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Bill Cosby Off The Hook As Criminal Rape Case Dismissed By Court

December 17th, 2014 8:10pm EST
Bill Cosby
Regardless of whether or not Bill Cosby is guilty of the 20-plus sexual molestations and assaults that he's been accused of by nearly two dozen women over the past month, it looks like he won't be prosecuted for any of his alleged crimes.

On Tuesday the Los Angeles County District Attorney dismissed a sexual assault case against the comedian brought by alleged victim Judy Huth, saying that she waited too long to file charges in accordance with the statute of limitations.

Related: Camille Cosby Speaks Out On Husband's Accusers

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Camille Cosby Speaks Out On Husband's Accusers

December 16th, 2014 8:29am EST
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Camille Cosby released a statement in support of her husband and asks, who is the real victim as allegations against the comedian mount.

For the first time since her husband Bill Cosby was accused of sexually abusing over a dozen women, Camille Cosby has spoken out in a statement released by CBS Evening News.

"I met my husband, Bill Cosby, in 1963 and we were married in 1964. The man I met and fell in love with and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work. He is a kind man, a generous man, funny man and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you tho...
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Rumor Patrol: Kim Kardashian Blames God For Pregnancy Weight And More

December 13th, 2014 3:00pm EST
Rumor Patrol: Kim Kardashian Blames God For Pregnancy Weight, Be
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Kim K Blames God For Pregnancy Weight: Kim Kardashian says that God is the reason she gained so much weight during her pregnancy with daughter North West.

Let's not factor in that she was the one putting the food in her mouth, shall we?

Verdict: Unbelievably True. “I’d think God was doing this for a reason,” she told Elle U.K. “He was saying: ‘Kim, you think you’re so hot, but look what I can do to ...
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Bill Cosby's Latest Accuser: Former Model Beverly Johnson

December 12th, 2014 12:51pm EST
Former Model Beverly Johnson Is Latest To Accuse Bill Cosby Of S
Supermodel Beverly Johnson is the latest woman to come forward with accusations against Bill Cosby, claiming the comedian tried to sexually assault her in the 80s.

The 62-year-old claims that she auditioned for a small part on his eponymous hit series "The Cosby Show" at his home, where he drugged her and attempted to take advantage of her.

Johnson shared her story in a post on Vanity Fair's website on Thursday, saying that Cosby reeled her in with a few short meetings to get her comfortable with him before inviting her to his New York brownstone for dinner.

She explains that for that fi...
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Alleged Groping Victim Sues Bill Cosby

December 11th, 2014 1:33pm EST
Accuser Sues Bill Cosby For Calling Her A Liar
One of the women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault has filed a lawsuit against the comedian for allegedly lying about his contact with her. Tamara Green claims Cosby took her on a lunch date in the 1970s and then drugged and groped her at her apartment.

Cosby's legal team has denied the allegations.

Green, a retired attorney, filed a defamation lawsuit in Massachusetts, claiming the former "Cosby Show" star's repeated denials have damaged her reputation and subjected her to public ridicule. She first spoke out about the attack in 2005.

More than a dozen women have come forward cl...
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Hef Speaks Out Over Pal Bill Cosby's Sex Allegations

December 7th, 2014 2:02pm EST
Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner has opened up about all the sexual abuse and rape allegations against pal Bill Cosby, saying that the stories about all of the incidents are "saddening."

One such incident came to light early last week, when a woman claimed that she was sexually assaulted by Cosby at Hefner's famed Playboy Mansion back in 1974, when she was just 15 years old.

Judy Huth made the claim in a lawsuit she filed against Cosby on Tuesday, and now the Los Angeles Police Department has officially launched an investigation, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Cosby Called 'Rapist' On Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

December 6th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Bill Cosby's Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Vandalized
Vandals scrawled the word "rapist" on Bill Cosby's Hollywood Walk of Fame star early Thursday. The city's chamber of commerce has since cleaned the marker ink from the star.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said in a statement: "When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways then to vandalize a California State landmark."

