Cosby's trial for sexual assault begins on June 5th, and the entertainer's daughter Evin defended him in an impassioned essay.
As Bill Cosby’s trial for sexual assault gets nearer, the disgraced entertainer’s daughter Evin has defended him in an essay, saying that he “loves and respects women” and is innocent of the charges.
In addition to the emotional article, published early on Wednesday (April 26th) by NNPA Newswire, Cosby himself also broke his silence to reveal that he is now completely blind, and has been for over two years, as he awaits trial on June 5th.
Bill Cosby pictured performing live in 2013
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‘Famous’ was premiered live on Tidal, Friday (June 24) during West’s show at the Forum in Los Angeles.
Kanye West’s new video for ‘Famous’ might just be his most controversial and thought-provoking work yet. Visuals from the video premiered on Friday night and fans watching live on Tidal couldn't believe their eyes, as uncanny likenesses of celebs including Taylor Swift, Amber Rose, Bill Cosby and Caitlyn Jenner all appeared on screen completely naked.
Kanye West has unveiled his ‘Famous’ video.
Introducing the video West told the crowd: "I wanna thank Eli first of all who was in the project every day …I don't wanna give away how it all happened. I wanna thank all my family, my wife, and y'all supporting ideas and truth. I got one question though. Would you like me to play that back?”
Cosby, 78, is to stand trial regarding the allegations made by Andrea Constand over an incident said to have taken place at his home in 2004.
An American judge has determined that there is sufficient evidence to send actor and comedian Bill Cosby to stand trial for historical sexual assault crimes.
The 78 year old, formerly a hugely celebrated figure in television, will stand trial regarding an allegation that he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman, Andrea Constand, in Philadelphia in 2004.
Bill Cosby is to stand criminal trial regarding Andrea Constand's allegations from 2004
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Cosby's lawyers are arguing that Andrea Constand, with whom he settled a civil case back in 2005, has been "unjustly enriched" by breaking confidentiality clauses in that agreement.
As his court date over historical rape allegations draws nearer, Bill Cosby has reportedly sued one of the women who is accusing him of drugging and raping her over claims that she has breached a confidentiality clause after she settled a civil case with the comedian over ten years ago.
Just a day before a crucial hearing in the criminal case against him, lawyers for 78 year old Cosby filed a lawsuit at the US District Court in Pennsylvania against Andrea Constand, her mother Gianna and the publishers of the National Enquirer for breach of contract.
Bill Cosby in 2014
In an upcoming issue of New York magazine 35 of Bill Cosby’s alleged victims tell their story.
So far more than 40 women have come forward and accused comedian and television star Bill Cosby of sexual assault in recent months. Now New York magazine is sharing the stories of 35 of the alleged victims who are also featured on the publication's cover.
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A previously unpublished transcript from 2005 reveals the tactics Bill Cosby used to pursue younger women.
The Bill Cosby saga continues as new details emerge about his philandering lifestyle, and how he reportedly paid women to keep their liaisons a secret from his wife.
Cosby offered women cash for silence
In a previously private deposition from 2005, recently obtained by The New York Times, the comedian is questioned over a four-day period in a Philadelphia hotel, where he defends himself over a lawsuit filed by Andrea Constand, who accused him of drugging and molesting her.
Bill Cosby and Donald Trump’s stars will remain on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, despite calls from African-American civil rights activists to have them removed.
Bill Cosby’s star will not be removed from the Hollywood Walk of Fame despite protests from a coalition of African-American civil rights leaders. A star has never been removed from the Walk of Fame before and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce claim the Walk of Fame is part of the ‘historic fabric’ of Los Angeles.
Bill Cosby's star will remain on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
One of the women was a guest star on Cosby’s sitcom in 1992.
Two more women have come forward with accusations against Bill Cosby, including one actress who appeared as a guest star on his long running sitcom ‘The Cosby Show’. The women went public with their accusations on Friday, at a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred in New York.
Arounnd 40 women have made accusations against Cosby.
