Cast members support Terry Crews

Andy Samberg says he and others who appear on Brooklyn Nine-Nine are in awe of fellow cast member Terry Crews after the ex-football player’s testimony to U.S. senators this week about sexual assault.

Support for Crews hasn’t been universal. Rapper 50 Cent mocked Crews’ testimony and was excoriated on social media.

Crews testified Tuesday in Washington before the Senate Judiciary Committee about being groped at a party by a powerful Hollywood agent he is now suing. Sen. Dianne Feinstein asked the actor, comedian and former athlete why he didn’t physically fight back. Crews said that with the help of his wife, Rebecca, he has learned the benefits of nonviolence in America, especially as a black man.

“We have a cast text chain, and we were all texting him how incredible it was,” Samberg said Thursday. “... Terry’s the best guy. “I am proud to know him.”

In a now-deleted post on Instagram, 50 Cent joked about Crews’ testimony. “LOL ... Terry: I froze in fear. They would have had to take me to jail. ...”

At a Starz network event Thursday night 50 Cent told the Associated Press: “You know what? When you put LOL behind any statement, it means you’re laughing out loud. That means it’s a joke. That’s it. Sometimes journalists leave those things out.”

Cher, Burnett gowns up for auction

Gowns and ensembles worn by Carol Burnett, Cher and Raquel Welch are going up on the auction block.

The clothing was created by designer Bob Mackie, 78, who has been honored for his work in movies, TV and fashion.

The auction will be Nov. 17 by Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles.