Bill Cosby was subjected to four days of questioning under oath in Philadelphia ten years ago as part of a deposition in a lawsuit brought against him by Andrea Co nstand who accused him of drugging and molesting her. The deposition was previously sealed as part of the settlement in the case but lawyers for … Read more
Joseph C. Phillips, who played Lisa Bonet’s character’s husband and Raven Simone’s character’s father, Lt. Martin Kendall, has spoken up to say that he “had to look with sober eyes at what was going on” and now believes the Cosby rape allegations. Of course it took an actor friend of his to pour her heart … Read more
Before Bill Cosby’s once illustrious career melts away like a pudding pop left out on a hot summer day, and before you go blaming comedian Hannibal Buress for stirring all of this mess up and causing the meltdown, just remember these five things: 1 – Cosby objects to poor black people Remember when Bill … Read more
The Cosby Show reunion on the Today Show
Even though Blindie already covered the reunion of America’s most beloved black family, pre-Obama era, there can never be enough said about the Huxtables. Before Barack and Michelle came on the scene, they were our black royalty… despite being fictional. I know we were all supposed to feel all warm and fuzzy seeing the Huxtable clan with Matt Lauer during breakfast, but the whole thing just made me wish that maybe it’s time to stop carrying a torch for The Cosby Show and put some TV shows on the air in THIS CENTURY that feature people of color that are just as progressive. After all, the show debuted 25 years ago! It’s a shame there hasn’t been a show to fill the Cosby gap and clearly the networks aren’t looking either because they gave us My Wife and Kids, The Bernie Mac Show and Girlfriends. Trust us, nobody will be talking about those shows 25 years from now. If more people watched, we might be talking about The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. C’mon people!
Progress: 100 steps backward. Sadly, boasting about the progressiveness of The Cosby Show for 25 years has reversed all the advancement and social change the show caused in its original eight-year run.
50 Cent and Bette Midler BFFing
It’s official hip-hop is the safest most family-friendly mainstream music in America. Curtis Jackson, AKA 50 Cent, teamed up with Bette Midler for a second year in a row to help fix a park. What, you were expecting a duet? Maybe Mr. Cent was listening to “Wind Beneath My Wings” when he was recuperating from those 9 gunshot wounds. Hopefully the unlikely besties will collaborate musically!
Progress: 97 steps forward.
Beyonce releases new video “Ego”
Does Beyonce’s ego prevent her from making another video concept? People like to say that Woody Allen makes the same film over and over again so why does Bey get a pass? I’m not denying her talent (her musical talent), but why are all of her videos essentially rehashes of the same Bob Fosse concept? Boh-ring! Still, watching her dance with two women who aren’t Destiny’s Child always amuses me.
Progress: 798 step-ball-changes backward.
Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keisha Knight Pullian, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Raven-Symoné, Geoffrey Owens, and Earle Hyman reunited on NBC’s Today to commemorate the 25 year anniversary of the phenomenally popular eighties sitcom The Cosby Show and discuss how they’re portrayal of a middle class African American family impacted society.
Conspicuously absent from the Huxtable gathering was Lisa Bonet who portrayed daughter Denise Huxtable. Bonet who recently had a second child with boyfriend Jason Momoa was also a no-show on the 2002 reunion special and the 2008 reunion on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Matt Lauer hosted the first half of the special while Al Roker, dressed in one of Cosby’s signature sweaters, hosted the second half where the cast answered viewer questions. A talkative Bill Cosby spoke about Rashad’s character as “the mother with the eyes,” his insistence that Geoffrey Owens not play the chauvinistic Elvin as a “butthole,” the special pin he wore on the show in honor of Sammy Davis Jr., and director Jay Sandrich’s unique editing,
When asked whether they were out to depict and American or an African American family, Rashad eloquently answered, “We were always an African family. An African American family is an American family, and that’s who we always were. This American family has existed for decades and centuries. We were just new to television.”
Cosby urged for people to “write decent scripts…stop trying to be profanity laden, and [using] all the sexual parts, and what you call reality, which is not really reality. Good decent writing never hurt anything.”
Before you start fantasizing about Lisa Bonet baring it all again, (Angel Heart anyone?) let us clarify: The Cosby Show is being spoofed in a porn called Not the Cosby’s XXX.
None of the original Cosby Show cast will appear in the skin flick but producer Jeff Mullen says some of the naughty action will take place on a set resembling Denise Huxtable’s room.
We’re kind of curious as to who will fill Bill Cosby’s role and whether they will remake the episode where Theo gets his ear pierced. That storyline could go in so many directions.
First it was JCPenney’s Breakfast Club commercial and then George Michael’s comeback concert and now Lisa Bonet back on television!
The ex-Cosby kid is making her return to the small screen on the ABC cop drama, Life On Mars, playing Maya Daniels, the girlfriend of Jason O’Mara’s time-traveling character Sam Tyler.
After virtually disappearing from TV in the early 1990s, Bonet left a void in Blindie’s heart that could not be filled with her occasional paltry film roles in Enemy of the State (1998), High Fidelity (2000 ) and Biker Boyz (2003). We yearned for more of the free-spirited Denise Huxtable we fell in love with on The Cosby Show and the sultry Epiphany Proudfoot that scandalized us in Angel Heart.
Blindie followed her private life, rooting for her marriage with the equally free-spirited and sultry Lenny Kravitz and really wanted to believe Lenny when he sang “it ain’t over till it’s over.” Blindie’s even begun idolizing her look-alike daughter Zoe Kravitz!
So we’re pretty much besides ourselves that Bonet, who now calls herself Lilakoi Moon (and whose real name is actually Lisa Michelle Boney), can be seen around New York filming scenes for Life On Mars and strolling with her boyfriend Jason Momoa, of Stargate Atlantis, and their daughter Lola Iolani.