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  • Netflix Adds Bill Cosby Stand-Up Special to Comedy Lineup

    Netflix announced four new exclusive stand-up comedy specials today, including one from Bill Cosby shot last month, which will join the previously announced Chelsea Handler hourlong comedy special debuting in October.
  • Chicago's Robert Townsend talks Cosby, Second City and a 1-man show

     Chicago's Robert Townsend talks Cosby, Second City and a 1-man show
    Here's something you may not know about Bill Cosby. "He orders lunch for everyone," Robert Townsend said when I reached him in Los Angeles by phone. "Usually somebody like a production assistant does that. But he will call the restaurant himself and...

    '12 Years a Slave,' Variety's Justin Chang Feted At AAFCA Awards

    It was a night of laughs and tributes to "12 Years a Slave," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and other pics at the fifth annual African-American Film Critics Assn. awards. Variety chief film critic Justin Chang was also honored by the...

    “Bill Cosby Far From Finished” comes to Comedy Central

     
    Bill Cosby Far From Finished comes to Comedy Central: It’s been 30 years since Bill Cosby did a televised standup comedy concert in the landmark Bill Cosby Himself. Cosby makes a comeback to TV standup in this special directed by Robert Townsend and...

    Dells vocalist Marvin Junior dead at 77

    Dells vocalist Marvin Junior dead at 77
    Marvin Junior, who brought a baritone grit to Chicago stalwarts the Dells, was fiercely loyal to the vocal group he cofounded 60 years ago. Junior, who died Wednesday at his home in south suburban Harvey at age 77, was born on Jan. 31, 1936, in...