Comedian Bill Cosby will face criminal trial on charges that he drugged and molested a young woman at his mansion near Philadelphia in 2004. A judge ordered the trial after hearing the conflicting depositions taken by police from both Cosby and his alleged victim. The comedian, now 78, claims that he had sexual encounters with the woman before the night in question, and that their relations were consensual. The hearing comes five months after the district attorney in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, charged Cosby with aggravated indecent assault. Cosby attended yesterday’s hearing but did not testify, and his accuser was not called to the stand.
Cosby has been charged with three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.
THESE CELEBRITIES ARE LOOKING FOR LOVE
You never know who’s going to pop up on one of those online dating sites. At least if it’s the super-exclusive dating app Raya. Twilight star Kellan Lutz has signed up with the dating site, using the pseudonym Sebastian and his own photo, according to The New York Post’s Page 6. "Kellan has been feverishly attacking the online dating scene," a source told The Post. Other big names looking for love on Raya reportedly include Joe Jonas, Kelly Osbourne, Moby and Courtney Love.
ALISAN PORTER IS NAMED WINNER OF 'THE VOICE'
On the season 10 finale of The Voice last night (May 24th),Alisan Porter was named the winner of the singing competition representing team Christina.
Team Blake's Adam Wakefield landed in second place, followed by team Pharrell's Hannah Huston who made it to third, and team Adam's Laith Al Saadi placed fourth. Also by defeating Adam Levine, Pharrell and Blake Shelton, Porter's win gave Christina Aguilera the title of the first female coach to win with her artist.
The two hour finale featured performances by Sia, ZAYN, Cee Lo Green, and Jennifer Nettles. Ariana Grande also hit the stage to perform "Dangerous Woman" with coach Christina.
Remember JWoww? It hasn’t been that long since she was one of the hard-partying regulars on Jersey Shore, which aired from 2009 to 2012. She later appeared on a spinoff, Snooki and JWoww. People.com brings us up to date on the life of JWoww, real name Jenni Farley. She’s now the proud mother of Meilani Alexandra, 21 months, and Greyson Valor, who is just two weeks old, and she has plenty of Instagram photos to prove it. Her husband, Roger Mathews, is equally enthusiastic. "I think they are pretty amazing, but I should. I’m their Dad," he wrote in a caption on a double portrait of the babies.
In keeping with her new role as a happy wife and mother, JWoww recently competed on the seventh season of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition.
NYLE DIMARCO WINS THE 'DWTS' MIRROR BALL TROPHY
Last night (May 24th) on the finale of Dancing With The Stars, model Nyle DiMarco was named the winner of the dance competition.
Host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews revealed the results which led to Ginger Zee and her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy in third place, Paige VanZant with her partner Mark Ballas landing second and Nyle along with his partner Peta Murgatroyd winning the title."This whole thing has been so incredible because of this man. I owe everything to him. He is just incredible" said Murgatroyd after her win with DiMarco.
The 22nd season finale also featured Fifth Harmony performing"All in My Head (Flex)", Dan and Shay singing "From the Ground Up", Pitbull hitting the stage with "Messin' Around" and Aloe Blacc whoperformed "Let the Games Begin.
Kailyn Lowry is ending her two-year marriage to Javi Morroquin, according to a report in The Daily Mail. The Teen Mom 2 reality star, now 24, confirmed rumors that she would seek a divorce. Kailyn and Javi married in September 2013, shortly before the birth of their son Lincoln. She has a six-year-old son Isaac with ex-boyfriend Jo Rivera.
The split may not surprise fans of the MTV reality series. The couple has been seen going through a rocky patch during Javi’s military deployment abroad. His recent contact with his family has been conducted mostly on FaceTime. The couple also suffered a tragic loss when Kailyn’s latest pregnancy ended in a miscarriage.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: At least the cops knew where to find her. Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Karen King got busted moments after arriving for a well-publicized promotional appearance in Atlanta. The charge is identity theft, according to website TMZ. King is accused of using a false identity to buy almost $5,000 worth of merchandise at a Saks Fifth Avenue store in Atlanta. She’s been booked on charges of theft, identity fraud and first-degree forgery.
LIKE DAUGHTER, LIKE MOTHER: Sharon Osbourne isn’t likely to nag daughter Kelly about those public Twitter rants aimed at the woman who she claims had an affair with her father, Ozzy Osbourne. "What are you going to do?" Sharon asked during an appearance with Sara Gilbert on The Talk yesterday. "Be angry with her because she loves her mom and dad and she wants us to be together? She loves us. She can do what she wants. She’s an adult."
KIM AND KANYE IN ROME: Reality star Kim Kardashian and her rapping hubby Kanye West are celebrating their second wedding anniversary in Rome. They joined some equally beautiful Italian people for an opera performance. Kim wore a designer gown and minimal jewelry, except for that blindingly brilliant 15-carat diamond engagement ring.
‘CHEWBACCA MOM’ IS A REAL STAR: Real stars get free goodies just for being their beautiful selves, right? Well, "Chewbacca mom" is a real star now. Candace Payne, the mother of two with the infectious laugh, lit up the internet by posting a video of herself giggling hysterically while wearing a Chewbacca mask bought in a Kohl’s department store. "It’s the simple joys in life," she wrote in a Facebook post. That video is a true viral sensation, getting more than 140 million hits so far. Even better, Kohl’s department store is peppering her with free Star Wars merchandise and about $2,500 in gift cards as a "thanks" for the free advertising.
ADAM SANDLER GETS ANIMATED: Comedian Adam Sandler has signed a deal to write, produce and star in a family-friendly animated feature film for STX Entertainment. Sandler has proven skills in the genre. His Hotel Transylvania and its sequel grossed $825 million at the global box office.
'GET SHORTY' SERIES ORDERED: Epix has ordered a TV adaptation of Get Shorty. According to Vulture, The new series will be a modern retelling of the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel and the 1995 movie, which starred John Travolta, Rene Russo and Danny DeVito. Production on the hour-long dark comedy is set to start shortly, in time for a summer 2017 debut.
TV ROADKILL: Television shows come and go so quickly these days that it doesn’t pay to get too attached to them. Industry mag Hollywood Reporter keeps track of the on-air comings and goings. So far, shows that have been canceled include CSI: Cyber; Extant; The Good Wife; Mike and Molly; Person of Interest, and Under the Dome. Angel From Hell and Rush Hour aren’t going to make it past their first seasons either.
What else? Keep track of the latest renewals and cancellations.
THE NEW COSBY SHOW: Inevitably, it will be called "the trial of the century." The man who was once perhaps America’s most beloved star is about to go on trial on charges of indecent assault. The trial of Bill Cosby will not be televised. Pennsylvania state law forbids cameras in the courtroom. However, that won’t hamper the coverage much. "It's going to be the newest reality show," predicts Howard Bragman, a veteran Hollywood publicist. "Even without the media in the courtroom? "They will use every trick they can — remember when (some media) reenacted the O.J. Simpson civil trial transcripts (in 1996)? That may happen again."