Coffee Talk: Whoopi Goldberg Continues to Defend Bill Cosby

Plus: Michael K. Williams joins the cast of GhostbustersTamera Mowry explains the meaning behind Ariah's name, Prancing Elites is renewed for season two and more! 

Taylor Lewis Jul, 08, 2015

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Soon after it was revealed that Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to purchasing the sedative Quaaludes in the intentions of using them to have sex with women, View co-host Whoopi Goldberg has continued to voice her support for the comedian. Whoopi said, "We'll see what happens. As more information comes out, people can make judgments." [Yahoo]

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Who you gon' call, Michael K. Williams? It was just announced that The Wire star would be starring in the all-female reboot of the 1980s hit Ghostbusters. Williams is slated to play a character named Hawkins. We don't know who that is, but we'll be eagerly awaiting! [The Verge]

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Empire star and outspoken civil rights activist Jussie Smollett has another accolade to add to his resume: He was just honored by the Black AIDS Institute during its "Heroes in the Struggle" gala for his work with the organization. The honor comes just days after he helped lead a powerful panel at ESSENCE Fest on HIV/AIDS in the Black community. As if you need another reason to love Jussie. [EurWeb]

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Your favorite dancers are coming back for a round two! Oxygen just announced that its hit series, The Prancing Elites Project, was renewed for season two. When the show premiered in April, it attracted record ratings, and we can't wait to see what's in store for season two! Catch the season one finale tonight at 9 p.m. ET. [Variety]

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In this day and age, anything can be bootylicious, right? Like… a skyscraper? Australian architecture firm Elenberg Fraser has unveiled designs for a 68-story, curvy building that is modeled off of Bey's curvalicious frame. According to project plans, the building has "spiraling curves [that] recall the twists and turns of a woman dancing in black cloth." Okay? [Slate]

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Don't you love a good story behind a unique baby name? One week after giving birth to Ariah, Tamera Mowry is opening up about where she got her newborn daughter's unique name. "Before [my husband] Adam and I were even married, we stumbled across a shop named Araya," Mowry wrote on her website. "I stopped and immediately told him I loved the name and wanted that to be my future daughter's name." She tweaked the spelling to avoid any ambiguous pronunciations, and voila! Ariah is born. [People]


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