Entertainment behind the scenes
Joan Rivers kicked off British chat show
Rivers, 75, was making a guest appearance on “Loose Women” when the Hollywood interviewer was asked if she likes meeting celebrities on the red carpet. She responded that she likes “nice” celebrities, but that Crowe is not one of those.
She then said “get ready to bleep this,” and let loose with two expletives in reference to the Oscar-winning movie star whose films include “Gladiator” and “American Gangster.” The comedienne, who is famous for the catch phrase “can we talk?”, was asked to leave the chat show at the commercial break.
But it’s not like Joan was overly contrite. In a statement released through her spokeswoman, Rivers joked about the incident. “In England you can’t swear on TV before 9 p.m.,” Rivers said. “Like it’s my fault — I’m still on New York time.”
Another zinger: “The whole incident reminded me of my wedding night because I was to asked to leave in the middle.”
Rivers did not know that the show was live with no capability of bleeping her choice words about Crowe, said her spokeswoman.
(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis)