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So…at least I sound like Joan Rivers?

I just had an amazing experience with Jennifer Lawrence who at the end was quite publicly against Fashion Police and something that had been said. We were in a very personal situation and I was like ‘Oh my god, it’s going to be a horrible evening.‘—She comes up to me and she says ‘I know your mom and I had some differences at the end'—and it wasn’t even over something that she said—‘but I got to tell you I loved her and she was funny.’
—  Joan Rivers’s daughter , Melissa Rivers on Jennifer Lawrence.
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Sharon Needles as Joan Rivers, Alaska Thunderfuck as Laganja Estranja, Jinkx Monsoon as Alaska Thunderfuck, Ben DeLaCreme as a super fan and Manila as Madonna. Hosted by Michelle Visage. Go to 4:25 to skip the introductions.

People were pissed when the Oscars “In Memoriam” somehow didn’t include Joan Rivers, who spent the final act of her tireless, barrier-breaking career pretending to care who they were wearing as they arrived at the Oscars. So what gives? Did the Academy have a beef, or was it a subtle hint that she’s alive and well, cracking abortion jokes on the Weinstein compound with Heath Ledger? Most likely, the answer was actually simpler: The Academy just forgot she died.

No really, it actually happens all the damn time. The “In Memoriam” presentation tends to have more snubs than the awards themselves, on account of the process being mostly subjective. For example, 2009 decided to honor Vampira from Plan 9 From Outer Space, but not legendary actress Eartha Fucking Kitt (not her actual middle name). Harry Morgan (an actor who appeared in over 100 films) also got the shaft. This is why you’ll see tributes to random industry executives, and not obvious candidates like Rivers or two-time Bond villain / Happy Gilmore’s boss Richard Kiel. There’s no vigorously kept rules, beyond a bunch of interns Googling Los Angeles death announcements.

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