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Smithsonian Won't Shut Down Bill Cosby's Art Exhibit Despite New Criminal Sexual Assault Charges

The exhibit is still scheduled to close on January 24.

Bill Cosby may be facing criminal charges for allegedly sexually assaulting Andrea Constand over ten years ago, but the Smithsonian isn't ready to take his art exhibit down just yet.

Spokesman for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, Eddie Burke, explained on Wednesday that museum will not be changing the collection the 78-year-old funded.

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The scandalized star gifted $716,000 in order to fund the exhibit, and he and his wife, Camille, also provided about one-third of the pieces on display from their own private collection.

Eddie said that the exhibit will remain at the museum until January 24, when it is scheduled to close.

The Smithsonian had already posted a disclaimer, saying that the facility does not condone the comedian's alleged actions, but there will be no changes made to that message in light of the new aggravated indecent assault charge.

What do U think about all this, Perezcious readers?

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Tony Hawk Goes Smithsonian! First Board Enshrined In Famous Museum!

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Tony Hawk is arguably the most famous skateboarder to have ever lived — his name is known in households that couldn't even tell you what a skateboard is! LOLz!

Now, he's being honored for being such a badass in the sport!

The deck that started it all, Tony's first ever skateboard, is finding a home in the Smithsonian! You can see a photo of it (above), because Tony just posted it!

Honestly — and we're gonna sound like Indian Jones here — we think that thing BELONGS in a museum! We're sure it's worth a fortune right now, and we're happy Tony went this route instead of just trying to make a quick buck!

The funny thing is, this will be the second Tony Hawk board in the museum! He donated one of his faves that he rode in 1987 a few years ago!

Congrats, Tony!

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12 Year Old Boy Designs Dress For Michelle Obama!

Looks like Jason Wu's got some competition!

Grant Mower is a 12-year-old boy that defeated high school and college students at a fashion design contest in Texas, but now he wants to try something a little more challenging.

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National Zoo Bustling Around With Kori Bustard And Burrowing Owl Chicks

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There's so many cutiez running around the Smithsonian National Zoo, we don't what to do!

Not only did the zoo welcome two DARLING Kori Bustard chicks to their family, they also said hello to two burrowing owl babes too!

Both groups of aDORable chicks will be making their summer debut in late August. The Kori Bustard chicks are currently being hand-reared to avoid conflict with other birds of prey.

The burrowing owl babies are little more mature but they're still pint sized compared to other birds.

Still, we wish we could take either species home to play with us!

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Fishing Cat Kittens Pass Checkups With Flying Colors At National Zoo!

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Mama Electra should be proud of her babies!

The first two kittens, one male and one female, successfully bred at the Smithsonian National Zoo received a clean bill of health during their checkups.

Born in mid-June, these absolute DARLINGS are six weeks and they LUV playing and watching their mama fish.

Fishing cats fish? Who knew?? LOLz!

The family of kitties will make their public debut later this summer and we simply can't wait!

Look how CUTEz they are!!!!

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Betty White & Barack Obama Instigate World Peace!

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OH if only that were true!

But who knows what political scheming went down between the Golden Girl, our Commander in Chief, and adorbsies baby Bo. In our harmonious fantasy world the trio concocted some ingenious plan to stop prejudice, hatred, greed and injustice…

Ha!

But back to real life.

Betty White made a brief visit to the White House Monday while

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Betty White Is Headed To The White House National Zoo!

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Betty White has always been a fan of animals and now she's headed to DC to take that fandom to the MAX!

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