Plus, Whitney Houston biopic trailer is released, Questlove has a message for hip-hop artists, and Usher attends Art Basel in Miami.
Judy Huth, the woman who claimed Bill Cosby assaulted her when she was 15, attempted to extort $250,000 from Cosby. Now, Cosby and his lawyer are seeking $33,000 from Huth and her attorney, according to a court filling. “[Huth’s] claims are completely false,” Cosby’s attorney, Martin Singer, said in the filing. “You demand for money from Mr. Cosby is rejected.” [Billboard]
Lifetime has released the trailer for their Whitney Houston biopic and it’s filled with drama. In it the legendary songstress’ rise to stardom and her spiral into drug use and a turbulent relationship with Bobby Brown. Angela Bassett doesn’t seem to be holding anything back in her directorial debut. [Buzzfeed]
Usher has found a new way to charge his phone: a woman’s vagina. Seriously. The singer attended Art Basel in Miami and found himself in an exhibition where a live woman named Lena Marquise had an iPhone charger connected to her lady parts and a pic on Twitter shows him using it. Hope he got a full charge. [Clutch]
Questlove is asking other musical artists to “push themselves to be a voice of the times that we live in” in an Instagram post yesterday. The famed DJ and drummer for Roots says that musicians and artists need to express their outrage at the recent grand jury decisions by creating more protest songs. “I’m not saying we gotta be ‘Fight The Power’ but in times like these we need to be more community minded,” he wrote. [Colorlines]
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