It would seem she doesn’t like it one bit when the shoe is on the other foot.
Joan Rivers has stormed out of an interview after claiming that the questions being put to her were all negative.
The 81-year-old fashion Police host was promoting her new book ‘Diary Of A Mad Diva’ on CNN with journalist Fredericka Whitfield when the incident occurred.
Whitfield put to Rivers that her comments made on E! show Fashion Police are “very mean in some ways,” leading to the comic becoming rather defensive.
She retorted: “It’s not mean, it’s not mean, it’s not mean. I tell the truth. I’m sure I say the same things that all your viewers say to their friends sitting next to them on the couch. These ladies make $28 million a picture. You really think that Nicki Minaj cares I didn’t like her dress?”
Despite Whitfield keeping a positive tone to her questions, Rivers seemed on edge as the interview progressed with the next question, about the boundaries of comedy, provoking a strong reaction.
Rivers replied: “Let me tell you, life is very tough. If you can make a joke to make something easier and funny, do it.
“Darling, I don’t know what your life has been like, but I have a lot of people who have gone through hell. Winston Churchill said, if you make someone laugh you give them a little vacation.”
Joan, an animal rights activist, was then left incensed when it was pointed out that she was wearing fur on the front cover of her book – perhaps in a bid to provoke a reaction from fellow activists.
She said: “This whole interview is becoming a defensive interview.
“I don’t want to hear this nonsense. You’re wearing leather shoes. You’re eating chicken. You’re eating meat. I don’t want to hear this nonsense. Come to me with a paper belt, and I’ll talk to you.”
“I’m going. All you’ve done is negative. I’ve made people laugh for 50 years, I am put on Earth to make people laugh. My book is funny. I wear fur that was killed 15 years ago. I work for animal rights.”
But Joan isn’t the first (and won’t be the last) celebrity to kick up a fuss during an interivew…
During a video link up with australian breakfast show Sunrise, Khloe’s people decided to take it upon themselves as to when the interview would end. There to talk about the Kardashian’s latest clothing line, chat inevitably turned to Khloe’s sister Kim and daughter north West. But instead of politely declining to answer, Khloe’s people simply pulled the plug.
A self-confessed hater of promoting films, Bruce didn’t make things easy for Magic FM ’s Jamie Edwards during a junket for Red 2. Looking bored throughout the interview, Bruce then decided to speak his mind, saying: “Has any actor ever told you this Jamie? This part isn’t acting. You might be. We’re just selling the film now. Sales. The fun part was making the movie.” Well you can’t accuse Brucie of not being honest…
Simon Mayo’s encounter with Naomi Watts did one good thing for biopic Diana; momentarily steering people’s attention away from its dire reviews. Talking to the actress about one particular scene outside of Kensington Palace and if permission had to be asked in order to film there, Naomi curtly responded that they had. Before Mayo could follow up, the actress abruptly said: “I think we’re getting the wind up, sorry. I think we’re getting the wind up. It was nice talking to you.” At least she was polite about it..
We never thought we’d see the day Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Quentin Tarrantino went toe-to-toe, but when the two met for an interview in 2013, the Django Unchained director didn’t hold back. Asked if he thought there is a link between enjoying movie violence and enjoying real violence, Tarrantino was less than enthused.
He raged: “Don’t ask me questions like that, I’m not biting. I refuse your question. I’m not your slave and you’re not my master. You can’t make me dance to your tune, I’m not a monkey. I’m here to sell my movie, this is a commercial for the movie make no mistake. You know where I stand on it [movie violence], it is none of your damn business what I think about of it!”
Why Kay, why? Peter Andre was reduced to tears live on air after Sky News’ Kay Burley brought up ex wife Katie Price’s then new husband (she’s had another since), Alex Reid. She asked: “Do [your children] know that their mummy’s got married [to Alex Reid]?” This was then followed up with footage of Dwight Yorke doubting Andre’s initial claims that he was going to adopt the footballer’s son Harvey. Despite the ‘Mysterious Girl’ hitmaker clearly welling up, Burley continued asking how he would feel if Alex Reid wanted to adopt his children. Peter, quite rightly, terminated the interview there and then.
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