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UK court backs Meghan in dispute over privacy with publisher

A British court has dismissed an appeal by a newspaper publisher seeking to overturn an earlier ruling that it breached the privacy of the Duchess of Sussex by publishing portions of a letter she wrote to her estranged father
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, arrive at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for the Salute to Freedom Gala Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in New York. The Duke of Sussex will also present the inaugural Intrepid Valor Award to five service members, veterans and their military families. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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Smollett defense set to cross-examine star state witness

Jussie Smollett’s legal team will seek to dent the credibility of a star state witness who testified about how he said the former “Empire” actor recruited him and his brother to stage a racist, homophobic attack on Smollett
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Abimbola Osundairo, walks through the lobby of the Leighton Criminal Courthouse courtroom after a lunch break in the trial of actor Jussie Smollett Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Chicago. Osundairo is expected to testify in the trial of Smollett who is accused of lying to police when he reported he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago nearly three years ago, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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UK court dismisses appeal by newspaper publisher, sides with Duchess of Sussex in privacy dispute

UK court dismisses appeal by newspaper publisher, sides with Duchess of Sussex in privacy dispute
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AP PHOTOS: Drama festival puts spotlight on Romanian inmates

Performing on the main stage of the Nottara Theatre in downtown Bucharest is a dream of every aspiring artist in Romania, where hundreds of prison inmates have gotten that lucky break. A drama festival organized by the National Penitentiary Administration of Romania gives prisoners the opportunity to appear in theater productions overseen by professional directors. The Multiart festival was organized to combat stereotypes about people serving time in the penal system and to offer them a route to reintegration. While participation doesn’t guarantee a shorter sentence or other privileges, it can be a step in that direction. Inmates selected for the performances earn bonus points, which they can apply toward extra visitors or faster access to parole. The festival, which runs under the motto “Liberation Through Culture,” debuted in 2009 and has taken place every year except 2020, when it was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the years, more than 700 inmates have...
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Inmates perform in the final rehearsal fo the play Anyone Can Make Mistakes by Romanian author Mircea Rotaru at the Nottara Theatre in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. A drama festival organized by the National Penitentiary Administration of Romania gives prisoners the opportunity to appear in theater productions overseen by professional directors. The Multiart festival was organized to combat stereotypes about people serving time in the penal system and to offer them a route to reintegration. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
December 02

Q&A: Korean star Gianna Jun on acting goals and aging well

South Korean superstar Gianna Jun (Jun Ji-hyun) has fronted numerous beauty and fashion campaigns in Asia
December 02
This image released by iQiyi shows Gianna Jun as Seo Yi-gang in a scene from "Jirisan." South Korean superstar Gianna Jun portrays a mountain ranger dealing with natural disasters while solving mysterious events in Jiri Mountain. (iQiyi via AP)
December 01

N Ireland collective wins prestigious Turner Prize for art

An 11-person collective from Belfast that aims to transcend Northern Ireland’s political and religious divides has won the U.K.’s prestigious Turner Prize for art
December 01
Array Collective are announced as the winner of the Turner Prize 2021, the leading international award for contemporary art, at Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, England, Wednesday Dec. 1, 2021. An 11-person collective from Belfast that aims to transcend Northern Ireland’s political and religious divides has won the U.K.’s prestigious Turner Prize for art. The Array Collective took the 25,000 pound ($33,000) prize on Wednesday for “The Druithaib’s Ball,” a recreation of a traditional Irish shebeen, or speakeasy full of references to 100 years of Northern Ireland history. (Matt Alexander/PA via AP)
December 01

Trump tested COVID-positive pre-debate, ex-aide says in book

A book by Donald Trump's ex-chief of staff says Trump tested positive for COVID-19 three days before his first debate in September 2020 with Joe Biden
December 01
FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump arrives on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington. Trump's first post-White House book will be, like so much else about him, a departure from other former presidents. “Our Journey Together” is scheduled for Dec. 7, 2021, but not through a traditional New York publisher. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
December 01

