Roseanne Barr Says She “Begged” Them Not To Cancel Her Show

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In the latest surrounding ABC’s decision to cancel ‘Roseanne’, star of the show Roseanne Barr has now gone on to reveal that she begged Disney-ABC Television Group President, Ben Sherwood, to not move forward with the cancelation of her series. Barr would express that she decided to take action in hopes to save people’s jobs who were affected from the show being pulled after a reported racist tweet. As we all would find out, ABC would decide to cancel the series anyway. It is also noted by other reports that fortunately Barr’s castmates on the show will still receive compensation for some several expected new episodes, but it does appear that the same can’t be said about those on the crew who help produce the series.

Anyway, we’ve reached out to ABC to ask about Barr’s claims of having had this alleged conversation with Sherwood, in which she claims he asked her what she was thinking of, and she said she did not realize Jarrett is not white because “she looks like my family.” And, Barr claims, Sherwood told her what she did was unforgivable, as she begged for the sake of her crew’s jobs. Her tweets on that subject end with her wondering if she will ever recover from this situation which, to recap, started with her posting another racist tweet. “They won’t stop till I die, I fear ­– pray for me!” she tweeted to her followers. In an afternoon of self pitying tweets, Barr today also said it had been a “joyous experience” to work on the Roseanne show again but “not the right time,” and that “going out on top is good!”

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Jimmy Kimmel Proposes ‘Dan’ Should Get His Own Show

One voice that might be interesting to hear discuss the Roseanne Barr scandal could very well be Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel who serves as the host of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ has been on the same network of Barr’s show for years. Last night, Kimmel would go on to directly address his company’s decision to cancel Barr’s series yesterday. In his opening monologue, the late-night host would go on to down Barr’s tweet and would end up proposing that ABC should give Dan Conner (Roseanne’s husband) his own series as a Roseanne replacement.

Check it out below.

Mike Epps Announces First Ever London Performance

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Mike Epps is about to make a trip to the UK for his first ever comedy show in London. It has been announced that on Sept. 26, Epps will take to the stage at Hackney Empire in front of a London crowd. From the looks of things, Epps’s next few months will be busy as it has also been announced that he has begun filming new Amazon film, ‘Troupe Zero’ in New Orleans. Check out what the UK outlet ‘Chortle’ has to say about Epps’s first comedy show their way.

American comic and rapper Mike Epps has announced his London debut. He may be best known for playing Day-Day Jones in Next Friday and its sequel, Friday After Next, wile other credits include playing Black Doug in The Hangover and Wade in the Resident Evil movies. He began his comedy career with Def Comedy Jam tour in 1995 and starred in two of HBO’s Def Comedy Jam broadcasts. His 2015 tour Don’t Take it Personal is available on Netflix.

Tickets to the Mike’s London show are available, here.

Ken Jeong Rescues Woman During His Comedy Show

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Ken Jeong would work a double-shift over the weekend when a woman at his comedy show in Phoenix suffered a seizure. For some, it isn’t known that Jeong has an actual medical background. According to TMZ, Jeong, who obtained an M.D. in the 90’s, leaped from the comedy stage anded provided aid to the woman. Go Ken!

Ken was doing a comedy set at Stand Up Live Saturday night in Phoenix, where a lady began seizing in the third row toward the beginning of the show. Eyewitnesses tell us Ken appeared to think it was a heckler, but the audience quickly made it clear she needed help. As soon as he realized what was happening, we’re told Ken hopped off the stage and rushed to the woman’s aid. Sources say he cleared the area and attended to her while paramedics arrived. An audience member who was also an EMT assisted as well. Oh, and in case you didn’t know … Ken actually obtained his M.D. back in the ’90s. So, he’s legit.Ken stayed with the woman until an ambulance arrived — we’re told at some point she regained consciousness while under his care and was brought back to her feet.

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Atlanta FX’s Zazie Beetz Reveals She’s Actually Half-German

On a previous episode of Atlanta FX, fans may have noticed how fluent actress Zazie Beetz was in speaking German. On last night’s episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers, the Atlanta star would share that she actually was born in Germany. Beetz would further reveal that she still occasionally travels to Germany to visit her father’s side of the family. Did you know this?

Trevor Noah Recruits Lupita Nyong’o To Star In Movie Based On His Book, Born A Crime

Trevor Noah’s life is headed to the big screen with Lupita Nyong’o attached to star in the film. A few year’s ago, Noah shot to the top of the New York Best Seller’s List with his book, Born A Crime. Today it was revealed that Nyongo’o will play Noah’s mother in a film based on the best selling book. Noah is on board to produce the project.

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, currently starring as Nakia in Disney/Marvel’s record-smashing, watershed hit Black Panther, has signed on to star in Born a Crime, the film adaptation of The Daily Show host Trevor Noah’s bestselling debut autobiography Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Nyong’o will play Noah’s mom, Patricia, who served as an important figure to her son in his formative years. She was shot in the head by his stepfather while returning from a church service in 2009, but survived. Noah is producing the project through his Ark Angel Productions alongside Norman Aladjem, Derek Van Pelt and Sanaz Yamin of Mainstay Entertainment, and Nyong’o.

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Kathy Griffin Fears She Would Be Shot During A Comedy Tour In The U.S.

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In a recent conversation with Politico, Kathy Griffin reflected on her clash with Donald Trump over a controversial picture from earlier this year. Griffin’s career came to a stretching halt when the picture became a viral topic. For those unaware, Griffin took a picture of herself carrying a fake bloody-head of Trump. Since then, Griffin has figured out different ways to keep her career going after the backlash. She would go on to share that she would love to begin touring in the U.S. again but fears she would be shot.

While she has been shunned at home — even Chelsea Clinton joined in the chorus of people claiming to be horrified by a photo they said crossed a line — she has found a welcoming audience abroad. “They were thrilled to have someone come over and make fun of Trump,” said Griffin, who just completed a 15-country world tour. “I wish I could tour in the U.S. without getting shot — I know I can’t. I was in the middle of a 50-city tour when the tweet happened. It was canceled in 24 hours.” Griffin, sounding upbeat, said she’s soldiering on. “My answer is to keep producing funny stuff,” she said. “My YouTube is lit. I really do have a real story to tell. In my live act, I talk about the interrogation with the feds and how everybody turned on me on every platform. I still can’t tweet a picture of my new puppies without getting all hateful responses in broken English.”

Get Ready To See Lil Rel, Nicole Richie And More On James Corden’s ‘Drop The Mic’

On October 24th, James Corden will premiere his new series ‘Drop The Mic’ over at TBS. The project focuses around different celebrities being able to freestyle-rap. Method Man and model Hailey Baldwin will host the series. Thanks to a newly released trailer, we get to see what stars will have their chance on the mic. Vanessa Hudgens, Lil Rel, James Van Der Beek, and Nicole Richie will be some of the familiar faces on the show. Watch the trailer.

Netflix Wins Again: David Letterman To Return With Netflix Show

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Netlfix has clearly made the statement, they want to be your stop for premium comedy content. This year they have brought us comedy specials from those we thought were retired and now they have a show from David Letterman. It’s been two years since we’ve all seen Letterman in action but that will change next year. Same Dave but with more time with guest.

Beloved late-night host-turned-beard enthusiast David Letterman will make his return to TV for a new talk show on Netflix, Variety reports. The show’s first season will consist of six hour-long episodes that will give the former Late Show star a chance to do in-depth, longform interviews as well as “in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor,” according to a press release. Filming is expected to begin this fall with a premiere date slated for 2018.

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