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Did Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Give the Allegations Against Bill Cosby Credibility by Mentioning Them at the Golden Globes?

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Bill Cosby has spent the better part of the last two months fighting to salvage his career after numerous women have come out of the woodwork to accuse him of sexual impropriety. He has not taken direct aim often. Instead, he has hired a team of investigators to find skeletons in his accusers's closets and used his minimal time onstage to take a verbal sideways shot, but all the while Cosby seems to have thought that, eventually, it will all go away. The fact that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey fired shots at Cosby during the Golden Globes may have had a bigger impact than anyone would have imagined. TMZ caught up with Michelle Hurd, an actress from "Law & Order" who is also a Cosby accuser. She found it ironic that a steady stream of women making similar allegations about being drugged and then assaulted have at times found themselves under the media's microscope, but once two respected fellow comediennes took aim at the man who once might have been sort of their idol, things look different. Fey and Poehler roasted Cosby out in the open and in front of an international audience. There was no hesitation in their words, and by the time they finished there seemed to be little doubt of how Hollywood as a whole is now viewing Cosby. It was also a bit ironic that these direct shots were fired at Cosby in prime time and on NBC, the network that he once helped to propel to the No. 1 position with "The Cosby Show."READ MORE

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Another 'Bachelorette' Couple Have Split as Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray Call Off Their Engagement

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Well that was over pretty fast. I'm talking about the relationship that reality star Andi Dorfman was just gushing about a few days ago! The former "Bachelorette" star accepted the final red rose as well as a proposal from Josh Murray just five months ago and today they issued a joint statement confirming that they've decided to go their separate ways rather than begin planning that elaborate television wedding.READ MORE

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Teresa Giudice's Prison Stint Has Ended Bravo's 'RHONJ'

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It looks like it really is the end of the road for "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." While the ladies still connected to the show would say they can continue without Teresa Giudice, Bravo executives apparently think otherwise. Even with her, the ratings for this past season were so low that they wisely brought in former cast members like Jacqueline Laurita to lure old fans back, and it worked. But without Giudice in the mix, according to the results from several focus groups that have been evaluated, the show is kind of doomed. According to a report by Radar Online, the network already knows that it is time to pull the plug. "At this point, 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' is essentially done. Bravo has considered all of their options and they don't feel like there is really a show without Teresa. Whether the other women want to admit it or not, she is the star of the franchise. The show simply wouldn't be the same without her," says the source.READ MORE

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Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick Are Quitting Reality Television

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A new baby might not be the only thing Kourtney Kardashian is going to be celebrating. The reality star and her baby daddy Scott Disick are just about at the end of their three-year contract with E!, and rather than signing another deal the couple seems about ready to put reality television in their past. According to a new report by Radar Online, Kardashian is wise enough to realize that doing the show with her boyfriend since 2007 has actually caused a lot more fights than they would have had if every moment of their lives was not documented for the world to see. Sources say the couple has been over the whole reality TV thing, and the buzz that comes with it for quite awhile now, but they still had to ride out the end of their contracts. Perhaps if they walk away from the cameras and daily spotlight it will actually help Disick keep himself together. His battle with alcohol and pills was one of the main storylines on "Kourtney & Khloé Take the Hamptons," the most recent reality show of theirs to wrap up on E! Disick was and still is grieving the loss of his parents while contending with the stress of a new baby, and if we have learned anything about this guy, it is that he cannot cope well.READ MORE

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'RHOA' Phaedra Parks Couldn't Wait for Creepy Apollo Nida to Be Behind Bars

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The season of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" that is currently airing was filmed late in the summer, shortly before Phaedra Parks's husband, Apollo Nida, was scheduled to surrender to police to begin serving an eight-year prison sentence. It seems like every time he pops up on camera he is spewing hate for his wife's lack of support, and it is clear that he is, at best, a wild card who seems to follow her everywhere. The level of stress on Parks for having to contend with Nida is palpable. It is really no surprise that rather than being upset by the fact that the father of her two kids was heading off to prison, there came a point when any upset turned into relief. In a conversation with her mother on last night's episode of "RHOA," Parks admitted she was anxious for Nida to report to jail in Kentucky. "I won't have to be worried about all his nonsense, wondering what's going on with him, has he wrecked something, has he got in trouble somewhere?" said Parks.READ MORE

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Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter Have Actually Been Living Apart for More Than a Year

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While there seemed to be quite a bit of shock last week when Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton publicly confirmed that they have split after 13 years together, those close to the two likely expected it. Burton, who has been promoting his movie "Big Eyes," first raised eyebrows in September 2013 when he was caught kissing a mystery blonde. While there was never confirmation that he had been caught cheating, it was a turning point in his relationship with Bonham Carter. The two reportedly split for good earlier this year. While some media outlets have claimed that Bonham Carter is a mess over the breakup, sources for Page Six seem to indicate the opposite, saying: "Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter announced the end of their 13-year relationship last week, but sources tell Page Six that they've actually been living separate lives for more than a year and that both have had other lovers." A source tells us: "Tim and Helena have been living separate lives for [more than] a year, and since they separated, they have both had other lovers. The separation announcement was made saying they'd split earlier this year, but they have been living apart for much longer."READ MORE

