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The Elvis Presley Coverup: What America Didn’t Hear About The Death Of The King

The call came to Memphis Fire Station No. 29 at 2:33 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 1977. The dispatcher indicated that someone at 3754 Elvis Presley Boulevard was having difficulty breathing. “Go to the front gate and go to the front of the mansion,” the voice directed. Ambulance Unit No. 6 swung out of the station onto Elvis Presley Boulevard and headed south, siren wailing, advertising a speed that the ponderous machine had not yet achieved.

Why I Hope One Direction’s Harry Styles Is Really Straight

Lately I've been thinking about One Direction a lot more than usual, which used to be almost never. Don't ring the alarm. No impure thoughts have been creeping into my head, nor has the boy band's music been stuck there. I still couldn't sing an entire line from any of their songs if my middle-aged life depended on it.

What I've been dwelling on mentally has been what the boy band's main heartthrob said -- or, technically, didn't say -- a couple of weeks ago. Pop's rumor mill has been churning out speculation that Harry Styles might be bisexual, or perhaps even gay, for a while now. So far, the 20-year-old has resisted firmly confirming or denying those rumors ("I'm pretty sure I'm not [bisexual]" kind of swings both ways), but lately he's been putting a bolder spin on his ambiguity. I wouldn't be surprised if some night soon he turns up onstage draped in a rainbow flag.

During a recent interview, Styles and bandmate Liam Payne were asked what they look for in a potential partner. "Female; that's an important trait," Payne replied.

"Not that important," Styles interjected.

What does Styles look for, then? "Someone who's nice," he said. "You're not gonna go out with a dickhead, are you?" Dickhead? Um, was he referring to a girl or a guy?

Several months earlier, Styles had already underscored his sexual ambiguity (or fluidity?) and sealed it with a kiss -- right on British game-show host James Corden's mouth.

So is he or isn't he? He's still very young, so it's quite possible that he doesn't know for sure. My last boyfriend was still dating girls at that age, one year before we met. No matter which direction Styles ends up swinging in, though, he would be in a position of great potential influence if he were to publicly embrace it.

In the gay community we often talk about how we need to have more high-profile celebrities come out of the closet -- not just B- and C-listers or stars everyone already knows are gay. How great would it be for an A-lister with everything to lose, a bona fide heartthrob or sex symbol, to come out as gay or bisexual? Better yet, one of Taylor Swift's exes! Think of all the future hit singles she could milk it for. Maybe she'd even come up with something as brilliant as "Un garçon pas comme les autres (Ziggy)," a Céline Dion classic about a woman hooked on a gay man.

More importantly, think of all the young gays, lesbians, and bisexuals who are struggling with their sexuality. The more out gay, lesbian and bisexual role models those youth have, the better.

But let's not underestimate the power of straight role models. There are plenty who have vocally shown their support for gays, lesbians and bisexuals, and I applaud them all. Straight (as far as I know) Irish musician Hozier has recently gone Top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 with "Take Me to Church," a hit with a video based around a gay love story that ends in a brutal bashing. (Just a year or so after listening to Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert's "Same Love" in heavy rotation pretty much everywhere, I'm ready for a straight artist to explore the side of being gay that doesn't involve politics or hate crimes. There is one, you know.)

As admirable as such outpourings of support might be, it's not such a stretch or a courageous move anymore for a confirmed straight celebrity to be up with gays (like, say, Adam Levine, Chris Evans or Colin Farrell, all of whom have publicly supported their gay brothers). I mean, if Eminem can go from waxing homophobic in his raps to coming out in support of gay marriage, if the president of the U.S. can publicly support it, can anyone else surprise us by doing the same at this point?

Styles, though, is in a unique position. Not only is he saying that it's OK to be gay or bisexual by not insisting emphatically that he isn't, but by playing with pronouns and refusing to definitively address the matter, he's also saying that it's OK if people think he's gay or bisexual. A firm denial would be the standard straight approach, but Styles seems to be saying, "Maybe I am, and if so, who cares?"

