Roseanne claps back during ‘Conners’ premiere ‘I AIN’T DEAD BITCHES’ but internet gets the last laugh

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Roseanne Barr didn’t take her death well.

As the Roseanne reboot “The Conners ”  made its premiere Tuesday night and confirmed that the disgraced star’s character was good and dead by way of an opioid overdose, Barr shot back on Twitter, “I AIN’T DEAD BITCHES.”

The disgraced comedienne then ranted per usual about being fired from her own show and blasted ABC in a long, drawn out statement with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.


Here is the full statement posted on Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s Facebook page:

“While we wish the very best for the cast and production crew of The Conners, all of whom are deeply dedicated to their craft and were Roseanne’s cherished colleagues, we regret that ABC chose to cancel Roseanne by killing off the Roseanne Conner character. That it was done through an opioid overdose lent an unnecessary grim and morbid dimension to an otherwise happy family show.

“This was a choice the network did not have to make. Roseanne was the only show on television  that directly addressed the deep divisions threatening the very fabric of our society. Specifically, the show promoted the message that love and respect for one another’s personhood should transcend differences in background and ideological discord. The show brought together characters of different political persuasions and ethnic backgrounds in one, unified family, a rarity in modern American entertainment. Above all else, the show celebrated a strong, matriarchal woman in a leading role, something we need more of in our country.

“Through humor and a universally relatable main character, the show represented a weekly teaching moment for our nation. Yet it is often following an inexcusable — but not unforgivable — mistake that we can discover the most important lesson of all: Forgiveness. After repeated and heartfelt apologies, the network was unwilling to look past a regrettable mistake, thereby denying the twin American values of both repentance and forgiveness. In a hyper-partisan climate, people will sometimes make the mistake of speaking with words that do not truly reflect who they are. However, it is the power of forgiveness that defines our humanity.

“Our society needs to heal on many levels. What better way for healing than a shared moment, once a week, where we could have all enjoyed a compelling storyline featuring a witty character – a woman – who America connected with, not in spite of her flaws, but because of them. The cancellation of Roseanne is an opportunity squandered due in equal parts to fear, hubris, and a refusal to forgive.”

But the internet got the last laugh by responding to Roseanne’s unhinged tweet:





“A tweet is just a tweet” Someone you know is risking their career and reputation. Could it be you?

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This morning Roseanne tweeted

“Don’t feel sorry for me, guys!!”  “I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people,and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet.”.

“Guys I did something unforgivable so do not defend me,” she wrote. “It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible. I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but…don’t defend it please. ty.”



What ever happened to calling a friend?  Perhaps it’s a need for attention or public validation, but someone you know is or has posted something very personal on social media, placing her careers and reputation at risk.

I know of one person who has lost three jobs for venting about those jobs on social media.  A woman who lost her job  after up loading pictures of her simulating a sex act on social media.    ___________________________________________________________


What Your Facebook Use Reveals About Your Personality And Your Self-Esteem


Individuals posting detailed information about their troubled marriage, relationships with friends, family members, and colleagues for the world to comment .

One person, after being fired deleted his Facebook account and opened another with a different name, inviting his friends to join him on the new account.  After getting the new job old habits re-emerged. Complaints about clients and co-workers, in less than two weeks he was fired from the new job.

Postings of how many joints they had during the day, the uploading of videos of themselves being intoxicated.


9 Things You Should Never Share on Social Media


Why do some of us Overshare? 

Professor Russell W Belk of York University in Toronto says: The feedback of friends, family members, acquaintances, and strangers therefore provides continual criticism and validation.

“When we’re looking at the screen we’re not face-to-face with someone who can immediately respond to us, so it’s easier to let it all out—it’s almost like we’re invisible,” said Belk, of the so-called “disinhibition effect” that online sharing helps create. “The irony is that rather than just one person, there’s potentially thousands or hundreds of thousands of people receiving what we put out there.”

