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Comedian Hannibal Buress Calls Bill Cosby a ‘Rapist’

The explicit remarks are going viral now

New York-based comedian Hannibal Buress referred to Bill Cosby as a “rapist” during a stand-up set at the Trocadero in Philadelphia last Thursday.

In his act, Buress suggested that The Cosby Show creator, widely recognized for his portrayal of one of America’s favorite dads, Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, was hypocritical to give out advice, given a string of sexual abuse allegations against the entertainer. Buress encouraged the audience to “Google ‘Bill Cosby, rape,'” and joked that it would produce “more results than Hannibal Buress.”

The remarks were reported by PhillyMag.com and became viral Monday after BuzzFeed and Gawker aggregated them.

You can watch the Cosby-related part of the performance here:

Buress concluded the joke with a self-deprecating quip: “I don’t know what I’m doing by telling you this. I wanted to at least make it weird to watch Cosby Show reruns.”

It is not the first time that Cosby, whose pioneering career in standup influenced comedy legend Richard Pryor, among others, has been called out by another comic onstage. Eddie Murphy famously impersonated Cosby in his 1987 HBO special Raw, saying that the elder comedian “chastised” him for material that was “too dirty.”

MORE: Bill Cosby’s Maddening Paradox

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After Drake Totally Airballed a 3-Pointer, Nothing Was the Same

He was on his worst behavior on the court

Over the weekend, Drake was warming up with the University of Kentucky’s basketball team, because he’s a big basketball fan and the Wildcats are one of his favorite teams. Sadly, though, Drizzy’s participation indicated that he should probably stay beside the court, where he can safely lint-roll his pants, instead of on the court. Because when he attempted to go for a three-point shot, this is what happened:

Oh man. Aiiiirbaaaallll.

Here’s another angle which really captures the hopelessness:

Oh, Drake. Maybe you should just stick to doing Drake things like rapping and manufacturing lint rollers.

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National Review Cover Story Calls Lena Dunham’s Rape Revelation ‘Gutless’

National Review

The article raises questions about the potential repercussions on the alleged rapist

The cover of National Review’s Nov. 3 issue quite literally paints Lena Dunham in unflattering terms — the words “cowardice,” “insularity,” “narcissism,” and “sex” are tattooed on her arm in the photo illustration.

This is not the first time those accusations have been leveled at the 28 year-old writer, director and actress. But Kevin Williamson, author of the cover story, “Pathetic Privilege”, takes a new line of attack with his harsh critique of one chapter of Dunham’s new book, Not That Kind of Girl. He turns Lena Dunham’s story about emotional and physical trauma she experienced after realizing a complicated sexual encounter was, in fact, rape into a story about the trauma the publication of Dunham’s story may present for her accused rapist who was identified in the book by a first name only.

Williamson writes that since Dunham was initially confused about the encounter (she was intoxicated at the time), never “felt the need to press charges, file a complaint, or otherwise document the encounter,” and won’t release the “medical records at Oberlin supporting the story,” her accusations are suspect.

He also calls Dunham’s publication of the story “a gutless and passive-aggressive act.” Dunham identified her rapist as a mustachioed Republican named Barry. Williamson writes, “It takes me about two minutes to discover a Republican named Barry whose time at Oberlin coincided with Dunham’s.”

In a web companion piece, Williamson notes that he contacted that Barry who says he never knew Dunham. And while it was one of the “most unfortunate coincidence of [his] life,” Barry doesn’t think Dunham meant to refer to him. (Williamson also suggests that the incident she describes may be completely fictional and thinks using the name Barry was negligent.)

Dunham is presented as the attacker of this anonymous young man’s reputation by accusing him of a crime. The story, which is accompanied by caricatures of a buck-tooth Dunham as well as a photo of her eating cake, is under a paywall. However, the Washington Post does a pretty good roundup of the most important points in the piece — including 10 references it makes about the women in Dunham’s family’s genitals.

Not everyone shares Williamson’s outrage. Others have suggested that complexity and ambiguity of Dunham’s story is why it resonates so strongly with young women for whom these kinds of experiences may be an unfortunate reality. (Since graduating, Dunham has become a fierce advocate for reform of campus sexual assault policies under which few women have reported rapes on campus.)

READ MORE: Lena Dunham’s Story of Rape Is a Must-Read

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Justin Bieber Gets Boxing Lessons from Floyd Mayweather

Mayweather wrote on Twitter that he had a "good time"

Justin Bieber is getting boxing tips from world champion fighter Floyd Mayweather.

