Call me a humorless feminist, but I’ve always thought certain subjects were beyond the realm of comedy: Helen Keller, rape, the Holocaust. But then last week I caught a clip of Joan Rivers’ E! show “Fashion Police.” While critiquing a photo of Heidi Klum wearing this dress, Rivers quipped, “The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens.” And then something odd happened. I laughed.
I’m Jewish. So is Joan Rivers. Does being in “the club” mean that it’s okay to laugh at jokes about our own people? One of the reasons I don’t think Holocaust jokes are funny is that they poke fun at people who are victims, and it’s much funnier to laugh at the bullies. Did I laugh because Rivers was making fun of a German person in relation to the Holocaust, instead of a Jewish one? Keep reading »
It’s not often that a dude comedian stands up for a woman who’s getting fat shamed — and be funny about it! So a big high five, or whatever it is they do Down Under, to Australian comedian Adam Hills for telling Joan Rivers to STFU. Joan’s been all over the place cracking jokes about how fat Adele is and on his UK show The Last Leg, Hills called her out in a very emotional “FUCK YOU!”
If you make fat jokes, you’re being a dick! And I’m referring to you, Joan Rivers. Seth MacFarlane started it at the Oscars but after the Oscars, Joan Rivers tweeted “You could easily pick Adele’s Oscar out of the lineup. It was the only one wearing Spanx.” Then she went on the Letterman show and made a whole bunch of awful jokes which included her saying “I met Adele” and then she went [puffs cheeks out and makes "fat" motion with hands]. FUCK YOU!
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At 79 years old, Joan Rivers has finally decided to embrace her natural beauty. This video is most definitely NSFW, due to a reference to Betty White’s poop. Keepin’ it classy, Joan.
And they say kids today don’t watch the news. The amazing Joan Rivers
took a moment to play with her grandson, Cooper, and his friends on her new show “Joan Knows Best?” And what game did they want to play? Waterboarding, of course! “We tie you up. We put this on your head and then we spill water on you,” Cooper explains. Joan finally agrees. “Lay her down on the grass of death,” yells Cooper. It’s no doubt the same sentiment some celebrities feel after Joan skewers them on “Fashion Police.” [PopEater
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Joan Rivers is far from your typical style icon. But hey, she’s Joan friggin’ Rivers. So what the hell, Bluefly.com, why not do a Closet Confessions with her? Predictably Joan’s closet is full of old lady jackets — albeit ones by Valentino — and glitzy Vegas costumes. Her daughter Melissa’s closet is similarly boring, but at least the pair has an interesting theory on how they invented the word “vintage.” As with anything Joan Rivers, this Closet Confession is full of pearls of craggy wisdom: “Fashion should always be fun, it should be enjoyed, and if you take yourself too seriously, you’re an idiot. That’s why I hate Victoria Beckham.” Meow! [LiveStream.com] Keep reading »
“Joan Rivers and her ‘stargument’ make me believe that she and Michael Lohan are a match made in heaven … All he needs is her botox doctor. ‘Dr.’ Drew—any ideas? Botox rehab reality show? … In the words of 50 cent, you shouldn’t throw stones if you live in a glass house and if you got a glass jaw, you should watch yo mouth.”
—Lindsay Lohan lashed out via Twitter yesterday at a trifecta of “enemies” — her dad, who has used her situation to get publicity; Joan Rivers, who Tweeted nasty stuff about her over the weekend; and Dr. Drew, who has repeatedly said she needs to go to rehab [People] Keep reading »
Fact: Joan Rivers will kick a girl when she’s down. The sharp-tongued comedienne turned on Lindsay Lohan this weekend, tweeting a string of funny-but-mean one-liners about the jailbird. In a totally uncharacteristic act of maturity, Lohan actually kept her cool on Twitter. So, who came to Lindsay’s defense? Her ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson. See the whole exchange, after the jump … Keep reading »
“If you’re going to be a romantic idol and try to get every teenage girl to love you, then you’d be an ass to come out and say you’re gay. Ricky Martin was so smart. He did what he did, made his millions and then he said, ‘Guess what, every body? I’m gay…It didn’t matter anymore because he didn’t have to bring in 16-year-old girls.”
– Joan Rivers, whose film, “A Piece Of Work,” is receiving rave reviews. Do you agree with Joan or do you think Ricky would have still appealed to 16-year-olds as an out-and-proud gay man? [Page Six] Keep reading »
If you have men (or soccer enthusiast women) in your life, chances are you’re going to want to escape from the constant World Cup noise. There’s no better escape from the heat, yelling, and ball-pinging than an air-conditioned movie theater. But for some reason, instead of releasing a bunch of chick flicks to compensate, half of this weekend’s movie releases are also packed full of machismo. Fortunately, Sundance winner “Winter’s Bone” is on limited release and looks pretty fantastic. Plus, there’s a Joan Rivers documentary that I had no idea existed until now but am weirdly glad that it does. “The A-Team” and “The Karate Kid” both look decent if you’re in one of those set-stuff-on-fire and beat-people-up kind of moods. Or are nostalgic for the ’80s. Keep reading »
Soon after Betty White hosted “Saturday Night Live,” I remember asking my friend Nate, a fellow “Golden Girls” fanatic, what he thought of all the fuss around White’s meteoric comeback. He rolled his eyes, shrugged, and said, “It’s just weird that everybody’s finally come around to realizing that Betty White is amazing. Where have they been?”
He was right: the recent trend of people catching on to the fact that Betty White is terrific felt patronizing, and not just because most were astonished that an adorable old lady could land a joke better than most “SNL” hosts one-third her age (I’m looking at you, January Jones); it was the belated appreciation of White’s fabulousness that made all of us look even sillier.
And now, there’s Joan Rivers. Keep reading »