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HBO Is Turning Lawrence Wright’s Epic Scientology Exposé Into A Documentary And I Am Here For It

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HBO Is Turning Lawrence Wright's Epic Scientology Exposé Into A Documentary And I Am Here For It

Welp, I think it’s safe to say that executives at HBO have been added to the Church of Scientology’s lengthy suppressive persons list, as the cable network is poised to turn Going Clear into a documentary. Due out in 2015, the documentary will be directed by Alex Gibney and be based on Lawrence Wright’s impeccably researched book about the cult (yeah, I’m just calling it a cult from now on, because I’m done playing nice) and its ties to Hollywood. But given CoS’s well-known litigiousness, HBO isn’t taking any chances and has apparently hired a whopping 160 lawyers in anticipation of a lawsuit. Hey, as far as I’m concerned, if CoS is mad at you, you must be doing something right. Bring on the epic entheta! I wonder if “Elaine” will be seeing it? [Defamer]

47 Absolutely Necessary GIFs From “7/11,” Beyonce’s Best Video Ever

Beyonce 711 Video Gifs

No but really, to quote Kanye West, Beyonce really has just made one of the greatest videos of all time, and it was all seemingly filmed on an iPhone. Or it just looks that way and it was really filmed on super expensive equipment with a gang of cameramen. But I doubt it. Regardless! Bey’s video for “7/11″ is the “Where’s Waldo?” of music videos, in that you can watch it five times in a row — which, yes, I did — and still not catch every moment of glorious silliness. Beyonce running in place doing the “gotta pee” dance! Jay tumbling down the hotel hallway! Baby Blue playing on the bed while mom acts like a weirdo! Motherfuckin’ FOOOOOOOT PHONNNNNNNNNNNNNNE! Want to make sure you didn’t miss a moment? I found you some GIFs. Forty-seven to be exact… Keep reading »

Miley Cyrus Celebrates Her 22nd Birthday With Dildos And Weed

  • Miley Cyrus celebrated her 22nd birthday with rumored boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger, a bunch of dildos and a lot of weed. Naturally. [Us Weekly]
  • Please let this rumor that Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth are dating be real. Katniss and Gale forever! [Independent]
  • Former mayor of Washington D.C. Marion Barry died this weekend at age 78. Barry served four terms as D.C.’s mayor, reelected twice after his infamous crack-smoking scandal. [Gawker]
  • Renita Chaney Hill, an actress who worked on Bill Cosby’s “Picture Pages,” has come forward as yet another alleged victim. I am seriously starting to lose count. [Us Weekly] Keep reading »

Former NBC Employee Claims He Paid Off Women As Bill Cosby’s “Fixer”

Former NBC Employee Claims He Paid Off Women As Bill Cosby's "Fixer"

Frank Scotti, a former facilities manager for NBC, says that he paid off as many as eight women for Bill Cosby from 1989-1990, telling The New York Daily News, “I did a lot of crazy things for him. He was covering himself by having my name on it. It was a coverup. I realized it later.” Keep reading »

Bill Cosby: “People Should Fact Check”

Bill Cosby Refuses To Respond To Rape Allegations As Another Alleged Victim Comes Forward

“I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.”

Yesterday, alleged serial rapist Bill Cosby finally “broke his silence” about the controversy surrounding him in an interview with Florida Today. Well, here’s a depressing fact: 17 women as of this posting have come forward alleging Cosby raped and/or sexually assaulted them and yet only two dozen ticket holders decided to skip his show last night in Melbourne, Florida. The remaining attendees gave Cosby two standing ovations. [NY Times]

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