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Richard Pryor’s Widow Calls Cosby A “Piece Of Shit” and A “Fucking Hypocrite”

In an appearance on the “Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend” podcast, Richard Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, took a moment to address the Bill Cosby rape scandal. She did not hold back or mince words in any fashion, and it’s pretty damned awesome.
“On that note, I’d like to address the whole…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 23, 2015

Richard Pryor’s Prescient Pre-Twitter Statements Regarding The Oscars

In advance of this year’s very white Oscars it’s sobering to read that infamous comedian Richard Pryor called it way back when.

In 1977, Pryor dryly exclaimed “I am here tonight. To explain why black people. Will never be nominated for anything.”

With Selma grabbing a Best Picture nomination but nary…

By: Katrin Higher / February 22, 2015

Pam Grier Had A Cocaine Problem And Didn’t Even Know It

In the book Foxy: My Life in Three Acts, Pam Grier recounts a conversation she had with her gynecologist in the ’70s. A little questioning from her doc yielded the source of the cocaine residue coating Pam’s cervix and vagina — allegedly Richard Pryor! Check out the retelling of this story from an excerpt of…

By: Annika Harris / April 27, 2010