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Former 'Cosby Show' Aide Was Bill Cosby's Fixer

November 25th, 2014 12:08am EST
Bill Cosby
More than a dozen women have now come forward and accused beloved comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and raping them.

Some of Cosby's former colleagues have also had something to say, including one writer from his hit series "The Cosby Show."

"He marched the halls of NBC like he was [The Wizard of] Oz," an unnamed writer told PEOPLE magazine. "You didn't say no to him."

NBC veteran Frank Scotti, now 90, threw some fuel on the fire on Sunday, telling the New York Daily News that Cos The Great And Powerful also had several trysts going on in the late 80s, and he was the one who would handle h...
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Did Lisa Bonet Slam Bill Cosby On Twitter?

November 24th, 2014 11:02am EST
Lisa Bonet Denies Twitter Message About Bill Cosby
Lisa Bonet, who played Bill Cosby's daughter on "The Cosby Show" denies that a cryptic tweet she posted to her Twitter account is about the beleagured comedian.

On Sunday, ta Tweet attributed to Lisa Bonet seemed aimed at Bill Cosby. It was later revealed to be a hoax.

Bonet's representative revealed that the actress does not even have a social media account.

Her manager revealed to People Magazine, "Lisa Bonet has no social media of any kind. Any posts made in her name were made by impersonators with unverified accounts. She also has no comment on the ongoing story."

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Fans Support Bill Cosby At Florida Stand-Up Gig

November 22nd, 2014 4:13pm EST
Florida Fans Give Bill Crosby A Standing Ovation
Despite more and more women coming forward saying Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them, fans in Florida gave the comedian a standing ovation during a gig on Friday night.

Fears about a possible protest at his Melbourne, Fla., show prompted an increase in security; however, the comedian was met with a sold-out crowd who yelled messages of support after he finished his set.

Several women have accused Cosby of rape, including former model Janice Dickinson and actress Louisa Moritz, who claim he assaulted them many years ago.

Cosby's lawyer, Marty Singer, called the accusations "ridiculous" an...
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Bill Cosby Laughs Off Rape Allegations During Stand Up Gig

November 21st, 2014 2:30pm EST
Bill Cosby Receives Standing Ovation During Bahamas Performance
Despite the recent rape allegations from numerous women against beloved comedian Bill Cosby, the actor took the stage at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas for a sold out stand-up show on Thursday evening. The appearance was his first in public since eight -- now nine -- women came forward to accuse him of drugging and raping them during the 70s and 80s.

The 77-year-old was given a standing ovation from the crowd at the sold out venue and the show, ironically, was a benefit for The Links, Incorporated, which is an international non-profit African-American women's organiz...
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Raven-Symone Weighs In On Bill Cosby Sex Abuse Scandal

November 20th, 2014 5:36pm EST
Raven-Symone: I Was Not Taken Advantage Of By Bill Cosby
Raven-Symone, who played Bill Cosby's step-granddaughter on "The Cosby Show," has slammed a joke suggesting the actor molested her when she was just six years old.

Over the past week, three women have come forward claiming Cosby sexually assaulted them in the past, and Hip-HopHangover posted a fake story suggesting Raven-Symone had filed molestation charges against Cosby after the show's 1992 series finale.

Even though the article was obviously a joke, many thought it was real and it started trending online. The actress, 28, reacted to the news on Instagram, posting a photo of herself fro...
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Billy Cosby's Attorney: Janice Dickinson Is 'Lying'

November 19th, 2014 6:14pm EST
Bill Cosby Denies Sexually Abusing Janice Dickinson
Bill Cosby's attorney is denying allegations the actor/comedian sexually abused Janice Dickinson in the 1980s.The former model told "Entertainment Tonight" on Tuesday that Cosby drugged and raped her following a dinner meeting in 1982.

Dickinson claims she mentioned the incident in the draft of her 2002 autobiography; however, Cosby's legal team pressured HarperCollins to remove the passage prior to publication.

Cosby's attorney Marty Singer has since issued a statement denying Dickinson's allegations. He said, "Janice Dickinson's story accusing Bill Cosby of rape is a complete lie. She d...
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Netflix & NBC Cancel Bill Cosby Projects

November 19th, 2014 3:55pm EST
Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby's standup comedy special for Netflix has been shelved following allegations of rape from several women who have come forward against the beloved TV star.

The special, "Bill Cosby 77," has been postponed indefinitely from its planned November 28 air date by the streaming video service.