Actress Lili Bernard appeared in an episode of the final season of 'The Cosby Show' in 1992 playing the ‘zany and pregnant’ Mrs Minifield. At the press conference Allred, who is representing many of Cosby’s alleged victims, accused Cosby of raping Bernard in New Jersey, a state that does not have a statute of limitations on rape, according to the Huffington Post.
Live gigs will never be the same for Cosby.
Bill Cosby was heckled at his March 27 show in Maryland and the story is already making the rounds. Because this heckler had some pretty uncomfortable things to say to the fallen-from-grace comedian.
After the accusations against him became front page news, Cosby returned to the stage this January.
After Cosby said, "I looked around and nobody in my brain spoke up" during the first 15 minutes of his set, Michael M. Cook spoke up, according to City Paper.
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A 90-year-old former NBC employee claims he assisted the sitcom legend pay thousands of dollars every month to eight different women during filming of 'The Cosy Show.'
In the midst of Bill Cosby's sexual assault allegations, a 90-year-old ex-employee of NBC has come forward and confirmed claims of the sitcom's adultery during the successful 1984-92 run of 'The Cosby Show.'
Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by at least a dozen women
Frank Scotti, who worked as a facilities manager for the Brooklyn NBC Studio where 'Cosby Show' was filmed, recently revealed to the New York Daily News that he was responsible for paying more than eight women monthly sums for their silence. He even claimed some women were paid $2,000 at a time.
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Bill Cosby will not be appearing on next Wednesday's 'The Late Show With David Letterman'.
Bill Cosby's appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman has been cancelled in the wake of rape allegations levelled at the television star. Cosby was scheduled to appear on the show on Wednesday (19th November).
Bill Cosby photographed in January 2014.
As allegations against the comedian continue to resurface in the media, Cosby cancels chat show appearance.
A scheduled appearance by comedian Bill Cosby on David Letterman’s late night CBS talk show has been cancelled. Cosby was meant to appear on Wednesday night’s edition of the show, but CBS announced on Friday that he was to be replaced by regular stand in Regis Philbin.
Comedian Bill Cosby
The show declined to reveal whether the 77 year old had decided to cancel his appearance himself or if the show had made the decision to replace him. A spokeswoman for the show, Kim Izzo-Emmet, told the New York Times, “We can’t comment on the booking process.”
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Bill Cosby may be regretting asking fans to "meme" him on Twitter.
Bill Cosby asked his Twitter followers to "meme him" on Monday (November 10, 2014), which turned out to be a horrendous idea. Instead of mocking up humorous images of the television star, the social media world used the meme generator link provided by Cosby to create all number of risqué jokes.
Bill Cosby is probably regretting asking fans to meme him.
"If anyone is looking for a job, the Social Media Manager position for @BillCosby is about to open up.#CosbyMeme," joked one Twitter user.
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The 77 year-old's upcoming show, described as a "classic, extended-family sitcom," could première as soon as the summer of 2015.
Bill Cosby's return to the small-screen could be happening sooner than first thought.
The 77 year-old, who starred in the 80s hit 'The Cosby Show', is set to star in a new NBC comedy that could debut as early as next summer.
This surprise announcement came at Sunday's session of the summer TV critics' tour by several NBC executives, who described the upcoming show as a "classic, extended-family sitcom."
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Keith Richards isn't the only celebrity to write a children's book, check out these other celebrity authors who have dabbled in children's literature.
OK, so Keith Richards has released a children’s book called ‘Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar’, which was inspired by his own childhood and first experiences with music. There are lots of things that we think of Keith Richards as being, a children’s author is certainly not one. That said, we’re sure that the book will be magical and the sneak peek at illustrations indicate they will be beautiful, but it’s got us thinking about which other celebrities have written children’s books. And wow. You would not believe some of the celebs that have!
