Bill Cosby

“Nanette” and why a new wave of comedians don’t want to be funny

In Hannah Gadsby’s highly acclaimed comedy special <i>Nanette,</i> she announces that she’s quitting comedy. Jokes are too simplistic, she says: they convert her trauma into humor and obscure the ugly truth of her story. Comedy, says Gadsby, has prevented her from evolving.<p>Gadsby isn’t the only comedian …

Comedy

The art--and craftiness--of cease-and-desist letters

This Los Angeles-based lawyer represents some A-list celebrities, and his tactics and letters are widely feared.<p>“You call Marty because you need …

Law

It’s Pudding Week On ‘The Great British Baking Show’

And pudding is likely not what you think if you imagine Jell-O<p>It’s pudding week, and if you are the average American, you are picturing gloppy stuff …

Dessert

OPINION | In court, rich people are different from us

There are as many as 87 women who say Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted them in one way or another. Some charge they were raped …

Crime

Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump To Host Bill Cosby Sleepover, Harvey Weinstein Movie Night After Putin Invite

President Donald Trump has spent all week finding ways to freshly shock Americans every day by “attaching electrodes to a different part of us,” …

Donald Trump

Roy Green: Because it’s no longer 2015, Mr. Trudeau

“Because it’s 2015,” Justin Trudeau said, in what many believed was the setting of a new standard of recognizing the true equality of women. “Because …

Canada

Wrestling with How to Remember Hulk Hogan

I vividly recall a moment in Elementary School when free time was allotted and I chose a puzzle for my entertainment. The logo on the side of the …

Hulk Hogan

Celebrity death hoaxes: 50 famous people who were reported dead ... but weren't

Montana

Who’s Collecting Racist, Segregation-Era Memorabilia?

As antiques go, this pair of white enameled cast iron drinking fountains, both chipped and one missing the spigot and guard, might have seemed a bit …

Jewish Culture

Model Includes Hugh Hefner In New Sex Assault Lawsuit Against Bill Cosby

In her latest lawsuit, Goins argues Hefner should have known that by inviting her into the mansion, he was exposing her to danger because he either …

Hugh Hefner

Mormon Church Seeks to Dismiss Lawsuit Accusing Ex-Church Leader of Rape

The Mormon Church, citing statutes of limitations, is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses a church leader of sexually assaulting a woman in 1984 when she was training to be a missionary.<p>Lawyers for the church and the former leader, Joseph Bishop, the president of the church’s Missionary …

Jesus

As Cosby Defamation Cases Reach SCOTUS, Possible Fresh Look at Lawyers’ Free Speech Rights | National Law Journal

Comedian Bill Cosby and spokesman Andrew Wyatt arrive for the second day of Cosby’s sexual assault retrial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in …

Law

Survivors Of Larry Nassar Abuse Honored At 2018 ESPY Awards

(Screen shot of Video)<p>A very powerful moment went down at the 2018 ESPY Awards, Over 100 survivors of sexual abuse by Larry Nassar joined hands on …

Al Gore

‘The Equalizer 2’ Does Not Make A Strong Case For ‘The 3qualizer’

There’s a moment during <i>The Equalizer 2</i> in which Denzel Washington, as homicidal yet caring former Army man Robert McCall, is meticulously scrubbing graffiti off the inner wall of his apartment courtyard. His adolescent neighbor, Miles (Ashton Sanders), walks by, casually inquiring why a tenant like …

Celebrity (UK)

Bill Cosby Has Gone Ballistic Over This Order From His Psychiatrist

Celebrity Gossip

D.L. Hughley Talks About Confronting Bill Cosby

4 hours ago<p>D.L. Hughley was on "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen and talked about a big confrontation he had with Bill Cosby over his rape …

Playlist

Rape Skeptic Kurt Metzger Wrote for Sacha Baron Cohen’s New Show

In his new series on Showtime, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen asks <i>Who Is America?</i> To help him answer that thorny question, he hired, among other …

Sacha Baron Cohen

Nine Fictions About A Non-Fiction Book

by Bruce Buschel<p>The book is <i>Walking Broad.</i> It was written for Simon & Schuster. I had a well-known agent and a well-respected editor. I chronicled a …

Writing

'Last Chance U' Coach Elaborates on His Beach House and Cadillacs

Jason Brown also tells TheWrap just how big his hot tub is — yeah, we’ve got all the important answers<p>If our headline seems like a strange takeaway …

Entertainment

Aisha Tyler Is Unapologetic About Speaking Up

Aisha Tyler is used to standing out — as the first female host and host of color for <i>Talk Soup</i>, one of the few black love interests on <i>Friends</i>, and …

Feminism

‘Pro-Rape’ Comedian Writing for Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who Is America?’

Kurt Metzger faced an avalanche of criticism for harassing feminist critics and defending a comedian accused of rape. Now he’s part of Sacha Baron …

News (U.S.)

RIP: DL Hughley Mourns The Death Of His Father

<b>Want news at your fingertips? Text “MAGIC” to 23845 to join our text club!</b><p>Source: Bobby Bank / Getty<p>Our thoughts and prayers are with radio host and …

Comedy

Paramount Network's Shelved 'Heathers' Adaptation Gets International Distribution

Satirical high school black comedy was pulled after Parkland shooting<p>Paramount Network’s shelved “Heathers” adaptation has secured international …

Paramount Network

Feminist AMC Series Slams Trump: Among 'Very Worst' of Men

If anyone else was tired of the cliché oppression games of last week’s episode, we’re in luck. This week, we jump back into the pure “hating men” …

Conservative View

Addressing Patriarchy – BLARB

<i>I wrote a letter to patriarchy. By I, I mean we: we feminists and #MeToo. Some of the words are mine, some are theirs. Theirs are acknowledged with</i> …

Feminism

Netflix Earnings Preview: Subscriber Growth or Bust

As streaming giant hits saturation in the States, adding international viewers becomes paramount<p>With Netflix’s second-quarter earnings releasing on …

Queer Eye

Bill Cosby's Ex-Lawyer Marty Singer Escapes Janice Dickinson Lawsuit

Judge says former supermodel can't establish actual malice with no access to attorney-client communications.<p>Throughout his career representing famous …

Los Angeles

16 Famous Celebrities Who Have Gone To Jail

Movies | Reuters | July 15, 2018, 9:13 am<p>1/ 16<p>This photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office shows porn actress Stormy Daniels. She was …

Crime

The power of painful stories in Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette

Women grow up afraid. From the second we’re old enough to understand the outside world, we’re taught that it wants to harm us. We’re taught to not …

Feminism

The 16 Best Netflix Original Movies Released So Far In 2018

We're only halfway through the year, and we already have plenty of gems to watch.

Entertainment