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Roush Review: How Super Was Bowl Night?

The Black Eyed Pea

At least the Packers and Steelers brought it. If only the advertisers had fought as hard to be worthy of the Super Bowl hype.

In recent years, the cliché of saying "I only watch for the ads" has been supplanted by a new Super Bowl truism: The game on the field somehow upstaged the jousting from Madison Avenue. Even this year's most memorable and charming ad — a bit of wordless magic involving a child in a Darth Vader outfit tricked into thinking he had self-started the family Volkswagen — stole some of its own thunder by being leaked and disseminated online days before Sunday's showcase. For Volkswagen, this extra exposure is likely considered a win. It's the sort of ad you're happy to watch and re-watch — and online it even runs longer. But the surprise factor was gone by Sunday night, robbing the ad of its "event" status... read more

Watercooler: Joan Knows Best … Or Does She?

Joan & Melissa: Joan Know Best?

Say what you will about Joan Rivers (God knows she's probably already said it funnier), but the woman really is a piece of work.

Last night, the legendary cut-up kicked off her new reality show, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best, and proved to us all that Betty White isn't the only woman of a certain age worth watching these days. Loaded down with more baggage than a Bachelor contestant and enough opinions to put Fox News in a fetal position, Rivers also showed that she's as gutsy as some of her own material as she traded 21 years in Manhattan for Malibu to crash with daughter and red-carpet comrade Melissa. Did hilarity ensue? Sure. But so did some unexpected drama.

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Joan and Melissa Rivers Know Best

Joan and Melissa

Lifelong New Yorker Joan Rivers has moved to the Land of La La to live — and lock horns — with daughter Melissa, and it's all captured on their new WE tv reality series Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best? We sat down with the two yakkety-yaks and got a taste of turmoil to come ...

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Joan Rivers: Fox News Canceled My Appearance Over Sarah Palin Remark

Joan Rivers

According to Joan Rivers, she has learned the power of Sarah Palin the hard way.

Rivers claims Fox News Channel canceled her Thursday morning appearance after TMZ reported that she called the former Alaska governor "stupid" and "a threat." Rivers, 77, tweeted about the incident Wednesday, writing, "Outcome: DON'T PISS OFF SARAH PALIN. She's apparently... read more

Joan Rivers Takes Aim at OWN and Jersey Shore

Melissa and Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers has made an entire career out of being brutally honest, whether through vicious stand-up or her infamous red carpet critiques.

So it's no shocker that Rivers was more than game to take aim at everything from Oprah's new network to Jersey Shore during the Television Critics Association's winter previews.

WE TV taps Joan Rivers for new series

"Does anyone want to know about our new network? It's called Rent," Rivers, 77, joked less than 24 hours after... read more

Twitter: TV's New Battleground

Kanye West

It used to be that celebrity beefs were settled privately by their handlers and fan gripes were reserved for chat rooms. Now, with much of Hollywood hitting the social-network scene, these formerly undisclosed matters are on display for the world to weigh in on. The revolution is being Twitterized.

Whether it's Joan Rivers ripping on Lindsay Lohan, Suze Orman calling out the Kardashian sisters for hidden fees in their debit card (they've since dropped the project) or Kanye West blasting Matt Lauer, Twitter has become a public thunderdome where celebs can show their true colors in 140-character splashes free from publicist spin. read more

Ready to be Roasted: David Hasselhoff Says "Bring it on!"

David Hasselhoff

In commercials for the Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff (airing Sunday, August 15, 10/9c), the actor gamely acknowledges the abundance of material that is likely to be slung at him at the legendary no-holds-barred event: Knight Rider, Baywatch, the undying devotion of his German fans to his music and, of course, "the video." That's the infamous clip from 2007 in which one of Hasselhoff's two daughters pleads with her shirtless, intoxicated father to stop drinking, all while he munches on a hamburger. It will all be easy fodder for confirmed roasters like... read more

Stars Come Out for TV Guide Magazine's "Power List" Party

Kathy Griffin and Joan Rivers

TV Guide Magazine threw a hot party last night at New York's trendy Gilt at the Palace Hotel to celebrate the publication of "The Power List," TV's 25 most influential people—and its 3000th issue.

There were Real Housewives dishing and dissing, White Collar's hunky Matt Bomer (one of TV Guide Magazine's new cover boys) wowing the crowd and Kathy Griffin proudly showing off her "date": Joan Rivers!

Here are a few tidbits we gathered from the attendees...

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Kelly Osbourne, Joan Rivers Among Upcoming Guest Hosts on The View

Kelly Osbourne, Joan Rivers

Kelly Osbourne, Joan Rivers and others will join the roundtable discussion on The View as guest hosts, ABC announced Thursday.

Rivers, who has appeared on the show more than... read more

WE TV Taps Joan Rivers, Wayne Newton for New Series

Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers

Joan Rivers and Wayne Newton are just two of the new faces coming to WE TV's new slate of programming, which the cable channel announced Tuesday.

Rivers will star alongside her daughter, Melissa Rivers, in the reality series Mother Knows Best. The show, set to premiere later this year, will follow the elder Rivers as she moves in with her daughter, her... read more

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