Grapevine: Celebrity news
Model Beverly Johnson: "Bill Cosby drugged me"
Model and actress Beverly Johnson has added herself to the pile of women accusing comedian and television pioneer Bill Cosby of inappropriate behavior. Johnson — who made history in the '70s as the first African-American model on the cover of American Vogue — told her story in Vanity Fair this week, giving details of an incident in the mid-'80s where Cosby invited her to his home and drugged her. Johnson's account says he put something in her coffee, and when she realized she had been drugged she fought back, and he grew angry and put her in a cab. Vanity Fair stated that Cosby's attorneys did not respond to their request for comment. Johnson says she waited until now to reveal her story because of the other women who have come forward. She didn't include the incident in her 2013 memoir because "I didn't want to get involved in a he-said/she-said situation," she wrote.
Motown stars visit White House
Members of the Temptations and the Four Tops visited the White House on Friday for a holiday tour and a brief visit with President Obama. In attendance were Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Harold Bonhart and Ronnie McNeir of the Four Tops and Temptations Otis Williams, Joe Herndon, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks and Bruce Williamson Jr.
"Sons of Anarchy" actor accused of eating girlfriend's pet
It's been widely reported that actor Dimitri Diatchenko, who is best known for appearing on episodes of "Sons of Anarchy," killed and ate his ex-girlfriend's pet rabbit. He told KCAL it is all a misunderstanding. He says he turned the rabbit loose and purchased rabbit meat to make her think he killed her pet. Diatchenko has been charged and is facing felony counts of cruelty to an animal and criminal threats.
Chad Smith fan of Jack White
During a Twitter question and answer session organized by Rolling Stone magazine, Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith answered questions from fans about his bands and his drum-off with Will Ferrell. One fan asked about his favorite album of the year and Smith, who was raised in Bloomfield Hills and is a graduate of Lahser High School, said he liked the new album by fellow Detroiter Jack White. "I thought that was good," Smith said of "Lazaretto." "Daru Jones, his drummer, is very unique. I like him."
Scott Stapp out to get Obama, his wife says
The latest in the saga of Creed frontman Scott Stapp is that his wife and her sister are claiming that the Grammy Award-winning singer says he's a CIA agent who needs to kill President Obama. TMZ obtained audio from a 911 call in which Jaclyn Stapp says her husband is riding a bike around their neighborhood shirtless with two backpacks full of documents and tools. "I love him, and I want to see him get better," Jaclyn stated during the call. "But I just need law enforcement's help."
■For the eighth year in a row, news anchor Anderson Cooper and comedian Kathy Griffin will co-host CNN's New Year's Eve coverage starting at 9 p.m.
■Actress Keira Knightley and musician husband James Righton are expecting their first child.
Compiled by Melody Baetensmbaetens@detroitnews.com
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