Bill Cosby Stripped Of Another Honorary Degree Following Sex Assault Conviction

Board members at the College Of William & Mary in Virginia have voted to rescind Bill Cosby’s honorary degree following his sexual assault conviction earlier this year.
The school is latest on a long list to distance itself from Cosby, who was found guilty on three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault related to accusations that he drugged and sexually assaulted a Temple University coach in 2004.
Following their decision on Friday, the board members released a statement, which read: “The William & Mary Board of Visitors voted today to rescind the honorary Master of Arts degree awarded to Bill Cosby in 1993.
“Since that degree was bestowed, information came to light and was confirmed that Mr. Cosby engaged in abhorrent conduct antithetical to our university’s core values.”
The statement continued: “We are committed to both the elimination of sexual violence and the adherence to due process.”
Academics and board members at Yale University, Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania and Cosby’s alma mater, Temple University have also stripped the comic of honorary titles and degrees.
More than 60 women have accused him of sexual assault.
Cosby’s sentencing is scheduled for September 24.

Pistol Annies Star Angaleena Presley Pregnant

Miranda Lambert’s Pistol Annies bandmate Angaleena Presley is expecting her second child.
The Somethin’ Bad hitmaker shared the exciting news with fans at her concert in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, when she was joined by Angaleena and fellow group member Ashley Monroe onstage.
“Since we’re at our hometown show and both of them are married to Texans, we wanted to share some big news with you,” Miranda told the audience. “See, one of us is drinking, one of us is smoking, and one of us is not taking our (birth control) pill!”
She then gestured to Angaleena, who showed off her growing baby bump, much to the delight of the crowd.
“Holler Annie’s having a baby, everybody!” Miranda smiled, before encouraging fans to “stay tuned” to find out the sex of the unborn child.
The baby will be Angaleena’s first with her husband of six years, Jordan Powell, but she also has a son, named Jed, from a previous romance.
The pregnancy news comes as the Pistol Annies prepare to release a new album later this year, their first new material together since 2013’s Annie Up.
Miranda teased the reunion news last summer, and has since performed with her girls on various stops on her ongoing Bandwagon Tour.

Tyrese Gibson: ‘Bitter Custody War With Ex Has Cost Me Work’

Fast & Furious star Tyrese Gibson has accused his ex-wife of killing his acting career by making allegations of domestic abuse.
The movie star went to war with Norma Gibson last year over custody of their daughter, and during the case she accused her ex of being abusive towards her during their marriage and spanking their kid so hard she couldn’t sit down.
Tyrese now claims he makes 75 per cent less than he did 18 months ago.
In new court documents obtained by The Blast, the actor claims he used to make $180,000-per-month, but that figure has dropped dramatically in the last year.
He claims that Norma’s “false domestic abuse allegations” have cost him work, and now he’s struggling, making money from personal appearances and royalties – because the acting jobs have all but dried up.
Tyrese also alleges he spent over $200,000 fighting Norma and now has to use his savings to pay his monthly bills, including a hefty $10,853 in child support, because his monthly outgoings far outweigh his income.
Gibson is appealing to the judge overseeing his custody battle to let him off the hook for his ex’s legal bills.
The judge has yet to rule.

Health Condition Has Wrecked Gabrielle Union’s Baby Plans

Gabrielle Union has opened up about her fertility struggles, revealing she suffers from a form of endometriosis.
The Bad Boys 2 star, who is married to basketball legend Dwyane Wade, previously confessed to suffering multiple miscarriages in her book, We’re Going to Need More Wine, and now she reveals that adenomyosis was the cause of her conception nightmare.
“Towards the end of my fertility journey I finally got some answers,” she told fans at the BlogHer conference in New York. “Everyone said, ‘You’re a career woman, you’ve prioritised your career, you waited too long and now you’re just too old to have a kid – and that’s on you for wanting a career’. The reality is I actually have adenomyosis.”
The condition causes the uterus to become enlarged, plaguing sufferers with heavy periods and chronic pain.
“The gag is I had it in my early 20s,” Gabrielle added. “Instead of diagnosing me, they were like, ‘Oh you have periods that last nine or 10 days and you’re bleeding through overnight pads… perhaps there’s something more there’. Every doctor I saw was like, ‘Let me put you on birth control’. ‘The pill can mask all kinds of things. It is amazing at preventing pregnancy; not so great with addressing adenomyosis.”
And Union admits she has had to smile through the physical and emotional pain, especially when insensitive people quiz her about babies.
“People feel very entitled to know,” she explained. “(They say), ‘Do you want kids?’ A lot of people, especially people that have fertility issues, just say ‘no’ because that’s a lot easier than being honest about whatever is actually going on. People mean so well, but they have no idea the harm or frustration it can cause.”