Still, something seems amiss when people feel it’s more important to express a desire on Facebook for the president to be assassinated than it is to, say, exercise tact or avoid losing your job. (Yes, she was fired.)


Another crucial ingredient encouraging online exhibitionism is, as stated by Belk, the “tension between privacy and potential celebrity.” For some people, the longing to be popular far outweighs the longing to be respected, and their social media accounts can verify this.

It’s A Free Country,What’s the big deal? 

Unlike a private conversation between friends. A posting on social media is memorialized.  What you’ve said to a certain extent is now a part of history.  Ideally the user should use the same level of caution then he or she would in an open conversation.

One can have an political opinion, an impression, when the opinion, impression crosses the line of civility the authors reputation and potential carreer could be damaged.   Students randomly tweeting and making racists or insentive videos have been tossed out of colleges all of the county, well after they attempted to delete the statement or  video.   Now apart of record, many of these students had difficultly finding a new college and that video may forever inpact their careers.

More and more employers are accessing your private social media to get a sense of who your are*    From her previous Tweets on social media ABC knew Roseanne was a risk. In the past she has been critical of the Obama Administration and has posted some controversial  theories and opinions online.   Before Roseanne2, she admitted that she had made people angry and said she would stay offline. She slipped, leaving ABC with little choice, to the cancel the show.

*Accessing one’s social media account isn’t difficult as few people vet new friends.

The Internet is public. Remember that. So even when you think you are posting something privately, once it is out into the Internet ether, it is out of your control and potentially can be used against you in the future. This is especially important in a job search. Even though a future employer (assuming they are not the government) may not be able to access your private posts, it is common to begin including coworkers as future friends. They will have access to your stuff. Keep it clean.

With that in mind, here is a list of things you should never post on social media:

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Mean spirited gossip, insults, pictures of careless drug and excess consumption of alcohol are red flags for employers.

Roseanne,Donald and You

For some of us, social media is an important part of our daily lives.  Throughout the day we are checking for texts, pictures, comments and likes.  For some nearly, all their social interaction is via an electronic device.  With one push of a button, you can interact with hundreds, millions, and receive acknowledgement from hundreds and millions more.  For some its intoxicating, and for others its an addiction.  These people   on social media, every day several times a day.  Some purposely post controversial topics to stimulate traffic on his page.       Is this you?    Can you refrain from texting or Social Media for 24 hours?



Update:  Looks like Roseanne’s Twitter silence lasted a couple of hours. As she feels her co-stars threw her under the Bus.   Her tone seems a little less apologestic than this morning.   


Latino voices missing in US media: It’s time to weigh in

Sonia Sotomayor is the first-ever Latina Supreme Court Justice in the US [AP]

Even though Latinos are increasing in number throughout the media landscape, their impact has yet to be felt.

What do a pope, Pepsi campaign and American presidential election have in common?

Because Latinos have been directly involved in each one of these significant moves in the arena of religion, pop culture and politics, there appears to be universal acknowledgment that Latinos have pierced the mainstream bubbles of representation. But it is a mirage.

Yes, Latinos are now the majority minority group in the United States with 16 percent of the nations’ population: 51.1 million. But you would not know that by their absence from mainstream American media.

Pope Francis, the first ever papal representation from Latin America, is said to be the genuine voice of millions of Latino Catholics in America and across the world. Last week, the ABC TV’s Golden Globe-winning sitcom “Modern Family” carried the largest audience and was most viewed live and on DVD. It features Sofia Vergara, who also stars in PepsiCo commercials and has her own line of clothing at Kmart Corp, the No 3 discount retailer in the US where supposedly she represents American Latinas.

On the political front, 31 Latinos are now members of US Congress: three Republican Latino/Latina governors in Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Luis Fortuno of Puerto Rico. We have the first-ever Latina Supreme Court Justice in Sonia Sotomayor with her memoir, My Beloved World, selling in both Spanish and English.

Very few anchors and hosts

But earlier this week, the Republican National Committee revealed in the “Growth and Opportunity Project” report that only 1 percent of its $1bn presidential campaign fund in 2012 was spent trying to woo Hispanic voters. This came just days after Luis Miranda, the director of Hispanic Media for the White House, resigned from his post to become a communications consultant in the private sector.

So, those who say symbolic representation does not matter are clearly not paying attention. Perception reinforces reality. The ethnicity and/or gender of the individual in a high profile position, delivering the news or messaging matter greatly. It is about credibility.

Do people assume that just because Latinos are present they will be heard? The logical expectation is that the power of numbers will eventually follow in the media. But Latinos are virtually invisible as anchors, hosts and journalists in American broadcast, text and digital outlets.

Sports Illustrated released a list of 10 most powerful people in sports media that included no Latinos: of the 10 men, eight are white and two are journalists of color. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport also recently released its 2012 study of minorities and women covering sports in American’s news outlets. Unfortunately, nothing but the date has changed since its first report in 2006. The findings revealed that 90 percent of sports editors are white and suggested that minorities and women face incessant obstacles in the world of sports writing.

This is definitely a matter of great concern from symbolic, framing and substantive perspectives. The lack of diversity can and does have implications.

In the February 25 cover of Bloomberg’s Business Week -“The Great American Housing Rebound?” – Latinos and other racial minorities are portrayed as moochers, culprits and greedy benefactors of the housing crisis. Not only is this irresponsible, but is also flat out wrong. Latino and black homeowners and borrowers were more likely to be the victims of unscrupulous practices by banks and lending companies such as Wells Fargo and Bank of American/Countrywide.

This kind of insensitivity can almost surely be traced to the lack of concern over the thought process by news management. In his recent book, Juan in a Hundred: The Representation of Latinos on Network News, University of California-Los Angeles Professor Otto Santa Ana shows how fewer than 1 percent of the evening news coverage on ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN focus on Latinos; and, when they do, not much of the content or tone of the stories are positive.

Even when a Latino talking head is merited on news shows for commentary, he/she is not there. For example, shortly following the 2012 election, as English-language television networks were touting the performance and power of the Latino vote, most, if not all of the TV pundits talking about “their arrival”, were non-Latinos.

This is not merely episodic. Of the 23 MSNBC anchors and hosts listed on the website, only one is Latino. As for CNN, of the 21 anchors or hosts, only two are Latinas: Soledad O’Brien and Zoraida Sambolin.

Need diversification

And even those numbers will be cut in half to one. O’Brien is leaving the network to launch her own production company – Starfish Media Group. She was the driving force behind the launching of “In America” series, a move credited with diversifying the network’s coverage of issues affecting communities of color and the LGBT community. But just last week, Alina Machado was hired as a reporter based in Atlanta for CNN, CNN en Espanol and CNN Latino.

At PBS, another influential figure in expanding the voice and presence of the Latino collectivity in the media is Maria Hinojosa. Her pilot “America By The Numbers” will debut eight new episodes on PBS in fall 2013. As anchor and managing editor of NPR’s Latino USA, Hinojosa has received two Emmy awards for broadcast and reporting. In the last decade, she was named one of the “100 Most Influential Latinos in the United States” by Hispanic Business Magazine. But she may be the exception.

In digital and print outlets, so far in 2013, there are no Latino/Latina columnists. Maria Burns Ortiz – the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Sports Task Force chair – penned an ESPN social media column, but was recently told that her column was being suspended indefinitely.

A September 2012 study by FAIR revealed that less than half of one percent of op-ed bylines over a two-month period in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and New York Times were from Latinos.

Some will point to the creation of CNN en Espanol, ESPN Deportes, Fox News Latino and NBC Latino as progress. But in the eyes of mainstream media, these outlets are viewed as separate entities and therefore different, targeted to a specific demographic subset.

