Sunday, December 21, 2014

POSTED: Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 8:22 AM
Filed Under: Celebrities & Gossip
Bill Cosby and Camille Cosby arrive at the Apollo Theater's 75th Anniversary Gala Concert & Awards Ceremony. (WENN)

Bill Cosby's longtime wife Camille has finally broken her silence and condemned the sexual assault accusations made against her husband, suggesting he has become the "victim" in the media furor.

The veteran actor's reputation has taken a severe hit in recent weeks after more than 20 women went public with allegations of the star's inappropriate behavior, with reported incidents dating back decades. Former supermodel Beverly Johnson became Cosby's most high-profile accuser last week when she revealed he had allegedly attempted to drug and seduce her in the 1980s while she auditioned for a part on his hit sitcom "The Cosby Show." The comedian addressed the allegations over the weekend by urging critics and members of the media to view the claims "with a neutral mind", and now his wife Camille has thrown her support behind her husband of 50 years.

In a statement issued on Monday, Camille Cosby writes:

POSTED: Monday, December 15, 2014, 9:10 PM
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Bill Cosby performs at the 7th annual 'Stand Up For Heroes' event at Madison Square Garden on November 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Following Camille Cosby’s first public statement about the allegations facing her husband, Chloe Goins, now 24, claims Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008—well within the statute of limitations laws that have complicated previous allegations. She has reportedly already contacted the Los Angeles Police Department and is expected to soon give a statement to detectives.

Goins, a model and exotic dancer in Las Vegas, spoke exclusively to the Daily Mail on Monday, claiming that she and a friend were invited to the Playboy Mansion for a summer party when she was 18 in 2008. It was at that party that Goins says Cosby sexually assaulted her.

By the time they arrived, the party was already going, and Goins says she was quickly introduced to Cosby:

POSTED: Monday, December 15, 2014, 12:09 PM
COLLEGE STATION, TX - NOVEMBER 23: Actor Kevin Hart at the Special Screening of Screen Gems THE WEDDING RINGER at Texas A+M on November 23, 2014 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Screen Gems)

The trouble continues for upcoming Kevin Hart comedy The Wedding Ringer this week with Sony’s cancellation of a press junket to promote the film following the ongoing leak of documents and emails that began last month.

Initially set to start Sunday, the junket was intended to give reporters a closer look at the forthcoming Screen Gems movie. However, Screen Gems, which belongs to Sony Pictures Entertainment, announced over the weekend that the junket would be postponed to a later date. SPE, of course, was targeted last month by hacking group Guardians of Peace and suffered a leak that could be as large as 11,000 gigabytes in size. 

According to the New York Daily News, the junket was pushed back in order to guarantee that the press could “focus on the movie” rather than the email leak that has befallen SPE. 

POSTED: Monday, December 15, 2014, 11:36 AM
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Bradley Cooper Visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on October 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon')

The fallout from the Sony Pictures Entertainment security breach that netted thousands of gigabytes of information for hacking group Guardians of Peace continues today with news that Bradley Cooper’s upcoming, untitled movie with director Cameron Crowe is, well, a bit of a mess. 

In an email chain from last month, Sony executives discuss their excitement for several of next year’s tentpole films for the studio, including Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Annie. One film, however, appears to be little more than a nuisance: A Cameron Crowe-directed vehicle for Jenkintown’s own Bradley Cooper, featuring Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams and Bill Murray. 

Previously titled Deep Tiki, the project is referred to as “Untitled Cameron Crowe” in the email chain. It is described as an “action romance” that takes place in Hawaii and revolves around a military weapons consultant, and, in 2008, had Reese Witherspoon and Ben Stiller attached. That pair, however, dropped off due to scheduling problems shortly after being associated with the film. 

POSTED: Monday, December 15, 2014, 11:29 AM
Samuel L. Jackson attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on Sept. 2, 2014, in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey (Getty Images)

On Saturday during what was declared the National Day of Resistance, Samuel L. Jackson evoked modern-day protest methods and took to Facebook to ask celebrities to call out police brutality in song.

“All you celebrities out there who poured ice water on your head,” Jackson said in reference to the ALS ice bucket challenge craze earlier this year, “I challenge you to do something else. I challenge all of you to sing the ‘We Ain’t Gonna Stop till People are Free’ song.”

The actor then sang the lyrics to the song in his 48 second clip:



POSTED: Monday, December 15, 2014, 10:08 AM
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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Saturday night was a good night for Martin Freeman fans. Along with hosting "Saturday Night Live," the actor combined two of his best known roles -- pint-sized Bilbo Baggins from "The Hobbit" trilogy and Tim Canterbury from BBC's "The Office." 

Being a hero doesn't always pay the bills. We learn that Baggins has found himself working at a paper company -- a tame job compared to his last adventures -- and now drives a Jetta. 

"Umm, what have I been up to?" Freeman explained in an "Office"-style interview. "I went on a quest and saved Middle-earth. I became a bit of a hero. Did the noble thing and turned down loads of treasure. Yeah, so the brave Hobbit Bilbo Baggins now works at a paper company."

POSTED: Saturday, December 13, 2014, 12:18 PM
Filed Under: Celebrities & Gossip
Iggy Azalea, 2014 Kiis FM Jingle Ball Concert. (FayesVision/WENN.com)

Rapper Iggy Azalea has laughed off Internet rumors suggesting she was born a male.

The bizarre claims recently began circulating online, alleging the Fancy hitmaker had originally entered the world as a boy named Cody. However, Azalea has brushed off the reports in a series of light-hearted Twitter.com posts, insisting she can't see herself as a Cody.

Taking to the micro-blogging site on Thursday, she wrote, "Wait, so I'm just now reading that I was born a man and my name is Cody? *Cackling* why Cody tho? Lol.

POSTED: Friday, December 12, 2014, 2:01 PM
Vice President Joseph Biden speaks during the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum, Sept. 19, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

If there's one thing you don't do to Vice President Joe Biden, it's mess with his kid sister, Valerie — a lesson we learned yesterday with the Scranton native's retelling of the time he "smashed [the] head" of a local bully in a doughnut shop one fateful Sunday morning. 

Biden appeared yesterday at a New York gala for Vital Voices, a women's rights charity that celebrated "men who combat violence against women." An honoree for the night, Biden was invited to receive the "Voices of Solidarity" award, which, of course, prompted him to make an acceptance speech.

But rather than, say, plagiarizing tales of how his mining family "would come up after 12 hours and play football for four hours" from a British politician like he did back in 1988, Biden simply relayed to us the childhood tale of what only can be described as "Joey Biden and the Doughnut Shop Bully."

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