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Laurie Metcalf Talks "Political" Revival Season of "Roseanne," Oscar Buzz for "Lady Bird" (Exclusive)

It's been a big year for Laurie Metcalf! The 62-year-old actress is back as Jackie Harris on the set to air next year, and is earning Oscar buzz for her role in Lady Bird.  ET's Lauren Zima caught up with Metcalf at the Garry Marshall Theatre's First Annual Founders Gala in Burbank, California, on Monday, where she dished all about her exciting times ahead.  "We had a [for Roseanne] today! This morning of episode number five [and] six, and they added one so we'll do nine instead of eight... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].....»»

Category: topSource: etonlineNov 14th, 2017

Roseanne Barr Explains Why Her Character Supports Donald Trump on "Roseanne" Revival

Roseanne Barr is getting real about how her politics will impact the upcoming Roseanne revival. The 65-year-old actress stepped out at the show’s panel at the 2018 Winter TCA Tour on Monday (January 8) at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif. She was joined by the cast including John Goodman, Michael Fishman, Laurie Metcalf, Lecy [...] Roseanne Barr is getting real about how her politics will impact the upcoming Roseanne revival. The 65-year-old actress stepped out at the show’s panel at the 2018 Winter TCA Tour on Monday (January 8) at The Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif. She was joined by the cast including John Goodman, Michael Fishman, Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson, Sarah Chalke, Ames McNamera, Emma Kenney and Jayden Rey. During the panel, Roseanne explained why her character on the show is a Donald Trump supporter. “In The Rosanne Show, I’ve always tried to have it be a true reflection of the society we live in. I feel like half the people voted for Trump and half didn’t, so it’s just realistic. And, in fact, it was working-class people who elected Trump, so I felt like that was very real and something that needed to be discussed and especially about polarization in the family and people actually hating other people for the way they voted, which I feel is not American,” she said......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 9th, 2018

First Photos from "Roseanne" 2018 Revival Revealed!

The first batch of photos from the upcoming revival of the sitcom Roseanne have been revealed! The tenth season of the show, starring Roseanne Barr and John Goodman, will premiere on ABC on Tuesday, March 27 at 8/7c. Also returning are Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Alicia Goranson, and Sarah Chalke. Newcomers include Emma [...] The first batch of photos from the upcoming revival of the sitcom Roseanne have been revealed! The tenth season of the show, starring Roseanne Barr and John Goodman, will premiere on ABC on Tuesday, March 27 at 8/7c. Also returning are Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Alicia Goranson, and Sarah Chalke. Newcomers include Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, and Jayden Rey. Chalke took over the role of Becky Conner after Goranson left the cast, so she will be playing a new role this time around. In the series finale, John‘s character Dan had died, but that whole storyline will be ignored and he’s very much alive in the revival!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 6th, 2018

"Roseanne" Spinoff "The Conners" - See the First Look Photos

The first photos from the Roseanne spinoff, The Conners, have just debuted online. Since Roseanne was cancelled and she was fired from the show, Roseanne Barr will not be featured in the new series. The new photos feature Dan (John Goodman), Becky (Lecy Goranson), Darlene (Sara Gilbert), Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) and Mark (Ames McNamara). The [...] The first photos from the Roseanne spinoff, The Conners, have just debuted online. Since Roseanne was cancelled and she was fired from the show, Roseanne Barr will not be featured in the new series. The new photos feature Dan (John Goodman), Becky (Lecy Goranson), Darlene (Sara Gilbert), Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) and Mark (Ames McNamara). The show will premiere on Tuesday (October 16) at 8/7c on ABC. WILL YOU BE WATCHING the brand new Roseanne spinoff show?? If you don’t know, Roseanne was fired several months back after sending out a racist tweet......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 13th, 2018

Laurie Metcalf Likes Making Mary Cooper A Family Affair

We always look forward to stories on The Big Bang Theory that involves Sheldon Cooper's mother, Mary, since it means we get to see more of the excellent Laurie Metcalf. She's so good on the show, she even got an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Guest Actress category last year. (It was one of three [...] We always look forward to stories on The Big Bang Theory that involves Sheldon Cooper’s mother, Mary, since it means we get to see more of the excellent Laurie Metcalf. She’s so good on the show, she even got an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Guest Actress category last year. (It was one of three nominations she received last year, and she’s already got three Emmys on her shelf!) This season, though, her appearances on The Big Bang Theory are even more interesting, since Mary Cooper is a regular character on the Young Sheldon spinoff, where she’s played by Metcalf’s own “spinoff” — her daughter, Zoe Perry. (Click on the media bar below to hear Laurie Metcalf) The Big Bang Theory airs Thursday nights at 8/7c, followed by Young Sheldon at 8:30/7:30c on CBS. Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by AC.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakJan 11th, 2018

Timothee Chalamet, Greta Gerwig, Laurie Metcalf & More Celebrate at THR"s Nominees Night!

