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Roseanne Barr Relives National Anthem Controversy on 'The Rosie Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 13th 2011 12:15AM
Roseanne Barr, 'The Rosie Show'Recently, Roseanne Barr found redemption of sorts when she sang the national anthem on her reality show, 'Roseanne's Nuts.' She talked about that experience, and her infamous 1990 rendition, which spurred a national controversy, on 'The Rosie Show' (Weeknights, 7PM ET on OWN).

Barr took us inside her mind doing those short moments that caused such a stir. "Well they started booing about three notes into it," she said. "You can't walk off the field when you're in the middle of the national anthem, so I knew I had to finish it. So I tried to make it funny."

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Lifetime Cancels 'Roseanne's Nuts'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 22nd 2011 6:00AM
Roseanne BarrBad news for Presidential wannabe Roseanne Barr and the macadamia nut industry: Lifetime has apparently cancelled 'Roseanne's Nuts' after one season.

Barr took to Twitter to announce the news and thank fans: "Roseanne's Nuts has been cancelled. thanks everyone for watching!" ... "glad you guys loved #roseannesnuts-@Lifetimetv decided not to renew it."

The reality show followed Barr as she tended her 40-acre macadamia nut farm in Hawaii. It launched in July, initially airing Wednesdays nights, but never caught fire in the ratings and was moved to the Death Slot Friday nights. The final episode aired last week.

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Roseanne Can't Make It Through One Exercise Session on 'Roseanne's Nuts' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 12th 2011 12:55AM
'Roseanne's Nuts'Fans know that Roseanne Barr has been struggling with her weight since she became a star -- and even before that -- but now she's under doctor's orders to do something about it on 'Roseanne's Nuts' (Fri., 10PM ET on Lifetime). However, exercise and Roseanne have never gone well together.

"I hate the fact that I'm supposed to act like I like it," Roseanne told her smiling trainer. "That's not gonna work for me. It feels like s***. I can't lie through it."

And then, she decided she'd quite simply had enough and walked inside declaring that she was done and the trainer needed to be fired. As Roseanne pulled off and drove away, the trainer rounded the building and asked, "Is she coming back?"

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Roseanne Struggles With a Speech on 'Roseanne's Nuts' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 25th 2011 5:30PM
Roseanne and boyfriend Johnny Argent on 'Roseanne's Nuts'Roseanne Barr's story is one that might inspire young girls like the ones she was charged with speaking to on Wednesday's episode of 'Roseanne's Nuts' (Wednesdays, 9PM on Lifetime). But according to her boyfriend Johnny Argent, the first draft of that story probably looks pretty ugly.

Argent tried to help Roseanne with the speech, but she resisted him much of the way. "I'm giving a speech tonight to girls, and who better to help me write that speech than a 62-year-old cranky curmudgeon such as John Argent," she said.

Argent wondered how Roseanne fought her way to the top in show business with such poor writing skills. "Sometimes when I look over Roseanne's early drafts of her writing I think, how could somebody that smart come up with this?" he said. "I'm learning disabled, for sure, replied Roseanne. "But you know, that's why I'm smart."

Despite her cursing him out and a technical snafu that threatened a meltdown, their arguments actually seemed kind of sweet, in a curmudgeonly sort of way.

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Roseanne Barr Announces She's Running for President (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 5th 2011 5:19AM
Roseanne Barr, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'Roseanne Barr chose 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) to make her big announcement for one reason. "I decided since you're the one who got Arnold Schwarzenegger elected as governor of California, I wanted to make my announcement here on your show," she told Jay Leno.

Then she turned to the crowd. "My announcement is that I am running for president of the United States," and then she added, "I'm totally serious."

She said that Sarah Palin running for President is what made her think she could do it, but Leno was quick to remind her that Palin hasn't officially put her hat in the ring yet.

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Resident Hippie Greg Cipes Drives Roseanne's Family Crazy on 'Roseanne's Nuts' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 4th 2011 6:24AM
'Roseanne's Nuts'Greg Cipes is an actor, voice actor, and musician, but right now he's living in a tent in Roseanne Barr's yard on 'Roseanne's Nuts' (Wed., 9PM ET on Lifetime). While Barr seems to be mostly amused by his antics and out-there personality, the same can't be said for her son, Jake, and domestic partner, Johnny.

"Greg represents everything I hate about people," Jake said.

The two couldn't even describe him properly, instead stating that you have to see him for yourselves to understand him.

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Roseanne Barr Learns How to Surf on 'Roseanne's Nuts' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 28th 2011 4:16AM
'Roseanne's Nuts'Roseanne Barr decided to embrace a bit more of the lifestyle of Hawaii on 'Roseanne's Nuts' (Wed., 9PM ET on Lifetime). So she embarked on a new adventure, learning how to surf.

"What do you think of that, being old and surfing?" the 58-year old asked some of the guys who were there to help. When they told her "old" was all in her head, she retorted, "No, it's in my body, too. Trust me."

She learned a few basic moves and then she was ready to get into the water, but not before taking delight at her friend Greg's swim attire. "Look at your underwear," she laughed.

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Roseanne Sings the National Anthem, in Tune, at a Little League Game (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 21st 2011 8:45AM
'Roseanne's Nuts'Anyone who was alive in 1990 remembers when Roseanne Barr sang 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at a Major League Baseball game. The rendition was horrible, she was out of tune, and then she wrapped by spitting and grabbing her crotch.