That would be pretty fly for a straight guy. Yes, the history of pop is filled with stars who have played with their sexuality, from David Bowie and Mick Jagger to Robbie Williams, who sent up Brokeback Mountain with his Take That bandmate Gary Barlow several years ago in the video for their duet "Shame." But camp edginess was/is part of their public personas. In a sense, one could say they embraced a certain pansexuality for the sake of their act.

But a boy bander is a completely different musical beast. Although they've come out before, it's usually been a background member (Lance Bass of 'N Sync, the late Stephen Gately of Boyzone) or someone who came out when their act's heyday was safely in the rearview mirror (see Savage Garden's Darren Hayes, an engaging romantic who once spent an entire dinner with me raving about how his then-wife was his soul mate). Imagine if Justin Timberlake had come out of the closet or even toyed with the idea that he might be gay at the peak of 'N Sync mania.

That's precisely what Harry Styles is doing, and I'd say it's far bolder than anything One Direction has ever done musically. Yes, it could easily be a PR stunt. (The group released its fourth album, Four, on Tuesday.) Yes, it's gotten him tons of coverage, but doesn't that happen anyway? He doesn't need to be coy about his sexuality to get attention, so it's hard to buy that as an ulterior motive.

If it turns out that Styles is bisexual or gay, I'll actually be a little disappointed. Though I wouldn't lump him in the same category as celebrities who outright lie about their sexuality, I don't see how the gay, lesbian and bisexual community benefits from a gay or bisexual celebrity teasing fans when a confirmation would do so much more. Not that it's the obligation of any celebrity to base their actions on whether it benefits our community, but it's always nice when they embrace even a little responsibility.

If Styles ends up being straight, though, the implications would be practically revolutionary. At his age, following the "bro" code typically means acting as straight and narrow as possible. Justin Bieber, who is exactly one month younger than Styles, might be the perfect counterpoint. Every move he makes seems to be a conscious or subconscious bid to appear as heterosexual as possible, an aspiration many gay men can relate to. For years, we've extolled the virtues of "straight acting." Even those of us who would correct someone who thought we were straight would likely be secretly pleased with being able to pass.

On the flip side, how many straight guys are comfortable with being mistaken for gay or bisexual? Rules of Engagement once ran an entire episode in which a straight character was ridiculed for acting "gay." Other TV sitcoms have been using the same punchline for years (see the Crane brothers on Frasier, Joey and Chandler on Friends, etc.). I believe it's a reflection of how many straight men, even those who fully support gay people, think. Just because they'd stand up for us doesn't mean they want to be counted among us, which is fair enough.

So kudos to Styles for coloring outside the box, even while clinging to it musically -- especially if he was genuinely turned on by Swift while they were dating. She can write as many anti-Harry song as she wants to, but I won't be singing along.

I probably won't ever sing along to a One Direction hit either, but Styles has my genuine respect. He may still look like a boy, but he might actually be a bigger man than any of us imagined.

6 Best Parts Of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" is already a blockbuster. The first part of the franchise's two-movie finale grossed an estimated $17 million from Thursday night screenings, putting the film on course to have the year's biggest debut weekend. That's good news, because despite some naysaying about the decision to split "Mockingjay" into two films, "Part 1" is the year's best blockbuster not named "Guardians of the Galaxy." Ahead six things to look out for at the theater this weekend.

1. Philip Seymour Hoffman is just excellent

They don't give out Oscar nominations to "Hunger Games" movies, but a very easy argument could be made about Philip Seymour Hoffman receiving a posthumous nod for "Mockingjay - Part 1." Like Dick Cheney mixed with his villain from "Mission: Impossible III," but if they were both "good" guys, Hoffman's Plutarch Heavensbee is a wonderful Machiavellian schemer. He commands scenes with a sly humor and uneasy menace. The film is dedicated to his memory and stands as a shining example of the work that was lost when Hoffman died.

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2. Gale has stuff to do!

