Plus: Mariah Carey lands a guest starring role on Empire, Sony announces Bad Boy sequels, Busta Rhymes arrested after gym assault and more!
Bill Cosby Ordered to Testify in October
Bill Cosby has been ordered to make his first court appearance since last November, when dozens of women began coming forward accusing the actor of rape and sexual assault. Cosby will deliver his deposition on Oct. 9, answering questions under oath in regards to a lawsuit brought on by Judy Huth, who claims Cosby sexually assaulted her in the 1970s at the Playboy Mansion. Cosby's legal team has accused Huth of extortion. [NBC News]
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Mariah Carey to Guest Star on 'Empire'
Mimi is bringing her vocal chops to Empire! Empire creator Lee Daniels announced that Mariah Carey had signed on for a guest starring role on season two of the hit show. No word on her character yet, but we think she would make a pretty bomb bestie to Cookie. [E! Online]
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Nicki Minaj to Get Video Game
First Kim Kardashian, now Nicki. App developer Glu announced earlier this week that the "Anaconda" singer would be the next A-lister to get her own mobil video game. The game will reportedly feature Nicki's voice, likeness and "creative direction." We'll be eagerly awaiting a release date. [The Verge]
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Sony Announces 'Bad Boys 3,' 'Bad Boys 4'
Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do? They're going to release a new movie, that's what they're going to do! Sony surprised us all after it released its line-up for the next few years, and we spied not one, but two Bad Boys sequels on the list. Bad Boys 3 is scheduled to hit theaters Feb. 2017, and Bad Boys 4 will make its debut in July 2019. We pray that Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will make a triumphant Mike and Marcus comeback to the franchise. [Variety]
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Ray Rice Regrets Not Helping His Wife After Punching Her
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice can't escape his domestic dispute last year when he punched his wife, Janay, in an elevator. In a recent interview with ESPN, Rice said that he regrets not helping his wife up after he knocked her unconscious. "I did everything wrong," he said. "At that moment, I was out of my mind not to help her up…Just leaving her there—how could I have done that?" [Clutch]
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Denzel Washington Visits Boys & Girls Club
Kids at a Baton Rouge Boys & Girls Club received a very special surprise when Denzel Washington dropped by earlier this week. The actor spoke to a group of kids for 30 minutes, sharing his experiences growing up and shaping his career. His advice for them? Be grateful, be humble, volunteer and continue learning. Brilliance! [Vibe]
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Busta Rhymes Arrested After Assault at Gym
Busta Rhymes is facing second-degree assault charges after allegedly throwing a protein drink toward an employee at a New York City gym. He was taken into custody and released early this morning. He's scheduled to appear in court later this year. Busta isn't sweating the charge; he told reporters following his arrest that the entire situation was "stupid." [Rolling Stone]