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Melissa Rivers Comments On Joan’s Oscars Memoriam Snub

Melissa Rivers Comments On Joan's Oscars Memoriam Snub

Yesterday, we told you of how the Academy somehow left out Joan Rivers from their in memoriam segment on Sunday night’s airing of the Oscars. Now, her daughter Melissa is commenting on the snub.

Melissa took to her mother’s Facebook account to comment on the matter, and despite her disappointment, she decided to take the high road:

The response from Melissa Rivers regarding the omission of her mom from the Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ tribute: “It would have been nice, especially considering the impact she had on the awards season, but Cooper and I have been overwhelmed with support and love over my mom’s passing and we choose to focus on that.”

Were you saddened by their lack of honoring the late, great comedienne?

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Posted Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 8:08am
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Joan Rivers Left Out Of Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Segment

Joan Rivers Left Out Of Oscars 'In Memoriam' Segment

Joan Rivers was left out of the “in memoriam” segment at last night’s Oscars! Seriously…

The legendary comedienne passed away on September 4, 2014 after undergoing what was thought to be a routine throat procedure. During the Oscars, the Academy usually pays tribute to those who have passed away in the previous year – but Joan was left out of the telecast.

The tribute, which began with a heartfelt speech by Meryl Streep, paid homage to visionaries including Robin Williams, Mike Nichols, Maya Angelou, Richard Attenborough and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Notably left out of the remembrance was iconic comedian Joan Rivers. The decision was criticized across social media.

“Joan Rivers is among the many worthy artists and filmmakers we were unfortunately unable to feature in the In Memoriam segment of this year’s Oscar show,” a representative for the Academy Awards said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “She is, however, included in our In Memoriam gallery on Oscar.com.”

Do you think they should have paid tribute to Joan in their live segment? Have your say in the comments section below.

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Posted Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 9:09am
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Kathy Griffin: ‘Joan Rivers Left Some Large Shoes To Fill’

Kathy Griffin: 'Joan Rivers Left Some Large Shoes To Fill'

Kathy Griffin has been tasked with hosting “Fashion Police” following the untimely death of its host Joan Rivers. She knows the big deal placed on the job because she has said that Joan has left some pretty large shoes to fill.

“This was a job that was held by our dear friend Joan Rivers,” Griffin said in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday, Dec. 9. “I understand I have some very, very large shoes to fill.”

Rivers led the E! show from its inception in 2010, until the last episode this past August before her death. The Emmy-winning star passed away on Sept. 4 at the age of 81 after complications from a surgical procedure.

“In her honor, I will not be holding back,” Griffin said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “I am giving no passes, I am going to let people have it, I’m gonna bring the hammer down.”

There were rumors floating around that suggested that Kelly Osbourne was flabbergasted to learn about how much Kathy was making to replace Joan. Was Kathy Griffin a good choice in replacing the legendary comedienne? Have your say in the comments section below.

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Posted Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 12:12pm
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Kathy Griffin Is Replacing Joan Rivers On ‘Fashion Police’

Kathy Griffin Is Replacing Joan Rivers On 'Fashion Police'

Kathy Griffin will be taking over the reins on “Fashion Police” from deceased legendary comedienne Joan Rivers. A good choice for the role or nah?

Kathy Griffin will be Joan Rivers’ replacement on “Fashion Police” … TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with the show tell TMZ it’s a done deal. Kathy will join Melissa Rivers, Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic. We don’t know the fate of George Kotsiopoulos.

We’re told the show will no longer be a weekly series. E! will roll it out during awards shows and other occasions as event programming.

No one could really ever replace Joan Rivers in anything, but since the network wasn’t left with a choice in the matter, they have picked wisely. Kathy is great and funny and I am sure she will do nicely on the show. Kathy admired Joan and we’re sure she’ll do the show justice.

What do you think of the announcement?

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Posted Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 12:12pm
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