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Bill Cosby's sex assault conviction gets high court review

Lawyers for Bill Cosby on Tuesday will ask Pennsylvania's highest court to overturn his 2018 sex assault conviction
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby, center, leaves the the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., after being convicted of drugging and molesting a woman. The actor has spent more than two years in prison since he was convicted of sexual assault in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Now the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear his appeal of the conviction on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. The arguments will focus on the trial judge's decision to let five other accusers testify for the prosecution. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
3 hours ago

Irina Antonova, head of top Moscow art museum, dies at 98

Irina Antonova, a charismatic art historian who presided over one of Russia’s top art museums for more than half a century, has died at 98
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FILE - In this Friday, April 27, 2012 file photo, Irina Antonova, Director of the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum, speaks in front of a masterpiece by Vittore Carpaccio at a news conference on celebrations marking the museum's 100th anniversary in Moscow, Russia. Antonova, a charismatic art historian who presided over one of Russia's top art museums for more than half-a-century, has died in Moscow on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. She was 98. The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts said that Antonova last week tested positive for the coronavirus, which exacerbated her longtime chronic heart ailments.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
December 01

Bad Bunny is Spotify's most-streamed artist of 2020

The year’s most played artist on Spotify
December 01
FILE - Bad Bunny performs a medley at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 25, 2019. The Puerto Rican superstar is the music platform’s most-streamed artist of the year with 8.3 billion streams globally. The Latin Grammy winner and hitmaker, who released a new album last week, leads a top five list that also includes Drake, J Balvin, Juice WRLD and the Weeknd. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)
November 30

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS FOR WEEK ENDING 11/21/2020
November 30
November 30

‘I’m Your Woman’ puts a fresh spin on the 1970s crime drama

“I’m Your Woman" turns the lens on the suburban housewife who has to go on the run with a new baby when her criminal husband disappears
November 30
Rachel Brosnahan appears in a scene from the film "I'm Your Woman." (Wilson Webb/Amazon Studios via AP)
November 30

New this week: Selena series, 'Shameless' and Shawn Mendes

This week’s new entertainment releases includes a new album from pop heartthrob Shawn Mendes and separate Christmas TV specials from Carrie Underwood and Mariah Carey
November 30
Christian Serratos portrays Selena Quintanilla from "Selena The Series," premiering Dec. 4 on Netflix. (Netflix via AP)
November 30

Rita Ora says sorry for lockdown-breaching birthday party

British singer Rita Ora has apologized for breaking lockdown rules by holding a birthday party, saying it was “a serious and inexcusable error of judgment.”
November 30
FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 file photo, singer Rita Ora poses for photographers upon her arrival at the British Fashion Awards in central London. British singer Rita Ora apologized Monday Nov. 30, 2020, for breaking lockdown rules by holding a birthday party, saying it was “a serious and inexcusable error of judgment.” (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
November 30

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 6-12

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Dec. 6-12 include director Judd Apatow, actor Kenneth Branagh and rapper Mos Def
November 30
In this combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Dec. 6-Dec. 12, Judd Apatow arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif., Ellen Burstyn attends HBO's "The Tale" FYC Event May 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, Kim Basinger attends the premiere of "Grudge Match", Dec. 16, 2013 in New York, Judi Dench during a photo call for "Victoria And Abdul" Sept. 3, 2017 in Venice, Italy, Kenneth Branagh attends the premiere of "Dunkirk" July 18, 2017 in New York, Mos Def attends the premiere of "Cadillac Records" Dec. 1, 2008 in New York, Regina Hall arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party Feb. 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo)
November 30

'Game Change' co-author has book on 2020 race

The co-author of the million-selling “Game Change” has a book of his own coming about the 2020 election
November 30
FILE - John Heilemann speaks during "The Circus" panel at the Showtime 2016 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 12, 2016. Heilemann is working on a “dramatic, first-hand account” of Joseph Biden’s victorious campaigns over his Democratic Party rivals in the primaries and over President Donald Trump in the general election. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
November 30

Music festivals offer to help Belgium's vaccination campaign

With nothing on their agendas for months to come, music festival organizers in Belgium want to use their know-how to help the country's coronavirus vaccination campaign
November 30
Cargo workers demonstrate the cold chain handling of medicines and vaccines as they drive a pharma transport vehicle at Swissport Pharma Center in Machelen, Belgium, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Safely delivering COVID-19 vaccines, once approval has been made, will be the mission of the century for the global air cargo industry. The Swissport Pharma Center, which opened in Oct. 2019, has a state of the art temperature controlled warehouse space dedicated specifically to pharmaceutical shipments going out of Brussels airport. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
November 29

Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85

Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who played Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died
November 29
FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, May 26, 2007, actor David Prowse, who was the man in the black Darth Vader suit in the first Star Wars film, signs autographs at Star Wars Celebration IV, marking the 30th anniversary of the release of the first film in the Star Wars saga, in Los Angeles, USA. The British actor, Prowse who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85 on Saturday, according to an announcement by his agent Sunday Nov. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, FILE)
November 29

Testing new release strategy, 'The Croods' opens to $14.2M

Testing a novel release strategy, Universal Pictures’ animated sequel “The Croods: A New Age” had one of the best opening weekends of the pandemic, grossing $14.2 million over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday
November 29
This image released by DreamWorks shows a scene from the animated film "The Croods: A New Age." (DreamWorks Animation via AP)
November 29

George Clooney's secret to cutting his hair, as seen on TV

George Clooney is just like us, maybe
November 29
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, George Clooney participates in the "Catch-22" panel during the Hulu presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif. In a Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, interview on “CBS Sunday Morning,” Clooney said he's been cutting his own hair for more than two decades with a Flowbee device. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
November 29

'World's loneliest elephant' Kaavan starts trip to Cambodia

Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant” after languishing alone for years in a Pakistani zoo, has been readied for his flight to a sanctuary in Cambodia and the much-needed company of other elephants
November 29
Dr. Amir Khalil, a veterinarian from the international animal welfare organization Four Paws, feeds an elephant named Kaavan who is loaded in a crate for transporting him to a sanctuary in Cambodia, at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Kavaan, the world's loneliest elephant, who became a cause celebre in part because America's iconic singer and actress Cher joined the battle to save him from his desperate conditions at the zoo. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
November 29

Key question in Cosby appeal: Does defendant's past matter?

In taking Bill Cosby's appeal of his sexual assault conviction, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court appears eager to clear up the law on when a jury should hear about someone’s past
November 29
FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby, center, leaves the the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., after being convicted of drugging and molesting a woman. The actor has spent more than two years in prison since he was convicted of sexual assault in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. Now the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear his appeal of the conviction on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. The arguments will focus on the trial judge's decision to let five other accusers testify for the prosecution. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
November 29

Fact or fiction? UK govt says 'The Crown' should be clear

Britain’s culture minister thinks the Netflix TV series “The Crown” should come with a disclaimer: It’s a work of fiction
November 29
FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, a man wearing a face mask walks past a billboard advertising 'The Crown' television series about Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family, during England's second coronavirus lockdown, in London. Britain’s Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden in a newspaper interview published Sunday Nov. 29, 2020, said he thinks “The Crown” should come with a disclaimer as it’s a work of fiction with historical liberties taken in the Netflix drama about the British royal family. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
November 28

Artists say Cuba government agrees to dialogue, tolerance

Vow comes following a demonstration in front of the Culture Ministry in Havana.
November 28
Young artists protest in front of the doors of the Ministry of Culture, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Dozens of Cuban artists demonstrated against the police evicting a group who participated in a hunger strike. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)
November 28

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
November 28
November 28
This image released by ABS shows contestant Ken Jennings with a trophy on "JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time." Jennings will be the first interim guest for the late Alex Trebek, and the show will try other guest hosts before naming a permanent replacement. (Eric McCandless/ABC via AP)
November 27

Disney to lay off 4,000 more employees amid pandemic

The Walt Disney Co. is announcing plans to lay off 4,000 more employees largely due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
November 27
FILE - In this Thursday, July 2, 2020, file photo, cars drive under a sign greeting visitors near the entrance to Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Walt Disney Co. is announcing plans to lay off 4,000 more workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the industry. The company has been limiting attendance at its parks and changing protocols to allow for social distancing. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
November 27

Issa Rae urges participation in Small Business Saturday

Issa Rae believes now is the time to support small businesses more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic
November 27
FILE - Issa Rae poses for a portrait in New York on Aug. 8, 2018. The “Insecure" star is urging people to shop locally as part of Small Business Saturday, a couple days after Thanksgiving. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
November 27

Bad Bunny caps week of awards and Grammy-noms with new album

Bad Bunny caps a week of awards and Grammy nominations with the release of his fourth studio album, “The Last Tour of the World.”
November 27
FILE - Bad Bunny performs a medley at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 25, 2019. Bad Bunny, who has nine nominations at the 2020 Latin Grammys, will also perform at the awards show on Nov. 19. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)
November 27

Jeezy evolves from 'Trap or Die' mantra to empowerment

Fresh off his record-breaking Verzuz event with real-life rival Gucci Mane, rapper Jeezy is back with “The Recession 2,” a follow-up to 2008’s hit album “The Recession.”
November 27
Jeezy poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in Atlanta. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP)
November 27

