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Raven-Symoné on Bill Cosby Sex Scandal: 'Now There Are Real Facts'

Originally posted 07/08/2015 12:30AM

[EMBEDCODE {}] Former Cosby Show star Raven-Symoné spoke about the allegations against Bill Cosby on The View on Tuesday, saying she needed further proof before deciding whether he was innocent or guilty of sexually assaulting multiple women.

"I don't really like to talk about it that much because he's the reason I'm on this panel in the first place. He gave me my first job," Raven-Symoné, 29, said. "But at the same time, you need the proof, and then I'll be able to give my judgment here or there. And now there are real facts. More people can come up."

Candace Cameron Bure, who was filling in for View host Rosie Perez, said the news Monday that Cosby, 77, had admitted in 2005 court papers to giving a woman Quaaludes before they had sex indicated to her that he was "guilty, guilty, guilty." To this, Raven-Symoné responded, "But guilty of what?"

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Jill Scott Withdraws Support for Bill Cosby: 'His Own Testimony Offers Proof of Terrible Deeds'

Jill Scott Withdraws Support for Bill Cosby: 'His Own Testimony Offers Proof of Terrible Deeds'

Originally posted 07/07/2015 10:35AM

Jill Scott no longer believes the numerous sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby are as "insane" as she once thought.

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From Essence: 13 Jobs Celebrities Worked Before They Were Famous!

From Essence: 13 Jobs Celebrities Worked Before They Were Famous!

Originally posted 02/26/2015 10:15AM

You'll never guess who got fired from Red Lobster before she found fame

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From Essence: 9 Stars Who Prove  Locs on the Red Carpet Are Beautiful | Lisa Bonet

From Essence: 9 Stars Who Prove Locs on the Red Carpet Are Beautiful

Originally posted 02/25/2015 06:20PM

From Zendaya to Lisa Bonet, these stars owned the red carpet with their gorgeous manes

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Even Celebrities Are Freaking Out About Katy Perry's Halftime Show

Originally posted 02/01/2015 10:05PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "4027110549001" "" "" "auto"] All eyes were on Katy Perry when she rode in on a massive metallic lion during the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show, and never lost fans' attention after her roaring arrival. The candy-coated show was pure Perry with a high-wire act, dancing trees and, of course, fireworks. Plus, Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz showed up to help her out. Here's how what social media thought of the show.

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Bill Cosby Breaks Silence to Thank Supporters

Bill Cosby Breaks Silence to Thank Supporters

Originally posted 12/03/2014 03:00PM

Bill Cosby has broken his silence to show gratitude to Whoopi Goldberg and Jill Scott – two of only a handful of women who have actively gone public in their support of the 77-year-old comedian.

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It's a Boy for Jill Scott

It's a Boy for Jill Scott

Originally posted 04/21/2009 08:00PM

R&B singer and actress Jill Scott and her fiancé, drummer Lil John Roberts, have welcomed their first child, a boy, her manager confirms to PEOPLE.

Jett Hamilton Roberts was born at 4:20 p.m. on April 20. He weighed in at 7 lbs., 8 oz.

Scott, who stars on HBO's new series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, based on the popular novels by Alexander McCall Smith, discovered she was pregnant shortly before leaving for Botswana to film the show.

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SNEAK PEEK: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Originally posted 04/10/2009 08:30AM



Jill Scott has her hands full with yet another mystery this week on her new HBO show, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency – and PEOPLE.com has a sneak peek of the episode.

In the clip, Scott's character, Private investigator Precious Ramotswe, seeks help from her admiring friend JLB (Lucien Msamati) in his car repair shop after encountering a deadly snake while driving – and makes a surprise discovery.

Of course, Precious has more than just venom on her mind: She has several cases to solve. One involves a frightened shopkeeper, who can't sleep. Another is about a "two o'clock doctor," whose patients keep dying on Fridays at 2 p.m. Plus, she looks into a possible poisoning. Tune in to watch Precious get to the bottom of these mysteries.

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R&B Singer and Actress Jill Scott Is Pregnant

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R&B Singer and Actress Jill Scott Is Pregnant

Originally posted 01/09/2009 07:25PM

Jill Scott is pregnant with her first child, the R&B singer and actress revealed to reporters at the Television Critics Association conference in Los Angeles on Friday.

Promoting her new HBO series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, based on the popular novels by Alexander McCall Smith, Scott said she discovered that she was pregnant just before leaving for Botswana where she filmed the show.

"The first trimester I spent in Botswana," said the star, who is due April 25. "That was one of the biggest challenges of my life. First trimester! You're sick every morning. It was seven hours time difference, the heat, the bugs, the 14 hour days."

Still, the actress, who is engaged to drummer Lil' John Roberts, says she's glad she went through with the plans to film. "My doctors gave me a clean bill of health and said you can do this, so I did it."

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Angie Harmon, Gabrielle Union Get Naked for Allure | Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon, Gabrielle Union Get Naked for Allure

Originally posted 04/17/2008 08:35AM

Angie Harmon once skinny-dipped with her husband, Jason Sehorn, on a private beach in Bora Bora. But now the Women's Murder Club star is stripping down in front of the entire world. Harmon is one of five celebs – including Gabrielle Union, Jill Scott, Zoe McLellan and Ana Ortiz – who shed their clothes in Allure's May issue.

And Harmon says the photo shoot isn't about selling sex, "It's about showing the female body in a positive, beautiful way." And singer-actress Jill Scott agrees, telling the magazine she hopes her pictorial inspires other women. "Here I am, naked in a magazine at size 16 ... We are all beautiful, each and every one of us."

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