A Final Farwell to the Comic Legend
Yesterday we saw video of Melissa Rivers and her son Cooper saying a final, private farewell to the late Joan Rivers one day before her funeral took place in NYC yesterday. Today we get to see photos of some of Joan‘s famous friends to celebrated her life and said their final goodbyes to her at her funeral service at Temple Emanu-El. My friend Gary, who was very good friends with Joan, was able to be in attendance at her funeral yesterday … and he was joined by many of Joan‘s other friends, including Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Osbourne and more. Click thru the gallery to see some of the folks who attended the funeral of Joan Rivers yesterday and click below to read some deets about the mournful yet celebratory service for Joan. More »
Joan's funeral will take place today
A couple of days ago we learned that the funeral of Joan Rivers will take place today in NYC just a few days after the legendary comedienne passed away due to complications she suffered during a throat procedure she underwent in a medical center a little over a week ago. Yesterday, Joan‘s daughter and grandson, Melissa Rivers and Cooper, said their final farewells as Joan‘s casket was carried outside the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home on NYC’s Upper East Side. Joan Rivers lived her life so publicly, openly welcoming everyone into her life, that it seems fitting that her final farewell be as public as possible. Her funeral today will be made up of a Who’s Who of the Entertainment world and then, she will be gone from this earth forever.
Earlier this week we saw a funny cartoon published in The New Yorker magazine that poked a bit of fun at the celebrity nude photos leak that happened last weekend. Today we get to see a new New Yorker cartoon that pays brilliant homage to the late Joan Rivers. Both cartoons were drawn by the same artist so chances are if you liked the earlier cartoon, you will probably like this cartoon as well. Even if you disliked the earlier one, I think you’ll get a kick and a little laugh out of this cartoon for Joan. More »
"I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag."
Yesterday afternoon, the world learned the very sad news that legendary comic Joan Rivers passed away at the age of 81 after she suffered tragic complications while undergoing a throat procedure in a medical facility in NYC last week. Today we learn that initial plans for Joan‘s funeral reveal that it will take place this Sunday at Temple Emanu-El. Well before she died yesterday, Joan made it very clear how she wanted her funeral to take place. Obviously, she was joking about many of her instructions but I truly hope her every funny wish is brought to fruition when she is memorialized for the last time this weekend. Read on to learn how Joan Rivers wants to be honored at her very last party on earth. More »
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Well, the Beyoncé birthday tribute I was planning is going to have to wait because we lost one of my favorite comedians today. Joan Rivers had a style that I always, always admired. She made me laugh, and she made me cringe. She made me feel bad for laughing, but in that awesome way where—no matter how bad I felt—I couldn’t stop. As someone who watches E! Fashion Police regularly, I can honestly say that I will miss her. Like Trent said earlier, “she was a comic genius and a bonafide trailblazer”—Rivers had been doing this for so long. Check out an amazing clip above from her 1974 appearance on The Carol Burnett Show.
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"I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon."
It is with a very heavy heart that I pass along the very sad news that legendary comedienne Joan Rivers has passed away. Last week, Joan stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest while she was undergoing a throat procedure in a medical clinic in NYC. After she was rushed to the hospital, she was placed in a medically-induced coma and was admitted to the Intensive Care unit. Earlier this week, it was reported that Joan was released from Intensive Care and was checked into her own private room. Earlier today, at 1:17 PM ET, Joan Rivers passed away. Her daughter Melissa Rivers has released a statement announcing Joan‘s death, you can read it in full below. More »
"He made us laugh"
Last week we learned that comic/actor Billy Crystal was tasked with delivering the memorial speech for the late Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards this year and last night, he did just that. Billy‘s memorial to his dear friend Robin was heartfelt, funny and full of love. I had a feeling when he started speaking that his speech was going to make me cry … and it did. Click the embed above to watch Billy Crystal deliver this loving speech about his late friend … OUR beloved friend, Robin Williams.
"Everybody grieves in their own way."
Mara Wilson, the young actress who played Robin Williams‘s daughter in the 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire, published a post on her personal blog about the passing of Robin Williams. We’ve heard from Robin‘s children so I thought it would be nice to pass along this loving tribute that was written by one of Robin‘s fictional children as well. Mara, you may recall, was adamant that she would not be reprising her role in the planned sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire that was announced earlier this year but that doesn’t mean that she didn’t love and cherish her time with Robin the first time around. Click below to read the full text of Mara Wilson‘s blogpost about the late Robin Williams. More »
A Hollywood Legend is gone
UGH. Even more sad news to pass along today … Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall passed away earlier today after she suffered a massive stroke. I know that so many people are still reeling from the death of Robin Williams yesterday and today we lose another legend. Bacall may not be as well known among younger fans but back in Hollywood’s hey day, she was truly one of the more beloved leading ladies. More »
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Lt. Keith Boyd of the Marin County Sheriff’s Department just delivered a press conference on live TV detailing the circumstances and details regarding the death of Robin Williams. As has been widely reported, police are confirming that Williams died of the suicidal act of asphyxiation due to hanging. To be very honest, the full known details about Robin Williams‘s death may be a bit too much for some readers so I will leave further information about his death below. Lt. Boyd revealed fairly detailed information about how Williams‘s body was found which may be troubling for some readers. The very sad news of Robin Williams‘s death has just gotten exponentially sadder. More »
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