Joan Rivers issued an apology, of sorts, for dropping the F-bomb and a scatological reference in the same breath on a live British TV show.
“Yes, I swore, and I’m so f—— sorry.”
Well dang Joan… that makes it all f—— better, thanks for that.
The comedian, who has publicly admitted to being in her 70s, said in a statement â€“ though the statement actually spelled out the same offending word Rivers used on the chat show Loose Women (a kind of British version of The View).
Rivers went code blue when she was asked about the challenges of interviewing celebrities on the red carpet. She said, “Get ready to bleep this,” before using the offending words while talking about Russell Crowe.
Only the show didn’t bleep it… it was LIVE!
“We do apologize for that,” the host said into the camera. “Joan didn’t realize that we were absolutely live.”
Rivers, who was promoting her live show Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress By a Life in Progress, which will open the Edinburgh International Festival in August, was then asked to leave the set during a commercial break.
“No one told me the TV show Loose Women was a reality show and that I would be voted off,” said she later in her statement. “It’s funny: offstage, I hardly ever use profanity. My favorite four-letter word is ‘shop.”
Nobody ever said this woman had any class… whatsoever. I wonder if they have strict FCC-type laws in Britain?
source: Joan Rivers: ‘I’m So (Bleep)-ing Sorry’ for Swearing on Live TV [people]
Marion Cotillard took home an Oscar Sunday night for her performance as singer Edith Piaf in “La Vie En Rose.” She is a French actress who has several awards under her belt.
You might also recognize her from the Ewan McGregor film â€œBig Fish.â€ Marion played Billy Crudupâ€™s characterâ€™s wife. Russell Crowe also starred in â€œA Good Yearâ€ with the French beauty. Featured above, Cotillard stripped down for her role in the foreign film, “Les Jolies Choses.”
Nothing like tasteful Oscar boob to start your Tuesday!
The video and photos are NSFW, so behave. Click “Continued” to view.
And we all thought Russell Crowe would be the one having hissy fits on the set of “3:10 to Yuma”. Turns out it was Christian Bale who was acting like a diva. While Russell often hosted barbecues for the cast and crew and was generally regarded as “a sweetheart”, Christian arrived on set by helicopter and did not speak to fellow castmates unless the script said so.
Well aren’t you special, Christian. Maybe he’s just really anti-phone-throwing, and was boycotting all things Russell Crowe. Or maybe he just thinks he’s all that and a bag of Doritos.
What others are saying:
Mollygood says, “Asked his opinion, the man Crowe bludgeoned in the face with a telephone said he still thinks Croweâ€™s worse.”
Isn’t it great when celebrities grab a guitar and all of a sudden they’re in a band – a bad band at that. Below is a list of the Top 10 worst celebrity bands. I think the best discovery is Jada Pinkett-Smith’s group. Who knew?
Katie Holmes is taking it slow with another important matter: getting back to her acting career after her marriage to mega star Tom Cruise and the birth of daughter Suri.
Ms. Holmes has taken a long hiatus from the movie business, avoiding new roles since getting involved with Mr. Cruise nearly two years ago. Now, she wants to be back in the game. In recent weeks, representatives at the Hollywood talent firm Creative Artists Agency have been working hard to map out a new career plan for the temporarily out-of-work actress, her associates say.
There are signs that it won’t be easy, partly because studios may be gun-shy of her new status as a tabloid fixture, and partly because her expectations may be raised as the new Mrs. Cruise. She recently was unable to make a deal with Warner Bros. to land what appeared to be a good opportunity: a reprisal of her role as assistant district attorney Rachel Dawes in the sequel to 2005′s “Batman Begins,” scheduled for summer 2008 and titled “The Dark Knight.”
Resuming a movie career is sometimes difficult in Hollywood, where a break can turn into a permanent vacation from the fast-moving business if an actor isn’t careful. Stars of much bigger stature than Ms. Holmes, including Meg Ryan and Demi Moore, have found it tough to regain their momentum after taking time off.
Yet Ms. Holmes has an added problem: her relationship with Mr. Cruise has been a tabloid free-for-all from the moment it started, generating negative publicity that may make studios more reluctant to take a chance on her. Unlike, say, Russell Crowe , who garnered a ream of bad publicity from throwing a malfunctioning phone at a New York hotel employee, Ms. Holmes’s trouble stems simply from getting involved with a fellow actor who himself has generated controversy — certainly no crime. But the impact on her job prospects could be similar; Mr. Crowe’s career appears to have veered off track since his eruption.
