Like most of the world, Hollywood celebrities are just as shocked to learn about the new sex abuse allegations of TV’s favorite dad, Bill Cosby.
While on the red carpet for Ebony magazine’s Power 100 Gala, HipHollywood talked with a few power stars who shared their reaction to the accusations that have seemingly tarnished Cosby’s reputation. “There are serious allegations and troubling allegations, but they are allegations and we really don’t know what happened,” TD Jakes explained.
The Bishop added, “What we do know is that Bill Cosby has been a trailblazer for our community, he’s done a lot of awesome things, I would hope they’re not true.”
Earlier this week, world renowned model Janice Dickinson revealed to Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier that Cosby drugged and raped her 1982. Frazier, who was being honored at the Power 100 Gala, told HipHollywood exclusively that Janice, who was just one of several women to come forward, was extremely emotional during their interview. “What you won’t see is that Janice had a full breakdown when she walked off the stage. A full breakdown. She was devastated,” the host told us. “I think these women, whose stories are all very similar, it’s sad and I hope that they can have some kind of closure and I hope that Mr. Cosby comes out and addresses these issues.”
Bill’s lawyer sent HipHollywood a statement on Wednesday slamming Dickinson’s accusations.
“Documentary proof and Ms. Dickinson’s own words show that her new story about something she now claims happened back in 1982 is a fabricated lie,” the statement read.
Since the resurfacing of the allegations that occurred over a decade ago, Cosby has been dropped from NBC and TV Land.
Could There Be A “Black Panther” and “Luke Cage” Crossover In The Works?
With all the hype over Black Panther (and it breaking box office records) fans are craving more of the Marvel superhero and crafting ways to intertwine him across the MCU. One theory is to have T’Challa and Luke Cage on screen together for an epic crossover episode during Cage’s sophomore season on Netflix.
The idea isn’t farfetched to Luke Cage star Simone Missick.
“I would love that,” Missick who plays Misty Knight told HipHollywood. “I mean doesn’t Black Panther come to New York, Misty Knight could travel to Wakanda. Maybe she takes a vacation and winds up in Wakanda.”
But while Missick was only speaking hypothetically, she said LC showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and BP director Ryan Coogler are good pals so it’s not out of the question. “They already know each other. Cheo is working on Creed 2 writing the script and that was Ryan’s movie, so that would be awesome.”
Meanwhile when asked about a Black Panther and Luke Cage meeting on screen, Coker was enthusiastic. “I would love that, I really would!,” he told Comicbook.com. “I mean, because it would be, like, OK. T’Challa could definitely get on Pop’s free haircut list.”
In an interview with BET, Coogler was asked about three MCU characters coming together – Blade, T’Challa, and Luke Cage.
“I don’t control that stuff. I know that stuff’s all complicated. I wish Kevin [Feige] was here to see if you could talk to him, because he knows more about it. But I think it would be awesome. I loved those characters. [Blade] paved the way for what we’re doing now…And what Cheo [Hodari Coker] is doing with Netflix is just incredible, putting African-American culture on the screen like that and seeing people react to it that aren’t from that culture…the same way they react to a black basketball player or a black musician. It works for film, too. It’s universal.”
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