the cruise line's website, will do a Q&A after a screening of a ''Queer as Folk" episode, and former NFL player Esera Tuaolo, who came out as gay after he retired in 1999, having played nine years in the league.
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