Joan Rivers Doesn’t Understand The Concept Of Live Television

Joan Rivers made a bit of a boo-boo this morning when she described Russell Crowe as a “fucking piece of shit” on a British morning show. Rivers, who hasn’t aged a day since 1963, erroneously believed producers could bleep out live television. She was wrong.

The show’s red-faced hosts apologized, while Rivers joked, “say ‘allegedly’ [a fucking piece of shit].” No, Joan, we’ll take your original word for it…

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  • CitizenGeek

    Hah, awesome. I love Joan Rivers. The show that’s from, Loose Women, is absolutely dire though.

  • TotallyTodd

    Are you sure that wasn’t Jocelyn Wildenstein in a particularly witty and comedic moment? My gawd, I was more aghast at that robotic face than any expletives! Joan, honey….STOP WITH THE SURGERY!

  • ggreen

    Well kids that’s what “Live” TV used to look like in the US. But the thought police and the parents afraid of nipples patrol made sure live isn’t live anymore. It serves the government propagandists and it protects the media conglomerates from ever having the truth accidentally leak out about what they are doing to the environment while they are picking your pocket.

  • fredo777

    While on Youtube, I clicked through to a clip of Nick + Brian from Backstreet Boys on the show. Those two are so cute. AJ’s got the most interesting voice of the guys, though.

  • Nitesurf

    I’m no fan of Joan Rivers but she’s spot on about Russell Crowe.

  • Bitch Republic

    I love Joan Rivers. That was awesome. There needs to be more candor like that in the world.

    It was obvious from the clip that Joan didn’t know the show was live. It’s not that she didn’t understand. There hasn’t been live television in America for decades, apart from the occasional Super Bowl half-time, which is also no longer ever live.

  • Matt

    I think you’re allowed to say the “F” word on British TV — unlike on American TV. Perhaps she’s just embarrassed b/c it’s a morning show and a bit early for the “F” bomb.

  • fredo777

    Funny, I never heard anything about Russell Crowe being an asshole before now.

  • lighthouse

    I have never like Joan since I was little boy.
    She always carrier pot under her butt.She is the most ugly lady in the whole world. She is not that brillant man, (not woman). She is Jewish-Cuss…

  • hell's kitchen guy

    Fredo777, you don’t remember when he hit a hotel desk clerk in Downtown Manhattan with a telephone? He’s got a reputation.

    Love Joan, she tells like it is. I wouldn’t want to be on her bad side.

  • fredo777

    HKG, nah, I hadn’t heard that about him.

    The only celeb I’ve known about assaulting people with a phone was Naomi. Shame, though. The man is hot.

  • hisurfer

    She’s in her mid-70’s, guys – if she backed off the plastic surgery she wouldn’t still be allowed on the red carpet. Or rather, they’d let her on once in awhile for a very special lifetime achievement award. Hollywood is evil that way.

  • Andy

    When Russell Crowe was filming ‘Gladiator’ in Morocco, the manager of the hotel at which he was staying reportedly wailed: “He had broken every precept in the Koran!” I admire that in a person.

  • Jonathon

    You can’t say “Fuck” on British television under after 9.00pm (the watershed). Generally though, it’s not a big deal if someone swears on TV even during the day.

  • Jonathon


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