It’s been a while since Joan Rivers has been allowed on The Tonight Show. When the comedian — Tonight‘s permanent guest host from 1983 to 1986 — was given her own late night show at Fox, Tonight host Johnny Carson retaliated by banning his protégée from ever appearing on his program again. The Fashion Police host stayed away through the Leno, Conan, and second Leno administrations, only making her first Tonight reappearance during new host Jimmy Fallon’s first episode — and her first full comeback last night.
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Gwyneth Paltrow covers the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar and in her lengthy interview she revealed some skincare regimen secrets. While discussing her current aversion to plastic surgery, Paltrow also jokingly insulted famous funny lady (and known loud mouth) Joan Rivers.
“I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I’m 50. I’ll try anything,” Paltrow told Harper’s. “Except I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!” READ FULL STORY
This is not a hoax: Joan Rivers called Adele “fat,” for the second time, and also said that Ann Curry was, like, really boring as a Today anchor. While saying both of these things to the Huffington Post, she laughed and laughed — which was weird, because what she said wasn’t that funny.
I like Joan Rivers. Joan Rivers has license to say whatever she wants, and we have a cultural and economic ability to pick her up or toss her away with each new comment. But if Rivers keeps wrapping herself in headlines about speaking snark to power — wrong or right, but without a single wink — does she give us all a reason to forget she’s hellaciously funny, too?
For context, here are both comments:
“I was told that you died like 10 years ago and that you’re totally animatronic,” Sarah Silverman joked on the debut of Joan Rivers’ new web series In Bed With Joan. “I don’t know who’s working this but it’s amazing! I’m right up close and it looks real.”
Silverman instantly got comfortable for the interview, snuggling under the covers. “I want the full mommy experience,” she confessed.
Expect some great talk about writing jokes, but Silverman isn’t quite sure Rivers’ show is going to work out. When Rivers asked Silverman if she was depressed, she responded, without missing a beat, “I’m depressed seeing this set. I’m depressed seeing where my hero is at. That’s depressing. I’m no longer like really dreaming about a future.”
Watch the full 25-minute webisode below: READ FULL STORY
When viewers tune in to Fashion Police’s Oscar wrap-up on E! they’re probably expecting cutting remarks, but Joan Rivers – no stranger to controversy – went a bit further than that with some not-so-innocent jokes about Heidi Klum’s Oscar outfit.
Speaking about Klum’s showstopping gold dress with a seriously plunging neckline, Rivers remarked Monday, “The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens.” Yikes.
This made a lot of people quite upset, namely the Anti-Defamation League, who posted on their website: “Of all people, Joan Rivers should know better. This remark is so vulgar and offensive to Jews and Holocaust survivors, and indeed to all Americans, that we cannot believe it made it to the airwaves. Making it worse, not one of her co-hosts made any effort to respond or to condemn this hideous statement, leaving it hanging out there and giving it added legitimacy through their silence. Almost as bad as her original comment is the fact that she sat there doubled over with laughter after saying it.” READ FULL STORY
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