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Hugh Hefner Distances Himself from 'Good Friend' Bill Cosby Amid Allegations of Sexual Molestation Occurring at the Playboy Mansion

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Whether Bill Cosby is guilty or innocent almost does not matter when it comes to his career. His name has already been tarnished enough that even longtime affiliates are taking three big steps back from the actor just in case he really did sexually assault more than two dozen women. Last week, Judy Huth not only accused Cosby of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, but she actually filed a police report. The statute of limitations will make it impossible for the actor to face any legal repercussions, but it does light a fire under the Los Angeles Police Department to investigate and, in doing so, it could possibly unearth other, much younger victims. For a long time Cosby called Hugh Hefner one of his best friends and it did not take the Playboy mogul long to respond to Huth's allegations. Apparently, Hefner wants to make sure that everyone understands that if anything criminal occurred at the mansion, it certainly was not OK with him.READ MORE

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'The Young & The Restless' Makes the Top Five on Bing's List of Most Searched TV Shows of 2014 Thanks to Michael Muhney Scandal

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Soaps are supposed to be a dying breed, aren't they? In the last few years, we have seen long-running shows like "All My Children," "Guiding Light" and "One Life to Live" stop production because the audience supposedly just hasn't been there to justify the high cost of producing an hour of television five days a week. One of the few shows left on daytime television is "The Young & the Restless" and according to Bing, it actually is their fifth most-searched television show of 2014. Why? The Michael Muhney Scandal of course!READ MORE

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Celebrate Tenth Anniversary with Makeup-Free Selfies

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In spite of being dogged by rumors of there being trouble in paradise, Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres just celebrated their 10th anniversary yesterday, Dec. 1. That is a pretty big accomplishment for any couple, let alone one that has been rumored to have muddled through addiction, infidelity and trust issues in just the last six months alone! Of course, there have been moments here and there when the couple has swung back, insisting that all is well between them, but the media has a way of clouding things. What we are sure of is the fact that de Rossi posted photos with her wife on her Twitter account this past weekend, and the two could not have looked happier. Sure, they know how to play for the cameras, but it looks like there is a real connection between them again, and the makeup-free selfie might just be one of the best candid shots of them ever.READ MORE

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Did Bill Cosby Give a Story to the Press About His Drug-Addicted Daughter to Silence Them on His Bad Behavior?

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Every day at least one new Bill Cosby story hits the press, and they seem to be getting worse, if that is even possible. Countless women have come forward in the last two weeks, according to Yahoo!, telling similar stories that seem to paint Cosby at worst as a serial rapist or at least as a man who has used his fame to control others. Nearly every allegation has been made by someone who did not know the actor well, which is why the most recent story is so unsettling. According to Page Six, a reporter who used to work for the "National Enquirer" divulged details that, if true, kind of insinuate that Cosby is certainly not the best father, either. Supposedly, back in 1989 the magazine had a salacious story on Cosby swinging in Las Vegas with Sammy Davis Jr. and some show girls. At that point in time, Cosby's sitcom was the No. 1 show in America and he had been stereotyped as a father figure, so it was the kind of scandal he could not afford. Apparently, Cosby wheeled-and-dealed with the "Enquirer" and he gave it a different story to run, one about his then-23-year-old daughter Erinn, who had substance abuse issues. Cosby reportedly gave it all sorts of inside details on Erinn's drug and alcohol abuse with the understanding that it would not run the story on his own bad behavior.READ MORE

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Marion Barry, Washington D.C.'s 'Mayor for Life,' Dead at Age 78

