Joan Rivers kicked off show for expletive-laced name calling

You know what’s a great way to make yourself relevant when everyone’s forgotten you’re alive? Start swearing like a sailor… on national television… when talking about a celebrity. At least that’s the strategy from the Joan Rivers School of Fame. And let’s be honest, that’s a pretty small school.

Rivers has been in London promoting her new play Joan Rivers: A Work In Progress By A Life In Progress. She was on the show Loose Women (I haven’t seen it, but it appears to be similar to The View), when she let loose with quite the expletives – calling actor Russell Crowe a “f*$%ing shit.” Unfortunately the show is live and couldn’t be bleeped.

Joan Rivers’ salty tongue got her booted from a British daytime talk show in the middle of its live broadcast.

Rivers used two expletives while talking about Russell Crowe as a guest host on the live gab-fest “Loose Women.” She was asked to leave during a commercial break.

The 75-year old comedian said in a statement Tuesday she was sorry for the swearing, and assumed that a censor would be able to “bleep” the words out.

Then she cracked wise, saying the incident reminded her of her wedding night – because she was asked to leave in the middle of that, too.

[From the Huffington Post]

The show’s hosts apologized profusely. Though they said Joan would be back after the commercial break, when the show resumed they noted, “We apologize for the offensive language in the previous part. Unfortunately Joan’s had to leave us.” They’re so polite.

Rivers seems to view the incident as a high point in her career.

‘I said: ‘I apologise’. Everyone apologised. It was hilariously funny.’

But she said that during a commercial break: ‘They whipped me off. It’s the first time in 40 years.

‘I’m thrilled – everyone keeps saying to me: ‘What more is there in your career? You’ve got every award there is.”

[From the Daily Mail]

Well now she can be known as the lady with the craziest face and the craziest mouth. High point indeed.

Here’s Joan Rivers at a book party for Bernadette Peters held at Le Cirque in New York City on May 12th. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. Mairead says:

    Well, it’s not like she can be done for libel 😆

  2. UrbanRube says:

    I saw her show in Westwood and, while it was entertaining, it was actually painful to watch her face. She’s had so much drastic surgery that it truly appears like a mask even when you’re sitting in the first few rows of the theater.

  3. velvet elvis says:

    Seriously…the “F” is pretty mainstream these days. For real.

  4. sigh says:

    C’mon, guys… it’s “expletive.”

  5. vdantev says:

    Her Geico ad is funny as hell, but her face is just horrific after all that work. Like I said, permanent clown-face.

  6. MISSY says:

    Is she not to old for this type of behavior, very shameful

  7. stellapurdy says:

    She’s always sworn like a sailor, it’s part of her bit. Well maybe not on live TV….

  8. It’s a shame that Joan River never seem to take responsibility for her crew mouth, she cover her insecurity with lame excuses. She does not have a clue what true class really means.

    Everything is not a joke Joan.


  9. Mandy says:

    She’s my favorite Geico commercial! Who really cares that she used “bad” language? “F*$k” and “shit” are just words, and they don’t hurt anybody. Grow up, censors! Everyone knows that saying exactly what you think is one of the privileges of being old!

  10. sanjay007 says:

    she should be thown off for having a face that looks like silly putty. You dont even notice what is coming out of her mouth because you are so in awww of that facial masterpeice.

  11. Trashaddict says:

    I didn’t see the show. What was the context of her dissing Russell Crowe?? I have to admit, I do love the Geico ad.

  12. wanda farian says:

    Mr. Crowe brings out the best in everyone!

  13. Ponytail says:

    I love the fact that she reportedly queried the number of complaints that ITV received saying “This is ITV* – I want a recount”.

    *ITV have been involved in a number of phone vote-rigging scandals recently. Am impressed Ms Rivers knew that.

  14. Nan says:

    I loved how she handled Howard Stern on his radio show. She is a genius. A smart woman. Needs to look into getting her right nostril fixed, though. Russel Crowe is a dirtbag. If you met him in a bar & he tried to buy you a drink & he wasn’t famous, you’d decline.