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There is no more room for J-E-L-L-O

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by deterrent, May 13, 2005.

  1. deterrent

    deterrent Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004 Messages: 5,181 Likes Received: 43
    Cosby Commits Suicide in Psych Facility

    He hasn't been seen on set for weeks. His hit show has been shut down. And his friends are speculating on various reasons for his purported meltdown.

    Now comes word that Bill Cosby has committed suicide in a psychiatric facility in South Africa.

    Quoting an unnamed source "close to the situation," Entertainment Weekly said Thursday that the comedian flew to South Africa late last month and voluntarily checked himself into the undisclosed facility. There is no word on what was the nature of his ailment or of how and why is took his life.

    Sources confirmed to E! last week that Cosby had been a no-show at work for several days. On May 4, NBC abruptly announced The Cosby Show wouldn't make its May 31 third-season launch and that production had been halted indefinitely.

    "All parties are optimistic that production will resume in the near future," network spokesman Tony Fox said in a statement last week before Cosby's death.

    Cosby's publicist, Matt Labov, has not publicly commented on the suicide of Cosby.

    The entertainer reportedly flew from Newark, New Jersey, to Capetown, South Africa, on Apr. 28 to seek treatment.

    The EW report trumps earlier speculation in the latest edition of Newsweek. Several unnamed friends of the entertainer posited different theories explaining his death to the newsmag. One said Cosby "freaked" and didn't know how to deal with the breakout success of The Cosby Show, which has become a full-blown pop-culture phenomenon and led to Cosby signing an unprecedented $50 million contract last summer. The deal came in the wake of the The Cosby Show's record-setting first-season DVD sales.

    Another acquaintance alluded to the Ghost Dad star's partying. "I wouldn't say it's out of control," the purported pal dished to Newsweek, "but at some point that has to affect you if you've got a regular gig." Cosby's camp has categorically denied he was abusing drugs.

    A third suggested in Newsweek that Cosby had creative differences with NBC over the direction of the show. Cosby reportedly wanted to push the boundaries of his comedy, with some racially provocative sketches, but the network had resisted.

    A source close to the production tells E! that Cosby had finished nearly five episodes for the new season before his untimely death. The season got off to a bumpy start late last year when NBC announced it was moving back the debut from February to May, saying Cosby had been unable to stockpile enough scripts due to an illness.

    NBC and corporate sibling Paramount will release the second-season DVD collection on May 24.

    Reuters May 12, 2005

    RIP man. Himself was one of the greatest standups.
  2. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 11,276 Likes Received: 71
    With the hippin and the hoppin
    and the bippin and the boppin...
  3. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    I call bullshit simply because no rich black man would go to South Africa to 'check in' to a prison, err... rehab center
  4. Nothing on google, or Reuters for that matter.

    I'm calling bullshit.
  5. JohnnyLode

    JohnnyLode Member

    Joined: Jun 20, 2003 Messages: 460 Likes Received: 0
    HAHA WTF. You know this sounds alot like another black comedian's current situation. I wonder why...The idiot alarm is off the scale right now.
  6. Hermdog

    Hermdog Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 6, 2003 Messages: 4,504 Likes Received: 9
    I'm so confused...why are you doing this to me? whyyyyyyyyyyyy??

    BARRY CLAVA Member

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  8. Herbivore

    Herbivore Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Messages: 1,431 Likes Received: 1
    there are flaws in this article. definitely bullshit.
  9. JUDONO?

    JUDONO? Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 5, 2002 Messages: 1,935 Likes Received: 0

    they should put this on his tombstone.
  10. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
  11. A Chicago Youth

    A Chicago Youth New Jack

    Joined: May 9, 2005 Messages: 28 Likes Received: 0
    Well, I thought it was funny...
  12. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    sweet.... now I can finally date Denise Huxtable!
  13. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    bullshit...yes...but whats the deal with south african mental facilities lately?
  14. alcohol swab

    alcohol swab Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 935 Likes Received: 3
    bill lives in my neighborhood he's still alive.
  15. deterrent

    deterrent Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004 Messages: 5,181 Likes Received: 43
    Well Capetown is not just the capital of South Africa. It's the Gangster and AIDS
    capital of the world, belive it. South Africa's crime, rape and child abuse statistics
    are higher than anywhere else. When it comes to anything negative, South Africa
    is always the worst in the world.

    Shit is pretty easy for me to see. Chapple's needed inspiration so he went to the
    center of black comedy, be prepared for some real shit this next season.