Scott Rudin Apologizes for Racially Insensitive Emails About President Obama

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Scott Rudin Apologizes for Racially Insensitive Emails About President Obama

SONY EMAIL SCANDAL: Producer Scott Rudin issued an apology for his racist emails that surfaced last night after a trove of hacked private emails between he and Sony Pictures Entertainment chairwoman Amy Pascal were released. They named black-themed films that President Obama might like.

 Rudin made the point in this morning’s New York Times about this hacking breach was a criminal act, when he was asked about other hacked e-mails between the producer and Pascal referencing the movie on Apple’s Steve Jobs. Here, Rudin said he simply wanted to apologize.

“Private emails between friends and colleagues written in haste and without much thought or sensitivity, even when the content of them is meant to be in jest, can result in offense where none was intended,” he told Deadline. “I made a series of remarks that were meant only to be funny, but in the cold light of day, they are in fact thoughtless and insensitive — and not funny at all. To anybody I’ve offended, I’m profoundly and deeply sorry, and I regret and apologize for any injury they might have caused.” Source: Deadline

The racially insensitive emails about President Obama prove one thing — no matter how far we have come as a country, we still haven’t overcome.

Here’s some of what Scott Rudin said about President Obama:

On the eve of a fundraising breakfast being attended by the President at the home of DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Pascal and Rudin went over things she could discuss with Obama while at the event in October 2013.

‘Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?’ Pascal asks Rudin, a reference to the 2012 Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained that dealt with the subject of slavery in the antebellum South.

’12 years,’ responds Rudin, referencing another slavery film, this time Steve McQueen’s 2013 Academy Award-winning work 12 Years a Slave, a very violent and brutal look at the injustice and abuse endured by the millions forced into slavery in America.

The pair then keep going, listing as many current films starring black actors as they can name, including Lee Daniels’ The Butler and two Kevin Hart movies, Think Like a Man and Ride Along.

‘I bet he likes Kevin Hart,’ says Rudin at one point.  Source: Daily Mail

Supermodel Beverly Johnson Says Bill Cosby Drugged Her in Mid-1980s

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Supermodel Beverly Johnson Says Bill Cosby Drugged Her in Mid-1980s

SHOCK: Supermodel Beverly Johnson alleges in Vanity Fair article that actor/comedian Bill Cosby lured her to his home in the mid-1980s and drugged her. She is the most high-profile celebrity, next to Janice Dickinson to accuse Cosby of untoward behavior.

Looking back, that first invite from Cosby to his home seems like part of a perfectly laid out plan, a way to make me feel secure with him at all times. It worked like a charm. Cosby suggested I come back to his house a few days later to read for the part. I agreed, and one late afternoon the following week I returned. His staff served a light dinner and Bill and I talked more about my plans for the future.

After the meal, we walked upstairs to a huge living area of his home that featured a massive bar. A huge brass espresso contraption took up half the counter. At the time, it seemed rare for someone to have such a machine in his home for personal use.

Cosby said he wanted to see how I handled various scenes, so he suggested that I pretend to be drunk. (When did a pregnant woman ever appear drunk on The Cosby Show? Probably never, but I went with it.)

As I readied myself to be the best drunk I could be, he offered me a cappuccino from the espresso machine. I told him I didn’t drink coffee that late in the afternoon because it made getting to sleep at night more difficult. He wouldn’t let it go. He insisted that his espresso machine was the best model on the market and promised I’d never tasted a cappuccino quite like this one.

It’s nuts, I know, but it felt oddly inappropriate arguing with Bill Cosby so I took a few sips of the coffee just to appease him.

Now let me explain this: I was a top model during the 70s, a period when drugs flowed at parties and photo shoots like bottled water at a health spa. I’d had my fun and experimented with my fair share of mood enhancers. I knew by the second sip of the drink Cosby had given me that I’d been drugged—and drugged good. Source: Vanity Fair

The rest of the article left me shaking my head….Bill Cosby is in real trouble. He may never be able to repair his image, but I have to ask, how many other entertainers have engaged in similar behavior?

Watch Beverly Johnson’s shocking drugging allegations against Bill Cosby:

“Hit the Floor” Actress Stephanie Moseley, Earl Hayes Dead in Murder-Suicide

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“Hit the Floor” Actress Stephanie Moseley, Earl Hayes Dead in Murder-Suicide (Photo Credit: StephanieMoseley.com)

SHOCK:  Stephanie Moseley, an actress featured on VH1’s “Hit the Floor,” is dead in a suspected murder-suicide involving her rapper Earl Hayes.

The LAPD said police were called to the scene at about 7:30 a.m. on Monday after a resident reportedly heard up to 10 gunshots and a woman screaming.

KTLA reports Stephanie Moseley and Earl Hayes were identified by Burrel Wilks, the self-described “life coach” and close friend of Hayes.  He said the two were married.

TMZ reports that Earl Hayes fatally shot Stephanie Moseley and then turned the gun on himself.

Here’s more from TMZ:

Floyd Mayweather is reeling tonight … because he was on FaceTime with one of his best friends when the guy pulled out a gun, shot his wife and then killed himself … TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us … rapper Earl Hayes called Floyd on FaceTime Monday morning in a rage, over claims his wife — VH1 star Stephanie Moseley — had been unfaithful.

According to our Floyd sources, Earl said he was going to kill his wife. The champ was pleading with him to get a grip … to no avail. Floyd will not say how much he saw, but he acknowledges he was a witness and heard everything.

There are reports that Stephanie Moseley allegedly cheated with Trey Songz.

