The drama surrounding late show talk host Samantha Bee intensified on Friday when United State President Donald Trump asked why she had not been fired for her derogatory comment earlier this week about his daughter, Ivanka Trump.
In Friday’s tweet, Trump called for the firing of Bee, saying that it was a double standard for ABC to cancel Roseanne’s Bar hit show on the heels of her racist tweets, yet, Bee is still allowed to keep her show, “Full Frontal”, despite her televised remarks to Ivanka.
Bee apologized Thursday for her comment made on her TBS show, admitting that she crossed the line. She had used her show to criticize Ivanka for not doing enough to prevent the separation of undocumented children from their parents as they crossed the border into the US. Not only is Ivanka Trump’s daughter and arguably his most trusted confidante, but she also has an official role in the administration as a White House Senior Adviser.
Trump was criticized by many in the media earlier this week for his silence on the Barr matter. Despite being a vocal supporter of Barr’s show when it first premiered earlier this year, Trump chose not to respond to her racist comments that led to the cancellation of her show. Instead, Trump used the opportunity to call out Disney CEO Bob Iger for all the biased comments made about him on the ABC family of networks.
Roseanne Barr’s controversial, poorly worded tweet about Valerie Jarrett is the gift that keeps on giving — at least for late-night comedians. After the “Roseanne” actress disparaged Jarrett, a former senior advisor to Barack Obama, on social media, ABC took swift action. They canceled the recent revival of Roseanne’s eponymous sitcom. Her agency, ICM, dropped her as a client.
Barr tweeted an apology and also released a statement of apology to Jarrett and the cast and crew of her show.
After the first tweet, Jimmy Kimmel was quick to cut together a new version of “Roseanne” that instead centered around Dan Conner, played by John Goodman.
“The show must go on,” he stated while introducing his proposed version. He went on to joke that ABC — the network his late-night show is on — doesn’t have much else to offer people.
Comedians got even more material to work with when Roseanne blamed her ill-advised tweet on Ambien. Both “The Daily Show” and “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” responded with fake Ambien commercials that jokingly added a “sudden racism” warning to its list of side effects. A fake ad from “The Daily Show” quipped that combining Ambien and social media “may lead to sitcom loss.”
Even Ambien’s manufacturer, Sanofi U.S., released a statement, saying that “racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”
Late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel joked about a selfie Ted Cruz took at a Houston Rockets game. He compared Cruz to grandpa Munster or a blobfish. Kimmel also blamed Cruz for the Houston Rockets losing the game. He also made a joke about Ted Cruz once referring to a basketball hoop as a basketball ring. Other Rocket fans blamed Cruz for the Rockets lose as well creating the hashtag # CruzCurse on twitter.
Ted Cruz is firing back against the late night talk show host by challenging him to a one on one game of basketball. In a tweet sent from Cruz to Kimmel, he challenges the loser to give $5k to a non-political charity of their choice.
Kimmel said that he liked the idea but would only accept if they wore short shorts. Ted countered by saying that nobody wanted to see that and ABC would get fined. Kimmel asked if he could wear a crop top. Ted said he wasn’t interested in what they would be wearing. He was more interested in what game they would play. Would it be to 10, 20, or 50 points? Cruz even suggested that he could get Adam Carolla to provide commentary.
There is no word on rather Kimmel has actually taken him up on the offer yet. It would be a fun game to watch if it aired on ABC, or if it was just a fast game as a segment for his show.
NBC “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon became known for his spot-on impersonations of celebrities when he was a member of the “Saturday Night Live” cast. However, his ability to sing a tune hasn’t gone unnoticed, ever since he’s been hosting “The Tonight Show.” He’s been able to cover many songs with a variety of musicians on his show, as well as pull off performances with his “Tonight Show” band, The Roots.
Fallon and The Roots hooked up recently for a cover of “At This Moment.” The Billy Vera & the Beaters song was originally released back in 1981 and rose up the charts thanks to being used on the hit television show, “Family Ties.” Fans of the older sitcom will remember it as the love song associated with Michael P. Keaton and his girlfriend Ellen Reed. The song hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles and U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary charts in 1987 thanks to its appearance on the show.
