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Joan Rivers Buys a House, But Not For Her on 'Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 16th 2011 3:17AM
Joan Rivers, 'Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?'Joan Rivers definitely does whatever she sets her mind to do. At a nice picnic meal, she stood up on 'Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' (Tue., 9PM ET on WE) and announced that she'd bought a house.

Melissa was immediately excited, thinking that her mother could still be nearby but maybe not as close as living under the same roof. But Joan wasn't done with her announcement.

"I think it's so beautiful and light and big and what I thought I would do is I'm going to let you have that house," she said to a stunned Melissa.

"I appreciate the thought but I don't want a new house," Melissa said. But that's not going to stop Joan Rivers. When she decides on something she generally gets her way. She even has a strategy.

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Netflix Buys Kevin Spacey / David Fincher Series, 'Joan and Melissa' Renewed and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 15th 2011 7:00PM
NetflixNot content to remain a middle man in the "getting quality television programming directly to consumers" game, Netflix is teaming up with Oscar-snubbed director David Fincher and Kevin Spacey to air the duo's original series 'House of Cards.'

Deadline reports that Neflix outbid premium cable networks for the drama by offering a two-season, 26-episode commitment. The company had previously said it wasn't interested in getting into original programming, but with competitors like Amazon nipping at their heels, it seems like a smart move.

In other TV news ...

Could Ricki Lake return to TV? Depends on what Katie Couric wants to do. If the CBS anchor doesn't renew her contract and heads to daytime instead, Lake's out of luck. [Broadcasting & Cable]

Joan and Melissa will be back for more hijinks in 2012. WE tv renewed the mother-daughter duo's reality show for a second season. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Another taxidermy show? As Sarah Palin might say, you betcha! The Discovery Channel announced a new special called 'Taxidermy USA' that's scheduled to air March 31. Do we really need to explain what it's about? [Discovery]

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Joan Rivers Gets Waterboarded by Her Grandson on 'Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 9th 2011 12:58AM
Joan Rivers gets waterboarded, 'Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?'You don't really think about how the changing landscape of war in the real world might be impacting how children play at war. Joan Rivers learned firsthand when playing with her grandson Cooper and his friends on 'Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' (Tue., 9PM ET on WE).

"We put this on your head and then we spill water on you," he said with the sweetest smile while holding up a rag. He was asking if he could waterboard his grandmother.

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Joan Rivers Falls, But Not for Her Date, on 'Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 2nd 2011 3:09AM
Joan Rivers falls on a date, 'Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?'You would think big-time celebrities don't have any trouble finding people willing to be with them, and that may be true. It's finding people worth being with that can be more of a challenge. On 'Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' (Tue., 9PM ET on WE), Joan Rivers encountered a classic case of mismatched lovers.

She admitted that her date, Don, was a good-looking man, and she was certainly enjoying their dance lesson together. There was just one little problem.

"I'm having a lot of fun with him," she said. "Trouble is I think we're both looking for the same thing: A man to love us."

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Melissa and Joan Rivers Finally Make Up on 'Joan Knows Best?' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 23rd 2011 2:59AM
Joan Rivers, 'Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best'After a huge blowout last week, it was time for amends on 'Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' (Tue., 9PM ET on WE). Joan Rivers went back to New York as she'd promised and the two didn't talk at all for awhile.

With both of them stubborn-headed, it was going to take one of them willing to make that phone call to get them back on speaking terms. When Melissa Rivers finally took the initiative to call her mother, you could tell both of them were so grateful the silence had been broken.

It started with Melissa asking Joan about her recent visit to Letterman, but that was just hedging arounded what they both wanted. Joan broke down, both women apologized and then Joan finally admitted what they both wanted.

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Joan and Melissa Rivers Have It Out in a Team-Building Fight on 'Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 16th 2011 2:55AM
Joan Rivers, 'Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?'It's only four episodes in, but Joan Rivers' grand cross-country move to be closer to her daughter may be over already. On the latest 'Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' (Tue., 9PM on WE), Melissa has finally had enough of Joan's outrageous behavior after a disastrous interview with online gossip monger Perez Hilton.

With all the friction in the house, a team-building expert is brought in, but she quickly winds up as little more than a referee as Melissa and Joan finally started unloading all the tension that's been building between them.

Melissa told her mother that her constant criticism makes her feel like a failure, to which Joan responded, "Everything I say, Melissa, you take as negative."

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Joan Rivers Is Threatened When Trespassing at Judy Garland's House (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Feb 9th 2011 8:15AM
Joan Rivers Trespasses on 'Joan Knows Best'"Uncle" Tommy was Joan Rivers' dear friend for more than 40 years. He was Melissa's godfather and even walked her down the aisle. On 'Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' (Tue., 9PM ET on WE), the comedienne wanted to honor him by spreading his ashes at meaningful spots in Los Angeles, including the Beverly Hills Hotel, Rodeo Drive and Judy Garland's house.

At the latter location ("He was a major fan of Judy Garland"), Joan charged confidently into the home's front yard and began sprinkling ashes on the ground and surrounding foliage. She wasn't worried about trespassing.

"Rest in peace, Uncle Tommy," she said before launching into 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' A resident stormed out and yelled, "What the hell are you doing!? Get outta here before I call the cops!"

As she left, a neighbor shouted, "Joan, we love you!" She replied, "Love you back! The person who lives in Judy Garland's house is not nice!"

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Joan Rivers Surprises Melissa Naked in the Shower With a Camera on 'Joan Knows Best?' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 2nd 2011 2:12AM

'Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?'Boundaries. In politics they can lead to war. On 'Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' (Tue., 9PM ET on WE), we find that in family they mean much the same thing. And apparently Joan Rivers doesn't understand the concept at all.

After her daughter Melissa Rivers took the stance of "I'll think about it" to an offer from 'Girls Gone Wild' founder Joe Francis regarding a nude photo shoot, Joan decided to take matters into her own hands.

You could argue that she was perhaps well-intentioned, but there is no way anyone could think her tactics could work. Joan decided to take some surprise photos of Melissa in the nude to show her that it was no big deal.

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Joan Rivers Takes Her Grandson to the Beach, Where His Nanny Takes Her Top Off (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 26th 2011 1:40AM
'Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?'Joan Rivers has moved in with her daughter Melissa. That's all you need to know for the premise of 'Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' (Tue., 9PM on WE). The new reality show spotlights Joan as she finds her place in Melissa's life.

Right off the bat, she got an intimate encounter with Melissa's nanny. Joan went with her and Cooper to the beach, and while the boy ran off to boogie board, his nanny asked "Ms. Rivers" to put lotion on her back.

Now, she was wearing a string bikini top, and apparently that pesky string was too much on her back. But rather than just have Joan work around it, the nanny just decided to remove her top completely.

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Kimmel to Joan Rivers: You Are Tormenting Your Daughter (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 25th 2011 5:00AM
Joan Rivers Talks New Show on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Jimmy Kimmel has seen the first two episodes of 'Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' -- the new reality series that features Joan moving in with her daughter Melissa. "It's very entertaining, but why are you tormenting your daughter?" he teased Joan when she visited 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC).

Melissa was offered $400,000 to pose naked in a "Hollywood Moms Gone Wild" video and turned it down. "Is she out of her mind?!" Joan said. So -- as evidenced by the clip Kimmel showed -- Joan took matters into her own hands. She snuck into the bathroom and filmed Melissa in the shower. "The title of the show should be 'My Mother Is a Maniac,'" said the host.

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