In a CNN interview on Saturday promoting her new book, Diary of a Mad Diva, Joan Rivers was asked a few times too many about her offensive brand of humor. Anchor Fredricka Whitfield, who admittedly was kind of smug, pressed Rivers about her choice to make cruel jokes on “Fashion Police” and use sensitive topics like Caylee Anthony’s death in her humor. Joan’s attempts to defend herself sort of make sense in the beginning, but she unravels pretty quickly into a, well, mad diva and then, out of nowhere, storms off the set. Awkward. After decades of scrutinizing other people for a living, Joan apparently can’t take a single jab at herself? I’m kind of hoping this was a publicity stunt instead of her actual personality, though that wouldn’t really make the situation any less of a diva move. [Queerty]
Not gonna lie, I was a littttttle nervous when I saw that Laverne Cox from “Orange Is The New Black” was going to be on “Fashion Police” with Joan Rivers. Joan’s comedy — which I sometimes find quite funny, actually — has a tendency to tread into crass, “offensive” territory; it didn’t seem all that unlikely that Joan, in a failed bid to be funny, might make some offensive jokes about Cox being a trans woman. As it turned out, Rivers was perfectly respectful while still being funny, treating Cox just as she would any other guest, asking about her favorite red carpet moments and for the scoop on her dating life. Speaking of, Cox apparently has a thing for Jewish guys. I wonder if she does JDate? Clip above and another after the jump! Keep reading »
Joan Rivers made a not-so-funny “joke” on “The Today Show” yesterday about the three Cleveland women who were kidnapped by deranged creep Ariel Castro and held captive in his home for a decade. When describing how cramped her daughter’s guest room in her home is, Rivers joked that “Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space,” much to the horror and awkward fumbling of her “Today” interviewers.
Word got back to the kidnapping victims Amanda Berry, Gina de Jesus, and Michelle Knight, who were deeply offended. Lawyers for DeJesus and Berry reached out to Rivers in a statement:
Our clients have become aware of Joan Rivers’ unfortunate comparison of living in her daughter’s guest room to their captivity. We understand that Ms. Rivers is a comedienne; however, the idea that a celebrity would say something this hurtful, on national television, no less, is beyond shocking and disappointing. Our clients are strong, private women who have endured unwanted and often painful media attention for quite some time. They now have to endure this, which is a new low, and we believe a sincere apology is warranted.
Rivers, however, feels she has nothing to apologize for. “They got to live rent free for more than a decade. One of them has a book deal. Neither are in a psych ward. They’re okay. I bet you within three years one of them will be on ‘Dancing With The Stars,’” she told TMZ. Damn, Joan. Keep reading »
I generally don’t take Joan Rivers‘ opinion on anything seriously – besides maybe plastic surgery – so I’m not sure that her recent rant about Miley Cyrus will make many waves in Hollywood. However, she clearly felt she needed to lash out at the ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer, who Joan describes as “disgusting”. Read Joan Rivers’ quote on Evil Beet Gossip…
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!
And it gets better from there… Keep reading »
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 »