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Roseanne The Nut Farmer: Lifetime Orders Reality Series With Actress As Farm Owner

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Roseanne Barr  is back in primetime as the star of a 16-episode comedic reality series for Lifetime.

The show, from Biggest Loser producer 3 Ball/Eyeworks and Full Moon & High Tide Prods., will chronicle the Emmy-winning actress and comedienne’s newfound life managing a fully-functional 40-acre macadamia and live stock farm on Hawaii’s Big Island alongside her long-time writer-musician boyfriend Johnny Argent and son Jake. “I’m coming back down to earth, and keeping it real,” Barr said. They’ve said ‘Roseanne’s nuts’ for years, and now I’m going to make that a reality – I’m all about nuts now, macadamia nuts!” The yet-untitled series will premiere later this year.

“Roseanne Barr is an undeniable force of nature and the idea of following her in this unique premise excited us from the get-go,” said Lifetime’s president and general manager Nancy Dubuc.  “Roseanne is funny and brutally-honest, and our audience will relate to her decision to go on this adventure and create an entirely new life for herself.”

Barr is best known as the star of her her eponymous hit sitcom, which ran on ABC from 1988 to 1997.  She returned to the network in 2003 for a reality show chronicling her efforts to launch a cooking and lifestyle show.

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Mike Sitrick, Shame On You…

By | Thursday July 12, 2007 @ 5:31pm PDT

sitrick.jpgI’ve known Mike Sitrick for a long time. He’s a PR maven who prides himself on being a family man. Which is why he should be filled with self-loathing for allowing his firm to promote a torture porn pic like Captivity, much less an even more disgusting premiere party whose selling point was its political incorrectness. (Let me make it perfectly clear: I support talent’s right to make the movie, just not business people profiting from it.) Sure, I received all those inane emails announcing the bash, and I did the right thing: I trashed them. Other journalists fell all over themselves covering the event so as to diss it: really, they’re lemmings hurling themselves off the cliff. There is only one way to stop the business of these torture porn movies: by shaming the people who receive money for releasing them, publicizing them, having anything to do with them. So, Mike, how could you? (And how could you, After Dark’s  Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman?) Take that Captivity money and donate it to charity and pledge publicly right now you’ll never get involved with torture porn pics again. Until Mike does, I urge Hollywood and other companies to shun Sitrick and Company because there is such a thing as guilt by association.

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