Carlos Santana has heart procedure, cancels December shows

Carlos Santana has successfully undergone a heart procedure and is canceling several Las Vegas shows planned for December
December 01
FILE - Carlos Santana performs at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival on May 26, 2019, in Napa, Calif. The musician has successfully undergone a heart procedure and is canceling several Las Vegas shows planned for December. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
December 01

Man testifies Smollett recruited him, brother to fake attack

A man who worked with Jussie Smollett says the former “Empire” actor recruited him and his brother to fake a homophobic and racist attack
December 01
Actor Jussie Smollett arrives at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse for day three of his trial in Chicago on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Smollett is accused of lying to police when he reported he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago nearly three years ago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
December 01

Ex-child actor in ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ shot, killed

A New Orleans woman who played a supporting role as a former child actor in the Oscar-nominated film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” was killed in a weekend shooting in her native Louisiana
December 01
December 01

Ghislaine Maxwell defense attacks actor accuser's account

The defense at the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell is trying to cast doubt on a key accuser’s allegation that the British socialite helped financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually the woman for years, starting when she was 14
December 01
In this courtroom sketch, Judge Alison Nathan, far left, listens as a witness using the pseudonym "Jane" testifies during Ghislaine Maxwell's trial, Tuesday Nov. 30, 2021, in New York. The woman testified that she had repeated sexual contact with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein when she 14 and that Maxwell was there when it happened. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
December 01

Jacqueline Avant, wife of music legend, killed in shooting

A Los Angeles philanthropist and the wife of music legend Clarence Avant has been fatally shot at home in Beverly Hills, California
December 01
FILE - Jacqueline Avant, left, and Clarence Avant appear at the 11th Annual AAFCA Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 22, 2020. Jacqueline Avant was fatally shot early Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Mark Von Holden Invision/AP, File)
December 01

Several TV stations pull 'Oz' show as host runs for Senate

TV stations in Philadelphia, New York City and Cleveland are taking down the “Dr. Oz Show,” now that the show’s host, Mehmet Oz, has formally become a candidate for U.S. Senate
December 01
FILE - This Dec. 4, 2019 file photo shows Dr. Mehmet Oz at the 14th annual L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Gala in New York. TV stations in Philadelphia, New York City and Cleveland said Wednesday that they are taking down the "Dr. Oz Show," now that the show's host, Mehmet Oz, has formally become a candidate for U.S. Senate. The stations were compelled by the Federal Communications Commission's “equal time” rules that give rival candidates the ability to request matching air time. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 01

Review: A Neapolitan rhapsody in 'The Hand of God'

Paolo Sorrentino’s films can be overwrought, grotesque and uneven but they are rarely not alive
December 01
This image released by Netflix shows Filippo Scotti, from left, Teresa Saponangelo, Marlon Joubert and Toni Servillo in a scene from "The Hand of God." (Gianni Fiorito/Netflix via AP)
December 01

Man testifies that ex-"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett recruited him and his brother to fake an assault on him in Chicago

Man testifies that ex-"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett recruited him and his brother to fake an assault on him in Chicago
December 01
December 01

Thanksgiving football, Big 10 rivalry game score in ratings

Even at a time football typically dominates television ratings, Thanksgiving week was notable
December 01
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) runs the ball for a first down as Dallas Cowboys' Malik Hooker (28), Justin Hamilton (99), Jourdan Lewis (26) and Dorance Armstrong (92) attempt to make the stop in overtime of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 01

Baldwin to ABC about shooting: 'I didn't pull the trigger'

ABC News has released a clip in which Alec Baldwin tells George Stephanopoulos that he did not pull the trigger on a gun that went off on a New Mexico film set, killing a cinematographer
December 01
FILE - Actor Alec Baldwin attends the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. A new lawsuit alleges that Baldwin recklessly fired a gun when it wasn’t called for in the script when he shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of the film “Rust.” The lawsuit filed Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, from script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, is the second to stem from the shooting. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 01

Alabama governor honors state's first Black poet laureate

Alabama's governor is honoring the state's first Black poet laureate, a creative writing teacher from Birmingham who delves into the pain and difficulty of being Black in America
December 01
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey presents a commendation to the state's first Black poet laureate, Ashley M. Jones, during a ceremony at the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Jones, a creative writing teacher from Birmingham, delves into the pain and difficulty of being Black in America. Her most recent book is a collection of poems titled "Reparations Now!" (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
December 01

