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November 26th, 2008
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Joan Rivers on the Hypocrisy of Celebrity
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Joan Rivers: What happened was, for me, I was talking about myself, but I wanted to talk about other things that the whole culture exploded of celebrity.  And all these wonderful people that had absolutely feet of clay.  And it was wrong, and it was stupid to worship a fat lady like Elizabeth Taylor when she was fat.  Say she’s fat!  It’s ok. I was the first one to come out with the Elizabeth Taylor’s fat jokes.  If I heard one more person say, “She’s the most beautiful woman in the world,” she’s the most beautiful three women in the world at this point.

  • Edward Z. Rosenthal

    Joan must be laughing constantly during the day, assuming she frequently passes mirrors. People with shattered faces shouldn’t throw botox…

  • Richard ruchard

    Hey Rosenthal ,lighten up..Fat is Fat is Fat, Joan laughs at herself often. what do you look like..Im skinny and great looking!

  • David Umanoff

    Maybe you forgot Joans first act, which ran for 15 years…23 minutes of “my fat legs” jokes. Ed Sullivan had to cue the band to get her off stage before all the women in the audience started throwing stuff.

  • Pat Wilske

    Who was the woman narrating the program on Jan. 21st? Her voice sounded so familiar, but I can’t put it to a name or face.

  • John Bialas

    Who was the female narrator, you ask? Her name is Amy Sedaris (sister to author David Sedaris) and her delightfully eccentric brand of satire has made her one of Letterman’s favorite guests. She’s the funniest control freak you’ll ever know.

  • Debbie Wolosky

    L love Joan Rivers. She makes me laugh out loud when I’m all alone. I don’t agree with her about politics or personal grooming, but she’s fearless and smart and most of all, funny.

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  • June

    Elizabeth has enough class to ignore people like joan rivers who has opened her mouth in the wrong circuits for years and made a spectable of herself. She’d be fat too were it not for what she does to avoid it and that no. 30 facelift that keeps her from looking like a small version of what you ride.

    Who is she to malign Miss Taylor who you never hear bearing ill words towards anyone? She minds her own business and helps out when she can and keeps it on the up swing…That is what we’re supposed to when we can and be encouraging because we’re not here long enough plus who are we to judge so much?

    ADVICE TO rivers:SHUT UP!

  • Desi Girls

    Who was the woman narrating the program on Jan. 21st? Her voice sounded so familiar, but I can’t put it to a name or face.

  • sam

    JOAN RIVERS IS OLDER THAN 77 shes more like 86 like her former husband,thats what my sister in law said,shes her age,could this be true? How old is her sister

  • brett

    agree rivers shouldnt be talking

  • Cushy Lip

    Joan Rivers saw her the other night on tv

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    joan rivers puts lots of emphasis on looking good. SEE THIS !

  • Rabia

    She is very brave woman,Joan Rivers is my favourite…

  • Nazish

    she is very famous celebrity..

  • Sonia

    I want to meet this celebrity…

  • Waseem

    her voice is like a koyal…

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  • Anna Cruz

    I love Joan Rivers, she’s funny and not afraid to diss all of the celebrities that wear awful gowns on the red carpet.

  • yoe scott

    Joan Rivers is my favourite!

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