The 20-year-old singer posted a shirtless video to his Instagram account, in which he tosses practice punches in Mayweather’s direction and ducks the boxer’s slow returns.

No word on why Bieber is training to fight or why a world champion boxer would give lessons to a pop star, but given the celebrities’ numerous posts to social media, they both seemed to enjoy it. Mayweather wrote on Twitter that he had a “good time.”

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Welp, Here’s Diego Luna Covering ‘Creep’ by Radiohead

"Book Of Life" Premiere
Diego Luna arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Book Of Life" held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on October 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Michael Tran—FilmMagic / Getty Images

It's for his upcoming move, The Book of Life

What the hell is Diego Luna doing here? Diego Luna does not belong here.

And by “here” we mean “singing a Radiohead song.” But it happened and nobody can do anything about it. Here’s how this went down: director Jorge Gutierrez reached out to the band asking for permission to use “Creep” in his upcoming animated film, The Book of Life, which stars Luna as young aspiring musician Manolo. Though Radiohead often refuses to lend their songs to films, they said yes this time.

“And they, for the first time ever, said, you know, the way you’re using the song is exactly what that song is for,” Gutierrez told The Latino Review. “It’s a teenager who doesn’t feel like he doesn’t fit in. And that’s who Manolo is.”

Listen to a snippet of the cover here:

 

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Watch Jimmy Fallon and Brad Pitt Communicate Entirely Through the Art of Breakdance

There are subtitles for those of you not fluent in the language of dance

Last night, Brad Pitt dropped by The Tonight Show to chat with Jimmy Fallon, catch up on life, talk about his current movie Fury, etc. They did all of this — but instead of using words, they used their dance moves.

Luckily, this segment included subtitles for those of us who are not fluent in breakdance. Fallon and Pitt both do a great job, but the true star here is clearly Brad’s mustache.

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Watch Bill Murray Abandon David Letterman to Train for the NYC Marathon (in a Tux)

"Can you handle things? I really should get a run in."

In the middle of his interview with David Letterman last night to promote his movie St. Vincent, Bill Murray decided to pull a Bill Murray and make things totally weird. All of a sudden, he seems to get flustered and begins asking Letterman questions like “What is today’s date?” and “When is the NYC marathon?” and “Is that soon?” He made a commitment to himself, he explains, to enter the race this year, and decides that he needs to get up and get a run in. “Can you handle things?” he asks the Late Show host.

Then Murray slathers Bengay all over his hands and heads out into New York City to train — all while wearing a tuxedo.

Watch the full clip here:

 

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The Most Talked-About Celebrity Bangs of All Time

London Celebrity Sightings - OCTOBER 15, 2014
Beyonce Knowles seen leaving a gallery with BANGS Alex Huckle—GC Images

In honor of Beyonce's "controversial" hair cut

Beyoncé got bangs, and people have feelings about it.

Is the super short, Bettie Page-inspired fringe the Bangpacolyspe? “Vintage but not cheesy”? A Blue Ivy art project? Proof that Queen Bey has bad hair days just like us? Absolutely none of our damn business? It’s all a matter of opinion… that will be shared again and again on Twitter.

For whatever reason, emotions run high when it comes to celebrity bangs.”If you’re going with a black eye or bangs, go with the black eye,” actress Kaley Cuoco said after getting skewered for embracing the fringe on a 2013 red carpet. And so, in the name of journalism, we have compiled a list of the most influential — and at times, “controversial” — celebrity bangs.

Bettie Page

Bettie Page Portrait
CIRCA 1952: Pin-up model Bettie Page poses for a portrait Michael Ochs Archives

Here’s the 1950’s pin-up said to have inspired Beyoncé. If you’ve had any impact on Beyoncé, you’re obviously one of the most influential beings on the planet.

Michelle Obama

Children Gather For Kid's Inaugural Concert
The First Lady Michelle Obama with BANGS (2013) Joe Raedle—Getty Images

“This is my midlife crisis,” FLOTUS told Rachel Ray, “jokingly,” in a 2013 interview. And oh, what a bold statement the bangs were. The Wall Street Journal noted: “These aren’t the kind of subtle, side-swept bangs that some women favor, including Duchess Kate. Rather, Mrs. Obama opted for full-on, forehead-covering fringe. It’s a bold move at a high profile time for the First Lady, just days before President Obama’s inauguration.” The Cut prematurely mourned the loss during Obama’s Bowie State commencement speech, but The Daily Beast was quick to assure concerned masses that “they’re still on her head… she just parted her hair differently.”

