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Dear Evin and Camille: I don’t know Bill Cosby

Evin Cosby, daughter of Bill Cosby, released a statement to Access Hollywood earlier this week, defending her father from the recently resurfaced (and some brand new) allegations of drugging and sexually assaulting numerous women over the course of decades. Her statement, in full, reads: “He is the FATHER you thought you knew. The Cosby Show was my today’s tv reality show. Thank you. That’s all I would like to say :).” 

Evin Cosby, daughter of Bill Cosby, released a statement to Access Hollywood earlier this week, defending her father from the recently resurfaced (and some brand new) allegations of drugging and sexually assaulting numerous women over the course ...

CeeLo Green and the cycle of celebrity rape apology

So. CeeLo.

We’ve been here with famous men so many times that anything that can/will be said won’t be new. He (allegedly) drugged and raped a woman, and having not been charged with the rape but found guilty on charges stemming from the drugs, took to Twitter for a reprehensible series of tweets that cast serious doubt over his innocence. His actions? Disgusting. His words? Indefensible. His apology? Not worth a damn. His future? In all likelihood, this moment will pass, he’ll continue making music, and fans will remember this as a “regrettable” blip in an otherwise stellar career. Future generations will wonder how we reconciled our love of his artistry with his destructive actions, as they do the same ...

So. CeeLo.

We’ve been here with famous men so many times that anything that can/will be said won’t be new. He (allegedly) drugged and raped a woman, and having not been charged with the rape but ...

Quote of the Day: Joseph Gordon-Levitt on why he’s a feminist

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is just confused why anyone would be against feminism. He tells The Daily Beast why he’s a feminist:

Coming out against the label? Wow. I guess I’m not aware of that. What that means to me is that you don’t let your gender define who you are—you can be who you want to be, whether you’re a man, a woman, a boy, a girl, whatever. However you want to define yourself, you can do that and should be able to do that, and no category ever really describes a person because every person is unique. That, to me, is what “feminism” means. So yes, I’d absolutely call myself a feminist. And if you look at history, women ...

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is just confused why anyone would be against feminism. He tells The Daily Beast why he’s a feminist:

Coming out against the label? Wow. I guess I’m not aware of that. What that means ...

Correction: Sex tapes don’t “work” for working and middle class women

The release of a sex tape featuring Love and Hip Hop Atlanta cast members Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith earlier this week has had the internet (mainly Black Twitter) abuzz. Per usual, everyone has an opinion on what appears to be a cliché publicity stunt.

One take from the blogosphere caught my eye though. In a post on Clutch Magazine with the bold headline “Dear Mimi: Sex Tapes Don’t Work for Black Women,” writer Britni Danielle argues that:

“Although it seems counterintuitive, sex tapes can have a huge upside for marginal celebrities, like Mimi and Niko, catapulting them into the mainstream and introducing them to a whole new audience. But there’s just one problem for Mimi: sex tapes don’t work for Black women.

While several ...

The release of a sex tape featuring Love and Hip Hop Atlanta cast members Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith earlier this week has had the internet (mainly Black Twitter) abuzz. Per usual, everyone has an opinion on what appears to ...

Sisterhood is still powerful: Reflections on “Life is But a Dream”

I don’t think I need to clarify to anyone where I was this past Saturday at 9PM EST. Actually, at 8:50PM I was planted firmly in front of the television, counting down the minutes until Life is But a Dream debuted. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect–you just never know with Beyonce–and to say I was pleasantly surprised would be an understatement.

Beyonce opened up the documentary touching on the thing we always seem to find ourselves talking about for her: achieving some sort of inner peace while maintaining her career as a commercially successful artist.

“At some point in my career I felt like I was doing way too much. I felt like I had been so commercially successful. It ...

I don’t think I need to clarify to anyone where I was this past Saturday at 9PM EST. Actually, at 8:50PM I was planted firmly in front of the television, counting down the minutes until Life is ...

Headshot of a blonde Tila Tequila

Judge to Tila Tequila: You exploit your sexuality, so your ex can too

I’ll start by admitting that I don’t love Tila Tequila. She lost me when on that first dating show she was the star of (A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila), she passed over Dani Campbell. Remember Dani? She was so damn hot.

In case you need a reminder:

Now I might not agree with her romantic decisions, but she still deserves her basic right to privacy.

Not so, according to an LA County Superior Court Judge. Tila was trying to prevent an ex-boyfriend from releasing a sex-tape (why does it seem like every celeb made a sex tape? are they really that common?) against her wishes.

But the Judge said sorry, you already exploit your sexuality, so you’re out of luck.

Listen ...

I’ll start by admitting that I don’t love Tila Tequila. She lost me when on that first dating show she was the star of (A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila), she passed over Dani Campbell. ...