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Roseanne Barr: Michelle Obama Got Me Fired

USA Today reports: After blaming Ambien, herself (briefly) and anti-Semitism for her 2018 firing after a racist tweet about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, Roseanne Barr is now pointing the finger at former first lady Michelle Obama and former ABC programming chief Channing Dungey. “(Obama) said, ‘This tweet is unforgivable.’ That’s what I was told and I tend to believe …

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Roseanne Barr Blames Her Firing On Antisemitism

The Jerusalem Post reports: Roseanne Barr told The Jerusalem Post this week that she was fired by ABC from the reboot of her sitcom due in part to antisemitism. “I feel that what happened to me, a large part of it is antisemitism,” the Jewish actress told the Post in a phone interview on Thursday from her home in Hawaii. …

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ISRAEL: Roseanne Barr To Address Knesset In Speech Against “Boycott, Divest, And Sanctions” Movement

The Jewish Forward reports: Actress Roseanne Barr will visit the Israeli Knesset in late January to speak out against the boycott, divest and sanctions movement. Barr, a pro-Israel activist, is set to tour Israel with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, founder of the World Values Network. She reportedly was invited to speak at the Knesset by Deputy Speaker Yechiel Hilik Bar and …

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Giuliani’s “Truth Isn’t Truth” Named Quote Of The Year

Yale Law School librarian Fred Shapiro has issued his annual list of the year’s most memorable quotes. Here’s the top five: 1. “Truth isn’t truth.” — Rudy Giuliani, interview on “Meet the Press,” Aug. 19. 2. “I liked beer. I still like beer.” — Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee testimony on his Supreme Court nomination, Sept. 27. 3. “While …

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Roseanne Barr Rages After Debut Episode Of The Connors Kills Her Character With An Opioid Overdose

From the Hollywood Reporter: Roseanne Barr isn’t happy with the way her character’s disappearance from the Conners’ household was explained on ABC’s Roseanne spinoff The Conners on Tuesday night. “I AIN’T DEAD, BITCHES!!!!” the comedian and actress tweeted just an hour after the episode finished airing. In a more measured joint statement with her friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach released late …

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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 Freaks Out Once Again Over Valerie Jarrett: I Thought The Bitch Was White! Fuck! [VIDEO]

People Magazine reports: Late Thursday, a NSFW video of the 65-year-old comedian was posted to her official YouTube page. In the short clip, Barr looks disordered and distressed as she smokes a cigarette while arguing with a male producer about the editing of a previous video — one that was apparently cut together from multiple shoots and showed Roseanne wearing …

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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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Starnes: ABC Canceled Roseanne Because They Hate Her Audience Of Flag-Waving, Gun-Toting Trump Fans

Canned ham spokesmodel Todd Starnes is so predictable: I contend ABC privately despised the program and they were just looking for a reason to cancel. Think about it — their highest rated program attracted a huge audience of gun-toting, flag-waving, blue collar Trump supporters. And I believe that embarrassed network executives. “ABC set to dial back political humor from pro-Trump …

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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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