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Three Women File Defamation Lawsuit Against Bill Cosby

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Jemal Countess—Getty Images Bill Cosby attends the 7th annual Stand Up for Heroes event at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 6, 2013

Three women who claim Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them have filed a defamation lawsuit against the star, who they say has publicly branded them as liars.

The lawsuit details each woman’s encounter with Cosby. All three alleged encounters occurred at separate points in the ’70s, and all three involved Cosby offering the women unidentified pills (two of the women took these pills) before he sexually assaulted them.

Each of these women has come forward in the past decade with these details, and Cosby has responded by telling the media the stories are false and never happened.

The lawsuit, filed Jan. 5 and obtained by EW, says that Cosby’s responses to these allegations caused the plaintiffs “damages by virtue of [their] loss of reputation, shame, mortification, hurt feelings, and/or damage to [their] property, business, trade, profession, and/or occupation.”

As a result, the three women are asking for damages. Their attorney, along with Cosby’s lawyer and publicist, could not be reached for comment.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Young and the Restless Star Beau Kazer Dies at 63

Canada-born actor Beau Kazer, who originated the role of Brock Reynolds on The Young and the Restless, died on Dec. 30 at age 63, according to Soap Opera Network.

Kazer, who was born in Ontario, first appeared on the CBS soap as the lawyer son of Katherine Chancellor in 1974. He left the show six years later, but returned on and off from 1984 to 2013. Other television appearances include General Hospital, Hart to Hart, and more.

On his Facebook page, The Young and the Restless Star Daniel Goddard remembered Kazer’s “natural and honest” performances. “RIP Beau Kazer (Brock) I remember the first time I heard your voice and thought wow!” he wrote. “This guy should have been in radio! Then I watched u act and was blown away with how natural and honest your performances always were. God Bless.”

Kazer is survived by his wife, Sharon Alkus.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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USA Cancels Covert Affairs After 5 Seasons

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Hernan Zenteno—USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images (left-right) Piper Perabo as Annie Walker, Shawn Doyle as Belenko, Nic Bishop as Ryan McQuaid in Covert Affaris Episode 516

Even worse, it ended with a cliffhanger

Covert Affairs has been canceled after five seasons, EW has confirmed.

The spy series, starring Piper Perabo, debuted in 2010 to 4.88 million viewers, but struggled in later seasons. The series finale drew just 1.59 million viewers.

It’s bad news for fans since Covert Affairs ended its run with a cliffhanger. Auggie planned to leave the agency, while Annie weighed McQuaid’s marriage proposal.

But the network won’t be short on dramas with Covert’s cancellation. USA has already green lit three series for this year—Dig, Mr. Robot and Complications—with four more pilots in contention—Colony, Queen of the South, Evil Men and Stanistan.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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See These Never Before Seen Artworks by Andy Warhol

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has donated thousands of works to institutions around the world in the past two years

The world still hasn’t seen the last of Andy Warhol. The foundation in his name announced Tuesday that late last year it had completed its third and final major round of gifts, including many previously unseen works from the pop art pioneer.

“People have been wondering if there’s anything by Andy Warhol still left to be seen,” Joel Wachs, president of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, said in a statement. “The answer will soon be coming to a place that was very special in Andy’s worldview: everywhere. Although for the most part these gifts are by nature similar to works that have previously been exhibited, these materials are all original, they are all emerging from storage for the first time and they are going to be all over the map.”

Since acquiring a massive collection of Warhol’s work following his death in 1987, the foundation has donated more than 52,786 works to 322 institutions around the world. The first round of donations established the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, which opened in 1994. A second round of gifts, consisting of thousands of photograph given to almost 200 American university art museums, celebrated the foundation’s 20th anniversary.

This third and final round consists of 14,847 works that went to institutions including Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center, which received his entire archive of photographic negatives and contact sheets, as well as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

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Ludacris Gets Hitched to Longtime Partner Eudoxie Mbouguiengue

FILE: Ludacris Is Engaged
Kevin Winter—Getty Images Actor/rapper Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges and his girlfriend Eudoxie arrive at the after party for the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Fast & Furious 6" at the Gibson Amphitheatre on May 21, 2013 in Universal City, California.

The two were wed over the holidays

Well, that was fast!

Just two weeks after popping the question to longtime love Eudoxie Mbouguiengue, Ludacris announced on Instagram that the couple officially tied the knot over the holidays.

“Why wait? Did the thing before 2015. #mrandmrsbridges,” the rapper, born Christopher Bridges, captioned a sweet photo of him and his new wife.

Snuggled up to her husband, 37, on a white couch, the bride appears to have kept her look simple for her big day.

Wearing a floor-length white dress and clutching a small bouquet of white and lavender flowers tied with white and purple ribbon, Mbouguiengue looks serene in a series of snaps she shared on her own Instagram account.

“Great way to go into the new year!” she captioned her collage.

“We can confirm they got married privately over the holidays,” Ludacris’s rep tells PEOPLE.

On Dec. 26, Ludacris showed off his sentimental side, sharing with fans cute photos of his mile-high proposal.

She didn't say yes. She said HELL YES! #milehighproposal

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“She didn’t say yes. She said HELL YES! #milehighproposal,” he wrote, sharing pictures of a giddy Mbouguiengue.