Keith Richards Has Penned A Children's Book
Bill Cosby wrote a book for children. Yep, the Bill Cosby, from The Cosby Show fame. The one who is always been accused of being inappropriate in a manner of ways. Cosby’s book is called ‘The Day I Was Rich’ and purports to teach children the value of friendship over money. When Little Bill (nothing Freudian to see here) discovers what he thinks is a huge diamond, which turns out to be a glass paperweight, he and friends are momentarily deflated before returning to the fun they had before they discovered the ‘treasure’. Heartwarming stuff.
Bill Cosby is set to return to the small screen! The 76 year-old will be starring in an upcoming NBC comedy.
Bill Cosby is finally returning to the small screen.
The 76 year-old, who starred in the 80s hit 'The Cosby Show', is set to star in an upcoming NBC comedy.
According to Deadline, the network has struck a deal to shoot a half-hour sitcom starring Cosby.
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Lou Scheimer, a giant in TV animation, passed away earlier this week.
Lou Scheimer, founder of Filmation Studio and one of the pioneers of Saturday morning television, has passed away at 84. According to the Los Angeles Times, the TV veteran passed away on Tuesday, after living with Parkinson’s disease.
Scheimer’s company was behind such classics as Fat Albert, He-Man and several cartoons set in the DC universe, all fondly remembered by 70s, 80s and even 90s kids. Scheimer was most notable for his company’s modus operandi, however. In the 80s, Filmation was the largest animation studio in the US, and, quite admirably, Scheimer was one of the few in the business, still refusing to export work overseas. However, this approach was not without its faults, as the studio’s cartoons were criticized by connoisseurs at large for lacking the fluidity of motion and the kind of artistry, seen in earlier animated pictures.
Scheimer defended the Filmation productions with the following statement, made in 1981 in an LA Times interview: "Given the demands of the network schedules, it's practically impossible to take all care and love we would like to on the technical aspects. We'd love to do theatrical shorts, and if you can find somebody to pay for them, let us know."
Puppeteer, Cosmo Allegretti, who created and voiced a number of characters on the children's TV show 'Captain Kangaroo' died last month. The announcement was made by his close friend John Munzel on Wednesday (7 August).
Cosmo Allegretti, the puppeteer who made his name on the children's show Captain Kangaroo, died on July 26. The sad news was confirmed by his friend, attorney John Munzel, who made the announcement on Wednesday 7 August.
Bill Cosby hosted a segment of Captain Kangaroo, the show Allegretti worked on.
The puppeteer died of emphysema, at the age of 86.
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The actor who played the restaurant owner in A Different World has died, after recently collapsing.
Lou Myers has died, aged 76, according to Associated Press. Myers famously played the role of Mr Gaines on A Different World. Myers’ death was confirmed by Tonia McDonald, who works fro his non-profit organization Global Business Incubation Inc. He died Tuesday night (February 20, 2013) at Charleston Area Medical Centre in West Virginia, Associated Press have reported. An autopsy has been planned to determine the cause of death. The veteran actor had apparently been suffering with illness since before Christmas and had recently collapsed.
As well as appearing in A Different World, Myers also counted legendary shows such as The Cosby Show, NYPD Blue and ER amongst his acting credits. He also had a number of films under his belt, including How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Wedding Planner and Tin Cup. A Different World ran from 1987 – 93 and starred Lisa Bonet (who also starred in The Cosby Show) and Myers thanked the comedian Bill Cosby for helping him to break into Hollywood.
Myers was recognized by his home state in 2005 when he was included in a coffee table book ‘Art & Soul’ when the Appalachian Education Initiative listed him as one of 50 Outstanding Creative Artists’ from the state of West Virginia. As well as being the chairman of the Global Business Incubation, helping small urban businesses, he was also chairman of the Lou Myers Scenario Motion Picture Institute / Theatre.
Two paths are followed in Comedian. On one, a comic on the verge of success named Orny Adams receives what could be a career-defining break. On the other, an entertainer who climbed to the top of the heap named Jerry Seinfeld surveys his newly-acquired kingdom following the end of his highly-successful sitcom.
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