1. Cosby fires back: One accuser tried to extort $250K from me
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A woman suing Bill Cosby for sexual battery attempted to sell a story about the comedian to a tabloid a decade ago, Cosby’s attorneys said in a court filing Thursday.
2. Navy pulls Cosby’s title: Alleged abuse goes against our values
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The Navy is revoking Bill Cosby‘s title of honorary chief petty officer, saying allegations of sexual abuse made against the comedian are serious and conflict with the Navy’s core values.
3. The Edge jokes Bono wears a Hasidic disguise while biking
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U2’s The Edge jokingly told a radio interviewer that the reason nobody recognized Bono when he crashed his bicycle in Central Park is because he likes to dress up as a Hasidic when he goes cycling — igniting a media freakout that forced a formal denial by the front man’s publicist.
4. Jimmy Fallon extends his paternity leave
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The NBC show that Fallon helms is airing a repeat Friday, following the birth of his second child with wife Nancy Juvonen earlier this week. Tapings initially were just axed for Wednesday and Thursday.
5. Jimmy Fallon Gave Daughter the Ugly Sweater of Names
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It’s Christmastime in the city, and amid bad Mariah Carey performances and concurrent mass protests spurred by police injustice, little babies are being born to celebrities. The Baby Name Critic, a Lincoln Republican at heart, will focus today on the latter.
6. Tyler Perry becomes a dad for the first time
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Perry, 45, and his girlfriend, 28-year-old Gelila Bekele, welcomed their first child on Sunday, a baby boy named Aman Tyler Perry.
7. Let’s Be Blunt About This …
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As the saying goes … where there’s smoke, there’s Miley Cyrus — and this time her bf Patrick Schwarzenegger was there too for a suspicious-looking toke break in Miami Thursday.
8. Miley ‘wigs’ out until 6 a.m. with Schwarzenegger
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Cyrus — still wearing that silver wig from her show — and boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger headed to 24-hour adult show club E11even Wednesday following her performance at The Raleigh.
9. Zookeeper: Justin Bieber Left His Illegal Monkey Frightened and Alone
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The German government has been taking good care of musical skid mark Justin Bieber’s former pet Capuchin monkey, Mally, since the Biebs abandoned him last year.
10. Wiz Khalifa — I Might Have a Sex Tape, But I Don’t Want You to See It!
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Wiz Khalifa banged a Playboy chick last night … which sounds awesome — except for the part where it was recorded without Wiz knowing … and might be shopped around as a celeb sex tape.
11. Chris Rock: The world needs comedy right now
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“The world is always a little sad, especially right now,” he told us. “So we always need some sort of comedy to make us laugh and forget about the troubles. I’m a comedian and that’s my job. If I can make people laugh, then I succeeded.”
12. Angelina Jolie makes quite the stunning babysitter
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Angelina Jolie had lunch with six children at Landmarc at Time Warner Center on Wednesday — but only two of them were hers.
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