November 21, 2014 |
When Bruce L. Castor Jr., then the Montgomery County district attorney, decided not to file sexual-assault charges against the comedian Bill Cosby in 2005, it wasn't because he didn't believe the woman who said Cosby had drugged and groped her. "Now I can say I thought he did it," Castor said in an interview Wednesday. "But back then, I would have been accused of tainting the jury that was going to hear the civil case. " Castor's revelation was not entirely new. Since leaving the District Attorney's Office, he has said that he believed a crime occurred but that there was not enough evidence to win a conviction.
November 21, 2014 |
RESISTANCE is futile. Legalized pot is coming. How does Tattle know? Because according to London's Channel 4 News, the family of Bob Marley has teamed up with a private-equity firm to launch Marley Natural. Once Wall Street sees potential profits and tells politicians to jump, the politicians answer the perfectly applicable, in this case, "How high?" (Marley Natural, by the way, was the reggae king's favorite strain of weed, but the brand will also include skin creams, lotions, balm and accessories.)
November 21, 2014
I KNOW THE NUNS who had custody of my conscience for 12 long years will be hanging their heads about this, but I've come to the conclusion that you can actually be too compassionate. While it's always good to reach out to those suffering, there are times when you have to say, "Sorry, but you waited too long. I can't help you now. " That's how I feel about the women who are coming out and accusing Bill Cosby of raping them decades ago. I know that most of the ladies are doing it to make themselves feel better and neutralize the shame they say he caused them to carry through their teen years and into adulthood, but the regurgitated revelations have been picked up by people who advocate abolishing statutes of limitations.
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.
November 16, 2014 |
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.
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.
November 12, 2014 |
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.
November 10, 2014 |
"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.
November 3, 2014 |
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.
November 1, 2014 |
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?