“Joan Rivers loved Broadway and we loved her. Due to the outpouring of love and respect for Joan Rivers from our community and from her friends and fans worldwide, the marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tonight, at exactly 6:45pm for one minute.”
Charlotte St. Martin
The Broadway League
Title photo from Joan’s 1994 Broadway play Sally Marr… and Her Escorts.
In a message on the QVC website, QVC President and CEO Mike George shared the following message along with the video below.
We are greatly saddened by the loss of our dear friend Joan Rivers. She has been a special part of our QVC family for 24 years, and we knew Joan not only as an extraordinary comedian, writer, producer and business leader, but as a generous and caring spirit, who inspired us to be better every day. Joan truly loved her customers, and delighted in bringing joy and inspiration to their lives over these last many years. We extend our deepest sympathies to her family, friends and fans.
Mike George, President and CEO, QVC
Joan’s Classics Collection on QVC
“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother.
Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated.
My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”
“My mother has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room where she is being kept comfortable. Thank you for your continued support.”
“On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we’ve received. At this time she does remain on life support. I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of kindness and I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers.”
“My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world. Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery.”
In case you missed it, we had a special 90-minute episode of Fashion Police last night dedicated to the fashion turnout at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday and the Emmy Awards on Monday. Our guest was the fabulous British music sensation Jessie J, who – just moments before performing the opening number with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj – arrived on the VMAs red carpet in a stunning vintage Halston that I actually used to have in black. This was such a fun and fabulous special episode. Continue reading
This week, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian jump in bed with me! In this episode, we chat about her beginnings on Star Search, being a child star and LeAnn’s new album. And don’t miss LeAnn and Eddie’s new reality show on VH1! Continue reading
In case you missed last night’s episode of Fashion Police on E!, it was fabulous. Not only were we joined by the gorgeous Orly Shani and the one and only George Takei, but I accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, issued to me by none other than Sarah Jessica Parker, Anne Hathaway and Tara Reid. Tara confronted me on my way into E! to make sure I honored the challenges, which I did and then promptly summoned security. Watch the video at E! Online.
This week, the fabulous Bianca Del Rio jumps into bed with me! In this episode, we chat about Bianca winning RuPaul’s Drag Race, how to deal with haters and the wonderful divas of Broadway. Continue reading