Bill Cosby Mistrial: Hollywood Reporter Legal Experts Debate How It Happened and What’s Next – Hollywood Reporter

After five days of deliberation, the Pennslyvania jury tasked with deciding whether Bill Cosby is guilty of sexually assaulting ex-Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004 announced today it was “hopelessly deadlocked” and could not reach a verdict. Following Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill’s decision to decare a mistrial (and prosecutors’ vow to retry […]

Carrie Fisher’s death shines a light on an underrated health problem – Washington Post

Carrie Fisher arrives for the European premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in London’s Leicester Square on Dec. 16, 2015. (Paul Hackett/Reuters) Actress Carrie Fisher was unabashedly vocal about her lifelong battles with mental illness and drug abuse. She once defiantly told ABC News, “I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. […]

Stephen Furst, ‘Animal House’ and ‘St. Elsewhere’ Actor, Dies at 63 – Hollywood Reporter

The actor and filmmaker was well known for his breakout role of Flounder in ‘Animal House.’ Stephen Furst, perhaps best known as Flounder in Animal House, died Friday from complications with diabetes. He was 63.  His two sons Nathan and Griffith Furst announced the news on the actor’s Facebook page, paying tribute to their “brilliant and prolific […]

Prince George and Princess Charlotte steal the show – again- at Queen Elizabeth’s 91st birthday celebration – ABC News

Prince George and Princess Charlotte steal the show – again- at Queen Elizabeth’s 91st birthday celebration – ABC News

The British royal family celebrated Queen Elizabeth’s 91st birthday at the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in London on Saturday — but all eyes were on the little Prince George and Princess Charlotte throughout the event. Once again, the two adorable children of Prince William and Princess Kate stole the show from their famous great […]

Playing mom Afeni Shakur in ‘All Eyez on Me’ deepened Danai Gurira’s love of Tupac – Los Angeles Times

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The Megyn Kelly Outrage Has Gone Too Far – HuffPost

By all accounts, the first target of gay rights activists ― including GLAAD, founded in 1985, and other grassroots players ― was another controversial conservative woman. Dr. Laura Schlessinger, a popular radio host in the 1990s known simply as Dr. Laura, had been spewing rabidly anti-gay comments for years: regularly calling gay men pedophiles, for […]

Judge rejects Cosby lawyers’ renewed call for mistrial as jury deliberations remain deadlocked – Los Angeles Times

After percolating out of sight, the subject of a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case burst into open court Friday. Judge Steven T. O’Neill challenged Cosby’s lead lawyer on a mistrial motion as a deadlocked jury deliberated into its fifth day. Cosby is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault of former […]

When It Comes to Feud Songs, Ed Sheeran Says Taylor Swift Doesn’t ‘Need’ to Be Defended – PEOPLE.com

Ed Sheeran won’t be wading into the Taylor Swift/Katy Perry feud anytime soon. Perry recently made waves recently for appearing to take aim at Swift in her song “Swish Swish,” apparent retaliation for Swift’s 2014 track, “Bad Blood.” Though close with Swift, Sheeran says he feels no need to defend his friend in song. “I don’t think she […]