Chris Brown Calls Ex-Girlfriend Karrueche Tran a Bitch as Break-Up Goes Nuclear

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Chris Brown Calls Ex-Girlfriend Karrueche Tran a Bitch as Break-Up Goes Nuclear (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Singer Chris Brown is blasting ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran as a bitch and accusing her of dating rapper Drake while he was in jail, as their break-up goes nuclear.

Brown just ripped into Karrueche on Instagram, calling her a cheater, saying, “I was locked up for damn near 4 months and only got 1 visit from you while u was hosting parties and taking secret trips to Toronto, going on dates with Drake.”

Chris fired his salvo after Karrueche went on the attack, explaining their breakup this way … “I refuse to be repeatedly mistreated especially by someone who claims to love me. That’s not love.”

As if it really needs translation … Chris is calling out Karrueche, who publicly made it look like she was standing by him when he was jailed earlier this year.  As for Drake … well, you remember WIP nightclub, right?  That fight involved Rihanna and the 2 seems to squash the beef … but it’s clearly back in force.

And as for Karrueche’s comment … after the Rihanna beating, the word “mistreated” has all sorts of meaning when it comes to Chris, and Karrueche knows it.

Karrueche added, “If you can’t love me the right way, then don’t love me at all.” Source: TMZ

Is this the version of Chris Brown who attacked Rihanna, leaving her bloodied? Yeah, the old Chris Brown is showing…..

Here’s Chris Brown’s Instagram post about Karrueche Tran that he later deleted:

We’ve got scars, some of them u gave me, some of them I’ve caused. That ride or die act we have been fooling the world with obviously ain’t working. I was locked up for damn near 4 months and only got 1 visit from you while u was hosting parties and taking secret trips to Toronto, going on dates with Drake! When this relationship first started u knew what it was and even participated in threesomes. I slowed all that shit down. So let’s not try to save face for public opinion because I don’t need to play victim so people can take my side. All these celebrity n***as ain’t shit and focus only on themselves. I made it clear to the world who my girl was and made your life equal to mine even at the cost of me not focusing on my career at times. So miss me wit the bulls**t. Now yall know the real. H/T Hollywood Life

Karrueche Tran is accusing Chris Brown of mistreating her. Here are some of her recent tweets:

Report: CNN’s Don Lemon “Flashes” Gang Signs While Partying

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Report: CNN’s Don Lemon “Flashes” Gang Signs While Partying (Photo credit: CNN Video Screengrab)

#DonLemonPartying:  RadarOnline is going in on CNN’s Don Lemon for allegedly flashing a gang sign and grabbing his crotch while partying. I don’t know Don Lemon personally, but I seriously doubt he was flashing gang signs.

It’s been a rough month for Don Lemon. The controversial CNN star first came under fire for suggesting that alleged Cosby victim Joan Tarshis could have prevented her rape. Then, his tone-deaf reporting in Ferguson went viral with the hashtag #DonLemonReporting. Now, RadarOnline.com has learned, he’s about to be humiliated all over again thanks to newly leaked photos from a night of partying. Throwing gang signs, grabbing his crotch, it’s Don Lemon as you’ve never seen him before!

Stay tuned. Developing story.

 

Judy Huth Sues Bill Cosby for Allegedly Molesting Her in 1974 When She was 15

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Judy Huth Sues Bill Cosby for Allegedly Molesting Her in 1974 When She was 15 (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

I knew it was a matter of time before Bill Cosby was sued for alleged decades-old sexual assault. Judy Huth, a southern California resident, sued Cosby claiming he molested her around 1974 when she was 15 years old, RadarOnline reports.

Huth’s sexual battery lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles. The lawsuit alleges that the sexual abuse occurred in a bedroom at the Playboy mansion.

The lawsuit states Cosby forced her to perform a sex act on him with his hand. This occurred after the actor/comedian took them the mansion after having several drinks.

Judy Huth claims she suffered severe emotional distress and only discovered the impact of the assault on her within the past three years. That allows her to sue Bill Cosby under California law. She is seeking attorney’s fees and damages.

 

John Boyega Hits Back at Critics Upset Over Black Stormtrooper in Star Wars 7

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John Boyega Hits Back at Critics Upset Black Actor Playing Stormtrooper in Star Wars 7 (Photo Credit: Disney)

#BlackStormtrooper: John Boyega, who plays a black Stormtrooper in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie, is hitting back at those people upset a black actor is playing the role. This kinda reminds me of the ridiculous freak-out that erupted over Idris Elba playing the Norse deity Heimdall in “Thor.”

John Boyega subtly hit back at his critics, posting on Instagram, “To whom it may concern…Get used it.” I guess the haters would much prefer to see black actors cast as thugs and slaves. Unbelievable how much this country has somewhat failed to get past those dark days of racial discrimination.

With love xxx

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The reaction from Twitter:

Trailer Released for New Star Wars Movie “The Force Awakens”

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Video: Trailer for New Star Wars Movie Released

The trailer for the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”  has been released. The J.J. Abrams-directed Lucasfilm movie stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, along with original trilogy cast members Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will hit movie theaters on Dec. 18, 2015. Watch the trailer for new Star Wars movie:

UMass Amherst Cuts Ties With Alumnus Bill Cosby Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

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UMass Amherst Cuts Ties With Alumnus Bill Cosby Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Bill Cosby’s alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Amherst have cut ties with the actor/comedian amid decades-old allegations of sexual assault and rape.  This comes as 15 women have come forward accusing the “I Spy” actor of sexual misconduct.

Ed Blaguszewski, a spokesman for UMass Amherst, said, “Bill Cosby has agreed to resign as an honorary co-chair of UMass Amhersts’s capital campaign. He no longer has any affiliation with the campaign nor does he serve in any other capacity for the university.”

Bill Cosby got his master’s degree and doctorate in education from UMass Amherst in the 1970s.

 

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