FORMER NAVAL HOSPITAL corpsman third-class Bill Cosby's career has been torpedoed recently by numerous allegations of sexual abuse.
Now the U.S. Navy is getting into the act.
According to the Washington Post, the Navy is taking the honorary title it bestowed upon the Cos in 2011 and dropping an anchor on it.
The Navy announced yesterday that Cosby will no longer be an honorary chief petty officer.
"The Navy is taking this action because allegations against Mr. Cosby are very serious and are in conflict with the Navy's core values of honor, courage and commitment," it said in a press release.
* In other Cosby news, nbcnews.com reports that his lawyer Marty Singer has filed documents in L.A.'s Superior Court accusing Judy Huth, who sued him this week for sexually assaulting her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15, of a shakedown.
Singer's papers said that Huth, 55, "unsuccessfully tried to get money from a tabloid" about 10 years ago by selling the story she told in her lawsuit filed Tuesday. The tab never published the story so Singer claims Huth tried to get money from Cosby to keep quiet about the tale.
He is asking a judge to dismiss Huth's lawsuit and impose $33,295 in sanctions to cover Cosby's legal costs.
* Jimmy Fallon plans to take a third day of paternity leave from his "Tonight Show" duties.
NBC says it will air a repeat "Tonight Show" episode tonight so Fallon can spend another day with his new daughter, Frances Cole Fallon.
The scheduled Wednesday and Thursday "Tonight" tapings had already been canceled after her arrival Wednesday morning.
Little Frances joins big sister Winnie Rose, 1. Both daughters were born to Fallon and wife, Nancy, via a surrogate.
Fallon, who took over hosting "The Tonight Show" last February, has a book deal for a children's picture book, "Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada," scheduled for release in June.
* The Los Angeles Times says Disney's new animated short "Frozen Fever," reuniting the characters from blockbuster you-know-what, will play before the studio's live-action "Cinderella" movie opening March 13.
The short will also include a new song by the "Let It Go" team.
* Busy Benedict Cumberbatch ("The Imitation Game") has been tapped by Marvel to star as "Dr. Strange," the magical, mystical character with occult following.
The film will be directed by Scott Derrickson ("Sinister," "Deliver Us from Evil.").
* Tyga has invested in Shine Papers, inventors of 24K gold rolling papers and tattooed blunts, in a deal worth $5 million.
He will serve as the face of the brand as well as Creative Director for new projects.
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And Tattle says, why burn 24kt gold, when you can buy the Daily News for a dollar, get a lot of knowledge and entertainment and still be able to stuff and roll one page for a blunt the size of a carrot?
- Daily News wire services
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