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BILL COSBY: EDDIE MURPHY IS A ‘HOLLYWOOD SLAVE’

Bill Cosby is not too pleased with Eddie Murphy after he took a jab at him while hosting SNL this past weekend. During his opening monologue, Murphy said, "If you told me 30 years ago that I'd be this boring stay-at-home house dad and Bill Cosby would be in jail, even I wouldn't have took that bet . . . Who is America's dad now?"

On behalf of Cosby, his rep Andrew Wyatt said in a statement, "Mr. Cosby became the first Black to win an Emmy for his role in I Spy and Mr. Cosby broke color barriers in the Entertainment Industry, so that Blacks like Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappell, Kevin Hart and et al., could have an opportunity to showcase their talents for many generations to come."

The statement continued, "It is sad that Mr. Murphy would take this glorious moment of returning to SNL and make disparaging remarks against Mr. Cosby. One would think that Mr. Murphy was given his freedom to leave the plantation, so that he could make his own decisions; but he decided to sell himself back to being a Hollywood Slave."

Wyatt then compared Murphy to vaudevillian actor Stepin Fetchit and said that "cooning" equals the destruction of black men in Hollywood.

He then invited Murphy to meet with Bill for a "meeting of the minds" to help the black community instead of tearing it down.

**MORE AUDIO OF EDDIE MURPHY ON SNL IN TODAY'S AUDIO**

AUDIO: SNL EDDIE MURPHY TAKES A JAB AT BILL COSBY

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PETE DAVIDSON TALKS KAIA GERBER, REHAB

Pete Davidson popped up on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update," addressing his high-profile romance with Kia Gerber, Colin Jost's engagement to Scarlett Johansson … and alluding to a possible stint in rehab.

Davidson joked: "You get to date a famous woman and everyone's delighted, but I do it and America wants to punch me in the throat."

The 26-year-old Davidson was making a reference to the treatment he's gotten over his relationship with an 18-year-old on social media and in the press.

Davidson also joked that he's the best option Gerber has: "There's a million guys who look like me and I'm the only one who has a job. It's just me and Tyga."

REHAB?

Davidson also alluded to a possible stint in rehab while SNL is on winter break. "I'm going on 'vacation' but insurance pays for some of it, and they take your phone and shoe laces," Davidson said, implying that he plans on checking himself into a mental health facility, "and it costs $100,000 but I still have roommates."

Davidson has a history of struggles with mental health and stints in rehab. After his appearance, fans responded warmly on social media, applauding him for his "bravery" and "hoping that he gets the help he needs."

EDDIE MURPHY

Meanwhile, host Eddie Murphy returned to SNL after 35 years, reprising many of his characters and roles, including Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood and Buckwheat. Per TMZ, after a successful return, he partied with Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Usher, Donald Glover, Larry David and many others.

AUDIO: PETE DAVISON ON KAIA GERBER, REHAB

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ASAP Rocky Insists He’s “Satisfied Women” After His Sexual Prowess in Alleged Sex Tape Is Mocked

ASAP Rocky Insists He’s “Satisfied Women” After His Sexual Prowess in Alleged Sex Tape Is Mocked<div>ASAP Rocky is defending his manhood after someone who looks an awful lot like him gave a so-so performance in a recently leaked sex tape. “MY PENIS AND I WOKE UP TO THE ALARMING DISTURBANCE …

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KIM KARDASHIAN-WEST ACCUSED OF WEARING BLACK FACE

Kim Kardashian-West was dragged on social media yesterday (December 19th) after sharing pics from her latest photoshoot with 7 Hollywood magazine. Although it was said that Kim channeled Elizabeth Taylor in the shoot, many believed the very tanned Kim was channelling the late Diahann Carroll and purposely tried to look like a black woman in the shoot.

One person tweeted, "Did Kim Kardashian just black face Diahann Carroll?" Another person commented, "She look black in that 2nd photo … hmmm here she go again." FatalDreamer101 tweeted, "Kim K be like, 'it's not blackface, my husband is black."

@alovelettertonani wrote on Instagram, "Look like a legit black woman. Everybody wants to be black until it's time to be black" while @always.asiaa wrote, "I'm disgusted ...... smh the small bit of respect i had for you ... GONE."

SOURCE DENIES KIM K BLACK FACE ACCUSATIONS

A source close to Kim has denied that the reality star was channelling a black woman. The source told Page Six, "It's the lighting that makes her look darker in this specific image. There are multiple covers and images from this shoot where the lighting looks more natural."

The source added, "People are so quick to find the negative in everything and also often forget that she is of Armenian descent."

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DISGRACED PRINCE ANDREW NOT PRESENT AT DAUGHTER’S STAR-STUDDED ENGAGEMENT PARTY

Princess Beatrice's engagement to Edoardo Mapelli has been under the cloud of her father Prince Andrew's disgrace. After giving what many believed to be a disastrous interview with BBC in which he denied allegations of sleeping with a woman the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein trafficked to him, Andrew was ousted from official royal duties.

But the son of Queen Elizabeth II has appeared at several royal functions lately. One he did not attend? Beatrice's engagement party Wednesday night. Her mother and Andrew's ex, Sarah Ferguson, was present, as was her sister Princess Eugenie.

A source tells ET that Andrew didn't attend ecause he "didn't want to cause a distraction."

