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  • Clues to a Scandal? Reading 1969 Bio of Bill Cosby Written for Children Elicits Double-Takes and Head Shakes

    Joal Ryan at Yahoo Celebrity 1 hr ago

    Cosby Show reruns. Jell-O Pudding Pops commercials. Comedy-album routines about "Spanish fly." There is almost no bit of Bill Cosby-related entertainment that hasn't triggered a re-assessment in the wake of his his serial-rape scandal. Something else to add to the list: Cosby biographies for children.  

    There have been a handful of these books written over the years with perfectly fine titles that now play as irony or worse: Bill Cosby: Coming at You , Bill Cosby: Family Man , Cool Cos: The Story of Bill Cosby .

    Cool Cos , published in 1969 by Scholastic, is one of the earliest  — if not the earliest  — Cosby biography for any aged audience.

    "Believe it not, that book sold a million copies," says its author, Joel H. Cohen, a veteran writer of biographies for children. "He was just beginning to make it big at this point... There was no hint of scandal."

    A sampling:

    "Oh, wow. I didn't recall that," Cohen says of the passage in the biography.

  • Helen Mirren Sizes Up Her Wax Figures

    Suzy Byrne at Yahoo Celebrity 1 hr ago

    The truth is, we would watch Helen Mirren do just about anything. However, seeing the dame meet her wax figures ranks among her greatest performances.

    The Academy Award winner, 70, had a grand time getting up close and personal with her look-alikes at Madame Tussauds in London on Thursday. The acting legend, who loves wearing "stripper shoes," dyes her hair crazy colors for fun, and rocks a bikini better than women half her age, goofed around with the replicas and checked to make sure they were up to her standards.

    It is unclear if she was impressed, but apparently her husband, director Taylor Hackford, was. She quipped, "My husband wants to marry her. I'm much more argumentative than she is."

    We think they're all pretty fierce — just like the woman they pay tribute to.

  • Ashlee Simpson Ross Welcomes a Daughter

    Suzy Byrne at Yahoo Celebrity 4 hrs ago

    Ashlee Simpson is getting some serious girl time.

    The 30-year-old singer/actress/sibling of Jessica and her husband, actor/singer Evan Ross, have welcomed their first child together, a daughter. According to multiple reports, baby made her big debut on Thursday night and joins Ashlee's 6-year-old son, Bronx, from her previous marriage to Pete Wentz. The couple has not yet revealed the baby's name.

    The pair talked baby names on The Wendy Williams Show in February, with Ross, 26, saying that while the name wouldn't be "any Apple, Orange, anything like that," he promised it was "going to be different."

    Ashlee, who did Tracy Anderson's prenatal workouts throughout her pregnancy, was on the red carpet as recently as June 25 when she and Ross attended an event at the W Los Angeles. Dressed in black, she cradled her baby belly as she posed for photographs with her husband.

  • #TBT: Kate Hudson Remembers Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn as an '80s 'Ma and Pa'

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 20 hrs ago

    Then: Actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn found romance when they co-starred in the 1984 movie Swing Shift , not long before this photo was taken. Goldie's daughter Kate Hudson — who was raised by Russell and has often been estranged from her birth father, Bill Hudson — shared the pic today, captioning it, "#tbt 80's Ma and Pa." The coordinated outfits, the retro Pepsi can, and Goldie's super-colorful bag are serious throwbacks!

    Related: Celebrity Throwback Snaps

    Now: More than 30 years later, Kurt, 64, and Goldie, 69, are still together. They've both continued to be close with Kate, 36, as she's proven with images that she's shared over the last few months, including one with her look-alike mother in May and another of Kurt on his birthday in March. Back then, Kate called Kurt, "the most dependable, strong, authentic, loving and fun Dad!"

    She forgot to mention stylin'!

  • See What Gigi Hadid Looks Like Without a Ton of Makeup

    Suzy Byrne at Yahoo Celebrity 22 hrs ago

    Gigi Hadid woke up like this.

    Proving that even supermodels have less than glamorous days, the blond beauty was photographed looking refreshingly normal while leaving Joe Jonas's house after a sleepover earlier this week.

    The 5-foot-10 stunner actually appeared younger than her 20 years as she strode out of his L.A. home with a bare face, some bed head, and a serious lack of eyebrow pencil (which she seems to really fancy). The Balmain babe also had on a blue Statue of Liberty T-shirt that she probably grabbed from her beau's clothes giveaway pile.

    The shirt definitely wasn't as awesome as the one Hadid wore the other day. While out to lunch with the 25-year-old singer, whom she has been dating since May, she wore a tee that said "G.I." while standing next to him, a nod to the celebrity couple name, G.I. Joe, Cara Delevingne gave them.

