Joseph’s Columns Archive

THE CAST AND MY SECRET CRUSH

I liked Lisa quite a bit. However, the cast member I liked the most was Malcolm Jamal-Warner, (Theo). Malcolm has an endearing quality about him. People want to be his friend. I was no different. He was always friendly and...

KISSING LISA BONET: THOSE LIPS!

In my career, I have been fortunate enough to kiss two of the most beautiful women in Hollywood–three if you count Troy Beyer. I kissed Halle Berry in the film Strictly Business and of course, while on the Cosby...

WELCOME TO THE HUXTABLES

True, I had some fun at Lisa’s expense. However, I also liked Lisa a great deal. She tended on the quiet side, but was sweet and I thought, very kind. She went out of her way to make me...

FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND THE LISA BONET LOOK

In the years since I first laid eyes on Lisa, there had been the film Angel Heart, a horror/thriller in which Lisa starred with Mickey Rourke and Robert De Niro. Lisa played a voodoo priestess, who dances around with her...

REVISITING CAMPUS BULLIES

When I was on the college speaking circuit, I never faced the kind of vitriol visited on Ben Shapiro, or Ann Coulter. Nor did I ever inspire the kind of hysteria the nation saw this past week at the...

MEN BEHAVE LIKE COMPLETE IDIOTS

It is simply a fact of life that beautiful women make men behave like complete idiots. I know first hand. Along with the rest of America, The Cosby Show had become my favorite television program. Every Thursday evening, I was parked...

AS COREY EXITS, THE REDHEAD ENTERS

As badly as I felt about the disintegration of my relationship with Corey, things were happening so fast in my life that I didn’t mourn very long. In fact, I didn’t mourn much at all. Instead, I stripped to...

THE SMELL OF DESPERATION

I wanted it so badly. Fame. The riches of television stardom. This had been my dream since childhood and now it was at my doorstep. The Cosby Show — the number one rated program on television — was the...

DOIN’ THE PUBLIC RELATIONS HUSTLE

One of the things my publicist, Suzanne Rosewood, had me do right away was to associate myself with a charity. Signing on with a charity meant I would get my photo taken, be interviewed, and even receive plaques for...

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