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Report: Bill Cosby Heckled, Seemingly Makes Joke About Allegations

Nathaniel Chadwick/NBC(LONDON, Ontario) — At a stand-up comedy performance in Ontario, Canada, on Thursday night, Bill Cosby reportedly cracked a joke that can be construed as a reference to the many sexual assault allegations that have been made against him.

According to a CTV News account of the performance at London’s Budweiser Gardens, Cosby made the joke after a woman in the front row stood up and walked past the stage. He asked her where she was going, and she replied that she was headed to the lobby to get a drink. The comedian said, “You have to be careful about drinking around me.”

Cosby, who has been accused of drugging and assaulting several women, reportedly drew laughs with the remark.

Minutes later, according to CTV News, a man shouted at Cosby and called him a rapist. The man was booed, but Cosby told the audience to stop, adding, “No clapping right now. That’s all right. Patience.” The man was escorted from the venue.

Video of the heckling incident has been posted on YouTube.

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Budweiser Gardens on Thursday night to protest Cosby, who has never faced charges in connection with any of the allegations.

Cosby, 77, will continue a three-show run in Ontario on Friday. They mark his first performances since November.

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“The Birds” Actor Rod Taylor Dead at 84

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Rod Taylor, the Australian actor who starred in the classic Alfred Hitchcock horror film The Birds and the 1960 version of The Time Machine, has died.

Taylor died Wednesday of natural causes at his home, according his rep, who spoke to People magazine. He was 84.

Taylor played Mitch Brenner in The Birds, which was released in 1963. His co-star, Tippi Hedren, says in a statement, “There are so many incredible feelings I have for him. Rod was a great pal to me and a real strength, we were very, very good friends.”

Taylor’s other notable film credits included the animated Disney movie 101 Dalmatians, in which he voiced Pongo; the Elizabeth Taylor-Richard Burton film The V.I.P.s; the 1965 movie 36 Hours; and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, in which he portrayed Winston Churchill. The latter was his final role.

Taylor also appeared in the TV series Hong Kong, Bearcats!, The Oregon Trail and Falcon Crest, among other programs.

Taylor is survived by his wife, Carol, and their daughter, former CNN correspondent Felicia Taylor.

Felicia Taylor says in a statement, “My dad loved his work. Being an actor was his passion — calling it an honorable art and something he couldn’t live without.”

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“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Earns 11 British Film Award Nominations

Fox Searchlight(LONDON) — Director Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel has been nominated for 11 British film awards, including best film and best actor for Ralph Fiennes.

Birdman and The Theory of Everything received 10 nominations each while The Imitation Game received nine nods.

The BAFTA trophies will be handed out at an awards ceremony in London on Feb. 8.

Go to BAFTA.org to view a complete list of nominees.

The annual BAFTA awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts are Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars.

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“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Earns 11 British Film Award Nominations

Fox Searchlight(LONDON) — Director Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel has been nominated for 11 British film awards, including best film and best actor for Ralph Fiennes.

Birdman and The Theory of Everything received 10 nominations each while The Imitation Game received nine nods.

The BAFTA trophies will be handed out at an awards ceremony in London on Feb. 8.

Go to BAFTA.org to view a complete list of nominees.

The annual BAFTA awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts are Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars.

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“The Birds” Actor Rod Taylor Dead at 84

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Rod Taylor, the Australian actor who starred in the classic Alfred Hitchcock horror film The Birds and the 1960 version of The Time Machine, has died.

Taylor died Wednesday of natural causes at his home, according his rep, who spoke to People magazine. He was 84.

Taylor played Mitch Brenner in The Birds, which was released in 1963. His co-star, Tippi Hedren, says in a statement, “There are so many incredible feelings I have for him. Rod was a great pal to me and a real strength, we were very, very good friends.”

Taylor’s other notable film credits included the animated Disney movie 101 Dalmatians, in which he voiced Pongo; the Elizabeth Taylor-Richard Burton film The V.I.P.s; the 1965 movie 36 Hours; and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, in which he portrayed Winston Churchill. The latter was his final role.

Taylor also appeared in the TV series Hong Kong, Bearcats!, The Oregon Trail and Falcon Crest, among other programs.

Taylor is survived by his wife, Carol, and their daughter, former CNN correspondent Felicia Taylor.

Felicia Taylor says in a statement, “My dad loved his work. Being an actor was his passion — calling it an honorable art and something he couldn’t live without.”

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“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Earns 11 British Film Award Nominations

Fox Searchlight(LONDON) — Director Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel has been nominated for 11 British film awards, including best film and best actor for Ralph Fiennes.

