Since America can’t seem to appreciate Roseanne Barr’s hilarious racism, she plans to start toting her bigoted charms around a new country—Israel. How nice for them!
According to Deadline, Barr went on bestie Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s podcast this weekend to announce that she’d be temporarily fleeing to Israel when her former cast mates finally reunite without her on ABC’s new Roseanne spinoff, The Conners. Barr’s Roseanne revival was canceled earlier this year after she made a racist tweet about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, and ABC has since ordered a new Barr-less series, set to premiere on October 16.
By then, though, Barr plans to be buried deep in Talmudic texts in the Promised Land, where no one will get mad at her about her prejudiced tweets. “I have an opportunity to go to Israel for a few months and study with my favorite teachers over there, and that’s where I’m going to go and probably move somewhere there and study with my favorite teachers,” she told Boteach. ““It’s my great joy and privilege to be a Jewish woman.”
Barr also told Boteach she was working on a new sitcom (help us), that she is “praying” for best buddy Donald Trump, and that she’s spent some of her funemployment working on an album (???!!!) in Nashville, which, I mean... okay.
All of this sounds fine.
U2 had to reschedule a concert in Berlin on Saturday night after Bono lost his voice four songs in. Apparently, he suffered a “complete loss of voice” halfway through “Beautiful Day,” so the audience had to help him finish. He’s fine now.
I’ve seen a great doctor and with his care I’ll be back to full voice for the rest of the tour. So happy and relieved that anything serious has been ruled out. My relief is tempered by the knowledge that the Berlin audience were so inconvenienced. There was an amazing atmosphere in the house, it was going to be one of those unforgettable nights but not for this reason… We can’t wait to get back there on November 13th.
Take care of your vocal cords, kids.
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