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#21 princess

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 10:31 AM

Rivers Women Gush Back Onto Red Carpet
(Wednesday, December 08 09:03 AM)

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) The nation may still be at war. Baseball may still be embroiled in a steroid scandal. "National Treasure" may still be the most popular movie in America. Fortunately, at least one of our national nightmares is over.

They're back.

After being frozen off of the Emmy red carpet this fall, Joan and Melissa Rivers will return this January to critique fashions and set the scene for the TV Guide Channel at the 62nd Annual Golden Globes. The grand comeback will air on Sunday, Jan. 16 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

"Just when everyone thought it was safe on the red carpet ... we're baacckk!" Joan and Melissa Rivers say in a typically restrained joint statement.

Team Rivers departed E! this summer, lured by a lucrative contract offer from TV Guide Channel, which has been desperate to lure viewers with the promise of original content. However, because of E!'s exclusive red carpet deal with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, no other cable venues could get access to the celebrities, many of whom actively bemoaned Melissa and Joan's absence.

On Emmy night, viewers were left woefully unaware of which celebrities were well dressed and which stars just looked like tramps. There will be no such fashion crisis for the Golden Globes.

"Joan and Melissa are Hollywood's most iconic fashion critics, and they are back where they belong -- on the red carpet!" says TV Guide Channel General Manager Tom Cosgrove. "Audiences look forward to hearing their honest, witty, and hilarious critiques of red-carpet fashion and now their millions of fans can sleep well knowing the new year will get off to a more colorful start with Joan and Melissa's tell-it-like-it-is commentary. TV fans can also look forward to a few fun surprises, including interacting with Joan and Melissa in real-time, and weighing in on their picks and pans."

Meanwhile, Star Jones Reynolds, who replaced the Rivers women for E!'s Emmy coverage, will be back on the carpet for the Golden Globes.

"Star's dynamic personality, sharp wit, and fashion sense combined with her strong connection to the Hollywood community allowed her to truly own the red carpet as host of E!'s live pre-show Emmy coverage in September," says E! President Ted Harbert. "We're thrilled to invite her back as host for our 'Live from the Red Carpet at the Golden Globes' this January."

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 10:18 PM

people.com
MONDAY, DEC. 20:

Want to relive Ashlee Simpson's Milli Vanilli moment? Or tear up again over a clip from the Friends finale? You can revisit the year's TV highlights on TV Guide: Greatest Moments 2004, airing on ABC at XX p.m. Chiming in with their two cents are Joan and Melissa Rivers, who've abandoned their E! thrones to jump over to the TV Guide Channel. The mother-daughter team will dish on the years highlights and lowlights. The special will also feature the TV Guide Awards with categories including favorite newcomer (Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria will compete with Veronica Mars's Kristen Bell) and favorite reality star.

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 01:28 PM

JOAN POLISHES GLOBES SCALPELPage SixBRUTALLY bitchy Joan Rivers - who will be back on the red carpet with daughter Melissa at the Golden Globes next weekend - gave TV Guide a little preview of what to expect.Asked for their views on red-carpet regulars, Joan (right) kicks off by taking aim at scruffy Russell Crowe: "When his limo arrives, you can smell him in advance," she says. "He needs to be told that you can take a bath and still be butch."Joan, who will be seen on the TV Guide Channel, also reveals that Kevin Costner is not talking to her any more after she derided the measly engagement ring he gave his wife, Christine Baumgartner. "When I saw her ring I said, 'Is this a joke?' She really should be indebted to me. Because of that remark, she got a wonderful ring."Also ignoring the Rivers mother-and-daughter duo is Annette Bening who simply won't give them the time of day. "[She] just waltzes through - very grand - doesn't stop, with this smile on her face like, 'I smell [bleep],'" says Joan.Getting philosophical, the comic said, "You really get to see the arc of careers. When 'The Golden Girls' was on, if you could get Bea Arthur, it was amazing. Now everyone goes, 'Isn't that nice? She's still alive, but look, there's James Gandolfini.'"Joan is not shy about taking shots at herself, either. She cracked, "I'll still be recovering from plastic surgery, that's a given. So I'll be groggy from the anesthesia."Rivers attributes her success with viewers to the fact that, "If they don't like me, they like Melissa. She brings in the under-40s. To the 80-year-olds, I'm a hottie - I bring in the demographics for erectile dysfunction ads and Depends."When it comes to the "skinnie minnies" of showbiz, Joan says of Calista Flockhart and Lara Flynn Boyle, "From the front, gorgeous, but from the back, it was chicken shoulders."The difference between mother and daughter is perhaps best illustrated when writer David A. Keeps asked what they thought of the Olsen twins. Melissa says they are "the smartest two women in show business." Joan, however, tags them "the luckiest two midgets in show business."We know who gets PAGE SIX's vote.

