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Watch Amy Schumer Defend Bill Cosby in the Court of Public Approval

'We deserve to dance like no one's watching and watch like no one's raping'

Comedian Amy Schumer put the numerous rape allegations against Bill Cosby into perspective in a blistering takedown sketch on her show Inside Amy Schumer.

In the sketch, Schumer defends Cosby in the court of public opinion and faces off against a prosecutor armed with mounds of facts and witness statements. Evidence aside, Schumer wins the support of the judge and jury with distractions like cake and free sweaters. At the end of the day, she argues jokingly, the public should ignore the Cosby allegations because they don’t feel good.

“If convicted, the next time you put on a rerun of The Cosby Show you may wince a little, you might feel a little pang,” she says. “We don’t deserve to feel that pang. We deserve to dance like no one’s watching and watch like no one’s raping.”

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Azealia Banks to Make Film Debut as Star of Coco

Azealia Banks performs in concert at Irving Plaza on May 11, 2015, in New York.
Robert Altman—Invision/AP Azealia Banks performs in concert at Irving Plaza on May 11, 2015, in New York.

The movie will be directed by RZA

Azealia Banks is ready for her first, non-black-and-white-YouTube close-up. The hip-hop artist has been cast as the titular lead character in Coco, an upcoming film directed by Renaissance man and Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA, EW confirmed. The Lionsgate project also added Common, Jill Scott, Lucien Laviscount, and Hana Mae Lee to the movie.

Coco (Banks) is an up-and-coming artist whose imminent record deal falls apart. Upon heading back to college, she digs into a previously undiscovered love: slam poetry. Maybe it’ll align with the release of Banks’ second major-label record, slated for a 2016 release.

RZA has one directorial credit to date: The Man with the Iron Fists. He directs Nicole Asher’s screenplay for Coco. Paul Hall will serve as producer.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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X-Files Star David Duchovny Says He Cried When He Read New Script

David Duchovny at Radio City Music Hall in New York on May 11, 2015.
Andrew Toth/FilmMagic/Getty Images David Duchovny at Radio City Music Hall in New York on May 11, 2015.

The show will be back as a miniseries next January

X-Files returns next January after more than a decade off the air, and star David Duchovny says the new script is “fantastic.”

Duchovny, who starred on the original show from 1993 to 2002, described its relaunch as an emotional experience, according to an interview in Entertainment Weekly. “I got the first script this morning,” he told EW. “I just read it about an hour ago and I started crying reading the first page.”

The X-Files revival will run as a six-episode miniseries on Fox.

Read more at Entertainment Weekly.

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19 Kids and Counting Loses Advertisers Following Josh Duggar Scandal

General Mills, Walgreens and other companies have pulled their ads

Advertisers are decamping from 19 Kids and Counting days after star Josh Duggar admitted to molesting several underage girls 12 years ago.

Choice Hotels International disclosed Tuesday morning that it has decided to pull advertising from all future episodes of the reality show. Payless ShoeSource also revealed Tuesday that it is in the process of removing its ads from the program.

A General Mills spokesperson confirmed that the company has removed 19 Kids and Counting from its current advertising schedule. As of Tuesday morning, Walgreens said they planned to “monitor the situation,” according to it’s official Facebook page. However, a spokesperson for the chain said late Tuesday that “in the wake of recent news, we are no longer advertising on the 19 Kids and Counting program.”

TLC announced Friday that the network was yanking the long-running reality show from its schedule. “Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently from the air. We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time,” the network said in a statement. TLC has not commented further on the situation.

News of Duggar’s past actions surfaced Thursday and the 27-year-old, who is now married with three children, immediately issued a statement apologizing. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” he said. “I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation.”

According to a 2006 police report published by In Touch, his parents reported the incidents to the police but charges were never filed.

In addition to his statement, the eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar resigned his position as a lobbyist with the Family Research Council (FRC), an organization dedicated to preserving family values in America.

It remains to be seen if TLC will take further action against 19 Kids and Counting, which has been on the air since 2008 and is currently in its 15th season. In October, the network canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo shortly after allegations surfaced about a romantic relationship between series matriarch June “Mama June” Shannon and a man convicted of child molestation.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.

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Read Game of Thrones Star Lena Headey’s Powerful Message to Her Daughter

Game of Thrones star Lena Headey is expecting a baby daughter this summer, and she shared the good news in a total girl power move: by penning a feminist essay.

Headey, 41, wrote a guest post for Plan International USA on May 20, asking for donations to the Because I Am a Girl Safe Future project, which aims to support young women in Egypt and give them the same rights and privileges of people in more developed nations.

“I am having a baby girl in six weeks. You have all been so lovely in your message to me, and I thank you for that,” she said.

“My daughter will have freedom of choice. She will be free to dance, to sing, to be educated in the fields that spark her passion, to marry if she wants, to marry WHO she wants, to remain single, or to fall in love with another woman. She’ll be able to wear what she wants, put on lipstick, and read books that spark debate and expand her mind.”

“She will be loved, protected, respected, and celebrated,” the actress continued. “All these things that should be, and will be, basic human rights, are a promise to my daughter. My humble request is that you give what you can and maybe — just maybe — we can bring about the change we all wish to see.”

