Netflix has announced that they have “postponed” the release of a new stand-up comedy special from Bill Cosby after even more rape allegations have emerged. Bill Cosby 77 was scheduled to be released the day after Thanksgiving. In recent weeks, decades-old allegations of rape reemerged following comments made referencing them by comic Hannibal Buress. A Cosby-centered online meme focused on the allegations also emerged and an awkward interview with NPR aired in which Cosby went silent when asked about them.
After the NPR interview, Cosby's publicist released a statement denying the “decade-old, discredited allegations.” Since then, two more women—including model Janice Dickinson—also said they were raped by Cosby when they were young. Though Cosby has never been convicted or charged with any sexual assault crimes, he has settled a lawsuit related to the accusations. NBC has said that at this point, they have no plans of canceling a new Cosby sitcom currently in development ... Discuss
Anyone who has ever visited one of Las Vegas’ grand stage shows has probably shared the same thought: What this production is missing is heavily bearded, Louisiana-based reality TV stars. Thankfully, your concerns have been heard. Producers are currently working on a musical adaptation of Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson’s bestselling book The Duck Commander Family that they plan to make a fixture of the Rio Hotel and Casino—the current home to the Chippendales and Penn & Teller shows.
Sure, considering the family’s vocal religious (and at times controversial) values, a Vegas stage show may seem like an odd pairing, but The Duck Commander Family Musical’s producer told the New York Times, that’s all part of the idea: “The show will end up challenging the views and assumptions of people across the political spectrum, more than most theater does. The Robertsons are so unusual, their story so juicy, and theater shouldn’t be limited to telling stories about people you resemble or revere” ... Discuss
Aubrey Plaza went on Jimmy Kimmel to talk about her upcoming Grumpy Cat movie for Lifetime, and the result is an incredible display of high wire deadpan in which Plaza masterfully promotes her movie even as she skewers its very concept, likely leaving Lifetime execs' heads spinning as to what just happened. "It's not just for kids and cat lovers," Plaza explains, showcasing one of the world's great poker faces. "It's a gift to America. I think people are going to be blown away by it and I'm not kidding." Alright, Aubrey Plaza. We're sold ... Discuss
Here’s proof that a man can only take so many decades of listening to people shout inane guesses during televised word puzzle competitions before snapping. Everyone has their breaking point, and last night, Pat Sajak hit his ... Discuss
Following the departure of Yvette Nicole Brown, Donald Glover, Jonathan Banks and John Oliver, there were a few empty seats in Greendale classrooms needing to be filled. Thankfully, when Community airs its sixth season on Yahoo, a few new personalities will be added to the mix. Paget Brewster (Friends, Criminal Minds, American Dad) and Keith David (Enlisted, The Bible miniseries, 7th Heaven) have both signed on to star in the latest season of the sitcom. From Yahoo: Brewster will play Francesca "Frankie" Dart, a consultant brought in to help whip the school into shape (good luck with that), while David plays retired scientist Elroy Patashnik.” The 13 new episodes premier next year ... Discuss
Want to see Nick Frost dressed up as Santa Claus in the new Doctor Who Christmas special? Of course you do. This teaser doesn’t really give us much else, but it should be enough to hold Whovians over for a few weeks until the BBC America premiere ... Discuss