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 04:30 PM

From the NY Post - Cindy Adams


TRUST mother, kiddies. E! is looking to have Joan Rivers back walking
its red carpet .

#25 RedandBlue

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 07:36 AM

Geez, let's see: choosing between watching that freaky surgically-altered mother-daughter team of Joan and Melissa, or that schmoozing beard Star on E! Isn't that like choosing between cyanide and arsenic? -_-

Edited by RedandBlue, 25 May 2005 - 07:39 AM.


#26 queenie

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 09:55 AM

They both are annoying but I can deal with Star Jones and Kathy Griffin better than Melissa.I enjoy Joan also, but Melissa has never really done anything without her mom.At least Star Jones knows the actors name even if they are not huge stars ans hse knows their projects.

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 02:40 PM

I don't know...Joan Rivers not knowing the names of stars is pretty damn funny. I loved when she didn't know who Russell Crowe was...The look on his face was priceless. She's catty but at least, she ain't a suck-up like the U.S.S. Star Jones.Get rid of Star and her talking about her wedding and big gay Al...IMHO!
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Posted 25 May 2005 - 03:22 PM

To Whom It May Concern: Please bring back Joan :) I can't deal with Star Jones -_- .

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 03:50 PM

To Whom It May Concern: Please bring back Joan :) I can't deal with Star Jones -_- .

MAJOR second!Watching her almost molest Usher on the red carpet made me physically ill. At least Joan makes me laugh :)
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Posted 26 May 2005 - 05:32 AM

I don't know...Joan Rivers not knowing the names of stars is pretty damn funny.  I loved when she didn't know who Russell Crowe was...The look on his face was priceless.  She's catty but at least, she ain't a suck-up like the U.S.S. Star Jones.Get rid of Star and her talking about her wedding and big gay Al...IMHO!

Her not knowing Russell was funny I gotta admit.I don't think he has ever forgiven her for that..

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 12:53 PM

8/3/2005
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Joan live at The Cutting Room

If you want to hear Joan at her most hilarious, uninhibited, uncensored best, you want to catch her at New York’s famed Cutting Room, in the heart of the Flatiron district. It’s centrally located at 19 West 24th Street, between Broadway and 6th Avenue on the north side of the street. You can take any of the trains listed on the subway maps to 23rd Street and it’s just a quick walk away. If you enjoy eating, drinking and laughing, you won’t want to miss seeing Joan perform here. You’re guaranteed a great night to remember.


Has anyone seen her act??

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 01:31 PM

I enjoy Joan also, but Melissa has never really done anything without her mom.

Is it just me, or do you get the feeling that Melissa is embarassed of her mother sometimes?

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 08:06 PM

:D That's why Melissa puts up with her mother. Without her, she wouldn't have a job.