She’s also become inextricably linked to the 44-year-old Mr. Cruise, a Hollywood legend who has been criticized for his controversial Scientology faith and a pattern of erratic public behavior that is regarded in some quarters as a box-office liability. Mr. Cruise’s production contract was not renewed last August by Paramount, partly because of his antics, including ecstatically proclaiming his love for Ms. Holmes on Oprah Winfrey’s couch and inveighing against the use of antidepressants by Brooke Shields and others on the “Today” show.
Bindi Irwin, the 8-year-old daughter of Australia’s “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin kicks off her American showbiz career this week with a series of high-profile television appearances and speeches across the United States.
Bindi Irwin, who will star in the 26-part “Bindi, the Jungle Girl” series on Discovery Kids network this year, will address the National Press Club in Washington, as well as appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Late Show” with David Letterman.
“She’ll be welcomed with open arms and rightly so. She’s a very special child,” Discovery senior vice-president Annie Howell told Australian media on Monday.
Steve Irwin, 44, died on September 4 after a stingray’s serrated barb pierced his heart while he was filming scenes for a documentary off Australia’s northeast coast.
Bindi’s U.S. tour coincides with the airing of the “Ocean’s Deadliest” documentary her exuberant, khaki-clad Australian naturalist father was working on when he died.
While with her U.S.-born mother Terri Irwin, Bindi and her Crocmen backing dancers will team up with The Wiggles for concerts in Los Angeles and New York. Bindi has been performing her show already to thousands at Australian Zoo’s Crocoseum.
“That’s what her dad did for the last three years, he went over every year and did that and he did a big show,” manager John Stainton said.
As part of an Australian government promotion, she will also join Australian actors Russell Crowe and Naomi Watts , as well as Australian-born media baron Rupert Murdoch, for a gala dinner.
Discovery’s Howell said Bindi’s television series would premiere in the U.S. in the next several months.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have gotten married, reps for the couple have confirmed to PEOPLE. The all-candlelight ceremony took place just after sundown Sunday night at Sydney, Australia’s Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel on St. Patrick’s Estate at Manly.
Guests at the black-tie event included Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts and Rupert Murdoch. Kidman’s wedding party consisted of her sister Antonia, who was her maid of honor, and daughter Isabella, 13, who was her bridesmaid. Antonia’s daughter, Lucia, was a flower girl. On the groom’s side were Urban’s brother Shane, who served as best man, and longtime buddy Marlon Holden, who produced Urban’s first solo album in 1991.
Kidman wore a dress by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga. Her father, Antony, walked her down the aisle under the dramatic glow of a spotlight. She kept her veil on throughout the ceremony, only lifting it when it came time to say the (very traditional) vows.
“Nicole cried all the way to the church in the car and then she cried all during the ceremony and had to wipe her eyes under the veil,” a guest tells PEOPLE. “It was the most emotional and beautiful ceremony. Nicole looked ethereal with her veil floating, like a vision in white. … Keith cried when he looked at her. “It was so intense,” the guest says. “When her veil was lifted, he moved right in and he grabbed her and kissed her. It was a long, passionate kiss. (Then) everything went from being quiet and elegant and intense to really loud, like we were suddenly at a soccer game. There was screaming and hollering and such excitement. “But when Nicole and Keith looked at each other it was like they were the only two people in the room. They are so deeply in love. It was the most incredible wedding.”
Both Jackman and Crowded House’s Neil Finn performed at the reception, which had a “passion” theme and red color scheme â€“ including red carnations hanging from huge chandeliers and red roses on the tables.
The nuptials followed nearly a week of high-profile preparation. On Monday, the couple issued a statement saying they had returned to their native Australia to get married. “We are very happy to be back in Australia. We have come home to celebrate our wedding with our family and friends.”
Over the next several days, wedding guests including Jackman, Watts, Isabella and Connor and Urban’s parents and brother arrived Down Under for the celebration. “I’m very excited for my friend,” Watts told reporters upon her arrival. Jackman, who arrived later that day, joked, “Wedding? What wedding?”
Kidman and Urban’s openness about their nuptials was unusual for the normally fiercely private stars. But the couple have taken the spotlight in stride, even sending cold beer on Tuesday to the paparazzi camped outside Kidman’s home. On the case of 24 bottles of Victoria Bitter beer was a note: “Enjoy! Nicole & Keith.”
They managed to carry this off with class and like grown-ups who understand that they have chosen a life in the public eye. Good for them. And my best wishes to both.
Update: AP has more photos. This is the best of the lot: