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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.”

POSTED: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 11:22 AM

Back in the beginning of November, the Associated Press sat down with embattled comedian Bill Cosby and his wife to discuss an art exhibit in Washington, D.C., eventually moving the conversation to the sexual assault allegations that have come back into the public eye recently. Cosby, as he has been wont to do, replied with a "no comment" and asked for the footage's "scuttling." 

"No, no, we don't answer that," Cosby responded when asked about the bit from comedian Hannibal Buress criticizing the 77-year-old star that went viral in October. "There is no comment about that and I'll tell you why: I think you were told. I don't want to compromise your integrity, but I don't talk about it."

Following that, the interview turns back to the art exhibit, with Cosby eventually bringing back the sexual assault allegations he had non-discussed earlier: 



POSTED: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 10:41 AM
Comedy Central.

New Jersey's state legislature recently passed a bill banning gestation crates for pigs, with Humane Society reports indicating that they tend to drive the animals insane. Gov. Chris Christie, however, has until December to decide on a veto for the bill — and, in fact, recently told a group of Iowa pig farmers that he would do so despite a 93 percent support rate among Jersey's voters.

Last night on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart took issue with that line of thinking, calling the situation Christie's "pig problem."

"So let me get this straight: Purely to advance his personal political goals, Chris Christie is going to veto a bill almost unanimously supported by the people of New Jersey," Stewart said, " which is weird, considering the kind of guy Chris Christie always says he is."

POSTED: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 8:43 AM
Filed Under: Celebrities & Gossip
Raven-Symone, 23rd Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. (WENN)

Actress Raven-Symone has shut down a joke report suggesting her former TV dad Bill Cosby molested her when she was six.

The comedian has been hit with three rape allegations in the past week, including one from model-turned-TV personality Janice Dickinson, but his former The Cosby Show co-star insists her name won't be joining the list of accusers. She was targeted on parody site Hip-HopHangover in a story suggesting the actress had filed molestation charges against Cosby after the show's 1992 series finale.

The piece was clearly a joke, but many readers thought it was for real and it became a gossip item online.

POSTED: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 4:43 PM
Don Lemon interviews Joan Tarshis on CNN. (Image via CNN)

Last night, CNN's Don Lemon interviewed Bill Cosby rape accuser Joan Tarshis, ultimately asking Tarshis if she had considered biting the comedian's penis during an alleged sexual assault in 1969. He has since issued an apology for his line of questioning. 

"A word about my interview last night with Cosby accuser Joan Tarshis," Lemon said today on CNN. "As I am a victim myself, I would never want to suggest that any victim could have prevented a rape. If my question to her struck anyone as insensitive, I am sorry as that certainly was not my intention." 

In 2010, Lemon said that he was a victim of a pedophile.

POSTED: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 5:56 PM
Lammily doll is a doll with realistic proportions, modeled after an average 19-year-old girl (according to data from the CDC). (YouTube)

Move over, Barbie. There’s a new, more realistic looking, doll in town. Her name is Lammily doll and kids love her.

Lammily doll, aptly named after her creator, began as a crowdfunded project by inventor Nickolay Lamm. Lamm needed $95,000 to make enough of his doll to be distributed. Lammily doll, modeled after an average 19-year-old girl (according to data from the CDC), ended up raising more than $500,000 in eight months. With the extra capital, he was able to invest in unusual stickers for Lammily. Each sticker is a physical feature that many girls experience at one point or another — there are stickers for acne, freckles, stretch marks and even cellulite. 

"Every one of our bodies is different, so we should not be aspiring to some idealized standard,” Lamm wrote on his blog. While Lammily currently only comes in one form, Lamm expects to expand her appearance to include different ethnicities and body shapes.



POSTED: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 1:48 PM
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Comedian Bill Cosby attends 2014 American Comedy Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

NBC has canceled plans for a new Bill Cosby sitcom as sexual assault allegations pile up against the 77-year-old comedian, joining Netflix in the list of media providers moving away from plans involving the star.

The Comcast-owned NBC first announced plans for the unnamed Cosby sitcom back in January — one that would follow a similar format as The Cosby Show in terms of a proposed half-hour runtime and family-oriented subject matter. The news spread quickly, even garnering headlines like "Can Bill Cosby save NBC comedy, or will he struggle like Michael J. Fox?," as HitFix wondered early this year.

POSTED: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 12:41 PM
Actor Jaden Smith (L) and actress Willow Smith attend the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch Presented by MAC Viva Glam at Private Residence on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca (Getty Images)

Did you ever wonder what happens when two rich teenagers existentially ponder the basic theories of relativity, time, and the reason for life? No? Neither did anyone else. But that hasn’t stopped Willow and Jaden Smith from doing it in a predictably obnoxious way.

Willow’s and Jaden’s Twitter accounts are already mind-blowing. They're known for tweeting things like this:

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