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POSTED: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:03 PM
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Comedian/actor Bill Cosby performs at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on September 26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Queen Latifah has canceled an appearance by Philly funnyman Bill Cosby on her show, the Queen Latifah Show, following the resurfacing of accusations of sexual assaults in a bit by comedian Hannibal Buress. As TMZ reports, Latifah's producers apparently just "didn't want the association."

Buress used the bit earlier this month at a Philadelphia date, saying that Cosby has the "smuggest old black man persona." As per Philly mag:

“It’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the f---in’ smuggest old black man persona that I hate,” Buress said. “He gets on TV, ‘Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the 80s! I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom!’ Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches.”

POSTED: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 2:23 PM
Funny or Die.

As we saw earlier this week, walking through the streets of a major city as a woman sadly includes almost continual harassment and catcalls. But walking through the streets of a major city as a white man? Well, that's pretty easy.

Funny or Die took to the streets of Manhattan to prove the point in their parody video of Shoshana B. Roberts' initial take, recording more than 100 examples of what only can be described as "street privilege." For 10 hours, our unnamed white subject walked around New York, experiencing shocking instances of respect, perks, and free swag. 

POSTED: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 1:17 PM

You may not have recognized him without the trademark grey suit and red bowtie, but that was Paul Reubens on The Tonight Show last night. The big topic: a brand new Pee-wee Herman movie with producer Judd Apatow. 

The film actually has been in the works for about three years, all the while with Apatow attached. However, news about Reubens' effort for another Pee-wee fell of shortly after its announcement in 2011. Naturally, Fallon just had to ask. 

"There is going to be one," Reubens said when asked about another big adventure for Pee-wee. "I was hoping I could make this huge announcement tonight, but it's a week away."

POSTED: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7:01 PM
T-Pain and pianist Toro at NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert. (screenshot via YouTube)

Ever wonder how T-Pain sounds without Auto-Tune? Well, you can stop wondering now because he graced us with a pretty sweet a cappella session. 

The R&B and hip hop star joined NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert along with his pianist he called Toro.

T-Pain took it down a few notches and sang “Buy U a Drank,” “Up Down” and his new song “Drankin’ Patna.”

POSTED: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 4:24 PM

LOS ANGELES ( - Amy Poehler and "Game of Thrones" novelist George R.R. Martin both stopped by "Late Night with Seth Meyers" Tuesday, and Meyers and Poehler teamed up to quiz Martin on his knowledge of his own books.

Quizzing Martin on quotes, or in the case of "F--! You cut off my f---- hand!," paraphrases, from the books, Meyers and Poehler showed viewers that even the esteemed writer has a hard time keeping track of who said what in his sprawling fantasy series.

After Martin finished tripping up on the curveballs Poehler threw him, the two took a shot backstage exchanging each others' newly released books - "Yes Please" by Poehler and "The World of Ice and Fire" by Martin. 

POSTED: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 1:13 PM
Filed Under: Celebrities & Gossip
Jimmy Kimmel noted that we're bound to see an onslaught of Elsas this Halloween, from the sweet to the sexy to the sad. (YouTube)
Are you tired of seeing little girls dressed in icy-blue gowns? Well, Jimmy Kimmel wants you to "let it go." The late-night host noted that we're bound to see an onslaught of Elsas this Halloween, from the sweet to the sexy. But rather than slam the door on these trick-or-treaters, Jimmy has some tips for embracing the Frozen frenzy. Watch the video above and learn how you can survive the #Elsaween.

This story was originally published on POPSUGAR Moms. See it here

POSTED: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:25 PM

Historically, we've felt underappreciated as a city for a number of reasons. But today, we can rest assured that there is one group out there that totally gets Philadelphia's greatness: Vampires. 

Real estate broker blog Redfin recently put together a list of the "10 best US cities to be a vampire," including cities like Seattle, Atlanta, and Baltimore. Philly, however, came out on top, and here's why: 

  • Cloudy days: 160
  • Bar Hours: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • # of Blood Banks and Drives: 548
  • Homes for Sale Near Cemeteries Ranking: 2 

OK, so the bar hours are wrong, but you see what they're going for: Lots of cloudy days to keep that whole "explode into flames in the presence of the sun's rays" thing to a minimum, tons of blood drive feast potential, and plenty of homes for sale near cemeteries. We are, in effect, a vampire's real estate dream. You know, if vampires can dream.

POSTED: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 11:38 AM
In the condensed, two-minute public service announcement, Shoshana B. Robert is harassed over 100 times walking through Manhattan wearing a nondescript black t-shirt and dark pants. (via YouTube)

Hollaback, an organization dedicated to combating street harassment, followed and videotaped Shoshana B. Roberts for 10 hours as she walked through the streets of New York City. What the video reveals is unsurprising—Roberts was addressed more than 100 times by random men in what she categorizes as street harassment.

In the condensed, two-minute public service announcement, Robert’s wears a nondescript black t-shirt and dark pants. Her plain appearance, though, doesn’t quell the hollers.

From “Have a nice evening,” to “God bless you Mami,” to my personal favorite, “Hey, look it there! I just found a thousand dollars,” Roberts remains stoic and silent in the face of comments directed toward her, which obviously frustrated some of her harassers. One man told her to smile and when she didn’t, he yelled it louder. Another man told Roberts she should say ‘thank you’ because a stranger was positively acknowledging her appearance.

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