Plenty of media outlets and famous faces have been hands off when it comes to passing any sort of judgment on the seemingly never-ending sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, but on the second episode of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show,” host Larry Wilmore dove right in. Wilmore devoted the entire episode to the Cosby story, starting off with his opening monologue. After playing a series of clips of Cosby defenders maintaining his innocence because of the lack of photographic proof — because real rapists take Polaroids, didn’t ya know? — Wilmore focused on the sheer volume of women who have come forward telling similar stories of being drugged and assaulted by Cosby, asking why people don’t believe them.
“Is it just because they’re women?” Wilmore asked. “Because I would say enough have come forward. The current tally stands at 35 women. How many more do we need? That’s like if Bill Cosby drugged and raped every U.S. President from George Washington to John. F Kennedy.” Seriously, think about that. Every President from Washington to Kennedy. Wilmore then did a spot-on impression of Cosby talking about raping Grover Cleveland and I laughed and then felt a tad guilty about laughing.
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In my opinion, Whoopi Goldberg’s most memorable role is not Deloris in “Sister Act” and “Sister Act 2,” or Oda Mae in “Ghost,” or even Guinan on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” No, to me, Whoopi will always be best known for playing Devil’s advocate each and every goddamn time some asinine man, usually famous, gets in trouble for offensive and controversial remarks or actions. (Unfortunately for Whoopi, the Devil doesn’t pay for her services.) Seriously, if you are a dude making headlines for saying/doing something shitty, the rest of the country may be facepalming, but Whoopi’s got your back! To compile this list of all the dumbass dudes Whoopi has caped for, I simply typed “Whoopi defends” into Google — and the results spoke for themselves…
I was a top model during the 70s, a period when drugs flowed at parties and photo shoots like bottled water at a health spa. I’d had my fun and experimented with my fair share of mood enhancers. I knew by the second sip of the drink Cosby had given me that I’d been drugged—and drugged good.
My head became woozy, my speech became slurred, and the room began to spin nonstop. Cosby motioned for me to come over to him as though we were really about to act out the scene. He put his hands around my waist, and I managed to put my hand on his shoulder in order to steady myself. As I felt my body go completely limp, my brain switched into automatic-survival mode. That meant making sure Cosby understood that I knew exactly what was happening at that very moment.
“You are a motherfucker aren’t you?” That’s the exact question I yelled at him as he stood there holding me, expecting me to bend to his will.
Beverly Johnson, one of the first Black supermodels, has written a damning essay for Vanity Fair detailing, for the very first time, that Bill Cosby drugged her — and likely would have raped her if she hadn’t pissed him off so much that he threw her out of his house instead. Johnson says that she met Cosby in the mid-’80s when he invited her to audition for “The Cosby Show.” As we now know is typical of the serial rapist, Cosby invited Johnson to his home to read for a part and then offered her a drink — in this case, espresso — which she at first declined. He insisted and she eventually complied because, she writes, “it felt oddly inappropriate arguing with Bill Cosby.” Almost immediately, as she writes in the excerpt above, she knew she had been drugged, that’s how powerful it was. That’s when she made the decision to call him out, calling him a motherfucker over and over again. Cosby became angry — because, you know, how dare she be angry that he drugged her with the intention of raping her — and grabbed Johnson by her arm and dragged her down the stairs, literally throwing her out of his house and slamming the door behind him. Keep reading »
Michael Phelps was charged early today with driving under the influence, reports TMZ, the second such charge the swimmer has faced in 10 years. Sources tell the site he was pulled over in his native Maryland, reportedly going 84mph in a 45mph zone, and that he “bombed” his field sobriety test and had a BAC nearly twice the legal limit. Read more on Newser…
In Sarah Palin World — by which I mean not the state of Alaska but a state of mind — everything can be explained with a jab at the liberal media and a few references to Jesus. And after two weeks of silence regarding her family’s participation in a bloody brawl at a snowmobile party in Anchorage, Sarah Palin did not disappoint.
On Friday, the former governor of Alaska posted a message on her Facebook page praising her daughter Bristol as a “straight shooter” who defended the family during the brawl — which is not mentioned directly, but obviously being alluded to with this post. Keep reading »