Roseanne NOT Begging Jerry Seinfeld For ‘Career Comeback,’ Despite Report

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By Gossip Cop Staff |


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Roseanne Barr is not begging Jerry Seinfeld to help her with a “career comeback,” despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the made-up claim. We’re told by both sides it’s completely untrue.

According to RadarOnline, Barr is “well aware” that Seinfeld has a “soft spot for cursed comedians,” and now she’s “begging him to help her out of her current mess.” A person identified only as an “insider” is quoted as saying that because “Jerry’s word carries a lot of weight in Hollywood,” and he’s “respected for being generous, honest and kind,” Barr is looking to Seinfeld to resurrect her image. Specifically, the online outlet maintains the disgraced “Roseanne” star is “asking Seinfeld to consider having her as guest on his show ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.’” “She wants to give her side of the story in a casual setting,” asserts the blog’s unnamed and untraceable source.

After recounting how she was fired from “Roseanne” after her racist tweet in May about Valerie Jarrett, an African-American advisor to former President Barack Obama, and how ABC then picked up a spinoff titled “The Conners” without her, the website alleges “Seinfeld came to Barr’s defense.” As its example, the online outlet noted how Seinfeld told “Entertainment Tonight,” “I didn’t see why it was necessary to fire her.” The former sitcom star then remarked, “Why would you murder someone who’s committing suicide?” before adding, “But I never saw someone ruin their entire career with one button push… That was fresh.”

The site’s supposed “insider” further contends Barr “really appreciated the way Jerry stuck up for her and said she shouldn’t have been fired… That’s given her hope.” But that outlet and others seemingly misconstrued his comments as supportive. In reality, Seinfeld, who was promoting his new season of “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee,” was just making a joke, playing on the words of committing “murder” versus “committing suicide. ”

Regardless, the website’s entire story is untrue. She is not begging him to help her with a “career comeback,” and Seinfeld is not opening any (car)doors for her. As opposed to the blog’s nebulous “insider,” Barr’s rep, speaking on behalf of the comedienne, exclusively assures Gossip Cop the report is “not true.” Similarly, Seinfeld’s rep went on the record to shoot down the claim, telling us it’s “untrue.”

This false report seems to be part of a series from RadarOnline. Just a few days ago, Gossip Cop debunked another article that wrongly asserted Barr was meeting with TV execs for a show to compete with “The Conners.” In that tall tale, the same, or perhaps another, misguided “insider” alleged an unnamed network had already offered Barr “as much as $37 million, and many millions more in international syndication residual payments.” Of course, as widely reported, Barr earned $2.25 million for the “Roseanne” revival. In addition to the nonsensical math, and the fact that no reputable TV trades have reported Barr is returning to one of the networks to compete with “The Conners,” her own rep also threw cold water on the story, noting it was “not true.”


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James Moore, spokesperson for Roseanne. 17 July 2018.