"At this time we are postponing the launch of the new stand-up comedy special Bill Cosby 77," a spokesperson for the company said in a statement. Cosby's rep said the decision was mutual, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Janice Dickinson, the self-proclaimed "world's first supermodel," is the...
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Janice Dickinson Claims Bill Cosby Drugged And Raped Her (Video)

November 19th, 2014 9:34am EST
Janice Dickinson
Supermodel Janice Dickinson is the latest woman to come forward to state that legendary comedian Bill Cosby had raped her.

The former "America's Next Top Model" host revealed on "Entertainment Tonight" that she was drugged and assaulted by Cosby in 1982.

“Stuffing feelings of rape and my unresolved issues from this incident has drove into a life of trying to hurt myself,” Dickinson said in the interview.

Dickinson wrote that Cosby wanted to be a mentor to her, to assist her with her burgeoning acting career. What transpired was, according to Dickinson, "assault."

“After dinner, in my ro...
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Bill Cosby Silent On Rape Claims

November 16th, 2014 12:30pm EST
Bill Cosby
In a Saturday NPR Weekend Edition interview, Bill Cosby was finally asked some questions about his sexual assault allegations that have re-emerged in the news. What was his answer? Silence.

NPR host Scott Simon gave Bill Cosby a chance to respond to allegations relating to a civil lawsuit that was settled in 2006 for an undisclosed amount of money; as well as several other women coming forward with similar claims of sexual assault.

“This question gives me no pleasure, Mr. Cosby, but there have been serious allegations raised about you in recent days,” said Simon. "I'm in the news business...
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Accuser Opens Up About Being Sexually Assaulted By Bill Cosby

November 15th, 2014 1:03pm EST
Bill Cosby Cancels 'Late Show' Appearance Amid Rape Allegations
Bill Cosby's upcoming appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman" has been cancelled amid allegations that he sexually assaulted several women.

Cosby's rep David Brokaw confirmed that the comedian would not appear on the Nov. 19 broadcast, according to the New York Post. Brokaw did not give further details.

Cosby also cancelled an appearance on "The Queen Latifah Show" late last month.

Barbara Bowman recently opened up to the media about being sexually assaulted by Cosby. She recalled in an interview (below) that she was drugged and attacked by Cosby as a teenager in the 1980s.

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Billy Cosby To Star In New NBC Sitcom

January 23rd, 2014 8:29am EST
Billy Cosby To Star In New NBC Sitcom
UPDATE: Not anymore.

Bill Cosby and his former producing partner from "The Cosby Show" are teaming up again for a new family centered sitcom.

The comedian, 76, and Tom Werner are collaborating more than 20 years after the popular show went off the air.

NBC, which originally aired the Emmy winning "Cosby Show" for eight seasons, and the actor are teaming up on the series. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the as-yet-to-be-titled comedy will feature Cosby as a patriarch of a multi-generational family.

Cosby most recently starred in "Cosby" from 1996 to 2000 with his former on-screen ...
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Bill Cosby & TV Daughter Tempestt Bledsoe Delight Fans On 'Jimmy Fallon' (Video)

January 7th, 2013 9:53am EST
Tempestt Bledsoe & Bill Cosby
Twenty years after the hit sitcom "The Cosby Show" went off air, Bill Cosby reunited with his TV daughter Tempestt Bledsoe on a late-night talk show. Cosby played Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable with Bledsoe portraying his third daughter, Vanessa, on the hit '80s series.

Cosby, 75, and Bledsoe, 39, promoted separate projects on the "Late Show with Jimmy Fallon," and they thrilled viewers by reminiscing about their time working together on the show, which wrapped in 1992.

The former co-stars hugged as Bledsoe stepped onstage, although she admitted she was a little embarrassed after host Ji...
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Bill Cosby To Step Down As Playboy Jazz Festival Host

June 15th, 2012 9:10pm EDT
Bill Cosby
Comedian and music buff Bill Cosby is to bow out as the longtime host of the Playboy Jazz Festival after introducing acts at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles this weekend.

Cosby has been a regular fixture at Hugh Hefner's annual music event since 1979.

No reason has been given for the veteran's decision to step down as host but event producer Darlene Chan tells the Los Angeles Times, "Playboy Jazz fans will surely miss his familiar and charismatic presence in his customary seat on stage right, enjoying the music, often sitting in with a cowbell or shaker or just waving a white hankie t...
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Ellen DeGeneres Named 2012 Mark Twain Prize Recipient

May 15th, 2012 2:34pm EDT
Ellen Degeneres
Comedienne-turned-talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is to be honored with this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

The beloved Finding Nemo star has been named the recipient of the 15th annual accolade, which she will collect at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in October.

