Entertainment This Week: Bill Cosby Allegations & Chris Hemsworth’s Honor

By Shawn Thomas
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This week, serious allegations surround a prolific comedian while another is named the “Sexiest Man Alive”.

 

1. Cosby Rape Allegations

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(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Nearly a decade later, Bill Cosby is at the center of rape allegations again. Three women have come forward, alleging that the comedian raped them as far back as 45 years ago.  Joan Tarshis contends that Bill Cosby drugged and raped her in 1969 when she was 19 years-old on more than one occasion.

Barbara Bowman, another alleged victim, says that the comedian raped her in the mid-1980’s when she was an aspiring actress at age 17. In her words, Cosby “brainwashed me into viewing him as a father figure, and then assaulted me multiple times.”

Finally, model Janice Dickinson has also stated that she was sexually assaulted by Cosby in 1982 in Lake Tahoe, California.

Cosby has not commented on the allegations, going quiet or simply refusing to respond when asked in interviews. Cosby’s attorney on the other hand calls these allegations lies, but that has done little to keep his Netflix comedy special from being postponed and his new NBC show from halting development.

 

2. The Sexiest Man Alive

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(Photo by Joe Klamar/Getty Images)

Many men were considered, but only one could win. People magazine has named Chris Hemsworth the “Sexiest Man Alive” of 2014, placing him on a long list of Hollywood hunks like Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Brad Pitt, and George Clooney.

The 31 year-old actor is known for his lead role in Marvel’s “Thor” franchise, Formula One movie “Rush,” and brief appearance in “Star Trek.”

 

3. Solange Got Married

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(Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

With little notice and little fanfare, Solange married video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans. Solange wore a floor-length gown designed by Humberto Leon for Kenzo with an attached cape (yes, a cape).

The wedding wasn’t your typical wedding in any way with Solange and her husband riding in on bicycles, guests wearing all white attire, and Solange and her son Daniel Juelz having a dance-off to Rae Sremmurd’s “No Flex Zone.”

Many of those in attendance shared photos of the event, including Beyonce and Janelle Monae, detailing just how you plan the perfect wedding.

 

4. EGOT Dies At 83

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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Mike Nichols, one of the few people on this earth to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony (EGOT), passed away at age 83 on Wednesday evening.

The family, which includes wife Diane Sawyer, will hold a private ceremony.

 

5. Victoria’s Secret Must Love Taylor

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(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

“The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” must really love Taylor Swift. The seven-time Grammy Award-winner will return to the runway to perform at this year’s fashion show, and she won’t be alone.

Joining Taylor Swift will be fellow pop star Ariana Grande, Swift’s close friend Ed Sheeran, and newcomer Hozier.

Let’s see if she can beat last year’s performance with Fall Out Boy.

 

Shawn Thomas writes Entertainment & Lifestyle content for CBS Local. Follow him on Twitter.

 

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