Timothee Chalamet is dapper in a green suit while hitting the carpet at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2018 Nominees Night Celebration held at CUT on Monday evening (February 5) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 22-year-old Call Me By Your Name star was joined at the event by Lady Bird‘s Greta Gerwig and Laurie Metcalf, I, Tonya‘s [...] Timothee Chalamet is dapper in a green suit while hitting the carpet at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2018 Nominees Night Celebration held at CUT on Monday evening (February 5) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 22-year-old Call Me By Your Name star was joined at the event by Lady Bird‘s Greta Gerwig and Laurie Metcalf, I, Tonya‘s Allison Janney, Get Out‘s Jordan Peele and Betty Gabriel, Shape of Water‘s Guillermo del Toro, Richard Jenkins and Doug Jones, The Florida Project‘s Willem Dafoe, and Three Billboards‘ Sam Rockwell. Also in attendance to celebrate 2018 Oscar contenders were Darkest Hour‘s Gary Oldman and wife Gisele Schmidt, The Big Sick‘s Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, Joshua Jackson, The Greatest Showman‘s Keala Settle, Star Wars‘ Kelly Marie Tran, Dominic West, Molly’s Game director Aaron Sorkin and Molly Bloom, and performers of the night Common and Miguel. FYI: Allison is wearing Dsquared2 suit, Tyler Ellis clutch, Hearts On Fire diamond necklaces and a Gilan diamond ring. Greta is wearing a vintage Cardinali dress. Laurie is wearing a Yanina Couture dress......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 6th, 2018

Laurie Metcalf, Saoirse Ronan & Greta Gerwig Open Up About Working on a Female-Led Set

Laurie Metcalf, Saoirse Ronan and Greta Gerwig are on the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s Oscars Guide issue, due out on newsstands on Friday (January 26). Here’s what the Best Picture-nominated Lady Bird cast and crew had to say: Saoirse, on working on a female-led set: “Don’t take this the wrong way [turns to Greta] but [...] Laurie Metcalf, Saoirse Ronan and Greta Gerwig are on the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s Oscars Guide issue, due out on newsstands on Friday (January 26). Here’s what the Best Picture-nominated Lady Bird cast and crew had to say: Saoirse, on working on a female-led set: “Don’t take this the wrong way [turns to Greta] but I don’t see you, like, as a female director. I just think of you as a great director. A great filmmaker. I think the reason why the set was run so well is that Greta’s a great leader. And that can come from a man or woman, it just depends how you manage the power that you have, and how you choose to use it. And she used it in the best way possible.” Greta, on whether making a distinction between male and female directors is a good thing: “I’m in the middle of thinking about all this too. Making the distinction is hard. I want more female voices as writers and directors and producers and creators. I deeply want that. But I don’t want it to be seen as inherently different based on gender. But I do want to get closer to 50/50 in terms of creators. I think the work is richer for it. There are more opportunities for different kinds of stories when there are a diversity of creators.” Greta, on the magic of the movie: “I felt it from the very beginning. You start getting the feeling that the movie wants to exist. That sounds a little goofy, but that’s what it feels like.” For more from the Lady Bird cast and crew, head to EW.com......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 25th, 2018

Saoirse Ronan Joins Greta Gerwig & Laurie Metcalf at SAG Awards 2018

Saoirse Ronan is pretty in pink as she arrives at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (January 21) in Los Angeles. The 23-year-old actress was joined at the awards show by her Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig and co-star Laurie Metcalf. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Saoirse [...] Saoirse Ronan is pretty in pink as she arrives at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (January 21) in Los Angeles. The 23-year-old actress was joined at the awards show by her Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig and co-star Laurie Metcalf. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Saoirse Ronan Fellow Lady Bird cast mates Timothee Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, and Odeya Rush were all in attendance at the awards show. FYI: Timothee is wearing a Calvin Klein suit. Saoirse is wearing a Louis Vuitton dress. Greta is wearing a Bottega Veneta dress and Irene Neuwirth jewelry. 20+ pictures inside of the star arriving at the awards show….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 21st, 2018