When this occurs, there is the unintended consequence of promoting the myth that Latinos are not interested in embracing the English-language media. This by default reinforces the idea that Latinos do not want to assimilate to American ideas and values. Such perceptions can lead to irresponsible behaviours. We have already seen this kind of view infecting the immigration reform dialogue.

It is clear that the American news media still lacks the necessary Latino voices to reflect the heterogeneity of this collectivity. Diversification must come to all facets of the media industry: news anchors, on-air journalists, editors, producers, reporters, commentators, subjects and more.

My question is: if Latinos are so large a group, why so silent? I believe it is time for the traditional voices and faces in American media that are mostly white and male to make room for the fair representation of Latino men and women. When I tune in, click on or turn the page, I no longer want to have to answer the question of “donde estan los Latinos?

By: Dr Jaime Dominquez/Al Jazerra

Dr Jaime Dominguez is a faculty in the Department of Political Science and the Latino/a Studies Program at Northwestern University. His research interests include race and ethnicity; Latino and urban politics. He is also a Northwestern Public Voices fellow.

Love-Love Majewski the Newest Mob Wife. “Update”

Who can forget the first fight between Krystle and Alexis on Dynasty.  Viewers knew one day the door mat Krystle would let her have it.   The initial fight episode  was one the series highest rated show. Over time there were more fights, fights that didn’t make sense and in time the audience lost interest.

Last season, the fights were hourly on shows like Basketball Wives and Mob Wives Chicago.   Last season I wasn’t sure I wanted to return to the NY Mob Wives as the fights and tension  between Drita, Karen and Ramona  and the screaming and whining of Renee got old.  I fell in love with Big Ang  who was and is the sane voice on the show, her easy going personality along with her wicked sense of humor(and that laugh!) she brought much needed levity to the show.

This season the ladies became three dimensional.   We learned more about their personal struggles and less about the tension and fighting.  The effect Sandy had on them and their friends and neighbors on Staten Island.

And this season I have fallen head over heels for Love Majewski.  She has known and hung out with most of the “wives” for more than 20 years.

Some of my fellow bloggers question if  Love  is all mouth. someone wrote “we haven’t seen her stab anybody”

The authority for me is, my girl Big Ang, who seems to be an authority on who’s who on Staten Island and Big Ang says “Love is a really crazy and she is a fucking lunatic”

The ladies on the show watch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          their P’s and Q’s  when Love is around.    Love IS the real thing.  No one challenges her,  no one yells (so far) at  her which is, for the ladies say’s a lot.

What I love about Love is her confidence, she doesn’t walk around with attitude (Carla and Drita) or bold (Karen and Ramona) and she doesn’t whine (Renee).    She has a sense of humor (” This morning I go to put on my bra and a brass knuckles falls out  and chipped my toe and now I need a pedicure”)

She realized she has made some bad choices in her life ( I’ve been engaged six times-some people get engaged to the Butcher,the Baker, the candlestick maker-I go for the Car Thief, the home invader, the robber and the attempted murderer”) .

However, she is all business. When she hears one of the ladies  could possibly come after her. she a matter factually says ”  With her”. She’s  going to fight a fucking gladiator-I’m been in more fights than she has been alive “

On one episode, she is talking to her on again off again boyfriend Joey ,on the phone. Are we talking?  are be back?  We left of on such bad terms. Like when I stabbed you in front of your mother, I don’t think its gets much worse than that!’  

Despite her past and her tough girl reputations she is quite vulnerable and kind.    To date, the directors have toned down the  show-with Love they could have easily turned up the volume and turned  her into a cartoon..

She has boiled her hard-knocks knowledge down to a single piece of advice for girls who are dazzled by “The Life” — the expression the ‘Mob Wives” use on the show to mean the world of cars, furs and racketeering trials:

“If your man is not at work on Tuesday at 2 in the afternoon, you have a problem,”

She told Star Magazine:  “I have stabbed, shot, and poisoned men for doing unacceptable things like cheating or hitting but they would take me back in a second.”

