Archive for the ‘Roseanne Barr’
Roseanne Disses Brangelina and Jon Voight • 08.19.08
Comic Roseanne Barr unleashed a storm on her blog against Yonkers born Jon Voight and his estranged daughter Angelina Jolie.
As you recall, Jon Voight wrote a harsh critique of Barack Obama, saying the country would move in a socialist direction if he got elected. Well, Roseanne fired back on her blog:
“Jon Voight is a frightened little girl in a pink ballet tutu, who acts like Obama just wandered in from the rain forest with a bone thru his nose and a communist pamphlet in his loincloth,” she said.
Ok, that was pretty funny.
But then, Roseanne goes after Angelina Jolie, a former Sneden’s Landing resident.
“Your evil spawn Angelina Jolie and her vacuous hubby Brad Pitt make about $40 million a year in violent, psychopathic movies and give away three of it to starving children, trying to look as if they give a crap about humanity as they spit out more dunces that will consume more than their fair share and wreck the earth even more,” she said.
Oh heyyyel naw. Don’t make me do my ghetto girl finger snapping at you Roseanne. Or cuss you out in Hindi/Farsi/Arabic.
(Roseanne Barr: AP Photo)
(Jon Voight: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)
(Angelina Jolie: AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Lessons on Lubing from Barbara Walters • 10.18.07
In Rosie O’Donnell’s increasingly erratic publicity tour for her new book, “Celebrity Detox,” she decided to join Roseanne Barr on stage at a comedy club recently. When she took the stage, the South Nyack resident began with a bombshell: “When I was fired by Barbara Walters …”
No mention of leaving early or departing by mutual consent. The big O went on to rip into her former mentor, even going so far as to say that Walters recommended the use of Astroglide spermicidal jelly.
She later backed off Babwa and even tried to get in a nice word about her former colleague — “But she paved the way for women. She interviewed Presidents … ” — at which point Barr jumped in: “Like Abraham Lincoln!”
“Barbara Walters Fired Me From the View” [Daily News]
(Rosie at the opening reception for her art exhibition “Solace” at The Gallery at New World Stages on Oct. 9: AP Photo/Gary He)
The following are some names being thrown around to fill RosieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s “moderator” role on the 10-year-old daytime chat show. Will the producers go for someone a bit more mellow or will they go for another firebrand who will bring in controversy and viewers? WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll find out soon. In the meantime, letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s judge the potentials based on various Rosie-related attributes.
Buzz Potential (will she get people to talk about her): 6.Three words: Star Spangled Banner. That was something! But then again, it was 17 years ago. When was the last time we talked about her?
Bight (willing to take on feuds; has “edge”): 7. Her classic feud with Tom Arnold indicates she’s not afraid to use the media to try to make men cry. But then, Arnold is such an easy target. Will she go after big dogs like Donald Trump and Bill OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Reilly? Also, earlier this year, she caused a stir when she said politically active gay and lesbian people never talk about anything that’s “not about them…some people say being gay and lesbian is a totally narcissistic thing, and sometimes I wonder.” She later apologized and said she didn’t mean it.
Popularity (do people know her? love her?): 7. She is one of the most popular television actresses of all time, singlehandedly redefining what it means to be a sitcom star. But that didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t help her syndicated talk-show, which tanked in 2000.
Political Savvy (can she talk intelligently about matters of importanceÃ¢â‚¬â€œyou know, like co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck does): 8. Comfortable mixing it up with uber-political bully Bill Maher on his 100-miles-an-hour, take-no-prisoner HBO late night political chat show, Real Time.
Experience (does she know how to lead a show?): 5. As stated aboveÃ¢â‚¬â€remember The Roseanne Show? No neither do we.
Buzz Potential: 6. No major controversies in her past (unless you take into account then boyfriend Ted Danson’s black face performance at her roast), but she is certainly willing to give her opinion, as witnessed by her frequent guest-hosting stints on The View.
Bight: 8. On one such guest-hosting appearance she told Joy to let her finish when the red-head interrupted something she was saying. When her radio show debuted last year, it was subject to multiple prank calls from fans of two satellite radio shock jocks (Opie and Anthony). Goldberg invited the duo onto her show and they had a surprisingly good-natured discussion.
Popularity: 6. O’Donnell has stated she would like to see Goldberg take over for herÃ¢â‚¬â€œbut then, I’m not sure how much sway her word has right now with ABC.
Political savvy: 8. Can speak intelligently about national affairs. An avowed critic of the President.
Experience: 8. Apparently she hosts a radio show…and apparently people listen to it. Also, her hosting gigs at the various Comic Relief events since 1990, means she knows how to handle crazy zoos with comics like Robin Williams. Also, not that it has anything to do with hosting The View, but the lady has won an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy, and a Tony. Can you beat that, Barbara?
Buzz Potential: 9. The acerbic comedian/singer/actress would be a real coup for the show…but is she interested in the gig?
Bight: 6. Sure, she’s “tough,” but not quite as hard-edged as some of the other contenders. Her tearful send off to Johnny Carson turned her into sentimental heavyweight, not a brawler.
Popularity: 8. She’s succeeding Celine Dion as the headliner at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas, which certainly sounds like a big deal.
Political savvy: 5. Not known as a politically astute diva, ala Barbra Streisand.
Experience: 4. Used to chanting crowds, but never hosted a TV show (though she has sat on plenty of TV couches over the years).