December 5: Chris Cuomo gets shown the door at CNN. And a brush with badness before a brush with greatness.

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Macaulay Culkin wasn’t the only (mostly) unknown actor considered for a part in “Home Alone.” (Credit: AP)

Good morning! It’s Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️. CNN fires Chris Cuomo for helping brother deal with scandal

Chris Cuomo
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)

2. Biden, Putin set video call Tuesday as Ukraine tensions grow

Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin
FILE – In this June 16, 2021 file photo, President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrive to meet at the ‘Villa la Grange’, in Geneva, Switzerland. In their search for a new approach to arms control, Moscow and Washington are likely to soon encounter an old bugaboo: Russia’s demand that the U.S. stop resisting limits on its missile defenses, which the Russians view as a long-term threat and the Americans see as a deterrent to war. It is likely to arise when U.S. and Russian officials open a “strategic stability” dialogue Wednesday in Geneva — talks meant to lay the groundwork for future arms control and to reduce the risk of nuclear war. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

3. Shooting suspect’s parents bond set at combined $1M, plead not guilty

Undated handouts provided by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office show James (left) and Jennifer Crumbley (right). A prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges Friday, Dec. 3, 20201 against the couple, whose 15-year-old son, Ethan Crumbley is accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school.(Oakland County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

4. Mom of Illinois State student wants FBI to investigate death

Illinois State University students walk past a poster seeking the whereabouts of Jelani Day near the Dean of Students office in Illinois State University’s Bone Student Center in Normal, Illinois, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. Day’s body washed up on the banks of the Illinois River near Peru, Illinois, on Sept. 4, 2021. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump has joined Jelani Day’s mother to demand the FBI take charge of an investigation into why the Illinois State University graduate student disappeared in August and was later found dead in a river.(David Proeber/The Pantagraph via AP)

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ALMOST CAST IN ‘HOME ALONE,’ THIS FUTURE ‘SNL’ STAR BLEW HIS AUDITION

IT’S A CAUTIONARY TALE OF GETTING ENOUGH REST BEFORE SEIZING YOUR BIG OPPORTUNITY — OR MAYBE NOT SO MUCH.

Macaulay Culkin wasn’t the only (mostly) unknown actor considered for a part in “Home Alone.” (Credit: AP)

📅 What we’re watching

🔴 A musical adaptation of “Mrs. Doubtfire” opens on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

🔴 The 2021 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington, D.C., broadcast on CBS.

🔴 Berry Gordy, Bette Midler and Joni Mitchell are celebrated at the Kennedy Center Honors.

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