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Bill Cosby Accuser -- Records Rap Attack After D.A. Rejects Case (Audio)

  • TMZ
The woman who alleges Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion is getting revenge with a rap diss track that's so bad ... you can't Not listen to it. The L.A. County D.A. rejected Chloe Goins' case last week, saying Cosby had an alibi, plus the statute of limitations had run out. An angry Goins decided to fire back at Cos by getting in the studio with a producer in Southern Cal ... according to the Daily Mail.
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Adam Sandler gets real with Howard Stern: 'When you used to slam me, it would break my heart'

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Adam Sandler gets real with Howard Stern: 'When you used to slam me, it would break my heart'
Now that Howard Stern has re-signed with Sirius Xm, fans blissfully have five more years of insightful, raucous longform celebrity interviews to look forward to. First up: Adam Sandler, who made his first-ever "Stern" appearance this morning to promote his new (critically-lambasted) Netflix original movie "The Ridiculous 6." In a year full of surprising A-list guests like Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jada Pinkett Smith and Drew Barrymore -- none of whom fans could have envisioned setting foot in Studio 69 just a couple of years ago -- Sandler is just the latest unlikely interviewee to take a seat on the purple couch. Indeed, the "SNL" star-turned-box-office-king was repeatedly slammed by the King of All Media earlier in his career -- and in one of the sit-down's most striking moments, Sandler addressed the elephant in the room when he told Howard that, yes, the digs hurt. "When you used to slam me it would
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‘Family Guy’ Imagines How ‘The Cosby Show’ Opening Might Look Today

Last night’s episode of Fox’s Family Guy had some fun with the low-hanging fruit that The Cosby Show has become. With the Griffins and others gathered ’round the tube, they and we see a tooned-up Cos in familiar bad sweater doing his familiar bad dance — but with his female co-stars a little less lively. As if the “knowing what we now know” bit couldn’t be any purer comedy gold, add appearances from “guest stars” Bonnie Franklin and a half-dressed Bea Arthur — and even a…
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Eddie Murphy's Return to Stand-Up!!! Crowd Roars at Cosby Impression

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Eddie Murphy ended a 28 year dry spell by returning to the stage to do stand-up, and he slayed with his Bill Cosby impression. Eddie was at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. to receive the Mark Twain Prize for humor, when he noted Cosby was a past recipient.  It's interesting ... Eddie refused to do Cos back in February at the SNL 40th Anniversary special. Norm Macdonald said Ed didn't want to "kick a man when he's down.
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Jimmie Walker -- Bill Cosby Was Always Banging Women ... Everyone Knows That! (Video)

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Sitcom legend Jimmie "Jj" Walker is shocked by the outrage over Bill Cosby ... because he thought it was common knowledge Cos was nailing women on the side.  The ex "Good Times" star was out in L.A. when a photog asked about the Cosby scandal. Walker admits he was surprised to hear Cosby used Quaaludes and other drugs on women, but claims he witnessed Cosby hooking up all the time.   Walker, who's worked with Cosby
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'Trainwreck' director Judd Apatow channels Bill Cosby on 'The Tonight Show'

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'Trainwreck' director Judd Apatow channels Bill Cosby on 'The Tonight Show'
"Trainwreck" director Judd Apatow has been a relentless critic of Bill Cosby's since the rape allegations resurfaced in the media. During a promotional appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," Apatow got to simultaneously return to his stand-up comedy roots while skewering The Cos with a cruel and reasonably accurate impression (and one that also calls back to the punchline from Eddie Murphy's Cosby routine from "Eddie Murphy Raw"). It comes at about the 2:35 minute mark of this clip, after he first jokes about his own modest level of fame and what it's like to live in a house with three women:
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Bill Cosby -- Alerts Playboy Mansion ... I Need Ammo Against Accuser

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Bill Cosby and his attorneys are turning the Playboy Mansion upside down ... and hitting up Hugh Hefner for anything to help take down Cosby's latest sexual assault accuser.TMZ broke the story ... Chloe Goins filed criminal charges against Cosby for an alleged 2008 incident at the Mansion ... where she claims Cosby was masturbating and sucking her toes.Sources inside the Mansion tell TMZ ... Cosby's team reacted immediately -- asking if Hef's security team has
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler -- Because Y'See ... Bill Cosby Jokes Kill at Golden Globe Awards

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did what they said they would do ... take shots at Bill Cosby during their opening monologue at the Golden Globe Awards -- and they went in Hard!Tina and Amy turned their opening into a full roast of Cosby's rape allegations -- each doing impressions of the Cos talking about slipping pills to unsuspecting women.Perhaps surprisingly, the Hollywood crowd ate it up. There were a few shocked faces,
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler exit the Golden Globes in a blaze of glory

