Television son says 'Cosby Show' tarnished
The Cosby Show alumnus Malcolm-Jamal Warner says the series' legacy is “tarnished” by the sexual assault allegations made against Bill Cosby.
“My biggest concern is when it comes to images of people of color on television and film, no matter what ... negative stereotypes of people of color, we've always had The Cosby Show to hold up against that. And the fact that we no longer have that, that's the thing that saddens me the most because in a few generations the Huxtables will have been just a fairy tale,” said Warner, who starred as Cosby's son, Theo Huxtable, on the long-running NBC sitcom.
“The legacy can't help but be tarnished. ... The Cosby Show was part of the fiber of American culture so to see that, to see that the show doesn't necessarily have the same sheen that it once did, is definitely a downer,” he said.
Two iconic musicians on same stage
Some lucky music fans got to see two icons in the same room early Friday, as Prince performed for Madonna at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn.
Minnesota Public Radio reports that about 30 Prince fans were summoned to Paisley Park late Thursday for something “extra special.”
The group was dancing to a mix of Prince and 1980s pop tunes when Madonna walked in, hours after performing in St. Paul as part of her Rebel Heart Tour.
Her professional dancers and tour crew joined the dance party, and Madonna disappeared.
She emerged later, followed by Prince.
He took the stage and played a funky set, as Madonna sat on the edge of the stage at his feet.
Pop star battling immune disorder
Selena Gomez revealed she's battling the debilitating immune system disorder lupus.
“I was diagnosed with lupus, and I've been through chemotherapy,” the singer, 23, told Billboard magazine in an interview published Thursday.
Gomez acted in Wizards of Waverly Place before becoming a pop star. She says she was treated in late 2013 and early 2014 after she canceled the Asian and Australian legs of her Stars Dance tour.
Lupus causes fibrous tissue and inflammation of internal organs, skin rashes and joint pain.
The disorder affects women nine times more than men.