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Bill Cosby Accusers Tell CNN’s Don Lemon Shocking Quaalude Admission ‘Is a Game Changer’

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The newly-released court documents that included an admission from Bill Cosby that he obtained Quaaludes to give to young women he intended to have sex with is a “game changer,” two of the comedian’s accusers said Monday. Barbara Bowman and Joan Tarshis both appeared on Don Lemon’s “CNN Tonight,” telling the host that Cosby’s admission in the 2005 deposition from a federal court case in Pennsylvania, first obtained by the Associated Press, is “huge.” “I’ve worked so long and hard to tell my story and screamed on deaf ears,” Bowman, one of the first in a string »


- Debbie Emery

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Bill Cosby Rep Says Comedian Settled 2005 Quaaludes Case ‘Because It Would Have Been Embarrassing’

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Just hours after shocking court documents were released on Monday from a 2005 deposition in which Bill Cosby admitted to obtaining Quaaludes to give to young women he intended to have sex with, his representative has spoken out. “The only reason Mr. Cosby settled was because it would have been embarrassing in those days to put all those women on the stand and his family had no clue,” his representative said in a statement to ABC News. “That would have been hurtful.” The latest development in the downward spiral for the 77-year-old comedian came  from a newly released 2005 deposition in which Cosby testified. »


- Debbie Emery

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Judd Apatow Slams Bill Cosby, Calls Out Phylicia Rashad After Damning Documents Are Unsealed

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Director and producer Judd Apatow slammed Bill Cosby Monday following the release of court documents in which Cosby admitted to having acquired Quaaludes to give to young women he intended to have sex with. Apatow tweeted Monday, “It’s a very sad situation. Now can we all stand up and support the victims? Will silence continue?” He included a link to the Associated Press story breaking the news of the unsealed documents from a 2005 deposition. In the legal papers, which TheWrap also obtained, Cosby admitted to giving the drugs to at least one woman, as well as “other people.” Later Monday, »


- Daniel Holloway

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Roland Martin Recalls His Lunch With Jerry Weintraub: ‘That Was a Good Man’ (Guest Blog)

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When I saw the tweet confirming that Hollywood movie producer Jerry Weintraub had died Monday at the age of 77, I dropped my head and said, “Damn. Now that was a good man.” The news of Weintraub’s death was confirmed by the office of former President George H.W. Bush, who along with is wife, Barbara, were close friends with Weintraub for decades. I wasn’t a Weintraub friend or best buddy. I didn’t know him well at all. We had lunch once and emailed periodically, but he impressed the hell out of me with his amazing ability to connect with people. »


- Roland S. Martin

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Remembering Daniel Quinn, Actor and Reluctant Hero of the Motion Picture Home (Guest Blog)

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I looked down at the person who was once Daniel Quinn. This reluctant hero, infamous for his rage against the machine that controlled motion picture and television industry long-term care, now lay silently. The only noise was the whir and click of the life support system that kept him alive. Because Daniel was part of the group that fought for motion picture and elderly long-term care, I was used to seeing Daniel in hospital rooms and residential care facilities. But not now and not like this. The heart is a muscle of grit and irony. The same heart that did. »


- Richard Stellar

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‘Jane the Virgin’s’ Gina Rodriguez on the Dangers of Being an It Girl: ‘Everything Comes to an End’

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While “Jane The Virgin” won Gina Rodriguez her first Golden Globe and is unequivocally her breakout moment, the actress has had brushes with fame before. In 2012, Rodriguez earned raves at the Sundance Film Festival for her lead performance in indie “Filly Brown,” and the actress admits she herself even bought into the hype. “With ‘Filly Brown,’ I thought — it’s Sundance, and I’m going to be this It Girl, I’m going to be like Jennifer Lawrence. I was ready to play a superhero! I’m ready to do this!” Rodriguez told TheWrap. “And it didn’t look like that. »


- Linda Ge

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Donald Trump Renews Attack on Mexico: ‘Tremendous Infectious Disease Is Pouring Across the Border’

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Donald Trump is not backing down on his incendiary attacks on Mexican immigration — and even expanded his criticism Monday to include disease streaming across the southern border of the United States. “The largest suppliers of heroin, cocaine and other illicit drugs are Mexican cartels that arrange to have Mexican immigrants trying to cross the borders and smuggle in the drugs,” Trump said in a rambling three-page statement released online Monday. “Likewise, tremendous infectious disease is pouring across the border,” he added. “The United States has become a dumping ground for Mexico and, in fact, for many other parts of the. »


