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TV Writer's 1990s Gaffe Is
Legend. He Doesn't Mind
Apr 30, 2023 9:35 AM CDT
TV Writer's 1990s Gaffe Is Legend. He Doesn't Mind
'Vulture' digs into the 1990s tale of a 'Roseanne' writer who didn't know who Jackie was
- Listen carefully, and you might hear the phrase "Who Jackie?" crop up in a sitcom every now and then. That's because the line has become an inside joke, one at the heart of what Joe Berkowitz at
calls "the greatest writers' room story ever." As...
Barr Has New Theory
Jan 29, 2019 12:33 AM CST
Barr Has New Theory on
She say it was because she supports Israel
- Comedian and divisive former television star Roseanne Barr says her sitcom was canceled last year because of backlash against her support for Israel. Barr spoke Monday at an event in Tel Aviv and said she had been "BDS-ed" by television network ABC, the AP reports. BDS refers to a...
Roseanne Barr Slams ABC
After Debut of
Oct 17, 2018 6:21 AM CDT
Roseanne Barr Slams ABC After Debut of
'I AIN'T DEAD,' she tweeted
- Spoiler alert, for those who have seen neither the debut episode of
nor Roseanne Barr's spoiler last month . As Barr revealed, her character from
is killed off in the spinoff, which begins two or three weeks after the death of the family matriarch, CNN reports. A...
Barr Reveals the Fate
Sep 18, 2018 3:21 AM CDT
Barr Reveals the Fate of Her
She's not happy about The Conners storyline
- If you don't want to see a spoiler for the first season of
, now is a good time to find a happier story to read . Roseanne Barr, who was fired by ABC after posting a racist tweet earlier this year, has confirmed that the door...
Roseanne Barr: I Might Be
Moving to Israel for Good
Sep 3, 2018 2:00 PM CDT
Roseanne Barr: I Might Be Moving to Israel for Good
The devout Jew says she's going there to study and possibly to live
- Roseanne Barr may be killed off in the reboot of her ABC sitcom, and the controversial comedian says she won't be tuning in. Instead, TMZ reports she's decided to be in Israel for the fall premiere of the newly re-named
Barr, whose eponymous series was canceled...
John Goodman Reveals
Fate of Roseanne Character
Aug 28, 2018 6:21 AM CDT
John Goodman Reveals Fate of Roseanne Character
Says his character, Dan Conner, will 'be mopey and sad because his wife's dead' in spinoff
- ABC hasn't officially revealed yet how it will deal with the absence of Roseanne Barr when the
spinoff debuts in October. But star John Goodman may have just done so: In an interview with the UK's
, Goodman says this of his own character, Dan...
What Would Roseanne Tell
Valerie Jarrett? Get a Haircut
Jul 27, 2018 6:44 AM CDT
What Would Roseanne Tell Valerie Jarrett? Get a Haircut
Roseanne talked with Sean Hannity Thursday night
- In Roseanne Barr's first national TV interview since her infamous tweet about Valerie Jarrett ended her sitcom career, she delivered a more coherent version of what she has been saying on YouTube . She told Sean Hannity that she is not a racist and she is "so sad that...
Roseanne: I Got
'Really Good Offer
to Go Back on TV'
Jul 2, 2018 5:02 PM CDT
Roseanne: I Got 'Really Good Offer to Go Back on TV'
Barr tells Rabbi Schmuley Boteach she might accept, 'but we'll see'
- Roseanne Barr, apparently, isn't going anywhere. In a new conversation with Rabbi Schmuley Boteach, the comedian says she has been offered new projects since she got the boot from
over her racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett. "I thought signing off of my own life’s work and...
Roseanne Says 'I've Done
Wrong' in Emotional Interview
Jun 24, 2018 3:30 PM CDT
Roseanne Says 'I've Done Wrong' in Emotional Interview
The comedian says she made herself a 'hate magnet'
- Roseanne Barr said she definitely feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of "Roseanne," per AP . Barr recorded a podcast interview with her longtime friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who on Sunday published an edited transcript and recording of the conversation. In the...
Roseanne 'Wishes the Best'
Jun 22, 2018 1:42 AM CDT
Roseanne 'Wishes the Best' to ABC's
Working title: The Conners
lives on, minus Roseanne: ABC says it has ordered 10 episodes of a spinoff of the top-rated sitcom, with the working title
, CNN reports. It will feature the same cast as
minus Roseanne Barr, who was fired after sending a racist tweet last month. The show...