Laurie Metcalf opens up ahead of new movie 'Lady Bird'

From mother-daughter advice to reactions about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Laurie Metcalf opens up ahead of the release of 'Lady Bird.'         From mother-daughter advice to reactions about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Laurie Metcalf opens up ahead of the release of 'Lady Bird.'        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayNov 2nd, 2017

Laurie Metcalf opens up ahead of movie 'Lady Bird'

From mother-daughter advice to reactions about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Laurie Metcalf opens up ahead of the release of 'Lady Bird.'         From mother-daughter advice to reactions about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Laurie Metcalf opens up ahead of the release of 'Lady Bird.'        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayNov 2nd, 2017

Greta Gerwig Reacts To "Lady Bird"s 4 Golden Globe Nominations!

Greta Gerwig is thrilled that her solo directorial debut Lady Bird has scored a bunch of nominations at the 2018 Golden Globes! Lady Bird earned four nominations for this year’s awards: Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Saoirse Ronan), Best Performance [...] Greta Gerwig is thrilled that her solo directorial debut Lady Bird has scored a bunch of nominations at the 2018 Golden Globes! Lady Bird earned four nominations for this year’s awards: Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Saoirse Ronan), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture (Laurie Metcalf), and Best Screenplay (Gerwig). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Greta Gerwig “I’m just so proud of everybody who worked on it and so honored it was included in this year’s group of extraordinary movies,” Greta told EW. “I want to see everyone who made the movie and give them a hug.” “This is my first writing-directing solo situation, and it was nominated for Saoirse and Laurie and me and the movie. It’s like the most exciting thing ever!,” Greta added. “And it’s a movie that was such a labor of love from everyone who made it that for it to be received this way and celebrated like this just means the world to me. We could never have anticipated this. It was just kind of this movie that we poured everything into, but you just never think it’s going to be received like this. It’s something that’s beyond our wildest everything.” Pictured: Greta speaking onstage at Hammer Museum presents The Contenders 2017: Lady Bird held at Hammer Museum on Monday (December 11) in Los Angeles......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 12th, 2017

Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, & Hong Chau Celebrate SAG Nominations at EW"s Party

It was an evening celebrating the SAG Awards nominees last night! Lady Bird nominees Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf were in attendance at Entertainment Weekly’s Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees Celebration held at the Chateau Marmont on Sunday (January 20) in Los Angeles. Downsizing‘s Hong Chau, who is also nominated for an award this evening [...] It was an evening celebrating the SAG Awards nominees last night! Lady Bird nominees Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf were in attendance at Entertainment Weekly’s Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees Celebration held at the Chateau Marmont on Sunday (January 20) in Los Angeles. Downsizing‘s Hong Chau, who is also nominated for an award this evening at the SAG Awards, was also in attendance, as well as Saoirse and Laurie‘s co-star Beanie Feldstein. Tune into the SAG Awards tonight to see who wins! FYI: Saoirse is wearing an Esteban Cortazar dress with Christian Louboutin heels......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 21st, 2018

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2018 Nominations - Full List!

Congrats are in order – so many stars were nominated for 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards! Some of the notable nominees include both Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer for Call Me By Your Name, Margot Robbie for I, Tonya, Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird, James Franco for The Disaster Artist, Salma Hayek for Beatriz at [...] Congrats are in order – so many stars were nominated for 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards! Some of the notable nominees include both Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer for Call Me By Your Name, Margot Robbie for I, Tonya, Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird, James Franco for The Disaster Artist, Salma Hayek for Beatriz at Dinner, Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out, Robert Pattinson for Good Time, and many more. If you don’t know, the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards will air before the Oscars. This year, the show will air on IFC on March 3. Be sure to tune in! Click inside for the full list of nominees for the Film Independent Spirit Awards… BEST FEATURE Call Me By Your Name Producers: Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito, James Ivory, Howard Rosenman Get Out Producers: Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele Lady Bird Producers: Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill, Scott Rudin The Florida Project Producers: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou The Rider Producers: Mollye Asher, Bert Hamelinck, Sacha Ben Harroche, Chloé Zhao BEST FIRST FEATURE Columbus Director: Kogonada Producers: Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Aaron Boyd, Giulia Caruso, Ki Jin Kim, Andrew Miano, Chris Weitz Ingrid Goes West Director: Matt Spicer Producers: Jared Ian Goldman, Adam Mirels, Robert Mirels, Aubrey Plaza, Tim White, Trevor White Menashe Director/Producer: Joshua Z. Weinstein Producers: Yoni Brook, Traci Carlson, Daniel Finkelman, Alex Lipschultz Oh Lucy! Director/Producer: Atsuko Hirayanagi Producers: Jessica Elbaum, Yukie Kito, Han West Patti Cake$ Director: Geremy Jasper Producers: Chris Columbus, Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Noah Stahl, Rodrigo Teixeira JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD Dayveon Writer/Director/Producer: Amman Abbasi Writer: Steven Reneau Producers: Lachion Buckingham, Alexander Uhlmann A Ghost Story Writer/Director: David Lowery Producers: Adam Donaghey, Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston Life and nothing more Writer/Director: Antonio Méndez Esparza Producers: Amadeo Hernández Bueno, Alvaro Portanet Hernández, Pedro Hernández Santos Most Beautiful Island Writer/Director/Producer: Ana Asensio Producers: Larry Fessenden, Noah Greenberg, Chadd Harbold, Jenn Wexler The Transfiguration Writer/Director: Michael O’Shea Producer: Susan Leber BEST DIRECTOR Sean Baker, The Florida Project Jonas Carpignano, A Ciambra Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name Jordan Peele, Get Out Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Good Time Chloé Zhao, The Rider BEST SCREENPLAY Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird Azazel Jacobs, The Lovers Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Jordan Peele, Get Out Mike White, Beatriz at Dinner BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY Donald Cried Kris Avedisian Story By: Kyle Espeleta, Jesse Wakeman The Big Sick Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani Women Who Kill Ingrid Jungermann Columbus Kogonada Ingrid Goes West David Branson Smith, Matt Spicer BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Thimios Bakatakis, The Killing of a Sacred Deer Elisha Christian, Columbus Hélène Louvart, Beach Rats Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Call Me by Your Name Joshua James Richards, The Rider BEST EDITING Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie, Good Time Walter Fasano, Call Me by Your Name Alex O’Flinn, The Rider Gregory Plotkin, Get Out Tatiana S. Riegel, I, Tonya BEST FEMALE LEAD Salma Hayek, Beatriz at Dinner Frances McDormand, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri Margot Robbie, I, Tonya Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird Shinobu Terajima, Oh Lucy! Regina Williams, Life and nothing more BEST MALE LEAD Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name Harris Dickinson, Beach Rats James Franco, The Disaster Artist Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out Robert Pattinson, Good Time BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE Holly Hunter, The Big Sick Allison Janney, I, Tonya Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime Taliah Lennice Webster, Good Time BEST SUPPORTING MALE Nnamdi Asomugha, Crown Heights Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Bennie Safdie, Good Time ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD Mudbound Director: Dee Rees Casting Directors: Billy Hopkins, Ashley Ingram Ensemble Cast: Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan, Carey Mulligan BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM BPM (Beats Per Minute) France Director: Robin Campillo A Fantastic Woman Chile Director: Sebastián Lelio I Am Not a Witch Zambia Director: Rungano Nyoni Lady Macbeth U.K. Director: William Oldroyd Loveless Russia Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev BEST DOCUMENTARY The Departure Director/Producer: Lana Wilson Faces Places Directors: Agnés Varda, JR Producer: Rosalie Varda Last Men in Aleppo Director: Feras Fayyad Producers: Kareem Abeed, Søeren Steen Jespersen, Stefan Kloos Motherland Director/Producer: Ramona S. Diaz Producer: Rey Cuerdo Quest Director: Jonathan Olshefski Producer: Sabrina Schmidt Gordon.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 21st, 2017

