Ex-NBC Employee Frank Scotti Says He Helped Bill Cosby Pay Off “Models”

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Ex-NBC Employee Frank Scotti Says He Helped Bill Cosby Pay Off “Models” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

More Bill Cosby sexual assault drama: Frank Scotti, a 90-year-old former NBC employee, said he stood guard outside Bill Cosby’s dressing room while he entertained “models.” Scotti claims he helped deliver thousands of dollars from the comedian to eight different women.

When Cosby invited young models into his Brooklyn dressing room, the megastar’s pal stood watch outside the door. When the married Cosby sought a Queens apartment for another pretty face, Scotti arranged the deal.

And when the man behind Fat Albert needed cash disbursed to his flock of single female friends — hey, hey, hey — Scotti became the conduit for payments of up to $2,000 a month.

“He had everybody fooled,” said Scotti in an exclusive interview with the Daily News. “Nobody suspected.”

Scotti came forward last week with his insider’s look at Cosby’s womanizing ways during the magical 1984-92 run of “The Cosby Show.”…

The 90-year-old Scotti said he decided to speak as the drumbeat of sexual abuse allegations against Cosby, 77, grew steadily louder. “I felt sorry for the women,” he told The News.

I have no doubt that Bill Cosby engaged in this behavior, but he’s hardly alone and there’s no excuse for this behavior. I am sure many more have similar stories with other celebrities and athletes.

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Frank Scotti said he helped pay off girls for Bill Cosby

Cleveland Rookie Cop Shoots 12-Year-Old Boy Carrying BB Gun in Play Area

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Cleveland Rookie Cop Shoots 12-Year-Old Boy Carrying BB Gun in Play Area

Jesus Take the Wheel: A 12-year-old boy was shot by a Cleveland, Oh., rookie police officer outside the Cudell Recreation Center late Saturday afternoon, after he pulled a BB gun from his waistband, Cleveland.com reports. The boy has since died.

Police were reportedly responding to a call of a male with a gun outside the recreation center. The man who called 911 told the operator, “I’m sitting in the park…there’s a guy in here with a pistol, and it’s probably a fake one, but he’s pointing it at everybody,” the Daily Mail reports.

Deputy Chief of Field Operations Ed Tomba said the rookie officer saw a “black gun sitting on the table” when he and his partner arrived on the scene. The rookie officer “saw the boy pick up the gun and put it in his waistband,” Cleveland.com reports.

Tomba said the officer got out of the car, told the boy to put his hands up, but he reached for his waistband and pulled out the BB gun. The rookie officer then fired two shots hitting the boy in the stomach area.

This is a real tragedy. The child did not physically or verbally threaten the officer before he opened fire. Additionally, the dispatcher was already told the gun may not have been real.

This is the second case of a rookie police officer involved in a questionable shooting. Unarmed Brooklyn resident, Akai Gurley, was gunned down by NYPD rookie officer Peter Liang in the stairwell of the Pink Houses.

Faizon Love Goes on Epic Twitter Rant About Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Scandal

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Faizon Love Goes on Epic Twitter Rant About Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Scandal (Photo Credit: Twitter)


Faizon Love went on an epic Twitter rant denigrating the women who accused actor/comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them. I can’t repeat some of the things Faizon Love tweeted. He had choice words for former MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor and former CNN host Richelle Carey. Awful stuff. You be the judge:

Here’s the stuff from today:

“How to Get Away With Murder” Winter Finale’s Best Twist Wasn’t Sam’s Killer

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“”How to Get Away With Murder” Midseason Finale’s Best Twist Wasn’t Sam’s Killer (Photo Credit: ABC Video Screengrab)

ABC’s new hit show, “How to Get Away with Murder” stunned during its winter finale entitled “Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me.” I have to admit, I am starting to like this show a whole lot more than “Scandal.” In its ninth episode, we got to see who Sam’s (Tom Verica) killer was. The build-up to the revelation was hyped on social media with the hashtag #WhoKilledSam. That wasn’t the best twist of the episode.

Based on social media response and its solid ratings in the tough 10 p.m. ET slot, the Shonda Rhimes series is a hit. The series doesn’t drag story lines on and on. They hook you and then drop the truth.

