Melissa Rivers has spoken out for the first time since her mother Joan's death.
On Wednesday, Rivers wrote a WhoSay post saying, "As my son Cooper and I mourn the loss of my mother, we want to thank everyone for the beautiful cards and flowers conveying heartfelt messages and condolences, which continue to arrive from around the world and through social media. My mother would have been overwhelmed by the scope and depth of the love that people have expressed for her. It is certainly helping to lift our spirits during this time. We are forever grateful for your kindness and support in continuing to honor my mother's legacy, and for remembering the joy and laughter that she brought to so many."
Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday in New York City was a star-studded event — and, by all accounts, exactly the kind of glitzy, laugh-filled celebration she would have wanted.
Joan Rivers' family members are trying to remain optimistic that the legendary comedienne will recover. Rivers, 81, is currently in a medically-induced coma at a New York City hospital, where she was rushed Thursday after she stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal chords.
"We are keeping our fingers crossed," Rivers' daughter Melissa said in a statement Sunday, according to The Associated Press.
The polar vortex wasn't the only freakish weather system to invade New York City this winter. The sequel to Syfy's Sharknado, last summer's over-the-top, Twitter-busting pop-culture phenomenon, was filmed amid frigid conditions throughout the Big Apple. Ian Ziering and Tara Reid reprise their roles as recently reconciled couple Fin and April, who barely survived last year's series of shark-infested waterspouts that tore through Los Angeles.
On the set of Sharknado 2: The Second One in February, Ziering wasn't feeling the pressure of expectations to top the original, which spurred more than 300,000 tweets during its original broadcast. "Either you like it or you don't like it," the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum says. "I didn't have high hopes for the first movie, and look what happened."
Duck for cover! The sharks are back!
Ian Ziering returns in Sharknado 2, the follow-up to Syfy's surprisingly awesome and totally shameless flick. This time around, Fin (Ziering) is tasked with saving the day in the Big Apple. From chainsaws and guns to even his bare hands, Fin stops at nothing to kill every last shark swept up in the hurricane-like tornado. And with cameos from celebs including Kelly Osbourne, Al Roker, Matt Lauer, Billy Ray Cyrusand more, the sequel has plenty of bite.