In the previous two "Hunger Games" films, Gale has been relegated to casting longing looks in Katniss' direction. Here, with Peeta a prisoner of President Snow, Gale shines! He's heroic, charming and committed to the cause, while also being supportive of Katniss. Book fans know that won't necessarily last into part two, but it's fun to see now. For once, the "Hunger Games" movies have given Team Gale an actual reason to exist.



3. Everything Effie does

True thing Effie Trinket, Captiol refugee turned District 13 freedom fighter, says in "Mockingjay - Part 1": "I miss my wigs."



4. A "Mockingjay" trailer is key to the movie

A funny thing about "Mockingjay": It has more in common with "Wag the Dog," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "The Manchurian Candidate" than "Twilight" or "Harry Potter." There are more conversations about political maneuvering and subterfuge than action and adventure. A large part of the plot hinges on Katniss' ability to act as a symbol for the revolution, the Mockingjay, in propaganda videos. Eventually, after a comical sequence that intentionally involves some of the worst acting Jennifer Lawrence has done since "The Bill Engvall Show," Katniss succeeds. That results in a propaganda video which looks like it was ripped straight off the Lionsgate YouTube page. Let's applaud Team "Hunger Games" for putting so much meta commentary about marketing into a mass-market blockbuster.



5. Jennifer Lawrence's cry face deserves its own Oscar

Look at this emotion:



6. Hi, Lorde's song is great

That is all.

Why Does Alleged Sexual Predator R. Kelly Still Have a Career?

As of Thursday afternoon, 16 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, the latest a nurse named Therese Serignese who says the comedian drugged and raped her in the mid-1970s. Earlier this week, model Janice Dickinson told a similar story, alleging that Cosby drugged her during a 1982 encounter, and that she woke up in a daze the next morning with her clothes off and “semen in between my legs.” As Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote in the Atlantic on Wednesday, the sheer number of allegations against Cosby makes it hard to believe that he’s anything but a serial predator. “[B]elieving Bill Cosby does not require you to take one person's word over another,” Coates writes, “it requires you take one person's word over 15 others.” (The number of accusers has gone up since Wednesday.)

My Conversation With Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Gina Prince-Bythewood

Tonight I'm joined by British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who earlier this year drew rave reviews for her breakout role in Belle, and acclaimed director Gina Prince-Bythewood to talk about their new movie, Beyond the Lights. The film, now in theaters, takes a clear-eyed look at how pop music's star-making machine can play havoc with young lives, particularly women. The movie co-stars Nate Parker.

My conversation with Gugu and Gina covered a wide range of issues facing women in the entertainment industry. I asked Gina specifically why she wanted to tell this story, which at its core is a love story, and why it seems so difficult to get movies made about two black people falling in love.



For more of our conversation, be sure to tune in to Tavis Smiley on PBS. Check our website for your local TV listings: www.pbs.org/tavis.

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Allow One Direction To Romance You In Their ‘Night Changes’ Music Video

You've always wanted to go on a date with any (or all) of the boys of One Direction, right? Well, now you can, thanks to their new music video for "Night Changes" off their latest album, "Four."

In the video, the band takes viewers out on what seems like the best date of your life. You can play Jenga with Niall, go ice skating with Harry and stuff your face with spaghetti with Zayn. Of course, you may discover that even a date with 1D can go awry -- watch the vid to find out how.

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Miley Cyrus and her new boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger are said to be planning to go on a romantic holiday together.

2014 Latin Grammys Shared The Spotlight With Obama But Still Shone Brightly

The 2014 Latin Grammys may have shared the spotlight with President Barack Obama on Thursday night, but it didn't mean the awards show shone any less brightly as it celebrated its quinceañera.

At Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, Latin music's biggest names gathered to celebrate 15 years of honoring the best within the industry. Calle 13 set a record for most Latin Grammy wins with a new total of 21, but it was Enrique Iglesias' hit "Bailando," featuring Gente De Zona and Descemer Bueno, that dominated the night with three wins, including "Song Of The Year."

The show opened as President Obama concluded his historic announcement on executive action that will grant deportation relief to around 4.4 million undocumented immigrant. Applause filled the venue as the president finished his remarks and many would reference the event later on in the evening.

It was only appropriate that a performance of Calle 13's hit song “El Aguante,” which is an homage to humanity’s resilience, followed the president’s speech. Though frontman René Pérez chose to shed light on the disappearance of the 43 missing students in Ayotzinapa with a shirt showing solidarity with the thousands who were protesting the government that very night.

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“I’m going to talk about what’s going on in Mexico, we can’t allow this to keep happening. Viva Mexico!” the singer said.

Eugenio Derbez was the first host to take the stage, opening an evening of many jokes with one referencing Obama’s speech.

“It’s about time that Latinos’ rights are recognized because we stopped being a minority a long time ago, Latinos are part of this country,” Derbez said. “We have always used music to cross borders, in fact I have an uncle who crossed the border inside a piano.”

Kuno Becker, Natalia Jiménez and Jorge Drexler presented the Latin Grammy for best salsa album, which went to Marc Anthony’s “3.0.” The salsero gave one big kiss to his wife Shannon de Lima before taking the stage to accept the award.

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The first of many duets of the evening was Ricky Martin and Camila as the Mexican group and Puerto Rican singer performed "Perdón.” The ambiance had a little pick me up soon after with Colombian rising star J Balvín taking the stage to perform his latest single “Ay Vamos.”

Pepe Aguilar’s rancheras could not be forgotten and the Mexican singer was later joined by Miguel Bosé for the second duet of the night.

Sebastián Rulli and Angelique Boyer announced the album of the year, which went to the late Paco de Lucía. The Spanish Flamenco guitarist passed away earlier this year at the age of 66.

The coveted song of the year award was announced not long after, with Enrique Iglesias and Gente de Zona accepting the Latin Grammy via a video link from Paris. Iglesias is currently in Europe on his Sex And Love world tour but also took note that it was a big night for Latinos, in reference to Obama’s announcement.

One of the most awaited duets of the evening was Carlos Vives and Marc Anthony’s performance of their single “Cuando Nos Volvamos A Encontrar,” which seemed to suffer from some sound issues but nevertheless had the venue on their feet.

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Best ranchera album went to Pepe Aguilar, who asked that Latinos remain united and dedicated his Latin Grammy to the ranchera icon who inspired him, Vicente Fernández.

Wisin pumped up the the night as he took the stage with Pitbull and Chris Brown. Rubén Blades took that energy and placed it in a beautifully executed tango rendition of his hit “Pedro Navaja,” which had the audience mesmerized as tango dancers moved seductively across the stage.

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Pablo Alborán and Jesse & Joy slowed down the night with their ballad “Donde Está El Amor.” The performance was followed by Prince Royce and Maite Perroni presenting the best new artist award to Venezuelan singer Mariana Vega.
Yandel, Farruko and General Gadiel followed with an energetic rendition of "Plakito.”

While several of the performances included elaborate choreography and movement, it was Juanes’ stage set up that stood out the most. The Colombian superstar and his band wore all white within an all-white cube. Psychedelic patterns and vibrant images were projected on the walls as the singer went through many of his hits including “Me Enamora,” “Tengo La Camisa Negra,” and “La Luz.”

One of the biggest surprises of the night came as Magic! performed their mega reggae-pop hit “Rude.” Halfway through the band’s catchy tune, Marc Anthony enters stage right adding Spanish verses to the song.

.@MarcAnthony y @ournameisMAGIC desde la 15a Entrega Anual del #LatinGRAMMY http://t.co/4GiegSpMIs pic.twitter.com/luz5klgn1y

— Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) November 21, 2014


The Latin Grammy for best tropical album went to Carlos Vives, who spoke about why the award was so special to him.
“Fifteen years ago I had the greatest number of nominations... that night I didn’t win any,” the Colombian star said. “So I accept this 15 years later and in a special way. I share it with my family, this is for Colombia and I want to dedicate it especially to President Obama.”

