Michelle Hurd: Law & Order Actress Accuses Bill Cosby of Sexual Abuse

Yet another woman has come forward alleging that she was sexually abused by comedy legend Bill Cosby, thus bringing the total number of accusers to 18.

Hurd made the accusation in a lengthy post on her Facebook page:

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“I wasn’t going to say anything,” Hurd writes. “But I can’t believe some of the things I’ve been reading, so here is my personal experience.”

“I did stand-in work on The Cosby Show back in the day and YES, Bill Cosby was VERY inappropriate with me.”

Hurd goes on to describe how Cosby touched her inappropriately, invited her into his dressing room, and asked her to shower at his house.

“I dodged the ultimate bullet with him when he asked me to come to his house, take a shower so we could blow dry my hair and see what it looked like straightened,” Hurd writes.

“At that point my own red flags went off and I told him, ‘No, I’ll just come to work tomorrow with my hair straightened.'”

She adds that he instructed her, “‘NEVER tell anyone what we do together.'”

Hurd claims that another actress on the show was drugged while visiting Cosby’s house.

Hurd’s story comes on the heels of similar accusations made by Carla Ferrigno and Terese Serignese on Friday.

Cosby has denied the allegations through his attorney.

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Thanks a lot, Internet users. Now we’ll never be able to watch The Cosby Show the same way ever again!

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The Shawshank Redemption Cast: Where Are They Now?

Earlier this week, the cast of The Shawshank Redemption reunited in Hollywood for a 20th anniversary screening of the film.

A box office flop when it was first released in 1994, Shawshank has since earned its place on the short list of true modern cinematic classics.

Tim Robbins


The most recognizable Shawshank inmate at the time of the film’s release, Robbin’s performance as the wrongly-convicted Andy Dufresne has since become his signature role. In the years that followed he directed the acclaimed film Dead Man Walking, won an Academy Award for his performance in Mystic River, and established his place as one of Hollywood’s most versatile talents.

Life-affirming but never cloying; heart-wrenching without being manipulative, Shawshank is one of those rare films whose appeal transcends generational boundaries and the demographic niches that usually determine a film’s success.

No small feat for a film that features a murder and a rape scene in its first 20 minutes.

Yes, unlike other films that have survived as sentimental favorites, Shawshank is no family-friendly romp.

A tale of brutality and injustice of the highest order, Shawshank – like its protagonist in the film’s thrilling climax – takes the hard road to an unexpectedly satisfying conclusion.

In that sense, it’s a film that proves one of the most vital truths of storytelling – a happy ending is only as moving as the struggles that preceded it.

1994 was a banner year for American movies, with Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction also vying for Academy Awards honors.  

And yet somehow despite the boomer-years nostalgia of Gump and the violently audacious thrills of Fiction, Shawshank might be the year’s most enduringly beloved offering.

And for a film that was widely dismissed by audiences twenty years ago, there can surely be no greater redemption.

Check out our update on Shawshank’s principal players in the gallery above.

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12 Memorable Moments from The Today Show: Wait… Is That a Monkey?!?

Earlier this week, new controversy bubbled up around The Today Show, as talk surfaced of Natalie Morales and Willie Geist being fired.

The rumor ended up being false and the hosts ended up joking about it, but the incident made us think back to the past six-plus decades of waking up each morning with Today.

It’s been both a bumpy ride and a funny ride.

The Force Was With Them


Today anchors have always made headlines for their Halloween attire. But this 2009 Star Wars theme takes the creative cake.

Remember those Halloween costumes? Remember the time Tom Cruise WENT OFF on Matt Lauer?

Remember the London Olympic coverage and the Royal Wedding coverage and… the chimpanzee? Wait… WHAT?!?

Relive some of the most memorable moments on Today Show history via the above photo gallery and start to wonder: What will those crazy morning folks do next?!?

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Kendall Jenner Compares Herself to Hannah Montana: Find Out Why!

