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."
My Boyfriend's NOT a Stalker!
32 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
42 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.
The Rock Would Kick My Ass!!
57 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Anderson Silva knows his limits in the ring ... and those limits are about 6'5, 260 lbs ... telling TMZ Sports that Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson would beat the crap out of the UFC legend if they fought.
Silva was out in L.A. when we asked the man who Dana White called "the greatest mixed martial artist of all time" if his octagon expertise would be enough to take down the freak of nature that is The Rock.
Watch the video -- Anderson wants no part of Mr. Johnson, not hesitating in the least when we drop the question on him.
FYI -- Anderson also (kinda) picks a winner between Mayweather and Pacquiao (like it's ever gonna happen) and tells us who's hotter out of Beyonce and Rihanna.
Long live the Queen ...
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.
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."
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.
I GPS'd My Ex
But I Thought It Was Legal!
11/21/2014 1:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Thomas Beatie believes he had every right to track his ex-wife ... so says his current fiancee, who insists the famous "Pregnant Man" LEGALLY GPS'd the woman's whereabouts.
Amber Beatie tells TMZ ... after Nancy Beatie threatened to take off with Thomas' kids ... he secretly placed the GPS tracker on the car she was driving.
We're told Thomas did his own legal research and concluded GPSing her was fair game under Arizona law. He put the tracker on 2 years ago but she didn't discover it until recently.
Turns out he was right ... he was allowed to put the device on the car 2 years ago because at the time he was the registered owner.
But Thomas transferred title to Nancy more than a year ago, and at that point cops say keeping the device on the whip is plain 'ol criminal stalking ... which is why he was arrested.
Beatie was released from jail Friday morning.
Two Networks Vow ...
We're Not Cancelling Reruns
11/21/2014 10:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
TV Land may have canned Bill Cosby's classic show from its schedule ... but 2 other networks are standing firm behind the comedian -- and there's a big demographic difference.
Centric -- which frequently airs marathons of "The Cosby Show" -- vows the network will continue to air reruns.
Same goes for ASPiRE ... which claims to be "closely monitoring the situation" -- but they're not taking reruns of his other sitcom "The Bill Cosby Show" off the schedule.
Both networks market themselves as targeting African Americans -- so it looks like they believe their demo hasn't turned its back ... at least yet.
This is the first good news Cosby's heard all month.
Tell Shaq I Would Dominate Him
... In a Free Throw Contest
11/21/2014 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It's "The 'Stache" vs. "The Diesel" ... Magnum P.I. vs. Kazaam ... old guy vs. older guy ... 'cause Tom Selleck is calling out Shaq ... telling TMZ Sports he'd crush the big fella in a free throw contest.
Tom was at LAX when our camera guy asked the former USC basketball player who would win if he took on Shaq Daddy in a battle from the charity stripe.
Check out the vid -- when he realizes we're just talking about a free throw shooting competition, Tom TOTALLY calls out O'Neal, not only saying he'd win ... but telling us to tell Shaq he's calling him out.
For the record -- Tom scored only 4 total points for USC, but Shaq missed over 5,000 free throws during his NBA career, so I guess we're saying ...
It's a toss up.
Ricki Lake Divorce
Hubby Claims, 'You Defrauded Me!'
11/21/2014 10:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ricki Lake tricked her estranged husband into signing a prenup and he wants the divorce judge to invalidate it ... TMZ has learned.
Ricki's hubby, Christian Evans, claims Ricki committed fraud in getting him to sign the prenup before their marriage in April 2012. He does not explain the basis of the fraud, but this becomes SOP in lots of celebrity divorces, where the other spouse tries to squeeze more cash out than the prenup provides.
If the prenup is invalidated, Evans would be entitled to half the earnings during their marriage ... although Ricki's heyday was her talk show era, long before they got hitched.
Based on what we see ... it looks like what Christian is really gunning for is more spousal support than the prenup provides.
Polaroid of Robed Cosby
Before Alleged Dickinson Rape
11/21/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
These are pictures of Bill Cosby taken by Janice Dickinson, just before he allegedly date raped her.
Dickinson says she went to Lake Tahoe in 1982 to see Cosby perform. She says the comedian told her to come to the hotel and he'd help her with her career.
Dickinson told ET after dinner he gave her a pill and some wine, and the last thing she remembered was Cosby "in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me." She says the next morning she was naked with semen between her legs.
Dickinson tells TMZ ... she took these Polaroids of Cosby in the hotel room after she took the pill but before she blacked out. You see Cosby lounging in the colorful patchwork robe, with a 40 of malt liquor by his side.
I'm Glad I Roasted Jameis
... 'He's a Good Kid'
11/21/2014 6:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
You only roast the ones you love ... this according to Kevin Hart who says he actually LIKES Jameis Winston ... and that's why he grilled the FSU star to his face last week.
The "Wedding Ringer" star was leaving The Nice Guy restaurant on La Cienega last night when he defended the Florida State quarterback.
"He's a good guy. He's a good kid. He's a great athlete," Hart said.
When asked if he went a little too hard on the guy by teasing him about the crab theft incident in front of all of his FSU teammates, Hart shot that down too.
Jameis didn't seem happy about the grilling at the time ... but clearly, Hart is confident the two are on good terms.