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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 »

Roseanne Slammed for Joke About Minority Shows

Actor/writer Kelvin Yu responds on Twitter

(Newser) - 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, USA Today reports. In a recent episode, Roseanne Barr and John Goodman wake up... More »

Ratings Stunner by Roseanne Prompts a Call From Trump

President congratulates his real-life supporter, Roseanne Barr

(Newser) - Roseanne didn't just return to the air with a pro-Trump message , it returned with huge ratings. The show Tuesday night drew 18.2 million viewers, many of them in the coveted 18-49 age bracket, figures that have stunned Hollywood, reports Deadline . Maybe not surprisingly, the numbers also drew the... More »

Roseanne Returns, With a Pro-Trump Argument

TV's famous mom, and her real-life counterpart, are supporters

(Newser) - Roseanne returns to the airwaves Tuesday night after signing off in 1997, and the reboot is getting lots of attention for more than the usual reasons of nostalgia. The show, especially the premiere that airs at 8pm Eastern on ABC, will have a distinctly Trumpian theme, reports the AP . It... More »

Roseanne Explains Why She's Pro-Trump on Show Reboot

'True reflection of the society we live in,' Barr says of her character's politics

(Newser) - The one thing Roseanne Barr wants from the reboot of her ABC sitcom Roseanne is authenticity, and to be "a true reflection of the society we live in," she told reporters at a Television Critics Association presser on Monday. That's why she says her character, working-class mom... More »

Dan 'Definitely Still Alive' in Roseanne Remake

ABC isn't explaining yet how that aligns with John Goodman character's supposed death

(Newser) - The Roseanne revival is set to air on ABC this fall, and one character in particular will make a surprising comeback. Dan Conner, the family patriarch played by John Goodman, was revealed in the series finale to have died of a heart attack—but in the ABC reboot, "Dan... More »

ABC Bringing Back One of Its Most Beloved Shows

'Roseanne' reboot will feature original characters

(Newser) - Roseanne's return to TV has been confirmed, 20 years to the week after the beloved sitcom's final episode aired. ABC, the show's original network, announced Tuesday that it has ordered an eight-episode run of the revived show, which will air mid-season, E! Online reports. The network says... More »

Roseanne Is Coming Back to TV: Report

Deadline reports the sitcom is returning for an 8-episode season

(Newser) - One of television's most-popular looks at the lives of working-class Americans may be coming back. Deadline reports networks—including ABC and Netflix—are currently bidding on an eight-episode revival of Roseanne, which ended its original run nearly 20 years ago. Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, and Sara Gilbert are signed... More »

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