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Both sides rest in Josh Duggar child pornography trial

Dec. 07, 2021 21:52 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The defense rested Tuesday in the Arkansas federal trial of former reality TV star Josh Duggar after a prosecutor sharply questioned a computer expert during the state’s cross-examination. Duggar, 33, is charged with receiving and possessing child...

Man charged in death of Jacqueline Avant, music icon’s wife

Dec. 06, 2021 18:48 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors filed charges Monday against a 29-year-old man in the fatal shooting of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, the wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, last week at their Beverly Hills home. Aariel Maynor is also charged with the...

Key moments since Jussie Smollett reported Chicago attack

Dec. 06, 2021 13:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett is on trial 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: Jan. 22, 2019 ...

New this week: 'Sex and the City,' Juice Wrld and Will Smith

Dec. 06, 2021 11:44 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Fresh off his Oscar nomination Riz Ahmed teams up with “Beast” director Michael Pearce for...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 12-18

Dec. 06, 2021 09:31 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 12-18: Dec. 12: Game show host Bob Barker is 98. Singer Connie Francis is 84. Singer Dionne Warwick is 81. Singer-guitarist Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers) is 78. Actor Wings Hauser is 74. Actor Bill Nighy (“Pirates of the...

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race after boycott calls

Dec. 06, 2021 03:33 AM EST

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Pop star Justin Bieber performed to a packed crowd in the Red Sea city of Jiddah in Saudi Arabia, singing some of his most popular hits. The Sunday night concert took place even as human rights campaigners and activists called on Bieber to cancel his performance...

Rosalia, Lizzo, Cardi B wrap up over the top Miami art week

Dec. 05, 2021 13:37 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The over-the-top parties and star-studded shows surrounding Miami's Art Basel wrapped up this weekend with performances by Rosalia, Lizzo, Cardi B and rocker Lenny Kravitz. The annual event, which was canceled last year during the pandemic, is...

New Orleans: Push to rename Lee boulevard after Toussaint

Dec. 04, 2021 08:13 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A member of the New Orleans city council is pushing to change a street currently named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and replace it with one the city's most famous musicians, Allen Toussaint, who died in 2015. Councilmember Jared C. Brossett...

Duggar trial focusing on computer where child porn was found

Dec. 03, 2021 17:40 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A computer used by Josh Duggar at work contained child pornography behind a partition that allowed the user to circumvent an application that monitors internet use, and metadata indicates the images were downloaded when the former reality TV star was working,...

All Rep. Pressley wants for Christmas is her Mariah album

Dec. 03, 2021 15:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is upset that her beloved Mariah Carey Christmas album has gone missing, but she needn't worry — she was promised a replacement copy courtesy of the five-time Grammy winner herself. “This is a PSA or a...