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Wanda Sykes Lands Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Special

Wanda Sykes is the latest stand-up to land an hour-long special on Netflix and will bring her signature wit and humor to the masses next year, according to a press release from the streaming giant. Her 2019 special will be her first for Netflix and her fifth total, following 2003’s Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied; 2006’s Wanda

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George Washington University to Rescind Bill Cosby Degree

George Washington University said it will rescind an honorary degree awarded to famed comedian Bill Cosby in 1997. The decision comes in contrast to the university’s previous stance after allegations of Cosby drugging and sexually assaulting several women over the last three decades surfaced. Last fall, George Washington University said that it never took back

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Bill Cosby May Face 1st Sexual Assault Charge

A newly elected Pennsylvania prosecutor could bring the first criminal charge of sexual assault against comedian Bill Cosby, legal experts announced Wednesday. Kevin Steele defeated opponent Bruce Castor in the race for district attorney in Montgomery County, where Cosby’s first named accuser filed a 2005 complaint against him Tuesday. But the statute of limitations runs

Bill Cosby to Be Deposed on Sexual Assault Allegations in October
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Brown University Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

Brown University has rescinded the honorary degree it granted Bill Cosby, becoming the third university to take such action in less than a week. Brown President Christina H. Paxson says the university's board Friday revoked the doctorate of humane letters it granted Cosby in 1985. Fordham and Marquette universities Thursday also rescinded their honorary degrees.

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‘black-ish’ Star Anthony Anderson Offers Good Money Lessons

If you tuned in recently to this season’s premiere episode of ABC’s black-ish, you saw Emmy-nominated actor and comedian Anthony Anderson in rare form. In the season 2 opener, Anderson’s character (Dre) tackled a weighty subject – the use of the N-word in America – with a hefty dose of humor and grace. Dre initially insists

ABC Orders a Pilot From Kevin Hart
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Kevin Hart on ABC?

Kevin Hart's next stop in his domination of the American comedic landscape is network television. ABC has given Hart a put-pilot commitment for a multi-camera sitcom based on his stand-up. The show will focus on a couple who, after their divorce, tries to become friends for the sake of their kids. Neil Goldman and Garrett

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ABC Adapting “She Got Problems” Short

Alison McDonald‘s short She Got Problems is heading to TV. ABC has given a script order to the short about a lovable dreamer, with the Nurse Jackiewriter/story editor on board to adapt the project for the ABC Studios. The single-camera comedy centers on the ever-changing life of a woman who has a song in her heart but no

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Slut Shaming Video Sparks Discussion on Victim Blaming

Natural hair guru and virtual comedian Franchesca Ramsey recently shared her personal experience with date rape in response to a video that blames sluts for greasy one-night stands. She shares how she lost her virginity at the age of 18 after she was date raped on her birthday. After blacking-out, her friend ending up sharing her date

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Mike Epps Involved in Nightclub Brawl

Authorities are looking to speak to comedian Mike Epps after he fled the scene of a nightclub shooting. According to TMZ, a showdown between Epps’ entourage and some clubgoers led to a “warning shot” being fired, which had all the other attendees scrambling for the door. The comedian had just arrived at Tru nightclub to

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Chris Tucker Returns

Chris Tucker has been one of the most popular, highest paid comedians in Hollywood for the last decade — but he’s only made three films. After the massive success of 1998′s “Rush Hour,” his breakout action-comedy hit alongside Jackie Chan, Tucker had his pick of any number of major film roles. But instead he chose

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