Apr
21

Roseanne Barr to Host New Series on Extreme Helicopter Moms

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From New York Post Roseanne Barr wants everyone to listen up. The outspoken comedian — known for voicing her opinion on topics from George Zimmerman to Kim Kardashian’s latest selfie — will now take on motherhood as host of a new Investigation Discovery series “Momsters: When Moms Go Bad.” The show spotlights stories of mothers who will do anything in order for their children to succeed — from the soccer mom who stalks, threatens and attacks her son’s coach to the theater mom who takes auditions into her own hands. Tabloid news stories like the “Texas Cheerleader Mom” Wanda Holloway — who attempted to hire a hitman to kill the mother of her daughter’s junior high school cheerleading rival — will be recounted in the typical ID style through re-enactments, with Barr offering her commentary. Though still in pre-production, the plan is to premiere the half-hour “Momsters” episodes later this year. Barr was already a huge fan of the network (favorites shows include the Jerry Springer-hosted “Tabloid,” “Wives With Knives” and “Who the Bleep Did I Marry”) and says the “Momsters” topic is right up her alley because it allows her to take bad moms to task — which she already does without the forum of a TV show. “I like to correct people when I don’t think they’re doing good mother things in public,” Barr tells The Post, recounting how she chastised a woman in the park on Tuesday who was pushing a kid in a stroller who had bare feet in 40-degree weather. “It’s … [Read more...]

Feb
04

Vagina Monologues Big Island Hawaii Feb 8 and 9th

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  Saturday February 8, 2014 at 7:00pm & Sunday February 9 at 2:00pm Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, Hawaii Big Island Click here for Tickets  Vagina Monologues   Article by KAREN ROSE  North Hawaii News PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO (SPECIAL TO NHN) Despite its unique and provocative title, The Vagina Monologues” is much more than a highly acclaimed stage production. It’s also a social movement and a testament to the violence experienced by women and girls globally. “The Vagina Monologues,” directed by Jane Sibbett with a guest appearance by Roseanne Barr and 22 women actors, will run Feb. 8 and 9 at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea. “Our cast is comprised of women who not only have talent, but also have the heart to be in this,” said Sibbett. “We also have two 16-year-olds who are participating, and who are on fire for helping. It’s nice to have some young women be a part of this.” Eve Ensler, an author, playwright, professor and activist, wrote the “The Vagina Monologues” book in 1994 after conducting more than 200 interviews with a vast array of women – from urban New York City to remote African villages. The book was so powerful that Ensler adapted it for the stage, where it debuted off-Broadway in 1999 at the Westside Theatre. Since then, it has been translated into 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. Yet, despite these worldwide advances, saying the word “vagina” still makes many people uncomfortable 15 years later. Performed … [Read more...]

Jan
30

The Vagina Monologues with Roseanne Barr Feb 8 & 9

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Saturday February 8, 2014 at 7:00pm & Sunday February 9 at 2:00pm Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, Hawaii Big Island Click here for Tickets  Vagina Monologues Article by KAREN ROSE  North Hawaii News PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO (SPECIAL TO NHN) Despite its unique and provocative title, The Vagina Monologues” is much more than a highly acclaimed stage production. It’s also a social movement and a testament to the violence experienced by women and girls globally. “The Vagina Monologues,” directed by Jane Sibbett with a guest appearance by Roseanne Barr and 22 women actors, will run Feb. 8 and 9 at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea. “Our cast is comprised of women who not only have talent, but also have the heart to be in this,” said Sibbett. “We also have two 16-year-olds who are participating, and who are on fire for helping. It’s nice to have some young women be a part of this.” Eve Ensler, an author, playwright, professor and activist, wrote the “The Vagina Monologues” book in 1994 after conducting more than 200 interviews with a vast array of women – from urban New York City to remote African villages. The book was so powerful that Ensler adapted it for the stage, where it debuted off-Broadway in 1999 at the Westside Theatre. Since then, it has been translated into 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. Yet, despite these worldwide advances, saying the word “vagina” still makes many people uncomfortable 15 years later. Performed for the first time … [Read more...]

Nov
26

Domestic Goddess Cooking Show 2003 Flashback

Roseanne & Johnny had just hooked up (about 11 years ago) and he found himself in the reality show she was doing at the time, "The Real Roseanne." It was an hilarious premise: a network (ABC) show about Roseanne trying to get a cable cooking show. It was brilliant and ahead of its time (It was Roseanne, after all!). Producers mentioned a theme song for the cooking show & Johnny asked if he could submit one for consideration. Here's "Somethin's Cookin' - he wrote the words and music, played everything in a jazzy, Bluesy organ format, dashed into an LA studio and came out in less than an hour with this demo. Johnny and Roseanne loved the idea of the late, wonderful Phoebe Snow singing it when it got past the demo stage, but that wasn't to be. But, we thought Roseannearchists and Roseanthropologists might enjoy this little 2-minute slice of history. It's kind of a fun blast from the past that never really saw the light of day - but Roseanne liked it and that's all that mattered to Johnny.   … [Read more...]

Oct
09

AMA has weighed in on Obama’s new health care package.

The American Medical Association has weighed in on Obama's new health care package. The Allergists were in favor of scratching it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves. The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.     Meanwhile, Obstetricians felt certain everyone was laboring under a misconception, while the Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted. Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Pediatricians said, "Oh, grow up!" The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it. Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing and the Internists claimed it would indeed be a bitter pill to swallow. The Plastic Surgeons opined that this proposal would "put a whole new face on the matter." The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea. Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas, and those lofty Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no. In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the assholes in  Washington . … [Read more...]