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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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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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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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Was Robin Williams Suicide Brought On By Hallucinations?

November 11th, 2014 1:00pm EST
Robin Williams Suicide Triggered By Hallucinations
New reports have surfaced that comedian Robin Williams' suicide was triggered by hallucinations brought on by the medication he was taking to offset the effects of his Parkinson's disease.

Williams took his own life on August 11.

A new report obtained by TMZ states that Williams was suffering from Lewy Body Dementia.

Lewy Body Dementia is marked by abnormal protein deposits in the brain that disrupt normal brain function.

Reportedly, this type of dementia is associated with Parkinson's disease and can be brought to the surface by the use of medication to control parkinsons.

Upon Willia...
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Victoria Secret's 'Perfect Body' Campaign Draws Heavy Criticism

October 30th, 2014 11:55am EDT
Victoria Secret's 'Perfect Body' Campaign Draws Heavy Criticism
Three students from Leed's University in the United Kingdom has challenged the biggest manufacturer of women's lingere about their latest campaign, "The Perfect Body."

Frances Black, Gabriella Kountourides, and Laura Ferris were at the mall when they saw a poster of three physically fit models with the tag line "The Perfect Body." The three girls were outraged at the store's unrealistic depiction of what women should look like and they began an online petition asking the company to ammend the campaign.

"We would like Victoria’s Secret to change the wording on their advertisements for thei...
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Google Threatened With $100 Million Lawsuit For Not Removing Celebs' Hacked Nude Photos

October 2nd, 2014 10:24am EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
Lawyers representing over a dozen female celebrities, models and athletes whose personal nude photos were hacked and released online in what hackers termed "the fappening" has lashed out at Google execs and threatened a huge lawsuit against them if the search engine doesn't pull links to sites that host the images from its index.

Hollywood attorney Marty Singer sent a letter to Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin, among others, and accused them of "making millions and profiting from the victimizatoin of women."

Singer called the behavior "blatantly unethical" and has threatened to sue for...
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Kendra Wilkinson Opens Up About Hank Baskett's Transsexual Cheating Scandal

September 26th, 2014 6:37pm EDT
Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett
Kendra Wilkinson has finally opened up about husband Hank Baskett's alleged cheating scandal with a transgender model.

The reality star is "determined" to save her marriage in the wake of claims from YouTube model Ava Sabrina London that she had sexual contact with Baskett earlier this year. London told her side of the tory to the National Enquirer and even took a polygraph test to prove that she was telling the truth.

The 29-year-old has now gone on the record, explaining that she had some very hard decisions to make despite Hank's adamant denial of the allegations.

"My agent calls, ask...
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Miss America Kira Kazantsev Denies Getting Kicked Out Of Hofstra University Sorority For Vicious Hazing

September 23rd, 2014 5:30pm EDT
Kira Kazantsev
Miss America 2015 winner Kira Kazantsev has come under fire just over a week after winning her crown.

The beauty queen apparently has a dark side, according to Jezebel.com, which reports that she and a friend were kicked out of Hofstra University's Alpha Phi sorority in early 2013 for the abusive hazing of pledges.

A source told the website that the honors student, who is fluent in three languages, made life a "living hell" for the sorority's new recruits by calling them names, pointing out their physical flaws and making them do tasks that would leave them exausted and bruised. Jezebel's...
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