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Bill Cosby doesn’t want to talk about those rape allegations

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Until recently, most people weren’t aware of the fact that Bill Cosby had several allegations of rape and sexual assault against him. The number of women claiming that they were abused by Cosby is at about 20 now – all different women from different places, of different ages and who encountered him at different times – and it took a joke from a recent Hannibal Burress stand-up routine to get anyone talking about it again. One person who doesn’t want to talk about it, unfortunately, is Cosby himself.

During an interview on NPR last week about an unrelated project, host Simon Scott asked Cosby for his response to the allegations brought against him. His response? Sit and stare silently while shaking his head. Seriously.

According to host Scott Simon, Cosby shook his head and didn’t say a word.

Cosby and his wife Camille had been discussing their collection of African art on NPR’s Weekend Edition.

Simon prodded: “There are people who love you who might like to hear from you about this. I want to give you the chance.” But Cosby stayed quiet. (via HP)

Wow. Of course, people wanted to know why, if Cosby was an innocent man who 20 random women just decided to lie about because they had nothing better to do with their days, he didn’t defend himself. Well, he’s got a lawyer to do that for him, now (via TMZ):

Cosby’s lawyer says, “Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true.”

The lawyer adds, “Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work.”

Uh, in what world does this dude live? I mean, I know Cosby is paying him to say nice shit and basically try and defend his honour, but “he’s doing his best work”???? Yeah, okay.

It’s a shame that people are so reticent to believe something so blatant, simply because Cosby was a beloved TV and family figure from our pasts. Jimmy Saville was one of the most charitable and well-known performers in England, and it only came to light after his death just how vile and disgusting he was and how many children and teenage girls had their lives ruined by his predatory sexual abuse. Sorry, Cosby is no longer a national hero – and it’s clear as these allegations come out that he never was. Just because we don’t want to believe it doesn’t mean it’s not true. Too bad he’ll probably kick the bucket before he has to pay for any of his crimes.

I understand that we live in an “innocent until proven guilty” country, and that’s fine – maybe there’s a tiny sliver of a chance that ALL of these women made up random stories about being abused by Cosby just for fun and because they’re sad and pathetic. The fact that many of their narratives are shockingly similar – despite not knowing one another and never having met – is a total coincidence! Cosby is innocent! But sorry, I just don’t think so. He had the access and the status to take advantage of women and he did it, and that makes him disgusting.

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Kendall Jenner is the new face of Estée Lauder

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We all know that 2014 was the year Kendall Jenner came into her own and became a serious model, beloved by the fashion industry. She’s walked in fancy runway shows, done ~avant garde~ photo shoots with la-di-da high end brands and now, things have got even better for her: Kendall is the new face of Estée Lauder!

If you’re like me (and most of the world), you probably think Estée Lauder is… not really a young person’s brand. They’ve revamped their image over the past couple of years to try and draw in the younger crowd, and this seems like the latest move in that campaign. Will it work? Who knows. That being said, Estée Lauder does make some GREAT products for any age if you can get past the somewhat dowdy vibe – the Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Foundation, for example, is BEYOND amazing… just, you know, in case you wanted a recommendation.

In any case, yeah, this is great for Kendall and all, but it is a rather perplexing choice. By making her the face of the brand, they’re obviously making a move to COMPLETELY overhaul their image and I’m not sure how that will go over, especially to those who have been faithful to Estée Lauder for years.

Over at the EL website, Kendall shares some of her “favourites” from the brand – i.e. someone curated a collection of items that feasibly she could maybe wear, at least when they’re doing a photo shoot for the campaign. Sorry, I just don’t buy that she wears this shit.

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Solange got married this weekend and it was perfect

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Solange and longtime boyfriend Alan Ferguson got married in New Orleans over the weekend in a beautiful ceremony that puts big sister Beyonce‘s tacky affair back in the day. Not that it’s a competition, obviously, but Solange has always had the better style, as far as I’m concerned.

From Vogue:

“Everyone I worked with on the wedding are friends who I love,” said Solange via email earlier today. “Everything was a labor of love.”

And given that there have been several sightings of her friend and collaborator Humberto Leon in NOLA over the past few months, we weren’t surprised to hear that the dress was by Humberto Leon for Kenzo. Knowles commissioned photographer Rog Walker to take the official wedding portraits, and the stunning all-female family tableau which includes sister Beyoncé and mother Tina Knowles is a nod to the work of contemporary Italian artist Vanessa Beecroft. It’s a far cry from the conservative strapless frock she wore to wed her first husband Daniel Smith, in 2004, and shows just how beautifully Knowles has come into her own.

