Bill Cosby slipped a close friend a Quaalude and hours later she was in bed with one of his buddies ... this according to the woman.
Joyce Emmons -- who ran comedy clubs in the '70s and '80s -- tells TMZ she was close to Cosby in the late '70s and often hung with him in Vegas where he performed.
She says although she never saw Bill drink or do drugs, he often had "a drawer full of drugs," including Quaaludes, in his hotel room. She says women were frequently around Bill and would often take the drug knowingly and voluntarily. She also says men partied with the drugs as well.
Emmons tells us ... one night she got a bad migraine and Cosby offered her a whilte pill which he said "was a little strong" but could cure a headache.
She says she took the pill, blacked out, and the next thing she knew she was nude in bed in Cosby's suite with one of his friends -- a guy who had unsuccessfully tried hitting on her earlier in the evening.
Emmons says she confronted Bill and demanded to know what drug she took, and he laughed and said it was "just a Quaalude."
Cosby's lawyer tells TMZ, "The brand new claims about decade-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous." Attorney Marty Singer notes that for decades these claims went unreported and are "unsubstantiated, fantastical stories."
China-Bound for New Album
9 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
In just one sentence, Kanye West just set the hip hop world on fire ... because it sounds like the rapper just told our photog he's recording a new album -- and it's a sequel to Yeezus.
West was at LAX for an international flight when we asked what he'd be doing out of the country -- the rapper said, "I'm going to China to work on Yeezus."
True, Kanye's already released an album with that title ... but shortly after it came out, producer Rick Rubin said Yeezy intended for the LP to be longer -- and claimed a two-part album was a possibility.
Say you will.
Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge
11/22/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bill Cosby's life is unraveling with the resurfacing of old rape allegations and new ones. Concerts have been cancelled and TV shows have been pulled. So we gotta ask ...
Cries On Stage
But More About Jello Than Women
11/22/2014 7:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Bill Cosby placed his head in his hands and sobbed at his concert Friday night -- then shouted, "it wasn't my fault" and "I didn't know, I didn't know" ... but it wasn't a confession.
Cosby took to the stage at the King Center in Melbourne, Florida -- after 5 other venues dropped him -- and performed to a packed house that was eating out of his hand.
Bill told a story about his granddaughter's birthday party and began to fake cry on-stage. The Jello reference at the end of the bit got roars from the crowd, which ended up giving him a standing O.
Before the show ... Bill told a local reporter, "I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check. People shouldn't have to go through that and shouldn't answer to innuendos."
Hey Miley, the Kennedys are Waiting For You!
37 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Cheryl Hines says the Kennedy's would welcome Miley Cyrus with open arms.
We got Cheryl -- who btw is awesomely hot and smart -- at LAX Friday and asked her if life is different now that she's a Kennedy ... she married Robert Kennedy Jr. last August.
Cheryl was pretty candid, saying the Kennedy compound is a lot tamer than in the Teddy heyday.
But our photog couldn't let her go without asking if Miley would be accepted if she followed in her shoes, now that she's dating Patrick Schwarzenegger.
We kinda got a web crush on Cheryl.
My Boyfriend's NOT a Stalker!
11/22/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Jenner doesn't care her new boyfriend's ex claims he's a stalker ... because the BF has convinced Kris she's crazy.
Corey Gamble's ex got a restraining order against him in 2010, claiming he followed her everywhere, manhandled her and left bruises, and even called OnStar to track her car.
But Kris is telling all her friends ... she knows stalkers since she and her family have had more than their share ... and Corey doesn't fit the profile.
Her reasoning is interesting ... she says he's a "background guy" who doesn't look for publicity or notoriety. She adds he works as a tour manager for Justin Bieber and never tried exploiting that relationship.
We're told Corey gave her a heads up long before stories surfaced about the restraining order against him, and he convinced Kris the chick never had a case against him and the only reason it's coming up now is because she wanted to make a quick buck from the tabloids.
Love is sweet, but it can also be blind. The question ... which is it?
In other news...
Sarah Hyland looks NOTHING like this right now. She left her old looks behind when she went and switched up her whole style last weekend!
Debuts Music Video
Suck It Iggy, J.Lo and Kim!
11/21/2014 5:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Brace yourselves ... Beyonce just released a new music video -- and she makes it clear ... she will NOT be outdone by Iggy, J.Lo or Kim or Nicki.
The video is for her new song 7/11 -- from the platinum edition of her self-titled album set to drop next week.
As for why she released it now ... well, the AMAs are on Sunday and she's about to get some stiff ass competition.
Are you REALLY still reading this? Watch the friggin' video!
'DWTS' Celeb Janel Parrish
'Pretty Little Liars' Could
Sabotage Dance Title
11/22/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Janel Parrish is pulling double duty on "Pretty Little Liars" AND "Dancing with the Stars" -- and TMZ has learned she's spread herself so thin, she's alienated castmates on both shows.
DWTS sources tell us ... Janel's pro dance partner, Val Chmerkovskiy is freaking out ... because she's missed two days of critical dance rehearsals due to long days of filming on PLL.
We're told ... Val believes he and Janel have a real shot at winning the trophy -- the finals are Monday and Tuesday -- but thinks her PLL schedule is sabotaging their chances.
As for Janel's "Pretty Little Liars" co-stars ... we're told Lucy Hale and others in the cast have been conspicuously absent from the DWTS set the entire season ... and have given her little to no support -- even when she danced to the PLL theme song.
Guess Who This
11/22/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Before this cute little kid was crowned the queen of pop she was just another sweet little girl sitting on her mother's lap in Bay City, Michigan. Can you guess who she is?!
Musician Skylar Grey
Hey Kid, Quit Using My Fake Name
11/22/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Musician Skylar Grey is claiming a 14-year-old street artist has ripped off her name, and she wants him to change it ... or else.
According to a letter obtained by TMZ ... Skylar wants 14-year-old Skyler Grey (with an 'e') to go by a different name because it's causing confusion -- she suggests "Skyler Grey Arthurs" or "Skyler G" or just "SG."
Here's the irony ... Skylar Grey isn't even HER legal name. It's actually Holly Hafermann. Nonetheless, she's already trademarked it and used it in all her videos and marketing.
The REAL Skyler Grey just so happens to be a legit prodigy himself ... he's sold his street art to Snoop Dogg, The Game and other big names.
We're told Skyler the kid refuses to fold.
You're move, fake Skylar.
50 Cent vs. Diddy
Great Vodka War
Blink and You Missed It!
11/22/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
In other news...
Michelle Rodriguez showed off her sophisticated side when she hit the red carpet in a one-shoulder, form fitting black dress.
What's The Big Frigin'
11/22/2014 12:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
UFC Champ Jon Jones
I Believe Bill Cosby
He's Too Classy To Be a Rapist
11/21/2014 5:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
UFC champ Jon "Bones" Jones says he doesn't believe the allegations against Bill Cosby -- telling TMZ Sports the actor always seemed way too classy to be a rapist.
Jones was at LAX Friday when he explained why he was on Team Bill -- "I've never met him, but from what I've seen he seems to be a class act. I kinda grew up admiring him."
In fact, Jones also joked that Cosby was such a huge star, he wouldn't need to rape women -- he could have anybody he wants.
Still, Jones adds ... "I hope [the allegations are] not true."