With the frenzy that’s cropped up around Bill Cosby and the growing number of women accusing him of sexual assault over the years, the Internet is hungry for commentary from anyone that’s worked with him. Perhaps a little too hungry, as it turns out, because everyone was a little too quick to believe former “Cosby Show” star Lisa Bonet was tweeting about her old boss. “According to the karma of past actions, one’s destiny unfolds, even though everyone wants to be so lucky,” a tweet from an account claiming to be Bonet’s read. “Nothing stay in the dark [forever].” Here’s the thing, though. Bonet isn’t actually on Twitter. “Lisa Bonet has no social media of any kind,” he manager tells People magazine. “Any posts made in her name were made by impersonators with unverified accounts. She also has no comment on the ongoing story.” This also cast serious doubt on the authenticity of this Phylicia Rashad Tumblr that I follow.
“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Waka Flocka Flame has got a new gig: pitching Pine Brothers brand cough drops for, ahem, minor sore throat relief. Over the strains of soothing piano music and with a cloud of suspicious smoke billowing next to him, the rapper professes that he “can’t live without my Pine Brothers.” Honestly, it’s nice to see more companies blatantly going after the stoner market — you should see the Jack in the Box late-night menu ads — but doesn’t someone already own the rights to that “because you’re worth it” tag line?
Michael Jackson’s oldest offspring, Prince Jackson, turns 18 in less than three months, meaning he’ll be free of the court-ordered guardianship that’s been minding his assets — and some more opportunistically minded folks have taken note. Among them? Uncle Jermaine Jackson, who “has been trying to get a reality show going” featuring the teen but can’t seem to “get it off the ground,” a source tells Radar Online. Prince, for his part, has said he wants to go to college. Smart kid.
Blake Lively is currently gestated her first official release with husband Ryan Reynolds, and the father-to-be could not be more excited — mostly because he could use a friend, as it turns out. “I’m just excited about having a buddy. We don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl yet, but whatever it is, you have this tether to reality that never goes away,” he tells People magazine. Tether to reality? That never goes away? I mean, that’s a lot of responsibility to put on one kid.
Here’s another example of two great tastes that taste great together. YouTuber and mash-up master Robert Jones has taken Marvel’s oddball hit “Guardians of the Galaxy” and set it to the opening of “Friends.” And the results are delightful. The only question is, really, which one is Chris Pratt? The Chandler, the Joey or the Rachel? Because Rocket Raccoon is definitely the Monica.
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