Originally called Toast of the Town, The Ed Sullivan Show ran from 1948-1971 on CBS and was an American staple in the 50s and 60s. The American variety show featured the Who's Who of celebritydom over the decades, including Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Tony Bennett, Carol Channing, Lucille Ball, The Jackson 5, and The Doors.
Janice Dickinson told a jury at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial that the comedian drugged and raped her in 1982. The “world’s first supermodel” was one of five additional accusers to testify. “I didn’t consent to this. Here was ‘America’s Dad,’ on top of me,” she said.
Tina Turner told ‘The Times’ that she has forgiven ex-husband and bandmate Ike Turner, who died in 2007, for years of abuse. “As an old person, I have forgiven him, but it would not work with him...Ike wasn’t someone you could forgive and allow him back in,” she said.
Barbara Streisand has two new puppies after having her beloved deceased coton de tulear dog cloned using mouth and stomach cells. "They [the clones] have different personalities," Streisand told ‘Variety.’ PETA tweeted that she should have adopted instead.
Legendary performer Nina Simone sang a mix of jazz, blues and folk music in the 1950s and '60s, later enjoying a career resurgence in the '80s. A staunch Civil Rights activist, she was known for tunes like "Mississippi Goddam," "Young, Gifted and Black" and "Four Women," among many others.
Stevie Wonder is an American musician and a former child prodigy who became one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century. His multi-generational hit songs include "My Cherie Amour," "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," "Superstition," "Living in the City," "Boogie on Reggae Woman," "Sir Duke," "That Girl" and "Part-Time Lover."
French film legend Bridget Bardot has joined Catherine Deneuve in slamming the #MeToo movement as “hypocritical and ridiculous.” A supporter of Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right, anti-nationalist party, Bardot has been fined five times for inciting racial hatred with anti-Islamic comments.
Dylan Farrow plans to discuss her repeated claims that adoptive father Woody Allen molested her when she was 7 on US TV -- claims the director has always denied. Meanwhile, Alec Baldwin has called the public "renunciation" of Woody Allen and his work "sad" and "unfair."