And just like 15 years ago, Ricky Martin took the stage to perform. This time the Puerto Rican star performed a perfectly choreograph rendition of his new single "Adiós".

Only the legendary Carlos Santana could follow, joined by Pitbull, as they performed the guitarist’s iconic “Oye Como Vas.”
Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio broke out her portuguese with “Jane the Virgin” star Jaime Camil as they presented the best vocal pop album to Camila.

While “Bailando” was the big winner of the night, Academy Award-winning Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler took the record of the year award for his single “Universos Paralelos,” which he dedicated to Colombia where the song was recorded.
Diomedes Diaz, Paco de Lucía, Cheo Feliciano and Argentine rock legend Gustavo Cerati were also remembered in a solemn In Memoriam presentation.

As the evening came to a close, Spanish singer Joan Manuel Serrat took the stage to sing “Mediterráneo” and accept the person of the year award.

And it was only fitting that the song of the year closed off the evening, but since Iglesias was currently on tour, the performance was a broadcast portion of the Spanish star’s Madrid concert with “Latin Grammy” balloons that matched the ones falling in Las Vegas as dancers followed the music.

Check out the full list of winners here.

Five More Reasons To Love Pirelli Calendar’s Plus-Size Star Candice Huffine

We've been girl-crushing on Candice Huffine from the moment she landed on the cover of Vogue Italia back in 2011. Now, Yahoo Style has given us a few more reasons to love the gorgeous Pirelli calendar star.

In a new interview with the website, Huffine opens up about everything from how she unwinds to how she really feels about her body. Her candid and authentic responses only make us love her even more, and we think you should, too. Here's why:

She keeps it real.

“I get a lot of messages saying, 'I like how you dress because you have my shape and I never knew how to dress for my shape." People want to know the model as a person. I'm not just a voiceless mannequin."

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She's the best of both worlds.

"I'm straddling both worlds and markets. I'm relatable as a bubbly catalog girl next door, but I can fit in seamlessly in the high fashion world."

Her first modeling photos (shot by her mom) sound amazing.

"I am standing in the back of my red pickup truck in bootie shorts and a tank top. I thought I was so fly... a diva in a truck!"

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She loves to sleep just as much as we do.

"I love a glass of wine to unwind, my husband and I have a cozy home. When it's cold we stay at home and have a wooden dartboard and play darts. I'd sleep until noon if it wasn't for my husband waking up so early."

She loves Candice Huffine.

"The point is, I love my body and am happy in it, if me showing it to the world can help other ladies in any way, then game on."

Head to Yahoo Style to see the entire interview.

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Taylor Swift And Selena Gomez Have A Super Fun Girls Night With Ellie Goulding

What did you do last night? We were eating takeout in our pajamas while watching "How to Get Away with Murder." Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez, on the other hand, had a blast watching The 1975 in concert.

Bitter? Who, us?

The dynamic duo let loose with pal Ellie Goulding mere days before they're both set to take the stage at the American Music Awards Sunday night. Lucky for us, they shared it all on Instagram:

The 1975 at The Palladium. @selenagomez @elliegoulding

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Nov 11, 2014 at 12:49am PST




Yeah you wanna find love, Then you know where the city is. @selenagomez #the1975

A video posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Nov 11, 2014 at 12:52am PST







Swift had been having all sorts of fun lately with her girlfriends, sitting courtside at Knicks games with supermodels Karlie Kloss and Kate Upton and actress Amanda Seyfried.

Of course, the pop pincess has ample reason to celebrate:

We did it!!! Thanks to the the BEST #Swifites in the WORLD #TS1989 OFFICIALLY crossed the 2 million mark. We think you all are TOTALLY BAE.

— Taylor Nation (@taylornation13) November 20, 2014


Taylor Swift is the 1st woman in Billboard history to replace herself at no. 1 on the Hot 100: http://t.co/bppEXoyQOV pic.twitter.com/K4IwaQQ33U

— Forbes (@Forbes) November 20, 2014


#ShakeItOff is OFFICIALLY @RIAA certified 4x platinum. YES!!! #ThePowerOfTheSwifties pic.twitter.com/k7X28DZtXC

— Taylor Nation (@taylornation13) November 21, 2014


Just invite us next time, will you, Tay??

