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'The Conners' Star Michael Fishman Doing This without Roseanne is 'Bittersweet'

10/18/2018 3:56 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Roseanne Barr's TV son, Michael Fishman, has strong feelings about the show carrying on without it's former namesake.

We got Michael -- who plays D.J. Conner on "The Conners" -- outside NBC Studios in NYC and asked him what it was like not having his TV mom in the premiere of 'TC.' Remember, Roseanne had a huge part in helping him land the role when he was just 6 -- so, it's no surprise he's got a soft spot for her.

As you know by now, Roseanne was killed off the show by an opioid overdose in this week's premiere --a move she's pissed about -- but doesn't sound like Michael has any hard feelings toward her.

He also told us why he thinks ratings were not as high Wednesday as when the short-lived "Roseanne" reboot premiered earlier this year (10.5 million vs. 18.2 million).

Bottom line? Mike's not panicking.

Roseanne Barr How 'The Conners' Killed Me Off

10/17/2018 6:01 AM PDT
Breaking News

Spoiler alert ... Roseanne Barr's character on "The Conners" was killed off by an opioid overdose. 

The series premiere of the 'Roseanne' spin-off jumped right into Barr's death ... with writers wrapping up her storyline a mere 5 minutes into the show. 

Turns out ... Roseanne had it right last month when she revealed her opioid OD in a gigantic spoiler.  

Getting killed off the show was a foregone conclusion. You'll remember ... Barr got the ax from the "Roseanne" reboot only hours after she posted a tweet comparing former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to the "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes."

Roseanne is gone from the spin-off, but she's still keeping busy ... appearing on podcasts and hosting her own talk show.

10/17 -- Roseanne responded to her TV death on Twitter Tuesday night after the show, "I AIN'T DEAD, BITCHES!!!!"

Originally published -- 10/16 5:19 PM PT

'Modern Family' Creator No Spousal Support in Divorce, But ... She Gets $4 MIL a Year!!!

10/12/2018 5:06 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Steve Levitan's bitter divorce has come to an end, and his ex-wife is walking away with a huge amount of money ... but so is he.

According to new legal docs obtained by TMZ ... Krista Levitan will get at least $4 MILLION a year in income from various projects -- including "Modern Family" -- but as long as that cash keeps flowing in ... he won't have to pay any spousal support.

But, that's not all -- Krista and Steve are also splitting several bank accounts worth tens of millions of dollars ... along with going 50/50 on various properties and cars.

Specifically, the docs say the 2 are to split the profits from the sale of their Santa Monica home ... which is worth about $40 million.

We broke the story ... Krista filed for divorce from Steve in 2016 after 23 years of marriage, and it appeared there was no prenup.

Things later took a nasty turn when Krista made claims of assault against Steve and tried to get a restraining order. A judge shot it down, but the divorce battle raged on.

It's all over now, though ... and both Steve and Krista have a lot of cash to remember each other by.

'Modern Family' Star They're Gonna Kill Off Luke!!! That's My Fear, Anyway

10/12/2018 9:36 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Nolan Gould is looking over his shoulder on the set of "Modern Family" ... because he's got a sneaking suspicion his character, Luke, could be going six feet under!

We got Nolan at Matsuhisa in Bev Hills ... and he spills the beans on the significant character producers are killing off. Get ready for a plot twist, and keep in mind -- they've already shot the scene. 

Check out the clip ... Nolan explains why he can't stop thinking about the grim reaper's upcoming trip to his TV show's set. Just in case, he's already thought about how to send off Luke in a blaze of glory. 

Amanda Stanton from 'Bachelor' Hits Beach with BF After Dom. Violence Arrest

9/17/2018 9:16 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Amanda Stanton and her boyfriend put on a united front during a beach outing ... not long after she was arrested for getting into a fight with him.

The 'Bachelor' and "Bachelor in Paradise" fan favorite hit up Laguna Beach Sunday with BF, Bobby Jacobs ... showing plenty of PDA. It's the first time we've seen them out together since Amanda's arrest last week in Vegas after a drunken post-bachelorette party incident with Bobby.