— With reporting by Jennifer Garcia

This article originally appeared on People.com

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Looks Like Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Got to Hang Out With a Tiger Cub

And animal rights advocates are not happy with the photo

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In a viral photo that is bound to make anyone who just got back from holiday vacation jealous, it looks like Jay Z, Beyoncé, their toddler daughter Blue Ivy, spent quality time with a tiger cub at the Phuket FantaSea theme park in Thailand.

The above image, which recently appeared on an Instagram account for Beyoncé fans “@Beylite“, may seem like a cute family bonding moment, but it has already stirred controversy.

The London Evening Standard reports Jan Schmidt-Burbach, a wildlife expert for animal welfare charity World Animal Protection, argues, “A tiger is not a plaything,” so animals’ “health and well-being should not be sacrificed for a photo opportunity.”

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These Are the Newly Confirmed Guest Stars Headed to Parks and Recreation

Jorma Taccone and Blake Anderson join the guest roster for this final season, which already includes Paul Rudd, Jon Hamm, Rachel Dratch, and Megan Mullally

The year is 2017—or at least it will be on the seventh and final season of NBC’s Parks and Recreation—and the future brings all sorts of new technology, plus at least one new face.

Gryzzl, the chill company that agreed to hook up Pawnee with free wi-fi in the season 6 finale, will play a significant role in the show’s final run, as Pawnee residents are beta-testing its phones, tablets and other cool gadgets. Which means that not only will Workaholics star Blake Anderson return as Gryzzl CEO Mike Bean, The Lonely Island’s Jorma Taccone will be introduced as another upbeat exec from the company named Roscoe Kwang-Toftig. “He is vice president of cool new shizz, and that’s his actual job title,” Parks and Recreation executive producer Michael Schur tells EW.

The story lines involving Gryzzl will explore the theme of privacy—or lack thereof—in the digital age. “They are using Pawnee as a bit of a petri dish,” he says. “They, with the best of intentions, are creating technology, and when people are like, ‘This creeps me out,’ they’re like, ‘What’s the problem? This is amazing!’”

Anderson will pop up in the season premiere while Taccone (who has directed two episodes of Parks in previous seasons) will guest-star later in multiple episodes.

Season 7 begins a week from today, Jan. 13, and the guest roster for this final batch of episodes also includes Paul Rudd, Jon Hamm, Rachel Dratch, and Megan Mullally.

For more on Parks and Recreation as well as this winter’s most promising TV programming, pick up this week’s issue of EW.

This article originally appeared on EW.com


See What Happened When Lady Edith Played Cards Against Humanity

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Jim Spellman—WireImage/Getty Images Laura Carmichael attends the Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb New York premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on December 11, 2014 in New York City.

Bonus: Mrs. Patmore talks about farting

It’s rare that Downton Abbey viewers get to see Lady Edith smile. But this new video changes everything. Laura Carmichael, who plays Downton Abbey‘s saddest sister, sat down with Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore) and Phyliss Logan (Elise Hughes) to play the least appropriate of games: Cards of Humanity. Things escalate quickly to behavior that’s better suited for downstairs than upstairs.

“We’ve never played before so bear with us,” Nicol’s says at the start. But if you’ve ever played the card game, you can probably imagine the turn it took. Lady Edith talks about balls, Mrs. Patmore gets on the subject of farting and Mrs. Hughes says “bitches.” Lady Cora would be appalled. The three women can hardly control themselves. See if you can by watching the full clip at EW.com.


Meet the New Love Interest on Orange is the New Black

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Paul Archuleta—FilmMagic TV Personality / DJ Ruby Rose attends the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's 2014 An Evening With Women at The Beverly Hilton Hotel

Ruby Rose is coming to season three of the Netflix hit

Litchfield Federal Correctional Institution is getting a new inmate, as Australian model, DJ and television presenter Ruby Rose joins season 3 of the Netflix hit Orange is the New Black.

The star announced the news via her Facebook page Tuesday, along with a picture of her profile in Elle.

“Ruby Rose, 28, oozes raw sex appeal even in an orange jumpsuit, as the newest inmate – and lust object of both Piper and Alex – at Litchfield Penitentiary on this summer’s third season of Orange Is the New Black,” the magazine reports.

On top of her many roles in the entertainment industry — also working as a VJ, recording artist, and having appeared with Christina Ricci in the 2013 film Around the Block — Rose is also a prominent LGBT activist. Her short film, Break Free, is about escaping gender roles. The five minute video has been viewed on YouTube 2 million times since its July release:

Buzzfeed reported that Ruby Rose’s character, Stella Carlin, will have a “sarcastic sense of humor and captivating looks” that “quickly draw the attention of some of Litchfield’s inmates.”

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Carrie Fisher to Present Lifetime SAG Award to Mom, Debbie Reynolds

(L-R) Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher attends the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 10, 2011.
Frank Micelotta—AP (L-R) Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher attends the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 10, 2011.

It will be a special mother-daughter moment for the actresses

Carrie Fisher will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to her mother, Debbie Reynolds, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 25. Reynolds will be honored for a career that began in the 1950s and includes classic films like Singin’ in the Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and How the West Was Won.

Fisher, her daughter from her marriage to singer Eddie Fisher, is best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, a role she is resurrecting for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming sequel. Fisher famously wrote the novel Postcards From the Edge, a veiled memoir of her complicated life in entertainment as the daughter of a famous actress, and went on to write a TV movie, These Old Broads, that starred Reynolds and the woman who stole her husband, Elizabeth Taylor.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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