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That Odd Roseanne Barr Clip? Lots More on the Way

She's planning a talk show of sorts to air on her YouTube channel

(Newser) - Roseanne Barr resurfaced with a jarring video Friday in which she screams, "I thought the b---- was white!" in reference to her infamous Valerie Jarrett tweet. Now TMZ reports that we can expect a lot more of Roseanne, and largely unfiltered. Son Jake Pentland tells the website that... More »

Roseanne in Video: 'I Thought the B---- Was White!'

She posts bizarre video about her Valerie Jarrett tweet

(Newser) - She's defended herself —and told others not to —in numerous tweets. Now, Roseanne Barr has turned to YouTube to explain her infamous tweet about former Obama official Valerie Jarrett. Sort of. In a video posted Thursday to Barr's account, the comedian is seen smoking a cigarette... More »

Roseanne: I Got 'Really Good Offer to Go Back on TV'

Barr tells Rabbi Schmuley Boteach she might accept, 'but we'll see'

(Newser) - 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 Roseanne over her racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett. "I thought signing off of my own life’s work and... More »

Roseanne Says 'I've Done Wrong' in Emotional Interview

The comedian says she made herself a 'hate magnet'

(Newser) - 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... More »

Roseanne 'Wishes the Best' to ABC's Roseanne Spinoff

Working title: The Conners

(Newser) - Roseanne lives on, minus Roseanne: ABC says it has ordered 10 episodes of a spinoff of the top-rated sitcom, with the working title The Conners, CNN reports. It will feature the same cast as Roseanne, minus Roseanne Barr, who was fired after sending a racist tweet last month. The show... More »

Michael B. Jordan Burns Roseanne at MTV Awards

'Best hero' winner gave award to a real hero

(Newser) - 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 Black Panther bad guy Erik Killmonger: Roseanne Barr. "I'm shocked that I won this award for best villain,... More »

Report: Roseanne Spinoff Is Moving Ahead

Barr is waiving her rights, sources say

(Newser) - Roseanne Barr won't be returning to ABC anytime soon, but the network is moving ahead with a Roseanne spinoff, and the former star has agreed not to stand in the way, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter . The sources say that ABC and producer Carsey-Werner don't want Barr participating... More »

Roseanne Offers Defense of Fateful Tweet

It was about anti-Semitism, comedian claims

(Newser) - A little over a week of Twitter silence and Roseanne Barr is back with a new defense of the tweet that triggered the cancellation of her hit ABC show. Maintaining the reference to Valerie Jarrett as "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby" wasn't racist,... More »

Who Bit Beyonce? We May Now Know

Tiffany Haddish has this to say when the name Sanaa Lathan is floated

(Newser) - An abuse victim who bounced around foster care as a child and found herself homeless as a young adult, Tiffany Haddish perhaps appreciates fame and fortune more than most. And yet the comedian who rocketed to stardom in Girls Trip almost threw it all down the toilet for Beyonce. "... More »

Sara Gilbert Says She Supports Roseanne Decision

But she's saddened to see the show end this way

(Newser) - Sara Gilbert says she's saddened by the abrupt cancellation of Roseanne—but she still supports the move. On CBS' The Talk 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 Rolling ... More »

Friend Bill Maher Cites Roseanne's History of Mental Illness

One of her multiple personalities is 'quite a racist,' he says

(Newser) - Bill Maher says Roseanne Barr will always be a friend, but he called her out for the volatile tweets that resulted in the cancellation of her show. In his new Real Time With Bill Maher on HBO, however, Maher also drew a connection with the 65-year-old Barr's history of... More »

Roseanne the Show May Go On Without Roseanne the Actor

ABC is reportedly considering letting Sara Gilbert take the starring role

(Newser) - Roseanne 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... More »

2 Companies Pull Ads From Samantha Bee's Show

Roseanne doesn't like the comparison

(Newser) - Samantha Bee still has a job, despite conservative calls for her firing over a rude remark about Ivanka Trump , but her show is down at least two advertisers. Autotrader and State Farm announced Thursday that they are suspending their sponsorship of TBS's Full Frontal, CNN reports. Calling the president'... More »

Roseanne: I 'Begged Like 40 Motherf---ers' to Keep Show

Comedian tweets out conversation she says she had with ABC's Ben Sherwood

(Newser) - 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... More »

John Goodman: 'I Wasn't Going to Get an Emmy Anyway'

Roseanne Barr says she might fight back against firing

(Newser) - John Goodman spoke out on the Roseanne controversy Wednesday but stayed very diplomatic. "I wasn't gonna get an Emmy anyway," the 65-year-old actor told Entertainment Tonight when asked about the hit ABC show being cancelled because of co-star Roseanne Barr's offensive tweet. He declined to comment... More »

Trump Tweets About Roseanne Controversy

President complains about 'HORRIBLE' statements made about him on ABC

(Newser) - 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... More »

Drugmaker Gets In Roseanne Burn After Ambien Tweet

Barr had blamed racist tweet on the sleep aid

(Newser) - 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... More »

Roseanne's Retweets Clash With Her Apology

She's sharing words of support after saying people shouldn't defend her

(Newser) - Roseanne Barr's quick return to Twitter was full of apologies for a racist tweet. But Barr, who told Twitter followers not to defend her after ABC canceled her hit show and talent agency ICM Partners severed ties, has now taken to retweeting users coming to her defense, reports CNBC... More »

Roseanne: 'Do Not Defend Me'

She says she was 'Ambien tweeting'

(Newser) - 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... More »

Roseanne Apologizes, but Loses Show Over Racist Tweet

Barr made 'Planet of the Apes' reference to Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett

(Newser) - A racist joke on Twitter has cost Roseanne Barr her show. ABC on Tuesday canceled the reboot of Roseanne amid a storm of criticism directed at its star, reports CNN . The move came after Barr apologized not once but twice on Tuesday for a jarring insult directed at former Obama... More »

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