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December 17, 2013
WITH BEING a real-life Cosby kid come the inevitable questions: What's Bill Cosby up to? What does he think about Temple University's controversial decision to cut its track-and-field program? Did you catch his recent appearance with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show"? Does Bill still eat Jell-O pudding? No, I didn't ask his daughter that. It wouldn't have mattered if I did, though, because Erinn Cosby, 46, wouldn't have gone there with me anyway. When we chatted last week by phone, she politely declined to answer questions about her uber-famous dad. Erinn, the second oldest of Cosby's four daughters, preferred to steer away from the personal and instead focus on her photography exhibit at Art Sanctuary, called "The Extension of Beauty," which runs through Jan. 31. It's a spin-off of a popular exhibit of Erinn Cosby's work that Art Sanctuary staged in May as part of the 29th annual Celebration of Black Writing.
NEWS
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.
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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.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2014 | Lauren McCutcheon
HAPPY Halloween, faithful readers of Temporary Tattle. How about a single treat before we-wish-they-were-tricks? Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed what his colleagues and friends have long known and most likely not thought that much about recently. He's gay. In an essay in yesterday's Bloomberg Businessweek , Cook explained his public coming out by quoting the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?
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.
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
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.
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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.
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November 16, 2014
ISSUE | FAMILIES Lifestyle choice Instead of using prominent space on Page 3 to inform us of anything going on in the world, The Inquirer tells us about a woman with terminal cancer - with whom I do sympathize - who wants children, pursues in-vitro fertilization, has her cousin carry and birth the twins, and states that she will not let cancer make her life choices ("Starting a family against odds," Nov. 9). And when we pro-lifers gather in Washington in the hundreds of thousands to ask for the repeal of a law that would allow more children the chance to be born, we barely get a sentence.
NEWS
November 16, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
A lawyer for Bill Cosby said Sunday the comedian will not dignify "decade-old, discredited" claims of sexual abuse with a response. The statement from attorney John P. Schmitt - released to The Associated Press and posted online - is Cosby's first reaction to rising uproar over allegations that he had sexually assaulted several women in the past. Cosby declined Saturday in an interview on NPR's Weekend Edition to answer any questions about the recently resurfaced allegations of sexual assault.
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November 12, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Not the memes the Coz had in mind On Monday, Bill Cosby 's Twitter account said to his 3.9 million followers: "Happy Monday! Go ahead! Meme me!" It invited them to go to BillCosby.com's meme generator and pair an image of Cosby with their own texts. It all backfired, and how. Cosby got memes, all right. But many, many, many of them recalled accusations of sexual harassment against him by at least 13 women since 2002. Over the face of a smiling Coz in a flat cap: "IT'S NOT RAPE IF YOU'RE FAMOUS.
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
November 10, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
"INTERSTELLAR" may have been the movie adults were excited about this past weekend, but once again kids rule the box office! The animated "Big Hero 6" debuted in first place with $56.2 million, according to studio estimates yesterday. Director Christopher Nolan 's brainy space saga, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway as very attractive astronauts, took off in second place with $50 million, estimates said. "Interstellar" opened below Nolan's last film, the mind-bending thriller "Inception," which conjured up $62.8 million when it debuted in 2010.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
TONIGHT WE turn the clocks back an hour, giving the stars more time to make news - like tweeting that they're sick when, hmmmmm , maybe they're not. And putting spin on a canceled interview. Read on to find out what's been going on in Celebrityville. Yesterday * Looks like native son Bradley Cooper won't be just a movie star any longer. Now you can also call him a TV producer. Deadline.com reports that CBS has committed to a "Limitless" pilot, based on the 2011 movie hit that Cooper starred in and executive-produced.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2014 | Lauren McCutcheon
HAPPY Halloween, faithful readers of Temporary Tattle. How about a single treat before we-wish-they-were-tricks? Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed what his colleagues and friends have long known and most likely not thought that much about recently. He's gay. In an essay in yesterday's Bloomberg Businessweek , Cook explained his public coming out by quoting the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robin Thicke's unraveling Robin Thicke 's image continues to take a pounding in the wake of his breakup with wife Paula Patton and the spectacular failure of his latest album, Paula . Now he admits he didn't really write his gargantuan 2013 hit, "Blurred Lines," saying he couldn't have done so if he tried, since he was so smashed on drugs. So reports The Hollywood Reporter, which has obtained transcripts from an ongoing court battle between Thicke and the children of Marvin Gaye , who claim "Blurred Lines" plagiarizes Gaye's 1977 song "Got to Give It Up. " Thicke admits that producer Pharrell Williams really wrote the tune.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2014
WE WOULD have guessed it's the food trucks. Why else would Playboy magazine anoint the University of Pennsylvania with the coveted No. 1 ranking in its annual list of the nation's Top Party Schools? The poll is in the mag's October issue, which hits Friday. It's not jealousy that motivates Temple Tattle (a/k/a this reporter) to question how in the world the school on the wrong side of the Schuylkill earned what appears to be such an undeserved accolade. It's sheer incredulity.
NEWS
August 16, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
The men's gymnastics coach at Temple University said he has raised more than $76,000 in donations for the program, which was cut by the university's board of trustees earlier this year. Fred Turoff, who is in his 38th season in charge of the program at the university, said a fund-raiser Thursday night featuring Temple alum Bill Cosby at the Independence Visitor Center was expected to bring in at least an additional $10,000. The event, billed as "An Evening With Bill Cosby: To Save the Temple Men's Gymnastics Program," was expected to draw about 200 people who paid up to $500 per couple to attend.
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