I like to think that when George Clooney goes to bed every night, he falls asleep to the vision of stepping off Air Force One, waving to the good people, and then Amal Clooney has to elbow him once he starts muttering “My fellow Americans” in his sleep. That may be George Clooney’s dream, but it sure as hell ain’t Julianne Moore’s.
While I haven’t done the exact calculations, I believe that the second-most said word at any film awards show (right after a fake-surprised “Wow!“) is the name Harvey Weinstein. Everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Jennifer Lawrence have thanked Harvey. But in 2009, Kate Winslet won her first Academy Award for The Reader, a film distributed by The Weinstein Company, and tradition states that she should have gushed over Harvey in her acceptance speech, but she didn’t. According to Kate, that was on purpose.
It’s probably safe to say that if you were a woman in the 1980s or 1990s (or hell, present day) who has come within arm’s reach of Donald Trump, you might have a story about him attempting to work his charmless rich douche game on you. Emma Thompson has one, and so does Brooke Shields.
Time to add another name to the already long list of people who are slowly backing away from Bill Cosby. CNN says that Spelman College in Atlanta, GA has decided to pull the William and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Endowed Professorship. Spelman College released a statement on Saturday announcing that the WCOHCEP, which has been suspended since December, has been “discontinued“, and that related funds have been returned to the Clara Elizabeth Jackson Carter Foundation. Sidenote: when you read WCOHCEP out loud, it totally sounds like one of Bill Cosby’s made-up gibberish words.
Bill and Spelman go back a long way. Two of Bill and Camille’s daughters, Erika and Evin, went to Spelman, and their son Ennis went to Morehouse, a college connected to Spelman. Spelman is also one of the inspirations for Hillman College, the fake college Cliff and Clair Huxtable went to on The Cosby Show and Denise Huxtable went to on A Different World.
Spelman College doesn’t say why they got rid of the William and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Endowed Professorship. I don’t think we’d be going out on too far of a limb to assume it has something to do with The New York Times releasing more nuggets of not-right from Bill Cosby’s 2005 deposition last week. They also haven’t said anything about the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, but since Camille Cosby’s name doesn’t make people grimace like Bill’s does, it’s probably sticking around for a while.