In 2018, some big names fell from grace.
The “Roseanne” reboot catapulted Roseanne Barr back into the spotlight, but it all came crashing down after the star posted a tweet comparing former top Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a character from "Planet of the Apes." It resulted in the cancellation of her top-rated show.
Then, to make matters worse, a video posted to YouTube showed Barr go on a tirade about the fallout in which she repeatedly screamed, “I thought the bitch was white!”
She calmed down to apologize to Fox's Sean Hannity, saying, “I made a mistake. Obviously it cost me everything.”
A “Roseanne” spinoff, “The Conners,” premiered later in the year with the lead killed off.
TV host Megyn Kelly also fell from grace this year after suggesting that wearing blackface for Halloween was once acceptable.
“What is racist? Because truly you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween,” she said during her hour of the “Today” show in October. “Back when I was a kid that was OK, as long as you were dressing up as like a character.”
She quickly apologized, but that couldn't save her job as the highest-earning NBC host. Her show was canceled after just one year on the air.
The #MeToo movement continued to bring down powerful men this year as Les Moonves resigned as chairman and CEO of CBS over sexual harassment allegations, which he emphatically denies.
But 2018 also saw a reckoning for some: Bill Cosby was sentenced to prison for three to 10 years for sexual assault. His accusers expressed relief and joy.