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Phylicia Rashad Offers Her Support Of Bill Cosby, Dismisses His Many Rape Accusers

“Forget these women”

Actress Phylicia Rashad, famously known as Bill Cosby‘s television wife Claire Huxtable on the TV series The Cosby Show, has broken her silence on the matter of the numerous rape and assault allegations that have been leveled against Cosby over the years and, most notably, over the last few months. Rashad dismisses outright the 50-something women who have accused Cosby of assault and believes that the accusations stem from an attempt by “somebody” to destroy his legacy and keep him off TV. Click below to read exactly what Phylicia Rashad has to say in defense of Bill Cosby and against his many accusers. More »

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Lana Del Rey Reveals The Title Of Her Next Album

She already has 9 songs ready for release

Lana Del Rey gave an interview to Billboard magazine to promote the music she recorded for the Tim Burton film Big Eyes, which includes the film’s title track, and in her chat with the magazine she casually revealed the title of her next album. LDR reveals that she has 9 original songs ready for release on her follow-up to last year’s Ultraviolence. Click below to find out what Lana Del Rey has titled her upcoming new album. More »

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Was Oprah Winfrey Right For Criticizing Ferguson And Eric Garner Protests?

'What I'm looking for is some kind of leadership...'

The movie Selma is going into wide release in the next couple of days, and I really cannot say enough good things about it. I ranked the movie 2nd on my list of 11 Best Movies from 2014, and I wrote a cover story on it for Paste Magazine last week. It’s an unforgettable story that really does shake up a lot of myths and misunderstandings about the Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr. Oprah Winfrey plays Annie Lee Cooper (please look up that name!), and she’s also one of the film’s producers. Because the story has obvious parallels to current events in America, Winfrey was asked about Ferguson and the recent protests. Her response isn’t sitting well with a lot of folks. Click inside for more.

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Leighton Meester Declares ‘All People’ Should Be Feminist, Obviously

LET'S GET IT TOGETHER PEOPLE.

Even though I never watched a single episode of Gossip Girl, I’ve always had a thing for Leighton Meester—at least in terms of her style. Now, I have another reason to appreciate the young actress. In a recent interview, she was asked–as many women are being asked now—if she’s a feminist. Meester responded perfectly… and maybe even threw some shade at Kaley Cuoco‘s recent ridiculous, embarrassing comments. (Cuoco doesn’t believe you can cook for your husband AND be a feminist.) Click inside for more!

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Watch: Britney Spears Takes The Extra! TV Rapid Fire Quiz And Gives The BEST ANSWERS EVER

Britney thinks Journey is an "old classical" band :D
Britney passes with flying colors

Britney Spears graciously gave a new interview to Extra! TV and participated in one of their Rapid Fire Quizzes giving us a bit of personal, intimate information that we may not have known about Britney before now. In addition to the revelation that Britney thinks that Journey and Chris Isaak make “classical music” (bless), she also reveals her favorite TV show, the movie she’s seen more than once, her biggest superstition, her favorite junk food and more. This is probably one of the best interviews that Britney has given ever, believe that. Click the embed above to look and learn.

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Nicki Minaj Opens Up And Gets Really Personal In The New Issue Of ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine

"I thought I was going to die"

Last week we got our first look at Nicki Minaj‘s new Rolling Stone cover and today we learn what’s inside. Nicki gives one of her most personal interviews to RS this month, which you can read excerpted below. Nicki reveals why she has decided, as a celebrity, not to speak out about controversial issues (“Look what happened to Kanye when he spoke out. People told him to apologize to Bush!“) and she opens up a bit about the abortion she had as a teenager (“It was the hardest thing I’d ever gone through“). Instead of shocking us with her usually sexy image, Nicki is showing us a different side of her by giving us a look within. More »

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Jada Pinkett Smith Flaunts Her Hot Bod On The Cover Of ‘Shape’ Magazine

"There are times when I feel as big and tall as Will!"

Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith is happy to show off her absolutely sick body on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Shape magazine. In her cover story interview, Jada talks about her motivation to keep in shape (it’s not just about looking good for her husband Will Smith) and she reveals a secret to her almost 20-year long happy marriage. But, really, the draw here is the photos … Jada looks absolutely flawless. I have to say, she is probably my favorite actor on the Fox TV series Gotham so I have a renewed love for the actress. Click below to see how great Jada looks on the cover and inside the new issue of Shape and try not to seethe with jealousy. More »

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Watch: LL Cool J Reveals That Eminem & T.I. Will Appear On His Upcoming New Album ‘G.O.A.T. 2′

"To miss out on this album ... would be a travesty for Hip Hop"
"I think people are going to be pleasantly surprised"

LL Cool J, the iconic rapper who in recent years has made a name for himself as an actor and awards show host, is getting back to the biz of making music and altho he doesn’t have a release date in mind, he is already talking about the forthcoming release of his next album G.O.A.T. 2. In a new interview with Rap-Up, LL reveals that he has recorded songs with Eminem and T.I. for the album, as well as tracks with fresh new rappers as well:

“I got a lot of young gunners on this album. People that are hungry and want to make the best music. It’s about the beats and the bars and the rhymes. It’s about being current and fresh and riveting — not a bunch of old tired 95 nugget ring bullshit. It’s newness.”

I probably haven’t really thought about LL Cool J‘s music career since he put out Mama Said Knock You Out in the early ’90s and then collabed with Jennifer Lopez in the early ’00s but I’m intrigued by this talk of a new album. This will be the first time LL has collaborated with Eminem so I’m curious to hear what they have come up with. He deffo sounds excited for the release of his new album so, yeah, I’m gonna keep an eye and ear out for more news about G.O.A.T. 2 as it becomes available.

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A New Promo Photo Has Been Released From ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

Mark Ruffalo hints that Bruce Banner is to blame

Disney has released a new promo image from the upcoming superhero sequel film The Avengers: Age of Ultron (due to hit theaters next summer) which, as you can see below, features the principal cast of Avengers in “secret identity” mode (ie. not wearing their superhero costumes). Along with this new cast promo image comes a bit of new information about the movie’s plot that enlightens a bit about how the superbad robot Ultron came to be. Mark Ruffalo gave an interview where he hints that his character Bruce Banner (aka The Incredible Hulk) might share responsibility with Tony Stark for the creation of Ultron … which is probably why his character looks SO BUMMED in the first trailer that has been released. Click below to see the promo image and read excerpts from Ruffalo‘s informative interview. More »

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Watch: Michael Sam Talks To Oprah Winfrey About His Draft Day Kiss, Reasons Why He’s Not Playing In The NFL

"I believe good things are on the horizon"
"I'm having fun, I'm in a good mood"

Former NFLer Michael Sam was featured on Oprah Winfrey‘s new show Oprah Prime last night where he talked about a range of topics, including his not being in the NFL right now. Oprah asked Michael about the infamous Draft Day Cake Kiss that he engaged in on national television with his boyfriend Vito Cammisano and was asked point blank if the kiss was staged and if he believes it was “too much” for America. Click the embed above to hear his answers to both questions. Below is a second embed that features Sam talking about the reasons he believes he is not playing professional football on team right now and what he sees in his future. Both clips are worth watching, check ‘em out now. More »

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