Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Bill Cosby and the Unwelcome Sisterhood: 35 Women tell their stories about being assaulted by Bill Cosby and the culture that wouldn't listen
Over decades, women would tell their own stories of being assaulted by Bill Cosby. Several of them made their names public. They were met, mostly, with skepticism, threats, and attacks on their character. nymag.com  
How Bill Clinton is like Bill Cosby: Camille Paglia

Kathleen Willey is starting a site to collect harassment claims against Bill Clinton. New York magazine has the stories of 35 women who say they were raped or assaulted by Bill Cosby. I wonder if you see a connection between the two stories: Would Bill Clinton’s exploits be viewed more like Cosby’s if he was in the White House now, instead of in the 1990s?

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Bill Cosby's alleged drug of choice was Quaaludes: they are scarier than you think
“Quaaludes happen to be the drug that kids, young people were using to party with,” Bill Cosby said in his 2005 deposition. Some of Cosby’s accusers weren’t unconscious
www.thedailybeast.com
Bobbi Kristina Brown had a history of falling asleep in the bath after taking drugs
Bobbi Kristina Brown had a history of falling asleep in the bath after partying too hard, it was revealed. The Fulton County Medical Examiner issued a statement saying
www.dailymail.co.uk
Khloe Kardashian: at 16 I was probably f-cking someone that was in their 20s
Khloe Kardashian: "I think at 16 I was probably f-cking someone that was in their 20s, for sure. I wouldn't say I was even dating, probably just sleeping with them. But again, Kylie is not a normal 17 year-old."
www.nydailynews.com
I Am Cait starring Caitlyn Jenner and the blandness of celebrity
The premiere of I Am Cait was incredibly well produced - expertly packaged in every way. Caitlyn Jenner was glamorous and polished and spoke emotionally
www.vulture.com
Three Days to See - an odd Helen Keller revue with 7 Helen Kellers
It’s a jumble. The importance of Helen Keller’s words and thoughts are undermined by all the movement and pre-recorded music.
Minions makes $500 million at international box office
Minions made $499.4 million offshore. Combined with the domestic total of $262.5 million, the worldwide booty is $761.8 million.
deadline.com
World's most popular song Happy Birthday is not under copyright, according to lawsuit
The song Happy Birthday - often claimed to be the world’s most popular song - has been under copyright to the publisher Warner Chappell, which has zealously enforced its right to royalties
www.theguardian.com
Did the Trainwreck shooter purposefully target a feminist movie?
Did shooter John Russell Houser, a man known for his misogynistic comments, intentionally target Trainwreck, a movie about a sexually empowered woman?
www.hollywoodreporter.com
Damon Gameau's film That Sugar Film shows how healthy foods are killing us
Australian film director documented on film how healthy foods are killing us. For 60 days, he exclusively ate what most Americans believe is “healthy food.”
www.thedailybeast.com
Bill Cosby allegedly told his victims: No one would believe you
The first assumption was that women who accused famous men of rape were after money or attention. Bill Cosby allegedly told some of his victims: No one would believe you. So why speak up?
nymag.com
Bobby Brown on death of his daughter Bobbi Kristina: I am completely numb at this time
Bobby Brown on the death of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina, 22. "Krissy was and is an angel. I am completely numb at this time. My family must find a way to live with her in spirit and honor her memory. Our loss is unimaginable."
www.nydailynews.com
I Am Cait debuts to 2.7 million viewers
The Caitlyn Jenner reality series on Sunday. I Am Cait drew 2.73 million viewers for its 8 PM premiere on July 26. That’s 7% more than what the latest season debut of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
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Khloe Kardashian posts an unretouched version of one of the photos in Complex Magazine
Khloe Kardashian: "The image on the left is an unretouched photo from the actual camera on the day of the shoot. The image on the right is the retouched photo. Yes, skin is smooth and shadows are removed, but I still think I look good on the left image, flaws and all."
www.people.com
Jon Stewart secretly visits the White House
Jon Stewart met with President Obama privately in his inner sanctum at two sensitive moments (in the midst of the October 2011 budget fight and during Ukraine crisis). These unreported meetings
www.politico.com
The British Invasion Musical may be coming to Broadway
Michael Riedel: The British Invasion Musical (working title) is about the wave of British pop groups that invaded American in the 1960's. It’s loosely based on the experiences of Peter Noone, best known as Herman of Herman and the Hermits.
nypost.com
Rapper's holographic performance prompts police to shut down hip hop festival
Indiana police shut down a rap show at the Craze Fest on Saturday while the star Chief Keeef was appearing – by hologram – to appeal for an end to violence in hip hop.
www.theguardian.com
The Book of Mormon goes to Utah
The Tony Award winning musical The Book of Mormon is starting a sold out, 2 week run at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church’s flagship temple and headquarters.
pagesix.com
46 women who have come forward publicly to accuse Bill Cosby of rape or sexual assault
35 women were willing to be photographed and interviewed by New York Magazine. The group ranges in age from early 20s to 80 and includes supermodels Beverly Johnson
nymag.com
Steve Jobs film by Danny Boyle to be centrepiece at New York Film Festival
Steve Jobs, the upcoming film about the Apple maverick, which stars Michael Fassbender and was directed by Danny Boyle, is the centerpiece film for the 53rd New York Film Festival.
www.theguardian.com
Jackie Mason: Donald Trump is a bombastic powerhouse and a colorful, dynamic character
Donald Trump's opponents "are saying, What do we have to do to get rid of this guy? It’s going to reach the point that, pretty soon, sooner or later, one guy is going to take a gun and shoot him."
www.hollywoodreporter.com
Liam Neeson looks unrecognizable in New York but tells fans he's never been healthier
Liam Neeson: "My birthday is a touchy subject. I’m going to be 63 - nobody wants to be 63! I’m getting old. What I want more than anything is for it to be ignored. I just hate it
www.dailymail.co.uk
Stana Katic, who won two People’s Choice Awards for Castle, is returning for season 8
For Stana Katic, signing on for Season 8 was more than a business decision. “Part of my thought process making the decision whether to do another season was creatively, what would that would look like".
deadline.com
Transgender writers review I Am Cait starring Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner’s reality TV show I Am Cait, which debuted Sunday night, has been hailed as a landmark in trans visibility – but how representative was it really?
www.theguardian.com
Rapper Lil B apologizes for making transphobic Twitter joke
Lil B, the prolifically tweeting rapper, went from making a throwaway joke on Twitter to apologizing for being transphobic in a matter of hours. “I might start
www.theguardian.com
Hollywood stars voicing opposition to Amnesyt International's Draft Policy on Sex Work
Lena Dunham, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway and other stars are voicing opposition to Amnesty International's Draft Policy on Sex Work which posits that
www.hollywoodreporter.com
Quote of the day
Larry David

"I was inspired to become a comedian because I was a bad actor.”

"Performing on Broadway was an experience. Much like the Army. But I didn’t re-up for that, and I’m not going to re-up for this.”

New York Post
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