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October 17, 1991 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Comedian Roseanne Arnold took action Wednesday to have her former talent agency's license revoked, alleging that the agents cheated her out of more than $20 million in profits from her hit ABC-TV series "Roseanne." In a petition filed with the state Department of Industrial Relations, which regulates talent agencies, Arnold accused agent Tracy Kramer and Los Angeles-based Triad Artists Inc. of secretly cutting a deal with the show's producers, Carsey-Werner Co.
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March 9, 1996
A Los Angeles federal court jury found Friday in favor of Tom Arnold and his former wife, Roseanne, in a breach of contract lawsuit against a New York clothing firm they hired to distribute their "plus size" clothing line. U.S. District Judge Harry Hupp said he plans to award the former couple $750,000. Still to be resolved is whether the president of CelebSales, Stanley Warner, will have to pay them all the money, or $250,000, with the company chipping in the rest.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1994
Roseanne Arnold's former manager has filed a $40-million lawsuit against her former employer, saying the actress fired her without justification and then defamed her in the recent autobiography, "My Lives."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 1995 | DANIEL HOWARD CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roseanne has always given people something to talk about--most recently, her divorce from Tom Arnold, her Valentine's Day marriage to burly young bodyguard Ben Thomas and her artificial insemination. But there's one thing people haven't been talking much about these days: her TV show. Roseanne languished in bed much of this year with complications from in-vitro fertilization, reducing her presence--both on screen and behind the scenes--to a minimum.
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May 14, 1994 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The saga of the stormy marriage of show business couple Roseanne and Tom Arnold took another twist Friday when the actress refiled for divorce, 22 days after she dropped a previous divorce proceeding against her husband and recanted claims that he emotionally and physically abused her. Arnold, star of ABC's top-rated "Roseanne" series, again cited irreconcilable differences in her Los Angeles Superior Court divorce petition. She also asks that the court not require her to pay alimony.
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September 26, 1992 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Candee Kennedy has seen plenty of stars. During the last 12 years, the part-time tour bus driver has witnessed the unveiling of the 1,720th, the 1,842nd and the 1,951st stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame--those honoring Barry Manilow, Natalie Wood and Dean Stockwell, respectively. But on Friday morning, as she waited to catch a glimpse of No. 1,966, Roseanne Arnold, Kennedy said this time was special. Arnold is much more than a celebrity, Kennedy said: She's a role model.
BOOKS
March 6, 1994 | Leah Rozen, Leah Rozen is an associate editor at People magazine in New York and a fan of Roseanne
Tired but true cliche: You cannot judge a book by its cover. Take, for example, the steamy dust jacket on "My Lives," Roseanne Arnold's second autobiography. (Her first, "Roseanne: My Life as a Woman," was published by Harper & Row in 1989.) It features Arnold swooning in the arms of her husband, Tom, both of them garbed in 18th-Century duds and making like the hero and heroine of a bodice-ripping romance. "My Lives," however, is anything but a conventional love story.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1991 | GLENN DOGGRELL, ASSISTANT SAN DIEGO ARTS EDITOR
The show wasn't exactly what was promised, but that's probably for the better. Before coming to San Diego to play two shows at Humphrey's on Sunday night, Roseanne Arnold, nee Barr, promised her fans a meaner, more aggressive and caustic humor. She was tired of being a punching bag. She was tired of taking abuse. It was time for her to have her say, she said. Sunday's 7 p.m. show, however, did not exactly follow the game plan.
NEWS
April 19, 1994 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roseanne Arnold filed for divorce Monday from her husband, Tom, apparently ending a professional partnership known for its intimidating show business clout and a personal union that she says was secretly plagued by alleged physical and psychological abuse. Arnold, star of ABC's top-rated "Roseanne" series, filed divorce papers in Los Angeles Superior Court three days after bitter arguments by the couple outside the Studio City set of "Roseanne" and at their Brentwood home.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 1993 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roseanne Arnold, saying she's fed up with ABC's indecision over the fate of her husband's "The Jackie Thomas Show," has declared she's severing ties with the network and will take her popular series elsewhere at the end of next season. Arnold, in an interview with the New York Times, said her relationship with ABC was "absolutely over" because network executives had lied to her repeatedly about when they would decide whether to renew "Jackie Thomas."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1994
Roseanne and estranged husband Tom Arnold have mutually decided to obtain a divorce as soon as is legally possible, her publicist said Tuesday. The divorce is expected to be final by Dec. 9, according to the brief statement issued by Kevin Campbell of PMK Public Relations. "All property issues will be resolved by settlement or trial at a future date," the statement said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 1994 | Howard Rosenberg
Dueling Rosies. That's tonight's exotic television matchup as PBS opens a two-part biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Fox premieres its one-nighter quickie about Roseanne (the former Roseanne Arnold and Roseanne Barr). The latter is a Fox crotch job, with "Roseanne: An Unauthorized Biography" doing to its subject pretty much what she did to the national anthem a few years back.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 1994 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Roseanne is a Roseanne is a Roseanne. The divorce action is proceeding. The estranged husband and business partner is on to other things. And "Roseanne," starring Roseanne, is back on track for its seventh season. Producers say the show remains very much the same--only different.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 1994 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON, Lawrence Christon is a Times staff writer.
When a forlorn young woman in Thomas Pynchon's "Vineland" wished that life could be like a sitcom, with a wisecrack for every occasion and all of its problems wrapped up in 30 minutes--cut to final commercial--she didn't know how accommodating the television industry would eventually be.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1994 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The saga of the stormy marriage of show business couple Roseanne and Tom Arnold took another twist Friday when the actress refiled for divorce, 22 days after she dropped a previous divorce proceeding against her husband and recanted claims that he emotionally and physically abused her. Arnold, star of ABC's top-rated "Roseanne" series, again cited irreconcilable differences in her Los Angeles Superior Court divorce petition. She also asks that the court not require her to pay alimony.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1994
Roseanne Arnold's former manager has filed a $40-million lawsuit against her former employer, saying the actress fired her without justification and then defamed her in the recent autobiography, "My Lives."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 1991 | RICK DU BROW, TIMES TELEVISION WRITER
CBS easily swept to its second weekly ratings victory of the new prime-time season, led by "Murphy Brown," while NBC's longtime comedy base anchored by "The Cosby Show" and "The Golden Girls" showed signs of weakening. With "Cosby" slipping to 17th place and "The Golden Girls" nose-diving to 55th in its new 8 p.m. time slot, NBC finished in the basement last week among the Big Three networks, according to figures released Tuesday by the A. C. Nielsen Co.
NEWS
May 1, 1994 | ROBIN ABCARIAN, Robin Abcarian's column is published Wednesdays and Sundays
Lydia Bodin has followed the recent travails of Roseanne Arnold with great interest. On April 18, Roseanne filed for divorce from her husband, Tom Arnold, accusing him, in her request for a restraining order, of violent behaviors and concluding that she has become "a classic battered wife." On April 21, Roseanne dropped divorce proceedings, recanted her charges and asked for forgiveness. Bodin, as it happens, is a deputy L.A. County district attorney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1994 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the most bizarre twist yet in the continuing soap opera surrounding one of Hollywood's most controversial couples, Roseanne Arnold on Thursday dropped divorce proceedings against her husband, Tom, and withdrew charges that he emotionally and physically abused her. In a statement released by her press agent, Pat Kingsley, Arnold also mentioned Tom Arnold's assistant Kim Silva, who was rumored to have had an affair with him.
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