James Corden Makes #EmmysSoWhite Joke At Emmys

Roseanne Barr is killed off… Kanye West is moving to Chicago… Chrissy Teigen’s pronunciation… Julie Chen quits “The Talk”… and James Corden makes #EmmysSoWhite joke

Roseanne Barr was on a YouTube talk show and revealed how her character is going to be killed off on the season premiere of “The Connors.” Roseanne Connor will die of an opioid overdose. During the comeback season of “Roseanne,” her character was suffering from severe knee pain — which was actually written into the script because in real life, Roseanne had fallen and hurt her knee so she really was in pain. But because of that pain, her character was developing an addiction to prescription meds. Now they’re going to use that storyline to kill her off. Roseanne says she’s upset that ABC had to “so cruelly insult the people who loved that family in that show.” But she says there’s nothing she can do about it. “The Connors” debuts on October 16.

Saturday Night Live is back in two weeks with Adam Driver as host and Kanye West as his musical guest. Speaking of Kanye, he was talking to an auditorium full of teenagers and announced he’s moving back to Chicago and claimed that he’s never leaving again! No word on how Kim feels about that…

Chrissy Teigen wasn’t doing interviews on the Emmys red carpet because her throat was hurting, but John Legend was happy to speak on his wife’s behalf. Chrissy just revealed that we’ve all been saying her last name wrong. It’s not “TEE-gen.” It’s “TIE-gen.” When a reporter asked about it, John said, “Just call her ‘Tee-gen.’ It’s fine.” Now after the Emmys, Chrissy was speaking up for herself on Twitter. When one guy tweeted, “I’m asking this with the utmost respectful, but is @chrissyteigen pregnant again?” Chrissy responded, “I just had a baby but thank you for being soooo respectful.” Another tweeted, “Chrissy Teigen is beautiful but does she have to be included in everything just because she’s married to John Legend? #emmys.” Chrissy retweeted it and added, “Breathe, Chrissy.” And she later tweeted, “Man. You guys are brutal.”

Julie Chen wasn’t there to announce that she was taking time off from “The Talk” to be with her disgraced husband Les Moonves, and she won’t be there to announce that she’s quitting the show for good. Julie reportedly videoed her exit speech, which will be played on “The Talk” today.

If you missed the Emmys, here are the main points to have for today’s talk around the water cooler. It opened with a musical number called “We Solved It,” which was basically how Hollywood has solved its diversity problems by having one TV show featuring Asians and a bunch of minority nominees. It was all tongue-in-cheek, but after the first several Emmys went to white actors, James Corden had to ask if they should start the hashtag “EmmysSoWhite.” Of course, hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che are getting slammed for being boring, awkward and basically not funny. But Michael did redeem himself with a pre-recorded bit called “Emmy Reparations,” where he handed out Emmys to black actors and actresses who were never acknowledged for their work — like Marla Gibbs who played the maid on “The Jeffersons,” Jimmy Walker from “Good Times,” Jaleel White who played Urkel and Stefan on “Family Matters,” and Tichina Arnold from “Martin,” among others.


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