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."
Stars and Scars
You Be the Judge
29 minutes ago 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 ...
My Boyfriend's NOT a Stalker!
39 minutes ago 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?
'DWTS' Celeb Janel Parrish
'Pretty Little Liars' Could
Sabotage Dance Title
49 minutes ago 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
59 minutes ago 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.
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!
50 Cent vs. Diddy
Great Vodka War
Blink and You Missed It!
11/22/2014 12:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
What's The Big Frigin'
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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."
Diabolical Heckler Derails Show
11/21/2014 4:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Morrissey is clearly not a fan of Polish jokes ... because he stormed off the stage of his concert after a heckler evaded band members and kept on ranting.
Morrissey was performing at Klub Stodola when a heckler yelled something and unnerved the singer 25 minutes into his set.
Morrissey left the stage in a huff and his band tried ferreting out the heckler but couldn't find him ... so the venue announced the singer would not be coming back because he didn't feel safe.
Maybe the band is better at duck duck goose.
In other news...
Michelle Rodriguez showed off her sophisticated side when she hit the red carpet in a one-shoulder, form fitting black dress.
Venue Cancels Concert
He's Box Office Poison
11/21/2014 4:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A fifth venue has pulled the plug on Bill Cosby, but this time the honchos at the concert hall made it clear ... they were worried about a boycott if the show went on.
Broadway Center in Tacoma, Washington just pulled out of the April 18, 2015 Cosby show, saying they took into consideration "the financial harm we will suffer by cancelling, and even greater financial risk of moving forward with the performance." They don't specify the risk, but it seems they mean boycott.
The execs at Broadway Center say they are a non-profit "that works diligently to strengthen our community's social fabric by building empathy, furthering education, and sharing joy. Ultimately we were not confident in our ability to meet those objectives by proceeding with Mr. Cosby's performance."
Venues in Vegas, Tucson, Illinois and South Carolina have also cancelled.
Paige Laurie Dubbert
Here's What a Walmart Heiress Prenup Looks Like
11/21/2014 3:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Walmart Heiress Paige Laurie Dubbert got her husband to sign a prenup that gives him $15 million ... but only if they're married for 30 years and she croaks.
Paige and Patrick Bode Dubbert have been locked in a bitter divorce, and they both just filed legal docs revealing the very long prenup agreement.
We're including the doc in the post in case you want to see how rich people do it, but the big thing is that Patrick gets $30K a month in spousal support for half the length of the marriage. They've been married almost 6 years, so he'll do ok.
Patrick obviously thinks he can do better, so he's gunning to invalidate the prenup. He says he had hired a lawyer to help negotiate the document before they got married, but he says Paige's lawyer underhandedly convinced him not to use her, saying she was a "crazy female lawyer" who didn't know what she was doing and who "had never dealt with billionaires."
And this is the best ... Patrick says Paige's mega-wealthy parents gave him an ultimatum -- either sign the prenup before the parents returned from a yacht trip, or the parents would not pay $100K for the wedding planner.