Roseanne broke down
Even though we’ve heard a lot from Roseanne Barr since she tweeted that racist garbage about former Barack Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett last month, it was all on social media. But on Saturday, the actress-comedian was interviewed for the first time since it all went down and Roseanne got emotional when asked about the tweet that led to the cancellation of her hit show, Roseanne.
“I didn’t mean what they think I meant, and that’s what’s so painful,” Barr said to Rabbi Shmuley on his podcast. “But I have to face that this hurt people — and when you hurt people, even unwittingly, there’s no excuse, so I don’t want to blabber off on excuses. I apologize to anyone who thought or felt offended and thought that I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean to my own ignorance.”
She added: “I definitely feel remorse,” then broke down in tears.
“I’m a lot of things,” Roseanne continued. “I’m a loudmouth and all that stuff, but I’m not stupid, for God’s sake, and I never would have wittingly called any black person … say they are a monkey. I never would do that! And I didn’t do that. And if people think that I did that, it just kills me. I didn’t do that, although they think I did. And if they do think that I am so sorry that I — ya know — it was so unclear and stupid. I’m very sorry but I don’t think that, I never would do that.”
She again used the Ambien defence but clarified that “that’s no excuse.”
Roseanne said, “I horribly regret it. I lost everything,” and later added that while she doesn’t “agree with [Jarrett’s] policies,” she wanted it known once more that she “thought she was white. I did not know she was a black woman.”
We believe her. There’s a first time for everything. It’s not like the comedian has ever gotten in trouble before for comparing a black woman to an ape.
The interview comes a few days after ABC announced that a Roseanne spinoff called The Conners starring the original cast would premiere in the fall — without Barr.
Suri Cruise set up a lemonade stand at NYC’s pride parade
How sweet — and sour — it is. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise‘s daughter, Suri, spent Sunday doing what lots of kids do: manning a lemonade stand. But Suri took it to another level by selling her drinks at New York City’s Gay Pride parade.
“[Suri] had a little stand set up with about four of her friends,” an eyewitness told Us Weekly, adding that the group charged $2 a glass and also had “rainbow Rice Krispies treats” for all.
“She was very sweet and kind, telling everyone to enjoy their day and would smile whenever someone walked past!,” added the source. “Very sweet.” And much appreciated.
When Suri Cruise sells you lemonade at the Pride Parade
— Jackie (@jacqueline_frye) June 24, 2018
Just bought some pride lemonade from suri cruise haha casual nyc days
— cass ◟̽◞̽ (@NamelessCass) June 24, 2018
Prince Harry took a solo trip to Lesotho to open a school
Africa might be Harry and Meghan‘s favourite place but it was just the Prince who took a trip to Lesotho over the weekend. The royal newlywed travelled for his charity Sentebale, which he co-founded 12 years ago with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, and celebrated the opening of a community hall that the foundation donated to the Phelisanong Children Centre. And they had the pics to prove it.
Harry always looks so at home in Lesotho, doesn’t he? According to the Daily Mail, Harry’s trip was a “private visit,” and he might already be back home as he and Meghan prepare to join his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, for an event on Tuesday. Yaaaaaaas, more BFF time. Hope they don’t freeze Harry out.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 21, 2018
Tristan Thompson shares pic of him and his kids
Say what you want about Tristan Thompson (we know we do) but the basketballer does love his kids — at least if his Instagram is proof of anything. Now that we’re in the NBA post-season, Thompson returned to L.A. with Khloé Kardashian and their daughter, True. But guess his 18-month-old son, Prince, was also there for a visit because he posted a pic with his kids and we have to admit, it’s kind of adorable.
LOOK AT THEM HOLDING HANDS.
Tristan may have cheated on Khloé before and he may cheat on her again, but it’s their life. If she wants to take him back, that’s on her. We can roll our eyes till they fall out of our heads but she’s a big girl. We’ll just trust that she knows what she’s doing and if his douchebaggery continues, that Khloé knows when to throw in the towel.
The Beyhive did not like Madonna’s Photoshop of Bey and Jay one bit
Mess with Beyoncé and you mess with the Beyhive. And they are not to be trifled with — yet Madonna still tried. The singer posted an altered image from Bey and Jay-Z‘s epic video filmed in the Louvre, and replaced one of the museum’s framed works of art with one of her album covers.
— Madonna (@Madonna) June 22, 2018
Sure, whatever, but it was the caption that had the Beyhive going buck.
Beyoncé > Madonna
At this point Beyoncé is the THE MASTER. Way more talented, way more iconic, way more legendary. https://t.co/zkMiajDoZK
— 👑 ĞØÐ TÍÑGZ 👑 (@vante_brookins) June 22, 2018
— YBF CHIC (@TheYBF) June 22, 2018
“Learning from the Master … lol.” Hmm, maybe completely innocent, but ill-conceived nonetheless as many in the Hive were up in arms over Madge referring to herself as a “Master” while two black artists looked at her.
But Madonna fans pointed out that it’s all love.
Imma just leave this here pic.twitter.com/mVOQ06Gyz2
— Justify my love (@JakeGoneWild_) June 22, 2018
— Desiree (@dez_vee) June 22, 2018
Madonna edited the caption of her Instagram to read, “Learning from the Teacher . . . lol,” but when that still wasn’t enough, she simply wrote, “Learning . . . lol” and she opted to not allow comments. Her Twitter, however, remains unchanged.
And while the Beyoncé and Madonna fans will agree to disagree, others in generally simply think Madge got it wrong entirely.
I’ll fix it pic.twitter.com/wb6qoDtPbv
— ٓ (@BeeForGaga) June 22, 2018
but anyways pic.twitter.com/tpURaeUWUt
— R O B Y N🌈⭐ (@whitemanslamb) June 22, 2018
— Michelles Trump face (@DecodnLyfe) June 22, 2018
Can’t we all just get along, and stop wanting to pit these talented women against each other already?