Celebrity

The Comprehensive New Bill Cosby Biography Is Missing One Big Story

The facts are these: In January of 2005, a woman accused Bill Cosby of inviting her to his Pennsylvania home a year earlier, drugging her, and molesting her. In the months that followed, 12 more women accused Cosby of similar assaults, both anonymously and in television and magazine interviews, dating from 2005 to as recently as this year. The initial accuser hit the comedian and actor with a civil lawsuit; it was settled out of court in 2006 for an undisclosed sum. Those are the facts, in a single paragraph. And that’s one paragraph more than you’ll find on the matter in the entire 468-page text of Cosby, a new biography by Mark Whitaker that comes billed as “the first major biography of an American icon.” “Major,” perhaps; exhaustive, certainly, based on the hours of interviews detailed in its 29 pages of endnotes. And yet, thanks to that exclusion, Cosby certainly isn’t complete. … Read More

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Tavi Gevinson Listens to ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ on Long Walks, and More From Her Reddit AMA

Tavi Gevinson, every young person’s favorite multi-hyphenate, just finished up a Q&A over at Reddit. In it, several… Read More

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé Reportedly Working on Collaborative Album

Well, this seems like good news: while post-elevator-scandal, post-fraught-adultery-related-lyrical-tweaks, everyone was speculating on the likelihood of Beyoncé and Jay-Z… Read More

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Robin Thicke Admits to Lying About the Authorship of “Blurred Lines”

Here’s the skinny on Thicke. Robin Thicke, it turns out — for whatever modicum of the pop-culture following population… Read More

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George Clooney to Be 2014’s Cecil B. DeMille Recipient

George Clooney, the benevolent King of Hollywood and soon-to-be-removed from Most Eligible Bachelor’s lists, will receive the Cecil B.… Read More

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Hear Miley Cyrus’ Surprisingly Good Cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”

Here are two musical acts you probably didn’t expect to see mentioned in the same breath: Miley Cyrus debuted… Read More

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‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1′: Watch the First Full-Length Trailer

Today marks the debut of the first full-length trailer for the third Hunger Games movie. Depicting District 13, a… Read More

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Is Lena Dunham Really the Millennial Woody Allen?

Lena Dunham has a book out very, very soon, and you know what that means: it’s time for cover stories and blog posts and an entire cultural conversation about the auteur of an HBO comedy series, so let’s strap in. First out of the gate is the New York Times, with a cover story entitled “Lena Dunham Is Not Done Confessing,” which has prompted a bit of hand-wringing around the ol’ Twittersphere — not because of its generally Dunham-positive tone, or for any particularly reward-worthy photos, but because profile writer Meghan Daum had the audacity to (frequently!) compare Ms. Dunham to Woody Allen, and how dare she. … Read More

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Clever Joss Whedon-Inspired Artworks From Gallery 1988

Considering how they seem to have made it their mission to mount exhibitions based on our favorite pop culture things, it’s a little surprising that Los Angeles’ beloved Gallery 1988 has taken this long to put together a show dedicated to all things Whedon. But that day has arrived, with their Joss Whedon x Gallery 1988 show opening last weekend and running through September 27. And they were kind enough to share some of the best Buffy, Firefly, and Cabin in the Woods-inspired pieces with us, and you. … Read More

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