Cute! Here are a few more pics from the ceremony. Hopefully Solange got through the day without smacking anyone. Sorry, I had to! Congrats to the happy couple! (Also, how is Alan Ferguson 51? IN WHAT WORLD? He looks her age!)

Image by Rog Walker

Image by Rog Walker

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Robert Pattinson’s Weird Hair: Hell Yes Or God No?

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Robert Pattinson, summoner of egos, decided to shave his head. But unlike what James Franco did, which was a straight-up shave off, this dude went about it a little differently, choosing to shave only the back leaving a puzzling little landing strip right on his damn head:

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He debuted it at the “the GO GO Gala” in Beverly Hills. He hasn’t explained it, and frankly, I think it needs some explaining. I mean, look at it.

I don’t know which among us is gonna vote for a “hells, yes!” on this look, but hey, more power to you. Personally, I’m saying this one is a HUGE, “God, no.” To quote one Facebook commenter (from PEOPLE’s Facebook page), “The back of his head looks like Hitler’s face.” Some other Facebook commenters chose instead to comment with a funny image, like these:

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I think those sum it up quite nicely.

But what do you think? Anyone out there ready to defend the ‘do?

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Amanda Bynes On Her Father: “I Haven’t Decided How I’d Want To Murder Him”

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Amanda Bynes is not improving. Things just keep getting worse and worse for the troubled actress. Where we last left off in the Bynes Saga, Ms. Bynes’ parents had given up trying to get back conservatorship, and had moved on. Unfortunately, more troubles are going to follow them, as audio leaked of apparently Amanda Bynes describing how she’d kill her parents. It’s really sad. “Nothing would give me greater pleasure than, like, slitting his throat,” Bynes said, of her father. More, from TMZ:

Amanda Bynes dreams of murdering her dad, slitting her mom’s wrists and burning her house down, and she attacks a friend, telling him, “You’re so gay it hurts my feelings” … and it’s all on tape.

The audio was recorded a week ago by one of Amanda’s West Hollywood roommates as they drove. It’s the first time we’ve been able to hear Amanda’s ramblings when she goes off the rails.

The first audio is tirade against her parents, wishing them dead. The second audio is a rant that ends with a homophobic attack.

Members of Amanda’s family tell TMZ … they wanted us to post the audio … which could be a wake-up call for medical professionals to intervene and get her help.

Since they want us to share the audio, here it is. The first clip is her attack on her parents; the second is an attack on her roommates (those pour souls):

God, I feel so awful for her parents in all this. It’s gotta break their hearts. I can’t imagine what it must be like to hear your own daughter say such terrible things about you. But at least they know she’s not well, and it’s coming from an unhealthy place. If only Bynes wanted to get well. It doesn’t seem like she does.

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Heidi Montag wants to be someone’s mother

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Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt aren’t fit to take care of themselves, let alone take care of another living being. However, something put childbearing into Heidi Montag’s mind and she posted a photo of an ovulation testing kit on Instagram… unbeknownst to Spencer, of course.

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Kewl. It’s not like they’re completely and utterly broke with no career prospects, no real world skills and a massive interest in even being parents to begin with. I mean, listen to what Spencer told Hollywood Life just last year!

I don’t think either of us have real careers. I look at families and the world and providing—right now we don’t have to worry about it. But to add on how to afford kids to go to private school, to have clothes, to go to college … I have no concept of how any of that stuff is possible!

Me either, Spencer. Me either. I fear for this yet-to-be-conceived child, I truly do.

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Is Patrick Schwarzenegger Miley Cyrus’ New Man?

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Miley Cyrus, MAC Viva Glam spokesperson, may have found a new man, and in Patrick Schwarzenegger — you know, Arnold‘s kid. (By the way, I’m still unclear if Patrick wants to go with Shriver or Schwarzenegger as a last name — he uses both, and PEOPLE went with Schwarzenegger, so I will, too.)

They were photographed making out at a USC game (above). I am dying that he’s holding his phone in one hand. PEOPLE claims he’s using it to take a selfie of their kiss. Yeah, I don’t think so. Here’s more on the “story”:

It wasn’t the first time they had turned up together. The model-actor and pop star, both 21, were spotted riding together in a chauffeured SUV on Wednesday after they left a Q&A session in Hollywood for a film produced by Schwarzenegger’s mom, Maria Shriver, titled Still Alice, TMZ reported.

They were also seen together on Halloween when they hit up Universal’s Haunted Hayride, and a source confirmed to PEOPLE they’d been visiting each other’s homes.

Okay, so I guess they’re a thing now. Miley hasn’t posted anything about it on her Twitter or Instagram…yet. Patrick hasn’t tweeted about it or instagrammed it either.

It’s hard to say who is a worse influence. Patrick is kind of a jerk, and Miley is, well, Miley.

What do you think of this coupling?

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