Kendall Jenner is featured in a national publication this week.

Unlike half-sister Kim Kardashian, however, she is fully clothed and balancing nary a single champagne bottle on her rear end.

Instead, the impressive 19-year old is profiled by The New York Times, which spoke to members of her team and executives at Estée Lauder about what has helped Kendall succeed in the competitive world of professional modeling.

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“I think what’s so exciting about her is that she has this social media influence along with a fashion credibility in a distinct way that speaks to millennials,” says Jane Hertzmark Hudis, the global brand president of Estée Lauder.

Kendall, of course, recently signed on as the Estée Lauder spokesperson.

Added Jenner upon earning this new gig:

“I just want to be the best me I can be. So having the power that social media does, I think just seeing how many people care about you and seeing how many people want to watch what you’re doing, it just makes you really want to do the best you can do.”

Kendall also talked to The New York Times about how she balances life as a reality star on a ridiculous E! program and how she walks the runway for established fashion companies.

“It’s definitely two different worlds,” she says. “I feel like Hannah Montana. But it’s fun.”

We wonder how Miley Cyrus feels about that comparison.

Kendall Jenner: Naked and Smoking


Kendall Jenner is smoking in this picture. In more ways than one! She was 18 years old at the time it was taken.

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Jennifer Aniston on Kim Kardashian Butt Cover: I Bared Mine First!

With the universe still abuzz over the controversial Kim Kardashian nude photos that grace the latest issue of Paper Magazine, Jennifer Aniston would like to butt in for a moment.

Speaking to Extra at the Hollywood premiere of Horrible Bosses 2, the actress had a message to send to the reality star:

I bared my butt first!

Call Me!


Don’t worry, Jennifer Aniston. Following this spread in GQ, you’ll be receiving non-stop calls from men around the world.

Indeed, few will ever forget Aniston’s iconic Rolling Stone cover in 1996, which hit newsstands nearly 20 years before Kim bared all as some kind of gift to herself.

“I was an original,” Jennifer Aniston told Extra, comparing her picture to that of Kim’s and adding:

“[Mine] was just innocent, there’s nothing aggressive about that… Sorry, Kim.”

For those who have forgotten, here’s your scorching hot look at the Jennifer Aniston nude photo in question:

Jennifer Aniston Rolling Stone Cover

Aniston, meanwhile, can relate to Kim Kardashian in another way aside from just taking her clothes off on the front of a national magazine.

While we’ve counted about 59 crazy Kardashian tabloid stories over the years, Aniston, her love life and her womb aren’t that far behind in the outlandish reporting department.

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Jennifer Aniston: A Baby at LAST!


Jennifer Aniston is having a baby at last! OMG! It’s finally happening!!!!

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Kendra on Top Season 3 Episode 14 Recap: Who Proposed on the Finale?! Are They Together?!

Friday night’s emotional Kendra on Top Season 3 Episode 14 marked a one-hour finale of the We TV show centered around the titular star’s fragile marriage.

Would Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett split up for good? Or continue working toward a future together, picking up the pieces to find “The Missing Peace”?

The culmination of a scandal that erupted earlier this year, and formed the basis for the entire series you forgot was even still on, this was the final chapter.

We came into Kendra on Top Season 3 Episode 14 unsure where things stood as she returned from Costa Rica and learned about her mom’s Facebook rant.

A few days later, Patti Wilkinson sold a story about Kendra to the tabloids, and wasn’t kind to her in that either. When one door closes, another opens, though.

This actually helped bring Kendra and Hank closer together, as they saw the story in the press (yeah, right) while waiting to meet with their therapist.

Later, she reflected on how all the pain her mom continues to inflict on her has showed her just how much Hank cares, and has always been there.

If you watch Kendra on Top online, you know there have been more than a few moments clearly scripted for the cameras. This is a prime example.

Nevertheless, she seems to have come around to his side, and reluctantly agrees when their therapists suggests she and Hank plan a date night.

