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Will Joan Rivers Be The Next Betty White?

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 »

Quickies: Joan Rivers Is “A Piece Of Work” & Is “Sex And The City” Bad For Your Health?

  • Honoring Joan Rivers‘ 75 years of life, “A Piece of Work,” a documentary about her career in the spotlight, will be released June 11. [YouTube]
  • “Angsta” Coolio is missing a “G” from his Insane Clown Posse “Jugalo Cool” tattoo. [TMZ]
  • Hey “Drop Dead Diva” fans, with season one now available on DVD, take this quiz to find your inner diva! [Facebook]

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Quotable: Joan Rivers Hopes Jesse James Bounces Back From The Insanity

Jesse should have been in therapy years ago. I’m so sad because he’s such a sweet guy. And when he starts telling you about what he came out of with his background you put two and two together. So you just hope, please God, get into therapy, which he is and try and pull your life together. [When I first met him] I thought he was adorable, ADORABLE. Jesse was a darling and a gentleman. He was the one who carried your bag, he was the one who helped you up the stairs. Sweet, nice … this whole thing is just insane.”

— Joan Rivers on her fellow “Celebrity Apprentice” star [Hollywood Life] Keep reading »

Quotable: Joan Rivers Tells Victoria Beckham To Eff Off With Her Entitlement

Victoria Beckham is so nasty. Why doesn’t she just go home?! Her dresses are beautiful, but I don’t care what she does. She’s mean to all the people around her. She’s too short to be a diva. We all use the same hairdressers, make-up artists, limo-drivers, and greeters at the airports in L.A. and nobody has anything nice to say about her. They say she’s rude. She can’t always just be having a bad day. Victoria Beckham should get a life. I am not a fan of outrageous consumption. I think it is vulgar.

And no-one should flaunt that they have a hundred Hermes bags. Not when people are starving. Everyone should be allowed to have a great time but she shows a distinct lack of class. I dislike Victoria Beckham. The entitlement — the total entitlement. You want to say, ‘Calm down, you were a Spice Girl.’ The arrogance when she walks into a room is astonishing.”

Joan Rivers didn’t mince words when the topic of Victoria Beckham came up during a Closer magazine interview in 2008. We’re almost positive the comedienne still feels the same way. [Dlisted] Keep reading »

Joan Rivers Is Mouthing Off Big Time This Week

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. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Bitch, Whine And Joan

“Celebrity Apprentice” winner Joan Rivers claws her way to the top “Live with Regis & Kelly.” Which is more plastic: her face, her personality, or her jewelry? [NYC, 5/11/09] Keep reading »

Botox Gets A Whole Lot Scarier

Guh-reat. Last summer, I got botox in the name of journalism. It looked okay. Before I got the ‘tox, I had a pretty visible verticle line across the middle of my forehead and then a few little frowny lines near my eyebrows so I always just looked a teensy-weensy bit mad. I never really had much of problem with those lines, although it did occur to me to buy better sunglasses so I wouldn’t squint as much. Had the botox not been free, I wouldn’t have done it, but I never turn down anything free (even little unappetizing finger foods at parties!). Anyway, the botox made all the lines go away, which looked pretty good when I wasn’t trying to move my face. When I did try to move my eyebrows for example, only the very corners would go up a smidge. Think Joan Rivers. Yeah.

So even though I got the ‘tox for free and got paid for the journalism assignment, it turns out it may not have been worth it. Nicole Kidman, pay attention! Keep reading »

Plastic Surgery Comes With A Warning

Jamie Lee Curtis, 50, just graced the cover of AARP magazine wearing nothing but water. And now she’s urging people to go au natural themselves and grow old gracefully. She’s speaking up about her own plastic surgeries, admitting to first going under the knife at 35 because a photographer made a snide remark about her “puffy” eyes. She’s had numerous surgeries since, saying: “I did it all. But, you know what, it didn’t work. The fraud is it doesn’t work…there are complications, and I got them all.” While Jamie Lee hasn’t specified her problems with the operations, we’re pretty sure one of the side effects is being stuck in a waiting room with Joan Rivers. [ICYDK] Keep reading »

Botox: Looks That Can Kill

Joan Rivers, a big fan of Botox, is poking fun at herself and laughing all the way to the bank in a new Geico commercial. While it may give you a career, a new report shows the wrinkle reducer could make you loose more than just facial expressions — it’s a look that can kill. The popular cosmetic injection is made from the botulinum toxin, the same bacterium that poisons meat, has in many cases spread through patients’ bodies wreaking all sorts of havoc. Since Botox has been linked to 16 deaths and almost 100 users hospitalization, Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group, is asking the FDA to review the trendy disease…er, skin care substance put out by the pharmaceutical company Allergan. Looks like there’s an even uglier side to this beauty product. [Reuters] Keep reading »

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