Complete coverage on

Bill Cosby

It is Mother's Day, and let us celebrate single-mother households -- not as half empty, but as half full of strong women. It is a good time to encourage children raised by women to see themselves as resilient, not doomed. And it is time, today and every day, for our culture to stop assigning blame and start offering help.

Latest Stories

Cosby says guns, not race, the key issue in Trayvon Martin caseupdated: Mon Apr 16 2012 05:40:00

The race of Florida teen Trayvon Martin had less to do with his death than the fact that the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed him was carrying a gun, comedian Bill Cosby told CNN in an interview that aired Sunday.

Stand with Trayvon's mother for justiceupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 15:14:00

The hardest part of listening to Trayvon Martin's mother speak about her son's death is hearing the tone of her voice. It bears a heaviness that speaks not just of grief but of resignation.

Cosby: 'Houston's death not a shock'updated: Tue Feb 21 2012 12:27:00

Bill Cosby was rooting for Houston but says her death was not a shock. CNN's Hala Gorani speaks with the veteran actor. Cosby Show Actress Clarice Taylor Diesupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 15:55:00

Clarice Taylor, who played Bill Cosby's mother, dies of heart failure at 93

Bill Cosby honored by Navyupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 07:24:00

Comedian Bill Cosby received an honorary rank from the Navy Thursday, and he had a Washington audience laughing with stories from his four years in the service.

2010: Enough with the junk food!updated: Fri Feb 18 2011 07:24:00

Comedian Bill Cosby discusses his new book, as well as his ideas for curing childhood obesity in America.

Not black or white: It's 'brown' comedyupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 10:35:00

Hundreds of people recently jammed themselves into a basement in New York City to listen to people with names like Mohammed, Nader, Aasif and Maysoon. What were they up to? Should the authorities be contacted? Is it time to raise the terror alert?

Comedy and race relations collideupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 10:35:00

"The Daily Show" correspondent Aasif Mandvi manages to find humor in race relations in the U.S., 10 years after 9/11.

Actor Robert Culp dies after fallupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 08:36:00

Robert Culp, the actor who rose to fame as secret agent Kelly Robinson on the groundbreaking 1960s TV series "I Spy" and later played Ray Romano's father-in-law on "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. He was 79. Cory McCartney: Temple and SMU back from the dead -- and the death penaltyupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 19:16:00

The last time SMU was relevant, The Cosby Show was television's No. 1 program. Fitting, considering the sweatshirts Temple alum Bill Cosby often wore were a rare bright spot for the Owls, who, like the Mustangs, floundered for the better part of the last three decades. But after two of the most impressive and underappreciated turnarounds in recent years, the programs' glory days are no longer just the stuff of ESPN Classic and Nick at Nite.

Bill Cosby honored for comedy, social influenceupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 14:55:00

Comedian Bill Cosby received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Monday after refusing to accept the award twice in the past. Now It's Conan vs. Dave in the Late-Night Battleupdated: Tue Jun 02 2009 13:29:00

O'Brien succeeds Jay Leno, as Letterman jokes, "I knocked off another competitor" Mariah Carey, Jamie Foxx Set for Apollo Feteupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 08:47:00

The stars will turn out for the 75th anniversary of the historic theater

Obama appearance caps off Kennedy birthday partyupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 14:01:00

President Obama led a chorus of "Happy Birthday" for Sen. Ted Kennedy on Sunday night at the Kennedy Center, topping off a celebration of the senator's 77th birthday that featured a crowd of celebrities and political heavyweights.

Commentary: Obama, Cosby, King and the mountaintopupdated: Sat Jan 17 2009 16:41:00

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. told followers the night before he was killed that he had been "to the mountaintop" and seen the promised land of racial equality. Last week's election of Barack Obama was the equivalent of taking all African-Americans to that peak, says Dr. Alvin Poussaint. Michelle Obama on Date Nights with Her Husbandupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 18:29:00

Plus, the Senator's wife talks about being a parent – and whether she weighs in on policy matters Bill Cosby to Sell Sweaters for Charityupdated: Fri May 30 2008 11:00:00

Not everyone can be Dr. Cliff Huxtable, the quick-with-a-quip dad that Bill Cosby played on TV for eight years. But for the right price, you could dress just like him this Father's Day

Bill Cosby backs up judgeupdated: Wed May 07 2008 13:52:00

Comedian Bill Cosby backs up a judge who sent whites out of his courtroom to lecture blacks. WSB reports. Report: Britney's Mom to Pen Tell-All Book updated: Fri Oct 26 2007 15:46:00

Lynne Spears will have no shortage of juicy material as she pens her personal tell-all of raising two famous daughters.

Trend watch: Angry-litupdated: Fri Oct 26 2007 06:49:00

Trying to lose weight, get over a break-up or find the perfect partner?