Back to Sam’s demise. After the students find a drunken Sam at home, things got heated fast, particularly after Rebecaa (Katie Findlay) makes a beeline for the bedroom he shared with Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) to download the contents of his laptop onto a flash drive.  Two people who could be blamed for his death — Michaela (Aja Naomi King) who accidentally pushed him over the bannister and Wes (Alfred Enoch), who bashed him in the head with “the trophy” after he struggled with Rebecca.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night was when Wes came back to the scene to retrieve murder weapon AKA “the trophy.” He apologized over Sam’s body, but he wasn’t alone. Annalise was there and told him not to be sorry. Well, there are a lot more questions about what happened after Wes ran into Annalise, including did she allow them to remove the body from the home and who cleaned up the murder scene? What role did she play, if any in the cover-up? As you can see, 2015 will be very interesting for “How to Get Away with Murder.”

Here’s the reaction on Twitter:

Bill Cosby on Rape Allegations: “A Guy Doesn’t Have to Answer to Innuendos”

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Bill Cosby on Rape Allegations: “A Guy Doesn’t Have to Answer to Innuendos” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Embattled actor/comedian Bill Cosby is sort-of speaking out about the allegations of sexual assault leveled against him by 12 women, saying “a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos” and “people should check facts,” the Florida Today reports.

Embattled comedian and actor Bill Cosby told FLORIDA TODAY before his scheduled show tonight at the King Center in Melbourne, that recent offers of cash and prizes to heckle his performance only feed a ‘frat house mentality’ and that he didn’t plan to mention the controversy of allegations of sexual assault tonight to the sold out crowd.

So today I was informed of this radio station that is offering money for people to stand up and heckle in order to collect prizes and money,” Cosby told FLORIDA TODAY in a backstage one-on-one interview.

“The thing is, these people are prodding and pushing people and asking people to have a frat house mentality. Now suppose someone brings a weapon or decided to do more foolishness. There will be announcements made and the stations made some disclaimers, but what if people don’t listen to what they said and they entice violence. That’s not good for anyone.

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“I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.” Source: Florida Today

This comes as Cosby cancels more shows due to the allegations. Child TV star Renita Chaney Hill recently came forward saying he drugged her at age 15. Um, how did he get access to a 15 year old? Where were her parents? Still Bill Cosby got a standing ovation at a Melbourne, Fla, show, which was also sold-out.

Among the women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault are Carla Ferrigno (wife of Lou Ferrigno, the Hulk), Angela LeslieLouisa Moritz, Tamara Green, Barbara Bowman, Beth Ferrier, Therese Serignese, Joan Tarshis and supermodel Janice Dickinson.

The Queen Latifah Show Cancelled Due to Ratings, Costs

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the Queen Latifah Show Cancelled Due to Ratings, Costs

QUEEN LATIFAH SHOW CANCELLED:  Bad news for fans of Queen Latifah, whose real name is Dana Owens. Her show, “The Queen Latifah Show” has been cancelled due to low ratings and costs, TMZ reports.

The show is in its second season and will cease production at the end of the year> New new episodes will continue to air through March 2015, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Queen Latifah posted a heartfelt message on Facebook:

Obama’s New Immigration Plan Shields Nearly 5 Million Illegal Immigrants

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Obama’s New Immigration Plan Shields Nearly 5 Million Illegal Immigrants (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

President Obama’s immigration plan will shield five million illegal immigrants and shift the focus to undocumented felons, gang members and suspected terrorists. The White House says the president’s plan doesn’t provide a path to presidency. President Obama quoted Leviticus 19:33-34 in his  speech.

Obama will reject claims he is offering a free pass to undocumented immigrants and argue that “the real amnesty” would be leaving a broken system as it is now, according to excerpts of his remarks released by the White House.

“Mass amnesty would be unfair. Mass deportation would be both impossible and contrary to our character. What I’m describing is accountability — a commonsense, middle ground approach,” Obama will say.

“If you meet the criteria, you can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. If you’re a criminal, you’ll be deported. If you plan to enter the U.S. illegally, your chances of getting caught and sent back just went up.”

Obama will lay out changes he is making to immigration laws without the consent of Congress. A key element of his plan is to instruct immigration authorities to prioritize expulsion action against gang members, felons and suspected terrorists rather than law abiding undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and residents and others, senior administration officials said.