For his backstage cover series, Fallon belted out the hit, showing off his singing abilities once again in a YouTube video that checks in at over three minutes in length. The Roots provide a fitting backdrop for the song as they continue to show their impressive abilities to cover a range of musical selections.
The performance was an installment of “Cover Room,” a backstage series for Fallon’s “Tonight Show.” Rolling Stone reported that previous artists that have been covered for the series include Kesha, Bruce Springsteen, and Nathaniel Rateliff. Previously, Fallon has done several popular songs with the artists that originally recorded them using The Roots and classroom instruments to create the background music.
One of the interesting things about David Letterman’s Netflix talk show “And My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” is that it has given the normally private former late night talk show host to discuss his private life and even occasionally his feelings.
Each episode of Letterman’s hour-long show features him talking to a celebrity guest and a recent taping at Netflix’s FYSee exhibition space at Raleigh Studios was a freewheeling discussion with comedian Jerry Seinfeld. The two comedians had known each other for nearly forty years and their level of familiarity led them to discuss their careers and some of the regrets they have about their respective shows.
Letterman admitted that he had probably stayed on broadcast television too long. According to Letterman, when you’re on a show like his “Late Show” CBS talker, it’s easy to get caught up in the process and the success and not realize there’s more to life than the show and how well it’s doing. He went on to say that he had wished he had quit earlier because he feels as if he needs to do something to improve the world, but he’s too old and tired to pursue it now.
Letterman also dismissed claims that he had changed the face of late night television, arguing that many of the crazy comedy bits he did weren’t really innovation but the result of scrambling to stay on the air. He argued that late night talk shows are niche programming a lot of the process involved in putting it together is really nothing more than just filling time. Despite evidence to the contrary, Letterman says that viewers confused his desperation with an attempt to be innovative.
Fans of Roseanne are deeply upset by the news that the sitcom will not be returning to ABC and Hulu. The classic sitcom has been treasured over the years, and the reboot became amazingly popular. However, the show has now been canceled over an offensive tweet from Roseanne Barr.
Outrage Over Tweet Leads to Cancellations
Anger over Roseanne Barr’s recent tweets has spread across the internet. Today, she tweeted about the former aide to President Obama. In her tweet, Roseanne stated that Valerie Jarrett looks like the offspring of the “Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes”. Valerie Jarret is an African-American who was born in Iran. Roseanne soon deleted the offensive tweet and apologized. However, ABC and Hulu have both dropped Roseanne because of her racist remarks. These events have left fans offended and upset.
Brief History of the Show
Roseanne debuted during the late 1980s. The show became wildly successful as it was the only one of its kind. It was the first sitcom to give a gritty and realistic take on small-town family struggles and victories. Many episodes became cult classics. Roseanne created a world we all could live in and remember. The show lasted until 1997. Fans were upset about the way the show originally ended and had high hopes after its reboot. Today, those hopes were dashed.
Roseanne has never shied away from controversial topics. However, Roseanne Barr was considered liberal back then. The sitcom highlighted on touchy issues such as homosexuality and transgender people. Her political ideals are on the opposite side of the spectrum these days.
The Future of Roseanne
ABC issued a statement calling the tweet repugnant and affirmed that the channel does not share the same views as Roseanne. Her future isn’t looking bright after her firing. It’s doubtable that she’ll ever work again. Due to her racist tweets, she has left Twitter altogether. Though the show will not continue, fans will always have the previous seasons to return to.
ABC performed a quick ruling against Roseanne Barr’s offensive tweets on Monday night after Barr tweeted offensive content in regards to Valerie Jarrett’s nationality. Barr atated something to the effect of Jarrett being the by product of a Planet of the Apes character and the Muslim brotherhood.
