Thursday, September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers
I have had to write way too many of these posts lately, but another great has left us today. Joan Rivers, after a surgery that presented complications and eventually led to her death at the age of 81. She was a star made on The Tonight Show, who created a comedy and fashion empire. She was hilarious on stage, in movies, and on her reality show. She also became a fashion icon, known for her famous red carpets and Fashion Police where she would critique the dresses and suits of the biggest stars. In fact, one of the biggest parts of today's awards shows are the red carpets, mostly because of Joan Rivers. She brought awareness, pizzazz, and publicity to dozens of awards shows throughout the year. If we don't respect her as an icon, an entertainer, and a wonderful mother and grandmother, we as awards followers, should thank her for her awards coverage. She was a wonderful woman, who was open, honest, sometimes brutally so, and always spoke her mind. Some people criticized her for that, but you have to respect anyone who is willing to be themselves, in all their glory, no matter what. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends tonight. Rest in peace Joan.