Roseanne Watching It All Fall Apart After Racist Tweet

Of all the sitcoms to reboot the superior tastemakers of the TV world select Roseanne to save cable. There was a plethora of other shows to pick from. Married.. with Children, “I fit every stereotype of a Jewish woman, hey don’t forget I’m Jewish every episode” The Nanny. Hell, even bringing back Frasier would have […] The post Roseanne Watching It All Fall Apart After Racist Tweet appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?. Of all the sitcoms to reboot the superior tastemakers of the TV world select Roseanne to save cable. There was a plethora of other shows to pick from. Married.. with Children, “I fit every stereotype of a Jewish woman, hey don’t forget I’m Jewish every episode” The Nanny. Hell, even bringing back Frasier would have been a better idea. But settling on an erratic, still overweight after all these years Roseanne will always come with consequences, as it should. The short version: Roseanne called former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett an ape on Twitter. She’s African American and Roseanne is behaving like the world didn’t just lose it’s shit over H & M mildly suggesting one of the black child models was a monkey. She’s also alleging that her terrible tweet was sponsored by the ingestion of Ambien. Because personal accountability for anything in 2018 is unheard of. In one of the tweets, Barr wrote, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” Barr was responding to a comment about Valerie Jarrett, a top former aide to President Obama. Barr had earlier apologized and said she was “now leaving Twitter.” But it was too late, even after Roseanne realized the repercussions starting to snowball and head in her direction. She immediately backtracked and deleted the tweets but after her response went viral Wanda Sykes quit the show, Barr was dropped from her talent agency, and ABC delivered the final bullet to the back of her head by canceling the show and giving her a few words of their own. ABC canceled its hit sitcom “Roseanne” on Tuesday after the show’s biggest star, Roseanne Barr, went on a racist Twitter rant. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC said. How is it possible to be 65-years-old and still having learning experiences like this one. No doubt that her earlier trailer park training in life led to this poor decision. No one is saying that she has to attend cookouts or greet everyone she crosses paths with in a hijab with assalamu alaikum but don’t put your foot in your mouth doing your best impression of a prick online for no reason. Double-down if you know keeping things PC is too much of a problem. Pick a side of the fence and stay there. Roseanne can’t fully commit to anything except being fat and a nuisance on social media. The culture for a while has been “say something we don’t agree with and you’ll lose your job.” Her attempting to apologize after all of this only makes her look as stupid and wishy washy as everyone assumed. Photo Credit: Sarah Chalke plays Becky on Roseanne from Backgrid USA / Pacific Coast News  The post Roseanne Watching It All Fall Apart After Racist Tweet appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddMay 30th, 2018

"Roseanne" Actress Emma Kenney Reacts to Roseanne Barr"s Racist Tweet

Emma Rose Kenney is speaking out about Roseanne Barr‘s racist tweet, and is praising ABC for the cancellation of the show. If you don’t know, the 18-year-old actress played Harris Conner-Healy in the reboot. Earlier today, Roseanne was cancelled and Sara Gilbert, Emma‘s co-star, also issued a reaction to Roseanne‘s words. Emma took to Twitter [...] Emma Rose Kenney is speaking out about Roseanne Barr‘s racist tweet, and is praising ABC for the cancellation of the show. If you don’t know, the 18-year-old actress played Harris Conner-Healy in the reboot. Earlier today, Roseanne was cancelled and Sara Gilbert, Emma‘s co-star, also issued a reaction to Roseanne‘s words. Emma took to Twitter to slam Roseanne‘s tweet. “I am hurt, embarrassed, and disappointed. The racist and distasteful comments from Roseanne are inexcusable,” Emma posted. “As I called my manager to quit working on Roseanne, I found out the show got cancelled. I feel so empowered by @iamwandasykes , Channing Dungey and those at ABC standing up against abuse of power and lack of values. Bullies do not win. Ever.” If you missed it, see what other celebrities are saying about Roseanne‘s cancellation. I am hurt, embarrassed, and disappointed. The racist and distasteful comments from Roseanne are inexcusable. — Emma Kenney (@EmmaRoseKenney) May 29, 2018 As I called my manager to quit working on Roseanne, I found out the show got cancelled. I feel so empowered by @iamwandasykes , Channing Dungey and those at ABC standing up against abuse of power and lack of values. Bullies do not win. Ever. — Emma Kenney (@EmmaRoseKenney) May 29, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMay 29th, 2018

"Roseanne" Joke About "Black & Asian Families" Criticized by "Fresh Off the Boat" & "Bob"s Burgers" Writers