Airport pork, Part 1updated: Thu Oct 18 2007 09:07:00

Keeping them honest, CNN's Drew Griffin investigates federal money earmarked to support small airports. Commencement Time: This year's five best and worst graduation speakers updated: Thu May 24 2007 04:55:00

Finals are over, families have arrived, and May flowers are blooming on campuses across the country (and by blooming I mean schools are planting fully bloomed flowers the day before parents arrive). That's right, it's graduation time again. It's a time for students to reflect on the end of a long journey, a time for parents to revel in the accomplishments of their children, and above all, it's a time for colleges to show off the spoils from their hunt to find the most prestigious graduation speaker. Some schools had more success than others, and I'm here to let you know which schools made the five best and five worst speaker selections this spring.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Apr 14 2006 09:46:00

That new Janet Jackson music making the rounds on the Internet is apparently not as new as you might think.

Jackson, Sharpton lead New Orleans rallyupdated: Sat Apr 01 2006 14:14:00

Hundreds of protesters led by the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton rallied Saturday, saying the city's election plans will disenfranchise voters displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

Entertainment Weekly: The Must Listupdated: Tue Feb 21 2006 09:08:00

"Electric" TV, "Stoned" music, and eight other things we recommend this week:

Clapton, Connick on King 'help' showupdated: Sat Sep 03 2005 21:07:00

Before the end of his first stanza, Eric Clapton plied melody into the horror that victims of Hurricane Katrina faced.

EW review: 'Cosby Show' holds upupdated: Thu Jul 28 2005 13:33:00

As a kid, I never missed an episode of "The Cosby Show." Then again, I never missed an episode of "She's the Sheriff," so it was with some trepidation that I approached this season 1 set. Was the show as fresh and funny as I remembered, or merely a convenient excuse to ditch homework for 30 minutes?

New message at hip-hop summitupdated: Fri Apr 22 2005 16:56:00

Russell Simmons didn't have to look back. He fought his way out of inner-city Queens to become the "godfather" of the hip-hop movement, creator of Def Jam Records, Def Comedy Jam, and the Phat Farm clothing line -- a showbiz star by any measure.

Cosby's accuser files civil suitupdated: Tue Mar 08 2005 20:28:00

The Canadian woman who accused comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and then fondling her filed a civil lawsuit against the entertainer Tuesday.

Prosecutors end Cosby investigationupdated: Thu Feb 17 2005 18:08:00

Prosecutors in Pennsylvania said Thursday they plan no criminal charges against Bill Cosby after ending their investigation of a woman's allegations that the entertainer drugged and groped her last year in his home.

Lawyer: Woman accuses Cosby of 'inappropriate touching' updated: Fri Jan 21 2005 08:12:00

A former Temple University employee has accused Bill Cosby of "inappropriate touching," the comedian's lawyer said Thursday.

The outspoken Bill Cosbyupdated: Thu Nov 11 2004 11:19:00

You don't want to get Bill Cosby angry.

Fortune: Cartoons Get Oldupdated: Mon May 26 2003 00:01:00

Coming soon to a TV near you: toons aimed at adults. Networks have been emboldened by Adult Swim evenings on the Cartoon Network (which, like FORTUNE's publisher, is owned by AOL Time Warner); its ...

Money Magazine: Sure, life gets tough. But like Malcolm-Jamal Warner, you can learn to . . . PLAY IT SMARTupdated: Thu Mar 11 1993 00:01:00

When people spot Malcolm-Jamal Warner on the street, they often yell, ''Yo, Theo!'' That's because Malcolm played Bill Cosby's son Theo on The Cosby Show for eight years, from 1984 to the last epis...

Fortune: Dr. J buys a bottlerupdated: Mon Jan 20 1986 00:01:00

Pro basketball star Julius Erving has been doing Coca-Cola commercials for about three years. Now he owns a franchise. Dr. J and other investors paid an undisclosed sum for the Coca-Cola bottling p...

Fortune: Altruistic marketingupdated: Mon Nov 25 1985 00:01:00

The scene could become a cliche: superstar musicians performing for a good cause. First came Live Aid and Band Aid against hunger in Ethiopia, then Farm Aid against financial distress in the grain ...

Fortune: WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR Spending big to put a famous face in a commercial rarely works. For one thing, viewers believe the celupdated: Mon Aug 19 1985 00:01:00

THE NEXT TIME the creative types at your advertising agency suggest hiring a celebrity for your campaign, think hard before saying yes. Many admen agree that celebrities are being enlisted to pitch...

Fortune: NBC'S PEACOCK STRUTS AGAIN Three years after Grant Tinker moved in to run the third-rated network, prime-time television viewersupdated: Mon Aug 05 1985 00:01:00

NBC TELEVISION owes Atlantic Richfield Co. a lunch, a debt incurred by Thornton Bradshaw early in 1981 as he was preparing to leave as president of the oil company to take over at RCA Corp., NBC's ...

We recommend