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Posted Tuesday 5/29/18 at 12:43PM EDT
Wanda Sykes quits Roseanne after Roseanne Barr's racist tweet
Sykes, a consulting producer on the ABC revival, tweeted "I will not be returning to @RoseanneOnABC" hours after Roseanne Barr apologized for a tweet in which she called former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett a child of Muslim Brotherhood and the movie Planet of the Apes. Barr later apologized, calling the tweet a "bad joke" and vowing to leave Twitter. Barr's tweet prompted some viewers to demand ABC take action. Meanwhile, celebrities like Tom Arnold and Rosie O'Donnell slammed the tweet. Sykes is the second high-profile writer/producer to exit the Roseanne revival following Whitney Cummings' exit 10 days ago.
- Modern Family executive producer Danny Zuker: "I wrote on the original 'Roseanne' where we used to denounce nativism, racism & homophobia. Nauseating to see what she's become. Looking forward to continue not watching this show."
- Father of Fresh Off the Boat star Hudson Yang points out Barr has compared a black Obama administration official to an ape before
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
Meghan Markle's ex-husband reportedly scraps plans for a Fox comedy inspired by their lives
Source: The Daily Beast
Heathers and Snowfall executive producer Trevor Engelson, who was married to Markle from 2011 to 2013, teamed with Modern Family executive producer Danny Zuker last September to develop a Fox single-camera comedy about a divorced father who shares custody of his kids with his ex-wife, who is married to a prince. According to The Sun, Markle persuaded her ex to hold off on the "embarrassing" show. ALSO: Elton John will perform at the royal wedding.