November 26, 2014 |
Unrelated TV news In "The Mistress," an intervention show debuting Jan. 21 on the new Discovery Life Channel (changing Jan. 15 from Discovery Fit & Health, a channel we didn't even know existed), Sarah J. Symonds , author and self-proclaimed former mistress of Chef Gordon Ramsay and Lord Jeffrey Archer , dishes out tough love to mistresses ready to finally escape the trap of extramarital affairs. "Infidelity is like the distant rumble of thunder in any relationship," said Symonds.
November 24, 2014 |
"MOCKINGJAY, PART 1" had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates yesterday. The movie opened well below the $158 million debut of last year's "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and the $153 million opening of the 2012 original. But it easily topped the $100 million debut of "Transformers: Age of Extinction. " The result made for some unusual ironies. The biggest opening of the year (and by a wide margin) was seen by some as a disappointment.
November 22, 2014 |
Chief U.S. Circuit Judge Theodore A. McKee couldn't stop thinking about it this morning: mounting rape allegations against Bill Cosby, who, like McKee, sits on Temple University's board of trustees. As a state-related university - currently under investigation by the federal education department for its handling of sexual assault and harassment cases - what stance should Temple take in regards to Cosby, a longtime trustee and fixture on the North Philadelphia campus? "It's one thing to say it's a public university and we have an obligation to maintain an appearance that does not undermine the seriousness of the charges," said McKee, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
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 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 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 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 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 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.