Latest Bill Cosby News

Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive Mark Twain Prize

May. 23, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus is being honored with the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for a lifetime in comedy. The veteran actress and comedian will be the 21st recipient of the Twain prize. The Kennedy Center announced her selection Wednesday and she will be celebrated at a gala event on...

Bill Cosby jurors identified, 3 weeks after conviction

May. 18, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge on Friday publicly identified members of the jury that convicted Bill Cosby of sexual assault last month, but warned that reporters could face criminal charges if they hound jurors who don't want to be bothered. Judge Steven O'Neill released the names after what he described as...

Kimmel, Meyers, Colbert are truth-tellers at TV events

May. 18, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For one week each May, some of television's best-known comics take on a new role as the little devils perched on the shoulders of their bosses. Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert and Conan O'Brien delivered withering jokes at the expense of their industry this past week before...

Sentencing in Bill Cosby's sex assault case set for Sept. 24

May. 15, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby will be sentenced Sept. 24, almost five months to the day after he was convicted of sexual assault, a judge said Tuesday. Lawyers for the comedian, who turns 81 in July and faces the prospect of the rest of his life in prison, had asked Judge Steven O'Neill to delay...

Fox to add Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing' to fall lineup

May. 14, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Allen's "Last Man Standing," canceled last year by ABC, is being resurrected by Fox next season because it's a "great comedy" and not as a conservative statement, Fox executives said Monday. Some fans may be drawn to the family sitcom because of Allen's personal political views, but...

School officials recommend revoking Cosby's honorary degree

May. 9, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Officials with the University of Maryland, College Park, have recommended revoking Bill Cosby's honorary degree after the comedian's sexual assault conviction. University spokeswoman Katie Lawson tells The Baltimore Sun the decision by the school's committee on honorary degrees...

3 men found not guilty of raping girl, 9, as mom smoked meth

May. 9, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three men accused of raping a 9-year-old Utah girl while her mother was smoking methamphetamine in a garage were found not guilty Wednesday after their lawyers argued they couldn't be convicted without physical evidence. Prosecutors said the girl's clear, harrowing testimony that the...

Prosecutor: Testimony of child enough to convict men of rape

May. 8, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A prosecutor in Utah told jurors Tuesday that a young girl's testimony about being raped by three men while her mother was in a nearby garage smoking methamphetamine should be sufficient to find them guilty. The testimony of the girl, who was 9 at the time of the alleged assault and...

University of Cincinnati revokes Cosby's honorary degree

May. 8, 2018 11:04 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — University of Cincinnati trustees have revoked Bill Cosby's honorary degree. The trustees on Tuesday unanimously approved revoking Cosby's 2001 honorary doctor of humane letters degree. The trustees say they "abhor sexual violence" and university President Neville Pinto echoed that in a...

Bill Cosby's Kennedy Center Honors and Twain Prize rescinded

May. 7, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Kennedy Center has voted to rescind two of its biggest honors it awarded Bill Cosby — the Kennedy Center Honors and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In a statement, the center says the comedian's recent criminal conviction has "overshadowed the very career accomplishments...