Kendra and Hank left their two children with Jessica Hall, who Hank recently praised for saving their marriage, and headed out to a fancy restaurant.

There, he presented her with a yellow diamond ring. He proposed to her!

It was a not a marriage proposal, per se, since they’re still married, and we’re still not sure what exactly he was proposing, but it was sweet and went over well.

Kendra told Hank she couldn’t accept the ring unless he told her the truth about his alleged affair with Ava London, but within seconds, that was all over.

After asking to see the ring, she flipped the script and proposed to Hank, asking him to move back in with her! OMG, it’s all going to be all right after all!

Kendra and 2 Hanks


There was a time when Kendra and Hank looked to be a very happy couple. This photo was snapped in 2012.

We don’t get it either, but we’re glad things seemed to have ended well.

Where do these two go from here? It’s an uphill road, we’re told, but they’re willing to embark on the journey together. Most likely on more reality TV programs.

Was the whole Ava London thing faked, or at least exaggerated for the sake of the show? Will Hank and Kendra renew their vows on Marriage Boot Camp?

Unclear, and definitely. The latter is already a done deal.

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Michelle Duggar Launches Counter-Petition: SAVE 19 Kids & Counting From Anti-Marriage Foes!!

With critics calling for TLC to cancel her reality show, Michelle Duggar has launched a counter-petition to save 19 Kids and Counting from cancelation.

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A Change (dot) org petition to cancel 19 Kids and Counting was actually started earlier this year, after Michelle made controversial headlines politically.

She allegedly recorded a robo-call allegedly asking Fayetteville, Ark. residents to vote to repeal a law that prevents discrimination. Yes, that prevents it.

The law in question condemns property and business owners to oust or fire people based on gender identity. In other words, transgender Americans.

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar then sparked an even bigger public controversy this month when they invited fans to share kissing photos on Facebook.

After they reportedly took down submissions from gay couples, they faced backlash online, and the aforementioned petition began to widely circulate.

Both incidents are rooted in the family’s support for “traditional” marriage, and form the crux of the rebuttal petition Michelle is promoting to save the show.

“The Duggar Family is under attack from anti-marriage advocates for standing for traditional marriage,” the Ipetitions (dot) com note posted by Michelle reads.

“We commend The Duggar Family for their brave stand in defending marriage as ordained by God between one man and one woman,” the petition goes on.

“No individual’s sexual behavior and chosen lifestyle has the right to redefine marriage. Sign our petition today to let TLC know that you support the Duggars.”

Jessa Gets Strapped


Jessa Duggar and her then-boyfriend Ben Seewald began courting controversy almost from the moment they started dating, posing for photos like this one – a picture that now seems tame considering what they’ve been stirring up more recently.

As of this posting, it has about 6,000 signatures. The petition to make TLC axe the series now has 130,000, although it has been online since August 20.

The scandal is not the first surrounding the Arkansas family, and it almost certainly won’t be the last. The question is whether or not the network will cave.

The couple did not address the Facebook controversy specifically, but recently put out a statement saying they will always stand for truth and values.

Don’t expect them to back down, in other words. Your move, TLC …

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Lisa Rinna Freaked Out on Kim Richards Because of Harry Hamlin Cheating Allegations?!

If you watched The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 5 Episode 1 this week, then you know that Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin joined the cast and immediately declared their place as the poshest, prettiest couple on a show full of posh, pretty people.

Hamlin on Housewives was something of a surprise, as it was originally rumored that he wouldn’t be participating in the show, because…ya know, he has a real career and all.

But it looks like Harry’s on board after all, and we already have reason to believe he’ll be involved in some serious Housewives-style drama.

