Plus: Rihanna's new horror film, Shonda Rhimes' response to Sony leak, and more.
Good morning! Here’s what we’re talking about over our coffee this morning:
Spelman University has suspended the Cosby Chair for the Humanities, an endowed professorship at the all-female school, in the wake of growing sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. “[The Professorship] was established to bring positive attention and accomplished visiting scholars to Spelman College in order to enhance our intellectual, cultural, and creative life,” said the college’s spokeswoman. “The current context prevents us from continuing to meet these objectives fully. Consequently, we will suspend the program until such time that the original goals can again be met.” [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
Shonda Rhimes isn’t sugar coating the embarrassing email exchange between two Sony execs. The Scandal producer took to Twitter calling their comments about President Obama outright racist. “Calling Sony comments ‘racially insensitive remarks’ instead of ‘racist’? U can put a cherry on a pile of sh-t but it don’t make it a sundae,” she wrote. [Clutch]
Samuel L. Jackson thinks it’s time for his fellow celebrities to speak out against “racist police.” In a video message on Facebook, the Academy Award-nominated actor had a challenge for other stars. “All you celebrities out there who poured ice water on your head, here’s a chance to do something else. I challenge all of you to sing ‘We ain’t gonna stop, til people are free,'” he said. [Hello Beautiful]
Rihanna bares her fangs in Moonquake Lake, a fake feature film made for the new Annie movie. Get a look at her frightening performance below.
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