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John Goodman in 2013.
John Goodman in 2013. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Actor John Goodman would “rather say nothing than to cause more trouble” in the ongoing “Roseanne” saga.

Goodman, who played Roseanne Barr’s onscreen husband in the now-canceled ABC sitcom, finally addressed the controversy in a video obtained by Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday — only to say that he wouldn’t be saying anything.

The 65-year-old told a cameraman that “everything’s fine” in the wake of the hit show’s cancellation due to his costar’s racist tweets earlier this week. It is unclear when the footage was shot.

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(Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

I always felt like my best years would be from 50 to 65 years old. ... It was a feeling I had even when I was really young. My kids are kind of all grown up now and I can be in a different space where I can put everything into it.

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page speaks against a planning application Tuesday in London.
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page speaks against a planning application Tuesday in London. (David Mirzoeff / Associated Press)

It’s a situation where neither party wants to bring the house down.

A four-year feud between rock god Jimmy Page and pop star Robbie Williams rumbles on after a London-area planning committee postponed a decision on excavation at the latter’s home, saying it needed time for additional legal assistance before rendering a verdict. 

Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council’s planning commission on Tuesday made its decision to make no decision (yet), the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

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(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Roseanne Barr’s self-defense continued through Wednesday afternoon, with the disgraced comic insisting that she’s not racist and has been smeared.

One day after ABC abruptly canceled the revival of her hit show “Roseanne” over racist comments she made about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, it seems Barr is gearing up for a fight as she eyes her next move.

“I'm not a racist, I never was & I never will be,” she tweeted Wednesday. “One stupid joke in a lifetime of fighting 4 civil rights 4 all minorities, against networks, studios, at the expense of my nervous system/family/wealth will NEVER b taken from me.”

Roseanne Barr and John Goodman in ABC's "Roseanne" revival.
Roseanne Barr and John Goodman in ABC's "Roseanne" revival. (Adam Rose / ABC)

The makers of Ambien have pithily distanced themselves from comic Roseanne Barr, who blamed the sleep-aid drug for her firing off a racist tweet that torpedoed her hit ABC revival.

“People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world,” pharmaceutical company Sanofi tweeted on Wednesday.

But here’s where it gets good: “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”

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Kim Kardashian West at the 2018 Met Gala.
Kim Kardashian West at the 2018 Met Gala. (Evan Agostini / Associated Press)

Another reality star is going to Washington, D.C.: Kim Kardashian West will confab Wednesday at the White House about a woman serving a life term for a first-time drug offense. Kardashian West will meet with Jared Kushner and other Trump administration officials to discuss prison reform, according to CNN

“Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson. Today is for you,” Kardashian tweeted early Wednesday, appending a praying-hands emoji to the message. Though it has been widely reported that she’ll meet with President Trump, that is unclear and unconfirmed.

The meeting, scheduled for late this afternoon, according to Vanity Fair, comes after months of back-channel meetings by presidential son-in-law Kushner, the Mic reported at the beginning of the month. 

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(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

“Superstore” star America Ferrera is officially a mom.

The actress and her husband, Ryan Piers Williams, have welcomed their first child, Sebastian, a baby boy they’ve nicknamed Baz.

The Emmy-winning “Ugly Betty” star introduced the little guy — and his tiny foot — with a photo posted on social media on Tuesday.

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I'm not changing who I am, but I'm respectful because I'm in these amazing halls with a diverse audience. I still want to be as authentic as I can be — it's what people expect.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Idina Menzel leads the band

Roseanne Barr in "Roseanne."
Roseanne Barr in "Roseanne." (Adam Rose / ABC)

In the time it took to compose a 53-character tweet, Roseanne Barr went from a hero that ABC was banking upon to unemployed.

The network canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" on Tuesday after Barr's racist tweet that referred to Valerie Jarrett, an advisor to President Obama, as a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and "Planet of the Apes." Her agent dropped her, and other services pulled "Roseanne" reruns.

The swift developments rendered President Trump at least temporarily mum.

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ABC has canceled its revival of "Roseanne," the network announced Tuesday.

That didn’t take long. Hours after Roseanne Barr said she was leaving Twitter — the same platform that cost the sitcom star her ABC series when she posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett — Barr returned to social media with a vengeance Tuesday evening.

“Don’t feel sorry for me guys,” she wrote, before apologizing to the cast, crew and writers “who lose their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet.”

Barr then announced she would be a guest on comedian Joe Rogan’s podcast Friday — presumably her first interview since ABC axed the revival of her long-running sitcom “Roseanne.”