The stars of the cancelled Roseanne show will still get a paycheck for the second season.
Just last month, the principal actors -- Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman -- renegotiated their contracts for $350,000 per episode. Next season was scheduled to be 13 shows. That means ABC is on the hook about $4 million per actor. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Meanwhile, the president of ABC-TV sent a memo to the hundreds of crew that worked behind the camera on Roseanne. Ben Sherwood wrote, "We're so sorry you were swept up in all of this. We give thanks to your remarkable talents, wish you well and hope to find another way to work together down the road." (The Hollywood Reporter)
AT THE MOVIES THIS WEEKEND:
ACTION POINT (Comedy)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A daredevil designs and operates his own theme park with his friends.
WHO'S IN IT? Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius
- The theme park in the movie is based on New Jersey's Action Park, which was infamous for its unsafe rides.
- The movie was originally titled Action Park.
- It's only 84 minutes long.
- The budget was $19 million.
ADRIFT (Romantic Drama)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Based on the true story of survival, a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.
WHO'S IN IT? Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin
- Miles Teller was initially cast opposite Shailene Woodley, but he dropped out because of "scheduling conflict."
- Screenwriters Aaron and Jordan Kandell also worked on Moana.
- The budget was $35 million.
*Michael Jackson - his estate sued Disney for using the late pop star’s songs, music videos, and live concert footage in ABC’s The Last Days of Michael Jackson special last Thursday without permission. "Disney and ABC never sought the Jackson estate’s permission to use any of the material owned by the estate in the broadcast," a lawyer for the estate said in a statement. "Can you imagine using Disney’s intellectual property -- like Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Star Wars, The Avengers, Toy Story, and so many other works -- without asking Disney’s permission or getting a license?" The estate seeks unspecified damages.
John Goodman Is Moving Forward After “Roseanne” Cancellation -
John Goodman is not a mess after the “Roseanne” cancellation.
The media was waiting for a sensational reaction from Goodman over the tweet controversy, but it isn’t going to happen. The ever calm actor says he does not want to talk about the cancellation of "Roseanne" because he doesn't want to "cause more trouble."
He told "ET News" he isn't bothered by the show going off air because he didn't score an Emmy for the first nine seasons, and knows he wouldn't get one now.
One more thing!…..Goodman may still have a shot at that Emmy. Rumors are flying that the main players in the show, including Sara Gilbert, are in preliminary talks to keep the show going without the title character. It’s a long shot, but may just work. Stay tuned!
Source: Page Six
Brigitte Nielsen: The actress revealed Wednesday in an Instagram post that she's pregnant at the age of 54.
Pusha T: His beef with Drake continued as the rapper dug out a photo that appeared to show Drizzy in blackface.
Michael Jackson: His estate has sued Disney for copyright infringement over its recent special on the late pop superstar.. songs, music videos and live concert footage in ABC’s "The Last Days of Michael Jackson" special without permission.
Kendall Jenner: There are reports she's been dating Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons for "a few weeks."
Andre Iguodala: The Golden State Warriors forward will miss Game 1 of the NBA Finals due to a bone bruise.
#TheAmericans: Fans are reacting to the series finale.
Holtby: He helped the Washington Capitals even up the Stanley Cup Finals at one game apiece with a win over the Las Vegas Gold Knights on Wednesday.