(The bangs have since retired.)

Kerry Washington

But, “were Michelle Obama’s bangs inspired by Kerry Washington?” The Daily Mail (and others) wondered. FLOTUS does binge-watch Scandal.

Hilary Clinton


Michelle isn’t the only woman in politics to make waves with her choice of bangs. Hillary Clinton’s January 2014 bangs were “oddly controversial,” Bustle noted, as other publications questioned what her “bangs mean for America.” Imagine if Clinton had sported bangs and her infamous scrunchie? Then the Union would have been put in a tailspin.

Zooey Deschanel

The Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Performer Nominees' 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Reception - Arrivals
Actress Zooey Deschanel and her bangs Imeh Akpanudosen—Getty Images

The New Girl star and hipster icon isn’t just known for her bangs, as Buzzfeed points out, she is hardly recognizable without them.

Tyra Banks

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute To Industry Icons Honoring L.A. Reid - Red Carpet
TV personality Tyra Banks, her bangs, and NARAS President Neil Portnow Michael Kovac—WireImage

One word: Fierce.

Andrea Sachs


Yes, Anne Hathaway often sports bangs in real life. But this isn’t about Anne Hathaway. This is about her character Andrea Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada. Andrea was nothing without bangs. Nothing. And after she got them, she became everything, inspiring little girls everywhere to don the haircut that goes hand in hand with being a successful assistant to a high-powered, mercurial fashion editor.

Rooney Mara

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Actress Rooney Mara arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards Gregg DeGuire—FilmMagic

The look was created for Mara’s role as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Vogue dubbed this ultra chic individual’s adoption of blunt bangs, “The Rooney Mara effect.”

Audrey Hepburn

Holly At Tiffany's
Audrey Hepburn (1929 – 1993), as Holly Golightly Paramount Pictures—Getty Images

A classic.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Attends 'My Worlds The Collection' Photocall in Madrid
Singer Justin Bieber Carlos Alvarez—Getty Images

A modern classic.

TIME Gadgets

Everything You Need to Know About will.i.am’s Smartwatch

Salesforce.com's Dreamforce 2014 Conference
Marc Benioff (left) and will.i.am participate in the keynote speech at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce 2014 Conference. Tim Mosenfelder—Getty Images

First: There is such a thing. Also, it will play music, make calls and log onto Facebook

Apple is launching its much-anticipated smartwatch in early 2015, but rapper/tech evangelist will.i.a.m is hoping to beat the company to the punch. The artist (who was a guest at Apple’s unveiling earlier this year) is planning to debut his own long-discussed smartwatch Wednesday night at a Salesforce.com tech conference in San Francisco, according to blog Engadget. Will.i.am. will be the featured speaker during a session called “Wrist Power: The Vision of Wearable Computing and Fashion Tech.”

The rapper, who also serves as the Director of Creative Innovation for Intel, has been teasing the watch for a while. Back in April, he said that the device won’t have to be tethered to a phone to function, unlike most similar devices on the market. His watch will be able to make calls, play music, use Bluetooth to interact with other devices, and feature social apps like Twitter and Facebook.

There’s no word yet on price or battery life, but it’s likely will.i.am will try to market his watch as a high-end, fashionable device. He debuted a $475 iPhone camera add-on aimed at “influencers” in 2012 and more recently partnered with Lexus on a car equipped with specially designed cameras to take panoramic photos.

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Bill Murray Just Bought His First Cellphone, and It’s a BlackBerry

"The Monuments Men" - Los Angeles Photo Call
Actor Bill Murray attends a photo call for "The Monuments Men" Jason LaVeris—FilmMagic

Who you gonna BBM?

Public service announcement to Bill Murray fans: If the actor crashes your bachelor party or engagement shoot, make sure to ask for his BBM after.

After a lifetime of eschewing cellphones, Murray told Variety that he has purchased a smartphone: A BlackBerry. Because obviously.

“I got it to communicate with my sons, because they will not answer a phone call, but they will answer a text,” he said begrudgingly. “I mean I have done it, but I have no interest in it. The kids’ school stuff is all email, and they send thousands of emails. It’s complete overload.”

But don’t worry, the actor also has his very own 800 number which he sporadically checks. Who you gonna call? Bill Murray, duh.

[Variety]

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