Joking about her latest honor, DeGeneres says, "To get the same award that has been given to people like Bill Cosby, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell, it really makes me wonder... why didn't I get this sooner?"

Additional former trophy holders include Steve Martin, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg.
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The Rolling Stones To Be Inducted Into Grammy Hall Of Fame

November 21st, 2011 3:50pm EST
The Rolling Stones
Classic recordings by Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner and The Rolling Stones are among the 2012 inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Every year, the Recording Academy's trustees select a collection of tracks and albums considered to be of lasting significance that are at least 25 years old.

And this time around Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. and Turner's What's Love Got To Do With It will be entered alongside The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St. album and Gloria Gaynor's disco classic I Will Survive.

Also set for the honor are late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,...
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Donald Trump Plans Presidential Announcement on 'Celebrity Apprentice' Finale

April 15th, 2011 10:39am EDT
Donald Trump | Photo Credits: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic.com
Knowing how to milk a good string of publicity, Donald Trump plans to make an announcement about an announcement on his presidential bid on the season finale of Celebrity Apprentice.

Bill Cosby on Trump's presidential bid: He's full of it

"On the May 22 season finale of Celebrity Apprentice, Mr. Trump may announce the time and place of a press conference at which time ...

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Watching Me On TV: Reflections About Blacks in Prime Time Past

February 23rd, 2011 10:40am EST
The Cosby Show
I’m not old, but I am mature. I’m not in the let’s-go-clubbin’-this-Saturday-night set, but I’m still in the coveted demographic that advertisers like. I’m old enough to remember when vampires were scary—not hot. And I do have those wonderful memories of big, boxy television consoles with three major networks and some local stations with really bad programming. Color television shows were a major big deal, so much so that announcers would actually let you know—“The F.B.I.— in color!” That was probably because not a lot of folks had a color TV set. It’s also cool to see how the physical tele...
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Laughing Could Kill Bill Cosby - Read Why

February 18th, 2011 8:19am EST
Bill Cosby
Comedian Bill Cosby could literally die from laughing due to a lung condition.

The beloved "Cosby Show" star, 73, admits he has to watch how much he enjoys himself because too much fun could be fatal.

He tells the Globe, "If I laugh hard, that is very, very dangerous. My lungs fill up with fluid and I start coughing. Also my stomach muscles burn."

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George Clooney Calls On Hollywood During Humanitarian Emmy Acceptance

August 29th, 2010 11:10pm EDT
George Clooney
George Clooney called on Hollywood to cast its spotlight on the desperate needs of disaster victims as he accepted a special Emmy Award on Sunday night.

The Hollywood actor was handed the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards show to honor his use of television to help good causes.

Clooney has long been involved with humanitarian causes and has been a major figure in raising awareness of the genocide in the Sudanese region of Darfur, as well as helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina and hosting the Hope for Haiti TV telethon - which is also nominated for an Emmy....
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George Clooney To Pick Up Humanitarian Award At Emmys

July 21st, 2010 11:30am EDT
George Clooney
George Clooney will be presented with a special Emmy Award at the upcoming ceremony to acknowledge his charity work.

The Hollywood actor has long been involved with humanitarian causes and has been a major figure in raising awareness of the genocide in the Sudanese region of Darfur, as well as helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina and hosting the Hope for Haiti TV special. The telethon, which raised millions of dollars for those affected by the Haiti earthquake, is also nominated for an Emmy award.

Clooney will be handed the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awar...
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Chris Rock's Anti-Bill Cosby Tirade Nearly Cost Him His Career

June 26th, 2010 9:41am EDT
Chris Rock
Chris Rock almost ended his comedy career before it started by taking aim at Bill Cosby on the beloved funnyman's own show.

Pal Adam Sandler invited Rock to the set of "The Cosby Show" when he was shooting a handful of episodes in his late teens - and when the pre-program warm-up comedian fell ill, Rock stepped in to keep the studio audience amused.

Sandler admits his friend was an instant hit with both Cosby and his fans - until he turned on the star of the show.

Sandler recalls, "Rock, all of a sudden, starts going, 'And what's with this Bill Cosby?' Everyone's like nervously lau...
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In Honor Of Fathers Day: 10 Best TV Dads

June 19th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Mike Brady, Hank Hill, Cliff Huxtable
Since Father's Day is this Sunday, we wanted to take some time to honor some of the best TV dads of all time. So, loosen your belt, crack open a beer, plop down on the recliner and check out which fantastic fathers made our Top 10!

