Friday, November 21, 2014
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POSTED: Friday, November 21, 2014, 2:30 PM
Philly Jesus uses his staff like a hockey stick as he skates in Dilworth Plaza outside City Hall, as seen on a BBC video.

Philly Jesus didn't walk across the water, but his news of mission has crossed the Atlantic, thanks to a new video by the BBC.

Actually, Philly Jesus does stride across water during the footage.

Frozen water.

POSTED: Friday, November 21, 2014, 1:18 PM
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Host Bill Cosby speaks onstage at the 2011 Jackie Robinson Foundation awards gala atThe Waldorf=Astoria on March 7, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for The Jackie Robinson Foundation)

The list of women publicly accusing comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault or attempted assault continues to grow today with the addition of 71-year-old grandmother and New Hampshire resident, Kristina Ruehli. She is the 10th woman to accuse Cosby publicly, claiming that the comedian attempted to sexually assault her in 1965 — the earliest alleged yet.

Ruehli spoke with Philadelphia magazine's Victor Fiorillo today, saying that Cosby tried to force her to perform oral sex on him at his California home when she was 22. A young secretary for a talent agency at the time, Ruehli says that Cosby invited her and her co-workers to a party at his place after an airing of Hollywood Palace in 1965: 

When I arrived at his house -- it was probably around 10 p.m. -- I was surprised that there was no one else there. He was very well liked at the agency, and so I expected others to be there. But no one else arrived.

POSTED: Friday, November 21, 2014, 9:50 AM
A Campus view of Temple University with the well-known bell tower in the background. ( Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel / Staff Photographer )

Yesterday, news came that Temple University's Board of Trustees currently plans no move to act on comedian and fellow trustee Bill Cosby in the wake of sexual assault allegations cropping up this week. Satire, of course, responded in kind. 

"Stipulating that the funds be used for 'furthering the invalidation of sexual assault claims wherever they occur,'" begins a recent piece from The Onion, "an anonymous donation received Thursday by Temple University is reportedly intended to be used to build a center for discrediting rape allegations." 

The joke, of course, is that Bill Cosby is that anonymous donor, and that his apparent hopes to construct a center that would "act as a campuswide resource for damaging the reputation of rape victims" could somehow help in his current position. Unfortunately, the Onion piece stops short of a full satire, ending the piece with Temple's trustees turning down the fictitious donation:

POSTED: Friday, November 21, 2014, 9:17 AM
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: Actor Lou Ferrigno and wife Carla Ferrigno arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' 'This Is It' held at Nokia Theatre Downtown LA on October 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The number of women publicly alleging sexual attacks by once-beloved TV dad and comedian Bill Cosby continues to grow today, with Carla Ferrigno, wife and manager to "The Incredible Hulk" star Lou Ferrigno, claiming yesterday that Cosby attempted to force himself on her in 1967 when she was a teenager. 

Carla Ferrigno appeared on Los Angeles' Jon and Ken Show to discuss the allegations, saying that she ended up at Cosby's house one night after going on a date with one of his friends. Cosby's wife, Camille, was apparently home as Ferrigno and her date began to play pool. Via the Daily Mail:

POSTED: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 3:30 PM
Bill Cosby (2004). (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

This week began with two women, publicist Joan Tarshis and model Janice Dickinson, claiming publicly that comedian Bill Cosby raped them in separate incidents in 1969 and 1982, respectively.

Now, another woman, Florida nurse Theresa Serignese, claims that Cosby drugged and raped her in 1976

Serignese, 57, is the seventh woman to publicly accuse Cosby of sexual assault, and has identified herself as one of the 12 anonymous women — Jane Doe #10 — enlisted to testify against Cosby in Andrea Constand's 2005 case, which was settled out of court for an undisclosed sum. 

POSTED: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 2:51 PM
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)

On Wednesday Temple News reported that comedian, actor and university alum Bill Cosby will remain a Temple trustee.

When we reached out for comment, an official Temple spokesperson said: "Bill Cosby is currently a member of the board of a trustees." As for the future, there is no word.

This news comes in the wake of widespread controversy surrounding Cosby and multiple rape accusations made against the 77-year-old star.

POSTED: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 2:27 PM
"Family Feud" host Steve Harvey looks bewildered and perplexed after a contestant named Rod blurted out that what a burglar would never want to see is "Naked grandma!"

Family Feud host Steve Harvey shared some of his "favorite bad answers" on NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers.

But, no, these are not the dumbest answers ever.

First Harvey mentioned the classic response to "Name something a burglar would not want to see when he breaks into a house."



POSTED: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1:48 PM
Jennifer Lawrence and Donald Sutherland attend the photocall for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" at Corinthia Hotel London on November 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson (Getty Images)

If you needed one more reason to go see the newest installment of "The Hunger Games" franchise, it’s that legendary actor Donald Sutherland is quite literally singing the praises of young costar Jennifer Lawrence.

The “Fallen” star compared Lawrence to none other than Jesus during an E! News interview.

“When I worked with her, I realized the child was a genius,” said Sutherland, who plays President Snow in “The Hunger Games.” “She’s the right person at the right time in the sense of Joan of Arc or Jesus Christ, any genius, in that sense.”

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