As we first reported ... security at the Encore was responding to a noise complaint when an apparently boozed-up Amanda tried to intervene, shoving Bobby in the process. We're told that was enough for security to call cops, who arrested Amanda for misdemeanor domestic battery.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Bobby also claims Amanda started to hit him while he was in bed, argued for hours and at one point took the room's phone and swung it at him. Bobby also says Amanda tried kicking him and he tried pinning her down but he says she kept scratching and pinching his arms and body. Amanda had apparently been upset with Bobby 'cause he wasn't answering her calls.

A rep for Amanda told us it was all a misunderstanding ... calling the shove "playful."

No word if Amanda shoved Bobby into the Pacific but they definitely looked playful ... and unconcerned about her arrest.

'The Proposal' 1st Couple to Get Engaged ... Are Dunzo!!!

9/16/2018 4:38 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The first couple who got engaged on ABC's 'Bachelor'-spinoff, "The Proposal," have called it quits just a few months after the show premiered this summer.

Amputee police officer Mike Crowe tells TMZ that his new fiancee, Monica Villalobos, broke things off with him while they were recently on a trip to Costa Rica. The split happened just last week in the middle of their vacation -- Mike says Monica told him she didn't have feelings for him anymore.

Mike's clearly still hurting from the fresh break-up. He says not only did he put himself out there in trying to meet that special someone on TV, but notes that a ton of people have gotten emotionally invested in their journey. Plus, he says the Costa Rica trip was supposed to be in celebration of his 30th birthday ... so this doubly sucks for him.

As to whether he feels like he was set up for failure by the premise of the show -- propose to someone you've never met within an hour-long program -- Mike says no. He tells us he didn't have any expectations and didn't feel any outside pressure on the relationship. It's unclear if Monica felt the same, but he implies she might've not loved the scrutiny.

There's a potential silver lining here though. We ask if he'd be open to being cast in "The Bachelorette" if producers come calling. Let's put it this way ... he ain't saying no!

Dr. Jenn Mann Virgin 'Bachelor' No Biggie ... He's Used to Hotties Lining Up

9/14/2018 2:25 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Colton Underwood putting his virginity up for grabs on "The Bachelor" will be just another day at the office for him ... according to Dr. Jenn Mann.

We got the "Couples Therapy" doc Thursday night at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, and she compared Colton's situation to throwing meat at a hungry wolf -- after all, he's a 26-year-old virgin who will have dozens of women fighting for him. 

But, Jenn says it's nothing new for him. Remember, Colton's a former NFL player who's had plenty of hot chicks around him. She also addressed whether it's a smart move for him to punch his V-card on a reality show.

One more thing ... we already knew Jenn is smart as hell, but watch this clip. When she said, "the men that go on ['The Bachelor'] are not exactly mieskeits" -- it was time for a serious Google search.

Rough translation: Colton's not fugly. 

'Bachelor' Bob Guiney to Colton Don't Bang Before Fantasy Suites ... Fans Will Turn on You!!!

9/14/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Colton Underwood would be wise to keep it in his pants until he's down to 3 women on his season of "The Bachelor" ... so says one of the most promiscuous bachelors ever.

We talked to Season 4's 'Bachelor' Bob Guiney -- who slept with "five and a half women," according to an EP on the show -- and he says Colton should probably stay the virgin course until the fantasy suites, unless he's ready to have 'Bachelor' nation turn on him quick.

Bob's got a point -- it probably wouldn't play well with audiences if Colton started hooking up with ladies left and right after touting his virginity in such a public manner. If he stays true until the penultimate episode, Bob's sure ratings will skyrocket.

As for who should get cast to contend for Colton's heart, Bob thinks it wouldn't be a bad idea to have some late bloomers on there -- even though those folks won't have an automatic advantage.

He also suggests the pendulum could swing the other way with people like ... well, you gotta hear who his surprise guest of the year would be for yourself.

Modern Family Killing Off 'Significant' Character ... Who Will It Be???

9/13/2018 3:54 PM PDT

The grim reaper has an upcoming trip to "Modern Family" ... 'cause the TV show is reportedly killing off an important character. 