Roseanne is under fire for a joke. During Tuesday’s episode (April 3), Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) and Dan (John Goodman) fall asleep in front of the TV, sleeping “from Wheel to Kimmel.” “We missed all the shows about black and Asian families,” Dan says to Roseanne. “They’re just like us. There, now you’re all caught up,” [...] Roseanne is under fire for a joke. During Tuesday’s episode (April 3), Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) and Dan (John Goodman) fall asleep in front of the TV, sleeping “from Wheel to Kimmel.” “We missed all the shows about black and Asian families,” Dan says to Roseanne. “They’re just like us. There, now you’re all caught up,” Roseanne responds. The joke prompted many responses from social media, including one from Master Of None actor and Bob’s Burgers writer Kelvin Yu. “Here’s why the Roseanne joke about ‘missing all the shows about Black and Asian families’ matters. At the very least, it’s reductive and belittling, as if to say those shows are nothing more than ‘Black’ and ‘Asian’ in their existence. But the real kicker is when Roseanne says: ‘They’re just like us. There, now you’re all caught up.’ Which implies that the point of any show about a minority family is simply to normalize them. That’s it. The stories, the humor, the characters … not important,” he wrote. “Then you take ALLLLLL of that and put it in the mouth of an avowed Trump supporter (not the actress — the CHARACTER of Roseanne) and you have one stinky little s–t sandwich of a joke that ABC allowed to be served in their own restaurant. It’s a big deal.” Former Fresh Off The Boat writer Kourtney Kang also responded in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter. “In these jokes, and in the others like these, at the heart of them, whether the joke-teller means it or not, is a divisive spirit. ‘Us.’ ‘Them.’ It’s always drawing lines. Separating. Whenever these jokes have been said to me, the thing that is the most hurtful is not the insensitive dullard who said it. There’s always going to be people like that. What hurts the most is when everyone else in the room laughs,” she wrote. Here's why the Roseanne joke about "missing all the shows about Black and Asian families" matters. At the very least, it's reductive and belittling, as if to say those shows are nothing more than "Black" and "Asian" in their existence. 1/9 — Kelvin Yu (@InternetKelvin) April 5, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredApr 6th, 2018

"Roseanne" Joke Declared Racist by "Fresh Off the Boat" & "Bob"s Burgers" Writers

Roseanne is under fire for a joke. During Tuesday’s episode (April 3), Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) and Dan (John Goodman) fall asleep in front of the TV, sleeping “from Wheel to Kimmel.” “We missed all the shows about black and Asian families,” Dan says to Roseanne. “They’re just like us. There, now you’re all caught up,” [...] Roseanne is under fire for a joke. During Tuesday’s episode (April 3), Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) and Dan (John Goodman) fall asleep in front of the TV, sleeping “from Wheel to Kimmel.” “We missed all the shows about black and Asian families,” Dan says to Roseanne. “They’re just like us. There, now you’re all caught up,” Roseanne responds. The joke prompted many responses from social media, including one from Master Of None actor and Bob’s Burger writer Kelvin Yu. “Here’s why the Roseanne joke about ‘missing all the shows about Black and Asian families’ matters. At the very least, it’s reductive and belittling, as if to say those shows are nothing more than ‘Black’ and ‘Asian’ in their existence. But the real kicker is when Roseanne says: ‘They’re just like us. There, now you’re all caught up.’ Which implies that the point of any show about a minority family is simply to normalize them. That’s it. The stories, the humor, the characters … not important,” he wrote. “Then you take ALLLLLL of that and put it in the mouth of an avowed Trump supporter (not the actress — the CHARACTER of Roseanne) and you have one stinky little s–t sandwich of a joke that ABC allowed to be served in their own restaurant. It’s a big deal.” Former Fresh Off The Boat writer Kourtney Kang also responded in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter. “In these jokes, and in the others like these, at the heart of them, whether the joke-teller means it or not, is a divisive spirit. ‘Us.’ ‘Them.’ It’s always drawing lines. Separating. Whenever these jokes have been said to me, the thing that is the most hurtful is not the insensitive dullard who said it. There’s always going to be people like that. What hurts the most is when everyone else in the room laughs,” she wrote. Here's why the Roseanne joke about "missing all the shows about Black and Asian families" matters. At the very least, it's reductive and belittling, as if to say those shows are nothing more than "Black" and "Asian" in their existence. 1/9 — Kelvin Yu (@InternetKelvin) April 5, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredApr 6th, 2018

ABC Could Announce That Roseanne-Less Roseanne Spinoff Sometime THIS WEEK!

