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Barr Reveals the Fate of Her Roseanne Character

She's not happy about The Conners storyline

(Newser) - If you don't want to see a spoiler for the first season of Roseanne spinoff The Conners, 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... More »

Norm Macdonald Slammed for Down Syndrome Remark

In explaining #MeToo remarks, he suggests people with condition lack empathy

(Newser) - Norm Macdonald attempted to explain his controversial #MeToo comments in an interview with Howard Stern Wednesday—and managed to make things worse. The comedian landed himself in a fresh controversy after insulting people with Down syndrome in an effort to express empathy for victims of sexual misconduct, Yahoo reports. "... More »

Tonight Show Nixes Norm Macdonald After #MeToo Comments

Comic defended Louis CK, Roseanne Barr, said he's glad Me Too has 'slowed down a bit' to 'THR'

(Newser) - A Hollywood Reporter interview with comic Norm Macdonald broke Tuesday, and it ended up getting him pulled from the Tonight Show. Among the criticisms of Macdonald's THR sit-down: he criticized Hannah Gadsby's Nanette special without seeing it, and he didn't realize how bad racism was until he... More »

Roseanne Barr: I Might Be Moving to Israel for Good

The devout Jew says she's going there to study and possibly to live

(Newser) - 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 The Conners. Barr, whose eponymous series was canceled... More »

John Goodman Reveals Fate of Roseanne Character

Says his character, Dan Conner, will 'be mopey and sad because his wife's dead' in spinoff

(Newser) - ABC hasn't officially revealed yet how it will deal with the absence of Roseanne Barr when the The Conners spinoff debuts in October. But star John Goodman may have just done so: In an interview with the UK's Sunday Times , Goodman says this of his own character, Dan... More »

What Would Roseanne Tell Valerie Jarrett? Get a Haircut

Roseanne talked with Sean Hannity Thursday night

(Newser) - 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... More »

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 »

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