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 »
“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 »
“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 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 »
“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 »
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 »