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Barr blames Ambien for tweet; drug maker replies

The maker of Ambien said Wednesday that “racism is not a known side effect” after Roseanne Barr cited the insomnia drug in explaining the tweet that led ABC to cancel her show.

ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’ following star’s racist tweet

UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

ABC canceled its hit reboot of “Roseanne” on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and the “Planet of the Apes.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive the 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the most decorated actors in television history. She holds the record for the most Emmys ever won by a single performer – 11 total, six of which were consecutive wins for “Veep” – as well as a Peabody Award, Golden Globe and nine Screen Actors Guild awards. This fall, she will add the most prestigious award in comedy to her collection: the Kennedy Center’s 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

‘Star Trek’ actor George Takei to speak at Boston library

BOSTON – “Star Trek” actor George Takei is scheduled to speak at the Boston Public Library. Takei on Tuesday is set to discuss his experience during World War II spent in U.S. internment camps for Japanese-Americans.