Headey, who plays the manipulative Queen Cersei who will do anything to protect her children on the HBO drama, announced her pregnancy in February. She is already mom to son Wylie, 5, with ex-husband Peter Loughran, a musician.

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com

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ABC Would Hire Amy Schumer for The Bachelorette

UPDATE: ABC’s head of alternative programming, Robert Mills, tweeted on Tuesday that he would love to have Amy Schumer appear on the next season of The Bachelorette.

EARLIER: Last season on The Bachelor, Jimmy Kimmel stopped by to plan a date to Costco for Chris Soules and Kaitlyn Bristowe. And one season later on The Bachelorette, Kaitlyn has swapped Kimmel for Amy Schumer and Costco for a comedy club.

During Monday night’s Bachelorette, Schumer made the world fall even more in love with her as she helped the guys prepare for a night of stand-up comedy. Specifically, she helped to knock JJ, the house jerk, off his high horse by explaining that his jokes weren’t funny and he’s not smarter than everyone else.

It was that moment—paired with Schumer calling JJ a “turd”—that made Twitter take action. When People rounded up tweets surrounding that moment, there were two prevailing thoughts: Either have Schumer do weekly commentary for the show or have her be the next Bachelorette. (Even Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss got in on the action.)

For more, head over to People.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Watch the First Trailer for the Point Break Remake

Johnny Utah is back in action.

The first trailer for the upcoming Point Break remake highlights the new twist on the 1991 film, which stars Luke Bracey as FBI Agent Johnny Utah (played by Keanu Reeves in the original film) and Edgar Ramirez as Bodhi (Patrick Swayze in the original).

“Like me, the people behind these robberies are extreme athletes,” Utah says in the trailer, as he describes a group of criminals led by Bodhi. To stop them, he must become one of them.

“I’ve never worked so hard on anything in my life as for the preparation and filming of this movie,” Bracey told The Hollywood Reporter last August, in the midst of the shoot. “I am giving it everything I’ve got. It’s a five-month shoot. I’m going to leave nothing on the path, and when I get to the end of it, I’ve got to be able to look myself in the mirror and know that I gave it everything I’ve got.”

Kurt Wimmer directed the film for Warner Bros., which will release Point Break on Dec. 25.

This article originally appeared on Hollywoodreporter.com

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Kris Jenner Wants to Trademark the Word ‘Momager’

Kris Jenner attend the 2015 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfront at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on May 14, 2015 in New York City.
Joe Stevens—Retna Ltd./Corbis Kris Jenner attend the 2015 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfront at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on May 14, 2015 in New York City.

Kris Jenner is owning her reputation as a momager – literally.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians matriarch has just filed legal documents to trademark the word “momager” and embracing a nickname that has stuck ever since her family’s rise to fame, she confirmed to PEOPLE.

If her filing is granted, she would have the right to sue anyone who uses the moniker without permission, the site explains.

The nickname is an apt description for Jenner, 59, who has managed her six children for years, shrewdly building an empire and keeping the public interested in the antics of her famous family, including helping daughter Kim Kardashian West to amass a reported $28 million in 2014, per The New York Times, which recently profiled the Hollywood power broker.

This article originally appeared on People.com

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Watch the Trailer for Sundance Favorite The Diary of a Teenage Girl

“This is for all the girls when they have grown”

“I wonder if anyone loves me that I don’t know about,” wonders Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) in the new trailer for The Diary of a Teenage Girl, a coming-of-age tale that won rave reviews at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Minnie has just had sex for the first time, and she is glowing. The world—which for Minnie is San Francisco in the 1970s—looks entirely different than it did the day before, everywhere a hint of the possibility for love. The only potential complication? She slept with her mother’s boyfriend.

The film offers the first major role for the British Powley, with the cast rounded out by Kristen Wiig as her mother and Alexander Skarsgård as their shared love interest. The trailer offers a glimpse of the film’s unique visual style, a color palate of 1970s-era yellows and browns blended with animation that appears to pay tribute to the eponymous graphic novel, by Phoebe Gloeckner, from which the film was adapted.

In an interview with Sundance, first-time director Marielle Heller explained that the film is not a “morality tale.” “We’re not trying to pass judgment on this relationship or this girl or what she’s going through,” she explained. “We’re just trying to show honestly what it feels like to be a teenage girl.”

The Diary of a Teenage Girl hits theaters Aug. 7.


Watch a Trailer for the New Season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Jerry and Elaine together again

The trailer for the upcoming season of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee teases the reunion between the real life Jerry and Elaine. Julia Louis-Dreyfus—who served Seinfeld an excellent burn during David Letterman’s last show—is one of the comedians featured alongside some crazy/cool cars this season.

Elsewhere, Seinfeld smokes cigars with Steve Harvey, sings to Bill Maher, indulges some of Jim Carrey’s antics and chats with two incoming late night hosts: Trevor Noah, who will take over The Daily Show from Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert, who is succeeding Letterman. Seinfeld also shares his thoughts on donut holes.

[h/t Mashable]

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