One Direction Just Posed For The ‘Cutest Selfie Ever,’ Thanks To The Genius Of Jimmy Kimmel

Want ultimate cuteness? Here’s an idea: Let's put the guys of One Direction in a room with kittens, Boo the Pomeranian, a few adorable little kids, some pink fluffy things and a unicorn.

Wait, it’s been done already?

BEHOLD - the #CutestSelfieEver - watch #Kimmel tonight. @OneDirection pic.twitter.com/C8fC8j34yc

— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 21, 2014


On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Thursday, late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel asked the One Direction lads if they'd help him create the "cutest selfie ever." The band, which recently released its fourth album, happily obliged and posed with a bevy of adorable things for the Internet-breaking photograph.

Watch how the super cute photo shoot went down:

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Kristin Chenoweth Loves Her Gay Fans And Thinks Jesus Would Too

Kristin Chenoweth doesn't find her commitment to her faith and her support for the gay community to be mutually exclusive. In fact, in a HuffPost Live interview on Thursday, the Tony Award-winning actress explained how the two actually go hand-hand-in.

"I think what I do -- it's very Pollyanna, it's very funny to say this -- [I think] that thing, what would Jesus do? What would He do? He would love," she told HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri in an appearance to promote her new live album "Coming Home."

In accordance with this, the Broadway star emphasized that she loves "all people in general, unless they're just hateful, and then I don't like them."

"The greatest gift we can give ourselves is to love each other," she said. "I happen to not think being gay is a sin, [and] I have a really tough time with people who judge people for their sexuality."

Earlier this year, Chenoweth, 46, shot a video in support of same-sex marriage as part of the Human Rights Campaign's Americans for Marriage Equality effort, and performed alongside composer Andrew Lippa in "I Am Harvey Milk" at New York's Lincoln Center.

Watch more from Kristin Chenoweth's conversation with HuffPost Live here.


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OUT 100: Zachary Quinto, Ellen Page, ‘Looking’ Honored At New York Fete

The stars of Out Magazine's annual OUT 100 list braved New York's unseasonably frigid temperatures for a festive, end-of-year celebration amidst community allies and friends.

Among those spotted at the party, which was held at Stage 48 in Manhattan, were Zachary Quinto, Samira Wiley, Jason Collins, Perez Hilton and Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn. Hosting the event was "Orange is the New Black" star Lea Delaria, while Mary Lambert and downtown cabaret darling Bridget Everett were among the spirited performers to take to the stage during the evening.

Unable to attend the party were the stars of HBO's "Looking," who nonetheless addressed their fans and admirers in a pre-taped video.

Each year, Out magazine chooses 100 of the most compelling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the world to create its Out 100 list. Honorees are chosen from all walks of life and include celebrities, writers, politicians, activists, sports figures and artists, among others.

Check out the full list out OUT 100 honorees here.

Take a look at some photos from the party below:




Bill Cosby Stand-Up Shows Canceled Amid Assault Allegations

Bill Cosby's scheduled stand-up show at Treasure Island in Las Vegas on Nov. 28 has been canceled "by mutual agreement," this according to a spokesperson for the casino. All tickets will be refunded. A representative for Cosby was not immediately available for comment.

Another show, set for April in Virginia, was also canceled.

Earlier on Friday, The Associated Press reported that an appearance Cosby was set to make in Tucson, Arizona at the Diamond Desert Casino on Feb. 15 had also been scrapped. Cosby still has more than 30 stand-up dates set for between now and May of 2015, including a performance in Melbourne, Florida scheduled for Friday night.

On Thursday night, Cosby performed at The Atlantis Bahamas. It was his first public appearance since facing renewed sexual assault allegations from various women, including model Janice Dickinson and Carla Ferrigno, wife of Lou Ferrigno.

