Bill Cosby's primary accuser took the stand for the second day in the comedian's sexual assault retrial Monday.
The defense has tried to paint Andrea Constand as a money-hungry con artist -- and at the heart of their argument is the $3.38 million settlement she received from Cosby. Attorney Tom Mesereau asked the former Temple University staffer why she took the money. She said, "I just wanted to get it over with. It tore me and my family apart and we just wanted to get it over with."
On Friday, she told the jury that Cosby gave her three blue pills and then sexually assaulted her.
Constand is the sixth women to say the TV legend drugged and raped them during the retrial.
Cosby's first trial ended in a mistrial in June after the jury failed to reach a verdict.
*ABC has given a series order to a spinoff of The Goldbergs, Variety reports. The show, which debuts later this year, will be set in the '90s and follow the teachers from William Penn Academy.
*Lara Spencer will no longer be on Good Morning America full time. The co-anchor will now appear only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Variety says she'll focus "more on her own projects."
*Netflix will adapt the V-Wars comic books by Jonathan Maberry. Ian Somerhalder, who previously starred in The Vampire Diaries, has been cast in the lead for the new vampire series.
*Jason Clarke (Chappaquiddick) is in talks to star in the remake of the 1989 Stephen King movie Pet Sematary. The horror flick opens next April.
Night Court star Harry Anderson has died at his home in Asheville, North Carolina at age 65.
No foul play was suspected, police tell WSPA-TV.
The magician-turned-actor got his start in the early '80s making guest appearances on Saturday Night Liveand Cheers. He starred as the Mel Torme-loving Judge Harry Stone on Night Court from 1984 to 1992. He earned three Emmy nominations for his work on the NBC show.
He also starred in the TV adaptation of It and as columnist Dave Barry in the sitcom Dave’s World.
*Milos Forman, the Oscar-winning director of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, has died at age 86.
*Donald Glover will serve as the host and musical guest on the May 5th episode of Saturday Night Live.
*Emma Thompson will direct and write the lyrics for a Nanny McPhee musical. She starred in and wrote the screenplays for the two Nanny McPhee movies. The musical is expected to premiere on London's West End next year.
CBS has renewed NCIS for a 16th season, while Hulu has renewed Sarah Silverman’s talk show I Love You, America for a second season.
An auction of items once owned by the late Zsa Zsa Gabor brought in more than $900,000 on Saturday, according to Page Six.
NEW ON DVD:
This week's video releases bring us one guilty pleasure and one heady historical dramatization.
- "In The Commuter", Liam Neeson plays basically the same character he's played in every movie since Taken. The twist in this one is that he's a cop-turned-businessman who's challenged during his daily commute to locate a fellow commuter or face grave consequences. Vera Farmiga co-stars.
- Tom Hanks is editor Ben Bradlee and Meryl Streep is publisher Kay Graham in "The Post", which recounts how The Washington Post became a national media outlet by publishing the Pentagon Papers.
TV that's new to video includes the first season of Claws, season three of Killjoys, season 11 of the oddball series Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the third season of the classic sitcom Perfect Strangers.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY APRIL 17
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Prince Week Celebrates The Icon In Several Ways -
It's Prince Week, so “let’s go crazy!”
Several music events are planned to observe the second anniversary of the Minneapolis music superstar's death on April 21st. Some of the events include a three day Prince symposium that started yesterday at the University of Minnesota and a viewing of “Prince: Live on the Big Screen” at the Target Center on Friday night. For the second straight year, Paisley Park will offer tours, panel discussions with Prince associates and live performances by Sheila E, Shelby J and fDeluxe, also known as the Family.
There is also Prince inspired music to be heard around town.
Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
More Stalker Problems For Taylor Swift -
Another day, another stalker for Taylor Swift.
Some guy was busted at Swifty’s Beverly Hills mansion on Saturday after security spotted him in front of the home. The unnamed man offered that he drove from Colorado to meet with Taylor.
Something in his car spurred the cops to book him on felony stalking. He’s still in custody and the singer’s legal team is going for an emergency protective order.