- Kathy Zerbib

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Shark Week Reveals First Look of Swell Shark in ‘Alien Shark: Close Encounters’ Clip (Exclusive Video)

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In a new clip from Monday’s episode of “Alien Sharks: Close Encounters,” researchers get an up-close look at the swell shark, the leopard-patterned shark billed as “notoriously bad swimmers.” The special is part of Discovery’s 28th annual Shark Week summer programming block, which began Sunday. Scientists observe the way the leopard shark’s skin behaves under different light conditions, noting that its bio-fluorescent properties are used both to identify other swell sharks and to camouflage itself against a reef. Also read: Eli Roth in Talks to Direct Giant Shark Movie 'Meg' for Warner Bros. “Alien Sharks: »


- Reid Nakamura

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Netflix, Amazon Reject ‘Hannibal': Bryan Fuller ‘Still Investigating Possibilities’ for Season 4

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Hannibal” won’t go on at Netflix or Amazon, who have both passed on picking up new episodes of the canceled NBC drama, according to showrunner Bryan Funner. “I’M Sorry To Report @amazon And @netflix Have Passed On #Hannibal S4,” he answered a fan on Twitter. “But We’Re Still Investigating Possibilities.” The series, which stars Mads Mikkelsen as iconic cannibal Hannibal Lecter, has been a critical darling, though never a ratings hit. Hugh Dancy stars as FBI serial killer profiler Will Graham, and Laurence Fishburne appears as Jack Crawford, the agent-in-charge of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit in Quantico, »


- Linda Ge

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See NBA Star Kevin Love, Olympic Swimmer Natalie Coughlin’s Naked Covers for Espn’s Body Issue

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The biggest names in sports have stripped down to their natural glory once again for Espn The Magazine’s seventh annual Body Issue. Proving they are in top shape as well as being at the top of their game, Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love, Washington Nationals’ outfielder Bryce Harper, Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin, new World Cup champion Ali Krieger and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. are among the stars baring all. The most highly anticipated issue of Espn The Magazine of the year feature 24 athletes in total — all 100 percent naked — sharing secrets of their success on and off the field. »


- Debbie Emery

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Jerry Weintraub Appreciation: A Hollywood Mogul Straight Out of Central Casting

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Even if you discount the movies he made and the artists he managed and the tours he promoted and all the rest, you have to give Jerry Weintraub this: He looked, talked and acted just like a Hollywood mogul was supposed to look, talk and act. Weintraub, who died at the age of 77 on Monday, played that part on screen a few times, both in the “Ocean’s Eleven” movies he produced and in “National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation,” where he played the fast-talking, high-rolling, smooth-operating “Jilly From Philly” with such ease that you figured he was really just playing Jerry. »


- Steve Pond

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‘The View’s’ Raven-Symoné Dissed by Nicolle Wallace During Fame, Autograph-Agony Talk (Video)

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Things got contentious on Monday’s edition of “The View” when co-host Nicolle Wallace questioned newly-minted Raven-Symoné about how many autographs the actress has to sign. When Raven-Symoné said her hand gets cramped when signing autographs for fans, Wallace chimed in, “You’re that famous?” Symoné did not look too happy about the comment, but Wallace couldn’t contain her laughter. “And that’s why I love you, Nicolle,” the former “Cosby Show” star said. “Keep me in check, as you should. Keep me right in check.” Wallace explained herself, saying you would have to sign a lot of signatures to get a cramp. »


- Joe Otterson

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Ted Cruz Raises $51 Million in First 3 Months

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Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and groups supporting his presidential campaign have raised more than $51 million since launching his bid for the White House three months ago. The campaign said the 175,000 individual donations averaged about $81. About $10 million came in during the second quarter of the year. Most of Cruz’s donations derived from the four outside spending groups supporting him. Final figures from the political action committees have yet to be released, but according to the campaign, the groups have brought in more than $37 million. Also Read: Hillary Clinton Raises $45 Million Since Campaign Launch, Breaks Obama Record In April, Cruz’s »


- Itay Hod

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George Clooney Remembers ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ Producer Jerry Weintraub

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George Clooney is honoring the memory of his “Ocean’s Eleven” producer Jerry Weintraub in a poignant statement released to TheWrap. Weintraub died in Santa Barbara of heart failure on Monday. He was 77. Read Clooney’s full statement below: “In the coming days there will be tributes, about our friend Jerry Weintraub. We’ll laugh at his great stories, and applaud his accomplishments. And in the years to come the stories and accomplishments will get better with age, just as Jerry would have wanted it. But not today. Today our friend died. To his family and friends, Amal and I send our love. »