Kentucky author and 'Merry Prankster' Ed McClanahan dies

Kentucky author Ed McClanahan has died at his home at the age of 89
December 01
December 01

Loyalty to family, instead of CNN, puts Chris Cuomo at risk

Chris Cuomo says it “hurts to even say” he’s been suspended from CNN after revelations that he was more involved in damage control for his politician brother than his bosses had been aware
December 01
FILE - Chris Cuomo attends The Hollywood Reporter's annual Most Powerful People in Media cocktail reception on April 11, 2019, in New York. CNN said Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, it was suspending the anchor indefinitely after details emerged about how he helped his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as he faced charges of sexual harassment. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 01

Jury seated, openings next in Josh Duggar's child porn trial

Opening statements were scheduled for Wednesday.
December 01
FILE - This undated photo provided by the Washington County (Ark.) Jail shows Joshua Duggar. A federal judge says no phones, laptops or recording devices will be allowed at next week's scheduled trial for former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who is facing child pornography charges. U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks issued the order ahead of the trial, which is set to begin Tuesday in Fayetteville. (Washington County Arkansas Jail via AP, File)
December 01

Review: Leaving the Children of God 'sex cult'

Faith Jones’ vivid memoir “Sex Cult Nun” chronicles her 23 years in the infamous Children of God cult and her slow journey to leave
December 01
This cover image released by William Morrow shows "Sex Cult Nun: Breaking Away from the Children of God, a Wild, Radical Religious Cult" by Faith Jones. (William Morrow via AP)
December 01

Alec Baldwin exclusive: 'The trigger wasn't pulled. I didn't pull the trigger'

George Stephanopoulos' exclusive interview airs Thursday on ABC, streams on Hulu
December 01
Actor Alec Baldwin talks to ABC News' Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in his first interview since the deadly shooting on the set of the film, "Rust."
December 01

Parton, Oh, Biles and teachers named 'People of the Year'

People magazine has named Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, actor Sandra Oh, country icon Dolly Parton and the nation’s teachers as its “People of the Year.”
December 01
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles appears at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Sept. 12, 2021, left, actor Sandra Oh appears at the season two premiere of "Killing Eve" in Los Angeles on April 1, 2019, center, and Dolly Parton appears in concert in Nashville, Tenn., on July 31, 2015. People magazine has named Biles, Oh, Parton and the nation's teachers as its “People of the Year.” (AP Photo)
December 01

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Jussie Smollett is on trial this week on charges that he lied to Chicago police when the former “Empire” actor and R&B singer reported being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack nearly three years ago
December 01
FILE - In this March 26, 2019 file photo, actor Jussie Smollett gestures as he leaves Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. Smollett faces new charges for reporting an attack that Chicago authorities contend was staged to garner publicity, according to media reports Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The charges include disorderly conduct counts, according to the reports that cite unidentified sources. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
December 01

12 Days of Holidays at 'The View'

'Tis the season of giving!
December 01
"The View" celebrates the season with 12 Days of Holidays in 2021.
December 01

CNN suspends Chris Cuomo for helping brother in scandal

CNN says it is suspending anchor Chris Cuomo indefinitely pending a further review of documents revealing how he helped his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, when he was facing charges of sexual harassment
December 01
FILE - New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo appears during a news conference about COVID-19 at the State Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Dec. 3, 2020, left, and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo attends the 12th annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on Dec. 9, 2018. Transcripts released Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, shed new light on CNN anchor Chris Cuomo's behind-the-scenes role advising his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in the face of sexual harassment allegations that forced him from office. (Mike Groll/Office of Governor of Andrew M. Cuomo via AP, left, and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 01

Investigators track ammunition in fatal film set shooting

Authorities are pursuing new leads on possible sources of live ammunition involved in actor Alec Baldwin’s fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of a western movie
December 01
FILE - This aerial photo shows the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The person in charge of weapons on the movie set at the ranch where actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins said Wednesday night, Nov. 3 that she suspects someone put in a live bullet in the prop gun that Baldwin shot. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 01