Several celebs attended the shindig at London's Chiltern Firehouse, including Ellie Goulding, James Blunt and Pippa Middleton.

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CHRISSY TEIGEN AND JOHN LEGEND MAKE OUT PANTS-FREE AT KRIS JENNER’S PARTY

Kris Jenner invited John Legend and Chrissy Teigen to her annual Christmas dinner Wednesday, and got more, and at the same time less, than she bargained for. The momager documented the shenanigans and shared it on social media.

The famous pair—instead of helping out in the kitchen, as Jenner hoped they would—lounged around, drank a ton of wine, went through Jenner's stockings and then ended up in her bed for a make-out session.

Jenner shared: "OK, you guys know how I've been asking Chrissy Teigen to teach me how to cook. She came over for dinner tonight, and I thought she would teach me something—like an appetizer, whatever, a dessert. And there she is just, like, on the couch—not paying any attention to me at all. I'm not sure what to do."

The evening concluded with a pants-free Legend and a passed out Teigen in Jenner's bathtub, and security chasing them out with absconded gifts.

"I got these from home," Teigen said after jokingly being confronted by Jenner's security.

Jenner jokes: "worst dinner guests ever."

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INDUSTRY NEWS

LESLIE JONES STANDUP SHOW GETS PREMIERE DATE: Leslie Jones' first Netflix stand-up comedy special will go live on January 14th. She thanked the directors of her special on Twitter, the Emmy winning duo David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who also created Game of Thrones. The logline of Jones' Time Machine: "Leslie Jones is all about having fun. Through the years that fun has encompassed wild times, crazy experiences, celebrity encounters and a few awkward mishaps. Now older, and enlightened, the comedian imparts her hilarious wisdom on all ages. Strap in, because you're headed on a wild, side-splitting ride from young adulthood to the present with Leslie Jones."

IMAX CROSSES $1B MARK: Imax reached the $1 billion global box office milestone this year, making 2019 its biggest year yet. With this year's release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Imax plans to increase its gross significantly. "In an entertainment landscape where people enjoy more choice than ever, demand for The Imax Experience around the world has never been greater," Richard Gelfond, CEO of Imax, said in a statement. Imax's top titles for 2019 so far include Avengers: Endgame, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Disney's Aladdin remake, Spider-Man: Far From Home and The Lion King.

FACEBOOK TO RUN FIRST SUPERBOWL AD: Facebook has recruited Hollywood stars Chris Rock and Sylvester Stallone to star in its first Super Bowl ad. The pair will highlight Facebook Groups, where users can create specific communities, showing "how people from different backgrounds come together over shared interests and experiences," per a Facebook rep. The 60-second spot will air during Fox's February 2nd telecast.

AVA DUVERNAY TO BE HONORED: Ava Duvernay is set to receive the Television Showman of the Year at the 57th Annual ICG Publicists Awards in 2020. The When They See Us director follows in the footsteps of Ryan Murphy, Greg Berlanti, Shonda Rhimes. "Ava DuVernay is the talented force behind some of the most acclaimed works in television and film. Prior to becoming a filmmaker, Ava was an entertainment publicist for 12 years with her own firm," Publicists Awards Co-chair Sheryl Main said. "She appreciates the importance of creative strategic marketing campaigns and supports the roles of publicists in making a movie. We are proud to honor Ava, her expanding career and growing body of work."

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Tom Petty’s Wife & Daughters Agree to Stop Fighting Over His Estate

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Sylvester Stallone Shocks Teens at Rocky Statue While Filming Facebook Super Bowl Ad With Chris Rock

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John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place Part II” Starring Emily Blunt Drops 1st Teaser

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Olsen Twins Deliver Bizarre Birthday Video Message to Ashley Benson

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Taylor Swift Is Surprised With 30th Birthday Party by Jack Antonoff & Laura Sisk

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Camila Cabello Apologizes After Racist Posts From Her Teen Years Resurface

Camila Cabello Apologizes After Racist Posts From Her Teen Years Resurface Grammy-nominated pop singer Camila Cabello apologized Wednesday after racist posts she shared on Tumblr between 2012 and 2013 resurfaced online. BuzzFeed reports that Cabello reblogged several xenophobic and racist Tumblr posts mocking black, Asian, and Mexican people. Many of …

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Kylie Jenner Sings “Rise & Shine” at Company Holiday Party, Wants to “Get F**king Paid” Next Time

Kylie Jenner Sings “Rise & Shine” at Company Holiday Party, Wants to “Get F**king Paid” Next Time Kylie Jenner gave the employees at her cosmetics brand a Christmas bonus (sort of) when she serenaded them at the company holiday party this week with her signature ditty, “Rise and shine.” <i>People</i> …

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Cara Delevingne Wishes “Angel Face, Sweet Cheeks” Ashley Benson a Happy B-Day With Bathtub Kiss Pic





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Lizzo “Melts” After Harry Styles Calls Her “Amazing,” Covers “Juice”

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Harry Styles Blushes & Stammers When Ellen Asks About Being Friends With Ex Kendall Jenner

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Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Unfollows Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg on (Where Else?) Twitter

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Thomas Rhett Scores 14th #1 Single, Sings With Elmo During Kennedy Center Honors

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Post Malone, Alanis, Sam Hunt to Perform at “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” in NYC

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Adam Driver Walks Out of NPR Interview Over “Marriage Story” Clip

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