You may remember this Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 5 trailer. The Lisa RInna bug-out around the 1:30 mark stands out in particular:

Lisa can be heard to remark, “Don’t you ever go after my husband!” before hurling a wineglass in the proud Housewives tradition. Now we might know what caused her to lose her cool:

Sources on set tell Radar Online that the fight began when Lisa Rinna accused Kim Richards of falling off the wagon during the ladies’ trip to Amsterdam.

Kim shot back with some remark about how it’s an open secret in Hollywood that Harry sleeps around.

Needless to say, Lisa was less than pleased. 

So between ax-alcoholics turning back to the bottle and accusations about philandering husbands, it sounds like we’re in for quite the season.

Watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online to catch every minute of the sauvignon blanc-slinging action.

Brandi Glanville


Brandi’s back, and boozy as ever. Spoiler alert: At some point this season, she smacks Lisa Vanderpump. You’d HAVE to be drunk to assault such a classy lady!

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John David Duggar: Single and NOT Ready to Mingle!

Earlier this week, reports that John David Duggar is courting a “mystery brunette” had the Duggar family faithful preparing for another member of the famous family to be married off.

Now, however, it looks as though there is no chaste side-hugging romance in JDD’s life, and to make matters worse, his parents insist on reminding the world that he’s a 24-year-old virgin.

John David Duggar

“Just thought we’d set the record straight,” Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar wrote on their blog today. “John David is not courting and not in a relationship…and he has never been in one! [He is] still looking and waiting for the right one.”

JD, bro – you’re 24! The right one is anyone and the right time is now!

We kid! The Duggars have their own courtship process and it seems to be working for them so far. And from the sound of things, John shouldn’t have anything to worry about, in terms of finding a mate:

“John is still single, ladies,” the Duggars wrote online. “And he has an airplane!” 

We’ve seen enough rap videos to know there’s no point in having your own plane unless you’re filling it with willing groupies. Hopefully John David will start using that thing to get his courtin’ on in the near future.

Of course, there’s no guarantee that John will be the next to get married.

John’s twin Jana Duggar has two younger sisters who have already beaten her to the altar. Of course, there are rumors that Jana isn’t allowed to date because the family relies so heavily on her help around the house.

So apparently John David gets a plane, while Jana get an apron. Sounds like a raw deal to us.

Watch 19 Kids and Counting online to try and guess which Duggar will be married off next.

Jana Marie Duggar


Jana Marie Duggar is so beautiful … and put upon, supposedly, by a family that relies on her to help take care of the others but never have a life of her own. If that’s true, it’s sad. Is it time for her to break free?

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Dave Grohl: Don’t Smoke Weed and Watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians!

Nirvana and Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl opens up in a new interview with The Sun (UK) about why he doesn’t smoke weed or do drugs anymore.

Spoiler alert: It somehow involves Keeping Up With the Kardashians!

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“I stopped doing drugs when I was about 20 years old,” he recalls. “But just recently I thought, ‘Oh I’m going to start smoking pot again to cure insomnia.'”

“I’d put the kids to bed, go upstairs and smoke a little pot. But then I’d get stuck in front of the Kardashians on TV for 45 minutes. And it freaked me out.”

“I was like, ‘I’m never doing this ever again.’ It’s definitely not for me.”

Hilarious bottom line: If you insist that you must watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians online, fine. If you wish to smoke weed, that’s your decision.

Combine the two and prepare for downright scary results, though.

It can hard enough to stomach, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Scott, Kanye, Kris, Bruce, Brody, Brandon, Kendall and Kylie Jenner doing their thing while sober.

Can you imagine adding some controlled substances to the mix?

We can’t. And thanks to Dave, we will know from his experience that any fleeting temptation to do so is surely misguided. Deeply, deeply misguided.

Remember as we head into Thanksgiving and the holiday season: Friends don’t let friends smoke marijuana and watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

And add Dave to the list of the Kards’ famous, outspoken critics!

Cher


Cher has Tweeted that the Kardashians are “bitches” who should be “drop kicked down the freeway.” She made a point of saying she is NOT kidding.

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