    With that type of a laid-back attitude, we doubt she cares that anyone is talking about her bed head.


  • See Pop Culture's Most Iconic Friends Become My Little Pony Figures

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 23 hrs ago

    Romances are all well and good, but it's the friendships that are at the heart of some of pop culture's most beloved shows and movies. After all, what is Clueless's Cher without Dionne? Can you even imagine Lucy without Ethel?

    In celebration of the International Day of Friendship on July 30, Hasbro — the makers of My Little Pony — produced figures honoring five pals who will go down in pop culture history. We couldn't help but imagine them saying some of their famous lines.

    Cher and Dionne from Clueless:

    Thankfully, they were able to overcome their opposite stances on the question of whether or not to date a high school boy!

    Related:Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer's New Friendship Fills Us With Pure Delight

    Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street:

    The truth is that even the object of Ernie's song "Rubber Ducky" wasn't as important to him as Bert.

    Lucy and Ethel from I Love Lucy :

    Optimus Prime and Bumblebee from Transformers:

    Remember: Friendship is magic.

  • Woody Allen Says His Relationship With Soon-Yi Previn Was Only Supposed to Be a 'Fling'

    Robert Kessler at Yahoo Celebrity 23 hrs ago

    Well, this certainly isn't the best thing to say about one's sort of adopted daughter turned wife.

    Woody Allen, who rarely gives interviews, sat down with NPR to talk about his life and career and the conversation turned to his relationship with his wife of 18 years, Soon-Yi Previn.

    *a bird screeches in the distance*

    Woody was still with his partner of 12 years, Mia Farrow, when she discovered nude photographs he'd taken of Soon-Yi, her adopted daughter, who was 20 at the time. Allen and Farrow split up and Allen and Previn have been together ever since.

    Saying that you only intended to fool around a couple times with your son and daughter's sister is maybe not the best option when the relationship is widely seen as, at best, very strange and, at best, actionable.

    Related: When Teenage Mariel Hemingway Met Woody Allen

    Allen also had this to say about his and his wife's dynamic:

    *30 plates crash onto a linoleum floor*

  • What Kate Winslet's Teaching Her Daughter About 'Bums' and Body Image

    Raechal Leone Shewfelt at Yahoo Celebrity 1 day ago

    Kate Winslet's 14-year-old daughter Mia might have grown up around the world of celebrity, but her famous mom is making sure the teen has realistic views about women's bodies.

    "I stand in front of the mirror and say to Mia, 'We are so lucky we have a shape. We're so lucky we're curvy. We're so lucky that we've got good bums," the Oscar winner revealed on an episode of the adventure reality series Running Wild With Bear Grylls Tuesday. "And she'll say, 'Mummy, I know, thank God.' It's paying off."

    Related: Kate Winslet Hilariously Recreates Her Famous 'Titanic' Scene on the Side of a Cliff

    Winslet, who's also the mother of two sons, 11-year-old Joe and baby Bear, 1, explained that there's a very good reason for pep talks with her daughter.

    Winslet has long been outspoken about body image. Way back in 2003, she called out the U.K. edition of GQ magazine for making her legs appear slimmer than they were on the cover.

  • Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer's New Friendship Fills Us With Pure Delight

    Suzy Byrne at Yahoo Celebrity 1 day ago

    Right now, at this very moment, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are probably telling fart jokes, talking about The Real Housewives , or throwing back cocktails.

    The fact of the matter is, these two women are now friends, as we learned from the comedian's Instagram earlier today when Schumer, 34, posted photos of them on vacation together. So friendly that they're riding a Jet Ski together. So friendly that the Trainwreck funny gal felt comfortable calling J.Law, 24, a "#maniac" behind the wheel of powerful water toy.

    Late Thursday, Schumer added a third photo of the women and their friends doing a human pyramid.

    Amy and Jen's friendship stems from a tweet, as many things do these days. At Comic-Con earlier this month, Lawrence pitched the idea of a Kickstarter to get Schumer to sign on as the next Bachelorette , which Schumer said she'd do for $1 million. Schumer later tweeted a video of herself watching Lawrence's interview, and her reaction to seeing her name come out of the Oscar winner's mouth was fantastic.

  • Billy Corgan Does Not Want to Talk About Disneyland

    Elizabeth Durand Streisand at Yahoo Celebrity 1 day ago

    Let's get one thing straight: Just because Billy Corgan visited the Happiest Place on Earth does not mean that emotion rubbed off on him. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman caused a stir earlier this month when he was photographed taking a ride on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland — and looking less than enthused.

    Guess where DOUG and I went today?

    The Happiest Man on Earth. Need I say more?