Ben Carson defended himself against criticism for purchasing a $31,000 dining set for his office to Congress, saying he left details to his wife and staff. Emails from the secretary of housing and urban development seem to contradict his distancing from the purchase.
Following increasing sexual misconduct claims and calls from fellow democrats to step down, Senator Al Franken announced his resignation from the senate. Denying the allegations, he took shots at President Trump and Senator Roy S. Moore.
Emmy Award-winning actress Kirstie Alley played Rebecca Howe on the TV series Cheers and has struggled with weight problems in the public eye. She's also competed on the dance-competition show Dancing with the Stars.
The HBO documentary 'Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind' explores the late comedian's insatiable need to keep people laughing. "That laugh is a drug," notes fellow funnyman Billy Crystal in the doc. "That thrill is really hard to replace with anything else."