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The changes will offer those who qualify the chance to stay temporarily in the country for three years, as long as they pass background checks and pay back taxes. But they will not be offered a path to eventual citizenship or be eligible for federal benefits or health care programs. And, in theory, the measures could be reversed by a future president. Source: CNN

Never mind the fact that former president Ronald Reagan (1986) oversaw nearly three million illegal immigrants amnesty. President George H. W. Bush expanded on Reagan’s plan a few years later. But never mind the fact that the Republicans did it. How could the first black president have the gumption to do that. This may all backfire on the Republicans as Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and two others are threatening to sue. Um, they are barking up the wrong tree. A court action against Obama is likely to fail. The Department of Homeland Security says President Obama’s executive plan is legal:  https://www.scribd.com/doc/247401618/OLC-Memo-on-immigration

Republican leaders who had hoped to focus on corporate tax reform, fast-track trade pacts, repealing the president’s healthcare law and loosening environmental restrictions on coal are instead being dragged into an immigration skirmish that they’ve tried studiously to avoid for most of the last year.

That’s largely because the question of how to handle the estimated 11 million immigrants living illegally in the U.S. bitterly divides Republicans, and the party has been unable to agree on an alternative to the president’s plan.

To many, stark warnings from Boehner and McConnell sound more like pleas to the president to avoid reenergizing the GOP’s conservative wing, whose leaders are already threatening to link the president’s immigration plan to upcoming budget talks. Source: LA Times

As with the Affordable Care Act, the Republicans want to repeal the law, but have no plan to offer. The same holds true on immigration reform. They want to chide the president, even dropping the I-word (impeachment) but have no plan of their own. It’s about to get really ugly in Washington D.C. and my bet is that the Republicans will end up with a black eye and President Obama will prevail. The fact is, the current Democratic Party don’t deserve the votes of blacks and Hispanics, but the Republicans certainly don’t either.

Fox News Geraldo Rivera is praising Obama and slamming the Republicans. Um, I guess he’s the only one at Fox News that feels that way. Here’s an excerpt of his article:

Republicans had it coming. They allowed their House Leadership to be rendered irrelevant by anti-immigration radicals like Steve King of Iowa and Mo Brooks of Alabama. The right-wing herd and its supporting cast of screamers like Matt Drudge and Judicial Watch are indignant because they claim the president won’t wait for the legislative process to work; that what Mr. Obama is doing is unconstitutional, imperial and impetuous.

LOL. The right wing freak-out begins….

Florida State University Shooter ID’d as Alumnus Myron May

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Florida State University Shooter ID’d as Alumnus Myron May

The Florida State University shooter has been identified as alumnus Myron May. The AP reports Abigail Taunton, who runs a foster home, says he was staying in her guest house in the Florida Panhandle. Three students were wounded in the gunfire inside the library.

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Myron May ID’d as Florida State University Library Shooting Suspect (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Myron May graduated from Florida State and later attended Texas Tech University’s law school. He was fatally shot early Thursday after he opened fire in the library hitting three students. Two remain hospitalized and one has been released.

Deion Sanders’ Ex Tweets Recording of Kids Allegedly Saying He Kicked, Choked Son

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Deion Sanders’ Ex Tweets Recording of Kids Allegedly Saying He Kicked, Choked Son (Credit: Video Screengrab)

NFL great Deion Sanders ex-wife, Pilar Sanders, tweeted a recording of his kids allegedly saying he “kicked” and “choked” his son. Sanders has “Deion’s Family Playbook” on OWN TV, which focuses on parenting skills.

Deion Sanders won custody of their two sons, Shilo, 14, and Shedeur, 12, and daughter, Shelomi, 10, in a bitter child custody case with Pilar. Shelomi Sanders is allegedly heard telling her mother that Deion Sanders kicked and choked his son.

TV Land Pulls Cosby Show Repeats, NBC Drops Plans for Comedy Series

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TV Land Pulls Cosby Show Repeats, NBC Drops Plans for Comedy Series (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

BILL COSBY SEX ASSAULT SCANDAL:  TV Land has pulled “The Cosby Show” repeats and NBC dropped plans for a comedy series as the sex assault scandal continues to swirl. Netflix also scrapped a planned collaboration. A total of five women, including Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Janice Dickinson, have accused the actor/comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting them decades ago.

TV Land isn’t the only home for Cosby. Fellow Viacom property (and BET sibling) Centric also airs repeats of The Cosby Show. It’s not immediately clear if they’re follow suit.

On the streaming side, both Amazon and Hulu have rights to The Cosby Show. As of Wednesday afternoon, it’s still available on both. Representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment, and neither did Centric.

Weeks of bubbling criticism over sex abuse claims against Cosby seemed to come to a head on Tuesday night when Netflix postponed plans to air a comedy special about the 77-year-old. Then, on Wednesday morning, NBC followed suit by expectedly scrapping a comedy it was developing with the actor and comedian. Source: The Hollywood Reporter