Bill Cosby no longer has a top notch Holllywood agent.
CAA, who signed Cosby back in 2012, apparently dropped the 77-year-old last year during the height of the sex abuse scandal. Cosby’s departure, however, came to light after the Associated Press retrieved sealed court documents detailing CAA’s decision to cut ties. “We do not represent [Cosby] at this time,” the agency told Deadline.
The comedian recently admitted during a deposition to getting prescriptions for Quaaludes back in the 70s with the intent to give them to women he wanted to have sex with. Following the revelation, several companies cut ties with the actor, including a Disney theme park.
Earlier this week, a statue of Bill Cosby was removed from Disney’s Hollywood Studio theme park. The bronze bust of Cosby was displayed in Disney’s Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza at the park outside of Orlando, FL.
Bounce TV also announced this week that they would be pulling reruns of the show, Cosby. As for other networks, Centric confirmed that episodes of the Cosby Show would be pulled until “further notice.”
Bill has been accused by more than two dozen women of sexual misconduct, including allegations that he drugged and raped them in incidents dating back more than four decades.
Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!
Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.
In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.
“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”
What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.
“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”
Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.
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