Birdman and The Theory of Everything received 10 nominations each while The Imitation Game received nine nods.

The BAFTA trophies will be handed out at an awards ceremony in London on Feb. 8.

Go to BAFTA.org to view a complete list of nominees.

The annual BAFTA awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts are Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars.

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Report: Bill Cosby Heckled, Seemingly Makes Joke About Allegations

Nathaniel Chadwick/NBC(LONDON, Ontario) — At a stand-up comedy performance in Ontario, Canada, on Thursday night, Bill Cosby reportedly cracked a joke that can be construed as a reference to the many sexual assault allegations that have been made against him.

According to a CTV News account of the performance at London’s Budweiser Gardens, Cosby made the joke after a woman in the front row stood up and walked past the stage. He asked her where she was going, and she replied that she was headed to the lobby to get a drink. The comedian said, “You have to be careful about drinking around me.”

Cosby, who has been accused of drugging and assaulting several women, reportedly drew laughs with the remark.

Minutes later, according to CTV News, a man shouted at Cosby and called him a rapist. The man was booed, but Cosby told the audience to stop, adding, “No clapping right now. That’s all right. Patience.” The man was escorted from the venue.

Video of the heckling incident has been posted on YouTube.

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Budweiser Gardens on Thursday night to protest Cosby, who has never faced charges in connection with any of the allegations.

Cosby, 77, will continue a three-show run in Ontario on Friday. They mark his first performances since November.

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Viola Davis Says “How To Get Away With Murder” Will Return with Scenes ‘You’ve Never Seen on Network TV’

ABC News(NEW YORK) — ABC’s new hit drama How to Get Away With Murder is on winter hiatus, but star Viola Davis is letting fans know what they can expect when the series returns.

“I will say that there are certain scenes that you’ve never seen on network TV,” she tells E! News.

David added that her hint doesn’t necessarily mean viewers will see more sex on television.

“See, people always go to the baring of the skin…that’s just not going to happen…that’s not even going to happen if we weren’t on network TV,” she clarified. “But I will say there are things that are very, very provocative.”

Davis, who was named favorite actress in a new TV series at the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday, also said the murder mystery will be solved by the season finale.

“I don’t want to step on any toes, but I think the cliffhanger will still be out there. But I don’t think that it’s anything that you will expect,” she explained.

How to Get Away With Murder returns Jan. 29 at 10 p.m. Eastern time on ABC.

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“Taken 3” Opens Friday; “Selma” Expands

Fox(NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

Taken 3 — Liam Neeson is back as the man with the particular set of skills, former government operative Bryan Mills. This time, he’s out to clear his name after he’s falsely accused of murdering his ex-wife. Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen and Forest Whitaker also star. Rated PG-13.

Selma — After debuting in limited release on Christmas Day, the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic expands across the country. Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo portrays King in the film, which tells the story of the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march in 1965. Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Carmen Ejogo, Lorraine Toussaint, Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey also star. Rated PG-13.

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Gospel Legend Andraé Crouch Dead at 72

Earl Gibson III/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Andraé Crouch died Thursday in Los Angeles at the age of 72, a spokesperson confirms to KABC.

Crouch had been hospitalized since Jan. 3. He died at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, the spokesperson confirmed.

USA Today reports the singer had been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack.

On Sunday, Crouch’s sister, Sandra, posted on Facebook that her brother “was taken to the hospital so that medical staff could more directly address some serious health complications that had arisen.”

Sandra Crouch said in a statement Monday to USA Today that her brother was further postponing his Let the Church Say Amen Celebration Tour because of his health issues.

Crouch has also reportedly struggled with cancer more than once in recent years.

The singer and songwriter enjoyed a storied career with over four decades in the music industry, working in both gospel and secular music, collaborating with the likes of Elton John, Paul Simon, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross and others. He even directed the choirs featured on Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” and Madonna’s “Like a Prayer.”

Even so, Crouch is best known for gospel hits such as “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power” and “Soon and Very Soon,” the latter of which was sung at Michael Jackson’s public funeral service. His hit, “Let the Church Say Amen,” was sung at Whitney Houston’s funeral.

Music label executive April Chandler tells ABC News Radio that Crouch and his sister Sandra “were very instrumental in forming what is today considered the sound of gospel.”

Chandler says Andrae Crouch was well respected by peers in the gospel industry and was “very kind, very loving and supportive and very approachable.”

Until his death, Crouch also served as the co-pastor at New Christ Memorial Church in San Fernando, California.

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