at 6:15PM on Nov 23
Bjork and Santigold – interesting! After seeing her in Vancouver last Monday, I’ve been describing her as a mix of Bjork and Aaliyah. I completely agree that she “becomes the music that she makes.” What a perfect way to describe it.
at 5:27PM on Nov 23
I was actually just thinking that I wish I could hear Phylicia Rashad’s perspective on the whole thing. I wonder if she could sense it, if she heard things, if she had any inkling of how dangerous he really was. I’d also kill to hear from Lisa Bonet, considering the fact that there were well-known problems between the two of them and that he was preying on people around her age. I’m thinking she must have heard things??
Also, I was just reading an article where they were interviewing people who attended Cosby’s show on Friday night. One attendee was quoted as saying “it’s a mystery why these women would have waited so long to say anything.” So again, Shannon, thanks for using your platform to help spread information about why so many victims remain silent. I’ve been so grateful for the way you and Trent have been handling all this, and this is exactly why PITNB has always been my only celebrity gossip site.
at 11:47AM on Nov 22
I agree that a lot of people who are still holding out and supporting Cosby are unwilling to listen. But many of them are very vocal. And I think that being vocal in support of the women who have come forward is really helpful to them and to everyone who can relate to them. Thanks for writing about this, Shannon.
at 11:36AM on Nov 22
I missed it when Trent posted it so thank you! So beautiful!!
at 11:35AM on Nov 22
I’ve seen it too and this makes me so happy – a show that actually gives her the respect she deserves. VH1 wins.
at 7:56PM on Nov 21
I love Beyoncé but I kind of hate this song. And she’s flawless as usual in the video but I’ll probably never watch it again. Meh.
at 10:22AM on Nov 21
I definitely thought that Jake was gonna get shot. But what actually happened was kind of a letdown… am I supposed to be worried about what Portia and the VP are gonna do to her?? After that scene with Papa Pope, those two don’t scare me at all!
at 8:22AM on Nov 21
The scene with Papa Pope nearly killed me! Damn that man is crazy! And that actor is my favourite. You know if Olivia was smart and had listened more to Jake, she could’ve pulled her own loaded gun out of her bag and shot him when he walked away…
Liv and Cyrus really needed to stop saying the phrase “bitch baby.” Like, stop. They used it on How to Get Away With Murder last night, too! Just, no.
at 12:12PM on Nov 19
So sad that Willow thinks there are no good books out there. They seem to try to have this spiritually-focused outlook, but they’ve never connected to other pieces of the human experience through books?? Only her own writing is worth her time? Very self-centred. Hopefully she’ll grow out of that.
at 11:54AM on Nov 19
I would like to point out that regular people also have a huge amount of difficulty getting any kind of protection from stalking and harassment. A lot of regular people (particularly women) deal with strangers or partners/exes/family/friends following them, threatening them, incessantly trying to force contact, taking violating pictures like upskirt shots, and otherwise making them feel terrified and violated. And it’s almost impossible to get any protection from law enforcement. And these are people who can’t afford security or other kinds of help to deal with that.
So I do feel for celebrities on this, and I would support measures taken to stop this kind of harassment… but at the same time, I wouldn’t really choose to spend much of my time or any of my money supporting this particular issue (if it was focused just on paparazzi and not broader measures to combat stalking and harassment in general) just because there are lots of causes to support and if celebrities are the targets here, then the cause is already extremely well-funded if they want it to be. I’d rather worry about the people experiencing stalking and harassment who don’t have the wealth necessary to protect their safety.