Michael B. Jordan Burns
Roseanne at MTV Awards
Jun 19, 2018 1:41 AM CDT
Michael B. Jordan Burns Roseanne at MTV Awards
'Best hero' winner gave award to a real hero
- Michael B. Jordan picked up the "best villain" prize at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, but he joked that it could have gone to someone more villainous than
bad guy Erik Killmonger: Roseanne Barr. "I'm shocked that I won this award for best villain,...
Is Moving Ahead
Jun 18, 2018 1:45 AM CDT
Spinoff Is Moving Ahead
Barr is waiving her rights, sources say
- Roseanne Barr won't be returning to ABC anytime soon, but the network is moving ahead with a
spinoff, and the former star has agreed not to stand in the way, sources tell the
. The sources say that ABC and producer Carsey-Werner don't want Barr participating...
Sara Gilbert Says
Jun 5, 2018 4:03 AM CDT
Sara Gilbert Says She Supports
But she's saddened to see the show end this way
- Sara Gilbert says she's saddened by the abrupt cancellation of
—but she still supports the move. On CBS'
on Monday, the co-star said it had been a "difficult week" since ABC axed the popular rebooted sitcom over a racist tweet from Roseanne Barr, reports
the Show May Go On
Without Roseanne the Actor
Jun 1, 2018 4:37 PM CDT
the Show May Go On Without Roseanne the Actor
ABC is reportedly considering letting Sara Gilbert take the starring role
the show may not be dead after all, even if its namesake character is gone. TMZ reports that ABC is considering moving ahead with the show's reboot and having Sara Gilbert in the starring role as her character Darlene. Gilbert has reportedly been calling around to other cast...
Roseanne: I 'Begged Like 40
Motherf---ers' to Keep Show
Jun 1, 2018 6:23 AM CDT
Roseanne: I 'Begged Like 40 Motherf---ers' to Keep Show
Comedian tweets out conversation she says she had with ABC's Ben Sherwood
- Roseanne Barr apologized publicly on Twitter for her racist tweet directed at ex-Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, but she's now revealing what she says went on behind the scenes before her firing from ABC. Per CNN , the 65-year-old comedian returned Thursday to the social media platform she'd said she...
John Goodman: 'I Wasn't
Going to Get an Emmy Anyway'
May 31, 2018 6:55 AM CDT
John Goodman: 'I Wasn't Going to Get an Emmy Anyway'
Roseanne Barr says she might fight back against firing
- John Goodman spoke out on the
controversy Wednesday but stayed very diplomatic. "I wasn't gonna get an Emmy anyway," the 65-year-old actor told
when asked about the hit ABC show being cancelled because of co-star Roseanne Barr's offensive tweet. He declined to comment...
Trump Tweets About
May 30, 2018 11:54 AM CDT
Trump Tweets About Roseanne Controversy
President complains about 'HORRIBLE' statements made about him on ABC
- It’s official: President Trump has weighed in on the Roseanne controversy. He tweeted Wednesday, “Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that 'ABC does not tolerate comments like those' made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize...
Drugmaker Gets In
May 30, 2018 10:25 AM CDT
Drugmaker Gets In Roseanne Burn After Ambien Tweet
Barr had blamed racist tweet on the sleep aid
- During her tweetstorm about the cancellation of her show and the racist comment that caused it, Roseanne Barr tweeted Tuesday night that "it was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting." (She later deleted the tweet.) Not only did other Twitter users quickly pan that...
Roseanne: 'Do Not Defend Me'
May 30, 2018 6:21 AM CDT
Roseanne: 'Do Not Defend Me'
She says she was 'Ambien tweeting'
- Roseanne Barr was back on Twitter on Tuesday night, hours after she said she was quitting in the wake of the racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett that got her show canceled . She blamed her offensive tweet on the sedative Ambien. "Guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend...
Apr 7, 2018 8:40 AM CDT
Roseanne Slammed for Joke About Minority Shows
Actor/writer Kelvin Yu responds on Twitter
- In the wake of its ratings debut stunner —and congratulatory call from President Trump—the new Roseanne show stirred up controversy this week with a joke about TV shows focused on black and Asian characters,
reports. In a recent episode, Roseanne Barr and John Goodman wake up...
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