Cher to visit Pakistan to help 'world's loneliest elephant'

An animal welfare group says the iconic singer Cher is set to visit Pakistan.
November 27
FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2020, file photo, Dr. Amir Khalil, a veterinary from the international animal welfare organization "Four Paws" comforts to an elephant named "Kaavan" during his examination at the Maragzar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan. Iconic singer and actress Cher was set to visit Pakistan on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will leave his Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)
November 27

Jerry Seinfeld digs into 45 years of his jokes for new book

The high-end sports cars, the luxury automobiles
November 27
FILE - Jerry Seinfeld arrives at the CFDA Fashion Awards at the Brooklyn Museum in New York on June 4, 2018. In Seinfeld's new book, “Is This Anything?” Seinfeld reveals a timeline of jokes he's written over the past 45 years, showing how a 21-year-old kid from New York's Long Island evolved into arguably one of the greatest stand-up comics of his time. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 27

A new doc peeks inside the USPS’s Operation Santa program

Every year, hundreds of thousands of letters to Santa go through the USPS system, asking for everything from toys to food
November 27
This image released by IFC Films shows a scene from the documentary "Dear Santa." (IFC Films via AP)
November 26

James Wolfensohn, former World Bank president, dies at 86

James Wolfensohn, who served as the president of the World Bank for 10 years, has died
November 26
FILE- In this Non. 16, 2008, file photo, James Wolfensohn, former president of The World Bank, delivers a speech during the Leaders in Dubai Business Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Wolfensohn, who served as the president of the World Bank for 10 years, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in New York. He was 86. (AP Photo/Nousha Salimi, File)
November 26

Hijab-wearing Somali-US model takes step back from industry

Somali-American model Halima Aden has announced that she is taking a step back from the fashion industry, saying the pandemic slowdown has allowed her to see instances when her desire to maintain a hijab was not properly respected
November 26
FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, Somali-American model Halima Aden wears a creation part of the Max Mara women's Fall-Winter 2017-18 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy. Somali-American model Halima Aden has announced that she is taking a step back from the fashion industry, saying that the pandemic slowdown has given her time to see instances when her desire to maintain a hijab was not properly respected. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno).
November 25

Duchess of Sussex reveals she had miscarriage in the summer

She gave a personal account of the experience in hope of helping others.
November 25
FILE - Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the annual Endeavour Fund Awards in London on March 5, 2020. The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July. Meghan described the experience in an opinion piece in the New York Times on Wednesday. She wrote: "I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second." The former Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry have a son, Archie, born in 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
November 25

Justice Department appeals, seeking to replace Trump in suit

The Justice Department says it's appealing a judge's refusal to let the United States replace President Donald Trump as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit by a woman who says he raped her in the 1990s
November 25
November 25

Review: Melissa McCarthy in 'Superintelligence'

Melissa McCarthy's checkered track record starring in films directed by her husband, Ben Falcone, continues in the new comedy “Superintelligence."
November 25
This image released by HBI Max shows Bobby Cannavale, left, and Melissa McCarthy in a scene from "Superintelligence." (Hopper Stone/HBO Max via AP)
November 25

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to march on despite pandemic

The pandemic may have upended most traditions this holiday season, but the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will march on with balloons, dancers, floats, Broadway shows and Santa all heavily tweaked for safety
November 25
FILE - The Elf on the Shelf balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York in New York on Nov. 22, 2012. The pandemic may have upended most traditions this holiday season but the annual New York City parade will still march on with balloons, dancers, floats, Broadway shows and Santa — albeit this time heavily tweaked for safety. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
November 25

UK judge refuses Depp permission to appeal libel ruling

A judge has refused Johnny Depp permission to appeal against a British court’s ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard
November 25
November 25

Penguin to buy Simon & Schuster, create publishing giant

German media giant Bertelsmann says that its Penguin Random House division is buying rival Simon & Schuster
November 25
FILE -- This March 13, 2003 file photo shows an exterior view of the German media giant Bertelsmann in Guetersloh, Germany. German media giant Bertelsmann said Wednesday that it is buying publisher Simon & Schuster from ViacomCBS for $2.17 billion in cash. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
November 25

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USA Today Best-Selling Books for the week ending November 22, 2020
November 25
November 25

Review: 'Ma Rainey' is Boseman's final, perhaps finest gift

The late Chadwick Boseman gives a performance both devastating and electric — and arguably his finest — in “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,” a screen adaptation of the 1982 play by August Wilson, lovingly directed by George C
November 25
This image released by Netflix shows Michael Potts, from left, Chadwick Boseman and Colman Domingo in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." (David Lee/Netflix via AP)
November 25

