Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday that Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict in favor of Judy Huth, who is now 64, and awarded her $500,000. Jurors found that Cosby intentionally caused harmful sexual contact with Huth, that he reasonably believed she was under 18, and that his conduct was driven by unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in a…"Civil jury finds Bill Cosby sexually abused 16-year-old girl at Playboy Mansion in 1975 – National"
The Massachusetts House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday to approve a bill amending the state’s weed laws, including significant social equity investments and the addition of cannabis consumption cafes to the state’s roster of regulated pot businesses. Lawmakers in the House voted 153-2 to approve the bill, which is nearly identical to a measure passed by the Massachusetts Senate in April. House Speaker Ron Mariano issued a statement quoted by the Boston Globe, saying…"Massachusetts House Approves Bill To Amend Cannabis Laws"
It was old school week on Bill Maher’s Friday Real Time. Fresh off a week away while his Adulting special ran in his regular HBO time slot, Maher celebrated his return by bringing in an old friend from the comedy circuit. Bob Odenkirk, the Better Call Saul actor, comedian, producer, and author of the new memoir, Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama, sat with Maher to talk about what it takes to stand on a stage and make an audience…"Bill Maher And Bob Odenkirk Talk About God And Comedy On ‘Real Time’ – Deadline"
The Walt Disney Co. and CEO Bob Chapek are under fire for their perceived slow reaction to the “Don’t Say Gay” bill that recently passed the Florida Senate. It now heads to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is likely to sign it into law. The fallout from that legislation touched Hollywood this week, as Disney employees lashed out at the company’s initial hesitation to get involved. We live in a world where corporations now have to…"Bill Maher’s ‘Real Time’ Questions The Paths Taken By Disney, TLC, A&E – Deadline"
The 10th annual invite-only Impact Forum is well underway in Orlando, Florida. Well-heeled attendees and thought leaders gathered at GuideWell Innovation Center in Lake Nona to listen to panels on crucial topics regarding the convergence of medicine and societal advancement, including healthcare and the future of modern wellness. Renowned Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta moderated a fireside chat with the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton. The two famous gentlemen chatted about a…"Former President Bill Clinton Endorses CBD"
Virginia lawmakers passed Tuesday a bill to allow recreational marijuana sales later in the year. This is a significant shift from the original start date. According to WTKR local television, the Virginia state Senate passed the legislation by a vote 23-16. Democrats hold a slim majority. If it were to become law, the measure would permit recreational pot sales to begin on September 15––considerably earlier original start date of New Year’s Day 2024. “This ensures…"Virginia Lawmakers pass Recreational Sales Bill"