Tag Archives: ABC/Disney

Roseanne: I’m Moving To Israel To Study The Torah

The New York Daily News reports: Roseanne Barr said she hopes to be living in Israel and studying the Torah when “The Conners” hits the airwaves without her this fall. The fired “Roseanne” star revealed her plan for the spinoff show’s October premiere during an appearance on the conservative “Promised Land” podcast Sunday. Barr said if she were to stay ...

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ABC Releases First Teaser For The Connors [VIDEO]

Here is the official synopsis: “After a sudden turn of events, the Conners are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before. This iconic family — Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. — grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. Through it all, ...

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REPORT: Roseanne Character Dead In Coming Spinoff

The Decider reports: Now that ABC is officially going forward with The Conners, there’s a Roseanne-shaped elephant in the room. How will the show continue without its star? The logline for The Conners suggests that Roseanne has died: the series “will follow the Conner family who, after a sudden turn of events, are forced to face the daily struggles of ...

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Roseanne Barr “Apologizes” To Valerie Jarrett: I’m Sorry You Think I’m Racist And Also You Need A New Haircut

“If she’s watching, I’m so sorry that you thought I was racist and that you thought my tweet was racist. Because it wasn’t. It was political. I’m sorry for the misunderstanding that caused, my ill-worded tweet. And you know I’m sorry that you feel harmed and hurt. I never meant that. And for that I apologize. I never meant to ...

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Roseanne: My Show Got Canceled Because I Voted For Trump And That’s Not Allowed In Hollywood [VIDEO]

“When ABC called and asked me to explain my [makes air quotes] egregious and unforgivable tweet, I told them I thought Valerie Jarrett was white and I also said I’m willing to go on The View, Jimmy Kimmel, or whatever show you want me to go on and explain that to my audience. Instead about 40 minutes after that my ...

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Roseanne Barr Hints At Return To TV: I’ve Had Offers

The New York Post reports: Roseanne Barr claims she’s fielded several offers since the “Roseanne” reboot got the ax. “Inside every bad thing is a good thing waiting to happen, and I feel very excited because I already have been offered so many things, and I almost accepted one really good offer to go back on TV,” Barr, 65, said ...

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ABC Greenlights Roseanne Spinoff The Connors

NBC News reports: ‘Roseanne’ is returning, but without its namesake. ABC has given a series order to “The Conners,” a spinoff starring original cast members John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman. Not part of the new series will be Roseanne Barr, who played the matriarch on the long-running and recently revived — and more recently ...

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ABC’s Roseanne Spinoff Likely To Happen

From the Hollywood Reporter: The proposed Roseanne spinoff is still very much alive at ABC, and negotiations are said to have moved to a new phase thanks to concessions from its erstwhile star. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Roseanne Barr has agreed in principle to walk away from the characters she helped create in order to allow Roseanne’s cast ...

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Bill Maher: Roseanne’s Tweets Were So Full Of Racism And Conspiracies That They Bordered On Presidential

“Roseanne will always be my friend but her world came crashing down this week with a series of tweets she put out on Tuesday that were so full of racism, conspiracy theories and personal attacks they were described as abhorrent bordering on presidential. Roseanne has said she has multiple personalities – and unfortunately one of them is quite a racist. ...

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Roseanne Barr Hints She May Fight Cancellation

CBS News reports: The day after ABC pulled the plug on her No. 1 show over a racist tweet, Roseanne Barr returned to Twitter with a vengeance. The embattled comic hinted she may challenge the cancellation, tweeting to her fans Wednesday, “you guys make me feel like fighting back. I will examine all of my options carefully and get back ...

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Trump Again Demands Apology From Disney CEO

The Associated Press reports: U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested an executive behind ABC’s cancellation of sitcom “Roseanne” was biased while the White House said it did not defend comedian Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet that sparked the decision. Trump doubled down on that accusation again Thursday morning tweeting, “Iger, where is my call of apology? You and ABC have ...

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REPORT: ABC Ponders New Show For Roseanne Cast

Entertainment Weekly reports: There could be a scenario in the works where ABC salvages significant parts of Roseanne without having to say goodbye to some of the best actors on television (here’s looking at you, Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman). Though ABC made a swift decision Tuesday to cancel the successful reboot, EW has learned that ABC has not exactly ...

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Former Trump Aide Michael Caputo To Pitch Roseanne Barr On Moving Her Show To His Streaming Service

The Daily Beast reports: Less than 24 hours after the Roseanne reboot was canceled, former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo began plotting ways to get her back on air. Caputo is the chief marketing officer of an online streaming TV startup called Bond, which aims to fund film and television programming through “crowd-investing.” He told The Daily Beast that he ...

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Trump Breaks Silence On Roseanne To Cry That Disney’s CEO Has Apologized To Valerie Jarrett But Not To Him

Mediaite reports: President Trump has finally weighed in on Roseanne Barr and has decided the person most worthy of condemnation here is Disney CEO Bob Iger. No, seriously. Yes, after Barr’s show was cancelled because of her racist comment about Valerie Jarrett, Jarrett revealed that she received a call from Disney CEO Bob Iger. Iger himself tweeted yesterday that it ...

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Ambien Maker: Racism Is Not A Known Side Effect

CNBC reports: Ambien maker Sanofi isn’t buying Roseanne Barr’s claim that she compared former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to an ape because she was “ambien tweeting.” “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication,” the French drugmaker posted to its American Twitter account on Wednesday. Ambien is used to treat ...

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Roseanne Barr Blames Racist Tirade On Ambien

People Magazine reports: Roseanne Barr returned to Twitter after the cancellation of her ABC show Roseanne. The 65-year-old actress previously said she quit Twitter after she received backlash for a racist tweet she wrote Monday night about former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett. But late Tuesday night the star went on yet another Twitter spree, blaming her racist Tweet on ...

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Roseanne Barr Dropped By Her Talent Agency

TV Line reports: Following ABC’s decision to scrap Roseanne‘s 11th season, the agency ICM Partners has dropped Roseanne Barr as a client after she published a racist tweet Tuesday morning. The move was announced in the following email to ICM employees: “We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable tweet from Roseanne Barr this morning. What she wrote ...

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BREAKING: ABC Cancels Second Season Of Roseanne

Variety reports: ABC has pulled the plug on “Roseanne.” “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement. WOW. The right wing outrage machine will surely explode with screams about “freedom of speech.” MORE: Disney CEO Bob Iger on cancellation of ...

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Roseanne Cast Member Sara Gilbert Distances Herself From Barr’s “Abhorrent” Tweets: Incredibly Sad For Us

From the Hollywood Reporter: Roseanne cast member Sara Gilbert has weighed in on the controversy. “Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show. I am disappointed in her actions to say the least,” she wrote. Not long after the ...

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Comcast Readies Hostile Bid For Fox Assets

Reuters reports: U.S. cable operator Comcast Corp is asking investment banks to increase a bridge financing facility by as much as $60 billion so it can make an all-cash offer for the media assets that Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has agreed to sell to Walt Disney Co for $52 billion, three people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Comcast ...

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