For sale: Rome villa restored by Texas princess auctioned

A villa in the heart of Rome that features the only known ceiling mural painted by Caravaggio is being put up for auction by court order
December 01
The Casino dell’Aurora, also known as Villa Ludovisi, in Rome, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. The villa in the heart of Rome that features the only known ceiling painted by Caravaggio is being put up for auction by court order after the home was restored by its last occupants: a Texas-born princess and her late husband, a member of one of Rome’s aristocratic families. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
December 01

Search warrant details possible source of bullet in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

Authorities searched an Albuquerque, New Mexico, prop house Tuesday.
December 01
The film set of "Rust", where Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer and wounded a director when he discharged a prop gun, is seen from a distance, in Santa Fe, N.M., Oct. 23, 2021.
December 01

Gucci heirs says ‘House of Gucci’ narrative is inaccurate

The Gucci family is not pleased with the depiction of their relatives in the new film “House of Gucci,” starring Adam Driver and Lady Gaga
December 01
This image released by MGM shows Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci, from left, Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci and Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani in "House of Gucci." (Fabio Lovino/MGM via AP)
November 30

Vegas police confirm case involving R&B singer Trey Songz

Police in Las Vegas say they’re investigating sexual assault allegations involving R&B artist Trey Songz at a Las Vegas Strip hotel
November 30
FILE - In this June 25, 2017, file photo, Trey Songz performs at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Police in Las Vegas say they're investigating sexual assault allegations involving Songz at a Las Vegas Strip hotel. In a statement, Las Vegas police said Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, that sex crimes detectives were handling a complaint about a Sunday, Nov. 28, incident involving the singer and actor whose name is Tremaine Neverson. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
November 30

Families turn down Travis Scott offer to pay for funerals

Several families of the 10 people who died from injuries in a massive crowd surge of fans at the Astroworld festival have turned down an offer by headliner Travis Scott to pay for their loved ones’ funeral costs
November 30
FILE - This photo provided by Taylor Blount shows Ezra Blount, 9, posing outside the Astroworld music festival in Houston on Nov. 5, 2021. Ezra is the youngest person to die from injuries sustained during a crowd surge at the Astroworld music festival. Several families of the 10 people who died from injuries in the crush of fans at the Astroworld festival, including the Blount family, have turned down an offer by headliner Travis Scott to pay for their loved ones’ funeral costs. (Courtesy of Taylor Blount via AP)
November 30

Detective: Brothers detailed how Jussie Smollett staged hoax

A lead investigator of an alleged attack on Jussie Smollett says two brothers arrested for the reported crime recounted for Chicago police how the ex-“Empire” actor orchestrated the elaborate hoax
November 30
Family members of actor Jussie Smollett depart the Leighton Criminal Courthouse Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, during jury selection in Smollett's trial in Chicago. Smollett is accused of lying to police when he reported he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago nearly three years ago.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
November 30

Celebrity surgeon Dr. Oz running for Senate in Pennsylvania

Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV’s “Dr. Oz Show,” says he is running for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican
November 30
FILE - This Dec. 4, 2019 file photo shows Dr. Mehmet Oz at the 14th annual L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Gala in New York. Oz, joins the Republican field of possible candidates aiming to capture Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat in next year's election. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 30

Author Alice Sebold apologizes to man cleared in 1981 rape

Author Alice Sebold has apologized to the man who was exonerated last week in the 1981 rape that was the basis for her memoir “Lucky.”
November 30
FILE - Author Alice Sebold speaks at the Sunday Book and Author Breakfast at BookExpo America in New York on June 3, 2007. Sebold apologized Tuesday to Anthony Broadwater, 61, the man who was exonerated last week in the 1981 rape that was the basis for her memoir "Lucky." She said she was struggling with the role she unwittingly played "within a system that sent an innocent man to jail." (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)
November 30

CNN suspends Chris Cuomo; anchor helped ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo amid harassment scandal

CNN suspends Chris Cuomo; anchor helped ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo amid harassment scandal
November 30
November 30

