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Raven-Symone on fake story about her and Cosby: 'Keep me out of this'

Did you hear that story about Raven-Symone and Bill Cosby? Well, she did, and she's calling it "disgusting."

"I was NOT [taken] advantage of by Mr. Cosby when I was on the Cosby Show! I was practically a baby on that show and this is truly a disgusting rumor that I want no part of!," the 28-year-old wrote Wednesday on Instagram after a gossip-parody website published a story saying she'd filed molestation charges against the comedy legend.

"Everyone on that show treated me with nothing but kindness. Now keep me out of this!"

The fake story, headlined "Raven Symone Files Molestation Charges Against Bill Cosby," included legit background information on the current Cosby controversy, but only after a few paragraphs claiming the actress was saying she'd been drugged and raped by her TV grandpa in the years after "The Cosby Show" wrapped.

The site gave TMZ credit for the made-up news and included a made-up quote from Raven-Symone's made-up attorney saying his "client" had stayed quiet for...

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Danica McKellar of 'Wonder Years' marries attorney beau in Kauai

Danica McKellar married Scott Sveslosky in Hawaii last weekend, and they've already zipped off into their future together. 

The woman who played Winnie Cooper on the '80s-'90s sitcom "The Wonder Years" tied the knot with her attorney beau in a small beachfront ceremony held Saturday in Kauai, People reported Thursday.

About 25 friends and family members were on hand for the sunrise event, the actress-turned-mathematician-author told the magazine.

"The forecast predicted rain, but there was not a drop of water in the clear sky," McKellar said. "The sun came peeking up over the mountains just as I was walking down the aisle, alongside both my parents."

As part of the ceremony, the bride and groom exchanged "family vows" with her son, 4-year-old Draco, and his, 10-year-old Hunter. "We also performed a sand ceremony where the four of us poured different-colored sand into a vase which we will keep at home," she said.

Guests got into the tropical vibe as well, receiving a hula lesson at the...

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Jerry Seinfeld: 'I don't have autism, I'm not on the spectrum'

Jerry Seinfeld is recanting his remarks about possibly being on the autism spectrum.

The 60-year-old "Seinfeld" star, who said on "NBC Nightly News" that he might have the disorder, stepped back from his statements during a recent interview with "Access Hollywood's" Billy Bush.

"I don't have autism, I'm not on the spectrum," he said. "I just was watching this play about it and thought, 'Why am I relating to something? ... I related to it on some level. That's all I was saying."

Earlier this month, the "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee" host told NBC News anchor Brian Williams that he thought "on a drawn-out scale" he might have the disorder, citing markers in his self-diagnosis such as "never paying attention to the right things" and basic social engagement being "really a struggle."

Some autism groups lauded the admission; others accused the Emmy winner of oversimplifying the condition.

It turns out that Seinfeld recognizes a difficulty relating and talking to other people in many of...

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Sarah Silverman indicates her Bill Cosby rape joke may have gone too far

Comedian Sarah Silverman was criticized heavily Wednesday night after she tweeted a joke about being raped by Bill Cosby.

Silverman, who has more than 5 million followers, perhaps seeing the feedback the tweet was generating, later said she would have edited the joke to make it less graphic.

In the original tweet, which was not erased, Silverman said, “Bill Cosby gave me one of those ‘don't be dirty’ lectures but I was unconscious & he was talking about my [anus].”

An hour later, she returned with a tamer version of the joke: “Bill Cosby gave me one of those ‘don't be dirty’ lectures but I was rendered unconscious.”

Many who criticized Silverman -- who is known for her racy and often dirty humor -- said rape is never funny.

Still, there were plenty of people who tweeted that they laughed at the joke and that those who were offended needed to relax.

Cosby is at the center of numerous rape allegations from his past, with many of the women saying they were drugged and sexually assaulted.


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Bono requires 'intensive' physical therapy; fractures skull and arm

U2 frontman Bono was injured far worse than was first reported when he crashed his bike in New York's Central Park on Sunday.

What was first described by the band as a "spill" with surgery required is actually numerous severe fractures, one of which was a fracture on the left side of his face "involving the orbit of his eye," according to a statement to the Los Angeles Times from orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Dean Lorich.

In addition to his facial injury, Bono's left shoulder blade was fractured into three pieces, the statement said.

The 54-year-old suffered a compound fracture to the elbow where "the bone of the humerus was driven through his skin, and the bone was in six different pieces."

Bono's elbow was repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws, according to the release. The singer also suffered a broken finger on his left hand. 

Bono is expected to make a full recovery, the doctor's statement said, but will require "intensive and progressive" physical therapy.


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Angelina Jolie 'absolutely' wants to quit acting to direct

Angelina Jolie "absolutely" plans to bid adieu to acting. Indeed, one of the world's most recognizable actresses is thinking about sticking with directing from now on.

The Oscar-winning "Girl, Interrupted" actress made those claims in a recent interview with DuJour in which she expounds about her personal odyssey with the World War II drama "Unbroken," which tells of Olympic runner-turned-POW Louie Zamperini.

Jolie poses on the cover of the magazine with the film's star, Jack O'Connell, the 24-year-old English actor who plays Zamperini in the Christmas release. It's her second directorial project — the first was 2011's "In the Land of Blood and Honey" — and an example of the many hats she wears. U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, humanitarian, mother of six, newlywed bride, honorary dame and potential politician are just a few others.

Acting, it turns out, isn't high on the list anymore.

"I've never been comfortable as an actor; I've never loved being in front of the camera," the 39-year-old...

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