Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby was slammed and mocked by social media users after tweeting a tribute to the late soul singer Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at the age of 76. Cosby, 81, tweeted his thanks to Franklin, who sang the song for television sitcom “A Different World,” a spin-off of “The Cosby Show” that focused on Denise Huxtable played by Lisa Bonet. “Aretha Franklin – I want to thank her for her wonderful voice singing the theme song of 'A Different World.' She made a big, strong, positive impact on that series,” Cosby tweeted. He then said he would play Franklin's music as he bid farewell to the "Queen of Soul." “I am playing a cut from her CD – the title of the song is 'Wholy
There was a time when being compared to Bill Cosby and Louis C.K. would be a high compliment for a comedian. But the times have clearly changed, as Kathy Griffin demonstrated on Friday. “My Life on the D-List” alum Griffin, who's currently engaged in a tour after suffering career fallout for posing with what appeared to be the decapitated head of President Donald Trump last year, went off on a reporter for comparing her to Bill Cosby, Al Franken and Louis C.K., who have also recently found themselves in hot water, though for considerably different reasons. Latest Videos from The Wrap Now Playing 'Sharp Objects': Eliza Scanlen on Playing Amy Adams' 'Rebellious' Little Sister With 'Balls' Media:
Aretha Franklin’s ex-husband has said the late Queen of Soul was “so strong” in the final days of her battle with pancreatic cancer as he "held onto hope" of her recovery. Glynn Turman, who was married to Franklin from 1978 to 1984, flew to Detroit to visit her before her death on Thursday morning. Turman, who was there with Stevie Wonder, said they were “both in a mood of trying to hold onto the hope that everything would be alright” during the flight.
The US Supreme Court could discuss in late September whether to take up a Massachusetts lawsuit filed against disgraced entertainer Bill Cosby by a woman who says he raped her in the 1970s. A petition from the accuser, Kathrine Mae McKee, to have the high court review her case was distributed to the justices Wednesday to discuss at their conference scheduled for Sept. 24, according to court records. Distributing the petition for a writ of certiorari and related documents to the justices is a routine step and does not mean they'll grant certiorari (take up the case), or even discuss the matter during the Sept. 24 conference. The Supreme Court agrees to hear only a fraction of the petitions it receives each year.
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The board of visitors of The College of William & Mary has voted to rescind an honorary degree awarded to comedian and actor Bill Cosby. The board issued a statement Friday saying that since it awarded the Masters of Arts degree in 1993, "information came to light and was confirmed that Mr. Cosby engaged in abhorrent conduct antithetical to our university's core values." Cosby was convicted in April of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004. He faces sentencing Sept. 24. Several schools have rescinded honorary degrees bestowed on Cosby, including Temple University, his alma mater. In June, three Maryland universities
He also appeared in 'Love at First Bite' and 'The Jerk' and co-created a short-lived Dudley Moore sitcom. David Landsberg, an actor, screenwriter and producer who appeared opposite Don Rickles on CPO Sharkey and penned and produced episodes of Bill Cosby's CBS sitcom, has died. He was 73. Landsberg died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from complications that arose from surgery for esophageal cancer, his daughter, Caryn O'Neill, told The Hollywood Reporter. Landsberg also wrote and/or produced episodes of Blossom, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Herman's Head, Fantasy Island, The New Love Boat and The John Larroquette Show and co-created with Brenda Hampton (7th Heaven) a
Bill Cosby should be classified as a sexually violent predator, according to an assessment issued by Pennsylvania's Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. A court document filed by the Montgomery County district attorney's office Tuesday asks to schedule a hearing on the assessment so a judge can make the final determination of whether the comedian will be classified as sexually violent. The 81-year-old was convicted April 26 on three counts of aggravated indecent assault related to accusations he had drugged and assaulted Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. The weekslong trial included testimony from five other women who also have accused Cosby of similar sexual misconduct, but the conviction only relates to the allegations from Constand.
The Sexual Offenders Assessment Board is recommending to the court that recently convicted Bill Cosby be classified as a sexually violent predator. According to the Assocaited Press, The Montgomery County District Attorney requested a hearing regarding the report on Tuesday where a judge will determine if Cosby will be classified as a sexually violent predator. Following his conviction, the state law requires Cosby to register as a sex offender and the possible prediator classification would result in increased treatment in prison and increased notification of neighbors when and if he is released. In April, Cosby was convicted of drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in January 2004.
FILE PHOTO: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby exits Montgomery County Courthouse after a jury convicted him in a sexual assault retrial in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Reuters By Joseph Ax (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania state advisory board recommended that Bill Cosby be deemed a "sexually violent predator," requiring that the convicted comedian undergo counseling as well as register as a sex offender for life, prosecutors said on Tuesday. The 81-year-old entertainer, known as "America's Dad" for his role in the 1980s TV hit "The Cosby Show," was found guilty in April of drugging and sexually assaulting a former friend at his Philadelphia-area home in 2004.