This image released by ABC News shows actor-producer Alec Baldwin, left, during an interview with “Good Morning America” co-anchor George Stephano

Baldwin: 'Someone is responsible' for shooting, but 'not me'

Alec Baldwin said he feels incredible sadness and regret over the shooting that killed a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set, but not guilt.

State rests case at Smollett trial after star witnesses

December 2
Actor Jussie Smollett arrives Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on day four of his trial in Chicago.
The state rested its case at Jussie Smollett's trial Thursday after key testimony from two brothers who said the former "Empire" actor plotted a racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago and paid them to carry it out.

Ex-Epstein staffer testifies teen accusers visited mansion

December 2
In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell is seated at the defense table while watching testimony of witnesses during her trial, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2
A former housekeeper testified Thursday that two women who have accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing them as teens were repeated visitors to his Palm Beach mansion, summoned by Epstein or his associate Ghislaine Maxwell.
Nation
December 2

Celebs, fashion, 24k chicken wings at Miami Art Basel

After a pandemic hiatus, the official Art Basel show is back in Miami with all its eccentric glory, a dizzying list of celebrity attendees and dozens of spin-off shows that are already generating a buzz, including a phenom child painter and a $4 million Banksy sale.
Nation
December 2

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq.
Business
December 2
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.

UK court backs Meghan in dispute over privacy with publisher

The Duchess of Sussex won the latest stage in her privacy lawsuit against a British newspaper on Thursday, when three senior judges ruled its publisher breached her privacy by reproducing parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father.
Sports
December 2

Sister of man imprisoned in Saudi Arabia writes to Hamilton

The sister of a man who was sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia is asking seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton to help save her brother's life.
Nation
December 2

Alicia Keys teases new songs at small show ahead of art fair

R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys guided a few hundred people at a small show in Miami through a 10-minute meditation before asking them to make some choices.
Local
December 2

NBA All-Star Kevin Love honored for mental health advocacy

Kevin Love knows the euphoria of sinking a three-pointer just before the buzzer. But the five-time NBA All-Star has had plenty of lows to offset those highs.
Variety
December 1

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

Despite being one of the most well-known faces in Asia, acting never gets easier for South Korean superstar Gianna Jun.
Nation
December 1
Carlos Santana

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.
Nation
December 1
Actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives with his mother Janet, left, and other family members at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse for day three of his

Man testifies Smollett recruited him, brother to fake attack

An aspiring actor testified Wednesday that Jussie Smollett recruited him and his brother to stage a homophobic and racist attack on him in downtown Chicago nearly three years ago, saying the former "Empire" star even instructed them on how to throw fake punches.
Nation
December 1

Past molestation evidence allowed in Duggar child porn trial

Jurors in former reality TV star Josh Duggar's trial on child pornography charges can hear evidence that he admitted to molesting four girls nearly 20 years ago, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Nation
December 1

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. Some key moments in the story:
Sports
December 1

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 "2021 People of the Year."
Variety
November 30

Louis Vuitton show pays tribute to designer Virgil Abloh

Louis Vuitton's first ever U.S. fashion show turned into a somber yet whimsical tribute to groundbreaking designer Virgil Abloh days after his death.
Nation
November 30
Actor Jussie Smollett arrives Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse for day two of his trial in Chicago.

Detective: Brothers detailed how Jussie Smollett staged hoax

Two brothers arrested for an alleged attack on Jussie Smollett recounted for Chicago police how the ex-"Empire" actor orchestrated the hoax, telling them via text message to meet him "on the low," paying for supplies and holding a "dry run" in downtown Chicago, a lead investigator testified Tuesday.
Variety
November 30
Dr. Mehmet Oz.

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" after rocketing to fame on Oprah Winfrey's show, announced Tuesday that he is running for Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican.
Nation
November 30

Grand jury clears officer who shot Pharrell Williams' cousin

A special grand jury found that a Virginia Beach police officer was justified in fatally shooting a Black man armed with a gun during a chaotic night of violence on the city's oceanfront this spring, authorities said Tuesday.
World
November 30
Images of Josephine Baker were projected on the Pantheon during a ceremony in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.

Black artist Josephine Baker honored at France's Pantheon

Josephine Baker — the U.S.-born entertainer, anti-Nazi spy and civil rights activist — was inducted into France's Pantheon on Tuesday, becoming the first Black woman to receive the nation's highest honor.
Variety
November 30
Marilyn Manson attended the 9th annual “Home for the Holidays” benefit concert in Los Angeles, on Dec. 10, 2019. Authorities searched the home of

Home of Marilyn Manson searched in sex assault investigation

Media storage devices and other items were seized as a search warrant was served on the home of rocker Marilyn Manson in a months-long investigation of sexual assault and domestic violence, authorities said Tuesday.
Variety
November 30

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

"All About Me! My Remarkable Life in Show Business" by Mel Brooks (Ballantine)
Variety
November 30

Q&A: Mel Brooks, 95, is still riffing

Leave it to Mel Brooks to blurb his own memoir.