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler exit the Golden Globes in a blaze of glory
Midway through their monologue as hosts of the 2015 Golden Globes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler noted that they were never going to host the show again, and were thus free to do whatever they wanted. This started out as them playing a mock game of Who Would You Rather? about men in the audience — Fey, on wanting to have sex with Richard Linklater, noted it would be "Five minutes, once a year" — but the true freedom that came with knowing they didn't have to worry about being invited back didn't manifest itself for another minute or two. While running through the plots of some of the nominated films, Poehler said, "In 'Into the Woods, Cinderella runs from her prince, Rapunzel is thrown from a tower for her prince, and Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby," This led to Fey — who snuck in a few
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Dr. Phil Gets Into the Act Hosting the Lastest Bill Cosby Accuser (watch!)

Dr. Phil, who can seem ghoulish himself sometimes, has jumped into the Bill Cosby scandal. He’s hosting the latest victim on his show, a woman only identified as “Lisa” who tells a now familiar tale about the Cos’. It will be interesting to see what Dr. Phil, a former psychologist (not even a psychiatrist), concludes about Cosby’s behavior. Phil, full name Phil McGraw, is known for tough love prescriptions ...Read More
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'South Park' Takes on Bill Cosby ... Baby There's an Assault Outside

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"South Park" took a slightly-pervy sounding Christmas song, infused the Bill Cosby allegations, and the result was a little creepy and kinda funny.A hologram-version of Cosby attempts to keep Taylor Swift in his home by singing "Baby It's Cold Outside" ... and eventually holo-Cos offers her a drink ... just like many of his accusers say he did to them. Later in the episode, Cosby and Swift are seen getting closer -- but, as you can imagein,
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Review: "Hickey & Boggs" (1972) Starring Bill Cosby And Robert Culp, Blu-ray Release From Kino Lorber

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By Lee Pfeiffer

Bill Cosby has been in the news a lot lately, though undoubtedly not in a way he would prefer. Lost in the on-going debate about his career as a legendary comedian and sitcom star and how this affects allegations of sexual assaults, is the fact that Cos at one time showed considerable skill in rare dramatic roles. One such case was a now relatively obscure 1972 detective flick he starred in for United Artists. Largely forgotten by the general public due to very limited exposure since its release, Hickey & Boggs has been released on Blu-ray by Kino Lorber. (It was initially released a few years ago on DVD by MGM's burn-to-order division.)  The film's primary merit is that it reunited I Spy co-stars Bill Cosby and Robert Culp (though by this time, Cosby's fame had eclipsed Culp's, thus resulting in his receiving top billing). In their classic TV show,
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What Will Happen to Bill Cosby’s NBC Show and Netflix Special?

  • Vulture
What Will Happen to Bill Cosby’s NBC Show and Netflix Special?
This summer, NBC execs were very happy to talk about the new sitcom they were developing for Bill Cosby. “We’re very committed, and that’s an important show for us,” Peacock entertainment president Jennifer Salke told reporters at NBC’s portion of the TV Critics Association summer press tour in July, announcing that former Glee star Mike O’Malley had agreed to write the new Cosby show (with another sitcom vet, Mike Sikowitz). A month later, Netflix was equally eager to kvell about Cos, saying it was “thrilled” to include a set by the comedy icon on its ambitious new slate of stand-up specials. But following a flurry of attention to decades-old allegations of sexual assault by Cosby against multiple women, as well as a brand-new accusation, NBC and Netflix have suddenly gone silent: When Vulture inquired about the status of the projects, both companies replied with a terse “no comment.
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Adult Swim’s 'Black Dynamite' is the latest to bash Bill Cosby

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Adult Swim’s 'Black Dynamite' is the latest to bash Bill Cosby
Adult Swim’s “Black Dynamite” is the latest to bash Bill Cosby The latest shot at Cosby, revolving around a “Cosby Coon Renewal Program,” has nothing to do with the rape allegations. In Friday’s episode, titled “Sweet Bill’s Badass Song or Cos Ain’t Himself,” Cosby is portrayed as a villain who kidnaps all the “blackity-black” actors in an effort to get them to “stop cooning in Black Hollywood.” The timely episode has been in the works for a year. Discovery's “Eaten Alive” could kill an anaconda Dr. Jesús A. Rivas, who specializes in the green anaconda that the Discovery special is using explains: "When they swallow a prey, because they don't have the respiratory system that we do, they can either swallow or breathe. They can't do both. So during the time the prey goes through what would be the throat, they have to do that in apnea.
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Summer sitcom rewind: 'The Cosby Show' - 'Theo's Holiday'

