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July 9, 2004 | By Acel Moore
At a Fourth of July cookout, my niece, her husband, and some of their friends gathered to eat, talk and debate current events - everything from the economy to the war in Iraq, from the Bush presidency to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11. But the topic on the minds and lips of most people was Bill Cosby's critique of black America. On July 1, at the annual PUSH/Rainbow Coalition convention in Chicago, Cosby made the latest of a series of tough speeches about the state of the black community.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2002 | By Stephen Barol Goldstein FOR THE INQUIRER
The Greater Philadelphia Year of the Child event on Sunday will be the area's endeavor at putting children's futures into the forefront. It is a celebration of children and a tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was created for children ages 8 to 18 and their parents with the hope of inspiring education and appreciation of cultural heritage throughout the city and surrounding counties. "Our goal is to have children recognize that Mayor Street requires something of them, that they need to take control of their lives and be productive and outstanding citizens, because they are our city's future," said Lana Felton-Ghee.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 1986 | By David Bianculli, Inquirer TV Critic
Big surprise: NBC won the week ending Feb. 23, and The Cosby Show and Family Ties were the top-rated shows of the week. With the passage of each week, the ratings race becomes interesting more for style rather than outcome. NBC is sure to win; the question is: by how much? In the big Sunday square-off, when all three networks trotted out highly publicized, original productions, NBC didn't do well at all. CBS's Blood & Orchids mini-series landed in the Top 10 with its first installment - the highest-rated start for a mini-series this season since North & South and Kane & Abel.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1986 | By AUDREY EDWARDS, Special to the Daily News
What does Camille Cosby have that the rest of us don't? Bill Cosby for a husband. And these days that seems to be a pretty wonderful thing to have. Bill Cosby is, after all, the No. 1 husband and father on American television. Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, the character he plays on his hit sitcom, the "Cosby Show," is the charming kind of husband who can keep his wife in giggles with droll little comments that expose the frequent absurdities of family life. He is the wise, sensitive kind of father who can herd the family into the upstairs bathroom to attend the funeral of his youngest child's pet goldfish because he knows it's important for children to learn how to come to terms with loss.
NEWS
August 3, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
I suppose he could be mistaken, but Bill Cosby has made the startling claim that he is, indeed, alive and well. A perturbed Cosby called into Larry King' s CNN show live on Monday night to refute what seems irrefutable: The Internet. Specifically widely-disseminated Web reports that the Philly native has died. Cosby, who needs to live long enough to make his Aug. 28 date at the Borgata, seemed especially upset at the conspirator(s) who started the rumor. "I don't want this person, or whatever, I don't want them to do this anymore," Cosby, 73, told temporary host, Kyra Phillips . "I found out when my daughter called the house.
NEWS
January 4, 2016 | Christine Flowers, Daily News
Prosecutions are like snowflakes, no two the same. Sometimes, you have a low-profile drunken-driving case where the defendant is a first-time offender, the district attorney doesn't have too much skin in the game and is willing to offer a plea deal, and no one except the parties involved will ever know about it. And then there are those cases that catapult a prosecutor into the cable-news firmament, cementing his or her status as a legal and political...
NEWS
December 21, 2004
Undoubtedly, some ill-feelings have arisen since Bill Cosby's unfavorable diatribe concerning the upbringing of African-American children and the almost blatantly irresponsible actions of their parents. Some might wonder how Cosby could muster the unmitigated gall. But, what Cosby so eloquently is attempting to remind us is that the strides made during the civil rights movement, and the many lives lost because of it, should be reflected by our sense of self-integrity. There was a time when our black parents who lacked education, wholeheartedly encouraged their offspring to never settle for a second-hand education, but to excel in their studies.
NEWS
November 12, 2014
THE REPUTATION of the man known as America's Dad took a huge hit after fellow comedian Hannibal Buress joked last month in Philly about rape allegations by a number of women against Bill Cosby. Suddenly, ugly rumors that somehow had faded away were front and center once again. A much-shared Washington Post headline asked: "Is the World Starting to Turn Against Bill Cosby?" But that hasn't stopped the Cos from being, well, the Cos. The 77-year-old actor-comedian was relaxed and jovial as he talked to me by telephone in his Jell-O voice on Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 1987 | By Richard Fuller, Special to The Inquirer
The situation is this: Young marrieds were having their first baby by natural childbirth and the husband is remembering the event: ". . . My wife and I were suddenly sharing the greatest moment in our lives. This was what we had asked God for; this was what we wanted to see if we could make. And I looked at it lovingly as they started to clean it off, but it wasn't getting any better. And then I went over to my wife, kissed her gently on the lips and said, 'Darling, I love you very much.
NEWS
January 16, 1989 | By Scott Brodeur, Special to The Inquirer
In a field inundated recently with the loud, the neurotic and the sarcastic, Bill Cosby has become a relic on the stand-up comedy circuit. Wholesome, warm-milk-before-bed humor doesn't have a place with too many of the popular late-night comedians of today, but Cosby just chugs along, doing what he has always done, the way he has always done it, and he continues to be a smashing success. During his hour-long appearances at Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino showroom over the weekend, a relaxed Cosby sat back in an easy chair and just talked about what it's like to be 51 years old and married for 25 years with five children.