The pandemic is changing Hollywood, maybe forever

Until recently, Hollywood's big-budget spectacles have largely tried to wait out COVID-19
November 25
This combination photo shows Gal Gadot in a scene from the Warner Bros. Pictures film "Wonder Woman 1984," left, and Yifei Liu in a scene from Disney's "Mulan." (Warner Bros. via AP, left, and Disney via AP)
November 25

The Weeknd criticizes Grammys over nominations snub

The Weeknd angrily slammed the Grammys, calling the collective “corrupt” after the pop star received zero nominations despite having multiple hits this year
November 25
FILE - The Weeknd performs on day three at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Aug 4, 2018. The Weeknd, who was nominated for eight American Music Awards, was completely shut out of the Grammys, earning zero nominations despite having a No. 1 album. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
November 25

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible best-sellers for week ending Nov. 22nd
November 25
November 25

Kaley Cuoco judged a book by its cover for her new TV series

After 12 seasons on CBS' “The Big Bang Theory,” Kaley Cuoco stumbled on her latest role while online
November 25
November 25

BTS band members, fans welcome its first Grammy nomination

K-pop band BTS has earned its first Grammy nomination, a long-awaited feat for the South Korean act that has been reshaping the global pop landscape with record-breaking songs and well-mobilized fans
November 25
FILE - Members of BTS perform at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration in New York on Dec. 31, 2019. The K-pop band is nominated for a Grammy Award for best pop duo/group performance with “Dynamite," their first song to hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP, File)
November 25

Barack Obama to be honored next month by PEN America

Former President Barack Obama is already a million-selling author and also a prize-winning author
November 25
FILE - Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Turner Field in Atlanta. Obama, already a million-selling author, is also a prize winning author. PEN America announced Wednesday, Nov. 25, that Obama will receive its second annual Voice of Influence Award in recognition of how his writings “have traversed political, social, and ideological bounds and framed a self-reflective humanism that has marked his influence on public life.” (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
November 24

A 'Black Parade' Grammys: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations

Beyoncé is bringing her black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine
November 24
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The pop star scored multiple Grammy nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine nominations. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 24

Fox News, family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich settle suit

Fox News has reached a settlement with the parents of Seth Rich, a former Democratic National Committee employee who was killed in 2016
November 24
FILE- In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, people pass the News Corporation headquarters building and Fox News studios in New York. The parents of slain Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich have reached a settlement of their lawsuit that alleged Fox News exploited their son's death in stories and commentary. Both sides confirmed the settlement on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 24

Review: A breezy, lighthearted rom-com in ‘Happiest Season’

In the new rom-com “Happiest Season," Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis star as Abby and Harper, a happy couple living in Pittsburgh whose lives are thrown into chaos when Harper invites Abby back to her parents' home for the holidays
November 24
This image released by Hulu shows Mackenzie Davis, left, and Kristen Stewart in a scene from "Happiest Season." (Hulu via AP)
November 24

Fox News viewership slips post-election, prodded by Trump

With his followers prodded by President Donald Trump, Fox News viewership slipped the two weeks after Election Day compared to the two weeks prior
November 24
November 24

12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out

Tuesday's Grammy Award nominations included numerous surprises and snubs
November 24
Members of South Korean K-pop band BTS pose for photographers during a press conference to introduce their new album "BE" in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. K-pop band BTS has released their highly anticipated new album, which they describe as a “letter of hope.” The band held a socially distanced news conference in Seoul to unveil “BE,” its second album this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 24

Obama memoir sells a record 1.7 million copies in first week

Former President Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land” sold more than 1.7 million copies in North America in its first week, roughly equal to the combined first week sales of memoirs by his two immediate predecessors
November 24
FILE - This Feb. 19, 2019, file photo shows former President Barack Obama speaking at the My Brother's Keeper Alliance Summit in Oakland, Calif. Obama’s “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
November 24

BTS, Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa react to Grammy noms

Megan Thee Stallion, BTS and Dua Lipa are some of the music artists sharing reactions after learning about their Grammy nominations
November 24
FILE - BTS arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020. The K-pop band is nominated for a Grammy Award for best pop duo/group performance with “Dynamite," their first song to hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
November 24

2021 Grammy Awards: List of nominees in top categories

In the top categories at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, Beyoncé leads all nominees with nine
November 24
FILE - Roddy Ricch performs at the 7th annual BET Experience in Los Angeles on June 21, 2019. Ricch, Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa each earned six Grammy nominations on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)