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Rosie O'Donnell Threatened to Quit 'The View' After Last Week's On-Air Blowout with Whoopi Goldberg

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Last Thursday, Dec. 18, Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg had their worst clash so far on "The View." What began as a discussion about how racism is actively affecting everyday life in the U.S. turned into a shouting match with Goldberg insisting that O'Donnell had no idea what true racism really is. Of course her statements were met with complete disagreement, and it was downhill from there. Apparently things were even worse behind the scenes, and once O'Donnell heard the conversation going on off-camera, she threatened to walk. According to a report by Radar Online, O'Donnell heard the staff discussing doing a split-screen between her and Goldberg and flipped: "Rosie heard several staffers talking about using a split screen if the fighting continued when taping resumed. Rosie went absolutely ballistic, pointing out that was the reason she had quit the first time. Racism is a very serious subject, and Rosie felt that the staff of the show was trying to exploit it for ratings. Whoopi and Rosie aren't even pretending to like each other on the air. It won't be the last time they spar. Needless to say, the crew is looking forward to the Christmas break. Both of them are acting extremely immature."READ MORE

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Columbus Short Admits to Cocaine Use, Causing His Life to Spiral Out of Control Before Being Fired from 'Scandal'

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Columbus Short has had a life-altering year, as he began it starring on "Scandal," one of prime time's top dramas, and is wrapping it up by coming clean about his drug use. Short made headlines for a bar fight as well as alleged domestic violence against his then-wife Tuere Short and quickly found himself fired and divorced. In April, Short confirmed that he would not be returning to "Scandal" for a fourth season and graciously wished his former cast mates the best. On Wednesday, Dec. 10, the actor appeared on "Access Hollywood" to discuss what unraveled him. "I was struggling with drugs. I had a lot on my plate, and you know, I was using unhealthy ways to kind of self-medicate and deal with a lot of heavy-duty stuff in my life. I was doing cocaine and drinking a lot, and trying to balance a 16-hour work schedule a day, and a family, and I just lost myself back then." Short also says the suicide of his best friend, Lee Thompson Young, sent him into a downward spiral because he simple did not know how to handle it. He also admits that his friends from the hit ABC show tried their best to cover for and support him ... until his behavior went too far.READ MORE

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A Petition Has Been Filed by National Bar Association to Strip Darren Wilson of His Police Badge in Missouri

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About a week after learning that he would not be indicted for the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Darren Wilson ironed out the details and resigned from the Ferguson Police Department. Wilson agreed with the department that it is in everyone's best interest that he not serve and protect in Ferguson again. His being on the streets would only put him as well as other officers at risk. While it seems unlikely that Wilson will patrol anywhere again, he has still retained his badge — and that is something the National Bar Association is not happy about. The country's oldest and largest group of African-American attorneys and judges have filed a nine-page petition requesting that Wilson be completely stripped of his badge. The official petition is requesting that the Missouri Department of Public Safety revoke Wilson's badge. While under oath, Wilson insisted that during his altercation with Brown he had feared for his life, but some naysayers believe the officer got away with murder.READ MORE

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Has Kim Kardashian Already Met with High-Powered Divorce Attorney Despite Kris Jenner's Opposition?

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Being married to Kanye West has to be more than a little bit difficult, and from what we are hearing Kim Kardashian might just be ready to ignore her mother Kris Jenners's advice and throw in the towel. Just a few short weeks after swapping vows in May, West admitted that being married was already a challenge, and it seems that these last few months have only made things rockier between the two. West seemed to send a pretty clear message by leaving the country for Thanksgiving, but as it turns out, Kardashian may have met with a divorce attorney early in November. According to a source for Radar Online, Kardashian had an elevator blocked off so she could meet discreetly with a high-powered Los Angeles divorce attorney. Apparently, Kardashian expects that a split will get messy, and her biggest concern is the inevitable fight for custody of North West. As it is, West is saying that he intends to move to Paris and make it his permanent home beginning early next year. He is planning on bringing his daughter with him even if Kardashian wants to stay behind in L.A. This type of controlling behavior is one of the things that has reportedly driven Kardashian away from West. She assumed that once they were married things would improve, but just like in her two previous marriages, she has learned the hard way that making it legal changes nothing. In fact, if anything she has just made things more difficult. The fallout from her marriage to Kris Humphries was so disastrous that Jenner has reportedly warned her daughter that her career cannot handle another divorce.READ MORE

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'RHOA's' Phaedra Parks is Trying to Forget Jailbird Apollo Nida Even Exists

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Phaedra Parks may have filed for divorce from Apollo Nida, but that doesn't mean that the drama is over for "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star. After resorting to fraudulent measures to try and support his family, Nida was finally busted for identity theft and other financial crimes. He turned himself in to authorities last September to begin serving an 8-year sentence and the reality show was filming during his last few weeks of freedom. Cameras caught Nida losing his mind because his wife was backing away from him rather than supporting him. Parks has caught some backlash from fans too for coming across a bit vindictive.READ MORE

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