Black artist Josephine Baker honored at France's Pantheon

France has inducted U.S.-born entertainer, anti-Nazi spy and civil rights activist Josephine Baker into the Pantheon
November 30
FILE- Actress Josephine Baker in her apartment at the Hotel Forresta near Stockholm, Sweden on Dec. 7, 1957, with three of her adopted children, Marianne, left, Koffi, center, and Brahim. France is inducting Josephine Baker – Missouri-born cabaret dancer, French Resistance fighter and civil rights leader – into its Pantheon, the first Black woman honored in the final resting place of France's most revered luminaries. (AP Photo, File)
November 30

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible best-sellers for week ending November 26th:
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November 30

Home of Marilyn Manson searched in sex assault investigation

Authorities have searched the home of rocker Marilyn Manson after allegations of physical and sexual abuse by several women
November 30
FILE - Marilyn Manson attends the 9th annual "Home for the Holidays" benefit concert in Los Angeles, on Dec. 10, 2019. Authorities searched the home of the rocker on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, after allegations of physical and sexual abuse by several women. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
November 30

Review: Paul Verhoeven gives us nunsense with 'Benedetta'

The man who brought us “Basic Instinct” and “Showgirls” goes to the 17th century in “Benedetta,” but the nudity remains
November 30
This image released by IFC Films shows Daphne Patakia, standing background, and Virginie Efira in a scene from "Benedetta." (IFC Films via AP)
November 30

Review: In memoir, it's good to be comedy king Mel Brooks

Funnyman Mel Brooks leaves no doubt in his new memoir “All About Me!”
November 30
This cover image released by Ballantine shows "All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business" by Mel Brooks. (Ballantine via AP)
November 30

Author Alice Sebold apologizes to man wrongly jailed 16 years for the rape chronicled in her bestselling memoir, "Lucky"

Author Alice Sebold apologizes to man wrongly jailed 16 years for the rape chronicled in her bestselling memoir, "Lucky"
November 30
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The top 10 books on the Apple Store for week ending 11/28/2021
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The top 10 movies on the Apple Store for week ending 11/281/21
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France is inducting entertainer Josephine Baker into its Pantheon, the 1st Black woman to earn nation’s highest honor

France is inducting entertainer Josephine Baker into its Pantheon, the 1st Black woman to earn nation’s highest honor
November 30
November 30

Graham Nash shows a candid side in a book of his photographs

He’s a legendary musician and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, but the thing that Graham Nash never leaves home without isn’t his guitar
November 30
This image released by Graham Nash shows a self-portrait at The Plaza Hotel in New York in 1974. The Nash in the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young started taking photos long before he started making music and taunts fate every day to show him something interesting to capture. His collection of photos in the book "A Life in Focus: The Photography of Graham Nash," captures fellow artists like Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Mama Cass Elliott, Twiggy and, of course, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. (Graham Nash via AP)
November 30

'The Lost Daughter' wins big at 31st Gotham Awards

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Elena Ferrante adaptation “The Lost Daughter” won four Gotham Awards including best feature film at the 31st Gotham Awards, the annual New York independent film celebration that serves as a boozy kickoff to Oscar season
November 30
Maggie Gyllenhaal poses with the best screenplay award in the winners room at the Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
November 30

NBC hopes the sun will come out as it mounts 'Annie Live!'

There’s a famous saying in the world of showbiz: “Never work with children or animals.”
November 30
This image released by NBC shows the cast of "Annie Live!," from left, Taraji P. Henson as Miss Hannigan, Tituss Burgess as Rooster Hannigan, Nicole Scherzinger as Grace Farrell, Celina Smith as Annie, and Harry Connick, Jr. as Daddy Warbucks. The tale of the spunky young orphan with her dog Sandy set during the Depression airs Dec. 2 on NBC. (Paul Gilmore/NBC via AP)
November 30

Josh Duggar trial to begin over child pornography charges

Jury selection is set to begin in former reality TV star Josh Duggar's trial.
November 30
FILE - This undated photo provided by the Washington County (Ark.) Jail shows Joshua Duggar. A federal judge says no phones, laptops or recording devices will be allowed at next week's scheduled trial for former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who is facing child pornography charges. U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks issued the order ahead of the trial, which is set to begin Tuesday in Fayetteville. (Washington County Arkansas Jail via AP, File)