David Bauder Associated Press Published 10:57 p.m. UTC May 30, 2018 New York – In the time it took to compose a 53-character tweet, Roseanne Barr went from a hero that ABC was banking upon to unemployed. The network canceled its hit reboot of “Roseanne” Tuesday after Barr’s racist tweet that referred to Valerie Jarrett, an adviser to former President Barack Obama, as a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and the “Planet of the Apes.” Her agent dropped her, and other services pulled “Roseanne” reruns. The swift developments rendered President Donald Trump at least temporarily mum. Trump, who reveled in the success of “Roseanne” after Barr’s character in the show came out as a supporter of his presidency, made no mention of the firing in a campaign-style rally in Tennessee on Tuesday evening. “We have a lot bigger things going on in the country right now, certainly, that the president is spending his time … [Read more...] about In the time it takes to tweet, Roseanne Barr loses job
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By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer Updated 8:32 am, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Now Playing: ABC has canceled 'Roseanne' following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. (May 29) Media: Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — In the time it took to compose a 53-character tweet, Roseanne Barr went from a hero that ABC was banking upon to unemployed. The network canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" Tuesday after Barr's racist tweet that referred to Valerie Jarrett, an adviser to former President Barack Obama, as a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes." Her agent dropped her, and other services pulled "Roseanne" reruns. The swift developments rendered President Donald Trump at least temporarily mum. Trump, who reveled in the success of "Roseanne" after Barr's character in the show came out as a supporter of his presidency, made no mention of the firing in a campaign-style rally in Tennessee on Tuesday … [Read more...] about In the time it takes to tweet, Roseanne Barr loses her job
"The Boys In The Band" was a 1970 movie based on a no-holds-barred play about gay life in a difficult time. Now "The Boys" are back, on Broadway this time, and not a moment too soon, says the playwright -- who talks with Erin Moriarty of "48 Hours": You've heard the phrase "Good things come to those who wait"? Well, Mart Crowley has waited half a century for this – his play, "The Boys in the Band," promoted on the marquee of Broadway's Booth Theatre. He described to Moriarty his experience of seeing it for the first time: "It was one day when it was pouring rain, and I didn't care. It was just so great. I was getting soaking wet and I was standing outside, looking at it with disbelief." Fifty-one years after writing "The Boys in the Band," Crowley's play has finally made it to Broadway with a star-studded cast. None of this seemed remotely possible back in 1967 when Crowley was a Hollywood screenwriter with lots of celebrity pals, but few prospects. "I had … [Read more...] about Playwright Mart Crowley on the revolutionary “The Boys in the Band”
Defense Secretary James Mattis told Congress Thursday that he couldn't talk about military plans for retaliation against Syria because an attack "is not yet in the offing." While Mattis said that he believes Syrians used chemicals in an attack on Douma last Saturday, chemical weapons inspectors have not yet had access to the site. "I believe there was a chemical attack. We're looking for the actual evidence," Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee at a hearing Thursday. "The OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) is the organization for the chemical weapons convention -- we're trying to get those inspectors in probably within the week. You know the challenges we face where Russia has six times in the U.N. rejected and made certain that we could not get investigators in." The OPCW said Thursday it will be on the ground investigating the suspected chemical attack beginning Saturday. But Mattis added that even if the investigative team is allowed … [Read more...] about Defense Secretary James Mattis says attack on Syria “is not yet in the offing”
What kind of gas was used in the latest attack in Syria? It appears that dozens of Syrian civilians were killed on Saturday in an attack using chemical weapons. Initial reports from the humanitarian group known as the White Helmets and Syrian American Medical Society indicated that chlorine gas might have been the agent used. The attack occurred in the city of Douma, which had been a rebel stronghold in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria's capital. In a series of Sunday morning tweets, President Trump indicated that the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad, as well as its Russian and Iranian allies, was responsible for the attack, and that they would pay a "big price" for using chemical munitions. "Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria," Mr. Trump tweeted. "Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal … [Read more...] about Does it matter what kind of gas was used in the latest Syria attack?