It seems so long ago at this point, but Roseanne Barr did run for President of the United States in 2012 and apparently, somebody filmed a documentary about her campaign. THR reports today that longtime Michael Moore collaborator Eric Weinrib made a documentary called Roseanne for President!, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at Barr's campaign. A year and a half after the election, the movie is currently in post-production and is expected to be finished sometime this year.
Roseanne for President! "followed Barr's gonzo campaign from its inception and gained access to her home, friends and family … [and] aims to illuminate how the system works by highlighting [...]
Failed 2012 presidential candidate Roseanne Barr will be appearing in one of the final episodes of The Office's nine-season run, according to Entertainment Weekly. Barr also recently shot an episode of Portlandia and kicked off a Las Vegas residency with her stand-up act. Last year, she starred in a pilot called Downwardly Mobile, in which she reunited with John Goodman to play a couple living in a trailer park, but NBC opted to not pick up the show. In her episode of The Office, Barr will play a talent agent by the name of Carla Fern who helps Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) to realize his show business dream. Could [...]
I always wonder two things when I hear about an upcoming Comedy Central roast: how mean will it be, and is the roastee really on board for it? As Joan Rivers said in A Piece of Work, "They keep telling you it’s an honor. I'm telling you that if I had invested wisely, I wouldn’t be doing this." The upcoming roast of Roseanne Barr is no different. Is Roseanne really into the idea and thinks it'll be fun, or is this just a cash grab to keep her nut farm afloat? It's hard to say, although the second question got a little complicated with the announcement that [...]
Jeff Goldblum has joined the increasingly fantastic cast of Sarah Silverman's NBC pilot as Silverman's character's ex-boyfriend, whom she probably broke up with because she was sick of hearing his thoughts on how chaos theory means that all her plans will end in dinosaur attacks.
The Jimmy Fallon-produced NBC pilot DILFs by Charlie Grandy has secured a lead in Jesse Bradford, who'll play "a handsome recently divorced lawyer who is confident in everything except parenting his 9-month-old son." Don't you kind of wish this was a laugh-track, family-friendly mid-2000s CBS show so there would be a voice-over going, "Depositions he can handle. But diapers? No way!" [...]
Maria Bamford has a great bit about how she wants to have a TV sitcom someday called Me, My Mom, and a Monster, in which she, her mother, and a friendly but disgusting monster all live in the same house, where one can presume wackiness would ensue. Had Bamford been an up-and-coming comic in the late ‘80s or early ‘90s (which she wouldn’t have been, because she would not have gotten any club dates in that culture of jokes about airplanes and the myriad difference between New York and Los Angeles), she might have actually gotten the greenlight, and Me, My Mom, and a Monster would have wound up [...]