Monday, May 27, 2024

Writer-Comedian Wanda Sykes Leaves “Roseanne” Show After Star’s Racist, Anti-Semitic Tweets


Wanda Sykes. The gifted writer-comedian has been a producer on the Roseanne reboot. She joins executive producer Whitney Cummings in exiting the show. Bruce Helford should be next. Even in Hollywood no amount of money is worth supporting Roseanne Barr’s dismal behavior. Norm McDonald, are you still there?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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