Love Majewski VH1 bio

Born and raised in Staten Island, Love Majewski is no stranger to ‘the life’. Of Puerto Rican and Polish descent, Love was introduced to the underworld as a very young girl. She met childhood friends, Karen Gravano and Ramona Rizzo in high school and they’ve been connected ever since.

Over the years, Love was engaged six times and romantically involved with noted wise guys including mob turncoat Chris Paciello who brought down several high ranking members of the Bonnano Family, and Ray Merolle, the head of The Untouchables – the Staten Island car theft ring said to have inspired the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds”.

Love ultimately ran away from a life of crime to avoid arrest and imprisonment. Fearing the FBI would make her testify against her former lovers, Love fled the US and lived abroad for several years to avoid cooperation. Once her two notorious exes’ trials were over and both were in prison, Love deemed it safe to return to New York. In spite of movie and book offers alike, she has maintained her silence and kept their secrets.

While back in the US, Love established a new identity as a make-up artist and engaged again living under the radar. It was a simple knock at the door that would end it all. The authorities found her and came once again for information on her exes. Worried about the danger she could bring by hiding her past, Love confessed to her fiance  He insisted she leave with nothing. Armed with just $$20 in her pocket, no car, and no home, she reclaimed her past and returned to the place where it all began – Staten Island.

Love’s official bio lists her as a celebrity make-up artist now. Sharon Osbourne and soap star Fiona Hughes have been among her clients.   But she is most proud of building her own small line of high-end cosmetics. “I taught myself how to do everything out of one of those ‘Small Business for Dummies’ books.” she says.


Love was fired by VH1 .  

Karen Gravano says that Love Majewski wasn’t invited back because Carla Facciolo threatened to walk off the show AND sue VH1 if she was. Why? Because of the beat down she received, of course.   I think Love wasn’t invited to the reunion because Carla pretty much spoke to VH1 about not showing up if Love was invited. Carla’s threatening to sue, and VH1 wanted to avoid any lawsuits. The thing about it is when Drita, Ramona and I had a falling out the second season, we pretty much could talk it out without getting the police and lawyers involved. But Carla’s sue happy.” – Karen to RADAR Online


Mob Wives -Sundays on VH1-check your local listings

Big Girls Do Buy……

If you are a fan of American Idol or  Dancing with the Stars you didn’t see the Lane Bryant commercial featuring Ashley Graham.  Fox and Abc decided that the Ad was not appropriate for the viewing audience.

These networks, that brought you  Married with Children,  Cougar town,  Desperate Housewives and Family Guy felt the curvy lady in the red bra was too sexy to air during their highly rated shoes.

Women in Bra’s

They’re pulling our  legs…….Is there a family hour?   With the exception of children’s shows, women wearing bras is a common sight on network television.  From the soaps in the daytime, to the reruns in the afternoon, Comedies in the early evening and during prime shows and if the network has a policy, their affiliates aren’t following it.

The real and on going debates is about the absence of full-figured, plus sized individuals in the media.  The network has regularly aired scantily clad Playtex and Victoria Secrets model  during the family hour..

Their intial refusal to air the ad has made a star of  plus size model (size 16) Ashley Graham.  The 22-year-old from Lincoln Nebraska has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” . The Lane Bryant ad went viral on You-Tube and she is appearing at malls all over the country.

Images are very important, there are few positive images for normal sized females, there are some in the media who believes that anyone over a size six is obese.  Using those standards  Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Raquel Welch and many others would be outside the current standard of beauty,.

In an interview, Ashley Graham was asked had the controversy, brought to light a certain double-standard?    Of course, it’s a complete double standard. It’s prejudice, it’s size-ist.  It’s sad that we actually have to talk about it, that it hs to be this big of a deal. But it’s also amazing that we’re talking about it. Because now we can get the awareness out that beauty isn’t a size zero.


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