Tuesday October 23, 2018

Archive for the ‘Obvious’ Category

John Goodman: The Show Has A ‘Hollow Center’ Without Roseanne

John Goodman said he misses his friend “Rosie real bad” despite being happy to return in “The Conners.” “It felt great to be back, but there’s a hollow center. I miss Rosie real bad,” said Goodman. “I know for a fact that she’s not a racist,” he said, going on to imply that ABC should not have canceled her show so suddenly. “I’ll put it this way, I was surprised at (their) response.”  More…

Miss America Pageant war against Gretchen Carlson gets ugly

The behind-the-scenes war at Miss America continues to heat up. Page Six has learned that a former board member is trying to set up a legal fund to oust the pageant’s top executives Gretchen Carlson and Regina Hopper. And there’s buzz that at least one state pageant may not send its winner to Miss America next year.  More…

Roseanne Barr tweets after ‘The Conners’ premiere: ‘I ain’t dead, bitches!!!!’

Roseanne Conner may have been killed off — but Roseanne Barr isn’t going to play dead. “I AIN’T DEAD, BITCHES!!!!” she tweeted an hour and a half after the episode, in which Barr’s character, which she had played since the 1980s, was killed off via an accidental opioid overdose.  More…

‘The Conners’ Review: ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff Just A Standard Sitcom Now

Like Two and a Half Men without Charlie Sheen or The Who without madman drummer Keith Moon, what The Conners noticably lacks most of all is a bit of the crazy. Without the rightly so disgraced Barr providing that frenzied tension that orbits everything she’s ever done, the spinoff stays pretty much in the middle of the road.  More…

ABC fears The Conners will flop without Roseanne Barr

Top ABC brass may have acted too swiftly by pulling the plug on Roseanne – and they now fear the show’s replacement spin-off will flop without its star. ‘We didn’t think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn’t have rushed to fire her.’  More…

Cruel Dunkin’ Donuts worker dumps water on sleeping man

A worker at an upstate New York Dunkin’ Donuts poured a pitcher of water on a customer sleeping inside the store — and then laughed at the soaking wet man as he gathered his belongings, video shows.  More…

Ex-boyfriend filed restraining order against third Kavanaugh accuser

Julie Swetnick, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a friend of attending house parties where women — including herself — were sexually assaulted, had a restraining order filed against her years later in Miami by her former boyfriend.  More…

Eight big problems for Christine Blasey Ford’s story

Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh are serious. She is accusing him of violent attempted rape. But her story is also growing less believable by the day. Here are eight reasons why it’s hardly “anti-woman” for senators to question her account at Thursday’s hearing.  More…

Julie Chen steps away from CBS’s ‘The Talk’ after Les Moonves fiasco

Julie Chen announced Monday she’s taking some time off from CBS’ “The Talk,” a day after her husband, Les Moonves, resigned as chairman of the network amid a fresh wave of sexual misconduct allegations. “I am taking a few days off from The Talk to be with my family,” Chen said in a statement to Deadline.com.  More…

Drag Queen Story Hour sparks protests in conservative towns

A writer in San Francisco named Michelle Tea got the idea for “Drag Queen Story Hour”: men in full drag reading children’s books to kids aimed at providing “positive and unabashedly queer role models.” Drag Queen Story Hours have been held at libraries or book stores in big cities across the country. In some smaller communities, however, the programs have sparked protests from conservative and religious groups.  More…

CNN pulls Asia Argento episodes of ‘Parts Unknown’ after sex assault allegations

CNN is pulling all episodes of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” featuring Asia Argento, following allegations that the Italian actress and activist sexually assaulted an underage former co-star.  More…

A call to boycott In-N-Out meets its own resistance

The head of the California Democratic Party called for a boycott of the famed In-N-Out burger chain after a public filing revealed that the company had recently donated $25,000 to the state’s Republican Party. This is despite the restaurant chain gave at least $80,000 this election cycle to Californians for Jobs and a Strong Economy, a committee focused on electing business-friendly Democrats to the state Legislature.   More…

Penn lawyer who defended immigrants could face her own deportation

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2015, Esperanza Franco headed south to the border, where she worked defending immigrants who faced deportation. Now she’s the one who might get kicked out of the country.  More…

Miss America winner Cara Mund slams pageant bosses including Gretchen Carlson

Miss America Cara Mund had some ugly things to say about her top handlers Friday, including that they bullied and muzzled her — and didn’t even let her wear pink.  More…

Prosecutors consider charges for teen who pushed friend off bridge in Washington

Police say they’ve finished an investigation into an incident in which a 16-year-old girl was hurt when she was pushed off a bridge and fell 60 feet into water in Washington state. The sheriff’s office identified the suspect as 18-year-old Taylor Smith and said she’s cooperating with investigators.  More…