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Bill Cosby Controversy Continues: AP Releases Unaired Interview Footage
Over the course of 30 years, several women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Although Cosby settled a civil suit with accuser, Andrea Constand back in 2006, more allegations have resurfaced in the past week; changing the course of Cosby's career and public image. The controversial story continues to heat up after The Associated Press released an unaired portion of an interview on November 6th in which Cosby refuses to answer a question addressing his allegations of sexual assault.
In an opinion piece published in the Washington Post, Barbara Bowman headlined her article, "Bill Cosby raped me. Why did it take 30 years for people to believe my story?" Now two more women, including Janice Dickinson are speaking out against the legendary comedian, also accusing him of sexual assault.Read More
Award-Winning Director Mike Nichols Passes Away
ABC News announced that esteemed director/writer/producer, Mike Nichols has died at the age of 83 due to cardiac arrest. Also the husband of Diane Sawyer, Nichols is a legendary director in the film industry.
"The Graduate," “Catch-22,” “Carnal Knowledge, “ “The Birdcage,” “Closer,” “Charlie Wilson’s War," are just a handful of the many films Nichols is responsible for directing on the silver screen.
In a statement, ABC News President James Goldston said, "He was a true visionary, winning the highest honors in the arts for his work as a director, writer, producer and comic and was one of a tiny few to win the EGOT-an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony in his lifetime." He added, "No one was more passionate about his craft than Mike."Read More
Movie Review: "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" Is An Unsatisfying Franchise Filler
Lionsgate’s “Hunger Games” franchise never ceases to surprise. After a ho-hum opening act, the popular YA series rebranded itself with a new director (replacing Gary Ross with Francis Lawrence) and an edgier, more satirical tone for last year’s “Catching Fire.” Now, yet another year later, Jennifer Lawrence and gang follow up their successfully reinvigorated series with a third installment that is nothing short of an uninspired filler clearly intended to lay down the groundwork for the final film.
Using the same shtick as the adapted “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” films, the third and final adventure in Suzanne Collins’ bestselling series—“Mockingjay”—has been extended into two films. Obviously, this Friday’s release is part one of two. Sadly, the storyline is just as obvious. It’s also boring, lengthy, and incredibly unnecessary.Read More
Arctic Cold & First Winter Storms Leave 7 Dead
"No one truly can remember snow falling at this type of rate, in such a short period," said Mark Poloncarz, Erie Co. NY County Executive. New York, New Hampshire, Michigan and many other states have been hit with a U.S. record snowfall in a 24-hour period.
According to reports, at least five deaths occurred in New York from the snow. Three of those deaths were caused by heart attacks while shoveling, officials said. Two other deaths were reported in New Hampshire and Michigan.
In New York, snow was so heavy that it collapsed roofs, doors and windows across the Buffalo metro area, as reported by Weather.com. Some states are seeing more than 6 feet of snow; making it difficult for plows to make a dent as the snow still continues to fall. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for 10 counties, including Erie County.Read More
Attack On Jerusalem Synagogue Kills Four, Including Three U.S. Citizens
Photo Credit: Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
A tragic attack on a west Jerusalem Synagogue took place on Tuesday. Several were injured and four victims were killed, including U.S. citizens Aryeh Kupinsky, Cary William Levine, and Mosheh Twersky.
According to police, the attack was caused by two Palestinians wielding a gun, an ax and a meat cleaver. As reported by USA Today, the incident was the latest violent event in the tense city where relations between Arabs and Jews have been deteriorating for months over a contested shrine holy to both Jews and Muslims.
President Obama said in a statement, "I strongly condemn today’s terrorist attack on worshipers at a synagogue in Jerusalem.Read More
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