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News of Marion Barry's death at age 78 this morning, Nov. 23, according to CNN, has been met with mixed reactions. He clearly was the most-talked-about and influential politician in the history of the District of Columbia, but not always for the best reasons. Barry's four mayoral terms and years of service on the D.C. Council ultimately became secondary to one scandalous event that landed him in federal prison for six months. Back in 1990, FBI agents burst into a hotel room where Barry had just lit up a crack pipe with a younger woman after years of reportedly investigating the mayor's involvement with known drug dealers. Barry insisted it was a set-up, and while jurors ultimately deadlocked on most charges, he was convicted on one count that put him behind bars. Barry had been dubbed D.C.'s "Mayor for Life" and proved it by winning his final term as mayor after being released from prison. While his brand of politics was often thought to be shady, he remains a hero because of his commitment to those in low-income areas. Berry died shortly after midnight at United Medical Center after collapsing at his home. Ironically enough, Barry had just been released from Howard University Hospital Saturday.READ MORE

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Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell Battling Behind the Scenes at "The View'" Over Bill Cosby Scandal and the Ferguson Case

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ABC's "The View" recently became a part of the network's news department and that means that the current roundtable panel is not just expected, but also encouraged to tackle topics that are currently making headlines. That's supposed to be the whole premise of the show anyway, but recently Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell found themselves knee-deep in a fight that basically pitted them against one another when the topics were the Bill Cosby scandal and the Ferguson case.READ MORE

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Lisa Bonet Posts Cryptic Tweet About Bill Cosby Scandal -- Calls Situation "Karma"

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Last night (Nov. 21), a Twitter account that appears to be that of Lisa Bonet's (but remains unverified by Twitter) posted a tweet that simply said: "According to the karma of past actions, one's destiny unfolds, even though everyone wants to be so lucky... Nothing stays in the dark 4ever!"READ MORE

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'RHOBH's' Scores Highest Ratings for Premiere in Years Thanks To the Addition of Soap Stars' Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson

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It looks like Bravo and Andy Cohen got their wish. Season five of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" premiered last week and the numbers look really good. 2 million households tuned in to catch up with the ladies and that is a 25% ratings increase over last season. While series regulars Lisa Vanderpump, Brandi Glanville, Yolanda Foster, Kyle Richards and Kim Richards all returned it was likely the newcomers that helped to give those numbers a boost.READ MORE

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Michael Phelps Is Still in Rehab as His Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Admits to the Press That She Was Born a Boy

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It might be a really good thing that Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is still away at rehab because he may need a bit of extra support. Taylor Lianne Chandler has come forward, claiming to be Phelps's most recent girlfriend. She recently detailed their alleged love affair to a popular tabloid, and now she has taken things a step further, divulging some personal information about herself. Chandler claims she actually was born a boy, a little fact she admits she never has actually told Phelps. According to the "Daily Mail," Chandler was born a male in name only, and is actually intersex, which means she had male genitalia but no testicles while also having a uterus and no ovaries. The "Mail" said she took to her Facebook to explain things to everyone, saying, "I was never a man, never lived as a man. No one can say they knew me as a man or produce a photo of me as a man. There are people that remember me as an androgynous child at times because of what was forced upon me."READ MORE

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Latest Bill Cosby Accuser Joan Tarshis Gives Graphic Details That Mirror Those of Other Women in New Interview

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The last few weeks have not been good for Bill Cosby as new allegations have been made against the actor who has built an entire career on his wholesome image. An entire generation was raised on Cosby's portrayal of Dr. Cliff Huxtable and his peddling Pudding Pops during commercial breaks. Now, this same man is being painted as a serial rapist by at least 13 different woman who, at least up until now, have never met. Last week, a former teen actress named Barbara Bowman penned an editorial in "The Washington Post," accusing Cosby of drugging and raping her back in the 1980s. Yesterday, Joan Tarshis decided that it was her turn to speak up and tell CNN in an exclusive interview of what allegedly happened to her more than 30 years ago. Tarshis tells a story similar to what all of Cosby's other Jane Doe's have told authorities: She claims to have been drugged and raped by Cosby on more than one occasion.READ MORE

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Apollo Nida Admits That He Lied to Everyone About Kenya Moore's Sexual Advances on 'RHOA'

