Bill Cosby, sans sweater, and Cosby Show cast honored by TV Land
Bill Cosby apparently traded in his colorful sweaters for a ship steward's outfit, complete with what looks like a Purple Heart, during Sunday's TV Land Awards in New York City. (It also reminds me of Judge Smail's outfit in Caddyshack.)
The cast of the classic '80s TV show reunited to accept TV Land's "Impact Award" but not every castmember was present and accounted for. (Unlike the Family Ties cast, who were honored that same night.)
Lisa Bonet was missing from the event, which drew together Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Sabrina Le Beauf and Tempestt Bledsoe. Bonet played teen daughter Denise when the show debuted (before spinning off to her own show A Different World in 1987).
Publicity agents are trying to give the ole "scheduling conflict" line, but the truth is that Bonet has had a rocky relationship with Cosby for a while. Appearing nude in 1987's Angel Heart was probably the straw that broke that back.
Nowadays, Bonet isn't Bonet at all. According to the L.A. Times, she's legally changed her name to Lilakoi Moon and continues to pursue an acting career.