Bethenny Frankel Pays Tribute To Late Boyfriend After Funeral

Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel has broken her silence following the death of her on/off boyfriend by paying tribute to him online.
Dennis Shields, 51, died on Friday at his New York City apartment after suffering a suspected drug overdose.
Family and friends mourned his loss at a funeral in Long Island on Monday morning, when Bethenny was pictured sobbing, and shortly after the ceremony, she took to Instagram to honor his memory.
Alongside a snap of Dennis lying back-to-back in bed with her dog Cookie, who died earlier this year, she wrote, “Rest In Peace my sweet babies who gave me endless unconditional love #nowandforever.”
The Real Housewives of New York City regular had been longtime friends with Dennis, and they began dating in 2016.

Rose McGowan: ‘Top Politicians Protected ‘cult Leader’ Harvey Weinstein’

Actress Rose Mcgowan has accused leading politicians of protecting her alleged rapist, Harvey Weinstein.
The Scream star, who was one of the first women to accuse the producer of sexual assault, claims Democratic Party officials backed the disgraced movie mogul, even when it was clear his career as a producer was over following New York Times and New Yorker exposes detailing decades of alleged bad behavior, harassment, and sexual misconduct.
Speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, where she was promoting her memoir, Brave, Rose said, “His protection came from the Democratic Party, far more so than Hollywood. He was their de facto cult leader and their star, and thanked as many times as God at the Oscars – a dead heat.”
The Charmed star also turned on America’s Republicans too, insisting President Donald Trump is like a cult leader – and she should know; Rose grew up in the Children of God cult.
“I do think Trump has done us a favor, if we can survive him,” she said at the book festival. “Showing us so clearly what racism is, showing us so clearly what sexism is and the thing is he’s doing what they all did before he just says it.
“So many of his predecessors, they worked under those same auspices (and) he’s just so dumb he actually says it. He let’s us all in on the secret. I would say Trump supporters, it’s largely a cult. He’s their leader, he uses trigger words, he says the same things over and over.”
The actress also opened up about her own mindset, 10 months after the fall of Harvey Weinstein began, revealing, “I’m only coming out of it calmly now but it was a real nail biter… I just wanted it to stop and I wanted the lying to stop and I wanted the protection to stop and I wanted to stop being looked down on and so many others, because the whole casting couch idea, that’s such a myth its more like the rape couch.
“I’m gearing up to write a second book, Trust, on behind the scenes of the last year. This last year, the stress of it almost snapped me and I’m strong but it was really hard. I felt like I was manning the Titanic and refusing to let it sink.”
Weinstein, who is facing multiple sex assault charges in New York and Los Angeles, has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.

Adele Salutes Best Friend For Opening Up About Postpartum Psychosis

Adele has gone public with her support for a pal who is recovering from postpartum psychosis.
Laura Dockrill, whose six-month-old baby is Adele’s godson, has opened up about her health battle in a piece for a parenting blog, revealing her problems led to hallucinations and confusion soon after giving birth.
Posting a photo of herself with her best friend on Instagram, Adele calls her pal’s story “intimate and heartbreaking”, while sharing a link to Dockrill’s article.
The singer writes: “This is my best friend. We have been friends for more of our lives than we haven’t. She had my beautiful godson 6 months ago and it was the biggest challenge of her life in more ways than one.
“She has written the most intimate, witty, heartbreaking and articulate piece about her experience of becoming a new mom and being diagnosed with postpartum psychosis. Mamas talk about how you’re feeling because in some cases it could save yours or someone else’s life.”
Adele’s song My Same is about her pal, Laura, who also opens up about her skin issues and anxiety problems in the article, and reveals she once accused her husband of kidnapping their baby.
She was eventually hospitalized and is now taking medication and psychotherapy classes.
Both Adele and her friend have been applauded for bringing attention to postpartum psychosis by charity bosses in the U.K.
Vivien Waterfield from Home Start tells BBC Newsbeat, “We think that it’s often very difficult for moms to talk about the difficulties they’re having. Anyone in the public eye brave enough to talk about this publicly helps moms realize they are not alone.”