Alec Baldwin has Joan Rivers in his corner!
Hours after news broke that MSNBC had canceled Baldwin's short-lived talk show, Up Late, in light of the controversy surrounding his latest alleged use of a homophobic slur, Rivers defended the actor's comments to TMZ.com.
Alec Baldwin's MSNBC show officially over
Joan Rivers has once again come under fire with the writers on Fashion Police after apparently reversing her stance on their ongoing dispute with E!, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
With her floppy hat and flapping gums, Jackie "Moms" Mabley is mostly remembered these days for her outrageous appearances on late-'60s and '70s-era variety and talk shows, as mainstream as Ed Sullivan and as of-the-moment as the Smothers Brothers, performing racy and politically barbed stand-up routines whose sting was couched in a dirty-old-lady's guise.
Among those influenced by Mabley was Whoopi Goldberg, who performed an homage to the comedian early in her own career. In the HBO documentary Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (Monday, 9/8c), the View personality directs and participates in this tribute to the pioneering comic's life and legacy, with TV clips and audio excerpts (enhanced with crude animation) from her many comedy albums, which hold up surprisingly well.read more