Problems with the actor/comedian keep mounting. Judy Huth accused him of assaulting her at the Playboy Mansion in California in 1974 when she was just 15, and Cosby has filed a countersuit agai...
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From Nude Photo Leaks To Murder-For-Hire: Top Celebrity Scandals Of 2014

December 5th, 2014 3:55pm EST
Top 10 Celebrity Scandals Of 2014
It's that time of year again. We're looking back at the past 12 months and analyzing the biggest celebrity scandals of 2014. Not all of the following stars were caught for bad behavior - some were victims of terrible crimes.

1) One of the most shocking scandals of the year has to be the ongoing sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. Nearly 20 women have came forward (so far), claiming the former "Cosby Show" star sexually assaulted them, with more than half saying he drugged them in the process.

Cosby has never been convicted of sexual assault and has declined to discuss the alle...
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More Troubles For Bill Cosby

December 4th, 2014 12:03pm EST
3 More Women Come Forward Against Bill Cosby
The accusations continue to mount against Bill Cosby as three more women come forward against the comedian, backed by high-powered attorney Gloria Allred.

At a press conference on Wednesday, L.A. attorney Gloria Allred, acting as a representative for the victims, demanded Cosby place $100 million in a fund for his alleged victims and allow a panel of retired judges to decide whether the women’s claims have merit or not.

Allred also proposed Cosby waive the statute of limitations on the sexual assault claims against him, which would permit the women to file lawsuits against the comedian.

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Bill Cosby Offers Refunds

November 30th, 2014 3:00pm EST
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Bill Cosby's tour dates continue to go on but according to reports Cosby's camp has offered refunds to ticket holders where the controversial comedian is set to perform in the Tarrytown Music Hall next month in New York.

“Mr. Cosby’s management is now allowing for refunds for any patron’s (sic) that do not wish to attend the show. Please let me know if I may cancel and refund your order,” reported the Journal News.

There are some 30 shows on Cosby's schedule through May 2015.

This latest announcement comes after allegations of numerous women continue to come forward with allegations the ...
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Roseanne Barr Tweets, Deletes Post About Bill Cosby

November 28th, 2014 7:49am EST
Roseanne Barr
Earlier this week Roseanne Barr tweeted a photo of her face looking battered and bruised, joking that she got into a "tussle" with Bill Cosby. In reality, the actress had gotten a chemical peel.

The media immediately pounced on the comedian's post, and she deleted it. Barr since regrets doing it -- not joking about Cosby but deleting her post.

"I let some shitty news outlets intimidate me over a joke about tussling w accused rapist bill cosby & took it down-so they wrote about that!" she wrote Thanksgiving night.

She then added, "never apologize 4 a joke or b intimidated in2 removing it ...
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Bill Cosby's Fall From Grace

November 27th, 2014 9:21am EST
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Bill Cosby was no Cliff Huxtable. That's what more than a dozen women now claim, alleging the comedy icon - who starred as a loving dad on The Cosby Show - drugged and sexually abused them. In this week's cover story, PEOPLE interviewed eight of Cosby's accusers, as well as many people who have known and worked with the comedian, 77, over the decades.

"He marched the halls of NBC like he was Oz," says a writer who worked him on The Cosby Show. "You didn't say no to him."

Some of his accusers, such as Joan Tarshis, are coming forward for the first time. Others, including Tamara Green and B...
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Bill Cosby's Nephew Comes To His Defense

November 26th, 2014 4:31pm EST
Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby's nephew is defending the embattled comedian, claiming the sexual abuse claims against the star are "unjustified" and insisting he is "innocent."

More than a dozen women have come forward in recent weeks, accusing "The Cosby Show" star of abusing them several years ago. The women include former model Janice Dickinson and actresses Louisa Moritz and Michelle Hurd.

Cosby's attorney has dismissed the claims as false, and Cosby has refused to comment on the scandal.

The actor/comedian's nephew, Braxton A. Cosby, who runs a film and entertainment company, has told FarrahGray.com, "...
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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."

The cryptic tweet...
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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
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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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