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August 19, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
The public face of Bill Cosby's defense has left his legal team, his spokesman said Wednesday - the latest shake-up in the 79-year-old entertainer's representation as his sexual-assault case heads toward a potential trial in Montgomery County. Monique Pressley, a Washington-based lawyer who vaulted to prominence last year with her impassioned defenses of Cosby on national news shows as more than 50 women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct, signaled her departure in court filings.
NEWS
August 18, 2016 | By Solomon Jones
Even as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has granted interviews to major media outlets in connection with his organization's release of Hillary Clinton's emails, his fugitive status has been virtually ignored. He fled Sweden for England before authorities could interview him (Swedish law does not allow charges to be filed without such an interview). He fought extradition in England's court system, and, when he lost, he ran to the Ecuadorian embassy in London and sought political asylum.
NEWS
August 17, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
A federal appeals court in Philadelphia on Monday denied Bill Cosby's request to reseal excerpts from a 2005 deposition in which he discussed his extramarital affairs and the use of drugs to seduce young women. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit declared moot the question over the documents' release, which reignited controversy about the 79-year-old entertainer's alleged sexual misconduct and led in part to the criminal charges filed against him last year in Montgomery County.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
Most law firms would consider it noteworthy if just one of their cases became a front-page story. But for Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, the Center City law firm, that has happened three times in recent months. Given the notoriety of the matters - all are criminal cases - they likely will remain in the public eye for some time. Schnader's lawyers have gone to bat for former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, who is expected to appeal his conviction in June on federal corruption charges; former Pennsylvania State University president Graham Spanier, who is fending off criminal charges that he failed to go to the police with evidence that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually assaulted a minor; and comedian Bill Cosby, who is facing sexual-assault charges in Montgomery County.
NEWS
August 5, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
Bill Cosby says jurors at his coming sex-assault trial in Montgomery County should not be allowed to hear a recording of a phone call he made to his accuser's mother after the alleged attack. In a suppression motion filed Wednesday, Cosby's lawyers contend that Andrea Constand's mother illegally recorded the 2005 phone call because the entertainer did not know it was being taped. His lawyers say he placed the call from his home in Cheltenham. Pennsylvania law requires consent of both parties to record a conversation.
NEWS
July 30, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
Bill Cosby dropped his legal bid Thursday to force Andrea Constand to return the money he paid her in a confidential settlement a decade ago. Lawyers for the 78-year-old entertainer filed a motion to withdraw the breach-of-contract suit in federal court in Philadelphia. It came a week after U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno ruled that Constand's cooperation in the investigation last year that led to Cosby's arrest did not violate a nondisclosure provision both had signed as part of the 2006 settlement.
NEWS
July 22, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
Bill Cosby is seeking to appeal another issue in his sexual assault case before he goes to trial. Cosby's attorney filed a notice of appeal Wednesday in Montgomery County Court, arguing that accuser Andrea Constand should have to give testimony at a proceeding before the case goes to trial. Over defense objections at a hearing in May, Cosby was ordered to stand trial for allegedly sexually assaulting Constand. District Judge Elizabeth McHugh called prosecutors' decision not to call Constand to testify "risky," but ruled that it was permitted by state law. Cosby's attorneys again argued before Montgomery County Court Judge Steven T. O'Neill this month that Constand should have to testify at a preliminary hearing.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
T OM SIZEMORE once was a fixture in Tattle. It seemed like the burly actor ( Black Hawk Down , Saving Private Ryan , Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew , Sober House ) and Temple alum was always getting arrested for something - fights, drugs, violating probation, faking a urine test, etc. With his ties to Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss (whom he was jailed for beating) and a brief foray into porn ( The Tom Sizemore Sex Scandal ), Sizemore was one of Tattle's MVPs of the millennium's first decade.
NEWS
July 20, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
Andrea Constand did not break her confidential settlement agreement with Bill Cosby by cooperating with detectives in an investigation that led to criminal charges against the entertainer, a federal judge has ruled. The ruling, by District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno, dismissed portions of Cosby's bid to make Constand return the money he paid her a decade ago to settle sexual-assault claims. Cosby contended that the agreement prevented any party from disclosing details about the lawsuit or a 2005 criminal investigation into the allegations.
BUSINESS
July 19, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
When Gaetan Alfano took over as Philadelphia bar chancellor Jan. 1, he inherited a legal trade association that was treading water. Membership had fallen, and growing numbers of lawyers questioned its relevance. The profession, meanwhile, had gone through convulsive changes, but the bar group, not so much. Alfano made it clear he intended to shake things up, and now, six months into his yearlong term, he's on his way. Within weeks of the start of his term, Alfano took on American Bar Association president Paulette Brown for promoting a cut-rate legal service he said undermined lawyers' livelihoods.
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