A couple of hours later ABC President, Channing Dungey cancelled any renewal of Roseanne Barr’s hit television show. Stating that Roseanne’s repeated offensive remarks are not held to the high standards of the ABC broadcasting family. This decision was swift in retribution and kind of surprising actually. Networks are uasually all about the ratings and bottom line, but it is refreshing to see that the network will not tolerate repeated bad behavior. It seems for too long that celebrities have been able to hold sway over public opinion with no real consequences for their actions except disgruntled personal opinions. Barr apparently apologized form the tweet, saying it was all a “bad joke” but it was too little, too late.Roseanne Bar
Honestly, I feel worse for the writers, cast, and crew that were working on the “Roseanne” show. She may not care, but all of those people are out of a job now because she couldn’t be a decent human being and not take the low road. I do not presume to know how Roseanne Barr’s mind works, but you would hope that she would think next time about the livelihood of those around her
Tiffany Haddish has been able to build a career in the movie industry, but people that have not seen her on late night television are really missing out. She is someone that loves to have fun, and every time she appears on a talk show she is going to have some interesting story. People are amazed by her funny stories that she is willing to share so freely. Her stories are quite entertaining.
Tiffany has managed to land a spot on shows like Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen DeGeneres, but one of her funniest appearances may be the time that she appeared on Jimmy Fallon and talked about her a bar mitzvah party that resulted in a death. All of these things are in her book, but the stories are so much funnier when she is there to tell these things in person. Jimmy Fallon has a lot of guests that are doing humorous things, but Tiffany just continues to bring the humor throughout the course of the interview. Jimmy could not hold back the laughter.
Haddish has been able to solidify herself as a person that everyone seems to love to see on the big screen, but she is a joy to watch just at those times when she is being interviewed as well. She had this personality that seems to just make people want to be around her. She doesn’t have to try very hard. Tiffany just has the personality that makes it easy for people to embrace her.
Her new movie is called “Book Club,” and Diane Keaton appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Wednesday night to promote it and let loose during the interview.
According to Yahoo, the actress began praising her co-star Andy Garcia for his part in the film, and Kimmel agreed that Garcia is quite a “dashing man.”
Keaton, 72, decided to reenact the final scene in “Book Club” that involves some steamy flirtation. She tried making out with Kimmel, 50, but he was nervous, blushing and asking the Hollywood legend what the name of his character should be.
Keaton deadpanned that Kimmel was nothing and “just the man.” Of course, Kimmel’s audience was howling. The big, black witch’s hat didn’t make the must-see moment any easier, but she cupped Kimmel’s bearded face in her hands and went for it. Check out the clumsy kiss on YouTube.
The late-night TV talk show host laughed and joked that a dream had come true for Jimmy Kimmel. He also wondered why he couldn’t have played Garcia’s role in the movie.
Diane Keaton says that Garcia was loose and that Kimmel was stiff. Kimmel laughed that he would have to watch the kiss again but in slow motion.
The movie “Book Club” also stars movie legends Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda and Mary Steenburgen. The film takes place in Los Angeles involving the lives of four longtime friends. They begin reading the erotic novel bestseller “50 Shades of Grey,” and their lives become unhinged.
While Hillary Duff might be nice enough to do a Disney Channel promotion if her neighbors ask nicely, she is not one to be crossed. Duff recently took to her social media accounts in order to screed against an unpleasant neighbor, for all her fans to see.
While the star of “Younger” had been in plenty of minor conflicts with her neighbor, Tuesday night saw things finally come to a head, with Duff venting on Instagram. Specifically, she sought advice from any New Yorkers regarding neighbors who constantly smoke cigarettes and other substances that leave a offensive stink lingering in the area. Duff’s posts included descriptions of how the neighbor has never needed to work due to moneyed parents and that he should properly dispose of his trash.
The tipping point was Duff returning home after a 15-hour shift without receiving any sleep the night before. Said sleeplessness was attributed to the neighbor’s raucous behavior. Beyond digitally defacing some of the neighbor’s profile pictures, Duff signed off by quipping that her neighbor lacked anger control; specifically, much of the man’s furniture is broken during, and after, arguments with the neighbor’s partner. Duff expressed worry about the neighbor, specifically that it imperiled her 6-year-old son, and quipped that therapy would be cheaper. Duff advised her neighbor to look into a vaporizer instead of smoking.
When reached for comment, Duff’s neighbor Addison rebuked any allegations of smoking marijuana and mentioned that he was looking into litigation. He went on to mention that Duff’s fans have unified in a campaign of hate mail and threats so prodigious that he has considered looked into contracting at least one bodyguard. Addison concluded his statements by claiming that he hailed from a very private German family and that said family was hiring one or more lawyers.