Ward Cleaver, Leave It to Beaver - Ward, as played by Hugh Beaumont, was THE prototypical middle-class suburban dad of the late '50s and early '60s. He was an all-American guy who worked hard all day, appreciated his wife and acted as the moral compass for his sons, Wally and Beaver. Even though the world has changed a great deal since LITB aired, Ward's influen...
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Russell Crowe Is Not Dead

June 10th, 2010 7:24pm EDT
Russell Crowe
A spokesperson for actor Russell Crowe has denied reports the "Gladiator" star is dead.

New York City radio station Z100 reported the "Robin Hood" star had passed away on Thursday morning, prompting a flurry of internet and radio reports speculating about the story.

But a spokesperson for the 46-year-old actor has acted quickly to dismiss the sick rumor.

Crowe is the latest in a string of stars who have fallen victim to similar reports - the most recent being Zach Braff, Johnny Depp, Bill Cosby and Kanye West.

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Tina Fey To Receive Mark Twain Prize For Humor

May 25th, 2010 4:30pm EDT
Tina Fey
Tina Fey will make history by becoming the youngest recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor later this year.

The Date Night star, 40, has been chosen by officials at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as the 2010 honoree. The award is primarily in recognition of her work as a writer and comedian on Saturday Night Live, where she famously mimicked former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 2008 elections.

Mark Krantz, executive producer of the Mark Twain award, says, "It's that job as a head writer on a show that's been a tra...
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Bobby Brown Is Not Dead!

April 28th, 2010 8:31am EDT
Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown is the latest celebrity victim of an online death hoax - the star's rep has been forced to confirm he is alive and well following a spate of rumors suggesting he had died.

Fake stories of Brown's demise began circulating on social-networking website Twitter.com this week.

A spokesman for the New Edition singer has now come forward to silence the gossip, telling TVGuide.com the rumors are not true.

Brown is the latest in a long line of stars who have been targeted by online pranksters - Johnny Depp, Zach Braff and Bill Cosby have all been victims of false death reports in th...
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Bill Cosby Backs Anti-Bullying Campaign

April 14th, 2010 6:00pm EDT
Bill Cosby
Funnyman Bill Cosby is backing an anti-bullying drive following the death of teenager Phoebe Prince in January, who was allegedly driven to suicide by her school mates.

Nine youngsters have been accused of tormenting the 15 year old, who was found hanged at her home in Massachusetts, prior to her death.

Cosby is allowing clips from an episode of his 1970s cartoon Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, which addresses the issue of bullying, to be used by Dr. Marilyn Irving to raise awareness of the problem across America. And the veteran star is urging education workers to recognize if a child ...
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Bill Cosby:'I'm Alive!'

February 8th, 2010 8:45am EST
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Bill Cosby is laughing off reports of his death, after becoming the latest in a handful of celebrities 'killed off' by internet hoaxers. Reports surfaced online earlier this month alleging The Cosby Show star had passed away - but the funnyman has been quick to assure fans he's alive and well.

In a post on his website, Cosby writes, "About 10 hours ago, an internet hoax started that said Bill Cosby is dead. The announcement of me being dead may be a VIRUS. And now ladies and gentlemen for my rebuttal. As you well know, a dead person cannot rebuttal. Therefore, I am rebuttaling to tell y...
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Flashback 1984: A Look At Actors, Films & Music

January 26th, 2009 4:57pm EST
Wham
Where has time gone by? 25 years ago seems like yesterday, and 1984 was so happening! Here's our flashback moment of a few actors, films, and music that were popular in 1984. So, with that said, what were you into in 1984? Let us know!

Top Actors/Actresses

Molly Ringwald

In the film Sixteen Candles, actress Molly Ringwald had every girl wanting to design her own prom dress in 1984. Young, bright, and fresh, she was the essence of teen coolness.

Daryl Hannah

Are mermaids sexy? Well, one certainly was when actress Daryl Hannah starred in 1984's ...
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The Most Underrated & Overrated Influential TV Shows

August 22nd, 2008 9:28am EDT
Miami Vice
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and on television it often appears to be the only form of creativity. Yes, ever since Milton Berle first stole a joke for "Texaco Star Theatre", TV has been a wild west of borrowing material and copying good ideas until they've become completely stale. Many of these ideas were so good, in fact, that their resonance is still felt today, and that's when a show crosses over from being copied to being influential.

Over the years, many shows have been considered influential. From "The Dick Van Dyke Show" first showing both the home and office l...
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