(New York, NY) – Three Mario Batali restaurants in Las Vegas are shutting down. The news comes after the New York Police Department confirmed to CBS’s “60 Minutes” that it’s investigating a woman’s claim that the celebrity chef drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005 at a West Village hot spot, the Spotted Pig.
Three-hundred workers at Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria at the Venetian and Palazzo resorts are being notified of the July 27th closures. Batali’s restaurant empire started crumbling last December and he was forced to resign from ABC’s “The Chew” after four women accused the chef of sexual misconduct.
(Los Angeles, CA) – The hit-comedy “Roseanne” is being canceled after it premiered to huge ratings just three months ago. ABC pulled the plug on “Roseanne” after star Roseanne Barr attacked former President Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, tweeting, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = vj.”
Barr soon deleted the tweet and apologized, admitting her so-called “joke” was in “bad taste.” ABC said:
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.” Disney CEO Bob Iger added on Twitter that “There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.”
Jarrett said the show’s cancellation should be a teaching moment. Roseanne blamed her remarks on the effects of Ambien.
The maker of the prescription drug Ambien is now responding to Roseanne Barr’s claim the drug caused her to go on a racist Twitter rant. Sanofi, the maker of the sleep medication, tweeted a response to Barr this morning saying:
“While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”
Roseanne has since been dropped by her management and watched several comedy shows get canceled. At least three different networks have even canceled reruns of the show costing the actress millions.