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 12:46 PM

(LATimes.com)Joan Rivers Gets Into Shouting Match Over RaceBy Scott Martelle, Times Staff WriterA discussion over race on a live London radio show Wednesday devolved into a shouting match of personal insults, with comedian Joan Rivers angrily cursing at a fellow guest she thought had called her a racist.Rivers, who begins a tour of England on Friday, was a guest on BBC Radio 4's "Midweek" program with Darcus Howe, a Trinidad-born writer and black activist, and two other guests, including author Jackie Collins. Howe is the subject of a new movie, "Son of Mine," about his relationship with his son, who spent half his youth in Trinidad with his white mother.As Howe talked about the pervasiveness of race in personal relationships, Rivers interrupted to say: "I'm so bored with race."Howe responded: "You're entitled to be bored by it. I am not."Rivers went on to say she thought race should be irrelevant, and intermarriage should be common."Race doesn't mean a damn thing — it's about people," she said.After host Libby Purves remarked that Rivers was espousing "an American approach," Howe condemned the U.S. as "the most savagely racial places in the world."After a back-and-forth over the nature of hatred, and a discussion of the film about Howe, the discussion turned angry when Howe tweaked Rivers, referring to "Caribbean children, since black offends Joan."Rivers exploded."How dare you say that! You know nothing about me," Rivers said.Howe revised his comment to say, "the use of the term black offends you.""Where the hell are you coming from? You have got such a chip on your shoulder," Rivers said. "Don't you dare call me a racist! I want an apology from you."As Purves tried to mollify Rivers, saying she didn't think Howe was making a personal comment about the comedian, Rivers became increasingly angry."This is a problem in your stupid head," Rivers told Howe, and then accused him of abandoning his responsibilities as a father. "Where were you when he was growing up?"Purves again tried to smooth the waters."I have great sympathy with both sides," Purves said, "but I am starting to feel like Oprah.""Both sides? Then you're a racist," Rivers said, stunning the host into momentary silence as Rivers continued, calling Howe a "son of a bitch."After Howe said he did not think Rivers was a racist, Rivers said: "Thank you. Please continue about your stupid film."The exchange can be heard on the program's website, www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/midweek.shtml.
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Posted 20 October 2005 - 12:47 PM

She's kinda pathetic!
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Posted 20 October 2005 - 05:47 PM

Really? I think she's funny. And I, too, would be furious if I were trying to make a point about race being irrelevent and someone insulted me and hinted that I was a racist! Granted, I don't know if she even belongs to the Human race, at this point; all that plastic surgery has left her looking more alien than human. But, at least she has the good grace to mock her own addiction to the surgeon's scalpel...

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 09:03 AM

I agree Freckles.

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 10:11 AM

NY Daily News

Joan Rivers is defending herself now that a British author accused her of being a racist.

The trouble started on Wednesday when Rivers went on a BBC morning radio show with Darcus Howe, who was promoting a book about his relationship with his mixed-race son.

Rivers taunted that Howe's book sounded tedious because she was "so over race." Howe fired back that the comic was bigoted — "black offends Joan."

Calling him a "son of a b—," Rivers said, "Don't you dare call me a racist! I want an apology from you."

She didn't get one. She did get some love from some Brits.

"I walk down the street and people have been snapping their fingers and yelling out, 'You go girl,'" she told us from London yesterday.

"He came at me but he got the wrong chicken," Rivers went on. "I was there to talk about important things, like what I was wearing.


"I won't even go into the fact that I surround myself with all kinds of people.

"Just walk into my office. It's like the United Nations."

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 11:01 AM

(Pagesix.com)JOAN FIGHTS BACK CAUSTIC comic Joan Rivers exploded at a British pundit who accused her of being a racist on live BBC radio. Trinidad-born social commentator Darcus Howe opined that "black offends Joan" after Rivers declared she was "bored with race" during a heated discussion on the Radio 4 program Wednesday. "Don't you dare call me a racist!" Rivers cried. "Son of a bitch!" Howe later retracted his remark, but Rivers' feathers remain ruffled. "I don't know what the hell this wacko was talking about," she told PAGE SIX. "In my youth I slept with everybody. It's a miracle that [my daughter] Melissa is white."
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Posted 21 October 2005 - 11:32 AM

(Pagesix.com) JOAN FIGHTS BACK she told PAGE SIX. "In my youth I slept with everybody. It's a miracle that [my daughter] Melissa is white."

It's a miracle Joan got laid.
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