The circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers‘ death were not only tragic, they were completely unprofessional and potentially avoidable. We all know by now that employees at Yorkville Endoscopy performed an unscheduled biopsy without permissionwhile Rivers was unconscious, but there still have been no concrete answers on what the hell happened and how what should have been a somewhat routine procedure resulted in Joan’s death. Because of this, her daughter Melissa Rivers is suing.
As Melissa explained during an interview on The Wendy Williams Show, “I want to find out what happened. I need to know, I need answers. I’m angry.”
I mean, look – I absolutely think there needs to be an investigation done into the circumstances surrounding Joan’s death and into the clinic in general, since clearly their staff is unprofessional and could easily place other clients in similar dangers. At the same time, I don’t know that suing for any kind of financial settlement is the way to get “answers” – it’s the way to get money.
Of course, the best thing that could come out of this is if Melissa took the money she will be awarded (because come on, they know they messed up) and put it into some kind of foundation for charities that Joan felt passionate about. Otherwise, it seems like it’s just more of a way to make money than it is about finding justice. I’m not making any accusations here because I don’t have opinions either way on Melissa Rivers as a human being, but I think the whole thing should be handled carefully and thoughtfully, for sure.
Melissa Rivers has been through some incredibly sad times lately – the rather sudden death of her mother Joan Rivers must be very hard to deal with, to say the very least, but she’s been so overwhelmed by the love and support from fans that she’s spoken out for the first time since Joan’s passing to offer her appreciation in a new WhoSay post.
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.
Unfortunately, this is something she’s not likely to find much peace on for a while, given the recent revelations about Yorkville Endoscopy, the clinic that performed the procedures which led to Joan’s cardiac arrest and eventual death.
FINALLY, something interesting happened on Celebrity Apprentice.
Check out the CRAZINESS that ensued after Melissa Rivers was fired by Donald Trump last night. HOLY CRAP. It’s just a game, you guys. They really took this personally. I gotta admit, though: It’s good TV. You’d think Joan and Melissa would be a little more media-savvy by now, and that they’d know how bad something like this would make them look. Then again, maybe it was a coordinated PR stunt. Nah. They’re not that good at acting.
Anybody have a link to a clip of what actually went down in the boardroom? I couldn’t find one on YouTube but I really really want to see it now!!!
Update: Here’s a clip of Melissa’s exit interview, with more stuff from the boardroom.
Some really interesting pictures coming out of the WhiteTrash Charms Playboy Jewelry Launch Party at Hyde last night. Kelly Osborne hosted the event, and basically looked like a drag queen doing her very best Kelly Osbourne. Those extensions look ridiculous on her. Also, she was making out with Kim Stewart on the dance floor.
Hef and Holly were there, and Hef couldn’t keep his hands off Holly’s belly. He never touches her like that. She also looks like she’s put on a couple pounds — could Holly finally be pregnant with Hef’s fat paycheck little baby?
Also, for some strange reason, Blake Lewis was there. And it doesn’t look like he changed after AmIdol wrapped their taping. Isn’t this the outfit he was wearing on the show last night?
Oh, and Melissa Rivers was there, looking man-ish as ever, as well as newly minuted PMOY Sara Jean Underwood, looking adorable for someone who, as our commentors noticed, doesn’t have a vagina.