- Kathy Zerbib

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‘Karate Kid’ Star Ralph Macchio Remembers Producer Jerry Weintraub: ‘You Were 1 of a Kind’

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Ralph Macchio has paid tribute to Jerry Weintraub, the producer behind the “Karate Kid” film series that propelled the actor to stardom. “So sad at loss of Jerry Weintraub, you were 1 of a kind, my friend. Last of a breed. So glad I got to be ‘that kid,”‘ Macchio tweeted. Macchio starred in the original 1984 “Karate Kid,” which grossed over $90 million upon its release. Macchio also starred in two subsequent sequels in 1986 and 1989, which Weintraub also produced. Also Read: George Clooney Remembers 'Ocean's Eleven' Producer Jerry Weintraub Macchio was among many offering their condolences on the passing of the legendary. »


- Joe Otterson

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Espn Flees Donald Trump Golf Course in ESPYs Tournament Move

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Espn is the latest company to distance itself from Donald Trump. The network will move its Espy Celebrity Golf Classic on July 14 from Trump National Golf Club to Pelican Hill Golf Club, it announced on Monday. During his presidential launch speech, the real estate mogul referred to Mexican immigrants as “rapists” who bring crime and drugs into the United States, sparking a firestorm of backlash. Espn’s event will benefit cancer research for minority populations including Hispanics, prompting the company to rethink the suitability of Trump’s location for such a cause. Also Read: Donald Trump's Worst Week Ever: From NBC Breakup to Reelz'. »


- Kathy Zerbib

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Ron Livingston, Anna Camp, Vincent Kartheiser Cast as ‘Saints & Strangers’ Leads (Exclusive)

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Ron Livingston, Anna Camp and Vincent Kartheiser are among the “saints” marching in on National Geographic Channel’s miniseries, “Saints & Strangers,” network insiders told TheWrap. Joining the trio as “Saints” are Barry Sloane and Michael Jibson. The “Strangers” will be played by Ray Stevenson, Natascha McElhone and Brian F. O’Byrne, while the Native Americans include Raoul TrujilloTatanka Means and Kalani Queypo. The epic explores the trials and tribulations of the first settlers at Plymouth: 101 men, women and children who sailed on a chartered ship for a place they had ever seen, according to Nat Geo’s summary. Of this group, »


- Tony Maglio

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Amanda Peterson, Patrick Dempsey’s Co-Star in ’80s Classic ‘Can’t Buy Me Love,’ Dead at 43

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Amanda Peterson, the actress who played Patrick Dempsey‘s leading lady in the beloved 1987 movie “Can’t Buy Me Love,” was found dead in her Greeley, Colorado, home on Sunday, police told TheWrap. She was 43. Peterson starred as Cindy Mancini, a cheerleader paid by Dempsey’s character to pose as his girlfriend so he could climb the social ladder at his Arizona high school. Directed by Steve Rash, the film sits in a canon of ’80s fare alongside John Hughes and other angst masters. The film’s title is taken from The Beatles song of the same name. Also Read: »


- Matt Donnelly

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Bill Cosby Admits to Obtaining Quaaludes to Give to Women

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Bill Cosby obtained Quaaludes to give to young women he intended to have sex with, the comedian admitted in a 2005 deposition. During the court proceedings, Cosby testified that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and “other people.” The Associated Press first reported details of the newly-unsealed documents on Monday, after compelling the court to release the legal papers filed in federal court in Pennsylvania on Nov. 21, 2005. The AP reported that Cosby’s lawyers had objected to the documents being released because they would “embarrass” their client. Cosby had been testifying under oath during a sexual assault »


- Linda Ge

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‘Walking Dead’ Star Emily Kinney Joins ‘Masters of Sex’

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The Walking Dead” actress Emily Kinney has joined Season 3 of Showtime series “Masters of Sex,” which stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as famed sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Kinney will appear in a multi-episode arc as “Nora,” Bill and Libby Masters’ neighbor as a child who returns in her 20s and volunteers to become a sex surrogate in the next phase of Masters and Johnson’s research. Best known as Beth Greene on AMC’s hit horror series, Kinney has also appeared in recurring roles and guest appearances on television shows including “The Following,” “The Good Wife, »


- Deborah Day

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