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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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Kardashian On Running For Office: Never Say Never

USA Today reports: While she’s not signing up for a career in politics just yet, Kim Kardashian West hasn’t ruled out running for public office in the future. In an interview with CNN’s Van Jones, the reality TV star talked about her experience in lobbying for Alice Marie Johnson’s clemency from he life sentence she was serving for a first-time ...

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Merger Complete: Time Warner No Longer Exists

The Los Angeles Times reports: Time Warner Inc. is no more. Late Thursday, AT&T Inc. announced that it completed its $85-billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc., just two days after a federal judge in Washington gave the deal the green light. AT&T wasted little time consolidating its hard-fought prize — a blockbuster purchase that instantly transforms the phone company into ...

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Coming Soon: Documentary Series On Elizabeth Taylor

Deadline Hollywood reports: Bad Robot has set its first episodic television documentary since making a deal earlier this month with Undefeated producer Glen Zipper to generate non-fiction fare. It’s a documentary series on iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor. Bad Robot will do a series sanctioned and in partnership with House of Taylor. The aim is to make the definitive look at ...

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Samantha Bee Apologizes For Calling Ivanka A “Feckless Cunt” In Story About Missing Migrant Children [VIDEO]

Buzzfeed News reports: After Samantha Bee was criticized for calling presidential adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump as a “feckless cunt” who needs to convince her father to change his immigration policies, the host issued an apology on Thursday. “I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to ...

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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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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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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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Networks Yank Reruns Of Both Roseanne Series

Variety reports: After a racist tweet by Roseanne Barr that created an outcry online, reruns of the Roseanne revival scheduled to air on Viacom networks Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT will be pulled from their respective schedules. Roseanne reruns will be canceled on the three channels starting Wednesday, a Viacom spokesperson said. Later on Tuesday a Hulu spokesperson also ...

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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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Roseanne Producer Wanda Sykes: I Won’t Be Back

Comedian Wanda Sykes, who until today was a “consulting producer” of the Roseanne reboot, has tweeted that she won’t be returning to the show. Sykes’ move comes after Rosanne Barr unleashed a bizarre racist attack on former Obama adviser Valeria Jarrett, calling her the “baby” of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet Of The Apes. Many are calling on ABC to ...

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Adam Rippon Wins Dancing With The Stars [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Adam Rippon continues to electrify and inspire — even without an Olympic Games or ice rink as his platform. After dazzling fans at the PyeongChang Winter Games earlier this year, the figure skater followed with a sensational performance on the dance floor in ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” all-athletes edition over the past four weeks that ...

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Obamas Sign Multiyear Netflix Production Deal

NBC News reports: Barack and Michelle Obama are ready to chill with Netflix. The former president and first lady have signed a multiyear deal to produce television shows and films for Netflix, the streaming service announced on Monday — “potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.” The couple will provide content through a new company called Higher ...

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TRAILER: Netflix’s Sense8 Series Finale

Engadget reports: Netflix has posted the trailer for Sense8‘s long-in-the-making series finale, and it’s clear the mysterious sci-fi show isn’t going to go gently into that good night when it wraps up on June 8th. The promo emphasizes the bond between the Sensates (“we are more human than any other human will be,”) and makes clear that the stakes are ...

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TRAILER: Murphy Brown (The Reboot)

Slate reports: It’s been more than a quarter of a century since vice president Dan Quayle criticized fictional journalist Murphy Brown for her decision to become a single mother, a sound bite that the show seized on and even mocked. Now, CBS is bringing back Murphy Brown, the long-running sitcom, and Murphy Brown, the character, with Candice Bergen reprising her ...

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Kennedy Center Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Awards

Deadline Hollywood reports: The Kennedy Center’s Board of Trustees has voted to rescind two high-profile awards given to Bill Cosby following his conviction last month on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1998 for lifetime achievement in the performing arts. In 2009, he was the 12th recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for ...

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