From the AP's coverage of the evening:

Cosby stuck to his familiar routine of anecdotes about his life, including stories about his childhood growing up in the projects of Philadelphia and some observations about life in the Bahamas drawn from previous visits to the island chain.

An unnamed attendee told Us Weekly that Cosby was "very theatrical on stage." According to the source, Cosby dedicated the last sequence of his act to Camille, his wife.

The canceled shows cap a week that saw NBC stop development on a potential sitcom with Cosby, Netflix postpone plans to debut a new stand-up special with the comedian ("Bill Cosby 77") and TV Land pull reruns of "The Cosby Show" from its schedule.

Jennifer Aniston Looks Positively Lovely At ‘Horrible Bosses 2′ Premiere

Jennifer Aniston might play a horrible boss, but the actress looked absolutely lovely at the premiere of "Horrible Bosses 2" Thursday night in Hollywood.

Aniston hit the red carpet at the TCL Chinese Theatre in a black-and-white Zuhair Murad dress. She paired the frock with silver Christian Louboutin heels.

The actress reprises her role as sex-addicted dentist Dr. Julia Harris in "Horrible Bosses 2," which hits theaters Nov. 26.

"She's so unapologetic and confident and just insanely, you know, wrong in so many ways that it's just so much fun to play," Aniston told MTV News. "She's trying to get help, supposedly, but it almost feels like she's just swimming in a sea of chum, trying to find her next group of victims who all are very susceptible."

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Iggy Azalea Slams Eminem And His Offensive Lyrics

Iggy Izalea is not one to let a gross comment slide. On Wednesday night, Eminem previewed part of a new track, "Vegas," which will appear on the forthcoming album, "Shady XV." The verse mentioned Nicki Minaj and Azalea, and alluded to rape.

“You’re lucky just to follow my ride/ If I let you run alongside the Humvee, unless you’re Nicki/ Grab you by the wrist, let’s ski/ So, what’s it gon’ be?/ Put that shit away, Iggy/ You gon’ blow that rape whistle on me," he rapped.

Azalea responded on Twitter, saying she was "bored of old men threatening young women," an allusion to comments that Snoop Dogg made about her earlier this year.

im bored of the old men threatening young women as entertainment trend and much more interested in the young women getting $ trend. zzzz

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) November 20, 2014


its especially akward because my 14 year old brother is the biggest eminem fan and now the artist he admired says he wants to rape me. nice!

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) November 20, 2014


women in music have the bigger balls anyhow we endure much more harassment and critic. good morninnggggg!!!!!! off to camera block for AMAs!

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) November 20, 2014


Eminem has a history of rapping about abusing women. Earlier this year, he freestyled about punching Lana Del Rey in the face. Prior songs included grotesque lyrics about Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera.

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Dakota Fanning

Let's take it from the top: The hair is falling flat, the dress appears to be pulling in the stomach area and the hem looks unfinished. And the entire look needs to be steamed.

Leighton Meester

This looks like an optical illusion gone wrong. Too many stripes, in too many directions. We're getting dizzy.

Elizabeth Banks

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Woah, that is one... striking dress. We're not sure about the busy print or the silhouette -- and those gold ankle-strap shoes really seal the coffin on this look -- they're just too heavy.

Jessica Chastain

Is she wearing a bathing suit top over her dress? That's what it looks like. We're also not sure about the the black top, it doesn't jive with the otherwise summery ensemble.

Keke Palmer

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If you couldn't see her bra, this easily could have been a best-dressed candidate. But that super short skirt and that sheer top is leaving too little to the imagination.

Christina Hendricks

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Fit is key with a dress like this and here, Hendricks missed the mark. A quick trip to the tailor would have done wonders for her.

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Solange Knowles in Stéphane Rolland

Ms. Lyons almost stole the show at Solange's wedding. Almost. But the singer's white jumpsuit-cape was such a showstopper (especially when she casually wore it while riding her bike) we have no words. Expect that the fit is spot on and the silhouette is hugging her ever curve perfectly.

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