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We are not quite sure what to make of Apollo Nida's deciding to admit on camera to telling a pack of lies to the entire cast of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" for the past few years. He has insisted for the last two seasons that Kenya Moore had been sexting him, basically offering her services — something Nida claimed to shoot down because he loved his wife, Phaedra Parks. In last night's Nov. 16 episode, Nida offered an apology to Moore for lying about her, and when confronted by the rest of the cast he admitted that every sexual advance he claimed she made was a lie. Obviously, Moore has been vindicated after spending years dealing with non-stop hate from this crew thanks to Nida's lies, but why did he come clean now? Nida has claimed he wanted to make peace with people before he surrendered to prison officials back in September. But was this about him feeling guilty, or was it more like Nida decided to show everyone how dirty and vicious he is because he is going away for eight years anyway?READ MORE

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Bill Cosby Is Doing Damage Control, Refuses to Discuss Revived Rape Allegations

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Bill Cosby has spent a decade defending himself against allegations made by various women. While the comedian has prided himself on having a fairly wholesome image with generations remembering him primarily as Dr. Huxtable, when not peddling Pudding Pops, a more sinister side has been alleged. In the last week or so, rumors again have begun swirling about Cosby potentially drugging and raping women with one of his accusers, Barbara Bowman, speaking out again. While Cosby has been outspoken in the past, vehemently denying that he has ever put an inappropriate hand on any woman, this time around he has chosen to let his legal team do all the damage control. According to a report by TMZ, his attorney came out swinging, saying, "Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work."READ MORE

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'The Young & the Restless' Hopes That Charles Pratt Jr. Can Balance Out the Devastation Caused by Showrunner Jill Farren Phelps

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It has been rumored for months now that Charles "Chuck" Pratt Jr. had taken over the head writing duties on "The Young & the Restless," but there was no official confirmation until yesterday, when the show tweeted the news. Pratt is also now taking on the role of executive co-producer, which means he will be working closely with showrunner Jill Farren Phelps. The two have teamed up in the past on other daytime shows, such as "General Hospital" and "Santa Barbara," and while Phelps is technically still in charge, fans are hoping Pratt will balance out some of her harsh decisions. In the last year, "Y&R" has been hit with a boatload of controversy, making what was brewing behind the scenes a whole lot worse than anything they could have written for the fictional town of Genoa City. Phelps came to the show with the reputation of being a "soap killer" and it is more than a little interesting how, more often than not, after she leaves a show it ends up being canceled within a year or two. Phelps has an edgy kind of storytelling that often ignores the history of the characters on whatever show she is connected to, and that never sits well with longtime fans.READ MORE

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'Mama' June Shannon's Rekindled Relationship with Convicted Child Molester Mark McDaniel Has Demolished Her Once Tight-Knit Family

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This time last week, "Mama" June Shannon's family was normal and they were all enjoying having completed another season of filming "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." While the show was not as popular as it once was, the ratings were still high enough for everyone to rake in a nice amount of cash. All it took was one photo of Shannon with Mark McDaniel, her former boyfriend, to bring everything crashing down around her. TMZ first caught wind of the fact that McDaniel had just wrapped up serving 10 years for child molestation and within a few short days everything looked a lot different.READ MORE

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Khloé Kardashian Is on the Prowl, Looking for Distractions Like Wiz Khalifa to Keep Her Mind Off of Lamar Odom

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Kris Jenner wants the general public to believe that life as a member of the Kardashian family is sublime, but when you take a closer look it is obvious that with the instant fame has come an onslaught of problems. Khloé Kardashian has not been in the news for anything positive in months. First there was the messy split from Lamar Odom, then her hard-partying was documented on the most recent season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and now, once again, her messy love life is getting attention. She is apparently on the prowl to keep herself distracted from Odom, like when she was spotted with Wiz Khalifa.READ MORE

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