Timeline for the Cosby sexual assault case

Associated Press Bill Cosby was convicted on Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004 at his home near Philadelphia. The 80-year-old comedian could spend the rest of his life in prison after he was convicted of assaulting former Temple University women’s basketball official Andrea Constand. Key events in the case: 2002 Cosby meets Constand at Philadelphia’s Temple University, his alma mater, where she manages the women’s basketball team and he serves as a celebrity booster and trustee. (The Associated Press does not usually identify people who say they are the victims of sexual assault, but Constand has agreed to allow her name to be used.) 2004 JANUARY: Cosby… Read More

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Cosby convicted of sexual assault charges

Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby has been convicted of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. A jury outside Philadelphia convicted the “Cosby Show” star of three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday. The guilty verdict came less than a year after another jury deadlocked on the charges. Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter. Cosby was charged with violating Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. His lawyer called Constand a “con artist” who leveled false accusations… Read More

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Why Pixar boss John Lasseter might not regain his throne

John Lasseter is nearing the end of a six-month “sabbatical” for personal “missteps” he made in the workplace at Pixar Studios and Disney. But don’t be surprised if the most powerful man in animation is permanently banished from the so-called Magic Kingdom. That assessment came to light this week via a lengthy expose by The Hollywood Reporter, in which past and present Pixar and Disney colleagues painted Lasseter as a much darker, angrier and more abusive person than his public image as “the happy-ass guy in the Hawaiian shirt.” “Toy Story” was the start of Lasseter’s successful run Lasseter, 61, is the chief creative officer for both pillars of Disney’s… Read More

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Janelle Monae confirms rumors about her sexuality, comes out as pansexual

Janelle Monae has long ducked questions about her sexuality but no more. In fact, he 32-year-old singer and actress gets right to it in a new interview with Rolling Stone in which she confirms rumors by calling herself “a queer black woman in America.” Actually, there’s more to it, with Monae saying she had initially identified as bisexual, having had relationships with both men and women. “I’m a free-ass mother—–,” she says after exhaling a deep breath. But she said she then read about pansexuality, which is a person who isn’t characterized or whose sexual desire isn’t limited to a particular gender identity or sexual orientation. She said she realized,… Read More

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In this fast-moving farce, a little ‘nerd’ shall lead them

George Street Playhouse, at its interim venue on Rutgers University’s Cook campus, presents ‘The Nerd’ starring Jonathan Kite of ‘2 Broke Girls’ and Colin Hanlon of ‘Modern Family’ April 24 – May 20. Comedian Jonathan Kite is known for his voice versatility, be it the accent he gave Ukranian cook Oleg on “2 Broke Girls;” the characters he voices on Adult Swim’s animated “Black Dynamite;” or his 100 celebrity impressions including Tom Hanks, Seth Rogen and Nicholas Cage. So to prepare for his role in “The Nerd” — at George Street Playhouse through May 20 — Kite looked for clues in playwright Larry Shue’s script. “I try not to do… Read More

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Trump was too ‘busy’ to get Melania a birthday present

Nearly two weeks ago, President Donald Trump called his wife Melania his “rock and foundation,” while his Make America Great Again campaign made a big effort of emailing supporters to ask them to sign a card for her birthday Thursday. But now Melania Trump’s 48th birthday has come, and Trump admitted he didn’t get her a present. He said he was too “busy” being commander in chief to go shopping. That admission, by the way, came at the start of his instantly infamous “Fox and Friends” interview Thursday morning. During what turned out to be a wild, angry and freewheeling phone monologue, Trump bounced from one topic to another. He… Read More

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