Joan Rivers has been mouthing off all around town. Yesterday TMZ posted a video of her calling out Brooke Shields for pretending to be besties with Michael Jackson, even though she hadn’t actually seen him in years. Rivers snarked, “It’s called face time.” Clearly, face time is something Rivers is familiar with. Between winning “Celebrity Apprentice” earlier this year, getting roasted on Comedy Central, and her new show “How’d You Get So Rich?” on TV Land, the gossip queen has been drumming up more drama than usual. This week alone she also trash-talked Jon Gosselin, Robert Redford and Jay Leno. Rivers talked smack about Jon Gosselin to the NY Post saying, “I’m disgusted by him. Here’s a guy with eight kids who runs off to ‘find himself’—well, he should have found himself a condom.”
She made fun of Robert Redford’s plastic surgery to the Associated Press. “I recommend doing a little bit at a time, otherwise you look like you’ve been through a wind tunnel,” she said. “Robert Redford looks like he’s in the Witness Protection Program. He could actually kill a man and get away with it now.”
And she totally slammed Jay Leno at the Television Critics Association in Los Angeles. “I think it’s brilliant that Leno is at 10 p.m., because America can get bored more easily and go to sleep earlier,” she quipped. “When was the last time you heard, ‘Did you hear what Leno said last night?’ It will be nice for the Midwest because their crops will be greener.”
Joan, what’s up? I hope you’re just trying to drum up press for your show. Otherwise, it may be time to crank down the mean-meter a notch or two.