"Modern Family" is returning for its 10th season later this month, but apparently someone is going six feet under. Co-creator Christopher Lloyd tells Entertainment Weekly the new season will deal with a family death. 

Lloyd is predictably mum about the outgoing character's ID -- start making your list of potential targets -- but he says the person plays a "significant" role and their death will be a moving event with lasting repercussions. 

The suspense is already driving us nuts!!!

In light of the news, we gotta ask ... who do you think is getting the ax? And maybe more importantly, would they be heartless enough to off one of the kids???

Season 10 premieres on Sept. 26 on ABC.

Colton Underwood Coming In Hot as the Next 'Bachelor'

9/4/2018 6:47 AM PDT
Breaking News

Colton Underwood's in pure bliss, even though he's a virgin, because he's America's next 'Bachelor.'

The big reveal came Tuesday morning on 'GMA' as Colton -- famous for choosing football over sex -- gives love a third try. Remember, he was on Becca Kufrin's season last year and stunned her with the virgin bombshell. He still made it to the coveted hometown dates but was eliminated shortly thereafter.

Colton --  a former tight end who spent some time on practice squads with the Chargers, Raiders and Eagles -- later appeared on "Bachelor in Paradise" before breaking things off with Tia Booth. The 26-year-old says despite the taunts from fellow contestants after revealing he's never gone the distance, Colton says he'll remain true to himself as he tries to woo the one.

Fun fact: Colton was born on Super Bowl Sunday and was named after the Indianapolis Colts. Yeah, the team. Giddy up!!!

Roseanne Barr I'm Bringing Peace To the Middle East

9/3/2018 1:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The words "Roseanne" and "peace" are rarely used in the same sentence -- but they were today.

We got Roseanne Monday at LAX as she was leaving town, and she seems to think she can do what so many before her found elusive or just plain hopeless ... bring peace to the Middle East.

Roseanne just announced she's packin' up and movin' out of the US of A, for Israel ... a country she says she loves.

She first said she'll move for a few months, but what followed seems almost like a declaration of expatriation from the U.S.

True enough ... our photog pushed her about becoming another Henry Kissinger, but she embraced it and ran with it.

In case you didn't hear, John Goodman says Roseanne will be killed off in the first episode of "The Conners."  Maybe peace should start there.

Roseanne Barr I'm Done with the U.S. ... I'm Moving to Israel

9/3/2018 7:06 AM PDT

Roseanne Barr is throwing in the towel and leaving the U.S.

Barr appeared on Rabbi Shmuley's podcast and said she's headed for Israel ... first she says for a few months to study, but then she talks about a full-on move -- "I have an opportunity to go to Israel for a few months and study with my favorite teachers over there, and that's where I'm going to go and probably move somewhere there and study with my favorite teachers." 

Barr says she made a "fatal mistake" -- apologizing for her racist comment about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. She says when the left gets hold of an apology from someone on the other side of the political spectrum they don't let it go and eventually destroy their adversary.

Barr, who is a deeply religious Jew, goes on to say, "I have some mental health issues and depression and stuff. I got to stay in the middle or I'll go dark and I don't want to go dark again."

John Goodman just said Roseanne's gonna be killed off at the beginning of the reboot, "The Conners."

As for moving to Israel, Barr says, "I have saved a few pennies and I'm so lucky I can go."

'Bachelorette' Becca Kufrin Riding the Fame Wave with Garrett ... Get It While You Can

8/8/2018 6:55 AM PDT

Another 'Bachelorette' season has come and gone, and that means it's time for the awkward street photo ops ... which goes for Becca Kufrin and her new fiance too, of course.

The newest TV couple was following in the footsteps of their predecessors Tuesday, making the rounds in NYC a day after the finale aired ... where Garrett Yrigoyen proposed.

As was the case with Rachel Lindsay last year, now comes the seemingly compulsory trip to NYC, where paps shout out PDA instructions ... and the 'Bachelorette' pair plays along. The big question here ... who made ya cringe more: Rachel or Becca??

Oh, and if you're wondering where Becca and Garrett are gonna be registered ... we got your answer right here. Just know -- you'll have to be a member to hook 'em up.

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