Phylicia Rashad stands by Cosby amid accusations
Bill Cosby's longtime "Cosby Show" co-host, Phylicia Rashad, spoke to Showbiz411.com recently about the rape and drugging accusations. Though Rashad, who played Cosby's wife, Claire Huxtable, said she "didn't want to become part of the public debate," she said she's never seen any evidence of the behavior Cosby is being accused of. "Forget these women," she told a reporter at a luncheon event for the film "Selma." "What you're seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it's orchestrated. I don't know why or who's doing it, but it's the legacy. And it's a legacy that's so important to the culture." Rashad also defended Camille Cosby, Bill's wife. "This is a tough, smart woman," she said. "She's no pushover."
White Stripes concert released via Third Man vault
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the White Stripes' album "Get Behind Me Satan," Jack White's Third Man Records will release an LP and DVD of the band's June 1, 2005, concert in Manus, Brazil. The concert footage and audio package, captured at the Teatro Amazonas Opera House, is titled "Under Amazonian Lights" and is part of the record label's 23rd vault package. The exclusive package also includes a 7-inch single of a Jack White song recorded in 2000.
Governors Ball lineup released
Earlier this week the Coachella lineup was revealed, and now we have the details of another big music festival, New York's Governors Ball. The Randall Island event will be headlined by Drake, the Black Keys, Bjork, Lana Del Rey and Deadmau5. "Weird Al" Yankovic, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Mayer Hawthorne and others were also announced. The Governors Ball is June 5-7.
■"Young and the Restless" actor Beau Kazer died last month at age 63. He was best known for his role as Brock Reynolds.
■Cameron Diaz married her boyfriend, Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden, this week, People magazine confirmed. They've been dating since May.
■"Friends" star Matt LeBlanc and his girlfriend, Andrea Anders, meanwhile, are breaking up after eight years together.
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