So it was with some nervousness that we watched her agree to tackle it again on 'Roseanne's Nuts' (Wed., 9PM ET on Lifetime).

What happened, though, turned out to be a genuine suprise. Granted, this was for a Little League softball game, so we knew she would be on her best behavior, but we didn't expect her to be on-key.

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John Goodman Dishes on 'Damages' and 'Monsters, Inc' Sequel on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 20th 2011 6:15PM
John Goodman on 'The View'John Goodman covered a good portion of his career, past, present, and future in his interview on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) Wednesday. He talked about his current role on 'Damages,' whether Roseanne Barr would make a good president, 'The Big Lebowski,' and a 'Monsters, Inc.' sequel.

Sherri Shepherd said 'Damages' creators wanted him for the role of Howard T. Erickson, CEO of a military contractor, because he was both "cuddly" and "fierce." She asked if he agreed with that assessment, and Goodman laughed. "Like one of those imported Chinese pandas stuffed with cotton and auto parts and drain cleaner," he said.

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Roseanne Would Welcome a 'Roseanne' Reunion (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 20th 2011 5:45PM
Roseanne Barr would love a 'Roseanne' reunionRoseanne Barr was reunited with her former 'Roseanne' co-star Sarah Gilbert Wednesday on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS). But she'd like to go even further and get everyone from the show back together. Julie Chen brought up the topic, asking Barr if she'd ever consider a reunion, and she replied with an enthusiastic "of course."

Barr said she misses the show's audience, writing jokes, and most of all, the people. "Well, I just miss all the fun we had," said Barr, addressing Gilbert. "The first year was a harsh year, but after that -- and that's all anybody ever talks about, too -- but after that, it was just a blast, all the time, with the crew, the writers, the producers. We just had a blast."

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An Early Target of Rupert Murdoch, Roseanne Barr is Enjoying His Downfall (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 20th 2011 4:55AM
Roseanne Barr, 'Chelsea Lately'Roseanne Barr is doing much better now, thank you very much. She told Chelsea Handler on 'Chelsea Lately' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on E!) that when she first got famous, "I kind of lost my mind. You know, like Charlie Sheen."

One of the things that helped push her mental state toward unhealthy was constant media interference. It may not have been as intense or immediate as what we see celebrities put up with today, but it was pretty intrusive nonetheless.

"I'm so happy to see Rupert Murdoch's stuff crumbling," Barr said. "When he came to our country, I was one of his first targets. He tapped my phones and people went through my garbage, and all that kind of stuff does kind of drive you crazy."

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Roseanne Barr Goes to a Healer for Her Temper Issues on 'Roseanne's Nuts' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 14th 2011 3:42AM
Roseanne Barr, 'Roseanne's Nuts''Roseanne's Nuts' (Wed., 9PM ET on Lifetime) is a doubly appropriate title for Roseanne Barr's new reality show. It chronicles her experiences trying to run a 2,000-acre macadamia nut farm in Hawaii, but it's also showing her true self, warts and all.

At one point, after going into a verbal tirade against some trees she was trying to knock down, Roseanne said to her boyfriend Johnny Argent, "Not being able to control your temper is kind of a curse. It has gotten me in a lot of trouble and ruined a lot of good things in my life."

Barr's temper on the set of 'Roseanne' is the stuff of Hollywood legend, so she decided to take her problem to a local healer, who promised to burp out Barr's "stuck energy."

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Roseanne on 'Roseanne' and George Clooney's Impression of Her Then (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 13th 2011 3:29AM
Roseanne Barr, 'Late Show with David Letterman'Roseanne Barr has admitted she was difficult to work with on the set of 'Roseanne,' but she was also right about its potential as a hit show. She talked to David Letterman on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:37PM ET on CBS) about the "hit list" she compiled of naysayers who didn't believe in the show early in its run.

Barr said of the list, "When this show goes to number one, these are the people who's a**** are gonna be canned." She was proven correct right away as the first season wrapped at number two, and the show hit number one in its second year. As for the people on her list?

"The show went to number one and a year later they were all gone and it was just fantastic!" she said.

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'Saturday Night Live' Doesn't Think Gabourey Sidibe Is Too Fat

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 1st 2010 8:02PM
Gabourey SidibeIt's interesting that in E! Online's announcement about 'Precious' star Gabourey Sidibe being asked to host an upcoming episode of 'Saturday Night Live,' their writer referenced a couple of disrespectful quotes Howard Stern had made about Sidibe in early March. Stern makes a living by saying things that push the envelope of good taste, but these words seem to have resonated a bit more than usual.

"There's the most enormous, fat black chick I've ever seen," he said. "She is enormous. Everyone's pretending she's a part of show business and she's never going to be in another movie." He even took on Oprah Winfrey, who's certainly no stranger to weight struggles or lasting success. "Oprah's another liar, a filthy liar. She's telling an enormous woman the size of a planet that she's going to have a career."

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TV's Top Tots: The Most Anticipated TV Babies

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 3rd 2010 3:00PM
Jim and Pam's baby on The OfficeThey're anticipated, but sometimes dreaded. They can be just what a show needs, or a ratings killer. They can unite or divide audiences. What has this much power in television? TV babies.

Jim and Pam on 'The Office' are just the latest fictional couple to welcome a baby into their wacky fold in tonight's special one-hour episode (9PM ET, NBC). To commemorate the occasion, we're taking a walk around the virtual nursery, looking back at some of TV's most anticipated -- for both good and bad reasons -- babies.

Did your favorite TV baby make the list? Check after the jump.

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