Get ready for Darlene, y'all!!!!! ABC execs are inches away from greenlighting a second reboot of Roseanne after connecting with Tom Werner, who produced the sitcom through his company Carsey-Werner, over the weekend to kick negotiations into high gear. Sources familiar with the situation told TMZ that Werner spoke with top network suits to move forward with [...] Get ready for Darlene, y'all!!!!! ABC execs are inches away from greenlighting a second reboot of Roseanne after connecting with Tom Werner, who produced the sitcom through his company Carsey-Werner, over the weekend to kick negotiations into high gear. Sources familiar with the situation told TMZ that Werner spoke with top network suits to move forward with a Roseanne spinoff without its leading lady and reluctant Ambien spokesperson, Roseanne Barr. Video: Sara Gilbert Stands Behind Roseanne's Cancellation! Insiders say the network is working out last-minute details, which mostly revolve around Roseanne. While the network had a solid cause to fire the comedian as both the star and executive producer, it might be contractually obligated to pay her a fee or back end for her involvement in creating the show. Of course, ABC could always argue it's a different show entirely. The potential spinoff has been speculated to focus on Sara Gilbert's character, Darlene. (Or, even better, Laurie Metcalf's Jackie!!!) Whatever direction the Roseanne-less Roseanne takes, ABC seems bent on trying to salvage the jobs of those affected by its decision to cancel the show. Insiders say an announcement could come as early as this week! Do YOU think ABC can make a brand new train out of this train wreck? [Image via ABC.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzJun 5th, 2018

Sara Gilbert Is "So Excited" For The Roseanne Spinoff As ABC"s Official Synopsis Hints At A Death…

Sara Gilbert is so pumped for the Roseanne spinoff, she could use an Ambien! (Too soon?) The actress sounded off on The Connors, the spinoff ABC greenlit last week without any involvement from Roseanne Barr, on Monday's The Talk. VOTE: How Will ABC Write Roseanne Out Of The Spinoff?? After cohost Sharon Osbourne congratulated her on the news, [...] Sara Gilbert is so pumped for the Roseanne spinoff, she could use an Ambien! (Too soon?) The actress sounded off on The Connors, the spinoff ABC greenlit last week without any involvement from Roseanne Barr, on Monday's The Talk. VOTE: How Will ABC Write Roseanne Out Of The Spinoff?? After cohost Sharon Osbourne congratulated her on the news, the 43-year-old said: "I'm so excited, thank you all so much. I really appreciate it." Don't thank us yet, Gil, as many fans are still unsure if the show will work without its racist firecracker of a title character. A premiere date has yet to be announced for the Roseanne-less reboot, but ABC is committed to airing a 10-episode season that will follow "the Conner family who, after a sudden turn of events, are forced to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before." Related: Roseanne Gives Tearful Interview After Her ABC Firing! Uhhh... are they hinting at the death of Ro-Ro? We smell a weirdly dark funeral scene a la Charlie Sheen's Two and a Half Men exit. The synopsis continued: "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, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails." As we reported, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson, and Michael Fishman are also returning with Gilbert. The cast released a joint statement about moving forward without the disgraced comedian on Thursday, writing: "We have received a tremendous amount of support from fans of our show, and it's clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts, but in the hearts and homes of our audience. We all came back last season because we wanted to tell stories about the challenges facing a working-class family today. We are so happy to have the opportunity to return with the cast and crew to continue to share those stories through love and laughter." Will you be laughing with The Connors without Roseanne's iconic cackle? [Image via ABC/YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJun 26th, 2018

"The Conners" Prepare for the Holidays Without Mom Roseanne in New Trailer - Watch Here!

The Conners are back! In the new promo in the Roseanne spinoff series, fans are given a look at the family’s life without matriarch Roseanne Barr. The promo doesn’t make any reference to Roseanne, but is instead filled with laughs and Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) and Darlene (Sara Gilbert) talking about preparing for the holidays. According [...] The Conners are back! In the new promo in the Roseanne spinoff series, fans are given a look at the family’s life without matriarch Roseanne Barr. The promo doesn’t make any reference to Roseanne, but is instead filled with laughs and Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) and Darlene (Sara Gilbert) talking about preparing for the holidays. According to the actress – who was fired from the show after her racist comments – her character will be killed off because of an opioid overdose. However, ABC has not officially confirmed that. The Conners premieres on ABC on Tuesday, October 16 at 8pm ET. Watch the promo below!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 3rd, 2018

The actress who played Roseanne's liberal sister has already found success elsewhere

Laurie Metcalf, famous for "Roseanne," "The Big Bang Theory," and "Lady Bird," is angling for her second Tony.         Laurie Metcalf, famous for "Roseanne," "The Big Bang Theory," and "Lady Bird," is angling for her second Tony.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 29th, 2018