08:16 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 02/21/2013 08:25AM
TV, film and stage actor Lou Myers, best known for playing Mr. Gaines on the sitcom A Different World in the '80s and early '90s, has died at 77.
Myers passed away at the Charleston Area Medical Center in his native state of West Virginia after battling pneumonia for several months, TMZ.com reported.
Myers was born in Chesapeake, W.V., the son of a Cabin Creek coal miner, according to the Charleston Gazette. After attending West Virginia State University, he got his first acting break as an understudy in the Broadway play The First Breeze of Summer.
Originally posted 04/07/2009 08:00AM
Good show: Mariah Carey and Jamie Foxx will help celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Harlem's historic Apollo Theater at a June 8 gala, PEOPLE has learned. The pair will induct Patti Labelle and Quincy Jones into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame at the celebration, where Anita Baker and the O'Jays will also perform. Steve Harvey will host the evening, which will feature a presentation of the Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis Arts and Humanitarian Award to Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille. For more information about the event, visit www.apollotheater.org.
– Mark Dagostino
Originally posted 06/03/2005 08:40AM
BORN: ABC This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos and his wife, actress-comedian Ali Wentworth, welcomed a new daughter, Harper Andrea, Thursday morning in a Washington, D.C.-area hospital, reports The Washington Post. The arrival weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and measured 19" long – the same arrival weight and length of Harper's older sister, Elliott, who is 2, says the paper, which adds that the expectant dad helped fuel the delivery process by picking up a burrito from a local Tex-Mex restaurant called Austin Grill. "People should just save the trouble of inducing labor and eat there," said Stephanopoulous.
Originally posted 05/19/2005 08:00AM
RECORDED: Jessica Simpson has recorded a cover version of the '60s Nancy Sinatra hit "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" with her Dukes of Hazzard costar Willie Nelson. "Loretta Lynn also did a version, so we took elements of both (Lynn and Sinatra's) and funk-defied it a little bit," producer Jimmy Jam tells MTV News. "And Jessica wrote a whole new set of lyrics that put her in the Daisy Duke character in the movie." Next week, Simpson will shoot the video for the single, which reportedly will feature her as a waitress at the Boar's Nest, a bar where Nelson is quietly drinking. The premise includes her accidentally inciting a bar fight that evolves into a choreographed hoe-down. In between, says MTV, there will be shots of a bikini-clad Simpson washing the car, the General Lee.
Originally posted 03/09/2005 08:50AM
REASSURED: Former President Bill Clinton, who will undergo a low-risk medical procedure on Thursday to remove fluid and scar tissue from the left side of his chest, told reporters in Washington on Tuesday: "It'll knock me out of commission for a week or two, and then I'll be back to normal. I'm not in too bad a shape," he added. "I feel good." The procedure, to take place at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, comes six months after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery. Clinton, 58, will remain hospitalized for three to 10 days and is expected to make a "full functional recovery," doctors said.
Originally posted 02/18/2005 08:00AM
Bill Cosby is off the hook after a woman alleged that he fondled her at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in January 2004 after drugging her, Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. has announced, citing insufficient evidence.
Originally posted 02/08/2005 03:00PM
The woman who has accused Bill Cosby of drugging and groping her has been publicly identified by her parents – who say their daughter felt betrayed by the star and now wants justice.
Originally posted 01/28/2005 09:00AM
GRANTED: Nicole Kidman, 37, won her request for restraining orders against two freelance photographers Thursday after saying she had been a virtual prisoner in her Sydney home and feared for her safety because of them. The request followed the discovery of an electronic listening device outside her residence. Jamie Fawcett, 43, and Ben McDonald, 32, were ordered not to approach Kidman at her home or go within 60 ft. of her harbor-side home. Kidman said in a statement that she was grateful the court had granted the orders because she had been afraid to leave her home, reports the Associated Press.
Originally posted 01/21/2005 08:00AM
A woman reportedly alleging that Bill Cosby sexually groped her in his home has prompted a police investigation in Pennsylvania, the entertainer's attorney tells the Associated Press.
Originally posted 09/09/2004 09:00AM
Defending his controversial criticisms of contemporary African-America life among low-income households, Bill Cosby furthered his campaign in Washington, D.C., Wednesday by bemoaning an increasing tendency of parents to "manage their kids' lives by cell phone."
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