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Summer sitcom rewind: 'The Cosby Show' - 'Theo's Holiday'
We're continuing this periodic summer project where we revisit classic sitcom episode. Last week, we did a "NewsRadio" double feature, and today we're going to talk about one of my favorite episodes of "The Cosby Show," called "Theo's Holiday," coming up just as soon as my corporate headquarters has 49 floors but no phone... Periodically throughout the latter half of the 20th century, various TV genres would be declared dead and buried. Some of them actually stayed dead, more or less, like the Western, while others lay fallow, waiting for the right show to bring the public mood back to it. In the early '80s, the sitcom was the genre being put out to pasture, falling behind dramas of various stripes, from the lofty ambitions of "Hill Street Blues" and "St. Elsewhere" to the soapy environs of "Dallas" and "Dynasty" to the comedy/drama/action mix of "Magnum, P.I.
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Review: "I Spy: The Complete Series" From Timeless Media

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Timeless Media, which is affiliated with Shout! Factory, has released the classic 1960s TV series "I Spy" in a boxed set that contains all 82 episodes. Although Image Entertainment had released the series previously on DVD, this marks the first time the show is available in its entirety in one set. The show was one of many TV series that capitalized on the recent success of the James Bond films. Suddenly, TV and cinemas were playing spy-related fare virtually non-stop. NBC had some of the best elements of the spymania craze with "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.", Get Smart" and "I Spy". The latter series premiered in 1965 and ran three seasons through 1968. It presented Robert Culp as Kelly Robinson, who uses his status as an international tennis pro as a cover for his activities as a CIA agent. He is assisted by his good friend Alexander Scott (Bill Cosby), who ostensibly is his trainer,
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Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen win American Comedy Awards

Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen win American Comedy Awards
Amy Poehler and her NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation were big winners at last night’s American Comedy Awards, taking home the trophies for best comedy actress in television and top TV program.

The pre-taped awards ceremony made its broadcast network debut, airing on NBC for the first time. Craig Robinson and the Nasty Delicious served as the house band for the ACAs, which honored Bill Cosby with the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence. While introducing The Cos, Chris Rock acknowledged the strong, positive influence the comedian brought to a mainstream audience, saying: “Without The Cosby Show back then,
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Jimmy Fallon impersonates Bill Cosby, in front of Bill Cosby -- Video

Jimmy Fallon impersonates Bill Cosby, in front of Bill Cosby -- Video
Jimmy Fallon took his special rapport with other celebrities — or is that total fanboy fawning? – to a new level last night when Bill Cosby stopped by The Tonight Show.

When the comedy legend took the stage, Fallon admitted that he can’t help but break out his Cosby impersonation while in his presence. “Because when I talk to you,” the late-night host said, pausing between words, “I…slow…everything…down….” Fallon even broke out those famous Cosby Show dance moves. The only thing he was missing, in fact, was a Cosby sweater:

The Cos, meanwhile, was a good sport, giving
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See a clip from Bill Cosby's first concert special in 30 years -- Exclusive Video

It’s been a few years since Bill Cosby filmed a concert special. Thirty, to be specific. Now, the legendary comedian/TV star returns to the stage in Far From Finished, a new Comedy Central stand-up special that debuts Nov. 23. In the 90-minute gig, which was filmed in Los Angeles over the summer, the 76-year-old Cos riffs on relationships, marriage, children and more. (And don’t worry, even though this is Comedy Central, he’s still working clean.) Want a sneak peek? Check out the following clip, in which Cosby rearranges the chess pieces on the marriage board.

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Stewart Lee causes Fringe rumpus, while Us standup causes outrage

Edinburgh corporatisation is the new hot topic, while American comic Dane Cook courts controversy by joking about the Aurora shootings – plus your take on the week's comedy events

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Hot on the heels of Stewart Lee's broadside against the state of the Edinburgh Fringe in The Guardian, more reasons to be cheerless for the corporate comedy industry: Us standup Patton Oswalt used his keynote speech at Montreal's Just for Laughs festival to tell them: "We don't need you."The comic used his address to claim that technology has dramatically reduced the power of TV execs and agents, who could no longer act as gatekeepers. "Our careers no longer depend on people in plush offices dishing out luck," he said. Standups are in charge of their own creativity and productivity.

"If you try to control this wildness," Oswalt told his industry audience, "then we'll just walk away – no hard feelings.
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